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Happy Burt-Day!

Happy Burt-Day!
(for ThrowbackThursday)

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Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. RIP
February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018
May his memory be a blessing!

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“Smokey and The Bandit” (1977)  an action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds
Directed by Hal Needham – Box Office: $126MIllion (and ~$300Million worldwide)
NOTE: “Smokey and The Bandit” was the second highest grossing film in 1977,
“Star Wars” was the highest grossing film that year.

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Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. was an American actor, director, and producer.
He was one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men during the ’70s and early ’80s.

WARNING!
IF YOU POST THE BURT REYNOLDS CENTERFOLD ON FACEBOOK
YOU WILL MOST LIKELY END UP IN FB JAIL! It happened to us.

The Cosmopolitan Centerfold – “That Cosmopolitan Man”
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A Velvet Painting!
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Appliquéd on Three Pillows
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We wished a friend of ours a “Happy Burt Day!” on Facebook
with the Cosmopolitan centerfold pic attached
and we ended up in Facebook Jail almost immediately.
So, FUCK FACEBOOK.

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Burt’s cameo in Mel Brooks’ “Silent Movie”
(the shower scene with Mel Brooks, Dom Deluise, and Marty Feldman)

Now available in paperback!
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Burt Reynold starring in “Heat”
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The End (also the title of a film starring Burt Reynolds)

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The Cheese Shop Sketch

The Cheese Shop Sketch
by Monty Python’s Flying Circus

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NOTE: Friday was National Cheese Day! So we ripped and edited this sketch.
And then last night PBS had a special about “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” on.
So, here it is. Makes us laugh everytime! Cue the Bouzouki music.

INTERIOR: CHEESE SHOP
(a customer walks in the door.)

Customer (John Cleese): Good Morning.
Owner (Michael Palin): Good morning, Sir. Welcome to the National Cheese Emporium!
Customer: Ah thank you my good man.
Owner: What can I do for you, Sir?
C: Well, I was, uh, sitting in the public library on Thurmon Street just now, skimming through ‘Rogue Herrys’ by Hugh Walpole, and I suddenly came over all peckish.
O: Peckish, sir?
C: Esuriant. O: Eh?
C: ‘Ee I were all ‘ungry-like! O: Ah, hungry!
C: In a nutshell. And I thought to myself, ‘a little fermented curd will do the trick’, so, I curtailed my Walpoling activites, sallied forth, and infiltrated your place of purveyance to negotiate the vending of some cheesy comestibles!
O: Come again?
C: I want to buy some cheese.
O: Oh, I thought you were complaining about the bouzouki player!
C: Oh, heaven forbid: I am one who delights in all manifestations of the Terpsichorean muse!
O: Sorry?
C: ‘Ooo, Ah lahk a nice tune, ‘yer forced to!
O: So he can go on playing, can he?
C: Most certainly! Now then, some cheese please, my good man.
O: (lustily) Certainly, sir. What would you like?
C: Well, eh, how about a little Red Leicester.
O: I’m, a-fraid we’re fresh out of Red Leicester, sir.
C: Oh, never mind, how are you on Tilsit?
O: I’m afraid we never have that at the end of the week, sir, we get it fresh on Monday.
C: Tish tish. No matter. Well, stout yeoman, four ounces of Caerphilly, if you please.
O: Ah! It’s beeeen on order, sir, for two weeks. Was expecting it this morning.
C: ‘T’s Not my lucky day, is it? Aah, Bel Paese? O: Sorry, sir.
C: Red Windsor? O: Normally, sir, yes. Today the van broke down.
C: Ah. Stilton? O: No.
C: Gruyere? Emmental? O: No.
C: Any Norwegian Jarlsberger, per chance? O: No.
C: Liptauer? O: No.
C: Lancashire? O: No.
C: White Stilton? O: No.
C: Danish Blue? O: No.
C: Double Gloucester? O: (pause) No.
C: Cheshire? O: No.
C: Dorset Blue Vinney? O: No.
C: Brie, Roquefort, Pont-l’Eveque, Port Salut, Savoyard, Saint-Paulin, Carre-de-L’Est, Boursin, Bresse Bleu, Perle de Champagne? O: No.
C: Camembert, perhaps?
O: Ah! We have Camembert, yessir.
C: (suprised) You do! Excellent.
O: Yessir. It’s ah… it’s a bit runny.
C: Oh, I like it runny.
O: Well,.. It’s very runny, actually, sir.
C: No matter. Fetch hither the fromage de la Belle France! Mmmwah!
O: I…think it’s a bit runnier than you’ll like it, sir.
C: I don’t care how fucking runny it is. Hand it over with all speed.
O: Oooooooooohhh……..! (pause)
C: What now?
O: The cat’s eaten it.
C: (pause) Has he? O: She, sir.
(pause)
C: Gouda? O: No.
C: Edam? O: No.
C: Caithness? O: No.
C: Smoked Austrian? O: No.
C: Japanese Sage Darby? O: No sir.
C: You… do have some cheese, don’t you?
O: (brightly) Of course, sir. It’s a cheese shop, sir. We’ve got-
C: No no… don’t tell me. I’m keen to guess.
O: Fair enough.
C: Uuuuuh, Wensleydale. O: Yes sir?
C: Ah, well, I’ll have some of that!
O: Oh! I thought you were talking to me, sir. Mister Wensleydale, that’s my name.
(pause)
C: Greek Feta? O: Uh, not as such.
C: Uuh, Gorgonzola? O: No
C: Parmesan? O: No
C: Mozzarella? O: No
C: Pippo Creme? O: No
C: Danish Fimboe? O: No
C: Czech sheep’s milk? O: No
C: Venezuelan Beaver Cheese? O: Not -today-, sir, no.
(pause)
C: Aah, how about Cheddar?
O: Well, we don’t get much call for it around here, sir.
C: Not much ca–It’s the single most popular cheese in the world!
O: Not ’round here, sir.
C: (slight pause) and what IS the most popular cheese ’round hyah?
O: ‘Illchester, sir.
C: IS it?
O: Oh, yes, it’s staggeringly popular in this manusquire.
C: Is it?
O: It’s our number one best seller, sir!
C: I see. Uuh… ‘Illchester, eh?
O: Right, sir.
C: All right. Okay. ‘Have you got any?’ He asked, expecting the answer ‘no’.
O: I’ll have a look, sir.. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnno.
C: It’s not much of a cheese shop, is it?
O: Finest in the district sir!
C: (annoyed) Explain the logic underlying that conclusion, please.
O: Well, it’s so clean, sir!
C: It’s certainly uncontaminated by cheese.
O: (brightly) You haven’t asked me about Limburger, sir.
C: Would it be worth it?
O: Could be.
C: Have you —SHUT THAT BLOODY BOUZOUKI OFF!
O: Told you sir…
C: (slowly) Have you got any Limburger?
O: No.
C: Figures. Predictable, really I suppose. It was an act of purest optimism to have posed the question in the first place……. Tell me:
O: Yessir?
C: (deliberately) Have you in fact got any cheese here at all?
O: Yes,sir.
C: Really?
(pause)
O: No. Not really, sir.
C: You haven’t.
O: No sir. Not a scrap. I was deliberately wasting your time,sir.
C: Well I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to shoot you.
O: Right-0, sir.
(The customer takes out a gun and shoots the shopkeeper)
C: What a senseless waste of human life.

“And now for something completely different…..”

A wee bit more Monty Python is necessary.

‘Ello, I wish to register a complaint.
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‘E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on!
This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be!
‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker!
‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace!
If you 
hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies!
‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig!
‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil,
run 
down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!!
THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!

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Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who approacheth the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Lancelot: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I am not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your name?
Sir Lancelot: My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
Sir Lancelot: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your favourite colour?
Sir Lancelot: Blue.
Bridgekeeper: Right. Off you go.
Sir Lancelot: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much. [Crosses the bridge]
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CV! Part 155 – Oscar Weekend! (Saturday-Sunday-Monday)

CV! Part 155 – Oscar Weekend! (Saturday-Sunday-Monday)

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Saturday, April 24, 2021 – Saturday!

4:20am: We slept for a few hours and then we woke up early, before 4:00am.

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8:45am: We went back to bed.
The dogs got fed, the dogs went outside.
We drank a cup of espresso.


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We watched “History Detectives” – an episode we’ve seen before on Rock and Roll stuff.
It features Bob Dylan’s Fender guitar from Newport ’65, a couple of Beatles’ autographs, and a Frank Zappa art piece. Great episode.

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!


The 2012 episode found out that the airplane pilot’s daughter had the guitar in New Jersey, and after a legal battle, she sold the Stratocaster at auction. Indianapolis Colts owner and Rock and Roll collector, Jim Irsay bought Dylan’s Newport guitar in 2013 for $965,000.

Irsay also bought Jerry Garcia’s one-of-a-kind “Tiger” guitar, made by Doug Irwin, at auction for $957,000 in 2002, and spent Five Million Dollars on some of David Gilmore’s guitars when they were auctioned for charity a few years ago. He has an amazing collection.


10:05am: We took the dogs outside again. We made another cup of espresso.
And then we cut up a pineapple, and ate a couple pieces.

12:25pm: We are chillin’ in the Home Office with the dogs again.
We took them outside and now they’re napping.
We made another cup of espresso and ate brunch/lunch.
On the Menu: toasted onion bagel with lox and cream cheese, dill pickle,
celery & carrot sticks, Italian salami, and a black&white cookie
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4:45pm: We took a long nap with the dogs. Then we took the dogs outside.
And we just made a cup of espresso.

5:20pm: SO FUCKING TIRED OF THIS SH*T.
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5:55pm: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.

Josh Daniel LIVE from Atlanta, GA (two sets!) – Celebrate Life Everyday!
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7:40pm: We took a shower! Aloha Saturday Night!
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23:33 (11:33pm): Chillin’ in the Home Office. We made some dinner.
We played with the dog. Now he’s sleeping.

On The Menu: Turkey and pepper jack cheese sandwich on a toasted egg bagel,
And a piece of fancy chocolate cake for dessert
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President Joe Biden and the United States:
Recognition of the Armenian Genocide at last! 
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The Armenian Genocide was the systematic mass murder and ethnic cleansing of One Million ethnic Armenians by Turkey (the Ottoman Empire and its ruling party, the Committee of Union and Progress) during World War I.


Sunday, April 25, 2021Sunday! Oscar! Oscar! Sunday!

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8:15am: Sunday morning. Dogs got fed. Dogs went outside.
We drank a cup of espresso and some orange juice.  Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We ate a toasted onion bagel with cream cheese.

12:10pm: SUNDAY! SUNDAY! And we have liftoff.
We went back to bed and slept for a little bit. And then there was barking…..
We took the dogs outside. And now we are fully chill. But we are hungry too.
Choreboy is about to arrive, and now there’s some stuff to do around the house.

So, Choreboy did two loads of laundry and scooped all the poop.
He cleaned out the fridge, which was already pretty empty.
And then he did some dishes. He’ll be back tomorrow most likely for more.
It’s cold, and gray, and windy outside today.
We ate a toasted egg bagel with peanut butter and raspberry jam for lunch.
And we made some popcorn and drank a coke during the Oscars.


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On The Menu: Popcorn and a coke. Let’s do this.
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6:02pm: OSCAR! OSCAR! LIVE from Union Station on ABC7 in Los Angeles.
BLOGGING THE 93rd Academy Awards – THE OSCARS LIVE!
Regina King onstage. And now make it stop please…. so self-indulgent.
And never let writers speak in public. FFS. Just STFU okay?
5:15pm: Commercial break. Cadillac promo and spot.
Expedia spot…. good luck with that. ABC Sesame Street promo.
Another fucking long ad…. WTF? Oh, Verizon. YEAH THEY SUCK.
WOULD YOU BUY A CADILLAC?
We’re back with Laura Dern (in Bjork’s leftover swan dress?)
International Feature Film…. yeah, you didn’t see any of the nominees.
“Another Round” from Denmark wins. And the filmmaker is in the house.
Did anyone get the memo to STFU and just say thanks….. Yak Yak Yak….
HOLY SHIT! DJ Questlove from The Roots can you play him off please!
His daughter was killed in a car crash and now you’re going to hear about it.
WHO IS THIS GUY? GET THE FUCK OFF THE STAGE! Okay moving on.
Best Supporting Actor. OSCARS SO DIVERSE.
Oh shit, Laura Dern looks like she’s wearing the Goat Pants from “Dragnet”.
Daniel Kaluuya? British accent. Thanks to mumbles….  OH zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Steven Speilberg’s “West Side Story” preview – December.
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M&Ms funny, Disney “American Idol” promo, local ABC7, DisneyBundle, SanDiego.org, Mercedes S-Class, ABC news promo
Don Cheadle in a brocade tuxedo jacket and silver bowtie – Make-up and Hairstyling
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” – Oscars so diverse! BLACKLIVESMATTER!
and Costume Design “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Ann Roth (is not there so, no speech!)
Verizon, Susan Sarandon – powertothepatients, Dr Pepper Zero Sugar,
Lancome – Julia Roberts, HULU promo for Handmaid’s Tale, and Cadillac again.
Bryan Cranston at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and the Jean Herschholt Humanitarian Award goes to the Motion Picture Television Fund (MPTF) – and it’s their 100th Anniversary. Thanked everyone, and that’s the best speech of the night 
Best Director from last year speaking in Korean. And there’s a translator. Best Directing.
And now there are subtitles…more Korean. “Nomadland” we saw that one. It was boring.
David Fincher was nominated too. And Chloe Zhao wins for “Nomadland” of course. 
Okay, kitchen break during this speech……….
Rolex/Oscar best pictures, .., HULU promo for Nine Perfect Strangers”,
Another weird spot for Swarvorski crystal!, Mercedes AMG,
Rez Ahmed? Indian, with a British accent from “Sound of Metal” sign language….
Achievement in Sound award – get it? “Soul” we tried to watch it.
“Sound of Metal” wins…. he’s happy.
Now a foreign guy is reading a Thank You speech with an accent.
“and now I would like to say something more personal….” MORE RAMBLING.
Back to Rez. Live Action Short Film. Did you see any of them this year?
BRAVO! Our friend’s son co-produced “Two Distant Strangers” – BRAVO!
And now the speeches…. “Police will kill three people”  More self-indulgence.
MORE COMMERCIALS. Google. Sign Language. AARP. Over 50? Adidas. Beyonce.
Ashley Homestores. AppleTV+,ABC promo “The Bachelorette – Be a Katie”
Reese Witherspoon for Animated Short Film  – Okay did you see any of these? 
Time to feed the dogs. “If Anything Happens I Love You” wins. Cool music Questlove!
Gun violence….. thank you, thank you. Animated Feature Film. Good film clips.
And “Soul”, we saw some of that one. And it wins. Yay, Jazz! Thank you everyone:
and Questlove, Disney, and music teachers and art teachers, and Jazz musicians.
Commercials: Disney+, TJ Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Lancome “Idole”, Subway app, ABC promo for “Home Economics”, and more Commercials, Lexus (black family), Visit California (interracial family), Hyundai Sonata.
Marlee Matlin (and interpreter) for Documentary Short Subject, did you see any of them? “Colette” wins. Now it’s really time to feed the dogs.
Documentary Feature Film. “My Octopus Teacher” wins, and we fed the dogs while they were giving the speech. The TV was on in the kitchen. And we took the dogs outside. Now we’re back in Home Office. That speech was WAY TOO LONG. 
More. Cadillac again….same commercial for the third time. Boring. 
Diversity in all the commercials too! Target “Black Beyond Measure”, Verizon Apple, FX promo for (black) “Pose”, ABC promo for “Rebel”, Verizon pandemic commercial, Verizon Oscars 5G promo
Asian guy presenter. Visual Effects. “Tenet” wins. Quick speech we didn’t listen to.
And now it’s Brad Pitt for Best Supporting Actress reading from the teleprompter.
Yuh-Jung Who? for what film? “Minari”, nope didn’t see it. Yuh-Jung Your is Korean.
Broken English, thank you, okay thank you, “don’t believing in competition, how can I win over Glenn Close?…. thank you so much, like to thank my two boys…… mommy work so hard”
Google – octopus (with Netflix and Youtube tie ins), Emgality migrane medicine Lilly Co., Julia Roberts Lancome, SNOOP! Zoe Saldana. Wassup? Corona Beer “the fine life”, HULU promo for “Handmaid’s Tale” shortie. Google. Oscars subtitles promo.
Halle Berry, and what happened to her hair? Best Production Design. Nice cleavage Halle.
“Mank” wins. Nope, didn’t see it. Might see it. Wasn’t sure, but now we might. 
And Best Cinematography. Phedon Papamichael is nominated. But “Mank” wins.
Amanda Seifreid is gorgeous in red. 
Lin Manuel-Miranda “In the Heights” preview. Another New York Broadway musical film.
More DIVERSITY. And more commercials: Blue Moon Light Sky Citrus Wheat, FreshPet dogfood, ABC “Big Sky” promo, more commercials, Honda, Spectrum wifi, Mercedes-Benz, ABC promos for AfterOscar and the NFL Draft. Back to Union Station.
Harrison Ford. Notes. Stupid editorial notes for “BladeRunner” from the studio. HAHAHA. Best Film Editing. “Sound of Metal” wins. Really? We didn’t see it, but, Really?
Another Danish guy! Danish Film School. Thanks everyone.
Shout out to the Deaf Community. Thanks everyone else. 
Viola Davis. Start by quoting Maya Angelou…. here we go.
Tyler Perry gets the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Yay Tyler!
HOLLYWOOD NEEDS TO BOYCOTT GEORGIA!
And now a speech about a homeless woman and shoes, racism, civil rights, rambling now.
“Mother taught me to Refuse Hate.”  GOOD SPEECH. Very “Diversity”
Commercials…. Cadillac with Regina King, Oprah! “Super Soul” on Discovery+, Incognito by Morningstar Farms artificial meat, ABC Promos, Verizon Navajo Nation,
Zendaya. Yellow dress. Music. Original Score. “Soul” wins as expected. Trent Reznor (who was also nominated for another film), Jon Batiste – SUCH AN AMAZING ARTIST! – from Colbert’s show, and Atticus Ross onstage. Jon Batiste speech is rambling on, and it’s a good one. Yay Jazz! Zendaya is just sparkling! Music time.
Original Song (just clips, not full performances). FAIL. H.E.R. wins. “Judas and the Black Messiah” wins. “Fight For You” is the name of the song. Thanks to everyone. Very pretty in a blue sequined Hadjib dress?

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Questlove Oscar Trivia with Lil Rey
, play a game with the Oscar audience. Did “Purple Rain” win  an Oscar, and she swore on LIVE TV. No, the score was nominated, but none of the songs. THIS IS JUST AWFUL. Feeling really Diverse as they bulls*t on Live TV. Donna Summer for TGIF! “Let’s Dance” won an Oscar for “Thank G-d It’s Friday”. Glenn Close “Da Butt” and this must be set-up… she swore on Live TV too. Glenn Close just put the boogie in her butt!
“Glenn Close correctly identified a clip of Da Butt written by Marcus Miller and performed by the DC-based band Experience Unlimited (EU) from Spike Lee’s 1988 film, School Daze.”
Questlove is inspired. He directed the “Summer of Soul” documentary – short preview, and Zendaya for Lancome “Idole”, Flonase, Jeff Goldblum annoying you for Apartments.com, Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC Promo, ABC “The Good Doctor” promo, Diversity again, she’s jamming, for Grey Goose Essence, and now The Resorts World commercial! It’s weird.
Mercedes-Benz EQ, KABC news promo
Angela Bassett in a big red dress – very dramatic and SAD.
In Memoriam. COVID-19, inequality, hatred, racism poverty. Lot of people died.
And the list of celebrities is really long. RIP. We worked with a couple of them. SAD.
May the Four Winds blow them safely home.
Commercials: David Bowie “SpaceOddity” for AirBnB. Acura, HULU promo for “Handmaid’s Tale” again, Rolex Oscars “best picture” again,   
Electric Company theme! Rita Moreno. BEST PICTURE nominees now. Okay.
Anthony Hopkins clip. “Judas” clip. “Mank” clip with Gary Oldman. “Minari” clip.
And “Nomadland” which will win. “Promising Young Woman” clip, “Sound of Metal” clip, and “The Trial of the Chicago Seven” clip. And the Oscar goes to “Nomadland” of course.
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Chloe Zhao wins and Frances McDormand and a bunch of other peeps onstage. Chloe says thanks and then Frances takes the mic and howls….okay.
Commercials: man, we are tired of commercials, Verizon/Oscar bumpers, Verizon pandemic, Starbucks! FX on HULU promo
Rene Zellweger (in a peach dress). Leading Actress. Viola Davis, Andra Day, Vanessa Kirby, Frances McDormand, Carey Mulligan. And Frances wins of course for “Nomadland” 
– very short thank you speech
Joaquin Phoenix. Leading Actor. Anthony Hopkins. Rez Ahmed, Chadwick Bozeman RIP, Gary Oldman, Steven Yuen. And Anthony Hopkins wins.
And he’s not there. So no speech.
Questlove says thank you and goodnight. The End.
MUSIC WAS LIVE AND OFF THE HOOK!

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And it pretty much sucked, and wasn’t very entertaining.
If we weren’t blogging it. We would have turned it off at the beginning.
No surprises. And not very exciting. Just pretty standard awards format,
with the usual COVID-19 adjustments, Nice that there was live audience, but it was STUPID and NO MASKS just sets a bad example for the public and will probably affect PUBLIC HEALTH. But, hey, lots of commercials, and lots of DIVERSITY. See Oscar isn’t so white…..
YEAH RIGHT. Alright, we’re done . That sucked. It’s going to be a ratings disaster tomorrow.
The dogs are sleeping here in the Home Office and we are hungry for dinner. 

8:22pm: “Oscars After Dark” following the Oscars. ABC is so damn DIVERSE!
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9:20pm: We stopped, took the dogs outside,
and then went into the kitchen and made dinner.
And it’s drizzling a little outside. They said it might rain and they were right.

On The Menu: Breakfast for Dinner! Breakfast Burrito!
2 eggs over easy, bacon, and a quesadilla with salsa verde 
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We took the dogs outside again. And then they fell asleep.
And then we fell asleep…..

NO END TO THIS BULLSH*T. NO END IN SIGHT.
WE WON’T BE AT YOUR PARTY ON SUNDAY NIGHT!
ZERO CONTACT IS STILL THE RULE!
DO YOU THINK THAT I’M A FOOL?
DO NOT PARTY! AND HERE’S WHY:
IF YOU PARTY, YOU MIGHT DIE!

NOTE: We stayed the fuck home, and watched the Academy Awards’ Train Wreck.


Okay, here’s one for #StorySunday (on Monday):
Way back in the mid 1980s, we started gambling in Reno, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas. And then we started working in the Hollywood film industry in 1989, and we met Frankie Valli and a old school “Friend of Frank’s” comedian named Joey Villa. Joey was friends with Meshulam Riklis and his wife Pia Zadora. Riklis was a corporate raider who bought the Riviera in 1973. Our friend Joey was booking the comedy room at the Riviera and also appearing in the “Splash” Revue stage show for many years, so when we visited him in Las Vegas in 1991, it was all VIP fun and a big party with Perry Como in the Penthouse. It was Old School Vegas, with real mobsters, and black tie glamour, at the Riv. “And now it’s all gone” They blew it up and tore it down, and now it’s a parking lot for the expanded LV Convention Center. Vegas just eats its own. So, we have a matching set of souvenir Riviera mugs, and ashtrays, and matches and even mini shampoo bottles from the many hotel stays. And sometimes we stayed next door at the El Morrocco/La Concha Motel or at another Strip hotel. And so we found this mug when thrifting, right before they announced the closing and demolished the hotel in 2015. We have so many crazy Las Vegas stories. They moved the Crazy Girls bronze statue to Planet Hollywood, so you can still see rub their butts for good luck. (if you’re interested you can read more about Las Vegas, the Riviera, and Joey Villa in our previous JoshWillTravel Blog Posts)

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The “Crazy Girls” bronze relief statue at the Riviera Hotel


Monday, April 26, 2021 – PINK SUPERMOON TONIGHT (8:32pm PST)
Full Moon is named for the Spring bloom of the pink wildflower native to eastern North America: Phlox subulata (creeping phlox or moss phlox), also called “moss pink”

2:50am: Hello Monday morning, we’re up early. We fell asleep with the dogs for a little bit.
Not sure how long. It’s too early. So, we thought we’d update this Blog Post…. 

4:45am: Two hours later. And we decided to try to watch Disney/PIXAR’s “Soul” again.
Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues”
Mystics Without Borders and Moonwind Stardancer on the brink of madness!
NOTE: “Soul” was great. It was beautiful. And it had a great Disney ending.
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11:55pm: Recapping Monday. Nothing happened.
We didn’t mean to take the day off, but it happened.
The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside. We got the newspapers and the mail.
The housekeeper came. We took a nap with the dogs. We drank espresso.
Drink coffee. Drink water.
It was a nice day outside. And now it’s overcast and drizzling a littlest midnight.
We ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese for lunch. And we just made dinner.
On The Menu: Mac’n’cheese just before midnight (and we are done now)
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Do not go to movie theaters, musical performances, shopping malls,

dance parties, sporting events, Las Vegas, or any kind of public gathering!
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TAKE this for what it is…. CONTRADICTORY!
ZERO CONTACT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE!
If you can still infect someone and catching COVID-19 is still possible, and you should keep wearing your mask, because herd immunity is still far away…..2022.
HOW IS IT OKAY TO VISIT WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS (in small groups without masks)?

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“Mask Up America” is President Joe Biden’s “100 Day Masking Challenge”

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US Surgeon General recommends:
Wearing two masks can improve fit & give you better protection from
COVID19.
Wear a disposable mask under a cloth mask.

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YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH ARE CONNECTED!
COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH!

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*FULLY VACCINATED means TWO WEEKS after the second dose! 
You are not fully vaccinated after the first dose,
and you are not fully vaccinated until TWO WEEKS after the second dose.
TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SECOND DOSE!
Vaccines don’t stop you from spreading the virus!
Vaccines may protect you from getting really sick,
and may prevent death if you contract COVID-19.
YOU CAN STILL GET SICK AND DIE.
YOU CAN STILL SUFFER FROM LONG-TERM EFFECTS.
YOU CAN STILL GET OTHER PEOPLE SICK.

The COVID-19 UK variant is 64% more likely to kill you.
25% of new cases are UK variant, and it will soon be the dominant strain in California.

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HAPPINESS IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GOAL! BE HAPPY TODAY!
The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

Seek immediate help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
If you, or someone you know, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, get professional help immediately!
If your distress impacts your daily life for any length of time (a couple days or many weeks),
talk to a clergy member, counselor, or healthcare provider.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

NOTE:  if you TEXT 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE: teens, adults, etc. who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

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Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

City of Los Angeles “Safer-At-Home”> coronavirus.lacity.org

California Senior Citizen Help Hotline: 1-833-544-2374
Help for Senior Citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.

**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

redcrossblood.org 1-800-RED-CROSS Blood Donor App

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BLACKLIVESMATTER! STOP POLICE BRUTALITY AND VIOLENCE!
STOP SYSTEMIC RACISM! STOP KILLING BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE!

DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in April of 2021!

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Be thankful. Be grateful.
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone*.
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CV! Part 150! – THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 200000 HITS! And Our 8 Year Anniversary! And 1000 Blog Posts! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

CV! Part 150! – THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 200000 HITS!
Two Hundred Thousand Unsolicited Hits! THANK YOU LOYAL READERS!
And it’s Our 8 Year Anniversary! And 1000 Blog Posts!
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Thank you loyal readers! Thank you curious visitors!
Thank you to everyone who has visited us since we began this Blog in February 2013!
200000 is another number. But really we are surprised to still be here and at this place.

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200000 HITS!
Two Hundred Thousand Hits on this Blog!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We don’t advertise. We don’t promote. We just publish our Blog Posts.
Obviously, people have found us here on the interweb over time.
200000 UNSOLICITED HITS!
And really we don’t even know how this number is actually calculated.
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We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you! Thank you!

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TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND HITS!
HAPPINESS IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GOAL! BE HAPPY TODAY!
The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

200000
TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND HITS!
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And it’s also our 8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
EIGHT YEARS! EIGHT! EIGHT YEARS MAN! (that’s a long time)
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We started this Blog in February of 2013. And we are still at it in 2021.

NOTE: We started this Blog Post in February 2013, and set it up at around 190000 Hits.
It sat for a month, while we gathered the final 10000 or so views to reach 200000.
And now it’s April, and we are finally there! WOO-HOO. Leave your comments below.

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And now we are at 200000 HITS!
Two Hundred Thousand Unsolicited Hits!
Eight years! 1000 Blog Posts! (or thereabouts)
A sh*tload of time and effort and imagination.
THANK YOU LOYAL READERS!
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NOTE: This is the pre-announced celebratory “200000 HITS” Blog Post!

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FIREWORKS! Hollywood Bowl 

And we also reached 1000 Blog Posts too this month!
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This is also our 150th CoronaVirus Diary Blog Post.
COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in the United States.
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ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!
We started chronicling our self-isolation and quarantine during the pandemic,
over a year ago in February and March of 2020.
We also got very political over the last two years. And we are not sorry at all.
DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in April of 2021!

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One Year in Quarantine beginning March 11, 2020
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Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

NOTE:  if you TEXT 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE: teens, adults, etc. who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

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BLACKLIVESMATTER! STOP POLICE BRUTALITY AND VIOLENCE!
STOP SYSTEMIC RACISM! STOP KILLING BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE!

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“Why then the world’s mine oyster, which I with sword will open.” 
– William Shakespeare “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Act 2, scene 2

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THANK YOU LOYAL READERS! 200000 UNSOLICITED HITS!
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We think we’re finished now.
Be thankful. Be grateful. And we are very grateful.
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone*.
Peace and Love! ❤️

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CV! Part 119 – SUPER BOWL WEEKEND! (Friday-Saturday-Sunday)

CV! Part 119 – SUPER BOWL WEEKEND! (Friday-Saturday-Sunday)
STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY! DO NOT TRAVEL!
DON’T GAMBLE IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE!

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NOTE: This is going to be a LONG Blog Post.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Super Bowl Weekend!
Plus the actual Big Game, and the aftermath.
And then Sunday night if we don’t fall asleep.
There will be politics, and CoronaVirus info too.
So, Are You Ready? Are you ready for some Sunday Blog Post?

Friday, February 5, 2021
WE ARE ALL “SAFER-AT-HOME” – DO NOT TRAVEL!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!

START THE MUSIC> “Count Your Blessing and Smile” – George Formby

4:20am: Well we’ve been up all morning. We just had another espresso.
The Big Dog threw up twice in the Home Office in the last hour….
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So, we cleaned it up along with a lot of swearing.

8:30am: We slept for maybe an hour…..
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The dogs got fed and went outside. We drank a cup of espresso.
We made another cup of espresso.
We ate a toasted bagel with peanut butter and raspberry jam.

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3:45pm: We tried to sleep and got woken up twice.
We haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in a week. And we have a headache.
We drank a cup of espresso. We took the dogs outside.
We are all chillin’ in the Home Office now.

“Lou Dobbs Tonight” was cancelled by FoxNews!
2 Days after a billion dollar lawsuit was filed.
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Christopher Plummer RIP (Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC)
December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021
He was 91 years old (and he was Canadian, born in Toronto)
We had the privilege to meet and work with him, Chris Lemmon, and Martin Landau RIP on the feature film “Firehead” back in 1990-91. He was a great actor, a total professional, and a very nice man. May the Four Winds blow him safely home.

Government Officials in Oahu, Hawaii:
COVID-19 UK Variant – one case confirmed, today (and there are more)

How’s your Friday afternoon?
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Good Shabbos.

10:11pm: We picked up the grocery order at the market this evening.
Almost ready for Super Bowl Sunday now.
We got food and drink for the Big Game at home. STAY THE FUCK HOME!
And we might make an in-person market run before game time depending….
So the dogs got fed. And they were outside. And we ate dinner too.

On The Menu: Moroccan chicken, couscous, sautéed asparagus,
and peanut M&Ms for dessert. And later an espresso to drink.
Drink coffee. Drink water. Eat chocolate.

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We are hanging’ with the dogs in the Home Office and now we are going to watch
“The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot” starring Sam Elliott
if we can turn off the YouTube. So much stuff going on.

The 2021 Puppy Bowl XVII on the Animal Planet channel
hosted by Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg!
Sunday at 11:00am PST – Are you Team Ruff or Team Fluff?

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FOOTBALL PICKS!
OUR SUPER BOWL PREDICTION: as of Friday 11pm
(we are not liable for any gambling losses, this is for amusement only!)
Kansas City Chiefs will win 23-17 (so take the UNDER)
Tom Brady will CHOKE. “The Fix Is In” (yes, we said it)
There will be a lot of money bet on Brady and Tampa Bay,
so an interception or fumble, can make a big difference in a 4 point game.
And The Weekend (without an “e”) will have a special guest…. Beyonce?
Coin toss: Tampa Bay
First Score: Kansas City
First Quarter: 14-3 Halftime: 17-10
Third Quarter: 20-17 Final Score: 23-17
First Turnover: Tampa Bay (interception)
And we’re taking Team Ruff in the Puppy Bowl

“I’m done betting on Pete Townshend” – Cousin Sal
(2-1 odds that Pete would smash his guitar during The WHO’s Halftime show)


Friday Night (Super Bowl Weekend) watching JacobsLifeInLasVegas Livestream
from The Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas:

So, here is Las Vegas (Glitter Gulch) – The Fremont Street Experience Downtown!
Super Bowl Weekend Friday night at 10:30-11:00pm and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
We’ve been saying for weeks that Las Vegas is a massive SUPER-SPREADER.
Frontline Casino and Hotel and Restaurant Workers haven’t gotten the vaccine yet.
Tourists from Los Angeles, and other parts of California, and Texas (where they don’t wear masks), and lots of other places where the CoronaVirus is not contained, travel to Las Vegas and THERE’S NO SOCIAL DISTANCING! MASK WEARING IS STILL HAPHAZARD, ALTHOUGH REQUIRED IN THE CASINOS NOW, so it’s better than it was before, but still SUPER-SPREADER. AND PEOPLE STAND AND SMOKE IN PUBLIC WITHOUT A MASK. There were a lot of Police, Sheriffs, Marshalls and other law enforcement out in force.
One Metro Bicycle Officer, wearing yellow, said he had been reassigned to Fremont Street and it was an “all hands on deck weekend” because of the Super Bowl, and the CoronaVirus.
There is also a heightened “terror watch” because of the Trumpers and large party crowds.
It made us very nervous to see the big crowds, and no operating metal detectors, or Security checkpoints/bag checks, which they had around the winter holidays and New Years.
And while there were lots of cops, the through streets and the streets around the bars and casinos outside of the covered pedestrian mall weren’t blocked off to vehicle traffic.
SORRY, NOT SORRY, THIS DOES NOT SEEM SAFE TO OUR WORRIED MIND!

And we also watched our interweb friend Damon “Smoke ‘N’ Scan” on YouTube:
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Saturday, February 6, 2021
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!

2:30am: ———— (we worked on this Blog Post all night and into the early AM)
3;35am: ————
4:45am: Time for “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot”
Our eyes are tired from bluescreen and typing, so we need to stop now.

9:15am: We slept a little. We woke up. We took the dogs outside.
We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside again. We got the newspapers.
We made a cup of espresso and ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese.
OK, Saturday morning. The home heater triggered our asthma, and we woke up coughing and choking for air. We have a headache now.
FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK.

1:30pm: We tried to go back to sleep, and may have for a little bit.
Then the mobile dog groomers came. Today’s the day for the dogs to get groomed.
The big dog got a power wash, and the little dogs are getting cleaned and cut.
So there was a lot of noise and commotion when the groomers arrived, and now we are waiting for them to finish with the dogs so we can go back to bed….
Oh, we made and drank another cup of espresso too.

3:15pm: Our calm is restored. We are ready for Saturday.
And getting hyped for tomorrow…
it’s our long-standing tradition to watch “Where The Buffalo Roam” the night before.
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Recapping Saturday Night: (we didn’t write anything until after midnight)
We took the dogs outside. And they got fed their supper.
We took the dogs outside again. And we ordered a pizza delivery.
The pizza came and we ate some. It was pretty pretty pretty good.
And we have some leftover for tomorrow and the big game too.
And then we took the dogs outside again, and we had them in Home Office.
We watched some TV and then some YouTube Livestreams and then it was late.

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“Tickets? Passes? And a key?” – “Must be some sh*t going down somewhere.”

On The Menu: We ordered an extra-large sausage and meatball pizza.
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We didn’t watch much news today.
We also stayed away from Twitter, until late in the day,
and then we escaped the Twitter storm ASAP, before we got too worked up….
Today’s topic:
WHY IS LOUIS DEJOY STILL POSTMASTER GENERAL?
WHEN WILL PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN FORCE THE
POST OFFICE BOARD OF (Trump Stooges) TO RESIGN?

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THE GOP TRAITORS (REPUBLICANS):
LOST THE HOUSE – NANCY PELOSI IS DONE WITH THE BULLSH*T!
LOST THE SENATE – VP KAMALA HARRIS CASTS THE TIE-BREAKING VOTE!
LOST THE WHITE HOUSE – PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WON THE 2020 ELECTION!
NRA FILES BANKRUPTCY“Thought and Prayers” (they can’t move to Texas)
TRUMP BANNED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA – THIS. BEST THING IN FOUR YEARS!
PARLAR SHUT DOWN – Fuck you Nazi scum. Fuck you ROGER STONE!
BILLION DOLLAR LAWSUITS AGAINST FOXNEWS – CANCEL FOXNEWS!
And LOU DOBBS CANCELLED – Now do Hannity, Tucker, Ingraham and Pirro.
And there is more coming. (thanks to Don Winslow on Twitter)

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AND WHEN WILL THEY FIX THE FCC AND THE PARK SERVICE?
FORCE AJIT PAI AND THE TRUMP STOOGES TO RESIGN NOW!
WHERE ARE TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS? ISN’T IT TIME NOW?

PANDEMIC READING:
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“Are you ready for some football?” 

Sunday, February 7, 2021 – SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
Do not party with friends or family outside your bubble!

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NOTE: This is a screenshot from Pompsie’s YouTube Livestream tonight.
SUCH A TEASE! STAY THE FUCK HOME! WE WISH WE WERE RIGHT THERE!
This is the Main Casino (table games) Salon for “High Rollers” and VIPs.
It was once upon a time one of our favorite places to play….
Caesars Palace used to be a world class joint
and the best Hotel and Casino in town.
But WHO LET ALL THE RIFF-RAFF IN? What happened to the class and style?
Okay, first they tried to turn it into Disneyland,
then they turned it into Disneyland for Adults,
then they forgot the first rule of running a casino in Las Vegas
(and this was told to me by a veteran pit boss way back when):
“IT’S ALL ABOUT BUTTS IN THE SEATS!”
The money is made in the casino. The HOUSE ALWAYS WINS IN THE END.
They monetized food & entertainment, and they cater to the “Burger King” crowd,
They nickel and dime the players. They even changed the rules to fix the odds.
The big corporate resorts forgot the Player’s Names and gave them plastic cards.
They took away the silver coins and gave them slips of paper with barcodes.
They added BULLSH*T RESORT FEES! They make people PAY-TO-PARK!
Clubs, and Ultra-Lounges, and Pool Parties became revenue streams.
Outside Attractions Opened…. drawing the tourists away from the casinos.
The “Law and Order” provided by the old Las Vegas Police and The Mob is gone.
CRIME, AND DRUGS, AND THE HOMELESS, AND GANG-BANGERS,
AND WORST OF ALL THE LOW-ROLLERS TOOK OVER.
Fast food joints and cheap souvenir (for big dollars) stores are inside the casinos.
They farmed out the retail space to any vendor who could pay the price.
They built huge shopping malls to maximize the square footage
and sell their “Made in China” crap to the unwashed masses.
JUST TRY TO GET A COMPLIMENTARY COCKTAIL!
OR A COMP ROOM OR COMP MEAL. “GOOD LUCK”

12:05am: Hey! We made it to Sunday.
We are chilling’ with the dogs in the Home Office just after midnight.
And it’s Super Bowl Sunday…. before it’s morning.
LOT’S OF HYPE. We made our picks. Not going to change them now.
We ate pizza, and we’ve been watching YouTube videos again.
Livestreams from Las Vegas…. SUPER-SPREADER EVENT EVERY NIGHT!

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Saturday night LiveStream from The Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas:
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12:50am: We took the dogs outside. And then we put the dogs to bed.
And we made an iced espresso. And we just ate a piece of cold pizza.
We did a lot of work recapping Saturday night and building this Blog Post.
These Blogs don’t write themselves and they don’t appear by magic….
It takes a long time to write, edit, add pics and other stuff, and then finish.
And we’ve really made it a habit to write everyday during the pandemic.
SEE OUR PREVIOUS CV! BLOG POSTS! THIS IS “PART 119”.
(it’s also our Blog’s 8th anniversary and soon we’ll reach 200000 HITS!) 

4:05am: We motivated and became CHORE BOY for just a little bit.
We did a load of laundry and then we cleaned and sanitized the kitchen.
We also CERTIFIED our EDD Claim online for our first two weeks tonight.
We haven’t mailed the check request form yet, and we don’t have a Debit Card, so we are not sure what to do, because if they send a Card and we send the check request form, you just know there will be some kind of problem or delay.

5:50am: We just got busy in the kitchen: we cut some vegetables (celery and carrot sticks), decanted a big can of pineapple juice into a plastic bottle, and made a pot of mac’n’cheese with bacon for later today. And we made a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

6:20am: We woke the dogs up and took them outside.
Then we fed them their breakfast and took them outside again.
We got the newspapers. And now the sun is coming up.

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10:15am: We tried to run two errands this morning, but only completed one.
We tried to pickup our mail at our PO Box, but the Post Office lobby was locked, and there was a posted notice about changes…. don’t know if it’s COVID or if it’s still the USPS fuckery.
So we didn’t pick up our mail….
And we made a supermarket run before the game today,
to get some things they didn’t include that we wanted and to stock up on some other things.
NOW WE ARE READY WITH FOOD AND BEVERAGE.
We heated up 3 slices of leftover pizza and ate them for breakfast with an iced espresso.
And we took the dogs outside again, and now we’re all here in the Home Office at 11:00am.

2:05pm: And we are awake again. We just took a nap. We drank a cup of espresso.
Time for the pre-Game festivities. But first, we took the dogs outside for some business.
It’s a beautiful day outside! Blue skies, totally clear, 72 degrees and sunny!
And now it’s 2:30pm! Let’s go inside and watch FOOTBALL!

Are you ready Freddy?
Are you ready for some NFL Super Bowl Football?
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NO. NO PARTYING WITH ANYONE NOT IN YOUR IMMEDIATE BUBBLE!
PLEASE STAY HOME! PLEASE DON’T EXPOSE YOURSELF OR OTHERS!
ZERO CONTACT! JUST STAYTHEFUCKHOME!

ZERO CONTACT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE!
ZERO CONTACT WITH FAMILY YOU ARE NOT ISOLATED WITH!
ZERO CONTACT WITH FRIENDS!
ZERO CONTACT WITH STRANGERS!
DON’T GO TO CHURCH or TEMPLE or MOSQUE!
Do Not Socialize, Gather, Dine or Party outside your “bubble”.
DON’T GATHER IN GROUPS OF ANY SIZE!

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C’MON, YOU REALLY DON’T CARE ABOUT EITHER TEAM!
The Chiefs? Really? Tampa Bay? Really? The Buccaneers?
Tom Brady? Mahomes? Really? This entire NFL Football Season?
We get it, you got nothing else. “America’s past time.”
NFL Football and the Super Bowl is the only thing. National Holiday.
You’ll probably go apesh*t for The Weekend (without an “e”) on Monday….
AND THEY’RE HAVING IT IN FLORIDA INSTEAD OF CALIFORNIA.
And they’re going to have fans in the stands. No worries about COVID-19.
The $uper Bowl (NFL Football) is all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
Sports wagering is legal now, so there’s that too. Public Health be damned.
THE TEAM OWNERS, THE CORPORATIONS, SPONSORS, NETWORKS,
AND ADVERTISERS MADE BILLIONS DURING THE PANDEMIC.
(Some teams 
even got Government Pandemic Grants and Loans)


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Peyton Manning was the first finalist named by the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 2021, and there is no doubt he’ll be a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer in August. They’ll make the official announcement on Saturday at the NFL Honors, before the Super Bowl on Sunday. And he’ll enter the Hall of Fame as both a Colt and Bronco. Manning is the only starting QB in NFL history to win the Super Bowl with two different teams. Manning led Denver to the playoffs in all four seasons as the Broncos’ QB during his 18 year career. When Manning retired in 2016, he held NFL records with 71940 career passing yards, 539 career passing TDs, and 13 consecutive seasons with at least 25 passing TDs. During Manning’s 2013 MVP season, he threw 55 touchdown passes for 5477 yards, breaking both NFL records!

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“the Broncos have fallen off the map ever since winning Super Bowl 50”

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUPER BOWL 55!
Kickoff at 3:30pm PST
Live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
(How did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get Home Field advantage?)
First time the Super Bowl is being played in one of the team’s hometown.
And because of COVID-19, the Chiefs couldn’t travel until Friday?
It seems like an unfair advantage for Tom Brady to have…. oh well.
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Watch the game: CBS, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes,
NFL Channel, CBSSports.com and the CBSSports App

Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) AFC (Patrick Mahomes QB)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) NFC (F*CK TOM BRADY!)
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The Chief are the better team, Tom Brady is old.
But Tom Brady and Gronkowski have experience playing in the big game.
And the Super Bowl is a different kind of rookie “pressure” situation,
so it will all hinge on Mahomes adjusting and playing his best game.
AND if “THE FIX IS IN” as we discussed in our FOOTBALL PICKS.

The Chiefs are still favored to win, and the point spread is now -3.0
The Over/Under is now 56

Science! This kid is smart!
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Eric Church & Jazmine Sullivan will sing the National Anthem and H.E.R. is scheduled to sing “America the Beautiful.” during the Super Bowl pregame,
It costs ~$5.5million for a 30-second commercial spot during Super Bowl 2021
The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show
The Weeknd
performs at halftime (will there be a special guest, he says no)
TOM BRADY IS AN (alleged) CHEATER!
TOM BRADY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL SPORTS!
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GAME TIME! – THE BIG GAME!
AT LAST IT’S TIME FOR SUPER BOWL 55!
(Are you ready for some commercials?)

“The Super Bowl Today”
Phil Simms picks KC 30-24 (4 out of 5 CBS commentators like the Chiefs)
Alicia Keyes is singing about racism on an NFL broadcast. BLACKLIVESMATTER!
These A**holes are patting themselves and the NFL on the back now….STFU now.
Maybe Colin Kaepernick will be the special guest in the Halftime show.
FIRE PHIL SIMMS. We thought we were way past this stupidity.
3:00pm and we’re moving on. YouTube KICKOFF SHOW!
SoCal Toyota, Spectrum mobile, “Hold the Line” #FinishStrong is a FORD ad, George the groundskeeper YouTube Originals “Life In A Day” now streaming, CBS Sports promo.
And HYPE the Super Bowl.
CBS Sports “Stand By Me” with Jennifer Hudson and we’re already crying…
FIRST RESPONDERS ARE HEROES! F*CK TOM BRADY! 
Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
Commercials and a promo for Queen Latifah in “The Equalizer”
“Shadowy Lombardi with voiceover quotes” hyping something in 20 minutes…. 2.7.21
MORE HYPE. Introducing the Kansas City Chiefs to their “racist Indian chant’
Introducing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-oh we mean Tom Brady….. F*CK TOM BRADY!

3:15pm Team updates from sideline correspondents
More commercials! Pizza Hut w/Craig Robinson, The Weeknd (without an “e”) promo for the Pepsi Halftime Show, cel phone mounts weather tech.com, Nintendo Switch with Serena Williams, PGA Tour,

President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden (a message to America)
and a moment of silence…. for all who have lost their lives.

Lombardi again. Montage of PANDEMIC and football. LOMBARDI SPEECH.
H.E.R. performs “America the Beautiful” with an electric guitar
ASL performance by Warren “Wawa” Snipes.
MILITARY COLOR GUARD and Field Band from Washington D.C.
National Anthem with FIREWORKS.
Eric with an electric guitar and Jazmine Sullivan (country artists)
cut to military troops in Kuwait and cut to Ebony and Ivory happening
and a military flyover. B-52, (another plane) and a Stealth Bomber
Commercials: Disney+, ROCKSTAR, TurboTax, McDonalds,
Return to Glory CBS Sports promo

COIN TOSS time!
Amanda Gorman poem (Wounded Warrior Project promo) – WTF is this?
Honorary Captains – Frist Responders James Martin Tremaine Davis Suzie Dorner
7500 vaccinated health care workers were given tickets and they are HEROES.
KC calls Heads, KC wins the toss and defers to Tampa Bay.
KICKOFF is next. We put the dogs in the bedroom and went into the kitchen.
KCIKOFF – Tampa Bay has the ball, 3 plays and will punt. We got snacks.
Mahomes and KC have ball. Blitzing Linebacker!
Then Mahomes runs for a 11 yard First Down on 3rd&7
Commercials. M. Night Shamalan made another film “Old” we won’t see.
M&Ms, logitech, Paramount+ CBS promo

Tom Brady…blah blah blah. Tampa Bay runs the ball for 13 yards on First Down.
“The Romo Report”….HAHAHAHA.
Loss of 3. Complete pass. Tom Brady SACKED on 3rd&8 – TB Punts.
KC starts on the 42 yard line. Moved back to the 38 yard line.
Commercials. Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, all civilian mission to space Inspiration, Sesame Street “In Your Neighborhood” WTF? DoorDash,
After the Game promos,
BudweiserZero/Verizon/DoorDash tags onscreen.

KC with the ball, end around run, run up the middle, 1st and 10.
Mahomes runs 10 yards for another First Down. Another run.
2nd&4. Mahomes throws for the End Zone. Incomplete. Penalty against Tampa Bay.
1st&10 incomplete pass, WTF was that? Receiver didn’t turn around.
2nd&10 QB toss, and tackled for a loss
3rd&11 Mahomes throws for the End Zone. Incomplete.
49 yard Field Goal and Kansas City scores first!  3-0
Commercials. 2D Matthew McConaghey Doritos 3D, Will Ferrell Norway? GM EV with Keenan, Akwafina,  WTF Paramount+ promo, Pepesi Halftime show promo and back to the game
BudLIght Legends.

KC kickoff goes into the End Zone. Tampa Bay will start on the 25 yard line.
Run for 3. Run for 6. 3rd&1. We need more Doritos. Run for . 1st&10. Incomplete pass. FLAG.
Holding penalty on KC’s defense. 1st&10. Brady throws for a 16 yard completion.
1st&10 Play action screen pass. Run. Pass completed. Screen pass. Tampa Bay
2nd&5. Gronk runs for a Touchdown and the commentators go wild. A**holes.
Point after kick is GOOD. Tampa Bay leads 7-3
The commentators are FAILING! Too busy talking, not calling the game.
Commercials. Pringles, BudLight (my old friend Jonathan Floyd!) with a bunch of celebs “BudLIght Legends” get rid of the BudLight Knight, Chipotle, CBS promo “Clarice”,
T-Mobile, GM tags

Kickoff and KC returns the ball to the 37 yard line.
1st&10 Incomplete pass – knocked down. 2nd&10 KC pass over the middle 6 yard gain.
3rd&4 end of First Quarter 7-3
Commercials. Mountain Dew with John Cena, Nick Jonas Dexcom G6 (diabetes?),
We help get jobs…indeed WTF? , Cheesehead w/Aaron Rodgers, Mahomes, Paul Rudd & Drake – State Farm (Drake from State Farm dressed in khakis),

3rd&4  incomplete pass on bad screen pass play call…Fourth Down Punt.
PEYTON MANNING HALL OF FAME! And some other great players.
Tampa Bay 1st&10 incomplete pass. Cardboard cutouts.
2nd&10 complete pass
Unnecessary Roughness penalty after the play.
1st&10 Run for 7 yard gain. 2nd&3 run for First Down gain of ?
These commentators SUCK.
1st&10 Brady completes a long pass 31 yard gain. TimeOut called.
No recap…just more Tom Brady stats and bullshit. Tom Brady , blah blah, blah.
1st&Goal. 2nd& Goal incomplete pass in the End Zone.
3rd&Goal Run, stopped on the 1 yard line
4th&Goal. Tampa Bay runs. Did he break the plane…. NO!
The Chiefs stopped the run on the 1 yard line!  NO SCORE!
Commercials. BudLIght seltzer, Scotts with MATT BRAUGNER! And Martha Stewart and Carl Weathers. John Travolta. Sketchers, WeatherTech, CBS Promo for The Equalizer!

After review, the call stands and Tampa Bay is charged with a TimeOut.
KC has the ball on the 1 yard line. 1st&10. Mahomes in the End Zone completes a short pass and the Chiefs gain 14 yards on a weaving run. 1st&10 incomplete pass.
2nd&10 handoff and gain of 2 on the run. 3rd&8 incomplete pass – dropped?
4th&8 56 yard Punt and nice tackle at the 30. FLAG on the kick and Holding on KC.
10 yard penalty and replay the Fourth Down Punt.
KC SHANKS THE 2nd (replay) PUNT BIG TIME 29 yards.
Commercials. Tracy Morgan Dave Bautista “I’m Pretty Sure…” Rocket Mortgage,
Oatly dude siinging in a field, Babies born today Huggies, CBS PGA Golf Masters promo,
Tags State Farm, Budweiser Zero, Rocket Mortgage

Romo Report. Screen pass.
Tampa Bay 2nd&13 pass to Gronk, the commentators won’t stop talking….. no info.
Ball deflected, interception! FLAG! Holding on KC defense so the play comes back
5 yard penalty and automatic First Down
1st&10. 2nd&9. Complete short pass. 3rd&6 incomplete pass.
4th&6 Tampa Bay Field Goal attempt. It’s good, but there’s a FLAG.
Offside penalty against the Chiefs…. automatic First Down for Tampa Bay.
TOUCHDOWN pass to Gronk. Another penalty on KC declined.
Point After is Good. Tampa Bay leads 14-3.
Commercials, and we took a break too…. E-Trade, Best Foods Mayo with Amy Schumer, Paramount+ with Beavis&Butthead, something

Nantz and Romo won’t shut up. THEY SUCK.
Nantz Verizon 5G promo during broadcast.
KC Mahomes completes a pass.
KC 1st&10 on the 39 yard line. 4 yard gain on a short pass.
2nd&6 Completed pass for 12 yard gain. 1st&10 Mahomes runs for another First Down!
1st&10 Run for 7 yards. 2nd&3 Completed short pass and run.
1st&10 TWO MINUTE WARNING!
Commercials. TurboTax, DraftKings, Mercari, Tide (loser spot), and we need more tortilla chips too, CBS “Clarice” promo
Tags Toyota, Tide

Two Minutes. (TICK TOCK) Mahomes throws to the side for a loss. Out of bounds.
2nd&11 Completed pass 5 yard gain 3rd&6 HARD RUSH…throws out of bounds.
4th&6 KC Field Goal attempt – 34 yards and its GOOD. Tampa Bay leads 14-6.
Commercials. DrSquatch, Vroom (loser commercial), Brad Garrett for Jimmy John’s.
Gwen Stefani and Adam, Blake Shelton for T-Mobile 5G
Tag Rocket Mortgage Halftime Report promo

Kickoff to Tampa Bay, runback 29 yards to
Montage of personal fouls and pushing.
Run. No gain. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Nantz-Romo jerkoff session.
2nd&10. We have no idea because the commentators aren’t giving any info.
3rd&2 Completed pass to Gronk. 1st&10 long pass attempt, incomplete, late FLAG.
Pass Interference.wasnotcatchable.barely a foul. 1st&10 completed pass.
1st&Goal. and the COMMENTATORS SUCK. Tampa Bay calls TimeOut.
9 yard line. Tom Brady. 13 seconds and incomplete pass. FLAG.
Pass Interference. Ball at the 1 yard line. 10 seconds. Completed pass for a Touchdown.
FLAG. Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty after the play on KC for wiggling a finger.
Point After kick is Good. 21-6 Tampa Bay lead with 6 seconds left in the First Half.
Kickoff out of the End Zone. KC ball on the 25. Clock is done. HALFTIME> 5:16pm PST.

RocketMortgage Halftime Report and Pepsi Halftime Show.
We actually did the entire First Half….
Commercials. Paramount+ story continues with Patrick Stewart. DJ Khaled, James Corden,
CBS Queen Latifah “The Equalizer” promo, a special Late Show promo, Cutwater Spirits canned cocktails, FindAMortgaeBroker.com, Tecate Beer “Mexico” DTLA, CBS local promo.
RocktMortgage Halftime Report  Tom Brady, blah, blah, blah, with Gronk.
“Slimelights” from Nickelodeon – SpongeBob Movie! WTF?
What is this…. we’re going into the kitchen…
First Half highlights?

HALFTIME SHOW (extended Halftime)
We’ll follow up with our review of The Weeknd (without and “e”)’s performance.

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SECOND HALF:
Kansas City will receive. They deferred after winning the coin toss.
KC 52 yard Field Goal attempt is good 21-9
Commercials. Samuel L.Jackson digital Verizon 5G.
Uber Eats “Wayne’s World!” Eat Local with Cards B.YES!!!! EXCELLENT!
CBS programs promos,
Tags Uber Eats, Jeep, Budweiser Zero

“Champa Bay” HAHAHA. not funny.
Kickoff to Tampa Bay 1st&10 Run for 3 yards. 2nd&7 Complete screen pass for 3 yards.
3rd&4 Completed pass over the middle First Down.
1st&10
Pepsi promo in game. Instead of info.
2nd&5 completed pass to Gronk… big gain.
1st&10 Tampa Bay – Fournette runs for a TOUCHDOWN.
Nantz and Romo don’t even know who scored. TOTAL FAIL
Point After is good 28-9 Tampa Bay blowout.
Commercials. T-Mobile Blackish Anthony Anderson, Michelob Ultra with sports champions,
“The Equalizer” promo, Paramount+ SpongeBob promo,

And we’re back 19 points behind KC has the ball.
2nd&7 Mahomes is sacked.
Pass deflected, Tampa Bay intercepts. Holding penalty declined. Play stands.
Commercials. RocketMortgage Tracy Morgan “I’m pretty sure…”, DraftKings promo,
Microban sanitizing, fiverrr making fun of Rudy Giuliani, Stephen Colbert Late show promo!
Tags T-Mobile, Doritos 3D

Tampa Bay 28-9  6:30 minutes left in the 3rd Quarter.
Tom Brady blah blah blah… Okay we’re done. And so is Kansas City.
Please stop showing Mahomes chewing on his mouthpiece….

Weird snap. Brady recovers. 4th Down.
52 yard Field Goal Tampa Bay 31-9.
Commercials. We went into the kitchen.
Shaggy “It Wasn’t Me” with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Cheetos Pop Mix
WeatherTech, SquareSpace with Dolly Parton “9 to 5”

We made some food at Halftime. And we ate it during the Third Quarter.

End of Third Quarter 31-9
Commercials. Lombardi quote replay NFL, Modelo Beer, “Burgers” Postmates (not a car commercial), scientology, SoCal Toyota Dealers local promo,

Fourth Quarter. Can KC comeback? Nope. Ratings are plummeting….
Mahomes is limping. Free-for-All time….
4th&9 incomplete pass. KC is really done now. Tampa Bay takes over on downs.
Commercials. Jeep – chapel in the middle with Bruce Springsteen WTF? (a cross and a flagNONONO) what is this shit? – Reunited States of America Red Star?, Paramount+
Tags Budweiser Zero, WeatherTech, Klarna (smooth shopping)

Nantz Michelob Ultra voice promo
Back to the game. Mahomes is sacked again.
31-9 with 7 minutes left in the Fourth Quarter
Personal Foul penalty on Tampa Bay. Roughing the QB.
On screen promo for “powered by aws”
More penalties against KC… THE FIX WAS IN. It was the refs. 

A “fan ran onto the field” (Is this streaking?) You didn’t see this on your TV.
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cut to commercials.
Michelob Ultra – Christopher Walken Serena, Usher, Sylvester Stallone, Don Cheadle lookalikes
Hulu Disney+ ESPN+, Klara – Maya Rudolf “These Boots Are Made For Walking”, CBS “The Equalizer” promo, CBS promo

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And we are back…31-9 4 minutes left
Commercials. missed a few, Robinhood, CBS Promos, CBS Tough As Nails promo,

“The Game did not live up to the hype” Tom Brady blah blah blah
Shut up Romo. IS this OVER yet? NOW it is just Painful to watch.
NANTZ JUST BROUGHT UP A CAR ACCIDENT Thoughts and Prayers
FUCK NANTZ AND ROMO, they should just be fired.

We had to break, time to feed the dogs supper.
They went outside. They got fed. They went outside.
We watched the end of the game on TV in the kitchen.
Now we are back in the Home Office and the dogs are chillin’ after dinner.
Tampa Bay won. FINAL SCORE 31-9. Tom Brady. Blah blah blah.
WELL THAT SUCKED.
Hope you took the UNDER.
Just like the rest of the 2020 NFL season, the big game was a total letdown.

POST GAME.
Trophy ceremony with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. MUTE.
Tom Brady… Blah blah blah blah blah blah…
Too many commercials. We have to turn it off now. at 7:22pm PST.
Buy your NFL merch. NFL SHOP — because that’s what it’s really all about.
Where’s Colin Kaepernick today?
BLACKLIVESMATTER only matters at the bottom line in professional sports.
We’re tired. We have a headache. Is “The Equalizer” on yet?


9:25pm: We just woke up again. We fell asleep with the dogs a couple hours ago.
Stephen Colbert’s Super Bowl Special is on TV.
Famous Directors do Player Introductions was hilarious!
Commercial for Foggy Pine Books in Bingham North Carolina – Sam Elliott and Tom Hanks
Robert Downey Jr., Tiffany Haddish and then Metallica


On The Menu: Leftover Pizza, Peanut M&Ms, tortilla chips, nacho cheese Doritos, carrot and celery sticks, dill pickle, iced espresso to drink, teriyaki beef jerky, 2 hotdogs with mustard and onions, mac”n”cheese with bacon, avocado, and one chocolate covered cake donut
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NOTE: We had to publish at 11:00pm because WordPress was being weird.
So this Blog Post is still under construction…..as of Monday morning a 1:45am.

From last year.
The Kansas City Chiefs won 31 – 20,
and destroyed the San Francisco 49ers in the Fourth Quarterhgapolpv4lo1one8nqy7


CDC: DO NOT TRAVEL – The safest thing to do is to stay home!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!
“Mask Up America” is President Biden’s “100 Day Masking Challenge”
THE MASK GOES OVER YOUR NOSE!
YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH ARE CONNECTED!
COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH!
WARNING! The COVID-19 South African variant strain detected in the USA!
WARNING! THE COVID-19 UK variant strain is here in the USA!

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WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!
“Mask Up America” is President Joe Biden’s “100 Day Masking Challenge”

“Face masks help prevent people who have COVID-19, including those who are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic, from spreading the virus to others. Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings. Wide use of masks especially helps protect those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 as well as workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in airports, seaports or other docks, bus terminals, and train stations). Using masks along with other preventive measures, including social distancing, frequent hand hygiene, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, is one of the most effective strategies available for reducing COVID-19 transmission.” – CDC

THE MASK GOES OVER YOUR NOSE!
YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH ARE CONNECTED!
COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH!


WASH YOUR HANDS! with Anti-Bacterial Soap!
USE HAND SANITIZER and/or RUBBING ALCOHOL!

DO THE FIVE – HELP STOP CORONAVIRUS!
1 – HANDS – WASH YOUR HANDS! Wash them often!
2 – ELBOW (OR SLEEVE) – Cough into it, not your hand.
3 – FACE – Don’t touch it! Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth!
4 – SPACE – SOCIAL DISTANCE! Keep your distance (6 feet or more)
5 – HOME – STAY HOME if you can! (or if it’s mandatory)

REMEMBER to DISINFECT and SANITIZE frequently-touched surfaces like:
cell phones, computers (keyboard & mouse), door handles, faucets, keys. credit cards, wallets, purses, tables, desks, countertops, light switches, knobs, dials, etc.


If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

NOTE:  if you TEXT 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE – teens, adults, etc. – who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

Read our previous Blog Post “Depression? Questions to Ask – Before Giving Up” > https://joshwilltravel.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/depression-questions-to-ask-before-giving-up/

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

City of Los Angeles “Safer-At-Home”> coronavirus.lacity.org

California Senior Citizen Help Hotline: 1-833-544-2374
Help for Senior Citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.

**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

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DONALD TRUMP REMAINS
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(ask for Trump, tell them you’re a friend of Tom Brady, Jeffrey Epstein and Alan Dershowitz)

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Peyton Manning celebrates after Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.



150000 HITS! THANK YOU! HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

150000 HITS! THANK YOU! Happy 4th of July!

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HAPPY 4th OF JULY! CELEBRATE FREEDOM & LIBERTY!

One Hundred Fifty Thousand Unsolicited Hits!
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ONEHUNDREDFIFTYTHOUSAND! THANK YOU!

How many Blog hits?
One hundred fifty thousand!
Thank you for the LOVE!

Greetings and Thanks from the JOSHWILLTRAVEL HOME OFFICE!

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If you are reading this, THANK YOU!
Thank you for tuning us in. Thank you for reading our Blog!
THIS IS A MILESTONE. We started this Blog in February of 2013.
Yes, we have a “Seven Year Itch” and sometimes think about not blogging,
but it has been valuable to our experience during four months of Forced Lockdown.
(There are currently 50 Parts to our CoronaVirus! daily diary – read them!)
We thought about all the restaurants we “reviewed” and how they have to change their entire business model or go out of business. We thought about all the travel companies, vendors, and travel consultants we know that don’t have any business right now.
AND FUCK THE AIRLINES, HOTEL COMPANIES, CRUISE LINES AND CASINOS!
And please STOP BUYING THINGS “MADE IN CHINA” – SERIOUSLY JUST STOP!

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We are very glad you have chosen to spend a little of your online time here.

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“There is the theory of the moebius. A twist in the fabric of space where time becomes a loop, from which there is no escape. When we reach that point, whatever happened will happen again.” – Lieutenant Commander Worf, Star Trek: TNG, “Time Squared”

 

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“Say what you will about science…”

Logic follows clearly defined rules and tests for critical thinking. Logic also seeks tangible, visible or audible proof of a sound thought process by reasoning.

Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) invented logic. He wrote the first known treatises of logical theory and taught the first logic classes in history. He was a student of Plato who was a student of Socrates.

The 2 types of logical arguments:
deductive and inductive reasoning provide evidence of the truth

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Science is the study of the natural world through observation and experiment.

Science is a systematic and logical approach to discovering how things in the universe work. It is the body of knowledge accumulated through discoveries about all the things in the universe.

Science is valued because the application of scientific knowledge helps satisfy many basic human needs and improve quality of life and standards of living.

“Science affects us all, every day of the year,
from the moment we wake up,
all day long, and through the night”

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

FUN!
More fun than a barrel of monkeys!

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I’m Still a Prisoner of Fun!

The very Definition of FUN>

Noun: enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure.
A source of fun, playful behavior or good humor, behavior or an activity that is intended purely for amusement and should not be interpreted as having serious or malicious purposes, (a place or event) providing entertainment or leisure activities for children.
Adjective: providing amusement, amusing, entertaining, enjoyable, lively, pleasant, pleasurable, pleasing, boisterous, convivial, or merry
Verb: to speak or act in a way that is not serious, to joke or tease.

Spongebob’s Definition:
F- is for friends who do stuff together!
U- is for you and me!
N- is for anywhere and anytime at all down here in the deep blue sea!

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From Scot Nery’s Blog:
We can trick people into really enjoying themselves and paying for fun. We just need to accept that they’re probably not going to pay for the fun directly. Here are some things to consider for the way we package fun entertainment.

  • coolness. people want something that’s cool and coolness can be expensive
  • social status. Like a selfie museum, it’s not always about being cool. It could be about looking valueable as an employee, or seeming like you fit in
  • memorable experience. A vacation is an example.
  • edifying experience. Maybe it’s educational or strengthening?
  • something expensive PLUS. The Palazzo circus show promotes themselves as a gourmet dinner plus entertainment.
  • connection to fame. See someone famous and be tricked into having fun
  • stress relief. If you ask adults why they play video games, they’re more likely to say this reason than simply that it’s fun, because stress relief is important
  • kids fun. if we give a kid something fun to do, it can be joyful to watch and also take away our headache for a little bit.
  • brand engagement. A good tv commercial is fun and it also is worth money to the brand because audiences deem it attention-worthy.

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The scientific method is a method of investigation involving experimentation and observation to acquire new knowledge, solve problems, and answer questions.

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Scientific method involves making conjectures (hypotheses), deriving predictions from them as logical consequences, and carrying out experiments or empirical observations based on those predictions. A hypothesis is a conjecture, based on knowledge obtained while seeking answers to the question.

The 3 principles of scientific thinking
The scientific method is practiced within a context of scientific thinking, and scientific (and critical) thinking is based on three things:
1. Using empirical evidence (empiricism), data collected through direct observation and/or experimentation. Observations are based on specific events that have already happened and can be verified by others as true or false.
2. Practicing logical reasoning (rationalism),
3. Possessing a skeptical attitude (skepticism) about presumed knowledge

The 9 steps of the scientific method in order
The scientific method and consists of the following eight steps:
1. Objective observation (remain totally value free when studying; try to remain totally unbiased in all investigations and experiments)
2. Ask a testable question,
3. Gather information and background research,
4. State a hypothesis (and make predictions based on it),
5. Design and perform the experiment and test the hypothesis (and predictions),
6. Collect data and make conclusions,
7. Draw conclusions and report,
8. Evaluate (and use the results to draw conclusions and refine the hypothesis, make new hypotheses and/or predictions)
9. Publish findings (optional).

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When conducting research, scientists use the scientific method to collect measurable, empirical evidence in experiments related to a hypothesis (often in the form of an if/then statement), the results aiming to support or contradict a theory.

Scientific knowledge allows us to develop new technologies, solve practical problems, and make informed decisions

Five skills scientists use in observation to learn about the world:
(we observe objects and events using all of our five senses)
1. communicating,
2. classifying,
3. measuring,
4. inferring,
5. predicting.

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She Blinded Me With Science!
Synth-Pop and New Wave from 1982
Songwriters: Jonathan Kerr / Thomas Dolby
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It’s poetry in motion
She turned her tender eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
Mm, but she blinded me with science
She blinded me with science
And failed me in biology, yeh yeh
Now uh, huh huh
When I’m dancing close to her
Blinding me with science, science
Science
I can smell the chemicals
Blinding me with science, science
Science
Science
Mm, but it’s poetry in motion
And when she turned her eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
She blinded me with science
She blinded me with science
And failed me in geometry
When she’s dancing next to me
Blinding me with science, science
Science
Mmm mmm, mmm mmm, mmm
I can hear machinery
Blinding me with science, science
Science
Huh, it’s poetry in motion
And now she’s making love to me
The spheres’re in commotion
The elements in harmony
She blinded me with science
She blinded me with science
And hit me with technology
Good heavens Miss Sakamoto, you’re beautiful
I, I don’t believe it
There she goes again
She’s tidied up and I can’t find anything
All my tubes and wires
And careful notes
And antiquated notions
But, it’s poetry in motion
And when she turned her eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
Unh, she’s blinding me with science
She blinded me with science
She blinded me with SCIENCE!

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Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song”:



CHEERS! A toast to you our loyal readers! THANK YOU!

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The Magic of Hollywood!

The Magic of Hollywood!
They paid to use the driveway last week.
And we got Craft Service access and a FREE lunch!

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Load In: Grip and Camera Trucks

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
They were filming next door again.
Hollywood is in my driveway today.
Ka-ching!


They filmed a “riding lawnmower” commercial with 65 people and staged the Grip and Camera truck, along with the Honeywagon and Craft Service on our street. We met the Location Manager last week and negotiated the use of our driveway for lunch with her.

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Lunch for 65 People (with tables, chairs, and shade structures)

Location filming is BIG BUSINESS for the City of Los Angeles and the other cities in the “Studio Zone” aka the “Thirty-Mile Zone”: a 30 mile radius centered at Beverly Blvd and North La Cienega Blvd used by union projects to determine per diem rates and driving distances for crew members and actors. The City of Los Angeles makes a lot of money on Film Permits! There are also requirements for Police, Fire and other City personnel to be employed by productions filming within the city and in public spaces.

NOTE: “Thirty-Mile Zone’ is the namesake of TMZ, the online Hollywood gossip rag.

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A FREE Catered Lunch on a Union Commercial Shoot with salmon, chicken & rice, vegetarian lasagna, salad, vegetables, a coke, and 2 sugar cookies for dessert

Shoutout to the hardworking CREW! Shoutout to the Caterers and Craft Service People who keep the Crew fed and hydrated on set (sometimes for 14 hours or more!).
And they also feed the neighbors too when required.

On the Menu: A FREE catered lunch with salmon, chicken & rice, vegetarian lasagna, salad, vegetables, a coke, and 2 sugar cookies for dessert. And a few BONUS trips to the Craft Service table during the day, because they had a pretty good spread.

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Striking the Caterer’s Table, Chairs and Shade Structure

The Magic of Hollywood! An hour later and they made it all disappear.
This was a UNION JOB and the Crew was totally professional!
If you need a great Craft Service person, Location Scout/Manager or Caterer DM me.

Read all about Locations on the California Film Commission (CFC) website
(also information on permits, contracts, fees, tax credits and more): http://film.ca.gov/locations/studio-zones/

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“Oscar, Oscar, who will win?”

“Oscar, Oscar!”
The 92nd Academy Awards 2020

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“It’s a wonderful night for Oscar,
Oscar, Oscar, who will win?”

 

 

 

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Live on ABC TELEVISION at 8pm EST
from the Hollywood&Highland Entertainment Complex
and the KODAK DOLBY Theatre in Hollywood!

NO HOST! (again)
Why? Billy Crystal wasn’t available?

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Oscar’s full name is “the Academy Award of Merit”

The first Academy Awards was held in May, 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and on ABC television in 1953.

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WINTER STORM WARNING!
Yes, it does rain in Southern California.
And it’s raining on the Red Carpet at the Oscars today!
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WHO WILL WIN BEST DIRECTOR? – winner: Bong Joon-Ho “Parasite”
Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Bong Joon-Ho, “Parasite”
Sam Mendes, “1917”
Todd Phillips, “Joker”

 

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WHICH FILM WILL WIN BEST PICTURE? – winner: “Parasite”
“Ford v Ferrari”
“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Joker”
“Little Women”
“Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”
“Marriage Story”
“Parasite”
“1917”

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Angelina Jolie on the Red Carpet

“It’s your big night Oscar,
What a sight Oscar,
Tomorrow’s stars and stars from way back when,
So, keep your speeches tight fellas,
We’d like to finish by tonight fellas,
On behalf of the Academy,
A billion people tuning in to see,
Little Oscar’s turning ninety-two tonight.”

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Louis B. Mayer July 12, 1884 – October 29, 1957

Louis B. Mayer co-founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios in 1924, and for 30 years, he was the most powerful producer and studio executive in Hollywood.

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#MeToo

Accused rapist Harvey Weinstein is one of the most award-winning producers in history. Films he was involved in at Miramax and The Weinstein Co. won 81 Academy Awards and (in 2015) he was second only to Steven Spielberg in the number of times thanked in Oscar acceptance speeches. Weinstein was expelled from the Academy, Hollywood, and the entertainment industry following numerous sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations going public last year. The Academy’s Board of Governors voted in an emergency meeting to remove Weinstein and said in a statement:
“We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The Board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify.”

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“It’s time for Oscar to take center stage,
This guy’s had work done, he never shows his age,
He’s ninety-two now, but still all the rage,
That’s why the Oscar, that is why the Oscar,
That’s why Oscar is a champ!

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The Streaker at the Oscars!

Robert Opel a conceptual artist, photographer, gallery owner, teacher, and gay rights activist “streaked” the Academy Awards on live television. He ran onstage nude flashing a peace sign at the 46th award ceremony in 1974.

David Niven, the Host of the show (interrupted while introducing Elizabeth Taylor):
“Well, ladies and gentlemen, that was almost bound to happen…. Isn’t it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?”

After running offstage, Opel put on a jumpsuit and blended in with the reporters. When he was caught, he wasn’t arrested, he was taken backstage and gave a press conference.

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We like Sally Field!

“And I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me.”
– Sally Field accepting the Best Actress Academy Award in 1985 for “Places in the Heart”
(She also won a Best Actress Oscar for “Norma Rae” in 1980)

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“Who knows who will win the Oscar,
Only Price-Waterhouse can say,
So, if you want the answers…
…May I have the envelope please!”

Accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers count all the ballots, oversee Academy elections (as well as the Oscars) and they also do the Academy’s taxes.
The Academy has used sealed envelopes to protect the names of the winners since 1941.

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Julia Phillips, Producer & Author April 7, 1944 – January 1, 2002

Julia Phillips was the first female producer to win an Academy Award for Best Picture for “The Sting” in 1974. And at age twenty-nine, at the time, she was also the youngest person to win an Oscar for Best Picture. She also produced “Taxi Driver” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” with her husband Michael Phillips. In 1991, she wrote the book “You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again” a revealing tell-all memoir about her experiences in Hollywood.

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The Red Carpet coverage on ABC SUCKED!
Who thought Billy Porter would be a good host/interviewer?

LIVE BLOGGING THE OSCARS 2020! (and we’ll finish editing later)
“Oscar, Oscar! Who will win?”

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Popcorn Time!

Big commercial for Marvel’s “Black Widow”
Sunday 5pm PST

The Opening Number –  Janell Monae PLEASE GET BACK ON THE STAGE.
And more Billy Porter…. and celebrity audience participation too.
Singing. Dancing. Pyro effects. Hip Hop dancers in funky costumes.
They’re so excited. It was actually kinda lame.

Steve Martin and Chris Rock (ex-Oscar Hosts) do the opening mono dialogue.
Chris Rock “Jeff Bezos is so rich” jokes. Chris and Steve joke about the nominees.
Chris Rock: “Cynthia Erivo did such a good job hiding Black people in Harriet, The Academy got her to hide all the Black nominees.”OSCAR SO WHITE DIG
Steve Martin (to under the stage): “Eddie, I loved you in Dolemite!”

The Best Supporting Actor montage
Brad Pitt wins as expected for “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”.
And Brad starts by calling out the GOP Senate!
(He gets more time than John Bolton did last week!)
Shoutout to Quentin Tarantino. Shoutout to Stunt Coordinators and Stunt People!

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Brad Pitt – Best Supporting Actor!

cut to: commercials
Cadillac w/Regina King, Rolex, M&Ms, Samsung folding phone,
Postmates, Verizon, ABC promo “For Life”

Beanie Feldstein intros
Mindy Kaling presenting Best Animated Feature Film
“Toy Story 4” wins. Cut to Robert Iger smiling.
And Best Animated Short Film too.
“Hair Love” wins. Did you see it?
Hooray for positive representation of African Americans!
Normalize Black Hair! Political mention of the Crown Act.

Josh Gad introduces Idina Menzel “Into The Unknown” Best Song performance
with foreign language singers/performers (but no subtitles)

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cut to: commercials
Disney+, TurboTax (do not attempt), M&Ms, Hulu promo, …… dogs were barking,
Mercedes Benz, Park MGM Las Vegas, Spectrum Mobile

Kelly Marie Tran and Questlove intros
Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves (“the power of a good script”)
Best Original Screenplay – clips with subtitles! and a translator for “Parasite”
“Parasite” wins.  “Great honor” and speeches in Japanese (with a translator)

Natalie Portman and some kid? (Timothy Chalamet) present Best Adapted Screenplay
WHAT IS FUNNY ABOUT HITLER? and then “Jojo Rabbit” wins.
NOTE: He says that the Shoah foundation and families of Holocaust survivors
approved of the film and that Mel Brooks liked it.

Shia Lebeof and Zach, a special needs individual disabled guy from the film “Peanut Butter”, present Best Live Action Short Film
“The Neighbor’s Window” wins. Guy nobody knows makes a speech about his mom.
Marshall Curry Productions: watch it now for FREE at http://www.theneighborswindow.com

cut to: commercials
Verizon (gay son accepted by family!), McDonald’s, Cadillac,
unfunnt ABC promo for “The Conners” Live

Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig “ACTING!” (funny pissed off – “That was an act.”)
Best Production Design – and the clips didn’t really show any serious production design
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” wins.
A tribute to the Sweeney Sisters! They sing a funny little Best Costume Design duet.
“Little Women” wins. Jacqueline Durran’s speech was short and sweet and British.

Another Best Song performance.
Musical Number (but that’s not Lizzo) without introduction….

NOTE: There were a lot of weird pauses and dead moments during the live broadcast mostly before the transitions and commercial breaks, so was it caused by technical stuff or just by the technical director?

cut to: commercials
Quibi (black woman President), Natalie Portman for Miss Dior, Verizon/Apple iPhone11, Google (film locations), ABC promo The Bachelor (funny Ghost tribute with Whoopee!)

Best Documentary Feature Film presentation (looked like another ABC promo)
Mark Ruffalo presents the clips without any description of the films
“American Factory” wins. Bald woman and man from Ohio. “Go Buckeyes!”
(Cancer survivor) Shout out to the other Documentary nominees!
The Obamas’ company Higher Ground wins an Oscar for their first production!
Best Documentary Short Film
“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re A Girl)” wins.
Lesbian name dropping Frank Capra! “Four decades in this business”
Shoutout to girls! Shoutout to Girl Crew! Hooray Lesbians!

Mahershala Ali presents Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern wins for “Marriage Story”! BIG CONGRATULATIONS!
We worked with her on HBO’s “Afterburn” in 1991-92
Shoutout to her parents Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern.
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cut to commercials:
Cadillac (with Regina King), M&Ms, Indeed (hooray for the janitor), Hulu promo “Little Fires Everywhere”, FX on Hulu promo Mrs America (with Cate Blanchett). Disneyland/Walt Disney World Star Wars Rise of the Resistance, Mercedes Benz GLC

Anthony Ramos who? Oh, from “Hamilton” (no wonder we don’t know hime) intros
Lin Manuel Miranda intros the Song Montage: clips from Risky Business, Rocky, Breakfast Club, Say Anything, Purple Rain, Titanic, The Bodyguard, Ghost, La Bamba, Almost Famous, Waynes World, Slumdog Millionaire, Footloose, The Graduate, Moulin Rouge, Do The Right Thing, Back To The Future, Reservoir Dogs, Deliverance, and 8 Mile.

Eminem rises to the stage!
“Lose Yourself In The Music The Moment” Rap performance time. (censored)
And the Hollywood crowd goes wild. But WTF is he doing here?

cut to: commercials
McDonald’s, “NO.” Discover, Quibi, Biktarvy (HIV medicine with gay kiss), “YES. Discover, ABC promo Modern Family, ABC promo For Life

Oscar Issac and Selma Hayek-(married name) present
Best Sound Editing – SPOILER ALERT for all the films!
“Ford v Ferrari” Donald Sylvester wins.
“probably the last film made by 20th Century Fox”
Shout out to James Mangold the director – “should have been nominated”
Best Sound Mixing – “1917” Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson win.
Thank yous and a shout out to Sam Mendes.

“Toy Story 4” Best Song performance
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” by Randy Newman on a Steinway & Sons piano.
Robert Iger approves. Randy Newman is really old.

cut to: commercials
Kinder Bueno chocolate bar, Microsoft Surface, Quibi, BMW Grand Coup 2, Hulu promo Motherland, Honda, ABC promo After The Awards

Questlove, Rap (freestyle) performance recap of the show so far by Indian Guy (you don’t know….

Will Ferrell and Julia Louie-Dreyfus present Best Cinematography – HAHAHAHAHA!
“1917” (of course) Roger Deakins thanks everyone and a shout out to Sam Mendes.
and Best Film Editing “Ford v Ferrari” Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
Thank yous (some in Spanish) and shout out to James Mangold
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Academy President David Rubin – The Academy Museum is almost open!
Intro Tom Hanks! Tom introduces the Academy Museum at Fairfax and Wilshire.
Opens December 2020 Tom Hanks: “I am Spartacus”

cut to: commercials
Rolex, M&Ms, Capital One Eno, The 1619 Project (slavery), Cadillac, ABC promo For Life

Sessy Bates intros The Oscars music director
Cynthia Erivo “Stand Up” Best Song Performance from “Harriet” big musical number

cut to: commercials
Apple iPhone 11 Verizon, Quibi, Facebook (groups with Chris Rock and Sylvester Stallone), NatGeo promo Aretha Franklin, Lexus, Delta AMEX (Cadillac Ranch daughter), ABC promo News and Jimmy Kimmel

Rebel Wilson and James Corden in their bad “Cats” costumes and makeup! HAHAHAHAHA! Presenting Best Visual Effects! Playing with the microphone stand!
“1917” wins. Thank you Sam Mendes. Thank you.
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Ray Romano and Sandra Oh present Best Makeup and Hair
Ray Romano: “And I’m Charlize Theron” Best Joke! HAHAHAHAHA
“Bombshell” wins.“Thank you, it’s a great honor.” Shout out to Charlize!
(and they play off/cut the other two winners without letting them speech)

cut to: commercials
Cadillac (parkour stunts and driving), Colgate, NCL – Norwegian Cruise Line, Kellogg’s Special K, Verizon (immigrant family connecting), ABC promo GMA – Good Morning America

Penelope Cruz v.o. (shoutouts Pedro Almodovar and Fellini) with montage
Penelope presents Best International Feature Film to “Parasite” of course. Thank you great honor, Japanese translator shoutout to the new name of the category and all the actors and crew members from the film in the audience.
“I’m ready to drink tonight…until the next morning.”

Elton John! Best Song performance from “Rocketman” on a red Yamaha piano

cut to: commercials
M&Ms, FX Network (give you a headache) promo, ABC promo American Idol “Tiny Dancer” “Almost Famous” ripoff Ryan Seacrest driving the bus, Mercedes Benz GLS SUV, Spectrum, Disneyland/Walt Disney World Rise of the Resistance (again)

Taika Waititi – Shoutout to  the Native American Tribes of Los Angeles
Lunch awards last week you didn’t see. Wes Studi and Geena Davis

Gal Gadot, Sigourney Weaver, and Brie Larson “Superhero Women”
Start female fight club and “no shirts for men, with sushi and tequila”
intro Female Conductor –
First time in Oscar history! She conducts the Best Original Score music medley.
“The Joker” Holder Gunhadottir wins. Her dress is very sparkly under the lights!
Best Original Song – Elton John and Bernie Taupin win for “I’m Gonna Love Me Again”!
Bernie makes the speech and Elton finishes the thank yous (a brief long winded ramble).

cut to: commercials
(restroom break) Rolex

Spike Lee presents Best Directing – Bong Joon Ho “Parasite” wins again!
And the crowd goes wild…. Japanese translator
Then he quotes Martin Scorcese and gets a standing ovation!
Shoutout to Quentin Tarentino! “Thank you I will drink until next morning!”

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Bong Joon-Ho will drink until next morning!

NOTE: And apparently they did drink until next morning, starting at the Governor’s Ball, then the Vanity Fair party and after that at Sabon restaurant in Koreatown until 5am!

Steven Spielberg introduces the In Memoriam Death Montage
with Billie Eilish and Phinneas performing “Yesterday” live onstage.

cut to: commercials
Verizon, Adobe (Gene Wilder singing Willie Wonka), ABC promo For Life, ABC promo The Connors Live

George McKai in the balcony introduces
Olivia Coleman onstage to presents Best Actor
“Last year was the best night of my husband life.” – HAHAHAHAHA
And Joaquin Phoenix wins for “The Joker” as expected
and now time for his big political speech…..
(yeah, it’s been way longer than 45 seconds, c’mon please play him off)
Then he quotes a River Phoenix lyric and says thank you.

Rami Malek presents Best Actress
Renee Zellweger wins for “Judy” as expected
Lots of thank yous. Thanks her agents and long time manager John Carrabino.
And then she rambles and goes way overtime… gracious but not memorable.

cut to: commercials
Google, M&Ms, Samsung, Quibi, Corona Premier lite beer, Verizon

Jane Fonda presents Best Picture
“Oscar, Oscar, who will win?”
“Parasite” wins! And the crowd goes wild! Standing ovation!
First Foreign Language Film to Win Best Picture!
The cast and crew take the stage!
Japanese translator producer Kwak Se
The audience won’t let them play them off!
Speech in English by one of the actresses thanking the director,
all their supporters, and their Korean film audience.
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Jane Fonda closes the show: “Goodnight and Thank You for Watching.”
Sunday 8:33pm PST

cut to: commercials
ABC promo For Life, ABC promo The Connors Live, ABC promo Jimmy Kimmel tomorrow, Oscars legal statement, ABC promo American Idol, ABC promo The Connors Live, Rolex, Jaguar, MikeBloomberg2020 political ad (with Barack Obama), ABC promo ABC News, ABC promo Jimmy Kimmel , Mazda, The Good Feet Store, Disney+ Timmy Failure, ABC promo ABC News

“After The Oscars”
The Governors Ball at Hollywood&Highland with George Pennachio on ABC.

And we say GOODNIGHT and THANK YOU for reading this Blog Post!

PARTY TIME HOLLYWOOD STYLE! WHERE’S MY DAMN LIMO?

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“It’s A Small World After All”

“It’s A Small World After All”

Robert B. Sherman RIP December 19, 1925 – March 6, 2012
Richard M. Sherman Born June 12, 1928 –

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The Sherman Brothers were responsible for more motion picture musical song scores than any other songwriting team in film history!

The Sherman Brothers began writing songs together on a challenge from their songwriter father, Al Sherman. In 1958, Al Sherman founded the music publishing company, Music World Corporation, and later worked with Disney’s BMI publishing arm, Wonderland Music Company. Also in 1958, the Sherman Brothers had their first Top Ten hit with “Tall Paul”, sung by Annette Funicello. And then Walt Disney hired the Sherman Brothers as Staff Songwriters for Walt Disney Studios. They worked directly for Walt Disney until his death in 1966.

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Disneyland USA

In the 60’s, while working for Walt Disney, the Sherman Brothers wrote two songs for the Disney Pavilions at the 1964 New York World’s Fair: “Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” for the GE’s “Carousel of Progress” and “It’s a Small World” for Bank of America.

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“It’s A Small World” at Disneyland USA

NOTE: The Sherman Brothers also wrote songs for Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Slipper and the Rose, The Parent Trap, Snoopy Come Home, Charlotte’s Web, and many others. In 1965, they won two Academy Awards for Mary Poppins – the Best Original Score, which included “Feed The Birds”, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and the Best Original Song, “Chim Chim Cher-ee”

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“It’s A Small World” Original Concept Art by Mary Blair

Walt Disney’s Private Office in Burbank, California (thanks for the great pics Craig!):

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FROM A POST BY JEFFREY SHERMAN (Robert Sherman’s son):

As I’ve posted before, Dad and Dick wrote Small World while the Cuban Missile Crisis was going on. If you listen to the lyrics, it’s the Sherman Brothers reminding us all that…

It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears,
It’s a world of hopes and a world of fears,
There’s so much that we share that it’s time we’re aware
It’s a small world after all.
There is just one moon and one golden sun and a smile means friendship to everyone…
You know the rest.

Part of Dad’s great inspiration for this song was Martin Luther King. Dad thought he was magnificent and was surely influenced by MLK’s speeches and wisdom.
Because of his closeness with the Sherman Brothers and to thank them for writing these iconic songs, Walt flew my mom and dad and Dick and his wife out to New York on his private plane.
While they were there, Dad and Mom were driven on a golf cart through the yet-to-be opened fairgrounds. Dad spotted Martin Luther walking through the park and tapped his driver to abruptly stop.
To mom’s horror, Dad leapt out of the golf cart, limped with his cane (he was shot in the knee while a US GI in Germany WWII) as fast as he could to go over and shake the hand of the great man he so admired. Dad was like that.
As he approached Dr. King, out of nowhere, according to my mom, a team of huge bodyguards merged on this apparently crazy man with a stick who looked to be assaulting the great civil rights leader. Mom jumped off the golf cart and shouted, “It’s okay! He’s a songwriter!”
Dad was restrained a moment, till the truth came out. Shaking Dr. King’s hand was one of Dad’s most cherished memories.
At 19, my father, you see, had been the first US GI in to liberate Dachau prison camp. He was also the only Jew in this squad. Dad saw firsthand what prejudice and bigotry wielded and for the rest of his life devoted himself to righting that wrong, and other darkness through his uplifting creativity. “To bring happiness to people.”
This weekend, as we honor and remember the great Dr. Martin Luther King, I feel his message, and the Sherman Brothers words are more pertinent than ever before in this country.

“I have a dream…”

“There is just one moon and one golden sun
And a smile means friendship to everyone…”
We should build bridges, not walls. We should welcome not repel. We are all humans who can help each other and coexist on this planet. There’s no reason for hate.
Smile at a stranger this weekend. Lend a hand where you can. Be kind. Forgive.
And then we will heal. Then we find peace.
Have a lovely weekend.
Happy Birthday, Dr. King.

Jeffrey Sherman

 

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The “It’s A Small World” original vinyl LP album with cover art by Mary Blair, was recorded near the site of the Watts riots. The Disneyland Boys Choir was actually the St Charles Borromeo Church Boy’s Choir from North Hollywood, California, conducted by Grammy-nominated Paul Salamunovich KCSG (RIP June 7, 1927 – April 3, 2014). They also performed on television in the Dinah Shore Chevy Special, The Lucy Show, and in films and on the soundtrack of The Godfather.

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“It’s A Small World” Inside at Disneyland USA

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More Art by Mary Blair

The Sherman Brothers received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame (located at 6914 Hollywood Blvd) on November 17, 1976.

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They also wrote “You’re Sixteen” for Ringo Starr

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It’s the most performed song of all time!

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