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The Works Of Elmore Leonard
America’s great pulp novelist died this week at the age of 87. Leonard began his lengthy and prolific career writing westerns, including the short story “Three-Ten To Yuma” was turned into a film twice. Leonard also wrote “Out Of Sight” and “Get Shorty,” both of which were made into successful films as well “Rum Punch,” which was filmed as “Jackie Brown,” directed by Quentin Tarantino. Leonard was born in New Orleans on October 11, 1925.
Dillon Day Bowls A Strike
Coach Dan Mullen recently took his Bulldogs to Bulldog Lanes in Starkville. MSU center Dillon Day was clowning at the bowling alley and it was caught on camera and spun into viral video gold.
Orange Is The New Black
This Netflix original is the latest from “Weeds” creator Jenji Kohan. And like it’s predecessor, it’s about drugs and women, although this series deals with the consequences of bad decisions, the ones that lead Piper Chapman to prison and the ones she makes behind the iron bars.
Available on Netflix
See You There — Glen Campbell
The latest album by the former Beach Boy is perhaps Campbell’s last outing. It’s a collection of some new material and hits such as “Wichita Lineman” revisited. One of the highlights, and there are several, is a re-imagined “Rhinestone Cowboy,” which is only Campbell and an electric distorted guitar. What was once an upbeat 1970s hit is now a dirge for a cowboy making his final lap around the rodeo floor, hat in hand, thanking his fans just for showing up to see an old man.
Available on iTunes