We've got a few items to toss around this morning, so let's get right into it.
Our Hooisierland weather will not be AS bad as it was yesterday - few schools are open, albeit on 2-hour delays.
It STILL is cold and we have a wind-chill advisory through tomorrow.
|Nice and clear.|
The temps today are starting out HIGHER than later on today, as they drop to around 6-9 degrees, which will feel like between -14 to -19 degrees.
And finally, the LOCAL schools are closed.
Crazy stuff, huh?
We're in low double digits right now, but that wind will stay with us all day as the temps keep dropping.
So, let's all grab a nice got cup of Friday fortitude and see what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the meat locker is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
January 9 -
STATIC ELECTRICITY DAY, and if you have a forced hot air heating, you know EXACTLY what this can be all about in the winter, right?
Shocking to say the least.
ATIONAL APRICOT DAY.
I'll take a hit of apricot BRANDY this morning, thank you
Over the weekend, we have the following:
January 10 -
|Two years running...|
--It's also NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY.
January 11 -
--Sunday is NATIONAL MILK DAY...so, go thank a cow.
|BLUE milk? Is this TATOOINE?|
--And it's NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY.
I plan to watch the movie TAKEN again.
It's also NATIONAL STEP IN THE PUDDLE AND SPLASH YOUR FRIENDS DAY.
THIS weather, all puddles are FROZEN SOLID, and even if they were not, splashing your friends tends to turn them into NOT-so-friends, so a word to the wise should be sufficient there, right?
Glad that's over. Moving on...
*** Next up, Obummer is at it again (like he ever stopped)...he wants to make it FREE for ANYONE to attend a COMMUNITY COLLEGE in America.
(love to know what the hell this idiot has been smoking lately, because they can't be Newports...lol)
|"Jazz-hands"? MAJOR FAIL.|
This boy sure is trying to push that progressive agenda.
Why doesn't he open HIS bank account and draw the needed funding from THAT, hmm?
What a lunatic...can't leave the White House SOON enough for me...so much for giving this guy a chance way back in 2004.
*** Here's more on that letter of SUPPORT for the FWPD, crafted by Fort Wayne council president John Crawford:
Oh, must be because we have a BLACK police chief now - can't diss the "brother"...got it.
Butm when we had a white guy (York) running the department, it was perfectly OK to call police out for anything and everything (which should have been properly called GOOD POLICE WORK in most all cases).
Talk about racism...and not by anyone white.
Yeah, we got it here, but it's "darker" than many think and been going on for decades.
*** Next up, on a somber note, we lost one of my favorite actors, Rod Taylor, who passed away at the age of 84 yesterday from a heart attack suffered at his California home.
And the official site:
|The Time Machine|
Not bad for someone born in Australia (1930).
|Sunday In New York|
And, he kept HIS OWN NAME all the while. (Rodney Stuart Taylor).
The sad part, tomorrow would have been his 85th birthday.
*** Last back to the snowdrift...it bothers me to see so many people leaving us...those we came to know by their performances on stage, on the big screen, or the small screen in our homes.
|When theaters were theaters and movies, events.|
And the list of names seems endless...
Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, George C. Scott, Ray Milland, Lucille Ball, Carroll O'Connor, Ernie Borgnine...the list IS indeed endless.
And yet, the work these people, and many of their peers who have also passed lives on.
|Monroe and Russell - When stars were stars|
Thing is, those were times when we were not DRIVEN by media and the issues of the day.
We turned to these shows and films as a way to "get away" from the angst of life for a brief time.
I feel that every one of those people that I mentioned (and MANY more) that we lose, takes something from all of us.
Perhaps it's a bit of the innocence we used to have.
But, we do lose something of ourselves.
Yet, there is some good news...
Every time we watch one of these movies or old TV shows, we are returned to those times when many things in life WERE a lot simpler, a lot more able to be understood, and times when we thought a lot differently about a great many things.
Sometimes, technology works FOR us, as in these cases.
Catch an old movie or television show and see what I mean.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.