01/27/20 – Which do you prefer?

CURRENT EVENTS

Which Do You Prefer To Watch?

or

BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Rest of Your Life is The Best of Your Life

By David  Brown

This book by David Brown (spouse of Helen Gurley Brown) is about 30 years old, but it contains some excellent advice if you turning grey or even if you aren’t.

David and Goliath

By Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has written a number of books. I think this is one of his better ones.

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

I thought this was a really interesting and entertaining film.  

JoJo RabbitI

Star Trek: Picard

I saw the first episode of this new Star Trek series and it was a delight to again see Jean-Luc Picard plus Data in a couple of dream sequences. 

Star Trek: Picard is an American web television series created for CBS All Access. It is the eighth series in the Star Trek franchise and centers on the character Jean-Luc Picard. Set at the end of the 24th century, 18 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), the storyline revisits the death of Commander Data, which occurred in the climax of that film, as well as the destruction of the planet Romulus, which occurred in the 2009 film Star Trek.

Patrick Stewart is the executive producer of the series and stars as Picard. Several actors from previous Star Trek series also reprise their roles, including Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, Marina Sirtis, and Jonathan Frakes.

Star Trek: Picard premiered on January 23, 2020, and its first season will consist of ten episodes. Ahead of the premiere, CBS All Access renewed Star Trek: Picard for a 10-episode second season. (Source: Wikipedia)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Rain

By Hanne Kat

ART OF THE WEEK

Magritte

By David Sylvester

I’ve read a lot of books on the surrealist painter (Perhaps a philosopher that communicates with paintings rather than words) and this is one of the best, plus the many images are amazing to say the least.

The artist’s most unforgettable images come together in an exquisite study of his life and work. This comprehensive and provocative monograph traces the influences on Magritte’s art while 400 illustrations show the full range of his work. Not only the well-known paintings but also lesser-known murals, photographs, sculptures, and commercial works are represented. 400 illustrations, 110 in full-color. (Source: Amazon)

Here are some of the less provocative images in the book.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant dead in California helicopter crash Sunday (1/26/20)

Kobe Bean Bryant (August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, Bryant played his entire 20-season career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers.

He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships. Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP). Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, ranks fourth on the league’s all-time regular season scoring, and ranks fourth on the all-time postseason scoring list. Bryant was the first guard in NBA history to play at least 20 seasons.

According to Forbes, Bryant’s net worth was estimated at $350 million in 2016. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Based upon the photo, I think you are in:

Little Havana  60.42%  (29 votes) 

Cuba  31.25%  (15 votes) 

South America  4.17%  (2 votes) 

Standing next to the south pole  2.08%  (1 votes) 

Standing next to a barber shop pole  2.08%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 48

Regarding the movie “Downton Abby”:

I have not seen the movie and do not want to see it.  35.71%  (10 votes) 

I have not seen the movie, but I want to see it  28.57%  (8 votes) 

I saw the movie and liked it, but not as much as the TV series  21.43%  (6 votes) 

I saw the movie and like it as much as the TV series  14.29%  (4 votes) 

I saw the movie and did not like it.  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 28
Do you stop eating two or three hours before bedtime?

Yes  40.63%  (13 votes) 

Sometimes  40.63%  (13 votes) 

No  18.74%  (6 votes) 

Total Votes: 32

Who is primarily responsible for the situation you find yourself in?

I am  96.77%  (30 votes) 

A higher power  3.23%  (1 votes) 

My parents  0%  (0 votes) 

Society  0%  (0 votes) 

Luck  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 31
Have you been involved in Facebook drama?

No  86.67%  (26 votes) 

Yes, but now avoid  13.33%  (4 votes) 

Yes  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 30

How much did you know about Art Deco before reading this post?

A little  50%  (14 votes) 

Nothing  28.57%  (8 votes) 

A lot  21.43%  (6 votes) 

Total Votes: 28
Do you have too much stuff?

Yes  72.41%  (21 votes) 

No  17.24%  (5 votes) 

Maybe  10.34%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 29

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 “01/27/20 – Which do you prefer?

    • Thank you for your comment. I just treat the blog like a job with a Monday publish deadline. It is a nice change from all the physical training–sort of like a break. Again, thank you for noticing the effort that goes into each week’s post.

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