Saturday, October 25, 2014

I Voted Early



Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt


A couple days ago I watched an older movie titled The Collector. I found it to be extremely weird, yet the characters came across (to me) as perfectly understandable. I am now tempted to buy the book upon which the movie was based,

The Collector is a 1965 American psychological thriller film based on the 1963 novel The Collector by John Fowles and filmed at various locations in England. The film was adapted by Stanley Mann and John Kohn and was directed by William Wyler, who turned down The Sound of Music to do it. It starred Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar.


Samantha Eggar


Did You Know . . .?

Fake art can be detected because of nuclear bombs. Strontium-90 and cesium-137 are isotopes that didn't exist in nature before nuclear explosions, so any piece of artwork containing these elements that's supposed to me made before 1945 is a forgery.



On this day in 1994, Susan Smith reported that she was carjacked in South Carolina by a man who took her car with her two small children in the backseat. Although authorities immediately began searching for three-year-old Michael and one-year-old Alex, they could find no trace of them or of Smith's car. After nine days of intense national media attention, Smith finally confessed that the carjacking tale was false and that she had driven her Mazda into the John D. Long Lake in order to drown her children. Apparently, Susan was involved with another man who did not want children, and she thought that killing her children was the only way to continue the relationship. She was convicted on two counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison.



democracy [dih-MOK-ruh-see]
Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens are meant to participate equally -- either directly or, through elected representatives, indirectly -- in the proposal, development and establishment of the laws by which their society is run.



(born October 25, 1964)
Michael Boatman is an American actor and writer. He is best known for his roles as New York City mayoral aide Carter Heywood in the ABC sitcom Spin City, as U.S. Army Specialist Samuel Beckett in the ABC drama series China Beach, and as sports agent Stanley Babson in the HBO comedy series Arli$$.

(born October 25, 1984)
Katy Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

(born October 25, 1928)
Marion Ross is an American actress best known for her role as Marion Cunningham on the ABC television series, Happy Days from 1974 to 1984.

(born October 25, 1963)
Tracy Nelson is an American actress, writer, and cancer survivor. She is a fifth-generation performer. Her great-grandparents were Hazel Dell (née McNutt) and Roy Hilliard Snyder vaudeville performers. Their daughter was her paternal grandmother Harriet Nelson, the star of the long-running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Her parents were Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ricky Nelson and actress / artist Kristin Nelson. Her paternal grandparents are Ozzie and Harriet Hilliard Nelson, whose television show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet is represented in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.


The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
--Winston Churchill


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