THIS WEEK’S JOKE
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CNN Democratic Primary Debate
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
9pm ET (8pm CT, 6pm PT)
Location: Wynn Las Vegas
Sponsors: CNN, Nevada Democratic Party
Moderator: Anderson Cooper
Candidates: Clinton, Sanders, O’Malley, Webb, Chafee
Regardless of your party affiliation or lack of an affiliation, to be an informed voter; you should watch this debate.
Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Race
This coming Sunday is the Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank race and how many races are there where you actually run in two different countries, at least for the marathon and international half-marathon. I’ve ran the full marathon three times and the international half-marathon four times and I can say one of the greatest thrills of my life is entering the Detroit Windsor tunnel, running through the tunnel and coming out on Woodward Avenue to the roar of the Detroit crowd–it is an experience one never forgets.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
“One of these days, you will not be able to do this.
Today isn’t that day.”
Source: Sign in the crowd at the 2011 Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Back to the Future (1985)
This is a fun movie and I believe it still stands up to the test of time; plus it relates to my song of the week.
A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. (Source: IMDB)
I saw this film last week and I thought it was great and I want to encourage people to see it. Perhaps, I liked the film because I so easily relate to the character Ben Whittaker in the film.
Starting a new job can be a difficult challenge, especially if you’re already retired. Looking to get back into the game, 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) seizes the opportunity to become a senior intern at an online fashion site. Ben soon becomes popular with his younger co-workers, including Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the boss and founder of the company. Whittaker’s charm, wisdom and sense of humor help him develop a special bond and growing friendship with Jules.
LAST WEEK POLL – Your Favorite Season of the Year
No real surprises from this poll. Nine out of 18 or 50% of you preferred Summer. Fall came in second with six votes and Spring came in third with three votes. And not surprisingly, no one voted for winter.
THIS WEEK’S POLL
Since I started posting a song of the week, I’ve had a few discussions about music and thought a poll related to music may be interesting to some of you. I realize I may have bias the poll with some of my recent selections for song of the week, but hopefully that will not distort the results too much. Again, you may only vote for one decade.
SONG OF THE WEEK
Johnny B Goode
Michael J. Fox does a great job of this song in the video below from the 1985 movie Back to the Future
I think it will be fun for you to compare Fox’s performance to the real deal, Chuck Berry. Stay with this video for 1958 a bit and you will see some fantastic entertaining. Chuck didn’t need fireworks, costumes or anything to keep your attention. He is just absolutely extraordinary.
Leonardo da Vinci
[ ] Leonardo da Vinci, [ ] (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) [ ] areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. [ ]
Many historians and scholars regard Leonardo as a great exemplar of the “Renaissance Man”, an individual of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”.[ ] According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent in recorded history, and “his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote”.[ ]
Born out of wedlock to a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, in Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, and he spent his last years in France at the home awarded him by Francis I.
Leonardo was, and is, renowned primarily as a painter. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait[ ] and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time [ ]
Leonardo is revered for his technological ingenuity. He conceptualised flying machines, a type of armoured fighting vehicle, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull, also outlining a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. Relatively few of his designs were constructed or were even feasible during his lifetime[ ]
Today, Leonardo is widely recognised as one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)
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