12/06/20 – Friends

CURRENT EVENTS

Friends

True Friend

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

Rodney Dangerfield

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

This continues to be one of my favorite films.

Back To School (1986)

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MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Burning Love

By Elvis

Burning Love

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

Art of the Western World

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

Rodney Dangerfield

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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.

  WEEK’S JOKE

I get such a kick out of this, perhaps it is because I spent so many years in the corporate world.

Wk 48 - 17 Corporate world

PHYSICAL TRAITS

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.

CHARACTER TRAITS

Anger

Anger almost never helps resolve a situation – note that I said “almost”

Hulk

SOCIAL TRAITS

Actions

Want to know what a person values, watch how they use their time.

A Persons actions

LEARNING TRAITS

Happiness

If you seek happiness, you may want to try this approach.

Wk 51 - 18 Secret to happiness

MISCELLANEOUS

Wk 25 - 18 Great things begin from the insides

LAST WEEK’S POLL

The pandemic has made travel even more challenging, do you miss traveling?
Yes  80%  (12 votes) 
No, I don’t need to go anywhere  20%  (3 votes) 
No, I travel as much as I ever did  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 15

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 “12/06/20 – Friends

    • Georgia, thank you for commenting and I trust you are doing well. The quote sort of snuck up on me, as I wasn’t expecting that ending. I did find it rather true😊

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