Sep 29, 2011
No, not THOSE kind of strip searches!
Did you know that in most communities, it is perfectly legal for
you to hunt those grassy strips in front of homes between the
sidewalk and the street? This is because those strips are
owned by the city, not the homeowner.
But does this mean you should feel free to hunt those...
Sep 26, 2011
Sad Sack is chiefly remembered as the star of a comic book, but
he was also the star of a 1957 movie (he was played by Jerry
Lewis!) and a 1946 summer replacement radio series (in Frank
Sinatra's time slot).
On the radio, Herb Vigran played the Sad Sack and Jim Backus was his roommate (in the radio series, Sad...
Sep 22, 2011
Some authors claim that softballs carry farther in hot weather, but anyone who has played knows the opposite is true. Why the confusion?
It has to do with relative humidity and air density and ball compression.
Normal ASA ball compression is 375, which means that it requires a force of 375 pounds to push the...
Sep 19, 2011
Can You Top This? was a joke show in which listeners sent in
jokes, and the three resident comics tried to top those
It ran from 1940 to 1954, and it was so popular that it spawned two books of jokes from the show, and it attracted upwards of 3,000 letters per week at the height of its popularity.
Sep 15, 2011
Administrivia: It is now possible to get automatic downloads of new In theTreasure Corner shows as they are posted, without getting my other shows on old-time radio and softball. Go to http://danhughes.libsyn.com/rss/treasure and subscribe only to the old-time radio podcasts.
And now, back to your...