The Century: Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster [A Review]

The-Century-Peter-Jennings-and-Todd-Brewster-ReviewIf you want to read one of the best books about the 20th century, pick up a copy of The Century by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster.

When the change of the century occurred, many books came out chronicling the 20th century.

One of the most popular was Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation.  My parents have this book on their shelves and I’m sure they enjoy reading the stories of selflessness and patriotism that embodied America back then.  I too have read many of these stories and enjoyed them immensely.

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Richard CummingsThe Century: Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster [A Review]

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand: A Review

The-Fountainhead-Ayn-Rand-ReviewYou will not often find me endorsing books of an overly serious nature but The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and Atlas Shrugged, for some reason, defy my usually aversion to topics of seriousness and self-absorption.

The Fountainhead is written by Ayn Rand and many of you, yes you, were suppose to read it in one of your college courses.  But you didn’t!  So, now it’s time to go buy it on Amazon and see what all the fuss is about.

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The Best Poems of the English Language: A Review

The-Best-Poems-of-the-English-Language-ReviewIf you’re not familiar with the book The Best Poems of the English Language, you may be missing a chance to drastically improve your love life!

I always have a book of poetry by my bed.  Ok, yes, that me seem a completely prop, a ruse.

But, I swear, it’s not.

In college, my teacher challenged me to memorize 10 poems of substantial length.  If I did, I would get no lower than a B.  Perfect, I thought, I will do this and nothing else.  I’m comfortable with a B.  I’m an English major after all, who cares what my grade point will be when I graduate?

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Tricia Walsh Smith: In Her Own Words

tricia-walsh-smith videoOver three million people have viewed this video on You Tube of Tricia Walsh Smith, the present and future ex-spouse of Philip Smith, a theatre executive worth about sixty million dollars.

In the video, she lambastes her husband for many things: that he is not giving her what she deserves, his sexual ineptitude, his infidelities…basically, his entire character.

This is just not fair for one obvious reason: she is not a first wife!

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How Much Does Gisele Bundchen Weigh

Gisele Bundchen WeightI am fortunate to answer the question, “how much does Gisele Bundchen weigh?” because this gives me a chance to show you a bunch of pictures of Gisele Bundchen.

Really, how great of a job is that? It’s early Sunday morning and I am going to be spending time with you talking about, and looking at, Gisele Bundchen.

If you think I am fortunate, consider Tom Brady. He is waking up on this Sunday morning right next to Gisele Bundchen. Imagine that! Waking up next to Gisele Bundchen…

Hmmm. Tom Brady has got to be one of the luckiest guys on the planet.

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A Little Bit Of Riddim

Below, you will find the A Little Bit of Riddim Video by Michael Franti and Spearhead.

Why do I bring this to you this Wednesday morning?  Because we all need a little bit of riddim in our lives!  Plus, if you have read  Why Tuesday sucks, you know that Wednesday is the “over the hump” day and it’s time to celebrate.

So, here’s a little bit of riddim for you!

Michael Franti: Little Bit Of Riddim’


More Michael Franti and Spearhead Videos

After going on the Sailing Southern Ground cruise, I became a huge Michael Franti fan. Check out my Michael Franti & Spearhead on the Sailing Southern Ground cruise experience where you can view more great Michael Franti & Spearhead Videos!

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Gran Torino: Movie Review

Gran Torino is the best movie that I have seen in 2009.

And though the year is only 24 days old, I am not sure another movie will come along this year to best it.

I wonder why.

The plot can be explained in a few of sentences:  A recently widowed, hard-nosed, prejudice, ex-military, solitary, old man finds himself newly alone in a poorish neighborhood now filled with ethics and gang violence.  Though he tries to remain isolated on his premises, circumstance and proximity lead him to interactions with his neighbors with whom he gradually develops true friendships.   After the gang violence tragically affects his new-found friends, he seeks retribution in his final act.

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Avatar Review: The Discontent of Humanity?

avatar reviewAt the end of my viewing of Avatar, the audience all clapped.  They clapped because the human race fell to a society of extraterrestrials.

Why is this?  Are humans beings discontent with the world they inhabit, with themselves?

In Avatar, human beings set out to obtain a precious commodity called unobtainium that exists on another planet named Pandora.  Unfortunately, this prized material is found in great abundance directly on the land that the Na’Vi (the indigenous peoples of Pandora) inhabit.  Thus, after perfunctory attempts to befriend the Na’Vi, the human beings attempt to destroy the Na’Vi people and claim their fortunes.

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