01/14/19 – Bezos or Bozo

CURRENT EVENTS

(CNN)The world’s richest couple is splitting up.

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage, according to a joint statement put out Wednesday on the Amazon CEO’s Twitter account.
Bezos, 54, and MacKenzie, 48, met and got married while working at D.E. Shaw, a New York-based hedge fund, in the early 90s. Shortly after, they packed up and moved across the country to Seattle, where Bezos launched Amazon.
Bezos is now the world’s richest person, with an estimated net worth of $137 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That means this divorce could end up being very costly.
MacKenzie is an author of multiple novels, including Traps and The Testing of Luther Albright.

Yahoo Finance

Reportedly, Jeff Bezos has been officially carrying on a relationship with married Lauren Sanchez for some time. Readers may remember Lauren Sanchez from “So You Think You Can Dance?” She was a judge and host on the show.
The timing of the hook up coincides with Bezos’ initial separation from his wife MacKenzie. Jeff and MacKenzie were friends with Lauren and her husband, talent agent Patrick Whitesell. Both Lauren and Jeff officially separated from their spouses around the same time.

Who is the Biggest Bozo

Jeff Bezos

Bozo The Clown

BOOK OF THE WEEK

For most of us, it is a little too cold for gardening, but perfect weather for a library.

MOVIE (PLAY) OF THE WEEK

I saw this play yesterday and I thought it was one of the most entertaining plays I have seen and I have seen a lot of play. Oh, and I don’t care for golf.  Golf is the backdrop of this play, but the play isn’t about golf in my mind.

A tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, A Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp, which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with…golf.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series

I’ve attended a number of symphony concerts over the years and I thought this one was one of the best.  I urge all of you to at least experience a classical concert once in your life.

And as much as I was enjoying the concert, I simply could not get this out of my mind.

ART OF THE WEEK

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall in 1907

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe with an eye to expansion.

Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC; these, later joined together and made bigger and stronger, are collectively referred to as the Great Wall. The Great Wall has been rebuilt, maintained, and enhanced over various dynasties; the majority of the existing wall is from the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).

Apart from defense, other purposes of the Great Wall have included border controls, allowing the imposition of duties on goods transported along the Silk Road, regulation or encouragement of trade and the control of immigration and emigration. Furthermore, the defensive characteristics of the Great Wall were enhanced by the construction of watch towers, troop barracks, garrison stations, signaling capabilities through the means of smoke or fire, and the fact that the path of the Great Wall also served as a transportation corridor.

Today, the Great Wall is generally recognized as one of the most impressive architectural feats in history. (Source: Wikipedia)

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

I was fortunate to see Chuck Berry perform in person.

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry in 1957

Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a music style that included guitar solos and showmanship, Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock music.

Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was cited for having “laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance.”Berry is included in several of Rolling Stone magazine’s “greatest of all time” lists; he was ranked fifth on its 2004 and 2011 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll includes three of Berry’s: “Johnny B. Goode”, “Maybellene”, and “Rock and Roll Music”.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Think Powerlifting is just for huge, young males, well you are mistaken I know a number of world champion powerlifters in their 70s, both males and females. As you get older, you don’t have to become feeble. 

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

I wish people would put some thought into the posts they share, such as is it really true, is it kind and respectful, etc.

LEARNING TRAITS

Many of you from an early time when air for your tires was provided free at every gas station have perhaps wondered why we now have to pay for air.  I hope this will answer your question.

MISCELLANEOUS 

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Have you ever attended a Captain & Tennille concert?

No  92.86%  (13 votes) 

Yes  7.14%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 14

Regarding the book, “Fezziwig: A Life”

The book seems interesting and I would like to read it  64.29%  (9 votes) 

I’m not interested in reading the book  35.71%  (5 votes) 

 Total Votes: 14

Regarding the movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

I haven’t seen it, but I am interested in seeing it  40%  (6 votes) 

I’ve seen it and liked it  33.33%  (5 votes) 

I haven’t seen it and I am not interested in seeing it  26.67%  (4 votes) 

I’ve seen it and didn’t like it  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 15

Do you typically get 7 to 8 hours sleep a night?

Yes  53.33%  (8 votes) 

No, I get less  40%  (6 votes) 

No, I get more  6.67%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 15
Do you have too much stuff?

Yes  88.24%  (15 votes) 

No  11.76%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 17

BOOK 

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

My Final Cover

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