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Evolution isn't working fast enough. More dumbasses need to be shot.

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I once made a drug deal, at the police station, in uniform, after telling the subject that what she wanted to do was illegal.

What A Difference A Year Makes

We had a winter storm come through the other day. It’s a little early for snow, but not extremely so. There were numerous years growing up when I had to wear my snowmobile suit under my costume to go trick-or-treating.

20181012_185141[1] This was my tree on 10-12-18. When I left for work in the morning it was full of leaves. When I came home in the afternoon it was like this.

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Hilarious, because it’s so true

As seen on the book of feces faces

 

MaddMedic, this seems spot on to me.

Previous air shows

Since I put up photos of the air show a couple of weeks ago, I thought I would post some photos from some prior air shows I have seen, but didn’t necessarily pay to attend.

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2019 Fargo Air Show

I finally got around to editing the photos I took on July 20th at the Fargo Air show. I went to see the Air Force Thunderbirds. I saw them twice as a child in Minot, before and after the training crash. They are entertaining, but I think I like the Blue Angels show better. I certainly took more photos at the last Blue Angels show. I think some of these turned out quite well, though. Continue reading “2019 Fargo Air Show”

Steeling the Show

Aging B-movie queen Veronica Kirk turns to Laura and Remington when she becomes convinced someone is trying to kill her. – from the DVD case.

Another iconic episode that I love to watch and remember as being so fun. This one starts out with the daughter of an aging actress asking Laura and Murphy for help with her crazy mother while Bernice tries distracting Remington when he walks in the door.

 

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Great Grandpa

For decades my grandparents had this photo of his dad on a cattle drive hanging up in the house. After my grandfather died, and my grandma moved, she kept it hanging on the wall in her apartment, and later her condo. When she moved to an assisted living facility last fall I inherited it. It’s now hanging on my downstairs hallway wall. I’m not sure which of the males on the horse is my great grandfather, though.

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They would bring cattle up from Minnesota somewhere. From the hills in the background it looks like this photo was probably taken around the area south of Towner, ND. There’s a small imprint of the studio that shows it was from a photographer in Bottineau, ND. And he did have a farm up in the Turtle Mountains. So it’s possible those hills could be the Turtle Mountains along the Canadian border. But it just doesn’t look right to me to be that far north. It looks very much like the area between Towner and Harvey. Continue reading “Great Grandpa”

Steele Trap

Laura and Remington find themselves in danger on a remote tropical island when they investigate the sudden suicide of a prospective client. – from the DVD case.

9/10

Another great, memorable episode from season 1. Laura and Remington show up at a plastic surgeon’s office just in time to hear him shoot himself. On the desk is an invite to an island retreat, supposedly reminiscent of the Playboy Mansion I guess, just on a grander scale.

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Zimbalist is hot, hot, hot, in her fedora.

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In the Steele Of the Night

When a highly successful but not well liked private investigator throws a reunion party for all his former associates, he ends up with a broken neck. – from the DVD case.

10/10

This is the most memorable episode for me from my youth. It’s also got a scene from the title credits. But what made this one stand out for me so much as a kid, I think, is that Steele not only was able to fit in and fool the other detectives, but that Murphy emulated him by the end of the episode.

But it starts out with some horrid blue screen scene with Laura and Murphy in her car.

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Even for the time that seemed a little cheesy. But it gets better from there. Steele wasn’t told he was invited, but unexpectedly shows up when he finds the invite. He shows up just in time for story time, where everyone is invited to tell about one of their most perplexing cases.

Later we get to see Murphy and Sandy, played by Carlene Watkins, have a nice reminiscence after she had a swim. It appears they rather liked each other.

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Later that night Laura gets up from hearing a banging noise. It turns out it’s the elevator door hitting the arm of their dead host. This scene appears in the title sequence.

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As the only one who didn’t know the victim, Steele is elected to lead the investigation before they call the police. With Laura’s help, Steele does quite well.

And by the end of the episode Murphy is trying to impress Bernice…with the same story Steele told at the party.

You’re Steele the One For Me

Remington asks Laura to investigate a fatal auto accident that begins to look more like a murder committed by the Asian underworld. – from the DVD case.

7/10

This is another episode that I don’t really remember from my youth, nor from watching the DVDs several years ago. The premise isn’t all that bad. A business man flies to LA to surprise his little brother, but dies in an auto accident shortly after leaving the airport. Then the other person involved in the accident disappears as well. It wasn’t even executed all that badly. It’s just not a very memorable episode for me.

There are some nice visuals, though. Laura and Steele look great, once again.

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