Category: Movies

Jan 25

Tonight is Burns Night!

  Burns Night commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759.     The day also celebrates Burns’ contribution to Scottish culture. Burns’ best-known work is “Auld Lang Syne”. We were at the Edinburgh Tattoo for this performance but I didn’t take this video.     Haggis, …

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Nov 18

Giving Thanks, Day 33: November 18, 2017

Adapted from https://cushieblog.com/2010/11/22/40-days-of-thankfulness-days-thirty-one-to-thirty-five/   Today is the anniversary of my one and only zipline experience. I had been thinking about doing this since my kidney cancer surgery 3 years earlier.  I figured I had “extra years” and I wanted to do something kinda scary, yet fun. So, somehow, I decided on ziplining. All the following is …

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Aug 25

Wizard of Oz Day

  1939 ~ Dorothy embarked on a journey down the yellow brick road with a lion, a tin man and a scarecrow in the classic film “The Wizard of Oz.”  

Mar 15

Ides of March

  Everyone knows we’re supposed to beware the Ides of March and may even remember they’re from William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” but what exactly do they mean?   The Ides of March marked the day the Julius Caesar was assassinated by members of the Roman Senate in 44 B.C.E. A soothsayer, or psychic, warned Caesar …

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Mar 01

I love this Video from Facebook

  This is from the Edinburgh Tattoo and I love the closeups!        

May 04

Happy Star Wars Day!

   

Feb 04

Cab Calloway

Since I’ve done the Nicholas Brothers and Busby Berkeley, it’s time for Cab Calloway, another old movie favorite of mine. I think the first time I ever came across anything related to Calloway was in the late 1960s when I was watching That Girl on TV – Ann’s father (Lew Parker) sang Minnie the Moocher …

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Dec 04

The Nicholas Brothers

I know that I promised in Major Excitement to post about the Nicholas Brothers and this is it!     I can’t remember the first time I saw the Nicholas Brothers in a movie but I’ve sought them out ever since.  I even bought their biography in 2010, Brotherhood In Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers. …

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Nov 18

Major Excitement!

  Most people who know me know that I just love Busby Berkley. Earlier tonight, I had seen a video by chance on Facebook and one of the scenes mentioned Busby.  So, I looked him up and came up with this great 4 part series.  I’m not sure when it was made but some of …

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