William Shatner on Earth

[William Shatner has always been an easy guy to make fun of, mostly because he seemed to enjoy making fun of himself. Take a look at his spoofing cover of Elton John's Rocket Man. I heard him interviewed on Public Radio recently, however, and he actually seemed to have learned some lessons from his 90+... Continue Reading →

Is Grendel the Next Spinal Tap?

Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest and Michael McKean were given $10,000 to write a script for "This is Spinal Tap" (1984). They made a 20-minute version of the film to better demonstrate the improvisation they had in mind. Several scenes from the demo are in the finished movie. Since the film was improvised by... Continue Reading →

Grendel: The Four-Chord Opera, Part 1

[This is a daily post that will take you through two cups of coffee. Relax, scroll down, watch all the video, then give us some feedback. We've never done anything like this either. SB SM] How to Experience Grendel Grendel is a combination of words, images, and motion. To experience it chronologically, just scroll down... Continue Reading →

Turkey Trot

The long haul: Gilbert on turkey drives By Peter Gilbert | May 27, 2009 [There's a tiny hamlet just outside of Chelsea, Vermont called Goose Green that is so named, because that's where surrounding farmers would gather their geese before marching them to market in Boston. Thanks to Silverback Bill (Hinesburg SBs) for reminding us of this chapter... Continue Reading →

How About Them Pumpkins?

[A tip of the hat to Silverback Jerry (Quaker Silverbacks) for suggesting this. SB SM] October 5, 202211:46 AM ET THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In this photo provided by The Great Pumpkin Farm, Emmett Andrusz, from left, Steve Andrusz and Scott Andrusz, pose with the record-setting 2,554-pound pumpkin in Clarence, N.Y., on Saturday.The Great Pumpkin Farm... Continue Reading →

By the Numbers

[By The Numbers was a regular feature in Green Living Journal. Not long ago we revealed the many uses of coffee grounds. This sent me back into the archives to see if there might be some useful information for readers of Silverback Digest. Here's what I found in the spring issue of 2014. SB SM]... Continue Reading →

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