Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Great American Race - 1988 Daytona 500

More Throwback Thursday
Ten years after his first Daytona 500 victory, Bobby Allison would get his 3rd and last victory with the 1988 Daytona 500 .  
 He would share this with his son, Davey Allison in his 2nd 500, who finished 2nd behind his father.

The Great American Race - 1978 Daytona 500

Throwback Thursday continues with the 1978 Dayton 500.
 This was unique in that it was the last Daytona 500 not to be shown flag to flag on television.  ABC carried updates on the race in the afternoon until 3pm when they went live for the last 250 miles.   Also this saw the heavy favorites Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip and David Pearson all go out in one wreck when Petty was leading and blew a tire and collected the 2nd and 3rd place cars of Waltrip and Pearson
Bobby Allison would manage to get by Buddy Baker and Cale Yarborough for his first of 3 Daytona 500 victories.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gunsmoke on Television

Gunsmoke season 3 (1957-58) was the first of 4 consecutive seasons that it was the #1 rated show on prime time network television.

Kitty Lost
Episode 15
originally aired December 21st 1957

Movie Poster of the Day


Sunday, March 16, 2014

NY Times Bestseller List - Non Fiction (03/16/2014)

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardcover Non Fiction
Week Ending  March 16th 2014

10 - George Washington's Secret Six - Brian Kilmead and Don Yeager
(17 weeks on list)

9  -  Glitter and Glue - Kelly Corrigan
(4 weeks on list)

8  -  Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
(49 weeks on list)

7  -  Things That Matter - Charles Krauthammer
(19 weeks on list)

6  -  Duty - Robert M. Gates
(7 weeks on list)

5  -  The Sixth Extinction - Elizabeth Kolbert
(3 weeks on list)

4  -  Killing Jesus - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
(23 weeks on list)

3  -  David and Goliath - Malcolm Gladwell
(22 weeks on list)

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

1  -  The Future of the Mind - Michio Kaku
A theoretical physicist examines research at the intersection of neuroscience and physics that points to the day when science has a complete map of the brain, making telepathy, mind controlled robots and uploading memories possible.

NY Times Bestseller List (03/16/2014)

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardcover Fiction
Week Ending March 16th 2014

10 - Sycamore Row - John Grisham
(19 weeks on list)

9  -  One More Thing - B.J. Novak
(4 weeks on list)

8  -  Still Life With Bread Crumbs - Anna Quindlen
(5 weeks on list)

7  -  Blackberry Pie Murder - Joanne Fluke
The Minnesota baker Hannah Swensen accidentally hits a stranger with her cookie truck; his shirt is mysteriously stained with blackberry pie.

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

5  -  Concealed in Death - J.D. Robb
(2 weeks on list)

4  -  Private L.A. - James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
(3 weeks on list)

3  -  The Chase - Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
Nicolas Fox and Kate O'Hare team up to steal back a Chinese artifact taken from the Smithsonian

2  -  The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
(19 weeks on list)

1  -  The Undead Pool - Kim Harrison
The witch Rachel Morgan must prevent all-out supernatural war;  The 12th book in the Hollows series.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Classic Movie Poster of the Day

Opened December 23rd 1951
Humphrey Bogart won his only Academy Award 
(Best Actor in a leading role) for his role as Captain Charlie Allnut

Saturday, March 8, 2014

K-Pop Top 30 March 2014 (Week 2)

Billboard K-Pop Chart

Top 30 

March 2014 (Week 2)

This Is Your Life - Lou Costello

The Vintage Comedy Vault posted this great episode of the classic show This is Your Life, hosted by Ralph Edwards.
This episode from November of 1956 features the legendary Lou Costello of Abbott and Costello comedy team.   This is such a bittersweet episode as they discuss the tragic death of Lou's son Lou Jr as a toddler but even more so to know that in 1959 both Lou and his wife Anne would both die way too young.  Lou would die of an apparent heart attack in March of 1959 and his widow Anne would die of a stroke in December of that same year.  They had 3 daughters and the youngest, Chris, would write his biography in 1981 Lou's On First.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Top Ten Oscar Winning Songs

NY Times Bestseller List - Fiction (03/02/2014)

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Week Ending March 2nd 2014

10 - The First Phone Call From Heaven - Mitch Albom
(14 weeks on list)

9  -  Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
(76 weeks on list)

8  -  The Counterfeit Agent - Alex Berenson
John Wells is sent on a mission to find the truth about a mysterious Iranian package said to be bound for the United States.

7  -  Sycamore Row - John Grisham
(17 weeks on list)

6  -  One More Thing - B.J. Novak
(2nd week on list)
Humorous stories from the writer and actor ("The Office")

5  -  Still Life With Bread Crumbs - Anna Quindlen
(3 weeks on list)

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

3  -  Killer - Jonathan Kellerman
The psychologist and police consultant Alex Delaware becomes embroiled in a child custody dispute that escalates into murder.

2  -  The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt.
(17 weeks on list)

1  -  Private L.A. - James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Shocking truths emerge after a high powered celebrity couple disappear from their luxurious ranch and Jack Morgan and Justine Smith are secretly flown in to search for them.

Saturday, March 1, 2014