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Throwback Thursdays: ALF

Who can forget ALF? The TV Show about an extraterrestrial who crash-lands himself into a life with the Tanner family. ALF's real name is Gordon Shumway, and he's the last survivor from the planet Melmac. Willie Tanner gives him the nickname ALF, which is short for Alien Life Form. The Tanner's are nice enough to take ALF into their home and hide him from the Military's Alian Task Force, but during his time there ALF drives them crazy. He breaks things and tries to eat their cat. His behavior doesn't stop the Tanner's from making him a permanent member of their family. It was a really funny Sitcom from the late 80s. Check out some these short YouTube videos:

We've all met the Duggars, but have you met The Bateses?

I think they may be the second largest family in America. With 18 children and counting, the Bateses are being labeled as the Duggars rivals. However, the Bateses and Duggars are actually acquaintances. Check out the video as Brian Owens of ABC News meets the family:

Nadya Suleman & Suze Orman on Oprah

Nadya Suleman visited Oprah for the second time around and this time it was to ask for financial help to keep herself and her fourteen children off of the street. Nadya insisted to Oprah that she was both "financially destitute" and "emotionally depleted." Oprah arranged for Nadya to meet with Suze Orman to help with her financial crisis. Although Orman seemed to have been reluctant to work with Nadya at first, she did step in and help the single mother of fourteen. Orman probably gave Nadya the best advice there could ever possibly be; to pray and let go of her pride. She told Nadya to stop refusing to get an agent. She has to support those children. Nadya was very much concerned with how people would depict her if she hired an agent or accepted government funded help. She even said she thought people would hate her. Suze's response was; "Everybody thinks you’re crazy for having eight kids. You know it" After that, Orman pretty much told the single ma

My Sign Has Not Changed, Has Yours?

Has your sign really changed? Probably not according to Claudine Zap's article, "Has Your Horoscope Changed." The article explains that there are different branches of astrology. A popular Eastern form of astrology looks to the background stars as its guide. Whereas Western astrology uses the zodiac and is fixed to the seasons. The Zodiac signs are guided by star signs, and the zodiac is based on our relationship to the sun, not the stars. Claudine states that "Most Westerners, and all those horoscope pages we eagerly check, go by the zodiac. These signs follow what early astrologers called star signs, whose reference points are the tropics that form a ring around the earth. The zodiac is based on our relationship to the sun, not the stars." So here's the issue: Around 2,000 years ago the astrological signs and the astronomical ones were the same, but they're not anymore. The locations of the signs are based on the sun's location on the first day o

Throwback Thursdays: Nintendo

Children have enjoyed playing Super Mario Brothers on the Gameboy, DS, Super Nintendo, GameCube, Nintendo 64 and Wii. When I was a kid, we played Mario on this: The original Nintendo Duck Hunt was one of my favorite games. It was a simple game, just shoot the ducks. The dog laughs at you when you lose and then you try again. On, BillyTheGardenGnome lists the laughing dog (shown above) as number 12 in his article titled, "Top 50 Useless Video Game Characters of All Time: 25-11." I disagree. If he wasn't there, who would hold the ducks up by their necks when you win??? Check out this Fun House below. It was built as a tribute to Nintendo

Vintage & Retro Style Wedding Dresses

Sources: David's Bridal Unique Vintage Retro Wedding Dresses Vintage Gowns & Bridal Gowns

Throwback Thursdays: Cassette Tapes and Boom Boxes

Who remembers waiting, with a blank cassette tape in the deck of your boombox, hoping that the radio station would play your favorite song so you could record it? My children found these tapes the other day and my 9 year old daughter asked, "What's this?" I replied, "Tapes." As if she should have already known what they were. "What kind of tapes are these ?" That was the question that interrupted what I was doing and lead me to explaining how CDs, MP3s and MP4s weren't around when I was younger. There were no MP3s to drag and drop files to in my childhood. We waited for our favorite songs to play on the radio, so we could record them, or we bought our favorite artists' tape from the store. The last time I owned a cassette player, I was around fifthteen years old. At that time CD players had already been introduced and my dad had a nice collection of CDs that he did not want me to touch. My tape collection included a variety of artists including

Places in Philly: The Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo is America's first zoo and it is home to more than 1,300 animals. Many of the animals are rare and endangered. The Philadelphia Zoo is the leading family attraction in the City. Our Zoo is my favorite place to go in Philadelphia. The photos shown below range between the years of 2007 and 2010. I have a lot of them, but they don't even show half of what the Zoo has to offer. We get a yearly membership and the children love it! Location: 3400 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104 For fares and memberships fees please visit the Zoo's website: Zoo Habitats: African Plains Australian Animals Big Cat Falls Bear Country Bird Valley Carnivore Kingdom Children's Zoo McNeil Avian Center Monkey Junction Pachyderm House PECO Primate Reserve Prairie Dogs Rare Animal Conservation Center Reptile and Amphibian House Reptile Exercise Yard Small Mammal House Tortoise Trail Other attractions and things to do: Amazon Rainforest Caro