Do Right was the first single released from American alternative rock band Jimmie’s Chicken Shack’s second album Bring Your Own Stereo. It was their only music video to make it onto MTV’s Total Request Live with Carson Daly. Do Right peaked at #12 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart. Do Right is their highest charting single to date, none of their other singles have ever hit the Hot 100 pop chart.
The Hustler is a 1961 American drama film directed by Robert Rossen based on Walter Tevis’ 1959 novel of the same name, adapted for the screen by Rossen and Sidney Carroll. It tells the story of small time pool hustler “Fast Eddie” Felson (Paul Newman) and his desire to break into the “major league” of professional hustling and high-stakes wagering by high-rollers that follows it. He throws his raw talent and ambition up against the best player in the country, seeking to best the legendary pool player “Minnesota Fats” (Jackie Gleason). After initially losing to Fats and getting involved with unscrupulous manager Bert Gordon (George C. Scott), Eddie returns to try again, but only after paying a terrible personal price. The Hustler was a major critical and popular success, gaining a reputation as a modern classic. Its exploration of winning, losing, and character garnered a number of major awards; it is also credited with helping to spark a resurgence in the popularity of pool. It was followed by The Color of Money in 1986, with Newman reprising his role.
Farm is the ninth studio album by American alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. The first editions of the album came with a free white-vinyl 7 inch with the songs I Don’t Wanna Go There and Tarpit, recorded live for Pitchfork TV. The original European version had a mastering error -– the volume was 3 decibels too loud. The European label PIAS Recordings recalled the affected copies to exchange them with correct ones. Farm debuted at #29 on the Billboard 200. It has gone on to sell over 51,000 copies in U.S. In 2012 it was awarded a double silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association, which indicated sales of at least 40,000 copies throughout Europe.
Skaczące Czapeczki, (Jumping Caps) is a board game for players of 3+ years old for 2 to 4 persons. Skullcaps are weighted down with a metal ball, place the cap on the launcher, aim for the center of the board. Then hitting the other end of the launcher pad one ought to try to hit their target with the skullcap into the holes in the board. The colors correspond to the circles on the board awarding the following points. Each player in his turn takes three throws. Caps remain on the board until the player proceeds to his next turn. Caps that don’t hit a hole remains on the board. If during the throw of another player the cap hits the hole, the owner of the cap receives points. If during one’s turn the cap falls into another player’s cap, presently in the hole, the player receives double points. The winner is the player who collects the highest number of points after an earlier established number of turns.
If you’re using the word bodacious to describe someone, chances are you think they are pretty attractive. But, this 80s word doesn’t always have to refer to an actual person. It can be used to show admiration for many things, including a bodacious meal, a club, or that new music video. Originated in the South, bodacious was used to describe someone who was blatant or unmistakable, which easily leads to its slang usage for someone or something remarkable or outstanding.
(I Just) Died in Your Arms is a song by the English pop rock band Cutting Crew. The song was released as the lead single from their debut studio album, Broadcast (1986). It was first released on July 25, 1986 in the United Kingdom, and then released to the United States on January 1, 1987. The song was written by frontman Nick Van Eede.
(I Just) Died in Your Arms was the band’s biggest hit, peaking at number one in the United States, Canada and Finland, and reaching the top five in the UK, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland but only reached #50 in New Zealand.
Ramon Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968)
You’ve probably never heard of Ramon Novarro, but this guy was a big deal back in the 1920s. Born Jose Ramon Gil Samaniego in Durango City, Mexico, he began his career in 1917 in silent films who was catapulted to fame after he starred in the original 1925 version of Ben Hur and he was one of those few silent-era-megastars to actually maintain a successful career after Hollywood introduced dialogue audio. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a “Latin lover” and became a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino. At the peak of his fame, Novarro was earning $100,000 a film (equivalent to $1.2 million today).
His family moved to Los Angeles in 1913 to escape the Mexican Revolution. Novarro was troubled all his life by his conflicted feelings toward his Roman Catholic religion and his closeted homosexuality…and his alcoholicism. Fast forward a few decades after Novarro’s career had slowed down and we arrive at October 30, 1968, when he paid, Paul and Tom Ferguson (hired prostitutes) to come over his house for little mid-century version of “Netflix and chill.” All went smoothly until the Ferguson brothers got wind of $5,000 that was supposedly hidden somewhere in the house and proceeded to torture and beat Novarro until he gave up the stash. The only snag in their plan was that there was no $5,000, and they beat the poor guy to death, finishing him off by suffocating him with a lead dildo (which was gifted to him years earlier by Rudolph Valentino). The accused ended up leaving the home with only $20 and were later convicted of the crime only to be acquitted some time in the 1970s. Later on, after being locked up for another heinous crime, they finally admitted their bloody role in Novarro’s murder, but due to double-jeopardy, never had to face the full consequences. Novarro does have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Novarro was 69 at the time of his death.
This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. Lois Ehlert’s bold collage illustrations include six pages of staggered width, presenting all the flowers of each color of the rainbow. Planting a Rainbow was American author Ehlert’s second published book.
Your search for the perfect hangover cure is over. As long as you’re willing to eat boiled cow’s feet, that is. Khash is an Armenian soup made by simmering cow’s hooves (and sometimes the stomach as well) with onion, garlic, vinegar, and lemon juice. For centuries, it’s been enjoyed in the morning after a night of partying or over-indulgence as a way to detoxify the body. Khash comes from the Armenian verb xasel, meaning “to boil.” Khash is also a traditional dish in Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Irtan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Mongolia and Turkey; all have regional variations.
Tom and Jerry is an American animated franchise and series of comedy short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Best known for its 161 theatrical short films by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the series centers on the rivalry between the titular characters of a cat named Tom (originally known as Jasper) and a mouse named Jerry (originally known as Jinx). Many shorts also feature several recurring characters. In its original run, Hanna and Barbera produced 114 Tom and Jerry shorts for MGM from 1940 to 1958. During this time, they won seven Academy Awards for Animated Short Film, tying for first place with Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies with the most awards in the category. After the MGM cartoon studio closed in 1957, MGM revived the series with Gene Deitch directing an additional 13 Tom and Jerry shorts for Rembrandt Films from 1961 to 1962. Tom and Jerry then became the highest-grossing animated short film series of that time, overtaking Looney Tunes. Chuck Jones then produced another 34 shorts with Sib Tower 12 Productions between 1963 and 1967. Three more shorts were produced, The Mansion Cat in 2001, The Karate Guard in 2005, and A Fundraising Adventure in 2014, making a total of 164 shorts.
A number of spin-offs have been made, including the television series The Tom and Jerry Show (1975), The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show (1980–1982), Tom & Jerry Kids (1990–1993), Tom and Jerry Tales (2006–2008), and The Tom and Jerry Show (2014–present). The first feature-length film based on the series, Tom and Jerry: The Movie, was released in 1992, and 13 direct-to-video films have been produced since 2002, with an upcoming live-action/animated hybrid film to be released in 2021. A musical adaptation of the series, titled Tom and Jerry: Purr-Chance to Dream, debuted in Japan in 2019 in advance of Tom and Jerry‘s 80th anniversary.