08/26/19 – Remembering Cecil The Lion

CURRENT EVENTS

Remember Cecil The Lion

Cecil relaxing in Hwange National Park (2010)

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)

What Happened To Dentist That Killed Cecil
Nothing
 
Walter Palmer smiling like a psychopath
after illegally killing Cecil the lion in 2015
(Source: Quora)

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.

Shadows

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

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.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

You may not get this, if you haven’t seen a lot of Star Trek

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

Best to just keep one’s hands to themselves. 

LEARNING TRAITS

I believe everyone can make something of themselves, if they would only try.

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Regarding the film, “The Man Who Killed Hitler and then Bigfoot”

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

Have you ever been to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum?

No  93.75%  (15 votes) 

Yes  6.25%  (1 votes) 

Yes and you can purchase the picture of Nixon and Elvis  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 16
Have you ever eaten a “Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich”?

No  76.47%  (13 votes) 

Yes  23.53%  (4 votes) 

Total Votes: 17

What is your opinion of people who don’t pay back loans because they think you don’t need the money since you had it to lend in the first place?

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) 

Total Votes: 18

Book

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.

12 thoughts on “08/26/19 – Remembering Cecil The Lion

    • It is so easy to let these horrible acts slip away from public consciousness. As many times as I have seen those Lions in Chicago, I only recently learned of their history. As always, thank you for commenting.

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