100 YEARS, 100 MOVIE QUOTATIONS
The American Film Institute website has a whole bunch of video lists of 100 film clips on such topics as music, heroes and villains, thrills, laughs and more.
TGB reader Jim Hood sent this one – 100 Years, 100 Movie Quotations. I know almost all of them and you probably will too.
You can find all those other AFI movie lists here.
One hundred dancers, musicians and actors take part in this lockdown video to Ravel's Bolero. It's an amazing video as it is but it's also fun to see a lot of performers you recognize.
You can read all about how the video was created at the Juilliard website.
A friend, who is a heavy library user, mentioned to me this week that his library is closed indefinitely and he had found a list of five good websites for free ebooks:
Each of these specializes in its own way. If you want even more choices for free ebooks just Google “free ebooks” and you'll get a longer list than you want to read through.
COVID-19 LEADERSHIP: TRUMP V. OTHER WORLD LEADERS
The Atlantic magazine pulled together a video of major world leaders talking to their countrymen and -women about the Covid-19 virus. See what you think:
TRUMP EXPLAINS HOW TESTING WORKS
On Thursday at a political rally (oops, I mean speech) in Pennsylvania, President Trump explained how virus testing works:
“We have more cases than anybody in the world, but why? Because we do more testing,” Trump said. “When you test, you have a case. When you test you find something is wrong with people. If we didn’t do any testing, we would have very few cases. They don’t want to write that. It’s common sense. We test much more.”
(Picking my jaw up off the floor) As a Twitter commenter responded, if you never take a pregnancy test, you won't get pregnant.
Here's the video tape. The quotation appears at about 3:32 minutes from the top.
DOGGY BREAKFAST PLAY-BY-PLAY
As British sports announcer, Andrew Cotter, explains on the YouTube page,
”I usually broadcast actual sport: The Olympics, Wimbledon, The Masters, 6 Nations, that sort of thing. But sport has disappeared for a while, so here instead are Olive and Mabel eating their breakfast.”
That was so much fun, let's do it again. A few days after the above, Cotter noted this on the YouTube page:
”Wasn't going to do another one, but the ongoing lack of the actual sports events I commentate on can change a man.”
So now, The Games of Bones.
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
This video is from New York City friends, Jane Seskin and Ann Burack-Weiss. If you are anything like me, about halfway through you will start grinning and you won't stop until the end. You might even shed a tear or two of joy.
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