Thursday, September 6, 2012

Some Oldies Really Are Goodies


I've been reading the "Look Inside" sections of books at The Kindle Store and neglected to decide on what to write about here in the blog. Now it's too late in the morning to do that little chore.

It came to mind that it's been close on to fifty years since I have read God's Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell so I dived right in at the Amazon's "Look Inside" feature of that one . . .
. . . even though I know for sure that I won't give them the $10.94 asking price. That's just too durned much for an e-book. After all, I could probably get an old  printed copy of that novel down at Bookman's Used Bookstore just three miles West of here on Speedway Boulevard for three or four dollars.

But what I have already read from the "Look Inside" section confirmed my suspicion that I'd like to re-read that old book.

I'll give it some thought.


In case you missed Bill Clinton's nominating speech at the 2012 Democratic Convention last night and would like to watch it, (or parts of it), PZ Myers has the complete speech video on his website. Link is below:


sabermetrics  [say-buhr-MET-ricks]
the computerized measurement of baseball statistics.

Sabermetrics, according to Wikipedia is the specialized analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics that measure in-game activity. The term is derived from the acronym SABR, which stands for the Society for American Baseball Research. It was coined by Bill James, who is one of its pioneers and is often considered its most prominent advocate and public face.



Jane Curtin

Born Sept 6, 1947
Age: 64 years old

Jane Therese Curtin is an American actress and comedienne. First coming to prominence as an original cast member on the hit TV comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1975, she went on to win back-to-back Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series on the 1980s sitcom Kate & Allie portraying the role of Allison "Allie" Lowell. Curtin later starred in the hit series 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001), playing the role of Dr. Mary Albright. Curtin has also appeared in many movie roles, including Charlene in the The Librarian series of movies (2004–2008). She also reprised one of her Saturday Night Live characters, Prymaat (Clorhone) Conehead, in the 1993 film The Coneheads.

Born Sept 6, 1937
Age: 74 years old

Jo Anne Worley is an American actress. Her work covers television, films, theater, game shows, talk shows, commercials, and cartoons. She is best known for her work on the comedy-variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

Jo Anne Worley was born in Lowell, IN, just a few miles North of my hometown of Rensselaer. I met one of her classmates who told me about how she was always the funny one, and the most loud and foul-mouthed girl in their class.

Born Sept 6, 1958
Age: 53 years old

Jeffrey Marshall "Jeff" Foxworthy is an American comedian, television and radio personality and author. He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe which also comprises Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Ron White. Known for his "you might be a redneck" one-liners, Foxworthy has released six major-label comedy albums. His first two albums were each certified 3×multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Foxworthy has also written several books based on his redneck jokes, as well as an autobiography entitled No Shirt, No Shoes... No Problem!.


People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
--Steven Spielberg

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