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12 July
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I’m Famous!

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Check it out!  Mr. Beardyman has done a write-up about the podcast.  Not bad.  I’m very happy to see that there are people still listening to the podcast.  I wish I had more time to create new episodes, but as it is I barely have enough time to write this post.

History on air is hosted by Jason Watts and he is a amateur historian. He does a good job in researching all of his topics and also provides all the relevant sources/links to all of his podcasts. The sound quality of the podcasts are somewhat poor in the first few episodes though over time it improves thanks to a investment on a decent microphone…

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11 July
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Jon-Erik Hexum

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How very sad!  I didn’t know about Jon-Erik Hexum’s terrible death, that S posted in the comments.  For those who also don’t know here is the exerpt from Wikipedia:

On October 12, 1984, between filming scenes on the set of Cover Up, Hexum was critically wounded after he placed a .44 Magnum prop gun loaded with blanks to his temple and pulled the trigger. The accident happened during the filming of a scene where Hexum’s character (Mac Harper) was supposed to unload a handgun and replace the bullets with blanks—as the script required. The shooting was, however, delayed due to a technical difficulty and Hexum fell asleep on the set. Hexum awoke approximately fifteen minutes later and, realizing the scene was still not ready to be shot, began playing with the gun. Police later reported that Hexum had been playing Russian roulette, having loaded three empty cartridges and two blanks into the cylinder. He eventually placed the gun to his head and, after saying, “Let’s see if I’ve got one for me!” pulled the trigger.

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