17 July 2017

Monday Musings...
And, we're off once again, boys and girls, on another wonderful week here in the Midwest.
(actually, it doesn't much matter where you are. It's another week there, too)
Hope you're all ready for some more heat later this week.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will bring us partly sunny skies (pretty damn overcast at the moment where I'm sitting), not AS warm as yesterday with a high expected around 82 degrees.
Could always be worse, though...like when the "locals" down here decides to roll of that mattress in their crib, which should occur anytime after 1100 hrs.
In the meantime, let's get ourselves a nice refreshing drink to start the day, as we see what else has been going on...
*** First out of the cereal bowl is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 17 -
---It's National Peach Ice Cream Day
(I can take it or leave it...mainly leave it)
---It's National Wrong Way Corrigan Day
(here's the WIKI - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Corrigan )
---It's National Yellow Pig Day
(it's origin is from Princeton in the 1960s...think the number 17)
*** Next up, and because most of the criminals chose to do their activity pretty much elsewhere, let me post a letter to the editor from today's J-G that I think you may find a bit on the familiar side.
(( Set for fireworks fight
I am looking for a lawyer to work for free to take on the state's fireworks law. I think the present law is a violation of my right to the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of my home. I think people should be able to shoot fireworks on their own property any time year long as long as they can contain the noise and smoke to the limits of their own property. When it invades my property and my home, it is a violation of my rights. I believe that others' rights stop where mine begin. Any lawyers out there who would like to take this on? Let me know if you are ready for a fight.
Mary Kay Matasky
Fort Wayne))
God bless you, Mark Kay...YOU "get it". I am in agreement, but containing the noise is impossible, so maybe they should just not set off those really LOUD ones at all. In other words...NO mortars, aerials and M-80s. The rest of us have LIVES also, and perhaps it doesn;t include being startled every few minutes for no reason.
*** Next, we .,lost two Hollywood notables over the weekend.
George Romero, creator of the original (and still pretty damn good) zombie apocalypse genre with the classic film, The Night of the Living Dead (1968), died at the age of 77.
And here is his WIKI:
We also lost actor Martin Landau, who passed away at the age of 89, and here is his WIKI:
I remember him from The Twilight Zone as well as the old (original) Outer Limits show. He caught a huge break when he was cast in Mission Impossible as Rollin Hand (master impersonator).
Later he was the lead in an ITV series from the UK -  Space: 1999 (Commander John Koenig).
He also received numerous kudos and awards for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in the 1994 movie Ed Wood (Johnny Depp).
A very versatile actor that always brought his best game to every part he took.
*** Next up, and THIS is really BIG news...the search for the new Doctor Who has ended.
The 13th Doctor will be...(wait for it)... FEMALE...!
That's right, a lady Doctor (some say) at last.
I'm a bit disappointed, but I know lots of female fans are crazy happy over this.
Still, no more male Doctor to drive the women crazy.
The actress selected to play the Doctor is Jodie Whittaker, which probably means nothing to any of you, except if you've been following the BBC America series Broadchurch for the last 2 seasons (3 total, ending this year).
It's really pretty good.
Jodie played the part of Beth Latimer, the mother whose son, Danny, had been murdered.
Curiously enough, there is a pretty good Doctor Who presence in THAT show, because detective Alec Hardy is played by the 10th Doctor, David Tennant.
His partner,detective Ellie Miller, played by Olivia Coleman, was "mother" in the DW ep The Eleventh Hour. The town vicar is played by "Rory" from the 11th Doctor's series, Arthur Darvill (also of Legends of Tomorrow).
The show's lead writer was Chris Chibnall, soon to be the new showrunner for Doctor Who. He has written for DW in the past.
My thought on the new DW series...the Doctor goes BACK to Broadchurch and keeps Beth Latimer's son from dying.
Should be simple enough to do, and not take too much time between saving the universe and fighting off cybermen and daleks. NO worries about "crossing one's own timestream" either, right?
*** Next, time to see what's shakin' at "Kitten Corner"...
Lots of craziness over the weekend, but fortunately., lots of calm as well.
Talk about another study in contrasts.
At least when they're not chasing each other, there's time enough for a picture or two.
It's just when they take to dashing through the house at Warp 5 that gets bothersome, because sometimes, they can't quite control their momentum...lol. You might hear a thud when one of them collides with a chair...or the stove.
But, they shake it off and get back to thier antics.
Thank God for nap time.
*** Next up, we may have to change our "Tales of Midnight" to "Midnight and Friends"...
It seems a little tan colored cat came by late Saturday evening with Midnight...like he was showing this other cat WHERE to go for grub. Well, we can manage that.
Also came by Sunday morning, but left and didn't come back the rest of the day.
Midnight got his food, and this smaller cat, that I started to call "Whiskers" (because he has a face FULL of them...lol) ate like there was no tomorrow. This other cat is also a "community cat", and that clipped left ear clued us in, when Wifey noticed it.
Looks like we may become those "crazy cat people" you hear tell about.
Hey, if it keeps the barbarians from our gates...all the better.
*** Last back to the breakfast table...sometimes, the "unexpected" isn't so bad.
Other times, it's exactly what you didn't want to happen. That's the way life goes.
When a stray cat brings another "friend" by...that's definitely unexpected, but in a good way (if you're a cat lover).
When someone cuts you off on a highway, that's certainly unexpected, and in a bad way, but if we're smart and aware, we can adapt to the situation and avoid any harm. And, we might even learn something along the way.
Some would view things we don't expect as pains in the ass, and once in a while, that's a correct assumption.
Such events can cause stress the likes of which you wouldn't want to wish on an enemy. They can cause heartache, financial problems, and make you want to curl up in a ball and let the world pass on by.
Other times, that which we do no expect can bring about a chance to make ourselves better people, or maybe to simply allow us to help others in need.
Whatever the case, things like that can be viewed as challenges...and, even in some instances...opportunities.
How we choose to act under such conditions can be daunting, and yet provide us things we might never know we possessed, like courage.
They can be rewarding experiences, as well as stressful ones.
It's up to us to learn how to handle them as they present themselves.
Life is good that way...it teaches us, but only if we're willing to learn.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

You and Mary Kay should work on a class action suit...

Heard about Romero, missed Landau.

I think Jodie should stop off at Broadchurch and pick up Tennant and/or Darvill for companions. On this bright side, at least he waited to become a she until AFTER he lost the lesbian companion. I'm thinking that might just have been the last straw...

Bob G. said...

---Yeah, We're both on much the same page there.
---The original Night of the Living Dead is a very good movie (for a low budget flick)...the only bad part for me was seeing the black guy DIE at the end...what a waste!
He was the real HERO of the whole dang film!
---I like those companions. Chibnall is going to need to write some GREAT stories to best those from the past.
---You have to admit, when it comes to (what Glenn Beck called) "gender-fluidity", the UK seems to have all the bases covered.
And how well has that been working out for all their PC diversity across the pond?
Next stop - Thailand, where they have EIGHTEEN gender identifications...I KID YOU NOT!
---We're not just losing our religion (there's a song there)...but losing our cultures...for the sake of all becoming "ethnic and gender mongrels" in future generations.
(give the aliens something MORE to laugh about, hmm?)
But, it's not like people such as US have already seen that writing on all those walls, right?

(still working on my reasons to be the next Doctor, btw...should be fun).

Thanks for stopping by today and comment.

Stay safe (and stay cool) up there, brother.