This is a good homebrew documentary about Little Rascals' Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer. He was born in 1929. As an adult he held a variety of odd jobs such as dog trainer, bartender, and hunting guide. He was shot to death in 1959 during a drunken confrontation over $50 at a movie cowboy's house in Mission Hills California. He was 31.
I always knew that Carl Switzer, Our Gang’s “Alfalfa” had been shot dead, I had never heard the sad tale surrounding it. Apparently a dog that Switzer was training for a relative got away. Switzer offered a $50 reward for the dog and paid it upon the animal’s return. The owner of the dog, Switzer’s […]
GordieLaChance says: “In 1990 a supermarket bagger named Bill English appeared on ABC’s 20/20 claiming to be ‘Buckwheat’ from the classic ‘Our Gang”/”Little Rascals’ shorts. Problem? The actual Buckwheat had died 10 years prior. Watch as Bill’s O’tay-ness is called into question.”
Add Internet of Things to the shortlist of those actually benefiting from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. You might not realize it, but the organizing principle that is bringing more automation to the world is actually proving to be a major asset as human beings are forced to stay home and away from the […]
We’ve all had those nights where we’re working on a laptop or scrolling through our phone before glancing at the time to find it’s actually a lot later than we thought. Most nights, you’d be fast asleep or at least dead tired at midnight or 1 or 3 a.m. But after staring at a screen, […]
If you’re a fan of ABC’s entrepreneurial feeding frenzy “Shark Tank,” then you know complete buyout offers from the expert Sharks don’t happen all that often. But back in 2017, that’s exactly what happened when inventor Logan Riley debuted his instantly eye-catching creation the RokBlok to the agog Sharks. Part of the reason that happened […]