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Rambling Ruminations While Watching a Movie

29 Jan

It was a dark and stormy night. No kidding, the movie we are watching is currently showing a dark and stormy night engulfing two people operating a lighthouse. It is a romantic movie with deep undertones that my wife wanted to watch.

Other than the light from the television and this computer screen, it is also dark in this room. Luckily, it is not stormy.

Until now, the movie has featured the happy vibes of two people falling in love. The storm has brought on the serious part of the story with depression, anger and other feelings that take place on an isolated island. On top of that, the storyline is about to get super complicated.

Speaking of storms, they say that it is going to snow tomorrow. However, the weather app on my phone says the temperature is not going to get below freezing, and I have yet to figure out how it is going to snow with temperatures above freezing. I suppose that is one of those great mysteries of life.

Speaking of mysteries, my favorite is the story of D.B. Cooper. Who was he? What happened to him? It is simply one of the all time great unknowns. For those who have never heard of D.B. Cooper, you need to look him up.db-cooper

While no one knows Cooper’s true identity, it is known that he hijacked an airliner on November 24, 1971. My third birthday was celebrated the next day. Here is what else was going on that day.

“Theme from Shaft” by Isaac Hayes was at the top of the music charts.

CBS aired The Carol Burnett Show and Mannix.

NBC offered up Adam-12 and McCloud.

Black Beauty was released in theaters.

Man, it has been a long time since November 24, 1971. If we have not solved the mystery of D.B. Cooper by now, then it will probably never be solved. I guess that is what happens when you jump out of an airliner on a dark and stormy night.


I Wonder….

13 Nov

whatever happened to Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka.Jimmy Snuka

what happened to the art of shooting free throws.

who came up with the idea of bottling water, which we can get for free, and selling it.

why we have to fall back and spring ahead.

if Willie Nelson really smoked a joint on the roof of the White House.

why they can’t make the Incredible Hulk look real in the movies.

where D.B. Cooper went after the jumped out of the airplane.

why I think of The Wicker Man movie when I sit in a wicker chair.The Wicker Man

how many people have actually cured the hiccups by holding their breath.

if people in Afghanistan make afghan blankets.Afghan

what would have happened if Jimi Hendrix had not been discharged from the 101st Airborne.

how hot the world’s hottest pepper is.Trinidad Scorpion

how much a ton of money is worth.

who has the toughest job in the world.

if the Lone Ranger and Zorro ever gave each other fashion tips.Lone Ranger and Zorro

if I can come up with a better idea for a post next time.