Friday, April 12, 2013

Second Episode of Hannibal

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I managed to stay awake long enough to watch the second episode of Hannibal last night. It was difficult because it comes on at nine o'clock and I always start to get sleepy around eight. And my weary creaky body longs to lie down in bed by that time. But I watched it.

For now, I am keeping to myself my thoughts on the relative value of viewing the show or getting necessary rest.

But I still think it a huge mistake casting Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Jack Crawford, head of Behavioral Sciences at the FBI and Graham's boss.


On April 12, 1961, aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel into space. During the flight, the 27-year-old test pilot and industrial technician also became the first man to orbit the planet, a feat accomplished by his space capsule in 89 minutes. Vostok 1 orbited Earth at a maximum altitude of 187 miles and was guided entirely by an automatic control system. The only statement attributed to Gagarin during his one hour and 48 minutes in space was, "Flight is proceeding normally; I am well."

Twenty years later, on April 12, 1981, the space shuttle Columbia was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, becoming the first reusable manned spacecraft to travel into space. Piloted by American astronauts Robert L. Crippen and John W. Young, the Columbia undertook a 54-hour space flight of 36 orbits before successfully touching down at California's Edwards Air Force Base on April 14.



kafkaesque [kahf-kuh-esk]
-  of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling the literary work of Franz Kafka.
-  marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity.



David Letterman
(born April 12, 1947)
David Letterman is an American television host and comedian. He hosts the late night television talk show, Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. Letterman has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. Letterman recently surpassed friend and mentor Johnny Carson for having the longest late-night hosting career in the United States of America.

Jennifer Marie Morrison
(born April 12, 1979)
Jennifer Morrison is an American actress, model and film producer. She is best known for her role as Dr. Allison Cameron in House, and Emma Swan in the current ABC adventure fantasy television series Once Upon a Time. She also portrayed Zoey Pierson in the sixth season of How I Met Your Mother.

Tiny Tim
(Born April 12, 1932 – November 30, 1996)
Tiny Tim was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. He was most famous for his rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" sung in a distinctive high falsetto/vibrato voice.

Edward Phillip "Ed" O'Neill, Jr.
(born April 12, 1946)

Ed O'Neill is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the main character, Al Bundy, on the Fox TV Network sitcom Married... with Children, for which he was nominated for two Golden Globes. Since 2009, O'Neill has been playing patriarch Jay Pritchett on the award-winning ABC sitcom Modern Family, a role for which he was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won two Screen Actors Guild Awards.


"Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly."
-- Rosalind Russell

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