Saturday, July 7, 2012


…Last night I watched the little known movie "The Perfect Host" starring David Hyde Pierce (Niles, from "Frazier").  It was one of the most inventive and bizarre films I've ever seen.  Not a dull moment.  It's out on DVD now, or Netflix if you have it.

…This week I learned these random things…

…Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY, tying his own world record.  The women's record is 45 dogs.

…One third of China's theme parks were built in the last two years.

…Fed data show that the income of the typical American family declined from 2007-2010, dropping almost 40%.

…Scientists announced they are getting close to creating an MRI scanner that while alow people to translate thoughts into messages on an electronic tablet.

…The #2 best selling album in America for the year is Lionel Richie's  "Tuskegee," featuring duets and covers of country songs.
Adele has the #1 and #10 albums.

…When a shark stops swimming, it will die.

…This article was recently in the London Sun:
Britney Marshall, a 14-year-old from Nottinghamshire, England, is the youngest girl of the Marshall family and the only one without breast implants. Her mother, Chantal Marshall, told the Sun, "Britney is going through a funny phase at the moment and saying she doesn’t want to get her boobs done."
And Marshall really wishes she would, telling the Sun:
"At the moment she doesn’t really have what I would say are boobs -- but I’d like her to follow in her sisters’ footsteps... I really love the fake look of my girls and I know Britney will go that way when she’s a bit older."

…Here are some things I like for the weekend:

"When a person is lucky enough to live inside a story, to live inside an imaginary world, the pains of this world disappear.  For as long as the story goes on, reality doesn't exist." Paul Auster

"Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it." Albert Schweitzer

"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems." Gandhi

"Now is the hour of miracles, when no one's watching." Erica Wright

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