Grace Lee Whitney

Star Trek’s Yeoman Rand, Grace Lee Whitney, Dies at 85

As a long-time Star Trek fan who is old enough to have seen and remember the original series when it first aired, I was very surprised to learn that Grace Lee Whitney’s character Yeoman Rand was only in the first eight episodes. Of course, she appeared in most of the original series-based films, but it still was surprising to me because I remember her prominently from the series, so it’s sad to hear that she died this weekend in the town of Coarsegold, California, apparently of natural causes.

May The 4th Be With You – Star Wars Day

Star Wars has become a sub-culture unto itself. Darth Vader, Yoda, Stormtroopers and so many other references from the movie invade all corners of popular culture. Search YouTube and you’ll see twerking stormtroopers as well as…

BB King

Blues Legend B.B. King Is In Hospice At Vegas Home

Blues legend B.B. King is resting in his Las Vegas home in hospice care according to a longtime business associate with legal control over his affairs.

The 89-year-old musician posted thanks on his official website for fans’ well-wishes and prayers after he returned home from a brief hospitalization, said Laverne Toney, King’s longtime business manager and current power-of-attorney.

Black Bear

73-Year-Old Inactive Marine Punches A Bear In The Face

The sourcelink title called this elderly gentlemen an “ex-marine”, but I have enough Jarhead friends to know that you are NEVER an ex-Marine, you just become an Inactive Marine. Apparently this gentlemen didn’t really become inactive either because he punched a bear in the face to save his dogs and said Thursday he would do it again if the animal continue to be a threat.