Plea to Obama – No more speeches in the rain without a coat

Dude, put on a coat!

William Henry Harrison thought it was a good idea, too.

Obama, the next time you want to play the “big man” and give a speech in the cold without a coat under a driving rain, remember these three words: William Henry Harrison. And the one lesson you should learn from the video below is never explain historical events under the influence of alcohol.

How Big is Earth?

This video is really an eye opener.  Want to feel really small?  Watch this:

Politics – HotForWords Style

I watched the debate last night and got absolutely nothing out of it.  The only thing I learned is that I am secure in my choice to be neither a Republican nor a Democrat because I don’t agree 100% with either party.  In my search for a defintion of exactly what each candidate stands for I found these interesting videos from none other than Marina Orlova of HotForWords fame.  I keep stumbling across her videos in the most unexpected Google searches.  BTW – if you’re offended by cleavage, don’t watch this video. 

Paul Newman Dies

Legendary Actor and Philanthropist Paul Newman

Legendary Actor and Philanthropist Paul Newman

This truly is a sad day,  Paul Newman has passed away.  He was my favorite actor.  I’m one of the few people on the planet that counts a film he co-wrote and directed as one of my favorites, Harry and Son.  I even wrote a screenplay (Never living) with him in mind as one of the leads.  He was nominated for 9 academy awards and won one (it should have been more) for The Color of Money.  In addition, his Newman’s Own brand food company has raised over $220 million dollars for charity. The man was a legend for his work on and off screen. I remember on the TV show Cheers they once had a discussion about the sweatiest movie ever made.  Cool Hand Luke won hands down.  

RIP Paul Newman.  You will truly be missed.

A Professional Soccer Team Signs a 9-year-old

Soccer.... Football.... Ball Kicking

Soccer.... Football.... Ball Kicking

I know zip about soccer.  Scratch that, I know less than zip, so I don’t know if this is normal, but a professional soccer team in Italy (AC Milan) has signed 9-year-old Edgardo Obregon.  However, I don’t think he will play at nine.  What I can gather from the article is they will develop his all ready exceptional skills until he’s old enough to join the team.  I’m assuming they are paying him.  The soccer team is not a fly-by-night organization.  The AC Milan have won 18 International titles.  This is all a little disconcerting to me.  The kid is nine, and he lives in Italy.  He’s too young and too Italian.  There’s too many other things he should be doing and great food he should be eating.  My God, think of all the cannolis alone that he won’t be able to eat.  I’ve never been to Italy, but I imagine there is a cannoli cart on every street corner.  If I’m wrong, don’t tell me.  Let me live in my own fantasy world.

BTW – I know that it’s referred to as football in Europe.  I can’t shake the soccer tag.  Football means something entirely different to me.

Nazi Bears

I know nothing!

"I know nothing!"

This photo has been making the rounds on various blogs on the interweb. Technically they are not Nazis (It just made a better headline), but they are German soldiers circa World War II. This isn’t the only photo of German soldiers with some guy in a bear costume. I would love to know the story behind the photo. If I had to guess, I would say that it’s Hogan escaping Stalag thirteen. If you look closely, you may even see Colonel Klink and Sergeant Schultz.

Seriously what is the story behind this picture? You can check out Cryptomundo for more details.

The Day the Earth Stood Still – Farewell to the Master

Can you tell me the best way to the Interstate from here?

"Can you tell me the best way to the Interstate from here?"

The remake of the 1951 classic scifi film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, is set for a December release. When I use the word “classic”, I of course mean cheesy. The 1951 film is fun to watch, but it has the feel of a “B movie.” You can’t go into it expecting too much.

What few people know is that the film is loosely based on a short story written by Harry Bates in 1940. The title of the short story is Farewell to the Master. It has a much more interesting twist than the movie. The conceit is that mankind is so devoid of faith and replete with prejudice that we don’t recognize the true master. It’s a very powerful message.

I encourage you to click here and read the story: Farewell to the Master

Remember to never forget the author!

Quarantine Trailer – I cannot wait for this movie.

Zombie’s in a quarantined building – How could this movie possibly be bad?