A Message From The Creator

A Message From The Creator

Inspiration Of Womanhood: 30 Reasons Being A Woman Is Awesome

Inspiration Of Womanhood: 30 Reasons Being A Woman Is Awesome

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Marlo Thomas

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Marlo Thomas

Inspiration Of A Film Legend: Ernest Borgnine

Inspiration Of A Film Legend: Ernest Borgnine

A Message From The Creator

If you don’t know where you are going,
you’ll end up someplace else.

-Yogi Berra

Inspiration Of Womanhood: 30 Reasons Being A Woman Is Awesome

1. Women live longer.

2. Women are more likely to survive melanoma.

3. Women have excellent communication skills.

4. Nancy Drew was chick.

5. Women enjoy a wide variety of wardrobe choices.

6. Women are more likely to remember where they put their keys.

7. Women don’t have to sweat through a three piece suit during a hot July wedding.

8. Multiple orgasms.

9. The feeling of a maxi skirt on the legs on a breezy summer day is the best.

10. Women don’t have to wait as long to reach their sexual peak.

11. Women are better leaders.

12. Women tend to enjoy a wide variety of hair styles and dyeing options.

13. Women wrote the most successful book franchises of our time.

14. Balding is seldom a major concern.

15. Sex toys for women sometimes beats the real thing.

16. Women own their feelings.

17. Women are more likely to survive critical accidents.

18. Women are more likely to have graduated from college by age 22.

19. Women remember nicer things.

20. Women are less likely to get severe acne as teens.

21. The largest landowner is a woman.

22. Women look slightly less awkward in many ice dancing costumes.

23. No women had to wear feathered pants.

24. Car insurance is cheaper for women.

25. Only women can compete in rhythmic gymnastics.

26. David Guetta is not one.

27. Women pop stars have much more interesting outfits.

28. Women can be for appendages without being athletes.

29. Women can where their boyfriend’s clothes.

30. And lastly, being a women is great because Beyonce is one.

Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Marlo Thomas

Born in Michigan in 1937, actress Marlo Thomas is best remembered for her starring roles in 1970s television hitsThat Girl and Free to Be…You and Me. She married fellow television producer Phil Donahue in 1980 and worked actively for charity at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee–which was founded by her father.

Actress, born Margaret Thomas on November 21, 1938, in Deerfield, Michigan,a suburb of Detroit. One of three children of entertainer Danny Thomas andhis wife Rosie. She has a brother, Tony, and a sister, Terre. The children were all raised in Hollywood.

An ebullient, perky brunette, Thomas was best known for her starring rolein the TV sitcom That Girl (1966-1971), in which she played an aspiring actress and model, Ann Marie, a woman learning to make it on herown in New York City with a little help from her red-haired boyfriend,Donald Hollinger (Ted Bessell), and her father, Lou Marie (Lew Parker).

Thomas began her acting career after graduating college and a short stintas a teacher. She made appearances on early 1960s TV shows such as TheMany Loves of Dobie GillisThrillerZane Grey TheaterThe Joey Bishop ShowBonanzaMcHale’s Navy,TheDonna Reed Show, and Ben Casey.

After That Girl ended in 1971, Thomas produced and starred in thechildren’s TV special Free to Be…You and Me (1974), for which shewon an Emmy Award. She won a Best Actress Emmy Award in 1986 for another special, Nobody’s Child. In 1974 she made her Broadway debut in theHerb Gardner play Thieves, and appeared in the film version in1977. She also appeared in Mike Nichols‘s 1986 production of SocialSecurity, with Ron Silver. She occasionally appears as a guest star onthe TV sitcom Friends.

Thomas married talk show host Phil Donahue in 1980. She isactive in charity work for her late father’s favorite cause, the St. Jude’sChildren’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, which he founded.


Inspiration Of A Film Legend: Ernest Borgnine

I just want to take a moment to pay tribute to an Oscar Winning Film Star. RIP, Ernest Borgnine.

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times

Ernest Borgnine, who delivered an Academy Award-winning performance as the lonely Bronx butcher looking for love in the 1955 drama “Marty” and displayed his comic side in the 1960s as the star of the popular TV sitcom “McHale’s Navy,” has died. He was 95.

Borgnine died Sunday of apparent kidney failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his longtime publicist, Harry Flynn, told The Times. Borgnine went into the hospital “a couple of days ago” for a checkup, Flynn said.

Audiences first took notice of the stocky, gap-toothed Borgnine in the 1953 movie “From Here to Eternity,” in which he played “Fatso” Judson, the sadistic stockade sergeant of the guard who viciously beats up Frank Sinatra’s Pvt. Angelo Maggio in the adaptation of James Jones’ acclaimed novel depicting Army life in Hawaii before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The role moved Borgnine into the top echelon of movie villains in films such as “Vera Cruz” and “Bad Day at Black Rock.”

But then came the title role in “Marty,” the 1955 film version of Paddy Chayefsky’s original TV play about a sensitive Italian American bachelor butcher who longs for more than simply hanging out with his pals on Saturday night.

“Well, waddaya feel like doing tonight?” Marty’s best friend, Angie, played by Joe Mantell, asks in the movie’s often-quoted exchange.

“I don’t know, Ang’, wadda you feel like doing?” Marty replies.

Borgnine’s sensitive portrayal of the self-described “fat ugly man” not only earned him an Oscar for best actor, but the movie also won Academy Awards for Chayefsky and director Delbert Mann, as well as the best picture Oscar.

In a film career that began in 1951, Borgnine appeared in more than 115 movies, including “Johnny Guitar,” “Demetrius and the Gladiators,” “The Flight of the Phoenix,” “The Oscar,” “The Dirty Dozen,””The Wild Bunch,””Willard,” “The Poseidon Adventure” and “Emperor of the North.”

From 1962 to 1966, he played the title role in the ABC sitcom “McHale’s Navy.” As the regulation-breaking commander of a PT boat in the South Pacific during World War II, Borgnine was pitted against the constantly frustrated Capt. Binghamton (played by Joe Flynn). Tim Conway played McHale’s bumbling sidekick, Ensign Charles Parker.

Born Ermes Effron Borgnino in Hamden, Conn., on Jan. 24, 1917, Borgnine was the son of Italian immigrants. His parents separated when he was 2, and his mother took him to live in Italy, returning after a few years.

Borgnine graduated from New Haven High School in 1935, then worked a few weeks as a vegetable truck driver before enlisting in the Navy as an apprentice seaman. He was discharged two months before the attack on Pearl Harbor and promptly reenlisted. He spent the war as a gunner’s mate on a destroyer.

After his discharge, Borgnine returned home, unsure of what he was going to do.

Finally, his mother suggested he give acting a shot. After all, she told him, “You’re always making a fool of yourself in front of people.”

After six months of study at the Randall School of Dramatic Art in Hartford, Conn., on the GI Bill, Borgnine got a job at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va., working behind the scenes before finally landing a $30-a-week acting spot in the theater’s road company.

“We kept 14 shows in our heads all the time,” he told Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper in 1956. “We’d go from ‘John Loves Mary’ to ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ — what training! Dramatic school is OK, but the road is where you learn.”

He continued his acting apprenticeship over the next four years, including making his Broadway debut playing the hospital attendant in”Harvey.”

More stage work followed, supplemented by television appearances, including playing a villain on the science fiction series “Captain Video and His Video Rangers.”

Borgnine made his motion picture debut in 1951, appearing in three films: “China Corsair,” “The Whistle at Eaton Falls” and “The Mob.” But he was unemployed in New York when the call came to play his next film role: Fatso Judson in “From Here to Eternity.”

Borgnine made a convincingly menacing Fatso — so much so that when young Frank Sinatra Jr. saw the movie for the first time, Borgnine later told The Times, “He looked at it and said, ‘Dad, when I meet that man, I am going to kill him.’ And his father said, ‘No. When you meet that man, you put your arms around him and kiss him. He helped me win an Academy Award!’ ”

Borgnine was on location in Lone Pine, Calif., playing another menacing heavy, this time in “Bad Day at Black Rock,” when director Mann and writer Chayefsky flew up to have him read for the lead in “Marty.”

As Borgnine recalled during a panel discussion at the Lone Pine Film Festival in 1999, he met with Mann and Chayefsky in his hotel room.

“The very first thing when we started reading, Paddy Chayefsky said, ‘Hold it! Hold it!’ I said, ‘What’s the matter?’ He said, ‘You’re doing it with a western twang.’ ‘OK,’ I said, ‘wait a minute.’ I threw off my hat, kicked off my boots and I went at it.

“Paddy was reading all the other parts and Delbert was stretched across my bed, listening, and we came to the part where my mother says, ‘Put on your blue suit or your gray suit and go down to the dance hall; there are a lot of tomatoes there.’ And I said, ‘Mom, you don’t understand. I’m just an ugly, ugly man,’ and I turned away and tears were coming out.

“And I looked back and Paddy Chayefsky had tears in his eyes and Delbert was wiping tears from his face, and inwardly I said, ‘I got it!'”

“Marty” proved to be both an artistic and commercial success.

Life magazine called Borgnine’s characterization of the lonely butcher who falls in love with an equally plain and lonely schoolteacher (played by Betsy Blair) “one of the most successful pieces of movie casting so far this year.”

New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther wrote that Borgnine’s Oscar-winning performance was “a beautiful blend of the crude and the strangely gentle and sensitive in a monosyllabic man.”

In the wake of “Marty,” Borgnine played an Amish farmer in “Violent Saturday,” a prizefight promoter in “The Square Jungle,” a rancher in “Jubal” and a Bronx taxi driver (opposite Bette Davis) in “The Catered Affair.”

But he was soon back in front of the cameras playing another heavy, this time the villainous Norse chief in “The Vikings,” a 1958 film co-starring Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis.

“After ‘From Here to Eternity,’ I decided to steer away from heavies, but here I’m playing one again,” he told The Times at the time.

“I made the original decision after some young Bronx characters almost took me apart. ‘You’re the guy that killed Sinatra,’ a group yelled at me one day in New York, and it looked bad until I spoke soothingly to them in Italian — a language they understood. ‘Fellows, it was just a picture,’ I said. They were so intrigued that I spoke Italian, they let me go.”

Borgnine later made numerous television guest shots as well as appearances in TV movies and miniseries.

In the short-lived 1970 series “Future Cop,” he starred with John Amos as veteran policemen whose new partner is a biosynthetic computerized android.

And he played Jan-Michael Vincent’s older war buddy, Dominic Santini, on “Airwolf,” a mid-1980s CBS adventure series about a high-tech attack helicopter.

In 1995, Borgnine was back in series television playing a friendly, pasta-loving doorman on “The Single Guy,” which ran for two seasons on NBC. He also was the longtime voice of Mermaid Man on the animated TV series “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

Off-screen, Borgnine has been described as soft-spoken and affable — a simple, unassuming, average man.

Beginning in the late 1980s, when he wasn’t working, he traveled the country in a custom-made bus dubbed the Sunbum. In 2001, at age 84, he had just completed his latest trip to Alaska.

“I find it terribly relaxing,” he told The Times in 1996. “It’s like driving a big car. You see everything. The minute you get out of the cities, it’s wonderful. You become part of America.”

When Borgnine received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2011, his career in front of the camera had spanned six decades. And at age 94, the venerable actor was still going strong.

As he said in 2008 when he received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance as a retired song-and-dance man in the TV-movie “A Grandpa for Christmas”: “You die on the vine if you just sit down in a chair and get old. The idea is to get up out of the chair and go out there and hustle.”

Borgnine was married five times, including to actress Katy Jurado from 1959 to 1964, and briefly to Broadway musical star Ethel Merman in 1964.

In 1973 he married his Norwegian-born fifth wife, Tova, who became head of her own cosmetics company.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Nancee, Cristofer and Sharon Borgnine and David Johnson; six grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Velardi.

Services will be private.

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