BOOK OF THE WEEK
I think you will find this book very interesting. You will learn something about one of the great comedians, the interesting people he associated with and there is a lot of Rodney Dangerfield humor spread throughout the book.
If you aren’t sure what Rodney Dangerfield humor is like, here is an example:
I told my landlord I wanted to live in a more expensive appartment.
He raised my rent.
It’s Not Easy Being‘ Me
By Rodney Dangerfield
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
This continues to be one of my favorite films.
Back To School (1986)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
ART OF THE WEEK
If you have any interest in art or would like to acquire a bit of culture, this is a beautifully illustrated book is an excellent source.
Art of the Western World
By Michael Wood, Bruce Cole and Adelheid Gealt
An illustrated survey of the history of Western art examines the societies, values, and ideals that shaped the development of painting, sculpture, and architecture, from ancient Greece to the present. (Source: Amazon)
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Jack Roy (born Jacob Rodney Cohen; November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), popularly known by the stage name Rodney Dangerfield, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter, musician and author. He was known for his self-deprecating one-liner humor, his catchphrase “I don’t get no respect!” and his monologues on that theme.
He began his career working as a stand-up comic in the Borscht Belt resorts of the Catskill Mountains northwest of New York City. His act grew in popularity as he became a mainstay on late-night talk shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s, eventually developing into a headlining act on the Las Vegas casino circuit.
His catchphrase “I don’t get no respect!” came from an attempt to improve one of his stand-up jokes. “I played hide and seek; they wouldn’t even look for me.” He thought the joke would be stronger if it used the formulaic “I was so …” beginning (“I was so poor,” “He was so ugly,” “She was so stupid,” etc.). He tried “I get no respect,” and got a much better response with the audience; it became a permanent feature of his act and comedic persona.
I get such a kick out of this, perhaps it is because I spent so many years in the corporate world.
This year, 2020, is the first year in some time that I have not be in a powerlifting contest, but if there is anyway possible, that is going to change in 2021. Next year will be my last year to compete in the 70 to 74 year category as I will be turning 75 in August of 2021.
I’m primarily a deadlifter (If you don’t know what that is, you can watch the short video below), but once in a while I also benchpress in a contest.
As you get older, maintaining your health is a full time job. Please remember it is never too late to improve your health.
Anger almost never helps resolve a situation – note that I said “almost”
Want to know what a person values, watch how they use their time.
If you seek happiness, you may want to try this approach.
LAST WEEK’S POLL
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.