Friday, July 30, 2010

Trailer Park

You know sometimes I just dont know what to post or if what I find interesting will be interesting to anyone else, but I really enjoy movie trailers, so thats why I did this one.

Today its the #1 movie of 2010 (so far), Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, with a box office gross of $334,191,110.00 to date.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New York Times Non Fiction Bestseller List July 23rd 2010

This week a new #1 with a debut at the top.
The Non Fiction Top 5 for the week ending July 23rd 2010

5 - WAR - Sebastian Junger (10 weeks on list)
The intense lives of American soldiers in a lethal corner of Afghanistan, by the author of “The Perfect Storm.”

4 - The Big Short - Michael Lewis (18 weeks)
The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight

3 - Medium Raw - Anthony Bourdain (6 Weeks)
Bourdain looks critically at changes in the food and restaurant cultures in the 10 years since the publication of “Kitchen Confidential.”

2 - Sh** My Dad Says - by Justin Halpern (11 weeks)
A coming-of-age memoir organized around the musings, purveyed on Twitter, of the author’s father.

1 - The Obama Diaries - by Laura Ingraham
A satirical fictional journal with commentary, by the conservative political commentator.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New York Times Bestseller List July 23rd 2010

Not much change in the top 5 of the NY Times Hardcover Bestseller list. A change at the top as a former #1 moves back to the top.

Here is the Top 5 for July 23rd 2010

5 - Private - James Patterson
the former #1 moves down this week

4- The Help - Kathryn Stockett
68 weeks on the list for the former top seller, the longest time on the list among the top 15 books.

3- The Search - Nora Roberts
Last weeks #1 falls 2 notches this week

2- Fly Away Home - Jennifer Weiner
Debuting on the list week with her 8th novel is this reporter and former army physician.

the former bestseller moves back to the top in its 8th week on the list.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Happy Birthday

To the Billboard music chart!
Today in 1940 - Billboard's first comprehensive record chart was published. The magazine had previously published best-seller lists submitted by the individual record companies, but the new chart combined the top sellers from all major labels. Their first number one song was ‘I'll Never Smile Again’ by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

In Case You Missed It

Here is the movie parody of "The Blindside" done with Peyton Manning for the Espy Awards.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New York Times Bestseller List July 9th 2010

Here is the Top 5 bestselling novels on the NY Times Fiction List

5 - The Help - Kathryn Stockett (66 weeks on then list)

4 - The Overton Window - Glenn Beck (3 weeks)

3 - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson (6 weeks)

2 - Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich (2 weeks)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Eisenhower Birthplace

Well we continued our tradition of visiting Presidential homes and libraries on our vacations.
Today our travels took us to Denison TX, the birthplace of President Dwight D Eisenhower.
Although the family moved away when the future General and President was a year and a half old, they were able to save the home where he was born in 1890.
Not really that impressive as Denison is a very poor town these days and they really dont seem to capitalize on this like a West Branch Iowa, but in fairness the main museum and library of President Eisenhower in in Abilene Kansas.
Overall a great experience and that mean Abilene is now on the agenda in the future.
Here are photos of the home and grounds including the statue by Robert Lee Dean.
This is the front of the home with my daughters
The Front bedroom where Pres Eisenhower was born. No original Eisenhower family belongings are in the home. It as furniture from the time of his birth in 1890.

from the visitor's center. Photographs from events at the birthplace.

One of Gen Eisenhower's jackets from WWII

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stay Tuned

Well I am headed to Texas tomorrow. The girls and I are going to see Aunt Betty, Zoe,Bree and Mia and spend a few days relaxing. Stay tuned for pictures and updates of things we see and do on the way, while there and on the way back home.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Odd Couple

a clip from the great comedy from the 1970s The Odd Couple, starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.
This clip features them as contestants on the legendary game show Password. In this clip is Betty White and Allen Ludden. What more do you need to make a classic?

Monday, July 5, 2010

In Case You Missed It

Well once again good old American profiteering comes in handy.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

America's Top Ten July 3rd 1983

Just taking a break from posting these on the Stax of Wax,
Here is Casey Kasem and America's Top 10 for the week ending July 3rd 1983.
It was a Flashdance week with the top song and the top album.

New #1 on the NYTimes Bestseller List - Fiction for July 2nd 2010

This week we have a new #1 atop the NY Times Hardback Bestsellers list. Its a frequent visitor to the top stop this time in Janet Evanovich.
This week she hits #1 with Sizzling Sixteen, her 15th novel to go to the top. The 16th novel featuring female detective Stephanie Plum and reaches #1 almost to day one year after Finger Lickin Fifteen was the top novel.

A movie is in the works for the first Stephanie Plum novel, One For the Money. It will star Katherine Heigl and will be in theaters the fall of 2011.

The rest of the Top 5 looks like this:

#2 - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
#3 - The Overton Window by Glenn Beck
#4 - Family Ties by Danielle Steele
#5 - The Lion - Nelson DeMille

Thursday, July 1, 2010

In Case You Missed It

Lets start July off with something interesting, well I think it is. Not much to write about and its late and I am tires so there.

Giant Predatory whale named for "Moby Dick" author.