Browsing: August 11

A Brief History On August 11, 1984, President Ronald Reagan said perhaps the stupidest lines of his Presidency, which we commemorated in our August 11 article, “10 Incredibly Stupid Things Said by Politicians”.  Today, we list another 10 dumb statements by the morons that are allegedly leading us through the wilderness.  As moronic as the statements by Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin and George W. Bush were on a regular basis, our current President, Donald J. Trump, is in a class by himself, and thus dominates this year’s edition of idiotic statements by politicians. Please note that some of the quotations…

A Brief History On August 8, 2017, we reflect on our screening of the upcoming (August 11, 2017) horror flick, Annabelle: Creation, a prequel to the Annabelle and Conjuring movie franchise. The quick and dirty on the movie is, the audience cheered and clapped at the end!  We consider this reaction a sure sign of success. Digging Deeper An active audience participating in the film, laughing, gasping, and commenting, reminds us why we see movies in theaters instead of just on television at home.  The attention of the audience was obviously held for the duration of the medium length 109 minute film. The movie builds the background of…

A Brief History On August 11, 1942, sexy Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil patented frequency hopping radio signals, the science that became WiFi, Bluetooth and Cell Phone technology.  Known for her sexy movie roles, even including nudity, Lamarr was apparently brilliant as well, as are more entertainment celebrities than you may know.  Here we list 5 of those smart entertainers.  Who would you add to the list? (The list is in no particular order.) Digging Deeper 5.   Hedy Lamarr, Actress. Born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Austria, 1914, Lamarr, of Jewish background, left Germany in 1933 with the…

A Brief History On August 11, 1984, President Reagan caused  the Soviet Union to raise their security and defense levels by joking about bombing Russia.  Whether meant to go public or said in private conversation, politicians throughout history have been known to say incredibly stupid things.  Here we list 10 such misstatements made by politicians.  (Note: Due to the volume of stupid utterances, we do not claim these are the most stupid, but they are pretty stupid.)  Obviously, this list cries out for a sequel.  What other quotations would you like to see on the next list? 10.  “Read my lips, no new taxes.” George H.W. Bush, 1988.…

A Brief History On August 11, 1934, the Federal Penitentiary located on the island of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay opened for civilian prisoners.  Despite its exotic-sounding name, Alcatraz was a state-of-the-art maximum security prison designed to hold the toughest, most dangerous prisoners. Digging Deeper Some of the desperadoes held there included: Al “Scarface” Capone; “Doc” Barker; Robert Stroud (“The Bird Man of Alcatraz”); “Bumpy“ Johnson (“The Godfather of Harlem“); “Whitey” Bulger; Alvin “Creepy” Karpis; and “Machine Gun” Kelly.  Apparently having a nickname was a good way to end up on “The Rock!” Considered to be escape-proof, the prison could…