Showing posts with label mind-easers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mind-easers. Show all posts

Saturday, July 18, 2015

From Bela Lugosi to Tina Fey

By Screenshot from "Internet Archive" of the movie Dracula (1931)
(http://www.archive.org/details/Dracula1931-Trailer) [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
Blogger friend Birgit of BB Creations is a movie maven. (I don't know anyone else who has seen Start the Revolution Without Me.) Several days ago, she did a post around the concept of six degrees of separation. Within five moves, she connected Strangers on a Train to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure in five moves.  Check out the post yourself.

After reading Birgit's post, I wondered if you could connect any two actors within six moves.  Bela Lugosi and Tina Fey, for instance.  Birgit made the connection, but she's giving me a chance to make my connection before unveiling hers. If she hadn't, I probably wouldn't.  Researching the question was fun and didn't take as long as I thought it would. 

So, here you go: How Bela Lugosi and Tina Fey are connected.

1. Bela Lugosi and Greta Garbo co-starred in Ninotchka.

2.  Greta Garbo was in Grand Hotel with Joan Crawford.

3. Joan Crawford starred in "Eyes", an episode on Night Gallery, which was directed by Steven Spielberg.

4. Steven Spielberg directed Lincoln, in which Joseph Gordon Leavitt portrayed Robert Todd Lincoln.

5. Joseph Gordon Leavitt played an uncredited cameo bit in The Brothers Bloom starring Mark Ruffalo.

6. Mark Ruffalo had a role in Date Night starring Tina Fey

BINGO!

Monday, February 16, 2015

"Gone" for the Day


Does anyone put up a "Gone Fishing" sign anymore?

I think it's a good idea to check out now and then. So, I'm posting my sign. Hopefully, I'll get some good reading done. See ya tomorrow.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Sunday Riddle


I've got something short and sweet for you today. And, hopefully, amusing.  Here's the first riddle I ever memorized, way back in fourth grade!

What colors do you paint the sun and the wind?
Answer: The sun rose and the wind blue
 Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

If I repeated myself, oh well. That's what comes of being another year deeper in senior citizenry.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What Decorating Style Do You Have?

Ever wondered what your design style might be? In terms of decorating your home, that is.

By way of How about Orange (a really fun blog), I came across the fun quiz at the Ethan Allen Web site that tests your decorating style.

My result was something called Global. The formal way of saying eccentric, eclectic, hippie, whatever-floats-my-boat. Ha! Nice to know my style is consistent over the years.

Want to check out where you stand? Clickity-click here.

I'd love to hear your results. Did they surprise you?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Great Big LOL!

Do I have a mind-easer for you? 

It's the "Screamin' Bean" game by Simon Panrucker.  You may never look at beans the same way again. Here's the link.

Thanks to Jessica Jones of How About Orange for bringing it to my attention.

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Mind Easer

I used to iron a lot, but it wasn't because I had a lot of clothes to press. Well, there was that. I liked ironing because it kept my body busy and focused while my mind aimlessly thought away at nothing and everything.  Nowadays  I play a game of Jungle Jewels or some other game that destroys virtual bunches of jewels or bubbles. Unfortunately, I'm getting pains in my wrist and forearm from playing them.  Bummer.

But guess what? I found a mind easer that actually gets me back to writing sooner than later, and I can listen to the results of  the game as I work. It is called the Raindrop Melody Maker by Lullatone.com. You click on different raindrops to create  your own music. Here's the link.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Want to Take a CIA Personality Quiz?

Do you think you have the right personality to work for the CIA?

No, not the Culinary Institute of America.

The CIA! The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

The CIA has a personality quiz on its Web site that anyone can take. Want to give it a try?

Click here: CIA Personality Quiz

The result to my answers: Impressive Mastermind. Hooo Boy!