NEVER TELL ME THE ODDS
Now Imagine This Scene Without Music.
If You Can't, Turn Down The Sound
Makes quite a difference, doesn't it?
On this day in 1977, STAR WARS opened.
And no studio executive ever gave 100% of the merchandising rights
to a film-maker to work cheaply ever again!
The incredible success of Star Wars:
It received seven Oscars, and earned $461 million in U.S. ticket sales
and a gross of close to $800 million worldwide
began with an extensive, coordinated marketing push
by Lucas and his studio, 20th Century Fox, months before the movie’s release date.
“It wasn’t like a movie opening,” actress Carrie Fisher, who played rebel leader Princess Leia,
later told Time magazine. “It was like an earthquake.”
Also on this day in 1861, Abraham Lincoln suspends the Writ of Habeas Corpus one month into the Civil War.
Imagine if Trump did the same, citing the increasing war terrorists are waging against us.
When we rescind the rule of law for whatever reason,
we tumble rudderless in our actions
and end up with blood feuds that end in senseless tragedies like Manchester.
I have not mentioned the cowardly slaughter at Manchester earlier,
for I believe that Social Media can unintentionally aid terrorists by fanning the flames of fear for them.
On this day in 1895, poor Oscar Wilde is sent to prison for indecency.
I "corrected" this travesty of justice in my two historical fantasies,
DEATH IN THE HOUSE OF LIFE and THE STARS BLEED AT MIDNIGHT
Both of which also deal with mummies, ancient Egypt, and awakened evil.
Lastly (Hibbs forced me to include this)
On this day in 1975, the Grizzly Bear is classified as a threatened species!
What Does Today's Date
Bring To Mind In Your Life?