Olympic Basketball Game: The golden boys squeak by Spain



I just tuned into the Olympic basketball final. Spain VS USA. Although I am patriotic and all I’m enjoying our overpriced basketball players having to sweat.

Is it fair that they can live in mansions, and live the good life because they can play basketball? (Okay, Lebron was in Cleveland, and went to Miami. But, I don’t blame him. Those winters in Miami are much more pleasant than the winters in Cleveland.)  Besides, they got him when he was barely out of high school.

But I do like watching Lebron and Kobe making  the baskets.  Since I’m not a big basketball fan, I don’t know about some of the other guys.

What can they give these guys that they don’t already have if they win? A gold medal?

I guess we have to  pay our gladiators big bucks.

7 point win over Spain!

Am I too critical? Sour grapes? (I don’t live anything close to a extravagant life style) Do you think those guys hearts were in the game? Tell me what you think? I really want to know!

English: LeBron James playing with the Clevela...

English: LeBron James playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Guys and Dolls: The 1955 Movie: They don’t make em like that anymore!

Guys and Dolls (film)

Guys and Dolls (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio Theater ―a palatial old refurbished theater—plays old movies in the summer. Sometimes, it is fun to watch the old movies in a big beautiful theater with a big screen. It’s usually fun to watch them with other people too.  Chances are, they’ll be your age. In this particular theater there is a fine musician playing the organ before the show and during intermission

I had seen the musical, Guys and Dolls,  in various school productions, and even in a semi-professional theater when I was a teenager.  I knew all the words to all the songs, and I don’t even recall consciously learning them.

I enjoyed this movie. First of all, there was a young Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, and Jeanne Simmons. They all had chemistry and stage presence that popped out from the screen. It also starred Vivian Blaine, Stubby Kaye, and Sheldon Leonard.

The choreography, scenery, costumes and acting were good enough to make me forget it was 2012.

It really brought back the old days. Another time with old over-sized cars, men wearing actual hats, and women wearing dresses.

The main characters even took a trip to Havana, Cuba, to have a romantic interlude. There were no bedroom scenes, only a kiss.

It  portrayed Jean Simmon’s character as being very naive. Luckily, women’s roles have changed in 45 years.  Her character didn’t know that milk laced with alcohol would get her drunk. Maybe there are still naive women like that out there, but I doubt it.

There was also nothing but white actors in the movie. Back in those days, the races didn’t mix. In that respect, times are better.

it proved to be a very sentimental escape from me. It brought back memories of my childhood and family. It brought back the days when my life was ahead of me, and I could fantasize about what would happen to me when I grew up.  It was fun to connect with my true inner child.

If you get a chance to rent this movie, turn off the lights, and maybe you’ll go back in time too.  Sometimes, it’s fun to revisit the past. You never know what memories might surface.

What’s wrong with the Olympic Committee?

Israeli hostages Kehat Shorr (left) and Andre ...

Israeli hostages Kehat Shorr (left) and Andre Spitzer (right) talk to German officials during the hostage crisis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remembering the 1972 Israeli athletes that were murdered 40 years ago

Mark Lavin  18

Eliezer Halfin  24

David Berger 28

Yossef Romano 3l

Andre Spitzer 27

Mose Weinberg 33

Ze-ev Friedmann   28

Amitzur Shapira27

Yossef Gugfreund 40

Yakove Springer 51

Kehott Shorr 53

I remember when the  Israeli athletes were murdered 40 years ago. I was a young woman still living with my parents.

My mother was interested in the Israelis because her doctor’s son, David Berger, was a part of the delegation. He’d made the Israeli team.

The winner of 7 medals in swimming, Mark Spitz, was Jewish. Everyone was afraid they’d get him too.

I also remember when all of them were shot. My mom screamed, “Oh, I thought they were going to let them go!” She was truly heartbroken. None of us could believe it. The irony was that the murderers had picked Germany, the site of the Holocaust.

Although there was a short tribute, the Olympic Committee didn’t stop the games for the rest of the time left. They continued as if nothing happened.

And now they’re not giving them a few seconds of silence?

Maybe they didn’t want to start something. Maybe they were afraid they were going to offend all the Jew hater countries.

It was criminal they didn’t stop the games after they were murdered, and it’s criminal that they won’t give them a few seconds of silence now.