A WWII bomb exploded in a port in NW Poland while the navy attempted to defuse it. Nobody was hurt in the accidental detonation of the 75-year-old British “Tallboy” device.
Finally! I’ve wondered what percentage of those who wear a mask have contracted Corona. In an op-ed piece at foxnews.com Tucker Carlson cites a recent study’s findings: “…11 medical institutions analyzed a group of people who tested positive for COVID during the month of July. Here’s the interesting part: Among those who were infected, more than 70% reported they had ‘always’ worn a mask for the preceding 14 days. Another 14.4% said they had ‘often’ worn a mask.” It’s only a minute sample of the USA population, so other studies may find just the opposite, but I would not be surprised if the findings were corroborated.
Headline from Yahoo Sports: “Jets release disgruntled RB Le’Veon Bell after exploring trade options.” Does this mean they will get nothing in return for a talented player, jerk though he seems?
There are interesting developments regarding censorship: Facebook is trying to quash breaking news that Hunter Biden brokered access to his dad. And Amazon will not be showing the documentary What Killed Michael Brown?, a politically incorrect take on his demise.
Last night Movies!, channel 5–2 on over the air antennas in NYC, ran The Wasp Woman (1960), directed by Roger Corman. It started around midnight, so I fell asleep, but I was interested enough to research it and found great info. Baby boomers would recognize Hollywood tough guy Leo Gordon’s face. He was a mainstay on TV from the early ‘50’s into the ‘90’s. I was stunned to find he was the real deal in life as well. Born in NYC, he served five years in San Quentin State Prison for an armed robbery during which he was shot several times point-blank by police. In Hondo (1953) his character is shot to death by the hero, played by John Wayne. While playing the scene, he buckled up and pitched forward. Wayne hollered, “Cut! Cut!,” even though John Farrow was directing. He said: “What was that? When you get hit in the gut with a slug you go flying backwards.” Gordon then pulled up his shirt to show The Duke where he’d been shot during the attempted heist. And that’s not all regarding his personal history. If one were to make a list of the actors least likely to be a author, Gordon would probably be near the top, yet there are 34 titles under his name as Writer at IMDb, including the aforementioned film, in which his wife of 50 years, Lynn Cartwright, had a small role. Most of his scripts were of prime time shows. His most notable is probably one that made it to the big screen, Tobruk (1967), in which he played a Sergeant, supporting Rock Hudson. There is one novel listed at Amazon that bears his name, Powderkeg, co-written with Richard Vetterli, released in 1993. There are 196 titles under his name as Actor. His Mrs. has 37 credits. Gordon passed away at 78 in 2000, and Cartwright passed at 76 in 2004. Here are husband and wife:
My thanks to the Frenchman, who bought Mercier and Camier, a novel by the master of theater of the absurd Samuel Beckett; and to the woman who purchased a book on Astrology and On the Toltec Path: A Practical Guide to the Teachings of Don Juan Matus, Carlos Castaneda, and Other Toltec Seers by Ken Eagle Feather; and to the woman who chose 20 Stupid Things Women and Couples Do to Mess up Their Lives by Dr. Laura Schlessinger; and to Wolf, who took home When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman, Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy and a novel in Russian; and to the woman who selected a book in that language.
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