And, I'll be getting around to that in a moment, but first, let us take a look at our Hoosierland weather.
Today will be a lot less rainy and cloudy (finally, the sun has decided to get up), with temps back up around the mid-to-upper 70s.
My kind of August...NICE!
So, without any further deviations or tangents to speak of, go and grab a cup of your favorite morning fortitude and we'll see what this day brings.
*** First out of the boat-slip today is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week.
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."
Now who said that anyway?
And if you guess ME (again), nope, sorry...wrong.
It's also NOT a quote from the movie V for Vendetta, although there are some similarities to a line or two from the flick.
There is SO much truth in all the arts...IF you know where to look.
Now THAT you can quote me on...LOL
Meanwhile,back at the laugh factory...
*** As is the custom this month, it's time again for our look into "What the hell happened today, Bob?" as we take note of the events and people for today.
1521 – After an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés capture Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquer the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
(and then diseases from the Spanish decimated the Aztecs as well)
|Let's censor the press.|
1831 – Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia.
(Guess they didn't need a good reason back THEN, either)
1913 – First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist. (Semper Fi, MA'AM!)
1942 – Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizes the construction of facilities that would house the "Development of Substitute Materials" project, better known as the Manhattan Project.
|An "awwww" moment in every child's life.|
(and we cried as children when we watched it)
1961 – East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West. (Welcome to Checkpoint Charlie)
|Okay, been 3 weeks - we're ready to come out...seriously.|
1978 – One hundred fifty Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War. (Again, some things NEVER change)
1860 – Annie Oakley, American target shooter (d. 1926)
|Yes, THAT Bert Lahr.|
|Going to the "birds"?|
1920 – Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)
|Let's add COMMUNIST DICTATOR to that|
1930 – Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (d. 2007)
|When hockey was HOCKEY!|
1951 – Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)
1959 – Danny Bonaduce, American actor
|Okay, she's cute, too.|
|Sebastian Stan as "Bucky"Barnes (right) w/ Chris Evans|
And, it's also International Lefthanders Day.
Now you know more than the person running your city.
*** Next up, that riots and looting in Ferguson Missouri are entering their THIRD day, in spite of both the local NAACP and the slain teen's parents calling for a halt to this chaos...yeah, falling on deaf ears time there for sure.
|Dis sh*t's mine, motherf$ckers|
Amazing how some people will CHOOSE to devolve into an anarchistic mindset at the drop of a hat, isn't it?
I find it so typical of the entitlement mentality that permeates most every inner city and way too many ethnic neighborhoods.
Free stuff because you can get away with taking it...not seeing any justice for the slain here...just "sticking it to whoever" (probably "Whitey").
|Doan gotta use mah EBT fo dis stuff.|
If anything, it's gotten WORSE...much worse, and an event such as the one in Ferguson can be just the impetus to light the wrong fuse and cause a greater widespread scenario of riots in OTHER cities.
Remember a few years back, when these black "flash mobs" would target stores and malls around the country?
Absolutely NO reason behind those events...they just "happened", with store owners (and consumers) taking the "hit" on that.
|Too thin a blue line here.|
We just :"let it slide"...AGAIN (because they're poor...or just too damn STUPID to know right from wrong?). We're all being bamboozled here. Time to wake up and smell the businesses burning.
*** The entertainment world has lost another icon...from a time past in the golden age of cinema.
Lauren Bacall has passed away at the age of 89, and here is her WIKI:
|"You do know how to whistle, don'cha?"|
Back in the day, she was a REAL hottie...reminded me of Leann Rimes in some ways
She was born in the BRONX, so you KNEW you didn't mess with her...lol
She obviously caught the eye of one of her costars...one Humphrey Bogart, and they eventually wed, with he being TWENTY FIVE years her senior.
I will say she aged damn well, and I even remember her doing those coffee commercials.
Her WIKI is rally worth a read, because she was a "spitfire", and a self-proclaimed liberal. She co-starred in THE SHOOTIST with John Wayne, and despite their OBVIOUS political differences, they got along very well.
ALWAYS a New York girl.
*** Last back to the theater today...again, we see those who take from life, never giving back, and others who give TO life...not only their but the myriad of people around the world simply by being who they are (or were).
I suppose that as important as what you do IN life is, what you leave behind...your "legacy" if you will, is what will outlive you.
Being an icon in entertainment is one thing, but being a good man or woman is JUST as important, at least I think it is.
|And it can be to a total stranger.|
It's funny how MANY souls we "touch" in life by what we say, what we do, or merely by who we are.
The numbers would be staggering, and we're not even aware of it.
We just go through life, often unaware of those we influence along the way.
I think you'd be surprised at how many people YOU have already had some impact upon.
And that should bring a smile to your face, if not in this world, then definitely in the next.
Stay SAFE out there, America.