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Bewitched by TV Themes | Library of Congress Blog | Library of Congress

By Mark Hartsell, January 23, 2023

The sheet music for “Jeannie,” the theme song to the hit TV show. Music Division.

Most folks know the ridiculously catchy instrumental theme song for the 1960s classic TV comedy “I Dream of Jeannie.” But how many can recite its lyrics — “Jeannie, fresh as a daisy! / Just love how she obeys me” — or even knew it had any?

The theme for “Bewitched,” another ’60s favorite, briefly had its day: Peggy Lee, among others, recorded a jazzy vocal version in 1965. The lyrics weren’t used in the series, however, and over many decades of reruns faded from public consciousness.

The original lyrics for both songs, and countless others, are preserved in Library collections as submissions to the U.S. Copyright Office, which is part of the Library. Such submissions for registration help preserve mostly forgotten stories about pop culture staples: They chronicle the creators’ original ideas and, sometimes, the subsequent histories of their works.

Source: Bewitched by TV Themes | Library of Congress Blog

It’s Not What You’re Eating, It’s When You’re Eating | by Ashley Richmond | In Fitness And In Health | Medium

Time-restricted eating may be the easiest path to your health goals.

By Ashley Richmond, Dec 29, 2020

Health is confusing.

There are so many diets to choose from, exercises to try, and different people saying conflicting things about what is best.

For years, I have experimented with different diets and exercises to try to find the best one. And the truth is, there isn’t one. Diet and exercise are highly personal. You can read more about this here.

But there is one strategy that is universal: Time-restricted eating.

Source: It’s Not What You’re Eating, It’s When You’re Eating | by Ashley Richmond | In Fitness And In Health | Medium

The Complete Sherlock Holmes : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Publication date 1927 Publisher doubleday & company, inc. Collection internet archive books Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation Contributor Internet Archive Language English Volume 2

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Editor’s Note: Now free of copyright, multiple versions available for download. See also Volume 1

Source: The Complete Sherlock Holmes : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

The complete Sherlock Holmes : Volume 1: Arthur Conan Doyle : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

The complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle Publication date 1927 Collection internetarchivebooks Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation Contributor Internet Archive Language English Volume 1

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Editor’s Note: Now free of copyright, multiple versions available for download. See also Volume 2.

Source: The complete Sherlock Holmes : Arthur Conan Doyle : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

The Art of the Murder Mystery: The 10 Best Whodunits, Ranked | MOVIEWEB

By Brian Hawkins, Published 5 days ago

Paramount Pictures

Murder, mystery, intrigue, and the machinations of the macbre hold a lot of what movie-goers find most entertaining and thrilling about storytelling.

Found within the idea of not-knowing, the classic “Whodunit?” offers something in the foundation of its conception that other genres do not: An active role for each viewer as a guest-detective.

The best murder mysteries/whodunits do just that, they bring the audience into the story, taking them on a ride, introducing characters, obstacles, and setting, to deliver the poignant punch of mystery.

This mystery is what captivates each movie-goer and puts them on both a chase and a race to the finish line, as viewers are tantalized by the mystery and galvanized in their participant-watcher role of both trying to inwardly figure out “who did it” while watching the plot unfold toward the ultimate revelation that either confirms their suspicions or gives them the best “A-Ha!” moment.

Over the years, there have been several movies that have done this extremely well. Here are some of those, ranked.

10/10 Clue (1985)

Clue (1985)
Guber-Peters Company

Based on the original board game of the same name, Clue revolves around six guests who are mysteriously invited to a mansion for a dinner, but when the host of the dinner is murdered, the guests and the attending staff are all suspects as they attempt to figure out who is the killer. The movie is considered a brilliant comedy while simultaneously offering a great mystery to solve.

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Source: The Art of the Murder Mystery: The 10 Best Whodunits, Ranked

The Best Diners, Drive Ins, And Dives Restaurant In Every State | Mashed

Editor’s note: The restaurant selections in this article are based on the opinions of the Mashed editorial team. They have not been selected by Guy Fieri.

By Alexandra Cass / Updated: Dec. 29, 2022 2:06 pm EST

There’s a solid chance any time you turn on Food Network that you’re gonna see Guy Fieri and his spiky hair headed to Flavortown on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The show has filmed nearly 40 seasons, and that means visiting more than 1,250 restaurants around the country along the way (via dinersdriveinsandivelocations.com).

So it’s safe to say that Guy Fieri has seen — and tasted — it all. And you can taste it all too, if you’ve got a big appetite and you’re willing to do some traveling. But where to start?

A thousand restaurants is a lot to swallow, but what if you aim for, say, 50 of Fieri’s favorites? Well, Mashed has done all the work for you. We’ve gone across the map, state by state, to round up the tastiest and most “funkalicious” food destinations featured on Triple-D. Here are the best Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives restaurants in every state.

Source: The Best Diners, Drive Ins, And Dives Restaurant In Every State