8/27/18 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

CURRENT EVENTS

Halifax, Nova Scotia

HALIFAX FLIGHT

HALIFAX HARBOR

And if you don’t believe this is a real picture of the Halifax Harbor,

here is a picture of me with a ship’s captain

HARBOR HOPPER

The USA made these things to go in the water and on land during the Vietnam War.  A tour company bought a few, did some redecorating (no 50 caliber machine guns) and now uses them to provide city and harbor tours.  I was in Vietnam in 1966-67, but we just took a row-boat with an outboard motor down the Saigon River.

HIGHLANDERS PARADE IN HALIFAX

HALIFAX PUBLIC GARDENS

PIRATES

Halifax isn’t pirate friendly

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

How many books do you read a year?

Between 1 and 5  22.22%  (6 votes)

Between 13 and 25  22.22%  (6 votes)

Between 6 and 12  18.52%  (5 votes)

Between 26 and 51  14.81%  (4 votes)

None  11.11%  (3 votes)

52 or more  11.11%  (3 votes)

Total Votes: 27
Regarding the movie “Gringo”,

I don’t want to see it  66.67%  (10 votes) 

I’ve seen it  20%  (3 votes) 

I plan to watch it  13.33%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 15
Regarding the “Hey Mickey” video, who did it better?

Toni Basil  61.54%  (8 votes) 

Both good  15.38%  (2 votes) 

Both bad  15.38%  (2 votes) 

Taylor Swift  7.69%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 13
Before today, have you heard of the Woodward Dream Cruise?

Yes and I have been to it  55%  (11 votes) 

Yes, but never went to it  30%  (6 votes) 

No  15%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 20
Have you ever seen a powerlifting contest?

No and have no interest in doing so  33.33%  (6 votes) 

No  27.78%  (5 votes) 

Yes  22.22%  (4 votes) 

Yes and I would like to see another one  16.67%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 18

BOOK OF THE WEEK

How many times do you need to hear, if you don’t have your health, nothing else matters.  If you are fortunate enough to be able to retire, your new full-time job is either regaining your fitness or keeping it.  But please don’t wait until you retire to work on your health.

Ageless Strength, Strong and Fit For A Lifetime

By Jeff Horowitz

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Crazy Rich (2018)

Check out the trailer and see if this is a movie you want to watch.  I enjoyed it.  Also, for those of you who have never been out of the USA, here is a chance to see how the USA infrastructure compares to other countries.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Israelites (1969)

By Desmond Dekker & The Aces

ART OF THE WEEK

Shed

Even something as utilitarian  as a shed can be art, if done artfully.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

In America, you can be anyone you want to be.

Korla Pandit

Korla Pandit (September 16, 1921 – October 2, 1998), born John Roland Redd, was a musician, composer, pianist, organist and television pioneer of national notability.

A pathbreaking musical performer in the early days of television, Redd is known for Korla Pandit’s Adventures In Music; the show was the first all-music program on television.He also performed live and on radio and made various film appearances, becoming known as the “Godfather of Exotica”.

Beginning in the late 1940s, Redd claimed to be “Korla Pandit”, a French-Indian musician from New Delhi; however, Redd was actually African-American.

Redd maintained the Korla Pandit persona–both in public and in private–until the end of his life. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

This is all you need to know, to be certain the earth isn’t flat.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

I don’t think these commercials represent powerlifting gyms,

but I find them very funny.

CHARACTER TRAITS 

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS 

BOOK 

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

10 thoughts on “8/27/18 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

  1. Bill, thank you for your last 2 blogs. Never cared for Taylor Swift. The song Isralites. haven’t heard that in forever but I did like it way back when they played it. I like all your positive quotes. I was in Dublin, Ga. once. The Halifax Harbor looks great. My brother used to ride in the Woodward Cruises years ago.

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    • Thanks for commenting Darlene. I think I liked the younger Taylor more than the current version. Perhaps, she should have stayed country. That key board play in so cool in the “Isralities”; make me want to take keyboard lessons 🙂 Your brother probably cursed Woodward long before there was every a dream cruise. I used to cruise Woodward in 1962 🙂

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