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Detectives taking new look at Natalie Woods death – Boston.com

Detectives taking new look at Natalie Woods death – Boston.com.

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November 18, 2011 Posted by | crime, entertainment, history, media | | Leave a comment

Andy Rooney dies at age 92, CBS reports – Entertainment – Celebrities – TODAY.com

 

Andy Rooney dies at age 92, CBS reports – Entertainment – Celebrities – TODAY.com.

R.I.P.

November 5, 2011 Posted by | death, entertainment, government, history, media | Leave a comment

Humor

List of Disney's Aladdin characters

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All I Need is a Miracle

A woman was walking along the beach when she stumbled upon a genie’s lamp. She picked it up and rubbed it. Lo-and-behold a genie appeared. The amazed woman asked if she got three wishes.

The Genie said, “Nope. Due to inflation, constant downsizing, low wages in third-world countries and fierce global competition, I can only grant you one wish. So, what’ll it be?”

The woman didn’t hesitate. She said, “I want peace in the Middle East. See this map? I want these countries to stop fighting with each other.”

The Genie looked at the map and exclaimed, “Gadzooks, lady! These countries have been at war for thousands of years. I’m good, but not THAT good! I don’t think it can be done. Make another wish.”

The woman thought for a minute. She said, “Well, I’ve been trying to find the right husband. You know, one that’s considerate and fun, likes to cook and helps with the housecleaning, has a great sense of humor and gets along with my family, doesn’t watch sports all the time and is faithful. That’s what I wish for. A good mate.”

The Genie let out a long sigh and said, “Let me see that map again.”

December 5, 2010 Posted by | entertainment, humor, media | , , | Leave a comment

My Love of Old Westerns

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The Encore channel has two western stations that stay on my big screen. I can’t watch enough of these great old films.

Times were tough back then, but things were a lot simpler.Men were real men, they had no time to be self centered. The women also had no time for themselves, just their families.

Neighbors were real neighbors, always there for you no matter what. So much better than today in my opinion.

All the old shows share such moral standards we rarely see in many films today. Also, the beauty of the characters shined through so clearly.Not only the clear physical beauty of the women but the integrity of the people were most portrayed by the directors of the day.

I love watching these pictures over and over. It makes an escape for me somehow from the day to day concerns of our state of  life.

I realize the troubles they had back then, but still feel, if reincarnation could bring me back, I certainly would like to be in the 19th century, if only for a while.

November 22, 2010 Posted by | culture, entertainment, history, media, social | , , , | 1 Comment

Top US ballet troupe returns to Cuba | Stage | guardian.co.uk

Gran Teatro de la Habana (Teatro Garcia Lorca)

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Top US ballet troupe returns to Cuba | Stage | guardian.co.uk.

ABT in Cuba: Dancers of the American Ballet Theatre perform in Havana, Cuba
The New York-based American Ballet Theatre (ABT) perform Theme and Variations, choreographed by George Balanchine, at the Karl Marx theatre in Havana

 

 

November 4, 2010 Posted by | art, culture, entertainment, global, history, media, social | , , , | Leave a comment

Earth , Wind & Fire song

Earth Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire.”Show Me The Way”

November 3, 2010 Posted by | culture, entertainment, history, media, music, social | | Leave a comment

Songs We Love: The Best Of Soul Train : NPR

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Songs We Love: The Best Of Soul Train : NPR. videos: Barry White “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Baby”

It would be easy to tell the story of Soul Trainwith facts and figures. It ran for 35 seasons, making it the longest continuously airing first-run syndicated television program. It’s been referenced in many song lyrics, films and TV shows. Countless R&B and soul acts performed on the show and credited Soul Train as a crucial element of their success.

But the show’s impact on America’s collective cultural identity is best described by the people who watched it and let it shape their musical sensibilities. While the show’s audience was always primarily African-AmericanSoul Train was also a cross-cultural hit. Seems we all wanted to check out the latest moves and fashions from that in-studio dance floor.

November 3, 2010 Posted by | culture, entertainment, global, history, media, music, social | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy Days dad Tom Bosley dies at 83 – Entertainment – Celebrities – TODAYshow.com

 

 

Happy Days dad Tom Bosley dies at 83 – Entertainment – Celebrities – TODAYshow.com.

October 19, 2010 Posted by | culture, death, history, humor, media, social | Leave a comment

Barbara Billingsley, Beaver Cleavers TV Mom, Dies – Entertainment News Story – KPHO Phoenix

 

 

Barbara Billingsley, Beaver Cleavers TV Mom, Dies – Entertainment News Story – KPHO Phoenix. Wonderful memories. R.I.P.

October 16, 2010 Posted by | children, culture, death, history, humor, media | Leave a comment

Titanic Survivor’s Account

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Titanic survivors Laura Francatelli (standing, second right) and her employers, Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon (standing, third left) and Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon (directly behind Lady Lucy), on the Carpathia, following their rescue from the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. (AP Photo/Henry Aldridge and Son)
Francatelli was a maid to Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff-Gordon. Her account tells of how she and her mistress refused to board a lifeboat unless Sir Cosmo joined them, which he at first refused until an officer insisted. She also wrote how she and Lady Duff-Gordon were the only women on deck at the time.

“We were dropped into this boat and lowered into the sea. Just as they were lowering the boat two American gentlemen came along the deck and got in also.

“The Officers gave orders to us to row away from ship.

“There were seven sailors in the boat Lady Duff Gordon myself Sir Cosmo and the two American gentlemen. Twelve in all.

“The boat was not a lifeboat but quite a small ordinary rowing boat and not too safe,” she continued.

“We kept on rowing and stopping and rowing again I heard some talk going on all about the suction if the ship went down. I do not know who joined in the conversation.

“We were a long way off when we saw the Titanic go right up at the back and plunge down. There was an awful rumbling when she went. The [sic] came the screams and cries. I do not know how long they lasted.

“We had hardly any talk. The men spoke about God and prayers and wives. We were all in the darkness. Mr. Hengle kept on shouting Boat ahoy! and some one said There was bound to be help soon. After the ship went down all seemed very quiet for a long while.

“Later on I heard the men speaking about losing their kits and Sir C. Duff Gordon said he would make it all right for them. Sir Cosmo told them not to worry about it. He would give them £5 each.”

Francatelli also wrote of warming the hands and feet of the men who were rowing the boat due to the freezing temperatures.

Following their rescue, stories circulated that Sir Duff-Gordon had bribed crewmembers to get a boat for himself, his wife and employee. Though cleared by an official inquiry, his reputation suffered. He died in 1931.

Lady Duff-Gordon, a noted fashion designer, died in 1935.

Francatelli later married hotelier Max Haering. She died in London in 1967.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/16/world/main6964637.shtml

October 16, 2010 Posted by | Britain, death, disaster, glacier, global, history, media, photography | , , , | Leave a comment