hollywood birthdays – November 30, 2016

Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio in 1508. Irish satirist Jonathan Swift in 1667. novelist Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) in 1835. film director Gordon Parks in 1912. British statesman Winston Churchill in 1874. actors Efrem Zimbalist Jr. in 1918 and Virginia Mayo in 1920. Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress, and comedian Allan Sherman, both in 1924. actors Richard Crenna in 1926 and Robert Guillaume in 1927 (age 89). producer/TV music show host Dick Clark in 1929.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Robert Guillaume is 89. G. Gordon Liddy is 86. Country singer-recording executive Jimmy Bowen is 79. Movie director Ridley Scott is 79. Movie writer-director Terrence Malick is 73. Rock musician Roger Glover (Deep Purple) is 71. Playwright David Mamet (MA’-meht) is 69. Actress Margaret Whitton is 66. Actor Mandy Patinkin is 64. Musician Shuggie Otis is 63. Country singer Jeannie Kendall is 62. Singer Billy Idol is 61. Historian Michael Beschloss is 61. Rock musician John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs) is 59. Comedian Colin Mochrie is 59. Former football and baseball player Bo Jackson is 54. Rapper Jalil (Whodini) is 53. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 51. Rock musician Mike Stone is 47. Actress Sandra Oh is 46. Singer Clay Aiken is 38. Actor Billy Lush is 35. Actress Elisha Cuthbert is 34. Actress Kaley Cuoco (KWOH’-koh) is 31. Model Chrissy Teigen is 31. Actress Christel Khalil is 29. Actress Rebecca Rittenhouse is 28. Actress Adelaide Clemens is 27.


editorial. that ending pulled a sopranos and I am pissed

I have many problems. This one is a miner one in the grand skeem of things. Yes I could write about anything but I need to vent. I was reading The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia for my lit class.
The ending to that book pulled a sopranos stunt. If this was a movie we’d see him start to land then fade to black. That pissed me off. Did he get to see his family? How did they treat him when he came home – they being the other members of the race? Do I need to read another book? This isn’t the only rant I had. I also had this one. ___November 22, 2016

Discussing a novel helps

This is the hardest journal I have written for you mr. Liner. It is hard because I have no topic that I can start with. So, perhaps a good rant is in order.
If I am honest with myself, I am hating this novel: “the dispossessed an ambiguous utopia.” I hate this book for one major reason.
time jumps. Let me preffis this by stating that I even hate time jumps when they are done on tv. I do not mind time jumps if they are used smartly and sparingly. This is something that isn’t done in this book. I understand that it is necessary for us to know who Shevek is and how he becomes who he is. However, the time jumps become annoying in the later chapters. It is almost like we have two stories in one. As of the time of this writing the author seems to be unsure of where she wants to go. Perhaps the 13th chapter will bring them both together. When the revolution sweeps through the planet with the democratic country it annoyed me when we returned to the non governmental country so that he could talk to his wife. I really wanted to know if he made it from his spot. I guess I must wait.
After pondering it for a bit while writing this essay perhaps this book both sucks and doesn’t at the same time. That may sound insane but let me explain. As stated above I hate this book do to the time jumps. However, while they suck perhaps they are a tool in a deeper message of the book. I don’t think the main message is that walls are a good thing or a bad thing. After pondering about why the author chose to use time jumps in this novel and writing out my displesure I found myself thinking of a much deeper message that the book may be getting at. That message is the idea that no society can be free of spiteful men and hateful men. On the moon we have sensership of words and actions the people blindly follow what they are told. While on the planet we have a government controlling millions of people to go to war for selfish reasons. Both of these planets are not free of special intrests and greed. Sabel is filled with greed because he can control what is said his greed is more personal while the IEO is filled with greed of a more material idea. Perhaps this is another point of the text. Society is a greedy place. We in the United States consider greed to be money but this text tells us that greed doesn’t require money. After all, The moon has no need for money but the people still find greed. Perhaps greed is more than money but it is also power. People don’t want to lose power on either the moon or the planet. According to the Dictionary greed is defined as: intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food. What a concept. It turns out I do like this book. ___ Nope I still hate this book.

history fact – November 30, 2016

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 30, the 335th day of 2016. There are 31 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

per the ap: On Nov. 30, 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris for ending the Revolutionary War; the Treaty of Paris was signed in Sept. 1783. ___
per the ap: On November 30, 1965, the state of Colorado declared “Rolling Stones Day,” in honor of the Stones concert in Denver. ___
Per the UPI: On this date in history: In 1731, a series of earthquakes struck China. More than 100,000 people died.

Mexican airline starts #BuscandoMika (FindMika) after losing a dog

A Mexican Airline has taken to social media to ask for people to find this dog.
Mexican airline Interjet has launched a campaign dubbed #BuscandoMika (FindMika) after an 8-year-old mixed-breed female dog apparently escaped her cage and got lost at Mexico City’s airport.
The airline posted photos of the search effort and flyers with a picture of the dog, a pink neckerchief around her neck. The flyer offers a 5,000-peso ($250) reward.
The owner Pamela Alvarez, who lives in Houston, had no idea that the dog was missing until she arrived back in the states. She and her husband returned to Mexico City to hunt for the dog.
Interjet said in statement that it understands pets are important to their owners. It adds: “Up to now we haven’t been able to find Mika, but we will continue to search with all means at our disposal. You can perhaps see a pic of the flier here

The tweet roughly translates according to google “About finding Mika”.

Maine high school picks a deaf student as mascot

DO you want some good news? A Maine high school has picked a deaf student as the mascot.
Freshman Kameron King will don the Bulldog costume. The school district says he was chosen after responding to a school announcement seeking a volunteer. He’ll wear it at sporting events, pep rallies and other events. Even though it is hot in the suit he’s still proud to ware it.
He says he does not think the responsibility will be any more of a challenge for him than it would be for anyone else, and that he’ll use his energy to get the crowd fired up.

this woman flips out over the cost of a $1 bag

A woman at a craft store lost her mind last Wednesday after she was told that she should pay for a bag. Honestly I couldn’t listen to the entire thing because my brain felt like it was turning into mush. At one point she yelled at the woman filming and said “go home to your cheating husband” and “your kid is steeling!”
That was not her only gem, at one point in this 30 minute rant she said that she voted for Trump and declared that she was being racially discriminated against because she is white and the people working at this store are black. I’ll let you figure this out. Apparently the customer isn’t always right.