Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) April 20th 2014

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Week Ending April 20th 2014

10 - Be Careful What You Wish For - Jeffrey Archer
(4 weeks on list)

9  -  Power Play - Danielle Steel
(4 weeks on list)

8  -  Destroyer Angel - Nevada Barr
(Debut)
The National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon must rescue friends who are kidnapped while camping in Minnesota.

7  -  By Its Cover - Donna Leon
(Debut)
Commissario Guido Brunetti investigates the theft of books from a library and the murder of one of its patrons.

6  -  The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
(13 weeks on list)

5  -  The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
(24 weeks on list)

4  -  Missing You - Harlan Coben
(3 weeks on list)

3  -  NYPD Red 2 - James Patterson and Marshall Karp
(2 weeks on list)

2  -  I've Got You Under My Skin - Mary Higgins Clark
(Debut)
The producer of a true-crime show must contend with the participants with secrets as well as her husband's murderer.

1  -  The King - J.R. Ward
(DEBUT)
Book 12 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series




Pujols hits a two-run shot for No. 500


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Gunsmoke on Radio and Television

"What the Whiskey Drummer Heard"

Radio
Episode 32 Season 2
Originally aired April 17th 1954



Television
Episode 31 Season 2
Originally aired April 27th 1957

Monday, April 14, 2014

41st Academy Awards - Mel Brooks

April 14th 1969
The 41st Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles to celebrate the year of 1968.  


The winner for Best Original Screenplay went to comedy legend Mel Brooks for : 









Sunday, April 13, 2014

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) 04/13/2014

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Week Ending April 13th 2014

10 - Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson
(4 weeks on list)

9  -  Stone Cold - CJ Box
(3 weeks on list)

8  -  Tempting Fate - Jane Green
(Debut)
A happily married middle-aged woman is drawn to another man.

7  -  Be Careful What You Wish For - Jeffrey Archer
(3 weeks on list)

6  -  Power Play - Danielle Steel
(3 weeks on list)

5  -  The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
(12 weeks on list)

4 - Blossom Street Brides - Debbie Macomber
(Debut)
Three women's lives intersect around a Seattle knitting store.

3  -  The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
(23 weeks on list)

2  -  Missing You - Harlan Coben
(2 weeks on list)  (last week's #1)
Kat Donovan, an NYPD detective, searches for the ex-fiance who left her years before; her father's murderer; and the reason the users of an online dating site are disappearing.

1  -  NYPD Red 2 - James Patterson and Marshall Karp
(DEBUT)
Detective Zach Jordan and his partner are called when the body of a wealthy woman is discovered on the Central Park carousel.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Classic Movie Poster of the Day

April 11th 1983, the Academy Awards were held to honor the best of 1982 in film.  

Winner of the Oscar for Best Picture 
starring Ben Kingsley 


Other Academy Awards for Gandhi:
Richard Attenborough - Best Director
Ben Kingsley - Best Actor
Best Original Screenplay
Best Film Editing
Best Art Direction
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Billboard K- Pop Top 100


Billboard Korea K-Pop Chart
Top 100 Songs
Week 1  April 2014


Gunsmoke on Television

Season 3 of Gunsmoke (1957-58) was the first of 4 consecutive seasons that Gunsmoke was the #1 show on network prime time television.  Airing on Saturday nights at 10:30pm on CBS tv, it would have the record for most seasons as #1 until 1975-76 season when "All in the Family" would set the new standard with its 5 consecutive season as the top show on network television.  Oddly enough "Gunsmoke" was the #4 show of the 1971-72 season when "All in the Family" started its record setting run.


Kitty Lost
Season 3 Episode 15
originally aired December 21st 1957

Friday, April 4, 2014

Classic Movie Poster of the Day

Enter The Dragon 
1973

Bruce Lee's last appearance on film before his death in July 1973

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NY Times Bestseller List - NonFiction (03/30/2014)

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non Fiction
Week Ending March 30th 2014

10 - Overwhelmed - Brigid Schulte
(Debut)
A journalist probes the dilemmas faced by the working mothers.

9  -  Jesus - James Martin
(Debut)
A retelling of the life of Christ, based on scholarship, personal stories and the Christian tradition.  By the editor of America magazine, a Jesuit priest.

8  -  Things That Matter - Charles Krauthammer
(21 weeks on list)

7  -  The Future of the Mind - Michio Kaku
(3 weeks on list)

6  -  Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
(161 weeks on list)

5  -  Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
(51 weeks on list)

4  -  David and Goliath - Malcolm Gladwell
(24 weeks on list)

3  -  Killing Jesus - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
(25 weeks on list)

2  -  10% Happier - Dan Harris
(Debut)
A co-anchor of "Nightline" reports on the science and spiritual basis of meditation, and describes how it has improved his life.

1  -  Uganda Be Kidding Me - Chelsea Handler
(2 week at #1) (2nd consecutive week at #1)
Humorous travel stories.