11/08/20 – America

CURRENT EVENTS

America

BOOK OF THE WEEK

This is a humorous book with a sprinkling of good hardcore gym advice throughout. However, I’m not sure you can appreciate this book unless you have gone to a hardcore gym or plan to go to a hardcore gym.

What is a hardcore gym? For starters there must be at least one picture of Arnold, preferably more. And there must be deadlift platforms.

For years bros, meatheads, and gym rats around the world have posed pressing questions: What can you bench? Can I skip leg day? What goes in this protein shake? And, importantly, do you even lift, bro? At long last, answers to these questions and more can be found in one handy volume – The Swoly Bible, written by the Internet’s favorite gym expert/literary genius, Dom Mazzetti. (Source: Back cover of the book)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

We watched this film Halloween night and found it entertaining and far from being super scary, plus Alice Cooper appears in the film.

Dark Shadows (2012)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

On August 1, 1981, MTV: Music Television goes on the air for the first time ever, with the words (spoken by one of MTV’s creators, John Lack): “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” was the first music video to air on the new cable television channel, which initially was available only to households in parts of New Jersey. (Source: http://www.history.com)

Video Killed The Radio Star (1979)

By the Buggles

ART OF THE WEEK

Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula Flowers

I was in Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula a few weeks back and had to stop to take a photo of these unusual flowers. 

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

I once sat second row ringside and saw George Foreman box and I also saw the great Archie Moore, who was in George’s corner during this particular fight in the Detroit area.

Although one of the best boxers of all time, he was so much more than just a boxer. Foreman stopped fighting and became an ordained minister, initially preaching on street corners before becoming the reverend at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Houston, and devoting himself to his family and his congregation. He also opened a youth center that bears his name.

Rev. George Foreman

Foreman as reverend at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1994

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

When I was taking yoga classes before the pandemic hit, we did this towards the end of every session. 

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

This seems like a good approach.

MISCELLANEOUS

I don’t think anyone should have a billion dollars, because it is way too much unchecked power. However, the vast majority of people who are successful have worked very hard and made great sacrifices to achieve that success. 

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Have you ever thought about writing a book?

No  50%  (9 votes)

Yes and my book is published and available  22.22%  (4 votes)

Yes and I have finished writing it but I have not had it published  16.67%  (3 votes)

Yes, but I have not started  5.56%  (1 votes)

Yes, I have started writing a book but I have not finished writing it  5.55%  (1 votes)

I have had several books published  0%  (0 votes)

Total Votes: 18
Regarding the film “Before Sunrise”
I have not seen the film, but I would like to see it  50%  (8 votes) 
I have not seen the film, nor would I like to see it  31.25%  (5 votes)  
I’ve seen the film and liked it  18.75%  (3 votes) 
I’ve seen the film and did not like it  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 16
Are you for or against continuing Daylight Savings Time?
Against  76.47%  (13 votes) 
For  23.53%  (4 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.

11 thoughts on “11/08/20 – America

  1. As always, great information and lovely info! I never knew George Foreman went into ministry. And I particularly liked the pic quote of whomever is President, my problems are my fault! “Where’s my tractor?” 😂 have a great and blessed day!

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