Saturday, April 30, 2011

Kentucky Derby - 1960

The1960 Kentucky Derby was won by the American horse Venetian Way.  He would run 5th in Preakness to the 2nd place horse at the Derby, Bally Ache.  He would be runner up at the Belmont to English bred Celtic Ash.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kentucky Derby

We are just over a week away from one of the biggest one day sporting events in the USA with the Kentucky Derby.   Once it was a must see on the first Saturday in May but over the years like other things it has lost some of its luster but it still holds a special place in the heart of Kentucky as "the fastest two minutes in sports".
Here is the first look back at previous Kentucky Derby races, tonight its from 1937 and the Triple Crown winner War Admiral.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

83rd Academy Awards

Here are the winners for the 2010 Academy Awards held Feb. 27th 2011. 
The big winner was "The King's Speech" which took home Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper) and Best Actor (Colin Firth) along with the award for Best Original Screenplay.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New #1 on the NYTimes Bestseller List - Non Fiction

Here for the week ending April 24th 2011 are the Top 5 books on the NY Times Bestseller List for Non-Fiction.

1 - Bossypants - Tina Fey (Debut)

2 - Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand (21 weeks on list)

3 - Malcom X - Manning Marable (Debut)

4 - 63 Documents the Government Does Not Want You To Read - Jesse Ventura

5 - All That is Bitter and Sweet - Ashley Judd

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Top of the New York Times Bestseller List

This week ending April 23rd 2011 here are the Top 5 on the NY Times Bestseller List for Fiction.

1 - The Fifth Witness - Michael Connelly (Debut)

2 - The Land of the Painted Caves - Jean Auel (2nd week on list)

3 - I'll Walk Alone - Mary Higgins Clark (Debut)

4 - 44 Charles Street - Danielle Steel (Debut)

5 - Miles To Go - Richard Paul Evans (Debut)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jurassic Park

Here is the trailer for one of my favorite movies of all time which is from probably my favorite book "Jurassic Park" by Michael Crichton

Friday, April 15, 2011

New #1 on the NYTimes Bestseller List - Fiction and Non Fiction

This week ending April 17th 2011 there are 2 new books atop the NY Times Best Seller Lists.

The top 5 for the Fiction 

1 - Land of the Painted Caves - Jean Auel (Debut)

2 - Lover Unleashed - J.R. Ward (debut)

3 - Mystery - Jonathan Kellerman (debut)

4 - Live Wire - Harlan Coben (2 weeks on list)

5 - Toys - James Patterson (3 weeks on list)

The Top 5 for Non Fiction

1 - Onward - Howard Schultz (Debut)

2 - Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand (20 weeks on list)

3 - The Social Animal - David Brooks (4 weeks on list)

4 - Moonwalking with Einstein - Joshua Foer (4 weeks on list)

5  - Red - Sammy Hagar (3 weeks on list)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

1968 Oscar Winners

Tonight in 1969 was a night of firsts at the 41st Annual Academy Awards ceremony.
For the first time, the happenings at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles were beamed to TV audiences worldwide. Appropriately, a foreign (British) film was honored as Best Picture: Oliver! (John Woolf, producer), which also won for Best Director (Carol Reed); Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (John Box, Terence Marsh, Vernon Dixon, Ken Muggleston); Best Sound (Shepperton SSD); Best Music/Score of a Musical Picture/Original or Adaptation (Johnny Green). And, for the first time, there was a tie for Best Actress. Barbra Streisand picked up her statuette for her starring role in Funny Girl, and for the second year in a row, Katharine Hepburn was honored as Best Actress, this time for her performance in The Lion in Winter.
Other veteran actors received their first Oscars this night: Cliff Robertson for his Best Actor role in Charly; Jack Albertson for his Best Supporting Actor role in The Subject Was Roses and Ruth Gordon for her Best Supporting Actress role in Rosemary’s Baby.
Even the Best Music/Song award was presented for the first time to Michel Legrand (music) and Alan and Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) for the song The Windmills of Your Mind from the The Thomas Crown Affair. Other great 1968 films that were Oscar-winners or nominees: 2001: A Space Odyssey; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; For Love of Ivy; Planet of the Apes; Bullitt; The Odd Couple; Romeo and Juliet; The Producers; Rachel, Rachel.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Gunsmoke in Annie Oakley

From Season 5 10/17/1959
originally aired on radio August 19th 1956

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

2011 Florida Derby

The Florida Derby has been a barometer for what horses may be the next contenders for the Kentucky Derby each May. This years Florida Derby was to be a day for Soldat to show he is ready for the Roses.   However, an very talented but unhearlded horse by the name of Dialed In became the story in Sunday's showdown.

Making a furious run from dead last to over take Shackleford, who had lead from turn one, Dialed In may be the horse to watch in the 2011 Triple Crown.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Top of the New York Times Bestseller List

This week on the NY Times Bestseller List NonFiction

Here is the new #1 book on the Non Fiction list

Friday, April 1, 2011