CURRENT EVENTS (Well Not Always So Current)
By Weird Al Yankovic
By Tommy James & The Shondells
BOOK OF THE WEEK
I’ve read about half this book so far and I have learned so many things about the civil war in a very readable and entertaining way. Plus, the book has plenty of pictures (my kind of book).
From my readers perspective, other than an introduction and using his name in the title, that seems to be the extent of Bill O’Reilly’s involvement in the writing of this book.
Bill O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies: The Civil War
Written by David Fisher
From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy’s first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Civil War reveals the amazing and often little-known stories behind the battle lines of America’s bloodiest war and debunks the myths that surround its greatest figures, including Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, General Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Stonewall Jackson, John Singleton Mosby, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, John Wilkes Booth, William Tecumseh Sherman, and more. (Source: Amazon)
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I thought this series on Caligula was the most tasteful version of Caligula that I have encountered, and I learned more about this period of Roman history.
Netflix Roman Empire Season 3
Caligula The Mad Emperor
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
This is the result of attending a birthday party for a two year old.
Baby Shark Dance
By PINKFONG Songs for Children
ART OF THE WEEK
Black Madonna of Częstochowa, Poland
The Black Madonna of Częstochowa is an icon of the Virgin Mary housed at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland. Several Pontiffs have recognized the venerated icon, beginning with Pope Clement XI who issued a Canonical Coronation to the image on 8 September 1717.
The icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa has been associated with Poland for the past 600 years. Its history prior to its arrival in Poland is shrouded in numerous legends which trace the icon’s origin to St. Luke who painted it on a cedar table top from the house of the Holy Family. The same legend holds that the painting was discovered in Jerusalem in 326 by St. Helena, who brought it back to Constantinople and presented it to her son, Constantine the Great.
Art historians say that the original painting was a Byzantine icon created around the sixth or ninth century.
I was surprised that I was permitted to film the Black Madonna and did so because I could not take a still photo as I had to keep moving past, no stopping as there were many behind me.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Since I have been reading about the Civil War this week, I selected President Lincoln as this week’s extraordinary person.
Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 – April 15 1865) was an American politician. He was the 16th President of the United States. He was president from 1861 to 1865, during the American Civil War. Just five days after most of the Confederate forces had surrendered and the war was ending, John Wilkes Booth assassinated. Lincoln was the first president of the United States to be assassinated. Lincoln has been remembered as the “Great Emancipator” because he worked to end slavery in the United States.
Lincoln has been consistently ranked both by scholars and the public as one of the greatest U.S. presidents. He is often considered the greatest president for his leadership during the American Civil War and his eloquence in speeches such as the Gettysburg Address. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
This week’s joke is in honor of teachers. However, I apologize in advance for this PG or perhaps R rated joke. I thought it has something to say, plus it was rather funny.
I tend to think self-control is a illusion, your best bet is to stop the wait staff from bring you a basket of rolls or anything else you are trying not to eat. if it sits on the table, you will probably end up eating it. The same is true for bad food choices that you bring home from the supermarket.
Creativity comes in many forms, here is one form.
Cats are so cool, hence the expression “cool cat
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
No, but I would like to see it. 52.94% (9 votes)
No and I do not wish to see it. 23.53% (4 votes)
Yes and I liked it 17.65% (3 votes)
Yes and I did not like it 5.88% (1 votes)
Total Votes: 17
Change my lifestyle 93.33% (14 votes)
Take a pill 6.67% (1 votes)
It depends upon who is giving it 43.75% (7 votes)
It depends upon what about me is being criticized 37.5% (6 votes)
Generally not very well 18.75% (3 votes)
Generally very well 0% (0 votes)
Total Votes: 16
Yes 57.14% (8 votes)
Those that matter do 42.86% (6 votes)
No 0% (0 votes)
About 50/50 60% (9 votes)
Listen 33.33% (5 votes)
Talk 6.67% (1 votes)
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.