Ace Ventura Pet Detective (1994)

I watched the 1994 Warner Brothers comedy Ace Ventura Pet Detective on TruTV. I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve ever seen this one, and I laughed from beginning to end. Ace Ventura is played by the zany Jim Carrey (The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, The Riddler in Batman Forever, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bruce Almighty, Yes Man, Dumb and Dumber To) the Pet Detective who is hired by the Miami Dolphins’ chief publicist Melissa played by

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Glass Onion Bottle

Back in the early 17th century wine bottles were small and thin walled glass making them extremely fragile, if not impossible, to ship successfully. In the 1630’s, Dutchmen, Sir Keneim Digby and James Howell teamed up and created a method of creating a thicker glass bottle using hotter furnaces. They were originally called shaft or globe bottles and evolved into onion bottles by the 1670’s.

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Outbreak (1995)

I watched this star-studded Warner Brothers Picture Company 1995 movie Outbreak on AMC. It is a Wolfgang Peterson film (The Neverending Story, Enemy Mine, Shattered, In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, The Perfect Storm, Troy, Poseidon) which he was also executive producer and director. The movie is based on Richard Preston’s 1994 nonfiction book “The Hot Zone”. In 1967 a virus infects a whole town in the African Jungle.

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The Queen’s Gambit Part Two (SPOILERS!)

I watched The Queen’s Gambit, seven episodes, over a week or so after I would go to bed. I started getting to bed a little earlier and watching a little longer as the week progressed. It is a great series, filling in the mysteries with the flashbacks into her past. I really liked the custodian, William Shaibel, as he was not only the chess tutor but the missing dad in her life.

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The Queen’s Gambit (2020)

I watched the 7 episodes that make up the Netflix original series The Queen’s Gambit. Whether you like chess or not, I believe, you will enjoy this show. It is based on the 1983 novel of the same name by author Walter Tevis (wrote short stories and 6 novels, 3 of which were make into movies; The Hustler, The Man Who Fell To Earth and The Color of Money). The story is about a nine year old, orphaned girl, who lost her mother in a car crash, that is taken to an orphanage, learns to play chess from the janitor and becomes a prodigy.

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Tranquilizer

A tranquilizer is a drug for treatment of anxiety, agitation, fear, tension and disturbances of the mind. The term was first used by F.F. Yonkman (1953) in his studies of the drug reserpine which when given to animals showed a calming effect. The term tranquilizer is used to reference antipsychotic or neuroleptic medications. It is also a synonym for sedative.

Cloris Leachman Dies

Cloris Leachman was born in Des Moines, Iowa April 30. 1926. As a teenager she started acting in local plays and after high school went to Northwestern University where she was classmates with Paul Lynde and Charlotte Rae. She competed in 1he 1946 Miss America contest, placing in the top 16, and after that started getting offers for television and film parts. Her movie debut was in the film noir Kiss Me Deadly in 1955.

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