18 August 2015

Tuesday Tidbits...
It's a bit of a foggy start to the day in parts of the Midwest.
(mostly in more rural areas)
From what I can see outside before he sun comes up, we don't have near the lack of visibility.
We did get some rain overnight...save me from having to water the plants.
(hey, I can be lazy once in a while - I earned that much after all these years...lol)
The rest of our Hoosierland weather will see us with mostly cloudy skies, with the chance of some scattered showers throughout the day.
Temps will once again enter into the mid-80s range, and with the moisture around, we're sure to have lots of humidity.
Now that that's over with, let's get our morning drink in hand as we sneak a peek at other things going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the stable today is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
August 18 -
---Today is BAD POETRY DAY
I don't think we have bad poetry...just a lot of bad poets.
I think these days, you don't even NEED a catalog, but it's nice to know they still have them.
An ice cream PIE? Is that like an ice cream CAKE?
I know I like ice cream ON my pie.
*** Next up, since it's Tuesday, and I'm not screwing things up (that much), it's also time for all the shots fired and armed robbery calls the MEDIA doesn't bother to tell you about:
AUG 11 -
15F104795 01:16:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 MICHIGAN AVE
((no armed robberies))
AUG 12 - 
15F105777 23:36:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 COLLEGE ST & WALL ST
AUG 13 -
15F105989 13:47:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 LESTER DR
15F106231 22:09:51 113 SHOTS FIRED 5100 DELAWARE AVE
15F106148 18:50:42 53 ARMED ROB 3900 OLD MILL RD
15F106230 22:06:25 53 ARMED ROB 7600 SOUTHTOWN XING
AUG 14 - 
15F106290 00:31:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 THOMPSON AVE
15F106316 02:08:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 OLIVER ST
((no armed robberies))
AUG 15 -
15F106861 00:45:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 DREXEL AVE & CENTRAL DR
15F106887 01:45:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 STATE BLVD E & HOBSON DR
15F106890 01:47:48 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 HEATHERWIND DR
15F107073 12:51:52 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 WILDWOOD AVE W
15F107164 16:42:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 CAPITOL AVE
15F107294 21:48:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 5000 LOWER HUNTINGTON RD
15F107353 23:22:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 HIAWATHA BLVD
15F106921 03:19:44 58 SHOOTING 3000 MAUMEE AVE
15F106922 03:26:43 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
((no armed robberies))
AUG 16 - 
15F107732 17:52:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 HAMILTON AVE
15F107874 23:48:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 GLENWOOD AVE
15F107498 04:24:22 53 ARMED ROB 700 EDGEWATER AVE & LAFORT ST
15F107820 21:16:40 53 ARMED ROB 700 WASHINGTON CENTER RD W
And since we STILL have a few numbnuts out there with some leftover ordnance from the 4th of JULY, here's the fireworks calls for last week:
FIREWORKS CALLS - 8/11 - 8/16
AUG 11 -
AUG 12 -
15F105658 18:49:31 44FW 2300 MAIN ST W
AUG 13 -
15F106240 22:26:26 44FW 1200 HARRISON ST S
AUG 14 -
15F106772 21:41:21 44FW 3400 GLOUCHESTER DR
AUG 15 -
15F107265 20:46:45 44FW 10700 LIBERTY MILLS RD
15F107297 21:45:59 44FW 9600 ABOITE CENTER RD & TURF LN
15F107301 21:56:24 44FW 10700 LIBERTY MILLS RD
15F107303 21:59:57 44FW 3600 LAKE AVE & STANLEY AVE
15F107312 22:05:59 44FW 6100 TANGLE CREEK CT
AUG 16 -
Nice to know that with some people, being STUPID is a CHRONIC condition (wish it were terminal as well).
Moving on...
*** Next up, the IDs of the shooting victims from that "after hours" club are now known.
Here's the link to the story:
And yes, the coroner ruled this a homicide - that makes (as I said yesterday) SIXTEEN for the year.
I'm sure we can make 25 IF these thugs could shoot a little straighter.
*** Next up, I wonder if you know the name Leonard Robinson? Probably not, but the following article (rather sad one at that) goes to show that even a "superhero" is not necessarily invincible. Here's the story link:
Now, Leonard Robinson, 51, of Owings Mills, MD was struck and killed Sunday night when he was hit by a Toyota Camry along I-70 after he developed engine trouble with his "Batmobile" which one source described as a replica 1960s car from the TV series
He used to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo.
Robinson had taken on the persona of the caped crusader back in 2001 and visited sick children in hospitals. His notoriety became known in 2012 when a police dash-cam showed him talking to officers who had "pulled him over".
Robinson, who was a co-owner of an appliance store in in Falls Church, VA, had spent over $25K of his own money to buy Batman-related toys to give to the children he visited, bringing so much joy to them in the process.
"To see these children, the smiles that came onto their faces...it was like a miracle for these children" said Larry Robinson, the father of the "Batman".
I guess this goes to show that no good deed ever goes unpunished, and that a black car along a dark highway (while wearing black) might not be the best safety feature available.
R.I.P. Leonard...I'm sure the children you visited will remember the good will you spread for many years.
*** Last back to the barn...the next chapter of our "tour de farce" through the year in which I was born - 1952.
Today we look at the "stage, screen and literature" events that happened that year.
So, sit back, and enjoy the show...
The Greatest Show on Earth  - #1 
Oscar, best picture
Singing in the Rain - #5  
Oscar, best actor, musical
The Quiet Man - 
Oscar, best director
Come Back Little Sheba - 
Oscar, best actress
Ivanhoe - #4
The Snows of Kilimanjaro - #3
High Noon - (did not make the top ten)
Oscar, best actor, best supporting actress
Position Artist Song Title
1 Leroy Anderson     Blue Tango
2 Kay Starr      Wheel Of Fortune
3 Johnnie Ray     Cry
4 Jo Stafford -      You Belong To Me
5 Vera Lynn     Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart
6 Rosemary Clooney  Half As Much
7 Eddie Fisher Wish You Were Here
8 Patti Page     I Went To Your Wedding
9 Al Martino    Here In My Heart
10 Percy Faith    Delicado
The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain 
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk 
East of Eden   by John Steinbeck 
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier 
Steamboat Gothic by Frances Parkinson Keyes 
Giant by Edna Ferber 
The Old Man & the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 
The Gown of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull 
The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby 
The Houses in Between by Howard Spring
Top Dollar Broadway shows in 1952:
An Evening With Beatrice Lillie  
Desire Under the Elms 
Dial "M" for Murder 
Don Juan in Hell 
First Lady 
Flight Into Egypt  
Golden Boy 
Hook n' Ladder 
Kiss Me, Kate 
Mr. Pickwick 
Mrs. McThing 
Much Ado About Nothing 
My Darlin' Aida 
Oedipus Tyrannus 
Of Thee I Sing 
One Bright Day 
Pal Joey  
Sunday Breakfast 
The Brass Ring 
The Children's Hour 
The Climate of Eden 
The Deep Blue Sea 
The Gambler 
The Grass Harp 
The Grey-Eyed People 

The Male Animal 
The Mikado 
The Millionairess 
The Pirates of Penzance 
The Seven Year Itch 
The Shrike 
The Time of the Cuckoo 
Three Wishes for Jamie 
Two's Company 
Venus Observed 
Whistler's Grandmother 
Wish You Were Here 
Women of Twilight 
Tony Awards - 1952:
Outstanding Play
The Fourposter, by Jan de Hartog (playwright), 
The Playwrights Company (producer)
Outstanding Musical
The King and I, Oscar Hammerstein II 
(book and lyrics), Richard Rodgers (music), 
Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers (producers)
Best Actor- Play
Jose Ferrer, The Shrike
Best Actress- Play
Julie Harris, I Am a Camera
Best Actor- Musical
Phil Silvers, Top Banana
Best Actress- Musical
Gertrude Lawrence, The King and I
Supporting Dramatic Actor
John Cromwell, Point of No Return
Supporting Dramatic Actress
Marian Winters, I Am a Camera
Supporting Musical Actor
Yul Brynner, The King and I
Supporting Musical Actress
Helen Gallagher, Pal Joey
Other actresses and actors born in 1952:
Annette O'Toole 1 April
Steven Seagal 10 April
Mary McDonnell 28 April
Liam Neeson       7 June
John Goodman 20 June
Dan Aykroyd 1 July
Terry O'Quinn 15 July
Patrick Swayse 18 August 
(d 2008)
Christopher Reeve 24 September 
(d 2004)
Jeff Goldblum 22 October
Annie Potts     28 October
Roseanne Barr 3 November
(There are scores more, but I only put the notable ones)
So, there you have it...and we've barely scratched the surface.
Tomorrow, we take a look at the "in home" entertainment of the time.
(that would be TV and RADIO)
Ah, yes...the days when people would stay HOME and gather around the parlor..
Hope to see you then.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Hickory Dickory Dog
I stopped into Bobby's blog
But what I had to say,
swiftly flew away
The ol' brain has slipped it a cog!

(Bad poets unite!!!)

Bob G. said...

That ain't poetry...that's a LIMERICK, my friend.
(and a pretty GOOD one at that)

"Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
I'm not good at poems -
Nice tits."

Now THAT is BAD poetry...LOL

Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Stay safe & keep cool up there, brother

CWMartin said...

I sure hope that ain't what you put on Valentine's cards...

Bob G. said...

Well, maybe just ONE card.