Man, there’s nothing like a game seven in hockey, until one team starts to kill the other in the first period. I’m no hockey fan, but game sevens usually are worth tuning in.
I’ll often to talk a grandfather while at DaughterGeeding’s taekwondo lessons. About thirty years ago he decided to start his own delivery service which he said slowly turned into a casket special delivery service. He can fit up to two caskets in his delivery van and gets paid by the mile. His longest haul was to San Francisco from DFW. He said he couldn’t figure out why the customer in California couldn’t just purchase a casket closer to San Francisco, and there was nothing particularly special about the casket he was delivering, but he wasn’t going to complain since he charged by the mile.
Last night’s ‘The Americans’ focused on the 1983 ABC movie The Day After. I don’t remember watching it when it first aired, but we had to watch it in high school and is surprised me how it affected the country and policy makers. A few things about the movie per Wikipedia:
Interesting cast: Jason Robards, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum (‘Northern Exposure’, ‘ER’), John Lithgow, Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams)
More than 100 million people watched the program during its initial broadcast. It is currently the highest-rated television film in history.
President Ronald Reagan watched the film several days before its screening, on November 5, 1983. He wrote in his diary that the film was “very effective and left me greatly depressed,” and that it changed his mind on the prevailing policy on a “nuclear war”.
That episode of ‘The Americans’ reminded me of how you needed to set your television to channel three or four in able to use the VCR.
This guy was wondering what actor has had the most on-screen deaths, so he did the research and posted it on Nerdist. The top honor goes to John Hurt and is followed by Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price.
Saudi family therapist gives advice on how to ‘beat your wife’ – ‘The goal is merely to make the wife feel that she was wrong in the way she treated her husband’
Totino’s Pizza has made some changes. The last pizza I bought was no longer in a box but just in a wrapper. On top of that, the pizza is no longer round but a rectangle. I’m okay with change, but hey, let’s take some baby steps.
Most folks are just aware of the Resolute Desk, but it hasn’t been used the most. The Theodore Roosevelt desk was used by seven presidents, the Resolute, six. But I’m certain the Resolute will stay never be replaced, it’s just become a part of the office.
Nixon used the Wilson Desk and thought it was named after Woodrow Wilson; however, it was named in honor of Henry Wilson, 18th vice president of the United States.
The Theodore Roosevelt Desk was the first desk to sit in the Oval Office.
I’ve always loved the story behind the Resolute Desk. The HMS Resolute was a British naval vessel found abandoned in the arctic in 1853 by an American whaling vessel. The ship was sailed back to America, fixed up at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and sailed back to Britain as a goodwill gift. The Resolute never saw much action after and was broken down in 1879. Queen Victoria had the oak timbers of the ship used to create what is now the Resolute Desk and it spent most of its time in the presidential study.
The Resolute Desk did not make it to the Oval Office until the presidency of John F. Kennedy, but it was not he who chose to put it there. It was First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy who found the Resolute Desk, then forgotten in a White House broadcasting room, and had it installed in the Oval Office as part of her overall restoration of the White House. After Kennedy’s assassination, LBJ removed the Resolute Desk from the Oval Office. It didn’t return until Jimmy Carter was elected and chose to once again use the ornate desk as his presidential throne.
One of the few seals in the White House that features the eagle facing the arrows instead of the olive branches.
carved presidential seal—one of the few seals in the White House that features the eagle facing the arrows instead of the olive branches.