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Upcoming “Sinatoro” comic will become a television series

Upcoming “Sinatoro” comic will become a television series

“Sinatoro,” a forthcoming comic created by Grant Morrison, will be turned into a television series by Universal Television and filmmakers Chris and Paul Weitz. The Hollywood Reporter got the scoop over the weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego. It reported:…

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Man skateboarding Route 66 for foundation

Man skateboarding Route 66 for foundation

Australian celebrity athlete Damien Rider seeks to¬†skateboard the 2,300 miles of Route 66 to raise money for his Rider Foundation that combats child abuse and post-traumatic stress syndrome. He began his journey with a skateboarding partner June 27 in Chicago…

Route 66 featured on “PBS NewsHour”

Route 66 featured on “PBS NewsHour”

The effort to preserve Route 66’s historic landmarks is the focus of this seven-minute segment on “PBS NewsHour.” It’s a pretty good segment, but a few viewers already noted the old film footage of motorists traveling into Nevada and Utah…

Did Honda rip off an image from Roy’s of Amboy?

Did Honda rip off an image from Roy’s of Amboy?

Honda is airing an advertisement for its Happy Honda Day Sales Event for 2016. A former caretaker for Roy’s in Amboy, California, says the carmaker appropriated an image of the Route 66 landmark in animated footage for the spot. Watch…

An oldie with the Dixie Chicks

The YouTube account that posted this today proclaims this 20-plus-year-old clip as “rare.” I see no reason to disbelieve that. It’s Ray Benson of the western swing band Asleep At the Wheel singing “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” with…

A word from our sponsor …

If you’re not already stuffed from your Thanksgiving dinner, you might have an appetite after viewing this advertisement from a Route 66 classic in Springfield, Illinois. The Cozy Dog Drive-In has operated along Route 66 on Springfield’s south side since…

CBS takes a closer look at Clifton’s Cafeteria

CBS takes a closer look at Clifton’s Cafeteria

“CBS Sunday Morning” recently devoted nearly five minutes to the recently reopened Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles. The segment provides as good of an overview of what Clifton’s Cafeteria now is as anything: View More: U.S. News|Live News|More News…

A closer look at the Lebanon Route 66 museum

A closer look at the Lebanon Route 66 museum

Reporter David Oliver of KOLR-TV takes a detailed look at the Route 66 Museum and Research Center tucked into Lebanon-Laclede County Library in Lebanon, Missouri. Curator Mark Spangler said he gets new items for the museum almost daily. He explained…

Huell Howser’s Volcano House goes up for sale

Huell Howser’s Volcano House goes up for sale

How’d you like to live in a 2,200-square-foot home perched on the top of an inactive volcano a few miles off Route 66? It can be yours for $650,000. It’s situated a few miles north of the Route 66 hamlet…

“From Dusk Till Dawn” producer to adapt “Route 66” reboot

“From Dusk Till Dawn” producer to adapt “Route 66” reboot

By coincidence, on the same day family members announced the death of “Route 66” television series co-star Martin Milner, a story surfaced that reported the producer of the “From Dusk Till Dawn” television series will help create a reboot of…

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