10/18/20 – Presidential Candidates

CURRENT EVENTS

Presidential Candidates

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Everyone should read some version of the Tao Te Ching at least once during their life.

The Illustrated Tao Te Ching

By Lao Tzu

Translated by Man-Ho Kwok, Martin Palmer & Jay Ramsay

Calligraphy by Kwok-Lap Chan

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

If you can’t watch a film with English subtitles, than this film isn’t for you. In fact, it isn’t for everyone. It has probably been at least ten years since I’ve watched it and I just watched it again the other day. I wasn’t disappointed. 

The Seventh Seal

Returning exhausted from the Crusades to find medieval Sweden gripped by the Plague, a knight (Max von Sydow) suddenly comes face-to-face with the hooded figure of Death, and challenges him to a game of chess. As the fateful game progresses, and the knight and his squire encounter a gallery of outcasts from a society in despair, Bergman mounts a profound inquiry into the nature of faith and the torment of mortality. One of the most influential films of its time, The Seventh Seal is a stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning and a work of stark visual poetry. (Source of film description: The Criterion Collection)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I’m sorry if I am turning any of you off with this presidential campaign speech, but since so many are posting political messages I thought why not.

Never Gonna Give You Up

By Rick Astley

ART OF THE WEEK

Designing trophies is an art form. Here are the awards we gave out for best Halloween costumes in various categories.

Hopefully, next year the Halloween parties will resume.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OR ANIMAL OF THE WEEK

SHARK

Nothing more needs to be said.

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Are you going to go on a social media diet?

No  52.63%  (10 votes) 

Yes  47.37%  (9 votes) 

Total Votes: 19

Were you aware of Buck Dancing before seeing this post?

No  55%  (11 votes) 

Yes  45%  (9 votes) 

Total Votes: 20
Your 2020 New Year’s Resolution

I didn’t make one  80%  (16 votes) 

I did not accomplish my New Year’s Resolutions and I am giving up on it this year  10%  (2 votes) 

I did not accomplish my New Year’s Resolution, but the year is not yet over with  10%  (2 votes) 

I accomplished my New Year’s Resolution  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 20

Have you ever regretted to responding to outrageous postings?

No, I just ignore the post  57.89%  (11 votes) 

Yes, I have regretted responding  31.58%  (6 votes) 

No, I have never regretted my response  10.53%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 19
Do you think people actually hear what is being said?

Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t  100%  (17 votes) 

Always  0%  (0 votes) 

Never  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 17

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.

My Final Cover

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

10/11/20 – Recent Archaeological Find

CURRENT EVENTS

Recent Archaeological Find

I have no idea why we aren’t hearing more about this recent extraordinary archaeological find, so I thought I should at least let the readers of this blog know about this discovery. (Thanks Carmen for bringing this to my attention).

BOOK OF THE WEEK

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

If you aren’t paying for the product, you are the product.

Did I get your attention? I really didn’t enjoy watching this film. But like Uncle Tony used to say, “It’s like a lot of medicine, it may not taste good; but it is good for you.

I don’t buy into this whole The Social Dilemma thing, but the film does present things for one to consider. 

The Social Dilemma

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Dance of Lurch & Wednesday Addams

ART OF THE WEEK

Dancing is an art form and here is a form of dance that you may not be ware of and here is a video of three national champions.

Buck Dancing

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSONS OF THE WEEK

Boris Karloff

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).

For his contribution to film and television, Karloff was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

Perceptions

Do we really hear what is being said?

Watch the short film and take the poll

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Do you believe the purchase of shampoo explains some of the differences between most men and women?

Yes  62.5%  (15 votes) 

Maybe  25%  (6 votes) 

No  12.5%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 24

Regarding the Poirot episode “Cards on the Table”

I have not seen the episode, but would like to see it  50%  (10 votes) 

I have seen the episode and liked it  40%  (8 votes) 

I have not seen the episode, nor do I wish to see it  10%  (2 votes) 

I have seen the episode and did not like it  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 20
Are you “really” getting enough exercise?

No  50%  (11 votes) 

Maybe  27.27%  (6 votes) 

Yes, for certain  13.64%  (3 votes) 

Yes, I think so  9.09%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 22

Most people will say they love people more than things, but when you observe the actions of people, what does their actions say?

About evenly divided between people and things  50%  (9 votes) 

They love things more than people  38.89%  (7 votes) 

They love people more than things  11.11%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 18
Does worrying that your house isn’t clean prevent you from inviting friends over?

No  57.89%  (11 votes) 

Yes, at times  31.58%  (6 votes) 

Yes  10.53%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 19

Which do you want?

Truth  73.68%  (14 votes) 

Reassurance what I believe in is true  26.32%  (5 votes) 

Total Votes: 19
Are you putting off things you really want to do?

Just a few things  63.16%  (12 votes) 

Yes  26.32%  (5 votes) 

No  10.52%  (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.

My Final Cover

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

10/04/20 – Difference Between Men and Women

CURRENT EVENTS

Difference Between Men and Women

I believe the purchase of shampoo describes the difference between many men and women.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

Although not the typical Halloween scary movie, it is still very interesting.

Cards on the Table

Agatha Christie Poirot, Series 10, Episode 2

The enigmatic, sinister Mr. Shaitana, one of London’s richest men, invites 8 guests, 4 of them possible murderers and 4 ‘detectives’ to his opulent apartment.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

How about some Halloween dancing.

Nobody But Me

A Monster Groove

ART OF THE WEEK

Grey Fountains

I’ve been closing up my backyard fountains in preparation for winter. Here is another one that I just closed up.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSONS OF THE WEEK

Team Armageddon

December 2017

The fellow in the center is the team founder and trainer,

Art Little

I’m looking forward to Team Armageddon being back in action in 2021, stronger than ever. They may not look it, but there are a number of world record holders in that photo.

  WEEK’S JOKE

Fellows, if you aren’t having any luck with online dating sites.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Are you for or against Amy Coney Barrett being confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice?

Against and I am an Independent  33.33%  (9 votes) 

For and I am a Republican  29.63%  (8 votes) 

For and I am an Independent  22.22%  (6 votes) 

Against and I am a Democrat  7.41%  (2 votes) 

For and I am a Democrat  3.7%  (1 votes) 

Against and I am a Republican  3.7%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 27

Are you mindful of the things you put in your body emotionally, spiritually and physically?

Yes  86.36%  (19 votes) 

No  13.64%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 22
What role do you think parents are responsible for children who turn out dysfunctional, on welfare, commit crimes, etc.

Primarily responsible  60.87%  (14 votes) 

Some responsibility  30.43%  (7 votes) 

Not responsible at all  8.7%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 23

Do you think the Government and the media can get the American people to do anything?

Yes  30%  (6 votes) 

Maybe  30%  (6 votes) 

No, but almost  25%  (5 votes) 

No  15%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 20
Mozart’s Paintings

I’ve never seen one  72.22%  (13 votes) 

I have seen pictures of Mozart’s paintings or copies of his paintings  16.67%  (3 votes) 

I have seen an actual painting by Mozart  11.11%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 18

Last week, were you primarily?

Peaceful  66.67%  (12 votes) 

Anxious  33.33%  (6 votes) 

Depressed  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.

My Final Cover

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