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
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 
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

"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
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
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