05/18/20 – What Stage Are You In?

CURRENT EVENTS

What stage of the quarantine are you in?

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Fahrenheit 451

By Ray Bradbury

Given out current situation, I hope you have read this book. If not, maybe you should or at least watch the movie.

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

Last week I mentioned that some films are getting updated for the Coronavirus, such as The Breakfast Club.

Now I have learned that some states, like Michigan, are coming out with there very own versions of films

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

When governments are issuing stay-at-home orders, I thought this particular song was most appropriate.

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction (1965)

By Rolling Stones

ART OF THE WEEK

Here is a tip for young artists

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

I remember watching the Ed Sullivan show when I was a kid and it was my first exposure to Elvis (1956) and the Beatles (1964).

Ed Sullivan

Edward Vincent Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American television personality, entertainment reporter, and syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate.

He is principally remembered as the creator and host of the television variety program The Toast of the Town, later popularly—and, eventually, officially—renamed The Ed Sullivan Show. Broadcast for 23 years from 1948 to 1971, it set a record as the longest-running variety show in US broadcast history. “It was, by almost any measure, the last great TV show,” said television critic David Hinckley. 

Sullivan was a broadcasting pioneer at many levels during television’s infancy. As TV critic David Bianculli wrote, “Before MTV, Sullivan presented rock acts. Before Bravo, he presented jazz and classical music and theater. Before the Comedy Channel, even before there was the Tonight Show, Sullivan discovered, anointed and popularized young comedians. 

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

If you are feeling a little stressed out, you may want to try yoga.

CHARACTER TRAITS

This is an old Cherokee Tale

Sometimes Science Doesn’t Have All The Answers In Life

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

Some of you have been trying to make your own hand sanitizer

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Have you ever read “Brave New World”?
I have heard of the book, but have never read it  40%  (10 votes) 
I have read the book  32%  (8 votes) 
I have never heard of the book  28%  (7 votes

 

Total Votes: 25
Do you waste time on Facebook?
No  47.83%  (11 votes) 
Yes  26.09%  (6 votes)
Maybe  17.39%  (4 votes) 
Yes, but I am going to stop  8.69%  (2 votes

 

Total Votes: 23

Book

I just noticed there is a Kindle promotion going on and there is no charge for my book (This statement added 05/20/20)

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.

My Final Cover

This book can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.

18 thoughts on “05/18/20 – What Stage Are You In?

  1. Last week I heard the term “corona 15” for the 15 pounds a person gains while sitting around in quarantine. I’m not quite at 15, but I’ve put on about 10. (Sigh.) I’m not even hungry, just restless snacking!

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    • Thank you for taking the time to comment Priscilla. I think you experience is fairly common. My problem here in Michigan is the forced gym closing. Last year I sent new national AAPF and world AWPC drug free deadlift records. This year I was going after the non-drug testing national and world deadlift records. But now, I would be embarrassed to enter even a state contest.

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  2. Fascinating post, William! Loved the quizzes, but it’s always hard for me to choose an answer. “It always depends on …” Except for what motivates me to learn – it’s neither fear nor opportunity – it’s simply curiosity! And I did learn new things from your post. Thank you!

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