Remember Cecil The Lion
Cecil (c. 2002 – 2 July 2015) was a lion who lived primarily in the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. He was a major attraction of the park and was being studied and tracked by a research team of the University of Oxford as part of a long-term study.
On the night of 1 July 2015, Cecil was wounded with an arrow by Walter Palmer, an American dentist and recreational big-game hunter, then tracked and killed with a bow and arrow the following morning, between 10 and 12 hours later. Cecil was 13 years old when killed. (Source: Wikipedia)
BOOK OF THE WEEK
A True Warrior Reads
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Another disappointing week of movies, so I went back to watching Josh Gates on the Travel Channel. He really takes you to some interesting places.
Expedition Unknown with Josh Gates
On The Travel Channel
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
I found this intriguing and I hope you do also.
By Lindsey Sterling
ART OF THE WEEK
Lions of the Chicago Art Institute
Here I am by the North Lion
Iconic guardians of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Lions have stood at the Michigan Avenue entrance since the building’s inaugural year. The site became the museum’s permanent home at the conclusion of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, where the new structure had hosted lectures and other events for fairgoers.
Modeled by Edward Kemeys, an essentially self-taught artist and the nation’s first great sculptor of animals, the lion pair was unveiled on May 10, 1894.
For the Art Institute, he modeled larger-than-life African lions, the one positioned north of the steps “on the prowl” and the lion to the south “in an attitude of defiance,” in Kemeys’s words. These behavioral distinctions are visible in the variation of head, tail, and stance. Each weighing in at more than two tons, the Lions were cast in Chicago by the American Bronze Founding Company.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926), born Phoebe Ann Mosey, was an American sharpshooter. She was a star in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show.
Oakley was born in Ohio to Jacob and Susan Mosey. On June 20, 1882 she married Frank E. Butler, another skilled shooter. The couple joined Buffalo Bill’s show in 1885. Oakley performed before several European heads of state, including Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm II. She left the show in 1902 and began acting.
Oakley died in 1926 of pernicious anemia (a type of blood disorder). She was buried in Greenville, Ohio. Frank Butler died 18 days later. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
If you are a Star Trek fan, I think you will really enjoy this.
You may not get this, if you haven’t seen a lot of Star Trek
Best to just keep one’s hands to themselves.
I believe everyone can make something of themselves, if they would only try.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
I like Sam Elliott, but not enough to watch this film 69.23% (9 votes)
I like Sam Elliott enough to like this film 30.77% (4 votes)
Total Votes: 13
No 93.75% (15 votes)
Yes 6.25% (1 votes)
Yes and you can purchase the picture of Nixon and Elvis 0% (0 votes)
No 76.47% (13 votes)
Yes 23.53% (4 votes)
Total Votes: 17
I think they have no character what so ever 66.67% (12 votes)
My opinion of them depends upon the circumstances 33.33% (6 votes)
I agree that the lender probably doesn’t need it back. 0% (0 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.