Quote of the Day

 

Quote of the Day

 

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” ~Mark Twain

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” ~Author Unknown

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Happy New Year to all of you from WALLACE WORLD!! 🙂

Farewell to Some of Those We Lost in 2014

It seems like a lot of notable people in the field of entertainment in 2014. As they do every year, the folks at Turner Classic Movies put together an “In Memoriam” reel in honor of those in front of and and behind the camera….and, inevitably, a notable person died after this compilation was put together, that person being Luise Rainer, who died on December 30th at the age of 104. UPDATE: Actor Edward Herrmann died on December 31st at the age of 71.

Those who stand out immediately in my mind include James Garner, Sid Caesar, Mickey Rooney, Shirley Temple, Joan Rivers and, most of all, Robin Williams. His death is going to hurt for a long time to come.

TCM Remembers 2014:

 

My 2014 Blogging in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog….clever little monkeys, aren’t they?

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 770 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 13 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I hope to keep those stats helper monkeys busier in 2015….and I hope to keep my readers entertained. Thanks to all of you! 🙂

Video of the Day

 

Back in 2000 Noel Blanc teamed with Warner Bros. to create this tribute to his dad, “the man of a thousand voices”, Mel Blanc. This “living” artwork was called a Power Picture and it moved to a synchronized soundtrack of sound bytes of Mel speaking about the characters and clips of the characters.

Of special note is the final statement from Mel in which he says, “Life is a great thing. You live once, love what you’re doing….you’ll live to a long, healthy life.” That came from a May 1984 conversation that my best friend Walt Mitchell and I had with Mel while visiting with him in his hotel room in Schenectady, NY where he was appearing to deliver one of his college talks. Walt and I were honored when Noel asked us to contribute a sound clip to this wonderful project.

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

“We have met the enemy and they are us!” ~Walt Kelly, Pogo, 1971

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