A Sunday Morning Laugh with Leonard Nimoy

While writing this I am currently watching the Syfy network’s tribute to Leonard Nimoy. I am sure it is the first of many tributes different cable networks will air and I will most likely watch many of them,

The passing of a star does not normally impact me, their manner of death may shock me but I don’t usually have a strong emotional response. I am not prone to hero worship or celebrity admiration, yet the loss of Leonard Nimoy evoked in me a sense of profound sadness.

The irony of this sadness I felt when I first heard the news of the passing of the man whose iconic role was the logic driven Vulcan, Mr. Spock, is ,of course, not lost on me.

The only other celebrity whose passing had the same effect on me was author Robert B Parker, best known for his Spenser and Jesse Stone novels. I am proud to say I have read them all and many of his other works. There may be a stray Sunny Randall novel I missed but I have read nearly all his works.

Leonard Nimoy was indeed more than an actor, he was an author and a director. He happened to direct one of my favorite comedies “Three Men and a Baby.”

As is my nature, it is time to confront sadness with laughter. Here is Leonard Nimoy explaining how William Shatner stole his bike:

 

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Governor Mike Pence’s Ronald Reagan Dinner Keynote Address

For the third straight year Rand Paul has won the CPAC straw poll which means absolutely nothing. I said this year I wasn’t going to post the numerous speeches at this year’s conference but I would post those speeches I felt stood out.

While I have not agreed with everything Governor Pence has said or done, it can’t be denied he has been a successful governor:

Democrats may not like Pence, but a clear majority of Hoosiers think otherwise. The governor is sitting on good poll numbers as he enters his third year in office. The Bowen Center for Public Affairs 2014 Hoosier survey has Pence’s approval ratings at 62 percent. A poll by the Indiana Association of Realtors had the governor at 60 percent. Americans for Prosperity had Pence at 66 percent. And even a poll late last year by the Indiana State Teachers Association, Pence’s arch enemies, had 50 percent of Hoosiers thinking the state was on the right track

Sounds like a candidate for 2016

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RIP Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015

As many of you may know, like many of my generation I am a trekkie. I had read about Leonard Nimoy being hospitalized the other day and it was what prompted me to use the ending of this scene in my previous post.

Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but he will always live long and proper in our memories:

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