Episode 681: That’s why I knocked!

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  • QOTW: What’s something that’s always wrongly depicted in movies and tv shows?
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Email from Stewe Lundin

A few episodes ago, e678, the “question of the Week” was: 

What’s your “comfort series” that you watch over and over again?

I state that I have to evaluate GoT a bit before it ended up on that list, and now I have. Covid gave me that time…And it does 🙂 

But with that I also have to revisit last question as well, e780:

What is the saddest on screen death of all time?

It has to be Hodor’s death together with Wash, all others are pale compared to them…In all haste.


Email From Fritz From Germany

On This Day In History for August 3, 2022

This is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1492, that Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain
  • 495 years ago today, The first known letter from North America was sent by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • It was on this date in 1678, that Robert LaSalle built the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes
  • That same date in 1859, The American Dental Association was founded in Niagara Falls, New York
  • The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded on this date in 1900
  • That same date in 1958, The world’s first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, became the first vessel to complete a submerged transit of the geographical North Pole
  • On August 3, 1977, Tandy Corporation announced the TRS-80, one of the world’s first mass-produced personal computers
  • 25 years ago today, The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opened after two-and-a-half years of construction.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company, Elisha Otis, born on this date in 1811.
  • John T. Scopes, American educator was born on that same date in 1900.
  • American chemist and theorist, Sidney Gottlieb was born 104 years ago today.
  • American singer and actor, Tony Bennett, born on this date in 1926.
  • Born August 3, 1935, Ukrainian-Russian general, pilot, and astronaut Georgy Shonin.
  • Also born on that same date in 1941, American businesswoman, publisher, and author, founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Martha Stewart.
  • Also turning 72 today is American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter John Landis.
  • Also born on that same date in 1951, American actor, Jay North.
  • Japanese chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate, Koichi Tanaka, born on this date in 1959.

Listener Birthdays

  • 4 – Clark & Diana (Awesome people and the kids of Gary from Jacksonville)
  • 6 – Fritz The German
  • 6 – Julie Tomasi
  • 8 – Philippa Ballantine
  • 9 – Matt Coe (WoWaddict) [1991]
  • 9 – Julia Posz – (Technorama Promo)

Honorable Mention

  • George Jetson on July 31

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August  3, 2022

  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.


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  • Of light bulbs and living wills
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