10/14/19 – Having A Hard Time Finding A Halloween Costume

CURRENT EVENTS

Having A Hard Time Finding A Halloween Costume

I know the following does not apply to all of us, but it does to some of us.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Dracula

By Bram Stoker

Illustrated by Matt Pagett

I think graphic novels are terrific. The are a great way to introduce young people to some classic literature.

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

These scary old black and white films are so worth watching at this time of the year.

Dracula (1931)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

This is month is Halloween, I thought the music of the week should have a Halloween theme.

I’m In Love With A Monster (From Hotel Transylvania 2)

By Fifth Harmony

ART OF THE WEEK

I thought this was very creative, plus a good use of old tires.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

 Boris Karloff

Karloff in Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor who was primarily known for his roles in horror films. He portrayed Frankenstein’s monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Son of Frankenstein (1939). He also appeared as Imhotep in The Mummy (1932).

His mother’s maternal aunt was Anna Leonowens, whose tales about life in the royal court of Siam (now Thailand) were the basis of the musical The King and I. Pratt was bow-legged, had a lisp, and stuttered as a young boy. He conquered his stutter, but not his lisp, which was noticeable throughout his career in the film industry. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

(Note: You may have to enlarge the photo below)

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

So many live in a world of immediate gratification,

without realizing the price they will pay in the future.

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

How long were you cheerful at the start of the work week?

I was cheerful all week until Saturday  38.89%  (7 votes) 

I was cheerful for the first half of Monday  27.78%  (5 votes) 

I wasn’t cheerful even before I arrived  11.11%  (2 votes) 

I was cheerful Monday and Tuesday and part of Wednesday  11.11%  (2 votes)  

I was cheerful all day Monday and part of Tuesday  5.56%  (1 votes) 

I was cheerful all week until Friday  5.55%  (1 votes) 

I was cheerful all week until Thursday  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 18

How long has it been since you have read a book?

Within the last week  68.18%  (15 votes) 

Within the last year  27.27%  (6 votes) 

Within the last decade  4.55%  (1 votes) 

Within the last month  0%  (0 votes) 

I have not read a book in the last ten years  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 22
How many Star Trek: The Next Generation feature films have you watched?

None  52.17%  (12 votes) 

One  17.39%  (4 votes) 

All four  17.39%  (4 votes) 

Two  8.7%  (2 votes) 

Three  4.35%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 23

Do you believe in the 80/20 rule when it comes to your clothing?

Yes  78.95%  (15 votes) 

No  21.05%  (4 votes) 

Total Votes: 19
Is today a great day to be alive for you?

Yes  89.47%  (17 votes) 

No  10.53%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 19

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.

10/07/19 – Arriving at Work

CURRENT EVENTS

l’ve had days like this.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

I’ve been watching the seven seasons (I’m wrapping up season six) of Star Trek: The Next Generation, when I decided to watch the four Next Generation feature films. I liked each one better than the prior one.

Star Trek Generations (1994)

Capt. Jean-Luc Picard commands the newest incarnation of the U.S.S. Enterprise, investigating a disaster at an outlying settlement. The catastrophe’s sole survivor is Dr. Tolian Soran, who has malevolent plans to use an energy field called the Nexus. (Source: Netflix)

Star Trek First Contact (1996)

The Borg have time-traveled to Earth’s past to prevent the first contact between humans and Vulcans, which resulted in the Federation’s birth. Bent on revenge, Picard follows the Borg to the 21st century. (Source: Netflix)

Star Trek Insurrection (1998)

Capt. Picard and the Enterprise crew head to a mysterious world where metaphasic radiation has halted the aging process of its citizens. There, they work to unravel a conspiracy that would harness the planet’s power. (Source: Netflix)

Star Trek Nemesis (2002)

With longtime foes the Romulans at last willing to negotiate peace with the Federation, the Enterprise and its crew are dispatched on a diplomatic mission. But it’s all a ruse that will pit them against a wily villain with a sinister agenda. (Source: Netflix)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

This is month is Halloween, I thought the music of the week should have a Halloween theme.

Werewolves of London (1978)

By Warren Zevon

ART OF THE WEEK

The Ohio Deadlift bar is truly a work of art and arguably the world’s best deadlift bar. I’m pleased to say that there are four of them, all privately owned, at the Royal Oak gym, where I work out.

One of those four deadlift bars is mine.

Privately owned bars are kept under lock and key.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

 Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi as Dracula (1931)

Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956), better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian-American actor best remembered for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in other horror films.

In 1927, he appeared as Count Dracula in a Broadway adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel. He later appeared in the 1931 film Dracula directed by Tod Browning and produced by Universal Pictures. Through the 1930s, he occupied an important niche in horror films, with their East European setting, but his Hungarian accent limited his potential casting, and he unsuccessfully tried to avoid typecasting. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

If you believe the 80/20 rule, we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time, but the following does make a point.

CHARACTER TRAITS

It’s a Great Day to Be Alive

By Travis Tritt

SOCIAL TRAITS 

Drug Testing Is Getting More and More Common

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

If you have school age children, do you pick them up from school or wait for them at the school bus stop?

I don’t have school aged children; but if I did, I would pick them up from school or wait at the school bus stop.  63.64%  (7 votes) 

I don’t have school aged children; but if I did, I would not pick them up from school or wait for them at the school bus stop.  27.27%  (3 votes) 

No  9.09%  (1 votes) 

Yes  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 11

Regarding books by Malcolm Gladwell?

I’ve read at least one and liked it  75%  (3 votes) 

I’ve read at least one and did not like it  25%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 4
Regarding the film “Waking Life”:

I have not seen it, nor do I wish to see it.  45.45%  (5 votes) 

I have not seen it, but would like to see it.  36.36%  (4 votes) 

I’ve seen it and I liked it.  18.18%  (2 votes) 

I’ve seen it and did not like it.  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 11

Have you been to Barcelona?

No  75%  (9 votes) 

Yes and I have been inside of the Sagrada Famila.  25%  (3 votes) 

Yes, but I have not been inside of the Sagrada Famila.  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 12
Did you enjoy Elvis by Mr. Singh?

Yes  81.82%  (9 votes) 

No  18.18%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 11

Do you believe if you don’t pick a day to relax, your body will pick it for you?

Yes  92.31%  (12 votes) 

No  7.69%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 13
Your reaction to the song “Ain’t Hurtin Nobody?

First time I head it and I did not like it.  50%  (5 votes) 

First time I heard it and I liked it.  40%  (4 votes) 

I’ve heard it before and I liked the song.  10%  (1 votes) 

I’ve heard it before and I do not like the song.  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 10

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.