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19 May 2017
I take your point Sir Churchill. Your reference to "hell" is a descriptive term, a figure of speech to describe an horrific ordeal that someone is enduring and they must stay strong, persevere and keep pushing forward in order to overcome.
However, with regard to the real hell? Nobody goes through it. If they end up there it's their final destination. They can't escape and they can't turn back. They can't complain that there was an error in their travel itinerary and that they had been dropped off at wrong place! They can't even bribe whoever put them in there to let them back out. For one thing, if they were rich, they were not able to bring their money with them. Ask the Pharoahs or ask Paul. Also, the living whom they left behind can't pay for them to get out of hell either through a convenient system of indulgences. (Geez! And you think insurance in America is a rip off!)
Churchill quotes are food for thought.
If I were setting up my own personal private library, I would make sure to have at least one book on the shelf with his quotes. 📕📕
Mini BIO - Winston Churchill
02 November 2016
Mr. Einstein died the year I was born. It's not like we would have ever been best buds, but I fancy myself sometimes having a conversation with him. Were we having a tête-à-tête, my response to his statement above would be:
"Not even a genius like you, Mr. Einstein, can comprehend all of God's thoughts. But if a fool would desire to understand just one of God's thoughts, they'd come out ahead. (Wink. Wink.)"
E = mc2 definition at https://t.co/bniYeSsohb, a very clear explanation for non-genius types like me. :) #GR101 https://t.co/RHfo7W9o5M— Fox Marks ATX (@FoxMarks_ATX) November 2, 2016
"I want to know God's thoughts. The rest are details"— George Shiber (@GeorgeShiber) November 2, 2016
~ Albert #Einstein
November: Happy 101st #anniversary General Relativity pic.twitter.com/U0RBoQskz7
This November marks the 101st anniversary of general relativity. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we celebrate! #GR101 pic.twitter.com/ObV4Kc9nHn— Albert Einstein (@AlbertEinstein) November 1, 2016
- The Greatest Scientist Of All Time Who Encountered Tremendous Opposition For His Ideas(dailytwocents.com)
- A Fun Way of Understanding E=mc2 - Universe Today(universetoday.com)
27 August 2016
Martin Luther King Jr.
- “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
President Barack Obama
- “Yes we can.”
- “When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.”
- “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
Bob Marley -
“Overcome the devils with a ting called love.”
Original source link: My Fox Nooze
25 July 2016
A better way to explain our usage of this term would be by sharing my first time hearing it applied to a well-known figure. My first time hearing the word used was a report where people were speaking of Lee Iacocca. What did this man do to have people call him an “icon”? He's an American businessman, in the automobile industry, who (based on my recollection of events) brought the Chrysler Corporation back to life. Evidently, because of his prowess as a business warrior, he stepped up, took the helm as CEO of ailing and failing business entity, revived it and steered to success. For accomplishing this impossible feat, people showered praises on him as if he were a god of the American automotive industry.
As time passed, the word “icon” started popping up everywhere and is especially used for entertainers, such as, Madonna. Why is she an icon? “Madonna could be considered one of the most successful women of all time.” (Quote source: Madonna: Icon (and Single Working Mother with Custody Issues) | The Huffington Post)
Another example? Beyoncé was selected as the 2016 CFDA Fashion Icon. (CFDA = Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc.)
Once read an article published at Listverse.com about Hollywood suicides. The full title of the article is “10 Iconic Actresses Who Tragically Ended Their Lives”. After reviewing the list of female celebrities, the facts presented about their deaths were indeed tragic, but describing the actresses as “iconic” kind of made me bristle. It didn't seem to jive with other people in the entertainment industry who were being described as “iconic”.
So! Decided to compile my own list of actresses who should be considered “iconic”. Nixed the requirement that that they had to have committed suicide.
Hmmm …? Now where would be the best place to start to find those sort of people very quickly? The iconic Life Magazine. Of course!
Here's my list of ten (10) female iconic celebrities (not all are actresses, but they are famous or recognizable). The parenthetical notes are my rationale or reasons why these women measure up to the criteria that sets them apart as icons.
1. Shirley Temple (Child star, Goodwill Ambassador. She's an icon! No debate!)
2. Audrey Hepburn (Actress, Humanitarian ~ elegant, classy, possible!)
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"
- Audrey Hepburn
3. Hillary Clinton (See photo of her years at Wellesley, 1969 ~ on her way)
4. Jackie Kennedy (Before she married Onassis; born to serve as FLOTUS.)
5. Dorothy Dandridge (aka “Carmen”)
6. Sophia Loren (If only we could all wear spaghetti like her.)
“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”
- Sophia Loren
7. Katherine Hepburn ("Really darling?" Yes Ms. K. You really are darling!)
8. Ella Fitzgerald (Jazz is to icon as icon is to jazz.)
9. Lucille Ball (Who could not love Lucy?)
10. Ingrid Bergman (Can't think of a word for her, except ... Indescribable!)
* Hepburn and Loren Quote Sources found at BrainyQuote.com
02 May 2016
The first episode of Houdini and Doyle aired May 2, 2016, on Fox at 8pm CST.
This is perfect timing me to edit and republish content that first appeared on Persona Paper, June 8, 2015.
Two real life people that have always intrigued me:
- Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926), well-known magician; and
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930), noted author of Sherlock Holmes.
◊ Fox ordering TV series about Sherlock Holmes author | ew.com
The two links above are entertainment history markers now.
Had heard that Ian McKellen (played the wizard “Gandalf” in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy) was going to be cast to play an elderly Sherlock Holmes. The latest brew haha is that the Doyle Estate is suing over copyright violations. Found two links of interest pertaining to that entertainment news.
◊ ‘ Mr. Holmes’ Lawsuit: Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Sues Bill Condon & Distributors | deadline.com
◊ Mr Holmes and the strange case of the alleged copyright infringement | guardian.com
At any rate, scouring the Internet for feedback and opinions about this new TV series and sharing a link to one of the reviews that pretty much expresses my 1st impression as well.
To sum up the IGN review? Some entertainment value, but shallow characters.
Oh my! Can you spell disappointing?
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- 19 Astounding Facts You Never Knew About Harry Houdini(all-that-is-interesting.com)
- Book Review | The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl(attackofthebooks.com)
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