Monday, August 13, 2012

A Couple Of Things . . .

 Tucson Weather Today


As I said in yesterday's entry, The Sunday Morning TV News Shows were not worth watching. They were all about Romney and his pick of Paul Ryan for his running mate. And George Will was absent from the round table discussion on the ABC This Week show, which was responsible for its lack of  interest -- in my opinion.

A link to George's Washington Post column is immediately below.

George Will's column re: Romney's Vice-Presidential pick.


Yesterday I prepared an experimental healthy lunch which I like to call Vegetable and Bean Soup. Even though I included a few ingredients that to a purist might seem inappropriate (Chicken Bouillon and a quarter cup of ketchup for instance) the finished product was delicious.


The Scream

(Valued at $119,000,000)

My opinion:

It looks like a child's crayon drawing.


The Sunday Afternoon PBS movie was Thunderbolt And Lightfoot starring Jeff Bridges and Clint Eastwood.

Wikipedia reports: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a 1974 American crime film written and directed by Michael Cimino, starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, and Geoffrey Lewis. I had never seen the movie so I resolved to watch it at 1:00 p.m. Tuscon Time.

Sadly, fhe movie was a disappointment.




The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research.



Alfred Hitchcock

Born Aug. 13, 1899
Died April 29, 1980

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director/producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. On 19 April 1955, he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject.

Pat Harrington Jr.

Born Aug 13, 1929
Age: 82 years old.

Pat Harrington, Jr. is an American voice, stage, and television actor most popularly known for his role as building superintendent "Schneider" on the CBS sitcom One Day at a Time.

Born  August 13, 1860
Died November 3, 1926.

Annie Oakley, born Phoebe Ann Moses, was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar. Oakley's most famous trick is perhaps being able to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, while using a .22 caliber rifle, at 90 feet.

Bert Lahr

Born August 13, 1895.
Died December 4, 1967

Bert Lahr (born Irving Lahrheim) was an American actor and comedian. Lahr is remembered today for his roles as the Cowardly Lion and Kansas farm worker Zeke in the film The Wizard of Oz (1939), but was also well known for work in burlesque, vaudeville, and on Broadway.


"I understand that some believe that we should return to the surface of the moon but I have to say this bluntly, we have been there before."
--President Obama


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