Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vivacious Jane Powell Turns 85

Jane Powell, star of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' and "Royal Wedding" turned 85 in April. She's still a bundle of delightful energy! Read more in the News-Sentinel.

The clip below from "Royal Wedding" is a favorite of mine - the song having the longest title of any MGM film! Do you have a favorite Jane Powell film??

 
 
So sing and dance your way over to visit Jenny Matlock

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Stuart Whitman

What's Stuart Whitman up to these days? He's retired, relaxing, and remarried, and recently talked about his career. Couldn't get all his stories in the article, but a funny, delightful character.  Story here.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

All the Presidents' Pets

Once more, with Presidents' Day approaching, it's time to reflect on the many fine inhabitants of the White House .... the presidential pets. Here is a repost from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Monday, December 9, 2013

Decorating a Christmas ChemisTREE


I have been wanting to make one of these for a while. So this week I did, and installed it in our School of Sciences office. Even the biologists thought it was cool.

 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Why cats don’t like Christmas

The holiday season should be a joyous time for all members of the household, even the four-legged ones. Why, we even put a sprig of holly in our mousetrap cheese.

Unfortunately, our cat only reluctantly seems to embrace the Christmas spirit. So if you have a puss that starts pouting over the holidays, don’t blame him or her entirely ‒ pet owners must bear some of the responsibility.

Consider our cat for instance...... more

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Some Amusing Double Features

Here are some amusing "double features" to watch. For example:

“The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946) followed by “You've Got Mail” (1998).  Or how about “Meet the Parents” (2000) followed by “High Anxiety” (1977). Can you think of others???

More at this link.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Blessing of the Animals

October means it's Blessing of the Animals season again. Churches all around the world conduct the service where owners bring their pets to church for a blessing. He's a photo from a previous service I attended. No, I'm not in the photo - not even the one with the pink ribbon. This year's stories are featured in the Charleston Post and Courier and the Montgomery Advertiser.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Amazing Drug Bust - According to Yahoo


I love this Yahoo headline error from this morning. Glad I snapped a photo of it before they took it down. Not surprisingly, the commenters where giving Yahoo a hard time about their lack of editing skills. Some were even doing all sorts of calculations to figure out how many suitcases you would need to carry 1.3 million tons of cocaine, and what the street value would be. I think it was larger than the GNP.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kidney Stones

Ever had a kidney stone? If you’ve never experienced the agony of a kidney stone, give thanks for your good fortune. At its worst, the intense pain radiates from the lower back to the groin to become utterly debilitating, relieved only by passing the stone or, in the interim, powerful narcotics..... full story in the Montgomery Advertiser.