A VITO GOLD SUMMER IS A SAFE SUMMER!!!

•July 26, 2017 • Leave a Comment

VITO GOLD INTRODUCES THE MANDATED SAFETY PROGRAM

It’s Summer!  In fact it’s been Summer for over a month now.  And folks all around the country are doing stuff the only get to do at this time of the year (like sweat profusely or bar-b-cue or pile up sand bags against the flood or eat ice cream on a street corner, and like that).  So being civic-minded, public-spirited types, we here in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN felt it was a good time to review some safety and common sense practices that can help keep you from getting all busted up or in jail or like that.   Especially when certain federal regulations require VITO GOLD, mastermind of  the VITO GOLD ENTERPRISES (TM), to let us know about this kind of stuff.

VITOBOT (TM) – YOUR HOST FOR THE EVENING

So, join UNCLE PETE and El Vato as part of the enthusiastic audience this week as we bring you the VITO GOLD Safety Special.  Hosted by our hi-tech, hi-octane little buddy VITOBOT (TM), it’s two hours of informative, educational, and entertaining safety shorts from the 60s and 70s to let you know about what to do in a variety of daily entanglements.  We start off with a spooky scary short on bus riding safety called Ghost Rider.  Then, it’s I Like Bikes – a little how-to on how not to trade paint with bikes when you’re driving a car.  Next we learn how the pent-up stress of daily life can cause even a cartoon to wind up in jail in Mr. Finley’s Feelings and we visit the age-old battle of good versus evil and cavities in The Munchers.

THE ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE – EAGER TO LEARN

Ever think about your self-image? El Vato doesn’t have one.  But these kids learn about their’s in If Mirrors Could Speak.  A dog learns about tolerance and gettin’ along in Skipper Learns A Lesson (a story line we also find in one of our favorite episodes of Davey and Goliath).  Then it’s a for real super hero facing one of the deadliest adversaries around in Soapy The Germ Fighter.  Next a topic near and dear to VITOBOT (TM) and UNCLE PETE and all of us here in the VAULT – Beer!  It’s A Case For Beer about not selling beer to minors cuz then those of us with real IDs won’t be able to buy beer there anymore either.  Finally it’s Coughs And Sneezes, about, well, coughs and sneezes.  And it’s all presented in newly remastered and enhanced DARK VAULT Definition!

Being brought to you by VITO GOLD ENTERPRISES (TM), of course the show is also chock full of great VITO GOLD products advertisements, each and every one a classic and showcasing something that you needs to buy.  So join VITO GOLD, UNCLE PETE, El Vato and VITOBOT this Saturday night, July 29, 2017,  at 10PM (with replays at midnight and 2 AM) on Binghamton’s channel 4, channel 99 in Elmira/Hornell/Corning and Utica/Rome, channel 30 in The North Country (Watertown, Massena, Malone, Ogdensburg, and Champlain, etc.) and channel 17 in Montrose/Sayre, PA.  It’s The VITO GOLD Safety Special to keep your Summer safe on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

 

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!

•July 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE ROLLS OUT SOME GOOD ONES THIS WEEK!

UNCLE PETE ROLLS OUT SOME GOOD ONES THIS WEEK!

It’s time for some classic kegling and some brain exercising this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!  Join UNCLE PETE as he brings you The Classic Television Spectacular – Part IV featuring game shows from the Golden Age Of Television.

UNCLE PETE rolls right into it with two bowling challenges. First it’s Jackpot Bowling from January 1961.  Originating from the Hollywood Legion Lanes, Jackpot Bowling not only featured kegling competitions but threw in a good dose of comedy with your host, the legendary Milton Berle. In the second frame, it’s Make That Spare, the first nationally broadcast bowling game show.

Then we have game show perennial Allen Ludden hosting Password as he did for eons, this time with Jack Benny and his daughter Joan as contestants.  Finally it all wraps up with the hit charade game from 1951 called Pantomime Quiz Time featuring all-star celebrity contestants including Walter Brennan, Hans Conried, and Vincent Price (among others).

Meanwhile back at THE DARK VAULT, UNCLE PETE discusses some television history with El Vato and demonstrates some of the finer points of precision bowling.  So join us this Saturday night, July 22, 2017 from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 4 in the Binghamton area, channel 17 around Montrose/Sayre, and channel 99 in Corning/Hornell/Elmira as well as the Utica/Rome area and all over the entire North Country of the great state of New York on channel 30.  It’s The Classic Television Spectacular – Part IV, a world premier episode, on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

UNCLE PETE GOES GREEN AT THE VORTEXX THIS WEEK!!!

•July 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE GOES GREEN IN THE DEN

PRESIDENT SLUGGO OF THE VORTEXX

It’s all herbal and organic this Thursday as UNCLE PETE and THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN are popping in to The Vortexx again this week to join Sluggo and the rest of the gang for some smoke filled, crime filled, piano playin’ filled action with some streamin’ and chattin’ thrown in just for flavor.  The party takes place at http://www.horrorhost.net as UNCLE PETE presents the cult classic scare film from 1932 – Reefer Madness. The madness commences at 9PM this Thursday, July 20, 2017.  President Sluggo and The Vortexx gang, who show a special feature every night that also includes live chat while the show is on, will be “jointing” in for the showing.  The where, as usual,  is www.horrorhost.net

UNCLE PETE is relaxing (maybe a leeetle might bit too much) in The Dark Vault Den and wondering what that strange “incense” is that El Vato is burning.  So get a Thursday dose of UNCLE PETE with Sluggo and The Vortexx gang from 9PM – 11PM this week at www.horrorhost.net .  It’s one of our fave actors, Dave “Tex” O’Brien, in the “educational” classic Reefer Madness at the newest place to watch THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

DARK VAULT MEETS SPPEDCULT – PT. II

•July 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

THE DARK VAULT HOT ROD AT SPEEDCULT (SYRACUSE NATIONALS 2017)

While at the Syracuse Nationals this past weekend, UNCLE PETE had the pleasure of spending a bunch of time with the Speedcult Detroit gang at their set-up.  Speedcult Detroit is the purveyor of some really cool metal items ranging from car insignia and garage stuff to UFO’s and space stuff to Frankenstein’s monster and zombie stuff with everything in between and on the fringe also on display.  Pretty intense t-shirts and stickers too!  Len Von Speedcult (who is also the leader of Snake Out) was not in attendance this year, so UNCLE PETE had a chance to chat mucho with boss lady Tina who is just a flat-out awesome person and showed UNCLE PETE more hospitality than even the ubiquitous star of radio, TV, and the internet could’ve imagined.  Also on the scene were Speedculters Tim (who took this picture) and Greg and Speedcult friend Tom from downstate with his rockin’ rat rod truck.  Brews were flowin’ and the music was by far the best at the Nationals.

Here’s a picture of The Dark Vault Hot Rod at the Speedcult booth.  Check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Speedcultdetroit/) and see the DVHR there too!  And tell ’em UNCLE PETE sent you!

OUT AND ABOUT WITH UNCLE PETE!!!

•July 16, 2017 • 1 Comment

UNCLE PETE AND THE DARK VAULT HOT ROD MAKE THE SCENE AT THE NATIONALS!

Greetings from the Syracuse Nationals!!!  UNCLE PETE and The Dark Vault Hot Rod  are taking in four days of the three day “largest car event in the Northeast”!  There are over 8000 cars of every description and tens of thousands of people ambling around them.  Here we see UNCLE PETE showing off official DVOPD summer wear next to the “Rod”.  More to come!  Stayed tuned!

HERCULES AND A BOOK BURNING PARTY THIS WEEK!!!

•July 12, 2017 • Leave a Comment
EL VATO DELIVERS A DOUBLE DOSE OF CINEMA TO UNCLE PETE

EL VATO DELIVERS A DOUBLE DOSE OF CINEMA TO UNCLE PETE

Break out your sandals and your anti-surveillance devices for a trip to the monster infested past and the oppressive totalitarian future this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  Join UNCLE PETE for a movie double-header featuring the sword and sandal epic Hercules And The Princess OF Troy and a tale of the future gone awry, 1984 (well, at least it was the future when the story was written).

In the first feature, the people of Troy must make a monthly delivery of one maiden to a nasty sea monster that will otherwise destroy the city in lieu of payment.  Some citizens decide to relocate, only to be captured by pirates.  Hercules (Gordon Scott) feels this whole situation could use a little improvin’ so he steps in to help out.  Also starring Gordon Mitchell (from Little Rita  and Atlas In The Land Of the Cyclops as seen on The DVOPD), Roger Browne (from War Of The Robots), and Diana Hyland, it’s Enzo Barboni’s 1965 epic Hercules And The Princess Of Troy.  The second feature is a television adaptation of George Orwell’s story of a futuristic society that practices mind control, constant widespread surveillance, and oversees all aspects of all citizens daily life – 1984.  A production of the Westinghouse Studio One program in 1953, it features an all-star cast including Eddie Albert, Lorne Greene, and Robert Culp.

While UNCLE PETE sorts things out in front of the Dark Vault View Screen, he manages to dig up a clothing ad featuring Moe, Larry, and Curly Joe and a trailer for a big screen version of 1984 (from 1984).  Plus, we hope you have good toes in your sandals cuz we’re all gonna Tip-toe Through The Tulips during a musical interlude from the one and only ukulele playin’ Tiny Tim.

So fire up those TVs and join UNCLE PETE and the DARK VAULT gang this Saturday night, July 15, 2017, from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on Binghamton’s channel 4, channel 17 in Sayre/Montrose channel 30 all over the North Country of New York and channel 99 in Hornell/Elmira/Corning and Utica/Rome.  It’s a double feature spanning eons with Hercules and The Princess OF Troy and 1984 this week on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!!! HOT RODS!!!!!!!!!!!! RATS AND BOOZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

•July 7, 2017 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE AND HIS DESIGNATED RAT ROD DRIVER ON A ROAD TRIP IN THE NEXT DVOPD

Good weather!  July!  Road trip!  The Mobile Dark Vault is on the road, so join UNCLE PETE and his designated driver rat Max as they hit the blacktop this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN with for some rubber burning, speed limit ignoring action – Hot Rod Girl!  Street racing is runnin’ wild, so Detective Ben Merrill (Chuck Connors), some of the cooler local rodders and mechanic Jeff Northrup (John Smith) set up a drag strip for hot rodders to hot rod at in their hot rods (at least when they wreck, it won’t be on somebody’s front lawn).  Everything is real George and the top dragger just happens to be Lisa Vernon (Lori Nelson) – Jeff’s girl – in her T-Bird!  But Jeff’s younger brother gets croaked in a street race (on somebody’s front lawn), Jeff quits the scene for good and a JD by the name of Bronc shows up in his high-powered mill and starts bugging Lisa.  Not so nifty anymore.  Jeff gets sucked into a street race, a kid on a bike gets croaked and the evidence points to Jeff.  It’s up to Lisa, Detective Ben, and the gang to help Jeff straighten out this mess and give Bronc a straightening out too.

Directed by Leslie Martinson (Green Hornet, Dusty’s Trail, CHiPs), the flic also features Frank Gorshen as Flat Top, Eddie Ryder as Two Tanks, and Dabbs Greer as service station owner Henry Frye. The swinging soundtrack was composed and conducted by Alexander Courage (who went to the same school as UNCLE PETE and later did the Star Trek  music). One of the few hot rod movies you’ll find with an oboe player listed in the credits (Gordon Schoneberg), from 1956, it’s Hot Rod Girl. (Check out some of the famous band members in the credits including a new trumpet player by the name of Maynard Ferguson.)

UNCLE PETE and Max and Stone Dog are cruising in Mobile Vault One on a road trip up to Lake Dark Vault. While UNCLE PETE runs into (and over) a plethora of interesting characters on the way, he also finds time to bring you music (Jody Miller singing Things), a spot about the brand new 1956 Ford Thunderbird, a James Dean safe driving public service announcement, and a Chevrolet sponsored short starring Gail Storm entitled How To Go Places .

In preparation for The Syracuse Nationals – the largest car event on the east coast, it a night of hot roddin, road trippin’ Summertime fun this week with Hot Rod Girl, Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in Binghamton (channel 17 – Montrose/Sayre, channel 99 – Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome and channel 30 in the North Country of upstate New York) with replays at midnight and 2AM. Plus, it’s our new remastered version with enhanced sound and picture!. So join UNCLE PETE (and bring your oboe) for the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

 

 
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