Just in case you didn't know but today is Monday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2023.
There are 272 days left in the year.
And 265 shopping days before Christmas.
Some history highlights:
Some history highlights:
- On April 3, 1973, the first handheld portable telephone was demonstrated for reporters on a New York City street corner as Motorola executive Martin Cooper called Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.
And then about 25 years later I got my very first mobile phone.
All it did was make and receive phone calls.
Now it runs everything.
When did you get your first mobile device?
- In 1882, outlaw Jesse James was shot to death in St. Joseph, Missouri, by Robert Ford, a member of James' gang.
It has been a while but I really enjoyed "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford." The movie came out in 2007 and I was a big fan of Brad Pitt but I resisted seeing the film for the longest time because it was almost 3 hours long. But I finally broke down and did it for Brad. I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I imagined. I think this was also the time I decided that there might be more to life than seeing every Brad Pitt movie.
- In 1978, at the Academy Awards, Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" was named best picture of 1977; its co-star, Diane Keaton, won best actress while Richard Dreyfuss was honored as best actor for "The Goodbye Girl."
As far as I know, I have never seen a Woody Allen film and have no plans to remedy that fact. His humor never appealed to me and I am OK with that.
- In 2014, David Letterman announced during a taping of the "Late Show" on CBS that he would retire as host in 2015.
Dave was my favorite late-night host. When he was on NBC, he did things a little differently and it really appealed to a young Mr. Shife. By the time, he moved over to CBS, I was not really watching any of the late-night talk shows but I did enjoy Craig Ferguson and Conan O'Brien when I started watching again after college.
And happy birthday to this guy:
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are doing great and I will talk to you tomorrow.
I will persevere.
I will keep moving forward.
I will be the stream.
I think I got my first cell phone in the late 90’s. I liked it when they were little. I feel the same way about David Letterman. He was the most funny when he started. I vaguely remember an afternoon show?ReplyDelete
I don't remember an afternoon show but Peg down below did.Delete
I tend to be a late adopter of new technology. I got my first cell phone, a flip phone, in 2014. I still haven't seen "The Assassination of Jesse James." I'm not that big a fan of Brad Pitt either.ReplyDelete
It's OK. You are forgiven.Delete
You got your first phone about the time I (and Hubby, and our two oldest sons) did. You might remember that plans back then had very few minutes. By the time those few minutes were divided up each of us had very few.ReplyDelete
Yep. Minutes were expensive back then. You had to call after hours to get the good rates.Delete
Seeing Adam Scott reminds me that I need to watch for the next season of "Severance." I loved that show and it had such a cliffhanger ending. I don't remember when I got my first cell phone, just that my husband thought I needed one and I didn't. Now I wouldn't be without it; it's my music player, Kindle reader, geography and word puzzle headquarters and a bit too much of my social life. Not really much of a phone at all.ReplyDelete
You reminded me that I should probably watch the first season of Severance before the second one comes out.Delete
Late 90s I got my first cell phone, and I had a makes-and-gets-calls-only phone for many many years until breaking down in 2017 and getting a Smartphone. am a Luddite and late to every technology party.ReplyDelete
I saw one Woody Allen movie and for the life of me I cannot remember the name; must have been really good [sarcasm font/]
There was no one like Dave and I doubt there ever will be one; I haven't watched a late night show since his ended.
Keep on truckin' through the Month of Daily Posts!
But you are my favorite Luddite, Bob.Delete
When my son updated his cell phone, a flip phone he got about 2003 when he was in high school he gave it to my husband who carried it for about 10 years. I have a straight talk smart phone that I have probably had for 2 or 3 years. We just rented our first movie on Amazon prime. We will never be at the forefront, technologically speaking.ReplyDelete
Go, Debby, go!!Delete
I was behind the curve. I don't think I got my first cellphone until 2003 or 2004. It was a simple flip phone and soon after or already at the time, people were getting their first smartphones. It really didn't change me life, unlike the smart phone that I got in 2009 did.ReplyDelete
I know I've watched that Brad Pitt movie but can't remember a thing about it. It must not have made an impact on my mind though I have read several historical books about Jessie James, especially since he lived not far from where I grew up.
I never watched David Letterman or any late night host for awhile. I blame the combination of not having a television until I was in my 20's to being raised up on a farm where late nights were staying up until 9 pm.
I don't know if it is a boy thing romanticizing the Old West but Jesse James was pretty popular back in the day.Delete
I tend to think Tom Cruise movies are worth seeing. I don't think I have seen everyone though.ReplyDelete
I like most of his stuff, Bathwater.Delete
I got my very first mobile phone 2 years ago. lol I was 51.ReplyDelete
You are not a trend setter, Mary. =)Delete
Okay I adored David Letterman! And his daytime show I talk about a lot and no one has seen it. My Dog Bob segments were a favorite. And Craig Ferguson and Sid, the cussing bunny. Ah that brought back lots of late nite giggles thanks!!!ReplyDelete
Did we just become best friends?Delete
Johnny Carson was my favorite late night talk host. I saw him in Las Vegas in the 70s and he was wonderful. I don't think I've watched a late night show since he retired.ReplyDelete
I used to watch a lot of old Carson highlights when I was a teenager. He was an entertaining and funny man.Delete
Woody Allen is not my cup of tea at all either. I got my first phone in the early 2000s. I am still using a flip phone because all I want it for is calling and texting. The smartphones are too tiny for me to see anything on them with my elderly eyes, lolReplyDelete
I miss David Letterman sooooooooooooooo much.ReplyDelete
I can't remember where or when I got my first cell phone but I'm pretty sure it was a Nokia. Never liked Woody Allen movies either.ReplyDelete