R.I.P. James Garner

When I saw the news that James Garner had passed away I had flashbacks to my family room when I was growing up.

I remember every Saturday night getting together with my mom, dad and brother and watching The Rockford Files.”

I couldn’t tell you what episodes I watched, but I remember watching them every week with my family.

I always liked James Garner. I loved him in “Murphy’s Romance” and “The Notebook.”

When I Googled pictures of James Garner,  here were some of my favorites.

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R.I.P. James Garner,  you will be remembered.

Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western “Maverick” led to a stellar career in TV and films such as “The Rockford Files” and his Oscar-nominated “Murphy’s Romance,” has died, police said. He was 86.

20 years ago today…

You know how much I love list.

Here are some movies that came out 20 years ago. It’s hard to believe but these movies came out in 1994.

From IMDb Polls

Which of these top 35* films released in 1994 has best stood the test of time?

*According to IMDb’s MOVIEmeter

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Airheads (1994)

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

The Client (1994)

The Crow (1994)

Disclosure (1994)

Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Ed Wood (1994)

Forrest Gump (1994)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Frankenstein (1994)

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

The Jungle Book (1994)

Legends of the Fall (1994)

Léon: The Professional (1994)

The Lion King (1994)

The Little Rascals (1994)

Little Women (1994)

The Mask (1994)

Maverick (1994)

Muriel’s Wedding (1994)

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Reality Bites (1994)

Renaissance Man (1994)

The River Wild (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Speed (1994)

Stargate (1994)

Three Colors: Red (1994)

True Lies (1994)

Wyatt Earp (1994)

The Limit Is Me

I got thie in an e-mail I got from work.

I usually just take a glance at things like this,but this morning, I deceided to read it. And I’m glad I did. I made me sit and think and re-read it.

So now I am passing it along here.

Make it a great day!

Personal Growth, Personal Independence: The Limit Is Me

One day all the employees reached the office and they saw a big advice on the door on which it was written:
Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral in the room that has been prepared in the gym“.

 

In the beginning, they all got sad for the death of one of their colleagues, but after a while they started getting curious to know who was that man who hindered the growth of his colleagues and the company itself.

The excitement in the gym was such that security agents were ordered to control the crowd within the room.

The more people reached the coffin, the more the excitement heated up. Everyone thought: “Who is this guy who was hindering my progress? Well, at least he died!“.

One by one the thrilled employees got closer to the coffin, and when they looked inside it they suddenly became speechless. They stood nearby the coffin, shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul.

There was a mirror inside the coffin: everyone who looked inside it could see himself.

There was also a sign next to the mirror that said:

There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth: it is YOU.

You are the only person who can revolutionize your life. You are the only person who can influence your happiness, your realization and your success. You are the only person who can help yourself.

Your life does not change when your boss changes, when your friends change, when your parents change, when your partner changes, when your company changes.

Your life changes when YOU change, when you go beyond your limiting beliefs, when you realize that you are the only one responsible for your life.

Examine yourself, watch yourself.

Don’t be afraid of difficulties, impossiblilities and losses: be a winner, build yourself and your reality.

The world is like a mirror: it gives back to anyone the reflection of the thoughts in which one has strongly believed.

The world and your reality are like mirrors laying in a coffin, which show to any individual the death of his divine capability to imagine and create his happiness and his success.

Link: http://www.masternewmedia.org//#ixzz37Ak11Gtr

Party Songs

Found this on About.com.

Top 100 Best Party Songs Of All Time

By Bill Lamb

Party songs provide the soundtrack for some of the best moments of our lives. This list of 100 of the best party songs of all time will get you started in selecting the soundtrack for the perfect event.

Here is 15-1.

15. Blondie – “Heart Of Glass” (1979)

14. ABBA – “Dancing Queen” (1976)

13. Rick James – “Super Freak” (1981)

12. Beastie Boys – “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” (1987)

11. DJ Casper – “Cha Cha Slide” (2000)

10. Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me” (1988)

9. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy” (1991)

8. Shakira – “Hips Don’t Lie” featuring Wyclef Jean (2006)

7. The Kingsmen – “Louie Louie” (1963)

6. Neil Diamond – “Sweet Caroline” (1969)

5. B-52′s – “Love Shack” (1989)

4. Mary J. Blige – “Family Affair” (2001)

3. AC/DC – “You Shook Me All Night Long” (1980)

2. Pink – “Get the Party Started” (2001)

1. Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling” (2009)

I can agree with 14 of these 15 songs listed. #4 “Family Affair” by Mary J. Blige… one of my least favorite songs. But all the others listed… Rock On!

Pictures That Changed America

I’m watched the TV show,  “The 80′s: The Decade That Name Us” on the National Geographic Channel.

As I was watching it,  they started talking about Calvin Klien and his underwear.

Then this picture popped up on my TV screen.

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My jaw dropped down on my desk.

Tom Hintnaus is also known as the first model in the underwear advertising campaign of designer Calvin Klein. The photograph by Bruce Weber of a well-muscled young man in white briefs, leaning against a thickly white-washed chimney on Santorini Island in Greece, became the iconic image of “male as sex object” in the 1980s. American Photographer magazine named the photo as one of “10 Pictures That Changed America.” (From Wikipedia.com)

And I have to agree, this was a picture that changed America!

The Cross in the Woods

Places in Michigan.

I was reading a list about Michigan and the was on the list.

The Cross in the Woods Catholic shrine in Indian River has a 31-foot high crucifix, the largest one in the world.

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I have been to Indian River a couple if times. The Cross is so beautiful. When your in the grounds,  it’s so peaceful. If you ever get the chance, you really need to visit The Cross in the Woods Catholic shrine in Indian River.

Kip Addotta

Do you remember?

Kip Addotta… I remember watching him on Make Me Laugh.

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Kip Addotta (born 1944) is an American comedian notable for often being featured on The Tonight Show and the syndicated show Make Me Laugh. He was also featured on The Dr. Demento Show for his novelty music, the biggest hits of which are “Wet Dream” and “Life in the Slaw Lane,” a series of fish puns and vegetable puns that, together, form a storyline. He also released a parody of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” titled “I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus.” Addotta also hosted the adult game show Everything Goes on the Playboy Channel, and has made a number of film and TV appearances, including on the Larry Sanders Show.
(From Wikipedia.com)

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