Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

Roger Maris
October 2nd 1961
Roger Maris of the NY Yankees was chasing Babe Ruth's record of 61 home runs in a season.
He had won the American League MVP in 1960 and would win it again in 1961 as he set the new single season home run record with 61.  Maris along with teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford would power the Yankees to the 1961 World Series championship defeating the Cincinnati Reds 4 games to 1.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

NY Times Bestseller List (Non-Fiction) - August 21st 2016

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending August 21st 2016

10 - The War On Cops - Heather Mac Donald 
The author expands on her reporting on the "Ferguson effect", the criminal-justice system and the black lives matter movement.

9  -  American Heiress - Jeffrey Toobin
The story of Patty Hearst's kidnapping in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army, her crimes and her trial.

8  -  Between The World And Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
(56 weeks on the list)

7  -  When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi
(30 weeks on the list)

6  -  Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance 
(2 weeks on list)
A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

5  -  Hamilton: The Revolution - Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
(17 weeks on list)

4  -  Armageddon - Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
(3 weeks on list)
The political strategist offers a game plan for how to defeat Hillary Clinton.

3  -  Crisis of Character - Gary J. Byrne and Grant Schmidt
(6 weeks on list) (5 consecutive weeks at #1 and last weeks #1)

2  -  Liars - Glenn Beck 
The author says progressive politicians gain power and control by exploiting Americans' fears.

1  -  Hillary's America - Dinesh D'Souza
The conservative author and pundit warns of disaster if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

NY Times Bestseller List - Fiction (August 21st 2016)

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top Ten
Week Ending August 21st 2016

10 - All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(118 weeks on list)

9  -  Dark Carousel - Christine Feehan 
A woman falls for a rich-bachelor vampire, but she also has a seperate plan for which he is the bait.
A Carpathian Novel.

8  -  Smooth Operator - Stuart Woods
When the former C.I.A. Agent Teddy Fay comes to the aid of a powerful woman, the nation's fate is at stake.

7  -  The Girls - Emma Cline
(8 weeks on list)

6  -  The Woman In Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware
(3 weeks on list)

5  -  The Black Widow - Daniel Silva
(4 weeks on list)

4  -  The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead 
A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.

3  -  Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
(2 weeks on list)  (#1 last week)

2  -  Sweet Tomorrows - Debbie Macomber
The journeys of the characters at the Rose Harbor Inn come to a close in the last book of the series.

1  -  Bullseye - James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
While the President of the United States is in New York to meet with his Russian counterpart, Detective Michael Bennett must stop a team of assassins.

Top 10 Memorable TV Cartoon Characters Of The 1980s

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

August 22nd 2016
Olympic greats Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles grace the cover of the current issue of Sports Illustrated. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) August 14th 2016

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending August 14th 2016

10 - End of Watch - Stephen King 
(8 weeks on list)

9  -  Magic - Danielle Steel
(4 weeks on list)

8  -  Heroes of the Frontier - Dave Eggers 
Josie, a former dentist, is on the run from a bad relationship and on the lam in the Alaskan wilderness with her children.

7  -  All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(117 weeks on list)

6  -  The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
(72 weeks on list)

5  -  First Comes Love - Emily Griffin
(5 weeks on list)

4  -  The Woman in the Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware 
(2 weeks on list)
A travel writer on a cruise is certain she has heard a body thrown overboard, but no one believes her.

3  -  The Girls - Emma Cline
(7 weeks on list)

2  -  The Black Widow - Daniel Silva 
(3 weeks on list) (last 2 weeks at #1)
Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, recruits a doctor from Jerusalem to help capture a secret ISIS terrorist in France.

1  -  Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
Tense turning points for three couples at a backyard barbecue gone wrong.

Old Time Radio Show of the Week

The Hermit's Cave
"Hanson's Ghost"
A couple seek to increase their chances of inheriting from their rich uncle by visiting him at his mansion.  The uncle, who is rather disturbed and is obsessed with his theories of achieving immortality through ghostly possession, has other ideas.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Magazine Cover of the Week

June 1964

2004 National League Cy Young Award Winner

Roger Clemens
(Houston Astros)
Winner of the 2004 NL Cy Young Award
A record of 18 wins and 4 losses with 218 strikeouts and 2.98 ERA
This was his 7th and last Cy Young Award and his only National League win of the award

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Classic Movie Poster of the Week

"Beverly Hills Cop"
The #1 movie of 1984 with $234.7 million in receipts and made Eddie Murphy a superstar

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

1992 MLB All Star Game MVP

Ken Griffey, Jr.
(Seattle Mariners)

Led the American League to a 13-6 drubbing of the National League at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego CA.

Griffey had a home run and 2 RBI on 3 for 3 hitting.

Monday, August 1, 2016