To the LEFT of the WORLD
UGH, I am a Leftie and I am sooooo upset I missed this day.
Left-handers go through a lot, such as:
-writing with your left hand, you get INK smudges a lot
-can openers, scissors…growing up my mom had to teach me how to use correctly
-in High School music class, I wanted to play the Ukulele, but my teacher, and I quote “I don’t have the time to teach a left hander”, made me learn to play….wait for it….RECORDER!
August 13th of each year is International Lefthanders’ Day.
It was begun in 1976 by the fellow who started Lefthanders’ International.
A study suggested that approximately 8 to 15% of the adult population was left-handed.
Chris McManus of University College London, argues that the proportion of left-handers is rising and left-handed people as a group have historically produced an above-average quota of high achievers. He says that left-handers’ brains are structured differently in a way that widens their range of abilities, and the genes that determine left-handedness also govern development of the language centers of the brain.
Studies indicate that left-handedness is more common in males than females.
A left-handed individual may be known as a southpaw.
*Leonardo da Vinci *Charlie Chaplin
*Michelangelo *Tom Cruise
*Mark Twain *Robert DeNiro
*David Byrne (Talking Heads) *Angelina Jolie
*Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) *Jerry Seinfeld
*Dick Dale (guitarist) *Dick Van Dyke
*Judy Garland *Bruce Willis
*Issac Hayes *Oprah
*Paul McCartney *Rachmaninoff
*Tiny Tim *Dan Aykroyd
KERMIT THE FROG!
Universal Studios offers one fan a very McFly gift!
In conjunction with the upcoming closure of the “Back to the Future,” the studio has announced it is giving away one of the stainless steel 1981 DeLoreans that served as inspiration for Doc Brown’s flux capacitor-equipped time machines.
Christopher Lloyd, who starred in the “Back to the Future” films alongside Michael J. Fox, zoomed over to Universal Studios Hollywood earlier this month to announce the contest as the “Back to the Future – The Ride” plans to close its doors on Labor Day.
“Have your mechanic check the ‘flux capacitor” —Doc Brown
DeLorean to bring back car
The DeLorean, which was the famous gull winged car that featured in the Back to the Future movies, might get a second life. The DeLorean Motor Company is said to be making plans to bring the car back, and will only produce a limited number.
The DeLorean ended production back in 1982 in Northern Ireland, so although the car has not been in production for 25 years it still has a huge following. Over 9,000 of the vehicles were built, and out of that there are still 6,500 which are still on the road today.
Although the car did not sell enough to keep the company afloat, the DeLorean still lives on as it has cult status due to the car appearing in all three Back to the Future movies.
WOW Harrison Ford loooooking good
The pic show below of Harrison Ford in the chair, was taken by Steven Spielberg himself. Hubba hubba, Mr. Ford is still SEXY at 65!!
AND how cool is this?
Raiders’ Karen Allen joins Ford on Indy 4
GOOD ON YOU HOLLYWOOD! Who says Actresses over 40 have
a low shelf life? She looks great for 55!
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
***I was peeved when the newest Die Hard movie didn’t bring
back Bonnie Bedelia (played John McClane’s wife, Holly)
Indiana Jones 4 NEWS
Karen Allen is to reprise her role of Marion Ravenwood from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, for the in-production fourth INDIANA JONES movie.
Shia Labeouf, Cate Blanchett and Ray Winstone also star alongside Harrison Ford in the new movie.
Indiana Jones’s past love interests will feature in the new film. That would include Kate Capshaw from TEMPLE OF DOOM.
SUPERMAN, WE NEED YOU!
At least 337 dead in Peru quake PERU
A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck off the coast of central Peru Wednesday evening, and series of aftershocks rocked the country in the hours that followed.
The death toll from the quake grew quickly overnight with at least 337 dead and more than 1,350 injured, Peru’s Health Ministry reported.
Dean Meet Erin CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Bands of rainfall spun off by Tropical Storm Erin rolled ashore along the Texas Gulf Coast early Thursday, while the first hurricane of the 2007 season — Hurricane Dean — gained strength in the Atlantic.
Signs of HOPE HUNTINGTON, Utah
Rescue workers said they detected a noise Wednesday night though it’s unclear what it was deep inside the Utah mine where six men have been trapped for nine days.
“We saw some indication of noise for a period of about five minutes that we had not seen before,” said Richard Stickler, director of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. “We’re not sure what it means.”
Bob Murray, president and CEO of mine co-owner Murray Energy Group, told reporters, “Don’t read too much into this noise we picked up.”
“But it is a sign of hope,” he said.
BLACK THURSDAY NEW YORK
The stock market tumbled again Wednesday after the Federal Reserve added more cash to the banking system but failed to quash investors’ jitters about problems in lending.
The market traded nervously, jerking the Dow Jones industrial average above and below the 13,000 mark throughout the day as investors wrestled with reports about potential trouble at Countrywide Financial Corp. and KKR Financial Holdings.
At the close, the Dow was down 167.45 points, or 1.29 percent, to 12,861.47, closing below 13,000 for the first time since April 24.
A young Nicaraguan man who says he fears he will be killed in his home country because of his sexual orientation has gone into hiding in Toronto after his latest bid to stay in Canada failed.
Alvaro Orozco, 22, has been holed up at a friend’s place since Thursday, when his refugee claim was denied, but came out briefly over the weekend to speak to CBC News.
“Most of the time, I’m hiding because I’m not supposed to be anywhere. I feel like a fugitive. It’s really bad,” said Orozco.
His case made headlines in Canada and Nicaragua in February when the Immigration and Refugee Board denied him asylum saying they didn’t believe he was gay.
His lawyer filed a motion to reopen the refugee claim. Again, he was denied.
He based his refugee claim on the fact that it is against the law to be gay in Nicaragua, where an anti-sodomy law was enacted in 1992.
STOP THE WAR!!!
(CNN) — U.S. and Iraqi officials said Wednesday that the string of suicide truck bombings that killed and wounded hundreds in villages in northern Iraq looked like the work of al Qaeda in Iraq.
“This attack — the spectacular nature of it, the complete disregard for human life, the car bombs that were used — all have a consistent profile with al Qaeda in Iraq violence,” said Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman.
An Iraqi Interior Ministry official also was adamant that the strikes were the work of al Qaeda in Iraq.
Tuesday’s attacks killed at least 200 people and wounded at least 300 others.