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In 1967, William Dozier, creator of the Batman television series, concerned that the show’s ratings were falling, decided to introduce a female character on the side of law & order in an attempt to attract new viewers. He came up with Batgirl, who would help Batman & Robin in their crusade against the malign forces of “guest villains”. For this role, on a par with the caped crusader & the boy wonder, Dozier cast Yvonne Craig. Although Craig, who has died at 78, had then been acting in films and television for a decade, Batgirl gave Yvonne her greatest fame.
The Dynamic Duo became the Tremendous Trio when Craig first appeared in Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin, aired on 14 September 1967, the start of the 3rd & last season. As Barbara, the librarian daughter of Commissioner Gordon, she's kidnapped by the Penguin, who bullies her into agreeing to marry him. However, unknown to everyone except Alfred, the faithful butler of the billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne, Barbara has a secret crime-fighting identity. Inevitably, she escapes from the Penguin, & rescues the astonished Batman & Robin, who have been hopelessly strung up in the Penguin’s lair. Dressed in a tight-fitting purple and yellow bat outfit with pointy ears, & riding a purple, lace-trimmed motor Batcycle, Craig, playing it straight, immediately entered into the campy, satiric tone of the series. She was also able to match her two co-stars in the self-defence department, accompanied by such onomatopoeic on-screen graphics as POW!, WHAM! and CRR-ASH!.
“I think that they ultimately chose me because of my ballet background,” Craig recalled. “Though they didn’t want me to do my own stunts, I finally talked them into it.”
Join Richard with his special guest host, Robert Amberry, president of the Yvonne Craig Appreciation Society, in this special tribute to Yvonne and her career.
As the song goes, “Cause every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man” and Marine veteran, Brent Bustamante hopes the lyrics ring true for his new business. Luxe Neckwear.
With just a few days remaining on his Kickstarter campaign, the much-decorated Sergeant Bustamante explains to host Kelly Scanlon how he tackled the stretches of boredom during his eight tours of duty in Afghanistan, resulting in his unique neckwear line that he is launching here in the states.
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Guess what??? You could be dancing in another dimension right now.
I'm sitting here at my desk answering emails and shuffling through Facebook posts, clicking on links and basically getting lost in the Internet when I should be writing our newsletter and preparing a show topic for this week's Talk-N-Angels Radio Show, when I decide it is time to close all tabs and open up Constant Contact so I can write to you.
In a small dish on my desk is a collection of crystals. I picked up the clear thin one and held it to my forehead. I saw an image of myself dressed like a beautiful professional dancer and I was swirling around with a partner dancing! The crystal told me I was dancing in another dimension.
We are multi-dimensional beings and we have experiences, such as dancing, in other dimensions. When we close our eyes and focus on our third-eye, we can ask it to show us what we are doing in another dimension.
This week, we'll be talking about all the ways we are serving our higher self by using the gift of the Third-Eye Chakra to penetrate the perceived barriers that separate us from these various dimension. All of this is aimed at allowing you to open up your creative faculty and begin imagining a life that has fun, adventure and spontaneous happenings. You're growing and this is part of that growth!
Forgive and forget...or forget to forgive...today's show is all about second chances...and should there be a third or fourth...or fifth... Join Charity and Gwendolyn as they air your dirty laundry...and are willing to get their mouths washed out with soap. All fun...no filter...and never a net.
Once upon a time, Jason Kidd's son, T.J., dressed up as Brian Scalabrine for Halloween. This was back when T.J. was smallish, the Jason-Joumana marriage was rock solid, and the Nets played in the dreary confines of the Meadowlands, where T.J. had his own locker.
I only got to make a brief reference to that small piece of Scalabrine history this morning in an interview on Sirius-XM NBA radio, partly because Scalabrine was busy predicting that Kobe Bryant will shoot 37 percent this season for a Lakers team that will not make the playoffs.
As for whether this will be Kobe's last season, Scals and I had a little disagreement.
He believes Kobe will take a subjugated role on a 2016-17 Lakers team that could add a pair of max free agents.
I believe Kobe is too much of a diva to come off the bench as an 18-minute per night player ... but that does not mean I believe this season will be Kobe's final one. (That will be determined by the level he is playing at.)
(RELATED: VOTE ON WHETHER YOU BELIEVE THIS WILL BE KOBE BRYANT'S FINAL SEASON)
As I reported last week from Las Vegas, there is a possibility that Kobe makes his swan song as a member of the U.S. Olympic team, ending his career atop the gold medal podium in Rio.
Speaking of the Olympics, that also came up for discussion in our interview. There are going to be four teams from the FIBA-Americas region, which will account for one-third of the field. Why won't the IOC expand from 12 teams with so many worthy candidates out there who could boost the caliber of the competition?
That answer, plus much more, in this podcast with Scalabrine & Jonathan Hood.
Sorry it's been awhile boils and ghouls, but mama Sasha is back w/ more conversations on Horror. Today I'd like to talk about something near and dear to me- the depiction of Transgender People in fictional works, especially Horror. Being Transgender myself, some wonder why I love the horror genre since many people say they depict my people in a negative light. Though True in most cases, it does give the medium an opportunity to improve. I mean think of this way- we now have strong Female and Ethinic Characters outside of the stereotypes of yore but we had to broach the negative before we found the positive. For example, look at Laverne Cox in "Orange is the New Black." But let's talk about some old and new Transgender Characters in Fiction!
Roger Stone is an alternative historian who was one the legendary American Republican political consultant who has played a key role in the election of Republican presidents from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Stone also served as an assistant to Senator Bob Dole. Stone is the author of "The Man Who Killed Kennedy - the Case Against LBJ" (Skyhorse). Stone is also the author of Nixon's Secrets, a broader look at the rise and fall and rise and fall and final comeback of Richard Milhouse Nixon.
Stone has also chronicled men's fashion for the New York Times and the Daily Caller. His annual "Ten Best and Worst Dressed" list has been featured on the Huffington Post and the New York Post since 2009. Stone serves as Men's Style Correspondent for the Daily Caller.
Starting in 1979, Stone served as Regional Political Director for Governor Reagan's 1980 campaign for President handling New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, his native State. Stone became known for his expertise and strategies for motivating and winning ethnic and Catholic voters. Stone went on to serve in the same capacity in Reagan's 1984 reelection campaign adding responsibility for Pennsylvania and Ohio to the states Stone managed in 1980. He went on to serve as a Senior Consultant for California for President George H. W. Bush's campaign. Bush beat Dukakis by 1% in the Golden State. - See more at: http://stonezone.com/about.php#sthash.LNJAhYWn.dpuf
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Mike and Hayley Jones.
Now raising 10 children ranging in age from six to 17, life has certainly changed for this family since the “great eight” came home! From meals to laundry and cleaning, to helping with homework, they’ve had to create a structure that keeps the family running smoothly. During the school season, some days it takes a village of friends and family members to help get each child to where they need to be, since almost all of the children play soccer. But Mike and Hayley Jones say that while their life can be a bit crazy at times, they wouldn’t have it any other way!
Reporter & mother of 5, Dolly McCarthy, is just a gal juggling her career, kids & laundry! In her "spare time," Dolly produces and hosts a talk show with lots of good news, good guests and at least one good laugh! Tune in LIVE on Thursday mornings on www.blogtalkradio.com/thedollymccarthyshow
The Dolly McCarthy Show can also be heard on Touhyville Radio network, Slam Internet Radio, and Rivet Radio.
You can also catch the show every Sunday at Noon on WCKG 1530 AM
C.M. Wilson on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1hGPGu3 C.M. Wilson is 37 years old. Originally from Ocean Side, California, she was raised in Flint, Michigan. She now resides in Grand Blanc, Michigan with her 19 year old calico cat. When she isn't writing, she loves to watch movies, scrap book and make beaded necklaces.
She started writing short stories and poems at 15 and then got serious about writing at 19.
C.M. got signed to BraveGirl publishing June 24, 2014 and absolutely loves it. "It's crazy busy, even hectic at times but I absolutely love it. The company is amazing and I'm honored to be a part of the BraveGirl movement."
Samantha Long on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1UN6Jc1 I'm a multitasking mom of four. When not writing/doing laundry/changing diapers, I like to catch up on episodes of Supernatural and Castle. If you can't find me in front of the computer, I'm most likely watching my DVR.?
I've been writing since the first grade, where I wrote a one page story titled "If I was an Indian". My warrior husband was going to be the best hunter, I was going to live in the best teepee and apparently, I was having an affair with the Chief. Racy, I know.
Of the things I'm addicted to sweet tea, movies, and books top the list. My favorite authors include Nora Roberts, Lauren Kate, Kresley Cole, and Gena Showalter. Few of many I love.
Thanks so much for reading!
Good Day/Evening, folks! Welcome to the most current edition of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review, airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they decrypt this (mid) week's latest Da Vinci coded topics; our impressions of the box office impact (60.2m) of F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton biopic; the passing of educator, politician, SNCC founder and Civil Rights icon, Julian Bond; addressing an issue that was left on the table from them last broadcast-The Root highlights the alleged folly of Black men dressing well in order to survive; fans get a brief glimpse of a stuntman (maybe?) dressed as the Black Panther during the filming of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War; a recent NY Times report asserts that Black people are being excluded from serving on juries at disproportionate rates in comparison to Whites; while geeks are going to crowdsourcing with the hopes of raising 2B pounds in order to bring a fictional Lord of The Rings city into the real world, a IFLS piece posits what Britain's urban centers may look like by 2065; a Dutch newspaper uses the "Nigga" expletive in their title while reviewing author, Ta-nehisi Coates' latest book. And lastly, as we will be attending the Afropunk festival this upcoming weekend, not only will be highlighting normal geekery but we may also thrown in the latest superfight (Cornel West vs. Larry Elder). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
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