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.


Monday, May 8, 2017

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) May 7th 2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending May 7th 2017


10 - A Gentleman in Moscow - Armor Towles
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
(23 weeks on list)

9  -  One Perfect Lie - Lisa Scottoline
(2 weeks on list)
A high school baseball coach hiding his real identity poses a threat to an idyllic suburban community.

8  -  Two From the Heart - James Patterson
(2 weeks on list)
Two stories about the power of stories.

7  -  The Women in the Castle - Jessica Shattuck 
(4 weeks on list)
The widows of three men killed for attempting to assassinate Hitler take refuge together at the war's end.

6  -  Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
(11 weeks on list)

5  -  All By Myself, Alone - Mary Higgins Clark
(3 weeks on list)
On a luxury cruise ship, a wealthy aristocrat is found murdered, and her emerald necklace is gone.

4  -  Thrawn - Timothy Zahn 
(2 weeks on list)
The origins of Grand Admiral Thrawn, an iconic "Star Wars" villian.

3  -  Fast and Loose - Stuart Woods
(Debut)
In the 41st Stone Barrington novel, the New York attorney acquires a ruthless, hot-headed enemy.

2  -  The Black Book - James Patterson
(4 weeks on list)  (3 consecutive weeks at #1)
After a raid on a brothel that serviced Chicago's elite, the madam's black book has disappeared. 

1  -  The Fix - David Baldacci
(Debut)
The detective Amos Decker ("Memory Man") witnesses a murder-suicide that turns out to be a matter of national security.




2017 2000 Guineas (UK Horse Racing)

May 6th 2017
The first leg of the UK Horse Racing Triple Crown, 2000 Guineas Stakes, was won by 2016's Champion 2 year old, Churchill.
He hugged the inside lane and won going away in his 3 year debut.

He was sired by 2001 Epsom Derby champion Galileo and was guided to the win by jockey Ryan Moore for his 2nd win at the 2000 Guineas (2015 with Gleneagles).



143rd Kentucky Derby

May 6th 2017 
 Always Dreaming won the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second career Kentucky Derby wins.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Top Ten Movies in the US (April 14-20 2017)




1 -  The Fate of the Furious   $124.8 million

2 -  The Boss Baby   $23.4 million

3 -  Beauty and the Beast   $20.1  million

4 -  Smurfs : The Lost Village   $10.3  million

5 -  Going In Style   $ 9.7  million

6 -  Gifted  $4.8 million

7 -  The Case for Christ   $4.04  million

8 -  Get Out   $4.00 million

9 -  Power Rangers   $3.9 million

10 -  Kong : Skull Island   $3.8 million

We Love Jack Benny

"What's My Line?" 
June 5th 1966
first contestant - concert violinist Kubelsky
Panel : Phyllis Newman, Tony Randall, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) 04/09/2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending  April 9th 2017



10 - Man Overboard - J.A. Jance 
(Debut)
Ali Reynolds pursues a man who manipulates the children of suicides into killing themselves in the 15th novel in the series.

9  -  The Devil's Triangle - Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
(2 weeks on list)

8  -  Mangrove Lightning - Randy Wayne White 
(Debut)
Doc Ford, a Florida marine biologist and former government agent, investigates a series of killings near Marco Island.

7  -  Dangerous Games - Danielle Steel
(3 weeks on list)

6  -  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane - Lisa See
(Debut)
A Woman from rural China becomes a tea seller and eventually moves to California, where the daughter she gave up for adoption lives.

5  -  The Cutthroat - Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
(2 weeks on list) (last week at #1)

4  -  Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 
(7 weeks on list)

3  -  If Not For You - Debbie Macomber 
(Debut)
An unlikely relationship is tested.

2  -  Vicious Circle - C.J. Box 
(Debut)
Newly released from prison, Dallas Cates tries to exact revenge on the Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, who him there.

1  -  Mississippi Blood - Greg Iles 
(Debut)
Penn Cage, now the mayor of Natchez, MS., investigates the secrets of his family and the South to save his, and his father's lives in the conclusion to the Natchez Burning trilogy.



Friday, April 7, 2017

Old Time Radio Show of the Week

Lux Radio Theater 
"Mama Loves Papa"
April 8th 1940
A simple chap becomes Parks Commissioner and then his trouble begins. 
starring Fibber McGee and Molly 
(Jim and Marian Jordan)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Nielsen Broadcast TV Ratings (Week of March 27 - April 2 2017)

Nielsen TV Ratings
Broadcast Networks
Top 20 in Total Viewers
Week of March 27th - April 2nd 2017


1  -  NCAA Final Four - Oregon/North Carolina  (CBS)  Saturday  855pm  18.8 million
2  -  NCAA Final Four Pregame  (CBS)  Saturday  827pm  16.0 million
3  -  NCIS  (CBS)   Tuesday  8pm   14.3 million
4  -  The Big Bang Theory    (CBS)  Thursday  8pm   12.7 million
5  -  Dancing With the Stars  (ABC)  Monday  8pm    11.1 million
6  -  ACM Awards  (CBS)   Sunday   8pm   10.9  million
7  -  Bull  (CBS)   Tuesday   9pm   10.8 million
8  -  The Voice  (NBC)  Monday   8pm   10.5 million
9  -  The Voice   (NBC)  Tuesday  8pm   10.2 million
10 -  Blue Bloods  (CBS)  Friday  10pm    9.6  million
11 -  60 Minutes  (CBS)  Sunday  7pm  9.5  million
12 -  NCIS : New Orleans   (CBS)   Tuesday   10pm   9.1 million
13 -  Hawaii Five-O   (CBS)  Friday  9pm   8.7 million
14 -  Little Big Shots  (NBC)  Sunday   8pm  8.6 million
15 -  Survivor  (CBS)  Wednesday  8pm   8.2  million
16 -  Grey's Anatomy  (ABC)  Thursday  8pm   7.6 million
17 -  Mom  (CBS)  Thursday  9pm   7.0  million
18 -  Empire  (FOX)  Wednesday  9pm  6.9 million
19 - Criminal Minds  (CBS)  9pm  6.89  million
20 -  The Great Indoors  (CBS)  Thursday  830pm   6.82 million

Billboard Top 10 Comedy Albums (April 1st 2017)

Billboard Comedy Albums
Top 10
Week Ending April 1st 2017


10 - People Pleaser - Daniel Tosh

9  -  Live From Madison - Jeff Dye

8  -  Popstar : Never Stop Never Stopping (Soundtrack) - Lonely Island

7  -  Crazy Ex-Girlfriend : Original Television Soundtrack (Season 2)

6  -  Footprints on the Moon - Chad Daniels

5  -  No Safe Spaces : California State University, Northridge - Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager
(Debut)

4  -  30lb Bag of Hamster Bones - Theo Von 

3  -  25X2 - Brian Posehn 
(Debut)

2  -  Spamilton : An American Parody -  Original Cast Recording (Gerard Alessandri)


1  -  Redneck Shit - Wheeler Walker, Jr.



Saturday, April 1, 2017

NY Times Bestseller List (Non-Fiction) April 2nd 2017

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending April 2nd 2017


10 - Dear Ijeawele - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(2 weeks on list)

9  -  The Book of Joy - Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
(22 weeks on list)

8  -  When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi 
(55 weeks on list)

7  -  The Benedict Option - Rod Dreher

(Debut)
An argument that, rather than engaging in politics, Christians should withdraw from mainstream culture and focus on strengthening their families, churches and schools.

6  -  Big Agenda - David Horowitz
(6 weeks on list)

5  -  The Magnolia Story - Chip and Joanna Gaines
(22 weeks on list)

4  -  Killing The Rising Sun - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
(27 weeks on list)

3  -  Portraits of Courage - George W. Bush
(3 weeks on list)

2  -  Hillbilly Elegy - J. D. Vance

(34 weeks on list)

1  -  Trump's War - Michael Savage
(Debut)
The radio host discusses the challenges President Trump faces as he strives to fulfill his promises.