BOOK OF THE WEEK
Star Trek Memories
By William Shatner with Chris Kreski
This book came out in 1993 and if you are a Star Trek fan, you have probably already read it. But if you haven’t and are a Star Trek fan, I urge you to read this book.
Star Trek Memories is Shatner’s classic behind-the-scenes look at the legendary series that continues to put forth movies, books, and series spin-offs decades after the last episode aired.
A television phenomenon that suffered from shaky ratings from its first broadcast in 1966 through its entire run, Star Trek nevertheless exploded into a worldwide, billion-dollar industry.
Avid Trekkers who were onboard at the launch, as well as fans of the later Trek incarnations, will be delighted with this eye-opening, eminently fascinating “captain’s log” from James Kirk himself.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
For a number of weeks now, I have been reading Agatha Christie’s short stories and watching films about the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, Inspector Japp, Captain Hastings and Miss Lemon.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
John Belushi as Beethoven
ART OF THE WEEK
Art & Logos
The False Mirror (1928)
By René Magritte
CBS Eye (1952)
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Francesco Columbu (born August 7, 1941)
Columbu was born in Sardinia (Italy). Starting his athletic career as a boxer, Columbu progressed into Olympic Weightlifting, powerlifting, and later bodybuilding, winning the title of Mr. Olympia in 1976 and 1981. At 5′ 2″, though shorter than most of his competitors, his height did not prevent him from achieving widespread success.
Columbu is a longtime friend of Schwarzenegger, whom he met in Stuttgart in 1965 and against whom he competed in several international-level bodybuilding competitions. Arnold and Franco were inseparable friends and training partners during the late 60s to mid-1970s.
Columbu served as Schwarzenegger’s best man at his wedding to Maria Shriver in 1986. Columbu and Schwarzenegger had been encouraged to come to America by bodybuilding guru Joe Weider in 1969; Weider sponsored them with an $65/week stipend. They arrived in America and began a bricklaying and patio business called European Brick Works in 1969.
Since 1969, Franco Columbu was considered one of the world’s strongest men. He held a number of powerlifting world records. He deadlifted over 320 kg (700 lbs). (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
Maybe you have heard that phrase, “Food trumps exercise”. If you think you can exercise off poor food choices, here is something to think about.
“A pound of fat contains roughly 3,500 calories. This is the equivalent to running (or walking) 35 miles” per Franco Columbu
This list may help you recognize the symptoms of laziness.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
I’ve seen some episodes and liked it 38.89% (7 votes)
I haven’t seen it, but would like to. 38.89% (7 votes)
I haven’t seen it and don’t wish to see it. 22.22% (4 votes)
I’ve seen some episodes and didn’t care for it 0% (0 votes)
Total Votes: 18
Yes 89.47% (17 votes)
No 10.53% (2 votes)
No 81.25% (13 votes)
Yes 18.75% (3 votes)
Total Votes: 16
No 61.11% (11 votes)
Yes 38.89% (7 votes)
They are helping me grow. 55.56% (10 votes)
Irrelevant 44.44% (8 votes)
They are holding me back. 0% (0 votes)
Warning: This book will not change your life, only you can do that.