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Keep calm and carry on my wayward son…

By |September 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ready for a mental pause? This British phrase has been running through my mind lately: Keep calm and carry on. I checked out the origins of the phrase since many have adapted it to fit a variety of memes. Some favorites: Keep Calm and Carry On My Wayward Son Keep Calm and Carrion On Keep Calm and Empty the Dishwasher If Finished Keep Calm and Sink the Putt Keep [...]

Paulie demands payment

By |September 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

In one of the funnier moments in the film GoodFellas, Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) explains how Paulie, the local Mafia boss, “protects” a local business. If the business owner has any problems with the operation of his business, he calls Paulie. And Paulie gets it done. But if the business owner runs into problems that adversely affect cash flow, Paulie doesn’t care. In the immortal words of Henry Hill, [...]

Funny “Zoopers”

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

At the end of some movies, you’ll see a series of deleted clips called “bloopers.” Well, now we have “Zoopers,” where embarrassing and awkward moments happen during a school or work Zoom meeting. The pandemic has transformed many aspects of our lives, including meetings. Since schools and businesses can’t meet face-to-face, they’ve turned to Zoom to fill the gap. But what’s really funny is when people aren’t aware that [...]

No one saw him coming

By |September 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Yep, I’m still talkin’ about the Netflix series, The Legend of Bruce Lee. In his all-too-brief life, Bruce Lee managed to turn the world of martial arts on its collective head. He challenged everything about how martial arts was taught. And his competitors were completely blindsided. If the series is accurate, Lee didn’t view his competitors as his enemy. He viewed them as mentors. As a “twentysomething,” his goal [...]

The dark side of Bruce Lee

By |September 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Recently, we watched the Netflix series The Legend of Bruce Lee. It’s a good series, but there are 50 episodes, so pace yourself accordingly. The film follows Bruce - from his days at a Hong Kong high school, to relocating to the United States, to his rise in popularity with Hollywood, and then finally his tragic death at the young age of 32. I was surprised to discover that [...]

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

By |September 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Skyscrapers are fascinating. They didn’t come into the world until the mid-1880s, and September 3 is National Skyscraper Day. They were made possible by the “Father of Skyscrapers,” Louis Sullivan. Before Sullivan came along, the weight of a multi-story building had to be supported by the strength of its walls. Tall buildings put more strain on the lower sections of the building, and of course these “load-bearing” lower walls [...]

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