Browsing: March

A Brief History Renowned American film actor and philanthropist Paul Newman had an unusual relationship with the Academy Awards. Before he won his first Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role in March 30, 1987, he was nominated for the same award six times prior. The first nomination was in 1959 for The Cat in the Hot Tin Roof. Newman had to wait almost 30 years for his first Oscar. Digging Deeper The result of this long wait was that when he was nominated for the seventh time, he snubbed the ceremony – even though it was obvious that…

A Brief History On March 31, 2018, we look back on a month replete with jerks, people that make life for the rest of us harder or less enjoyable. We list the specific reasons why we include jerks on this list, and you are welcome to agree or disagree, detailing your own specific information that confirms or denies our position. (You will note we do not exempt either end of the political spectrum, neither conservative nor liberal from inclusion on the Jerks of the Month list.) As we are limiting ourselves to only 10 “Jerks” please feel free to nominate…

A Brief History On March 30, 1939, the Heinkel 100 single engine piston powered fighter prototype set a new World Speed Record at 463 mph (745 kph). Incredibly, although then the fastest plane in the world, the He 100 was not put into production! Reasons given for not producing this potential super-fighter plane vary with the source, but the bottom line is that the fortunate Allies did not have to face a German fighter 4 years ahead of other fighter types. Digging Deeper German planners knew that war would be starting soon, and in an effort to streamline wartime weapons…

A Brief History On March 29, 2018, movie and video game fans in the United States will be treated to their long awaited premier of the new major motion picture, Ready Player One. Visually stunning and relentless in pace, the movie lasts 140 minutes but feels like a much shorter film, as the audience never gets a chance to get bored or distracted. We strongly recommend the movie goer pay close attention to catch all the little Easter Egg cultural references in homage to previous sci-fi and horror movies. Digging Deeper Based on a 2012 novel by the same name,…

A Brief History On March 28, 2018, we merrily celebrate yet another “National Day” with murky origins, but a day we embrace whole heartedly (as with most food related things!). The intent of putting something on a stick is to facilitate the eating of the stuff, or somehow enhance the eating experience. We do not refer to things on a stick such as signs, pin wheels, decorations and other non-edible items. Digging Deeper What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of food on a stick? Popsicles? Fudgesicles? Hot dogs? Shish-ke-bab? Let us share some…

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