Thursday, March 31, 2011

Photos magnificent and Inner Courage

  Inner Courage

Ultimately any courage you have is within you. You can choose to access your own courage this very moment.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Black & White Pebbles - Beautiful Photos of China and desire higher pleasures

Desire Higher Pleasures

Focus more on obtaining long-lasting meaningful goals, rather than short-term pleasures.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

360 degree pictures . . . next generation photography at bottom and WHY SLEEP?

by Benjamin Blech

The Oscars, Judaism and the power of dreams.

The film "Inception," up for eight Academy award nominations including Best Picture and Original Screenplay, sounds very much like the stuff of science fiction. The hero, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, has the seemingly impossible task of "inception," planting ideas into someone's subconscious while sleeping. The dream of the target is controlled by an outside force. And that is something, at least in the movie, that is fraught with frightful consequences.

I couldn't help thinking that hidden within this fantasy is a truth about dreams that Judaism recognized thousands of years ago – a truth that ought to make us rethink the meaning of something we do about one third of our lifetime.

After all, isn't it strange that human kind so desperately needs sleep on a regular basis? We believe that G-d created us to live lives of purpose, to fulfill divinely appointed responsibilities, to accomplish significant tasks. So why did He make it necessary for us to take time out in such consistent way with an activity that seems to allow us to accomplish nothing? Surely He could have made our bodies function without these eight out of 24 hour intervals of total idleness.

So why sleep?

The wisdom of Kabbalah gives us a profound answer: We sleep because G-d, so to speak, cannot bear to be away from us too long without closer contact.

When we sleep our souls ascend heavenward. Only a residue remains to keep our bodies alive. The rest returns to its source to be reinvigorated and refreshed with spiritual nourishment. We who are created in the image of G-d need more than the food we ingest for our bodies during the day in order to survive. The out of body experience we call sleep is a trip we have to make on a daily basis to keep our sanity, so that our souls do not perish of starvation from being deprived of heavenly sustenance.

Sleep, the Talmud tells us, is 1/60 of death. The similarity is based on the physical separation of the soul from the body. In death it no longer returns. In life, the soul comes back from its meeting with the divine to hopefully tackle the challenges of daily living with the insights and inspiration gained from its journey.

Related Article: The King's Speech

When we awake, the first thing we do is to thank God for returning our souls to us. We are now ready to face the harsh realities of life from a higher plane of understanding.

And how is divine instruction given to us during the time our souls are freed from their earthly constraints? This is where Hollywood's newly minted word "inception" may prove helpful. The idea of inception, that someone may actually be able to implant thoughts into another's subconscious, may just seem like far out science fiction if viewed as a result of human initiative. But inception is perhaps a wonderful way to describe what G-d does for us every night as we lie sleeping, overwhelmed by the harshness and cruelty of the real world and desperate for a vision of a better, kinder and more spiritual existence.

G-d teaches us by way of a gift that we call dreams. Dreams, as someone beautifully put it, are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. Freud is not the first to have attached importance to dreams and to recognize within them important subconscious messages. The Talmud long-ago preceded him. Just as the rabbis wrote that sleep is a 60th of death, so too they added that "Dreams are 1/60th of prophecy" (Talmud, Brachot 57b).

Maimonides was profoundly intrigued by the comparison:

"As you are aware, our Rabbis state that a dream is 1/60th of prophecy; and you know, that it is inappropriate to make comparisons between two unrelated concepts or things...and yet they repeated this idea in Midrash Bereishit Rabbah (Genesis 17:7 ) and said, 'the buds of prophecy are dreams.' This is indeed a wonderful metaphor, for just as a bud is the actual fruit itself that has not yet developed fully, similarly, the power of the imagination at the time of sleep is exactly that which operates at the time of prophecy, in an incomplete and unperfected state." (Guide to the Perplexed 2:36)

Granted not all dreams, the rabbis agreed, contain prophecies like those of Jacob, Pharaoh and Joseph in the Bible. Yet, every dream means something. "A dream not interpreted is like a letter unread" (Talmud, Brachot, 55a). If not prophetic, their subconscious messages carry at least a kernel of truth. They may be divine goalposts meant to guide us to fulfill our greatest potentials. They serve, as Marsha Norman put it, like stars: "You may never touch them but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny." And the nightmares? They alert us to our spiritual failures and the need for personal improvement.

The reason we dream is because our souls have been on a trip, and our dreams capture the photos they want to show us of their journey. They are the keepsakes of our nightly rendezvous with Heaven.

The Talmud tells us that after the destruction of the first Temple prophecy came to a halt. We no longer have the kinds of revelations recorded in the Bible. But because the world could not survive without some measure of divine communication, God decreed that "Although I will hide my face from them, I will speak to them in a dream (Talmud, Chagigah 5b).

That's why dreams are "Godly inceptions." They are messages from above that have entered our subconscious in the hope that they will be turned into conscious action.

And some truly great people have the ability to dream even when they are awake.

Dreams make the impossible seem not only possible but inevitable.

Dreams make the unattainable not only within reach but readily accessible.

That's why "inception" is far more than science fiction. It's nothing less than the way God continues to grant us His wisdom, His inspiration, and His guidance to ensure that we dream dreams that are worthy of us – and that we become worthy of them.

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These pictures have been around for a few years and are absolutely amazing!!  If you haven't seen them before you will enjoy them.  If you have I think you will appreciate seeing them again.

You can also look straight up and down too.

 Click on the pictures below and when they come up, click again and drag your mouse in any direction and the picture will give you a 360 degree view --- Amazing Photography!!! 








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Monday, March 28, 2011


Science has labeled human beings as "Homo Sapiens" - defined as having a brain capacity averaging 85 cubic inches, dependent on language and creates and utilizes complex tools. "Homo" is a genus which includes monkeys, gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and baboons. "Sapiens" refers to intellect.

Rabbi Abraham Twerski wrote in his book Twerski on Spirituality that there are traits in addition to intellect which are unique to human beings and which distinguish us from animals. Some of the traits which comprise the definition of a human being are:

1) The ability to learn from past history.
A rat will learn not to press a lever if it gets shocked, but it doesn't have the capacity to learn from his grandfather's experience.

2) The capacity to think about the goal and purpose of one's existence.
While some humans may not do so, they have the ability to do so.

3) The capacity to volitionally improve oneself.
It is unlikely that a cow will ask itself, "What can I do to become a better cow?" Only human beings can reflect on self-improvement.

4) The capacity to delay gratification.
Yes, a dog will wait until given permission to eat the doggie treat, but only a human can push off fulfilling a desire for a higher goal or an appropriate time.

5) The capacity to reflect on the consequence of his actions.

6) The capacity to control anger.
If an animal is enraged, it will attack. A human being can assess the provocative act and conclude that there is no reason to get angry. It might have been an unintended or accidental act.

7) The capacity to forgive.
Animals may forget, but it is highly doubtful they are capable of forgiving. Humans may forgive and forget (but as one husband told me, "My wife forgives and forgets - but never forgets what she forgave!")

8) Free will.
Animals are under the absolute domination of their body and cannot make a free choice. If hungry, it must look for food. It can't decide to fast today. If a jackal sees a tiger eating a carcass, it will refrain for fear of retribution. Only a human being can be in a position with no possibility of detection or retribution and decide not to steal because it is morally and ethically wrong.

Writes Rabbi Twerski: the sum total of all the traits that are unique to human beings comprise the spirit that makes us distinctly human. Whether one believes that the spirit was instilled in man by G-d or somehow developed in the process of human evolution - the fact that human beings have a spirit is independent of one's belief.

If one is seeking spirituality, then one must exercise his uniquely human capacities. Spirituality is thus nothing more than the implementation of these capacities, hence spirituality can be seen as being synonymous with humanity. To the degree that a person is lacking in spirituality, to that degree he is lacking in humanity.

Without including religion in the definition of spirituality, the above definition is for generic spirituality. However, for Jewish spirituality one needs to look to the old testament for direction on how a spiritual seeker (my definition of what a Jew is)  should exercise his uniquely human capacities!

Love Yehuda

incredible!  Gotta see

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

The ocean (you will not believe this video) and temptation and become more calm

"What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely."

 -- Franklin Jones

Become More Calm

When you are calm, you think more clearly.

This helps you when you pray, study, interact with other people, and when you need to make decisions.
What thoughts and techniques enable you to remain calm in challenging situations?

Even if you frequently find it difficult to remain calm, there are definitely times that you were calmer than usual. Think of situations that you would be able to handle better if you were to remain calmer

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Use this beautiful video about the ocean to resist temptation and become more calm


   The ocean


      If you click on the little gray box in the upper right corner just above the video,   

        you can make it Larger                       DO IT!  It's worth it. 
      Watch the octopus at the end.  It will blow your mind!









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Friday, March 25, 2011

Pre-School Test and gold and Silver and Copper on this Friday Morning

Much of the bible deals with  the building of the Mishkahn, the Hebrew word for  the Holy Tabernacle that was used as a mobile home church for the 40 years in the desert.  Most people don't know it was also used for about 400 more years after the Jews came into Israel. After receiving instructions from G-d on how to build it, Moses calls on the Jewish people to donate the necessary materials, "whoever is of a willing heart let him bring". Among the list of materials that are needed we find gold, silver and copper. I understand gold but why silver and copper? Is this not a dwelling place for G-d? Shouldn't we use only gold, the most precious metal?

The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains the importance of all the metals:

"Gold" represents the purity and perfection of the tzaddik (holy person).
"Silver" represents the great yearning of the Baal Teshuvah ("returnee" or penitent) for closeness to G-d--a yearning many times more powerful than that of the tzaddik, because it is a yearning from afar (kessef, the Hebrew word for silver, also means "yearning")
"Copper", the lowliest of metals, represents the good deeds of the sinner.

 G-d's home on earth is complete only when it includes all three.

This explanation is so beautiful. The idea that all people no matter what level they are on are precious to G-d. It is something to keep in mind next time I don't feel so worthy of G-d's many blessings. You, my dear reader can also keep this in mind, you are all important to G-d no matter where you stand and His home can not be complete without you!.

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Which way is the bus below traveling?

To the left or to the right?

Can't make up your mind?
Look carefully at the picture again.

Still don't know?

Pre-schoolers all over the United States

were shown this picture and asked the same question.
90% of the pre-schooler's gave this answer. "The bus is traveling to the left."

When asked, "Why do you think the bus is traveling to the left?"

They answered:

Because you can't see the door to get on the bus."

How do you feel now ???

I know, me too. Have a nice day!




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Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Business in Afghanistan and Having Your needs Met

 Having Your Needs Met

"I have exactly what I need," the Spiritual master told a former student of his.

The student who had not seen his teacher for a number of years visited him to seek advice on a complex matter. The student was financially successful and was grateful to his teacher for what he had taught him in the past and for the advice he just had given him.

"My dear teacher, my business is going well and I would like to repay you. Please accept a check from me as a token of my gratitude."

"My beloved student," the great spiritual teacher replied, "I see that you sincerely want to give me a large amount of money. But I truly have all that I need."

"But look how few amenities you have in your house. And everything you do have is old," the student insisted. "Please take this check. I already have enough money to retire. It would give me great pleasure to help you out."

"But I don't need to be helped out. What I have is exactly what I need to have to fulfill my mission in life. I will be very pleased if you gave the money to a young couple about to get married who need to set up a home. But I lack nothing."

The spiritual awareness that you have what you need is a foundation for happiness. You might feel you need more and have a right to put in the effort to try to acquire what you wish. But before, during, and after your efforts realize that whatever you have is exactly what you need. When you truly need more to fulfill your life's mission, you will get it. But the Power Above is the only One Who really knows when and what that is. Your trusting Him/Her will ensure you a happy life.
Someone has just started a new business in Afghanistan.He's making land mines that look like prayer mats.

It's doing well.   

He says prophets are going through the roof!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Ajanta Caves in India. Incredible and HAVING IT ALL

  Having It All

Judaism (or as I define Judaism, Biblical Spirituality)  has two terms for tranquility in Hebrew - "shalvah" and "menuchah." While they might appear to be similar, they really contradict each other.

Shalvah refers to a situation in which a person is not missing anything in life. He has everything he wants and therefore has no worries. He has a nice house with all the furnishings he can ask for. He has a large amount of cash handy to purchase whatever he wants. His business is going well, and all of his property and possessions are entirely safe. He has no enemies who would want to cause him harm. There is peace in his world. He is entirely healthy. He is respected and people accept his opinion. He has no competitors who are striving to diminish is stature. He has no obligations to others. He is successful at whatever he does. This is shalvah.

And it could be a  negative trait.

Why? Because if you feel that everything must be perfect, you are in danger that if the details of your life are not to your liking, you will suffer.

The many difficulties that arise in your life will prevent you from experiencing pleasure and peace of mind.

Menuchah, on the other hand, is a virtue. It is a state in which a person lives with peace of mind since he does not need anything! Not because he has all he would wish for, but because his attitude is one of accepting his present situation. He will be aware that all benefits and damages in life are dependent on the will of the Almighty. He has trust that whatever is decreed for him is what will occur. If he has what he would like, that is good; and if he is not able to get it, that, too, is for the good. He does not feel anxiety about possible misfortunes. He knows that "every bullet has its special address," and he wants only that which the Almighty chooses for him. If you attain the trait of menuchah, you will feel inner peace regardless of your financial situation and whether or not you have the approval of others.

The person who has reached this level of not needing all that he would wish for is saved from all kinds of frustration. People will not have anything to criticize him for. Even if someone does wrongly accuse him of anything, he does not take it to heart. He knows that he is being accused in error, and is able to feel an inner joy. This level is called menuchah.

Seek to live a life of menuchah.

Love Yehuda



Subject: : The Ajanta Caves in India. Incredible! There are pictures of Buddhas here for those who are sensitive.


Fascinating!     Can you believe parts of it date back to 2  B.c.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Healing Benefits of Walking be Serenely Unserence

Be Serenely Unserene

Expecting to be unserene some of the time will make it easier for you to handle your unserene moments. And this will increase your moments of serenity. Have a calm and accepting attitude towards being in distressful states. The calmer you are, the lighter your burden.

Love Yehuda

10 Good Reasons to Walk
by Richard Well, M.Ed., CDE & Dr. William C. Shiel, MD, FACP, FACR 

"Walking is man's best medicine." Hippocrates           

There's a wealth of research to prove that walking is very healthy and the results are quite impressive: major reductions in heart disease and diabetes, decreases in high blood pressure, increased bone density, and much more. It is also one of the safest forms of exercise causing less wear and tear on the joints than running.

1. Walking is good for your brain. In a study on walking and cognitive function, researchers found that people who walked the equivalent of an easy pace at least 1.5 hours per week had significantly better cognitive function and less cognitive decline than those who walked less than 40 minutes per week. 

Walking is good for your bones. Research shows that postmenopausal women who walk approximately one mile each day have higher whole-body bone density than those who walk shorter distances. Walking is also effective in slowing the rate of bone loss from the legs.

Walking helps alleviate depression and stress. Walking for 30 minutes, three to five times per week reduces symptoms of depression and stress and also lifts our spirit.

Walking prevents type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program showed that walking 50 minutes 3x per week and losing just 7% of your body weight can reduce your risk of diabetes by 58%.

Walking strengthens your heart (men). In one study of retired men, the mortality rate among those who walked less than one mile per day nearly doubled those who walked more than two miles per day.

Walking strengthens your heart (women). In the Nurse's Health Study (72,488 female nurses) who walked three hours or more per week reduced their risk of a heart attack or other coronary event by 35% compared with women who did not walk.

Walking reduces the risk of breast and colon cancer. Women who performed the equivalent of one hour and 15 minutes to two and a half hours per week of brisk walking had an 18% decreased risk of breast cancer compared with inactive women. Many studies have shown that exercise can prevent colon cancer, and even if an individual person develops colon cancer, the benefitss of exercise appear to continue both by increasing quality of life and reducing mortality.

Walking improves fitness. Walking just three times a week for 30 minutes can significantly increase cardiorespiratory fitness.

Walking in short bouts improves fitness, too! A study of sedentary women showed that short bouts of walking (three 10-minute walks per day) resulted in similar improvements in fitness and were as effective in decreasing body fat as one 30-minute walk per day.

Walking improves physical function. Research shows that walking improves physical function and prevents disability in older persons.

Somewhere along the way, most adults have stopped walking as much as they used to. In fact, the percentage of adults who spent most of their day sitting increased from 36.8% in 2000 to 39.9% (3.1% increase) in 2005! Part of the reason may be due to the hectic, stressful life we lead, without a moment to spare for recreation or formal exercise. The electronic age too has played a part; inactivity has been engineered into our lives, escalators, remote controls,  robotic vacuum cleaners, sidewalks that move, electric toothbrushes, riding lawn mowers, electric garage door openers, and the disappearance of sidewalks and places to walk. 

Research shows that all this automation is bad for our health. In fact, inactivity is the second leading "preventable" cause of death in the United States, second only to tobacco use. Fewer than 50% of American adults do enough exercise to gain any health or fitness benefits from physical activity. 


Tips on Walking

Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD  

Walking is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to stay physically fit. It's also a versatile form of exercise that can be done both outdoors or indoors (many public buildings and malls offer indoor walking routes). Whether you'd like to begin walking for exercise or are already established in the habit, these tips can help you get the most from your workout.

    1. Check with your doctor first, if you have a chronic medical condition or if you have had a recent injury. But don't assume that you aren't able to start a walking program. Walking as an exercise can help control disease progression and also relieve symptoms. Many people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and/or other musculoskeletal problems experience relief from a medically-supervised walking routine.
    1. Invest in good shoes. They are the only equipment you'll need. Shoes should fit when you try them on without pinching or putting pressure in any area which can cause blisters or calluses. When you purchase your shoes, wear the type of socks you'll wear when walking. If you plan to wear thick socks, remember that you'll likely need a larger-sized shoe than you normally wear. Shoes should have good arch support and slightly elevated/padded heel to prevent Achilles tendon.
    1. Choose soft surfaces, rather than hard ones. Soft surfaces are gentler on the muscles, joints, and tendons. A dirt or grass trail is better than a sidewalk. (Unfortunately, most streets are softer than concrete sidewalks, forcing many runners to choose the risks of running on the streets versus the risks of damaging the bones and joints against the concrete).                                                                                                                                                                                            
    2. Always warm up first by walking for five minutes at a slow or normal walking pace before picking up the tempo of your workout.
    5.  To prevent boredom when walking, find a walking buddy, join a walking group, or take a scenic route.

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    Monday, March 21, 2011

    Moving Map of the Country and feeling the suffering of others and Purim Beth Jacob, San Diego Style 03.20.11

    Purim 03.20.11 Beth jacob San Diego style

    Feeling The Suffering Of Others

    Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz the late head of Mirrer Yeshiva in Jerusalem said,
     "While we have to work on overcoming the feeling of suffering in our personal lives
    , at the same time we should work on trying to feel the suffering of others."

     When Rabbi Shmuelevitz was in the hospital shortly before his death, another patient was put in the same room.
     Rabbi Shmuelevitz, who was very weak himself, wrote down with a shaky hand,

     "When I suffer, it is easier to feel the suffering of others.

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    Moving map of the country (American history)

    A MUST SEE, EVEN IF JUST THE MAP PART. TONS OF OTHER STUFF YOU CAN CLICK ON!!! Best history lesson you've had in a long time - maybe the best ever! Save and enjoy all year! You can click on each state for more about them. This moving map of the country shows it from the beginning of the 13 states and going through the present. It includes the acquisitions from England and Spain, the Slave states, the Free states, a segment on the Civil war, it  includes some mentions of Central and South America, etc. One of the things I especially liked was showing the Indian Nations as they were during the Indian Wars: Modac, Miwok, Mujave, Nez Perce, Flat Head, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Navajo, Apache, Dakota, Sioux, Kiowa, Wichita and Comanche. I know you'll enjoy this site, especially if you enjoy American history, but have forgotten a lot of what was learned in school. Turn on your sound, as the narration is a significant portion of the presentation. Send this to teachers that you know and older children who would like to watch it. You can click on each state for more about them.

    When you open it, click on play at the top.




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    Sunday, March 20, 2011

    THIS COULD ENTERTAIN YOU ALL Spring (today is the first day and Happy Purim as well LONG! and Increase Your Alacrity

    Increase Your Alacrity

    The opposite of procrastination and laziness is when you take care of things right away and with speed.

    Think of some things that you have been pushing off taking care of. Now commit yourself to do at least one of those things as soon as you can.

    After you do this, let this serve as a role model for you to increase your general level of alacrity.

    Love Yehuda

    THIS COULD ENTERTAIN YOU ALL Spring LONG - I think these will bring back some memories.......
    This has to be one of the finest emails I've received in years and will keep you occupied for hours. That is of course if you were born prior to 1960. And even after then I think you'll love to see entertainment as it once was.
    Jackie recalls his early days as a night club comic in Newark , NJ (and the brawl);
    Also, Jackie receives a humanitarian award from Rocky and salutes sidekick Art Carney ( Du Mont )
    Bloopers fromThe Honeymooners on TVch 11 alsoch. 30; Marciano v. Wolcott fight onch. 64

    Rebellious trait obvious, James Dean talks about car racing and safety on Gig Young's show;
    Walks off set a mention of speeding; eerily, Dean was killed days later in a tragic carcollision. ( Du Mont )

    The King lives here! Elvis Presley debuts on "The Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey Show." (CBS)
    In the house: Elvis sings many more of his hits on our Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below!

    Clips of The King from his early days to induction into the Army, see The King's mom, dad & Col Tom
    Hear Elvis' first #1 1957 hit for RCA,Heartbreak Hotel. (clips fromMovietone & AP News)

    Ford paid the network big dollars (in those days) to run this filmedTheEdsel Show promotion.
    Ford canned the car shortly after; it is today a revered automotive classic. (NBC) More 50s cars ch.63v

    Bobby opened his first of hour variety shows performing his biggest number one hit.
    (and his label,Atco, didn't want him to record it!) (CBS)
    *There's more Bobby below: hosting a beauty contest & on theOldiesTeleVision Video Juke Box.

    Show the kids hi-tech video blossoming before anyone heard of cable, satellite or HDTV. They may chuckle,
    The "one knob-no antenna-black matrix pix tube" had viewers inawe.but it was a technical disaster. (TVC)

    The Life Of Riley with Marjorie Reynolds, TomD'andrea,Lugene Sanders, Wesley Morgan
    Once played byGroucho Marx & Jackie Gleason,Bendix's Riley was the definitive blue collar family guy.
    Watch Riley, delirious over having his tonsils removed, drive family, Gillis, & hospital nurse (Honeybee) crazy!(CBS)

    Art Carney, RodSterling, Manicurist Madge, Ted Mack, Annette & Frankie, The Champs, Don Adams.
    It was Ted Mack'sAmateur Hour that introduced Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Pat Boone. (UPI)

    10 THE PATTI PAGE SHOW (1958)
    TheSingin' Rage sings the immortalTennessee Waltz, it doesn't getany better than this.
    Also from her show, Patti croons over that cute littleDoggie In The Window. (syndicated)

    On live TV: Audrey misses her entrance cue, Jackie's fly is open (watch how brilliantly heimprovs).
    Jackie slips on the set (happened again at CBS, where he broke his leg) ( Du Mont ) see also ch.30 & 82,

    Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls Of Fire! The' "Killer" smooches his child bride cousin on a filmed news interview
    On stage, he goes wild performing (looks like today's metal rockers). The networks nixed both. (UPI)

    13 A TRUE 50's DOO WOP TV CLASSIC(1958)
    Rare Clip: The Del Vikings PerformJitterbug Mary (taped at WOOK-TV Baltimore)
    *There's many more classic Doo Wop Originals OnThe Classic Oldies Video Jukebox below.

    14 the original FAMILY AFFAIR (1966)
    Brian Keith & Sebastian Cabot sin the last of the sentimental family sitcoms (despite failed 2004 remake_.
    An affluent bachelor and his butlersuddenly gain custody of adorable orphaned nieces and nephew (CBS)

    Local NYC Ch. 5 Freed show regulars dance and post-payola Alan Freed's parting statement (Metromedia);
    plus Dick Clark's rigid payola statement to an angry Senate investigator (UPI)

    16 THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1957)
    Steverino's classic rock and roll poetic hate reading ofBe Bop A Lula, no apology to Gene Vincent.
    Steve snubbed rock, had no rock acts on his show, but then booked them on his shows to get ratings (NBC).

    17 The Inventor Of TV Sketch Comedy ERNIE KOVACS (1954)
    Long before SNL, imitated by his contemporaries (Berle, Gleason, Skelton), he was the true inventor of TV sketch satire.
    Ernie's Kovacs; vignettes could have been taped yesterday~still look contemporary, he was a TV comedy visionary
    There are more Ernie Kovacs comedy innovation in our Oldies Television Trivia Quiz, link below.

    18 THE RED SKELTON SHOW (1959)
    Red as Clem Kaddiddlehoffer going to college, with guests: Reed Haley ("Racket Squad") & Marvin Kaplan ("Meet Millie")
    We included Red's traditional, eye candy June Taylor Dancers' sketch opening and Red laughing at his own jokes (CBS)

    Hoods, Dolls, Street Fights, Make Out Points & ...Barry Goldwater. "Cool man. Ya dig it? Like, Wow! Ya square'r sometin?"
    This, kids, was how your parent's parents perceived the next out of control, immoral generation (AIP)

    20 FATHER KNOWS BEST (1953)
    Full Episode of The definitive aspartame family sitcom: Betty & Kathyfeud begin over a bathing suit
    Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. (CBS)

    Bea Bernadette and Edgar Buchanan bring up three perky teenage countrypolitan girls in Hooterville,
    at the Shady Rest Hotel; this show was the precursor toGreen Acres Toottoot! (CBS)

    1952 OlympicTriathlon Champ Discusses The games & movie debut with mild mannered Herb Sheldon.
    Sheldon hosted several shows ranging from talk, to teen dance, toRicky Tick Piano. ( Du Mont )

    23 : DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE HAND JIVE (1957)
    Teens perform the Hand Jive dance to Johnnie Otis'Willie & The Hand Jive adlib withRockette precision (DuMont )
    What do Johnny Otis, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton &Grease have in common? Read how the Jive goes on today.

    Contestants: Then 11 year old Candice Bergen appearing with dad, Edgar; alsoGroucho's daughter, Melinda.
    Are the dads smarter than the 6th graders? In part 2, Dads join daughters in the quiz. Say the secret word! (NBC)

    25 the original DRAGNET(1959)
    Thegranddaddy of all TV cop shows and the definitive police melodrama with Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday,
    Ben Alexander as Officer Frank Smith. Olan Soule as the lab tech. Just the facts, ma'am. (NBC)

    Victor and the symphony orchestra give a new twist toListz and it is a classicBorge, both a musical & comedy genius.
    VictorBorge's precision piano and satiric talent are as natural as his warmth. (CBS)

    Eddie croonsI'm Walking Behind You, Anytime, With These Hands, Oh My Papa on his TV show.
    Like the era crooners, Fisher got 15 minutes a week to enthrall fans..and also Liz Taylor & Debbie Reynolds.. (NBC)

    This is the signature Bud Abbot and Lou Costello comedy routine that is often imitated, never duplicated.
    The duo did hosting stints onTheColegate Comedy Hour andHollywood Palace . (NBC)

    It started with Cab Calloway and ended up the most popular moves onAmerican Bandstand, et al.
    Here, it becomes the domain of Bill Haley & The Comets' ripping off Little Richards' "Gonna Rip It Up." (AIP).

    Ralph & Ed are jailed in Paris , accused of counterfeiting. Ed's escape plan backfires with hilarious results.
    Gleason wanted the show taped byWometco TV in Miami , Audrey Meadows & Joyce Randolph had NYC commitments
    ShielaMacrae & Jane Kean played wives Alice &Trixie; TV audiences didn't accept the change. (CBS)

    31 THE ORIGINAL FLASH GORDON SERIAL theatres-1939; TV-1960's
    Before TJ's doo wop concerts, PBS used Buster Crabbe's Flash Gordon cinema serials rattle the PBS tin cup.
    >From Captain Video to Captains Kirk, Picard &Janeway,scifi and space travel was always a TV niche. (PBS)

    32 Full Episode THE LONE RANGER 1955
    Hi Ho, Silver! It's thegranddaddy of weekly TV western series starring oft masked Clayton Moore.
    The Lone Ranger was the top rated #1 of the many Saturday afternoon "thataway" exciting oaters
    Here is the full version of the debut episode,Enter The Lone Ranger Hi, Ho Silver! (syndicated).

    HostingTheColegate Comedy Hour, Eddiepantomimes a sketch as the hapless victim of a vixen.
    A forgotten legend, Cantor's expressive face and singing style warmed the cockles of viewer's hearts. (NBC)

    Long before having his own weekly show, Bobby's first TV emcee gig, hosting a product hyped beauty pageant
    Uh oh, , what a disaster! The contestant names are mixed up and so are the sponsor's promo lines ( Du Mont )

    35 MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE LINDY HOP 1959
    From American Bandstand inPhilly, to a Dick Clark special in St. Louis to The Jersey Shore,
    everybody was Lindy Hopping to Danny & The Juniors "At The Hop" You can swing it, you can do it (ABC)
    ...and there's more Danny & The Juniors, here to stay, on our Classic Oldies Video Jukebox (below)

    Jerry Lee Lewis brings down the house again for his rehearsed fan clubprez on Dick Clark's show.
    The fireball shooter misses the song cues and a camera catches a guy trying to jump on stage. (ABC)

    "Make Room For Daddy" with rare Danny Thomas,Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hammer, AngelaCartwright.
    The kids wreak havoc on daddy and mommy with a divide and concur tactic. (CBS)

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    St. Jude's Children's Hospital founded by Danny. Help save lives of children with cancer.

    Legendary sketch comedy with co-stars Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner &Howie Morris as "Uncle Goofy"
    doing their classic takeoff onThis Is Your Life, also a glimpse ofThe Timepiece (CBS)

    39 HERE COMES TOBOR! 1954
    Before Captain Video got a hold ofTobor, little Robbie ran the prequel to "Tobor The Great."
    Madison Ave jumped on ship with a cardboardTobor mask. Don't laugh, they sold. ( Du Mont )

    After the animation came TV's live Superman series starring George Reeves and Noel Neill as Lois Lane
    Lois gets is abducted by a gangster, Superman sans Clark Kent saves the damsel in distress. (CBS)

    Let's get our minds off killer whales and go back to this beloved, adorable dolphin.
    Each week this amazing mammal fascinated kids and adults by solving mysteries! (synd.)

    42 SPIKE JONES 1951
    Spike & the gang of hilarious musicalwhackies perform their signature "Cocktails For Two."
    As you see this wild musical circus, know Spike Jones choreographed the zany antics. ( Du Mont )

    Before Captain Kirk, there was Captain Video chasing those bad guys around the galaxy.
    The "Star Trek" ofit's time, network program directors made the very same mistake. ( Du Mont )

    44. THE LIBERACE SHOW 1952
    Walter Liberace brought style to candlelight piano music, with, of course, brother George on violin.
    This rare clip captures the musical heart and soul of the flamboyant pianist. ( Du Mont )

    45 MEDIC 1954
    First and still best medical drama series. Richard Boone asKonrad Steiner MD.
    Still as relevant:prizefighterbefelled by Diabetes. This is pioneer medical TV drama. (NBC)

    46 THE BIG VALLEY 1965
    Outstanding Western series with BarbaraStanwyck, Lee Majors and Linda Evans
    Full episode: "Heritage" Fanatics threaten to blow up the Bartley mine (NBC)

    Visual newsreel memories of baseball's great early years, featuring a tribute to Jackie Robinson
    So relevant now: Robinson broke the color line in baseball, Obama in the US presidency. (Movietone)

    48 Mc HALE'S NAVY 1962
    Before cracking up HarveyKorman, Tim Conway was sidekick to ErnestBorgnine on this military sitcom
    View a full half hour episode and watch Tim fall (literally) for a Lt. Commander Nurse. (NBC)

    The Saturday afternoon TV Western staple starring William Boyd as frontier vigilante Hoppy.
    Of the many Saturday TV matinee oaters, this ranked #2 in ratings.Giddyap! (syndicated)

    50 DARK SHADOWS 1966
    The first Weekday afternoon TV gothic soap opera, JonathanFrid as the Vampire Barnaby Collins.
    For a brief time, this breakthrough gothic drama out-ranked established serial dramas in ratings. (ABC)

    51 FADS & FANCIES OF THE 50s & 60s
    The Hula Hoop, Twist, Palisades Park Beauty Contests, Rock-Ola Juke Box, Ford Thunderbird, more
    set to the music of The Olympics' "Dance By The Light Of The Moon" (edited by CI)

    52 I LOVE LUCY 1952
    Highlights from TV episodes involving the coming of "Little Ricky" that captured viewer's hearts.
    Ricky gets the news during his club performances, he and theMertzes go frenetic when "it's time".
    Lucille Ball,DesiArnaz, Vivian Vance, WilliamFrawley. (CBS)

    53 full episode THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW 1962
    You asked for it, here it is, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore with guest Bob Crane (Hogan'sHeroes .
    Dick is directing a community theatre show, Mary sings & dances a vampy Calypso songOhhh, Rob! (CBS)

    Not yet on Sullivan or in the U.S., theFab Four debuted "She Loves You" OnThe Mersey Sound (BBC)
    *There's more Beatles & other British Invasion classics on the Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below.

    55 BAT MASTERSON 1958
    Gene Barry stars as the debonair Bat Masterson, this episode "TheStampede In Tent City
    Guest stars Robert Conrad as the vigilante out to avenge his brother's killer (NBC)

    Back in the 60's, Holiday Inn funded half hour shows for Dolly Parton, Bobby Vinton & Marty Robbins
    Before his own show aired, Marty sang "El Paso" on Johnny Cash's short lived TV gig (syndicated)

    Would you believe, a humble Frank Sinatra? He speaks openly about the bad years,
    gratitude to Bob Hope & his all time favorite movie role (can you guess which one?). (CBS)

    58 PASSWORD 1962
    AllenLudden hosted this enormously popular game show 1962 to 1971 on all 3 networks & syndication
    Allen vies celebs Carol Burnett and Gary Moore against contestants to win $250-big prize then (CBS)

    59 The Phenomenon STAR TREK TV ON DEMAND 1966-present
    Now youdon't have to sit up and wait until 3AM when stations run Star Trek episodes. Get them here right now!.
    Watch Full Episodes of Star Trek, StarTrek: The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager, Enterprise (synd Paramount)
    Also a clip of Trek's post cancellation UK placebo,
    SPACE:1999wMartin Landau,Barbara Bain (ITV).

    New York teens dance TheSwingback (also called The Sway) to Duane Eddy's "Forty Miles Of Bad Road"
    The hips swayed and the preachers prayed rock & roll would go away. It didn't. (MGM)

    Poor Westinghouse. If their built in antenna TV fiasco wasn't enough, more flawed, chagrin causing infamy:
    the automaticrefrigerator door that jammed on this live nationally broadcast commercial. Bet heads rolled! (CBS)

    He ridiculed sponsors, fired staff on the air, fixed talent contests and made Godlike demands on execs, crew;,
    yet still got big ratings, ruled corporate airwaves and network, sort of like Oprah does now, sans chicanery (CBS)

    63 BUILDING THE 1958 DODGE 1957
    What a retrospect! A TV industrial film goes inside the Dodge automotive plant foundry to finish. In 1979, Chrysler received a government bailout to make new Dodge cars. Sound familiar? (commercial).

    Highlights from that historic championship boxing match in Philadelphia September 12, 1952. Of course you'll see thatboffo KO comeback in the 13thround. This is the true Rocky, Sly. (DuMont).
    Check out Dynamite JoeRindone's fights, too, on Oldies Television Ch 79!

    Richard Nixon's first scandal, John Wayne's PSA, Marilyn Monroe's Motor Oil, Jimmy Durante'sSchnozz,
    George Burns & Gracie Allen, Jack Benny & Dennis Day, Laurel & Hardy, Jackie & Art's "Hello, Ball!"

    With a "good evening," came melodramatic thrillers from the Master Of Suspense, AlfredHitchcock
    The man whose big screen movies kept us on the edge of our seats brought the same to small screens (CBS).

    All Broadcast Live Sat Eves: The Bob Hope Show, The Liberace Show, The Ken Murray Show,
    Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, The Steve Allen Show, The Pat Harrington Show, The Jackie Gleason Show
    Sid Cesar's Your Show Of Shows. Watch many surprises with regulars & guests. (ABC-CBS-DuMont-NBC).

    68 FELIX THE CAT 1959
    In 1928, RCA testing VladimirZworkyn's iconoscope , Felix The Cat was the first image ever on TV;
    Oldies Television's roster would not be complete without Otto Mesmer's historic cartoon icon.
    Here is his 1959 Saturday cartoon show with a new, hip updated opening that we can just ignore.(NBC).

    Donna mugs nervously to the camera when daughter, Mary (ShelleyFabares) sings at a school dance.
    The song she sings? "Johnny Angel," of course. Dad (Dr. Stone, Carl Betz) allays Mom's fears.
    Full episode soon and check out the Donna Reed Christmas Show below on ch 79 (NBC)

    70 full episode THE GOLDBERGS 1952
    Gertrude Berg served as executive producer and co-writer as well as star
    of this beloved sitcom about the matriarch (Molly) of a middle class Jewish family.
    Frank Sutton, who would later be


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