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Synopsis:   Uncle Al joins us from the sunny and sandy beaches of South Carolina to discuss famous people and famous stuff.   He’s always got a good story and it usually involves Star Trek.   All that and a really rare “triple play” baseball card featuring Ty Cobb.  Is it worth a million?


Q:  In early Roman times it was illegal for a private citizen to put his name or stamp on public money.  How did Julius Caesar get around the problem and leave a lasting mark on Roman coins?

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Q:  One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (Francis Hopkinson) was a doodler.  One day while doodling the year 1776 he came up with an idea which he submitted to Congress.  They liked it and approved it.  It’s been used ever since.  What was it?

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Those Were the Days


This is the birthdate of Bugs Bunny.  He was first named in a movie called A Wild Hare starring him and his buddy-Elmer Fudd.  In our home town of Hackettstown, NJ Frank And Bruce got together and decided to manufacture a candy covered in 6 colors.  Mr. Mars and Mr. Murrie named it after themselves, M&M (not Mantle and Maris).  The most sought after Christmas gift was the Red Ryder Carbine Action 200 Shot BB Gun and yes, you might shoot your eye out.  The top song of the year was I’ll Never Smile Again by Tommy Dorsey.



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Only the mediocre are always at their best.

Jean Giraudoux


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