Saturday, July 22, 2017

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) July 23rd 2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending July 23rd 2017


10 - The Force - Don Winslow
(Debut)
A detective sergeant and his crew in Manhattan North deal with gangs, drugs and guns, and steal millions of dollars.

9  -  The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz
(3 weeks on list)
An F.B.I. agent investigates an alarming surge in suicides, including her husband's.  The first in a new series.

8  -  A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles
(33 weeks on list)

7  -  Wired - Julie Garwood
(Debut)
An F.B.I. agent recruits an idealistic (and beautiful) hacker to help him find a leaker.

6  -  The Identicals - Elin Hilderbrand
(4 weeks on list)

5  -  The Duchess - Danielle Steel
(2 weeks on list)
A 19th-century British duke's daughter, disinherited by her half brothers, flees to Paris to make a new life.

4  -  Into The Water - Paula Hawkins
(10 weeks on list)

3  -  Use of Force - Brad Thor
(2 weeks on list)
The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is called in when a missing terrorism suspect drowns off the Italian coast.

2  -  Murder Games - James Patterson and Howard Roughan
(2 weeks on list)
An expert on serial murder becomes involved in the hunt for a New York City killer.

1  -  Camino Island - John Grisham 
(5 weeks on list) (5 consecutive weeks at #1)
A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida Island.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Top 10 Movies (July 14th-16th 2017)

The Top 10 Movies for the weekend of July 14th - 16th


1 - War for the Planet of the Apes 
($56.2 million)

2 - Spider-Man: Homecoming  ($44.2 million)

3 - Despicable Me 3   ($19.3 million)

4 - Baby Driver  ($8.7 million)

5 - The Big Sick  ($7.5  million)

6 - Wonder Woman  ($6.8 million)

7 - Wish Upon  ($5.4  million)

8 - Cars 3  ($3.1  million)

9 - Transformer : The Last Knight   ($2.8 million)

10 - The House  ($1.72 million)

Magazine Cover of the Week

October 1941


Calvin and Hobbes of the Day (July 17th 2017)


Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 MLB All Star Game MVP

Robinson Cano
(Seattle Mariners - America League)
2017 MLB Allstar Game MVP 


WE LOVE THE 70s!

"Cher Goes Ape"
From "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" on CBS in 1974 to promote the upcoming CBS series "Planet of the Apes", which aired from September to December 1974. 


Saturday, July 8, 2017

WE LOVE JACK BENNY!

The Jack Benny Program
"Jack is Invited to the Ronald Colemans"
November 4th 1956
Season 7  Episode 4

Friday, July 7, 2017

Old Time Radio Show of the Week

The Johnson Wax Program starring Fibber McGee and Molly
June 20th 1944
"Getting Ready for the Cattle Ranch"
The McGees plan to spend the summer managing Uncle Sycamore's cattle ranch.


Billboard Hot 100 | July 8th 2017


Top 100 Songs
Week Ending July 8th 2017


Friday, June 30, 2017

Classic Movie Poster of the Week

1963
Walt Disney's "Savage Sam"
This sequel to Old Yeller features the son of the famous hound dog and his boy Arliss. The was based on the book of the same name by Fred Gipson.



Friday, June 23, 2017

NY Times Bestseller List (Non-Fiction) June 25th 2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending  June 25th 2017


10 - The Vanishing American Adult - Ben Sasse
(4 weeks on list)
The Nebraska Republican senator's advice on how to raise resilient, responsible children.

9  -  Hue 1968 - Mark Bowden
(Debut)
An account of the battle that changed the American approach to Vietnam.

8  -  If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face? - Alan Alda
(Debut)
The actor's efforts to help people learn to communicate more effectively.

7  -  Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies : The Civil War - David Fisher
(Debut)
Stories of the Civil War; a companion to the Fox historical docudrama

6  -  Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance
(46 weeks on list)

5  -  Option B - Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
(7 weeks on list)

4  -  Theft By Finding - David Sedaris
(2 weeks on list)
Excerpts from the writer's diaries.

3  -  Astrophysics For People In A Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson
(6 weeks on list)

2  -  Al Franken, Giant of the Senate - Al Franken
(2 weeks on list)
A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former "Saturday Night Live" writer and performer.

1  -  I Can't Make This Up - Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss
(Debut)
The comedian's personal and professional life.



NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) June 25th 2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending June 25th 2017


10 - Indecent Exposure - Stuart Woods
(Debut)
Rekindling a romance with an old girlfriend who is now secretary of state exposes the New York lawyer Stone Barrington to unwanted attention.

9  -  The Fix - David Baldacci
(8 weeks on list)

8  -  Nighthawk - Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
(2 weeks on list)

7  -  The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - Arundhati Roy 
(Debut)
A sprawling novel of modern India by the author of "The God of Small Things".

6  -  No Middle Name - Lee Child
(4 weeks list)


5  -  Love Story - Karen Kingsbury 
(Debut)
How John and Elizabeth Baxter fell in love.

4  -  Dragon Teeth - Michael Crichton 
(3 weeks on list)

3  -  Come Sundown - Nora Roberts
(2 weeks on list) (#1 last week)
Years after she was kidnapped, a woman returns to her family's Montana ranch.

2  -  Into the Water - Paula Hawkins 
(6 weeks on list)

1  -  Camino Island - John Grisham 
(Debut)
A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

2017 NBA World Champions - Golden State Warriors


June 12th 2017
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to win their 2nd championship in 3 years and 3rd as a franchise.
Kevin Durant led all players in scoring for the Finals and was named MVP of the Finals.


Top 10 Bestselling NOVELS of All TIME


Monday, June 5, 2017

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) June 4th 2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending June 4th 2017


10 - Full Wolf Moon - Lincoln Child
(Debut)
Could hikers in the Adirondacks have been killed by werewolfs?

9  -  Against All Odds - Danielle Steel
(3 weeks on list)

8  -  Golden Prey - John Sandford 
(4 weeks on list)

7  -  Gwendy's Button Box - Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
(Debut)
King returns to Castle Rock, Maine in this novella set in 1974

6  -  Testimony - Scott Turow
(Debut)
A former Illinois prosecutor joins the International Criminal Court to investigate a massacre in Bosnia.

5  -  The Fix - David Baldacci 
(5 weeks on list)

4  -  Same Beach, Next Year - Dorothea Benton Frank
(Debut)
Two couples form a lifelong friendship during annual reunions on one of the South Carolina's barrier islands.

3  -  16th Seduction - James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
(3 weeks on list)

2  -  No Middle Name - Lee Child
(Debut)
A complete collection of Jack Reacher stories

1  -  Into The Water - Paula Hawkins
(3 weeks on list) (2 consecutive weeks at #1)
In this psychological thriller by the author of "The Girl on the Train", women are found drowned in a river in an English town. 




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Top 10 Movies - Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Top Ten Movies
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26th - 29th 2017



1  -  Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Men Tell No Tales
($78.4 million)

2  -  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  ($27.1 million)

3  -  Baywatch  ($23.1 million)

4  -  Alien : Covenant   ($13.3 million)

5  -  Everything, Everything  ($7.6 million)

6  -  Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Long Haul   ($6.1 million)

7  -  Snatched   ($5.0  million)

8  -  King Arthur : Legend of the Sword  ($4.3 million)

9  -  The Boss Baby   ($2.4 million)

10  -  Beauty and the Beast   ($2.0  million)


Monday, May 29, 2017

Top 5 Defining Moments of John F. Kennedy's Presidency

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, May 29th 1917

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NY Times Bestseller List (Non-Fiction) May 21st 2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending May 21st 2017


10 - Hallelujah Anyway - Anne Lamott
(Debut)
The importance of mercy in our lives.

9  -  The American Spirit - David McCullough
(3 weeks on list)
A collection of speeches by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, focused on American values.

8  -  Old School - Bill O'Reilly and Bruce Feirstein
(6 weeks on list)

7  -  Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance
(41 weeks on list)

6  -  The Operator - Robert O'Neill
(2 weeks on list)
The 400 mission career of a SEAL team operator.

5  -  The Fight Is Our Fight - Elizabeth Warren
(3 weeks on list)

4  -  Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
(3 weeks on list)

3  -  Shattered - Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
(3 weeks on list)

2  -  Option B - Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
(2 weeks on list)  (#1 last week)
Sandberg's experience after her husband's sudden death and Grant's psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

1  -  Astrophysics For People In A Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson 
(Debut)
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe and the forces and laws that govern it.



Old Time Radio Show of the Week

The Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show
May 28th 1950
"Tickets To South Pacific"
Phil tries to get an extra two tickets to "South Pacific", Alice sings "A Wonderful Guy" and Phil sings "Let's Choo Choo To Idaho"


Monday, May 22, 2017

Cloud Computing pulls upset to win the 142nd Preakness Stakes

142nd Preakness Stakes
May 20th 2017

"Cloud Computing" pulls the upset win over Classic Empire and 2017 Kentucky Derby winner "Always Dreaming".

Order of finish :
3rd - Senior Investment 
4th - Lookin At Lee
6th - Mulitplier
7th - Conquest Mo Money
9th - Hence
10th - Term of Art

Classic Movie Poster of the Week

1960
"The Magnificent Seven"


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

May 9th 2010
Dallas Braden, recently made infamous due to his words with Alex Rodriguez when the Yankee third baseman cut across the diamond via the pitcher’s mound, throws the 19th perfect game in baseball history, a 4-0 victory over the Rays in Oakland. In attendance for the 26 year-old left-hander's Mother's Day gem is his grandmother, who raised him after his mom died of a melanoma during his senior year at Stagg High School in Stockton, California.