Auto legend Sergio Marchionne, the charismatic executive who turned Fiat and Chrysler around before combining the companies as a profitable business, died Wednesday. He was 66.
“I don’t care what a tough guy he was to work for, he saved our company,” said Cass Burch, a Chrysler and Jeep dealer in Georgia. “He deserves a bronze statue.”
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BOOK OF THE WEEK
Illustrated Classic Editions is a painless way to read the classics. Every other page contains a drawing of the page you just read. I just finished reading the Sherlock Holmes classic, The Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles.
This is a perfect way to expose your children to the classics or if you are like me, the perfect way to expose yourself to the classics.
Illustrated Classic Editions
and the Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles
By A. Conan Doyle
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
If you have never seen this movie, you really should. And it you have seen it before, you may want to watch it again. It is great.
Before Sunrise (1995)
Critics Consensus: Thought-provoking and beautifully filmed, Before Sunrise is an intelligent, unabashedly romantic look at modern love, led by marvelously natural performances from Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
The Talkin’ Song Repair
By Alan Jackson
ART OF THE WEEK
Here is some backyard art.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger was so named [for being] the sole survivor of a group of six Texas Rangers.
A posse of six members of the Texas Ranger Division pursuing a band of outlaws led by Bartholomew “Butch” Cavendish is betrayed by a civilian guide and is ambushed in a canyon.
Later, an Indian named Tonto, stumbles onto the scene and discovers one ranger is barely alive, and he nurses the man back to health.
Among the Rangers killed was the survivor’s older brother, Daniel Reid, who was a captain in the Texas Rangers and the leader of the ambushed group. To conceal his identity and honor his fallen brother, Reid fashions a black domino mask using cloth from his late brother’s vest. To aid in the deception, Tonto digs a sixth grave and places at its head a cross bearing Reid’s name so that Cavendish and his gang would believe that all of the Rangers had been killed.
Reid continues fighting for justice as The Lone Ranger even after the Cavendish gang is captured. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
Warning: This book will not change your life, only you can do that.