11/18/19 – Transformers Warning

CURRENT EVENTS

Transformers Warning

I thought Transformers was just a science fiction action film. That is, until they appeared at my house. 

My thanks goes to the brave men in the green vests who tried to fight off the Transformers.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I’ve been a life-long fan of self-help books and this is a good one that is also very funny. I first read it back in 2002 and every so often I look it over again as I did last week and I still enjoy it.

A Goomba’s Guide to Life

By Steven R. Schirripa

Attention would-be paesans: Can’t distinguish “gabagool” from “pasta fazool”? Not sure how to properly accessorize your track suit with gold chains? Does the phrase “go to the mattresses” make you sleepy? Now Steven R. Schirripa, The Sopranos’ own Bobby Bacala, exposes the inner mysteries of this unique Italian-American hybrid in A Goomba’s Guide to Life so that anyone can walk, talk, and live like a guy “from the neighborhood.” (Source: goodreads)

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

A nice way to start the Christmas Season is by seeing the play, “A Christmas Carol“.  I’ve been doing this for a very long time. But if for one reason or another you can’t, then perhaps you will want to watch one of the various “A Christmas Carol” films.  My favorite is the one starring George C. Scott. Or perhaps, you might like a more current version, such as Bill Murray’s “Scrooged”.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I remember listening to this a lot while I was in Vietnam, back in 1966-67

Nashville Cats

By Lovin’ Spoonfull

ART OF THE WEEK

They had some pretty cool designs back in 1946. 

The Spacelander

(Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

This bicycle, designed by Benjamin Bowden, was included in the “Britain Can Make It Better” exhibition of 1946. Known simply as the Classic (and later the Spacelander), Bowden’s initial design for the bicycle included a motor that gave riders a little extra oomph while traveling uphill. (Source: themindcircle)

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

I remember this being reported in the news. I think it was a bit of a shock to most of us here in the USA. But without the Russians, the USA would not have been inspired to to what it did regarding landing people on the moon. Your competition isn’t always your enemy; often, they are your inspiration. 

In powerlifting, they have been my inspiration

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin  (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet Air Forces pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, achieving a major milestone in the Space Race; his capsule Vostok 1 completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961. Gagarin became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, his nation’s highest honor. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

Why You So Crazy?

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Do you believe that hearing opposing viewpoints causes no real harm?

Yes  53.85%  (14 votes) 

Depends  30.77%  (8 votes) 

No  15.38%  (4 votes) 

Total Votes: 26

Have you ever read any book about Ben Franklin?

No  77.27%  (17 votes) 

Yes and I thought he was extraordinary  22.73%  (5 votes) 

Yes, but I wasn’t impressed by Franklin  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 22
When it comes to politicians, who do you think they serve?

Themselves  94.74%  (18 votes) 

The people  5.26%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 19

What do you think of all the paper coupons you receive when you check out at a CVS drug store?

Way too much paper  56.52%  (13 votes)

I’ve never been into a CVS store  26.09%  (6 votes)

I like getting all those coupons  17.39%  (4 votes)

I didn’t notice a lot of paper coupons as I check out  0%  (0 votes)

Total Votes: 23
Do you agree or disagree with the above?

Agree  94.44%  (17 votes) 

Disagree  5.56%  (1 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.

17 thoughts on “11/18/19 – Transformers Warning

  1. The movie you mention, A Christmas Carol–with George C Scott–is my fave one too. I also love the Muppets’ version (the inner child in me). Have a blessed holiday season…it’s upon us, if you hadn’t noticed 🙂

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