Wow, Just barley into summer and it has been a wild ride indeed.
After Sarah Gilbert does a comedy skit with John Goodman who was a guest on the CBS Show “The Talk”, a skit about their old show Roseanne. Gilbert was so impressed about how comfortable the skit felt that she asked Goodman if he would be willing to do the show again.
Without hesitation Goodman was in and that was the start of the re-boot of the new Roseanne show featuring the one and only Roseanne Barr. Gilbert quickly contacted other former show members who also were quick to come on board and the new show was re-born.
It debuted on ABC with a huge ratings and remained as the number one show on TV till it went into hiatus for the season. By this time ABC had already renewed the show for a second season with Roseanne rumored to be making about Half A Million per episode.
The world was a Rosy place until one night when, as she claims, Roseanne, in an Ambient stupor, on her computer first off a Tweet that would bring an abrupt halt to all the goodness that anyone could find in the re-boot of the Roseanne show.
With the swift click of the Enter button Roseanne managed to insult, and in the worst possible way, a whole race of people as her tweet in most of America’s eyes, basically compared them to characters from the Planet of The Apes. YIKES.
Immediately the attacks on the Tweet ad Roseanne started. In a few hours Roseanne, most likely realizing by now that she had crossed the line, deleted the Tweet and started apologizing and even Tweeted that she was leaving Twitter. Sadly hat was far from the truth.
Over the course of the rest of the night and the following day, Rosy had continued Tweeting almost about 300 times. She went from attempting to defend herself to continuing to lash out at people and continuing to compare this one poor lade to a character from Planet Of The Apes.
But this time public sentiment was so high against Roseanne that ABC had no choice but to take action and they Canceled their Number One Show. Wow. A sign of the times that you just can’t say anything and get away with it. Well, unless your Donald Trump but, that a whole different story.
It’s like grandma used t say, “You just can’t let your Alligator Mouth over run your Hummingbird Brain”. Just Another Point Of View.
At the Movies this month we’re starting to see the beginning of all those Summer Blockbusters or at least what should be.
All things considered things are creeping along at the Box Office for some movies that were supposed to be huge. For instance, SOLO: A Star Wars Story was supposed to have a huge opening last month and had a disappointing Box Office World Wide.
However, two weeks ago It was holding on t the number two Box Office Earning bringing in a $15.8 Million behind Ocean’s 8 at $41.6 Million for that weekend.
In case you ave not see SOLO I’ll tell you know the problem is not the movie. After all is was Directed by none other than Ron (Opie Taylor) Howard. In my humble opinion the problem with SOLO is the fact that it had NO bona fied Stars in it. Coupled with the fact that it had little TV Advertising all equates to little Buzz and a poor Box Office.
From Walt Disney Pictures, “Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. The plot explores the early adventures of Han Solo and Chewbacca, as the pair are involved in a heist within the criminal underworld and meet a young Lando Calrissian. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Solo and Chewbacca encounter the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. Rated: PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi action/violence). Check It Out. Check It Out.
Just out about a week ago, from Universal Pictures, “Three years since the theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment, Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.”
Rated: PG-13 (for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril). Gotta catch this one for sure.
Get out of this hot summer sun and into a new great adventure today A The Movies.
Recently I’ve been going through somewhat of a minor, yet not so, health crisis.
It took me to the ER and into the hospital for a week and I can’t say I was very happy but then who is having to e in the hospital.
Just before the first of the year I developed a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). Not uncommon for me at this particular time of year. I usually go to the Doctor, get and antibiotic and two weeks later I’m good, or not. Sometimes it takes antibiotics for four weeks to get rid of my UTI which by now has infected not only my bladder but my Prostate too.
This was one of those rare times that after a four week regimen of the antibiotics I was still not good. A week after the antibiotics the Nasty UTI was back and I was back at the Doctor.
The culprit, Escherichia coli. This type of UTI is usually caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli), a type of bacteria commonly found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Urinary tract infections aren’t usually serious, but they can be dangerous if the bacteria make their way into the kidneys. Left untreated, a kidney infection (which is considered a UTI) can cause permanent kidney damage and even deadly blood poisoning.
E. Coli, YIKES I thought until I did a little research and found; “E. coli, is responsible for more than 85 percent of all UTIs, according to a 2012 report in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.” I was slightly relieved to ear that.
Even though I’m already on another antibiotic, I thought, I ave to try to see what I can do to kill the pesky E. Coli in my GI Tract or keep it at levels that will not keep infecting me with on going UTI’s. So, I did a little more reasearch.
I found that there was a substance that is highly known to control or eliminate the threat of E. Coli in the gut. So, I have started taking “D-mannose”. “Dosage. The typical dose of D-mannose for UTI treatment is 500 mg, in capsule or powder form, taken in a glass of water or juice every two to three hours for five days.”
Remember, I’m Not a Doctor just relating my story to you. If you are thinking about starting any new health regimen Consult Your Doctor first. GOD Speed.
Happy Healthy Living.
Summer just around the corner even though here in Texas we're already there but what a great time to duck into a nice cool theater and enjoy a great movie. No better time then now with such a variety of flicks to choose from.
If you've been waiting for a movie for grown folks that you may better relate to then I would suggest The Book Club out in theaters now. What a cast of great mature women whom you might or might not remember. We're talking Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen(yes, Ted Danson's real life wife), American film actress, director, and producer Diane Keaton, and who could ever forget Candice Bergen the once infamous TV Character better known as Murphy Brown.
From Paramount Pictures; Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.
Funny movie without any blood and guts and killing, who knew? Check it out.
Coming soon to a theater near you, Ocean's 8, or as I call it, a woman's tale with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Munn. From Warner Bros. Pictures; Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million.
Look for Ocean's 8 coming soon to a theater near you. So with the summer heat looming do yourself a favor and sneak into a nice cool theater and get away into a great get away At The Movies.
Why should everyone think about eating more Fruits and Vegetables?
Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are more likely to have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.
Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, contribute to the help reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may help lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.
Foods such as vegetables that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake.
Fruits and Vegetables provide important Vitamins and Minerals. Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections. Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption.
Dietary fiber from vegetables, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulitis. Fiber-containing foods such as vegetables help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
So give some serious thought to eating more Fruits and Vegetables. You'll look better, feel better and most probably live longer.
Happy Healthy Eating !
Have to admit it's been a tough couple of weeks. Had a few health issues going on but luckily most things seemed to have worked them selves out.
Mr renal output issues seemed to have been associated with dehydration. I seem to have that under control now but it was an eye opener for sure.
That along with a pesky Kidney Stone which bugged me for weeks and is STILL working its way out and still causing a bit of pain and digestive issues. Yikes.
They had also told me that I had a cyst on my renal tube but it turns out that is benign and has been there since 2013. Why would they they even tell about it then? Oh Well.
So, still working on things but nothing life threatening for now anyway. One good thing about everything is that I've lost quite a bit of weight, a good thing, all things considered.
I have learned that I need to stop drinking soda to avoid anymore pesky Kidney Stones. I need to Stop Drinking Cow Milk. When you investigate it you'll find that after your growth years, cow milk is not a good thing for us. Yes it does provide Protein and Calcium but it also provides High Fat and can contribute to cardiac issues. If you want to Drink Milk, Drink Soy or Coconut, Almond, Rice, Hemp or other Nut Milk. Much healthier for you.
"Clerks" filmmaker was ready to perform two of his "Kevin Smith Live!" stand-up shows at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California, recently, but canceled the second event due to illness.
47 Year Old Director and co-star of "Jay and Silent Bob" had a surprise heart attack. He Tweeted about it saying, “After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”). If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground”.
Kevin announced on Facebook just the other day that he would drink A Gallon of Milk at a time sometimes 2. Yikes. Plus he says he would hardly ever eat a vegetable. His diet consisted mostly of steak, milk and cheese which he has now All Cut Out.
Watch what you you eat and drink and start thinking about living longer. Just Another Point of View.
First, from Universal Pictures; “John Boyega who you may remember from Star Wars and /or The Force Awakens, stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger plays a pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori played by Rinko Kikuchi)-who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war.
As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction. Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert who was allso in The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood, and 15-year-old a newcomer Cailee Spaeny, as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale. Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight who also directed Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus and also Star’s Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day. Lots of action, if you like the first one you’ll love this one too. Rated PG-13 and Runs 111 minutes
From Warner Bro’s Pictures it’s Ready Player One. If you like special effects you’r going to like this one for sure. In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-known as the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.
This film is Rated PG-13 and Runs 140 minutes.
Two great films to check when you get away in to your next adventure At The Movies.
So as we get older and you haven’t eaten health for years? Things start to break down and start giving us problems. In my case it all started with Diabetes about 15 years ago. I had always been a Big Guy and never payed much attention to what I ate or how much of it I ate and over the years that bad habit came up from behind me and bit me in the, well, you know.
It was after a horrible bout with Cellulitis that cause a flaming hot red area of bumps on my crotch accompanied by a just as horrible Yeast Infection that nothing I could get my hand on would cure, not to mention I had started to have to wear Reading Glasses 300 Strength just to be able to see. SO I found myself in the Emergency room before the doctor.
I told him what I was experiencing and he asked me to show him. Embarrassed but without any other choice I dropped my draws and viola. He took one look and asked me, “Have you been taking your Diabetes Meds?” I replied, “No, I don’t have Diabetes.”
To which he said, “I bet you do.”
Two Insulin Shots later he was writing me a script for Metformin and I asked him if I would have to take it for the rest of my life. He told me that If I lost quite a bit of weight and started eating right It might help. 6 months later I had lost 100 pound and Diabetes went away but, if only it had been that easy.
It’s almost impossible to keep a chubby person who was brought up on Tortillas and fried food away from all that. Several years and many, many Tortillas later later I had gained All my weight back and then some. This would happened several more times during the next 20 years.
If only that was it? Now I’ve been told that I have Reduced Renal Function. What? Yes.
Now I have to to go to a Nephrologists, a Renal Specialist. I can only hope the damage wasn’t a result of my Diabetes and High Blood Pressure and is Fixable.
So I ask you to watch what you eat. Start eating more Fruits and Veggies and Less Red and Processed Meats and Dairy Products. Less Processed White Breads and Eat More Whole Grains. Start a regular exercise program. It doesn’t have to be a huge marathon or weight training just start moving your body every day even if it’s a little.
An Update Next Time on Happy Healthy Eating. GOD Speed.
Many times we just don’t know who people truly are.
If I told you that my Grandfather was descendant from a noble Spanish Family named Munoz who had come to America seeking a better life for their children would it matter? If I told you that my Grand Parents on my mom’s side were descendants of full blooded natives would it make any difference.
What truly matters is who we are or who we have become.
If you someone is in need there is no shame in accepting help from someone else. The same applies if you decide to help someone out. There certainly is no shame in that either. Many folks prefer to be humble about their giving (Deuteronomy 15:11) while there are those who do it to attain attention and notoriety (Matthew 6:1-4) but lets be clear that the two are not the same at all.
“For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.”
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
One does not have to be a Christian to realize that certain principles are the way of the universe and apply to all man kind. Helping the needy is one of these.
Just Another Point of View.
It's Movie Time for sure and just opening at a theater near you;
FIRST, It's the Re-Boot of a movie that Angelina Joli helped to make famous.
From Warner Bros. “Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished seven years earlier.
Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he's truly gone.
Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can't understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. Now the adventure is on.” Rated PG13 and runs 118 Minutes.
NEXT, A Movie about Tolerance, Acceptance, Forgiveness and LOVE from 20th Century Fox, LOVE SIMON.
“Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated. You see, Simon has a not so little secret that he's been hiding for at least four years now. He's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.
Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli's acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.” Rated PG13 the film runs 109 minutes.
Time to get away from the stresses of everyday life and into a Great Movie at The Movies.