Monday, November 30, 2015

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) 11/29/2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top Ten
Week Ending November 29th 2015


10 - Career of Evil - Robert Galbraith
(4 weeks on list)

9  -  The Japanese Lover - Isabel Allende
(Debut)
A young refugee from the Nazis and the son of her family's Japanese gardener must hide their love although it lasts a lifetime.

8  -  All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(80 weeks on list)

7  -  The Promise - Robert Crais 
(Debut)
The Los Angeles P.I. Elvis Cole joins forces with the K-9 officer Scott James of the LAPD and his German shepherd, Maggie, as well as his partner, Joe Pike, to foil a criminal mastermind.

6  -  Crimson Shore - Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
(Debut)
In the 15th thriller featuring the F.B.I. agent Aloysius Pendergast, a crime in a quaint Massachusetts town may be connected to rumors of a colony of witches who settled there after the Salem trials.

5  -  See Me - Nicholas Sparks 
(5 weeks on list)

4  -  The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto - Mitch Albom
(Debut)
A mystical tale of a guitar genius's journey through 20th-century music.

3  -  The Crossing - Michael Connelly
(2 weeks on list)

2  - The Bazaar of Bad Dreams - Stephen King
(2 weeks on list) (#1 last week)

1  -  Rogue Lawyer - John Grisham
(4 weeks on list) (3 non consecutive weeks at #1)
The attorney Sebastian Rudd is a"lone gunman" who hates injustice and the system and defends unpopular clients.



NY Times Bestseller List (Non-Fiction) 11/29/2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending November 29th 2015


10 - Binge - Tyler Oakley
(4 weeks on list)

9  -  A More Perfect Union - Ben Carson
(6 weeks on list)

8  -  Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
(18 weeks on list)

7  -  My Life On The Road - Gloria Steinem
(3 weeks on list)

6  -  Crippled America - Donald J. Trump
(2 weeks on list)

5  -  The Witches - Stacy Schiff
(3 weeks on list)

4  -  Troublemaker - Leah Remini and Rebecca Paley
(2 weeks on list) (#1 last week)

3  -  Killing Reagan - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
(8 weeks on list)

2  -  Thomas Jefferson and The Barbary Pirates - Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager
(2 weeks on list)

1  -  Destiny and Power - Jon Meacham
(Debut)
A biography of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Your Calvin and Hobbes of the Day (11/26/2015)


Classic Movie Poster of the Week


November 26th 1942
"Casablanca" premieres in New York city at the Hollywood Theater.  It was originally going to open in the US in the spring of 1943 but was moved up to coincide with the Allied invasion of North Africa and the capture of Casablanca.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WE LOVE GUNSMOKE!


James Arness as Marshall Matt Dillon and Burt Reynolds as Quint Asper from Gunsmoke.  Taken July 31st 1964 during the filming of a season 10 episode.

Monday, November 23, 2015

NY Times Bestseller List - Non Fiction (11/22/2015)

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top Ten
Week Ending November 22nd 2015


10 - Government Zero - Michael Savage
(2 weeks on list)

9  -  My Life on the Road - Gloria Steinem
(2 week on list)

8  -  Lights Out - Ted Koppel
(2 weeks on list)

7  -  Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
(3 weeks on list)

6  -  The Witches - Stacy Schiff
(2 weeks on list)

5  -  Crippled America - Donald J. Trump
(Debut)
The real estate developer and candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, shares his ideas for making America great again.

4  -  A More Perfect Union - Ben Carson
(5 weeks on list)

3  -  Thomas Jefferson and The Tripoli Pirates - Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
(Debut)
The against the Barbary Pirates in 1801.

2  -  Killing Reagan - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
(7 weeks on list) (6 weeks at #1)

1  -  Troublemaker - Leah Remini and Rebecca Paley
(Debut)
The actress describes her life in Scientology and the aftermath of her break with the church in 2013.


NY Times Bestseller List - Fiction (11/22/2015)

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending November 22nd 2015


10 - A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms - George R.R Martin
(5 weeks on list)

9  -  All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(79 weeks on list)

8  -  The Survivor - Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills
(5 weeks on the list)

7  -  Depraved Heart - Patricia Cornwell
(2 weeks on list)

6  -  Career of Evil - Robert Galbraith
(3 weeks on the list)

5  -  Avenue of Mysteries - John Irving
(Debut)
In Irving's 14th novel, a Mexican writer on a journey to the Philippines recalls his escape from a humble childhood.

4  -  See Me - Nicholas Sparks
(4 weeks on list)

3  -  Rogue Lawyer - John Grisham
(3 weeks on list) (2 weeks at #1)

2  -  The Crossing - Michael Connelly
(Debut)
The retired detective Harry Bosch reluctantly agrees to help his half brother, a defense attorney, and his investigations lead him inside the L.A.P.D.

1  -  The Bazaar of Bad Dreams - Stephen King
(Debut)
Twenty stories, some never before published.



Friday, November 20, 2015

Your Calvin and Hobbes of the Day (11/20/2015)


WE LOVE ALL IN THE FAMILY!


44 Years ago this week
The cover of TV Guide November 20-26 1971
 Jack Davis illustration

2015 AL and NL MVPs

2015 National League MVP
Bryce Harper 
(Washington Nationals)
Led the NL in HRs with 42 and runs with 118




2015 American League MVP
Josh Donaldson 
(Toronto Blue Jays)
Led the AL in RBI with 123 and Runs with 122



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Your Calvin and Hobbes of the Day (November 18th 2015)

30 years ago today (Nov 18th 1985) the world was introduced to the little boy, Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes.  They would become legends in the comic world and Bill Watterson was the genius creator and entertained us for 10 years before retiring and leaving us wanting more. 


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week (November 17th 2015)


Elvin Hayes appears on the May 8, 1978 cover of Sports Illustrated. The 1968 NBA Draft’s first overall pick out of Houston, Elvin Hayes won Rookie of the Year and made 12-consecutive All-Star Games while winning a championship with the Washington Bullets in 1978. Nicknamed “The Big E,” the Hall of Fame center/power forward turned 70 years old Nov. 17, 2015. 
(Manny Millan for SI)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Your Calvin and Hobbes of the Day (Sunday Edition) 11/15/2015


NY Times Bestseller List (NonFiction) November 15th 2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top Ten
Week Ending November 15th 2015


10 - Humans of New York: Stories - Brandon Stanton
(3 weeks on list)

9  -  Wildflower - Drew Barrymore
(Debut)
The actress and former child star shares stories about her life.

8  -  Between The World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
(16 weeks on list)

7  -  Notorious RBG - Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
(Debut)
A celebration of the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

6  -  Binge - Tyler Oakley
(2 weeks on list)
Personal essays from the L.G.B.T.Q YouTube personality.

5  -  A More Perfect Union - Ben Carson with Candy Carson
(4 weeks on list)

4  -  Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
(2 weeks on list)
Applying the principles of Navy SEALs leadership training to any organization

3  -  Government Zero - Michael Savage 
(Debut)
The radio host warns Americans against Islamists and the Obama administration, which, he says aims to impose abolute rule and destroy our civilization.

2  -  The Witches - Stacy Schiff
(Debut)
An account of the Salem witch trials of 1692.

1  -  Killing Reagan - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
(6 weeks on list) (5th non consecutive week at #1)
The events surrounding the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981



NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) November 15th 2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending November 15th 2015


10 - The Murder House - James Patterson and David Ellis
(5 weeks on list)

9  -  A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R.R. Martin
(4 weeks on list)

8  -  All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(78 weeks on list)

7  -  The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine - Alexander McCall
(Debut)
The 16th novel in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

6  -  Career of Evil - Robert Galbraith
(2 weeks on list)
In the third novel about the private investigative team of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, the pair pursue a psychotic stalker;  J.K. Rowling writing pseudonymously.

5  -  The Survivor - Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills
(4 weeks on list)

4  -  A Banquet of Consequences - Elizabeth George
(Debut)
Can a suicide in Dorset be connected to a poisoning in Cambridge?  In the 19th novel in a series the Scotland Yard detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers investigate.

3  -  Depraved Heart - Patricia Cornwell
(Debut)
A psychopath sends Dr. Kay Scarpetta videos from the past about her niece in the series 23rd book.

2  -  See Me - Nicholas Sparks
(3 weeks on list)
A couple in love are threatened by secrets from the past.

1  -  Rogue Lawyer - John Grisham
(2 weeks on list) (2nd consecutive week at #1)
The attorney Sebastian Rudd is a "lone gunman" who hates injustice and the system and defends unpopular clients.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Old Time Radio Show of the Week (11/10/2015)

Our Miss Brooks
 November 13, 1949. 
CBS 
 "A New Mascot For Madison High". 

Madison High needs a mascot for the football team, and Mr. Conklin has decided on an elephant


Monday, November 2, 2015

Kansas City Royals 2015 World Series Champions


The Kansas City Royals made a stunning comeback in the top of the 9th inning to force game 5 of the 2015 World Series into extra innings.   Then with a barrage of hits in the top of the 12th they wrapped their first world championship since 1985. 

Congratulations to Salvador Perez, catcher for the KC Royals,  2015 World Series MVP