Saturday, January 29, 2011

JUST FOR FUN

 

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FRANCOAND HATHAWAY PREPARE TO HOST ACADEMIES

 

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway have appeared in some ads to promote the upcoming 83rd Annual Academy Awards. The first video is not quite impressive, showing them practicing the best way to say their promotional lines but the actress still feels she is not good enough at the end.

The other promo video is funnier as it follows them preparing for the worst possible live-show disasters. The "127 Hours" star, who is nominated for Best Lead Actor at the show, lets his co-host fall during a dance mishap, but he comes to Hathaway's rescue when she has a wardrobe malfunction on stage.

DREAMING OF … SNAKES

 

To see a lone snake and feel threatened by it shows that you have a bad enemy that is working against you, it also a warning against bodily harm from an enemy.

To dream of many snakes in a pit is the foreboding of much bad luck in love or business.

Should you overcome and kill a threatening snake in your dream shows that you will overcome your adversary and win out.

MORE GLORIOUS CUPCAKES

 

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EXPENSIVE FOUNTAIN PENS

 

CREW 60TH White Gold – Tebaldi fountain pens

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Price: $43,000

TIBALDI Pens CREW 60TH are a landmark in pen making history with Bentley, the automobile giant creating its own handcrafted pen sets in association with the world’s best Italian luxury designer pen maker, Tebaldi.

These expensive Tebaldi for Bentley pens have a two-tone 18-carat yellow gold nib covered in rhodium and ruthenium. The pen’s barrel has the fine finish identical to Bentley’s dashboard. This finish was first used in Bentley’s earliest car with a technique called engine tuning. The pen’s cap and upper and lower barrel parts are knurled for a good grip while writing for the executive.

You can see the level of ink through the transparent window of the Tebaldi for Bentley pens. A handmade tie shaped clip on the pen marks Tebaldi’s signature.

The Tebaldi for Bentley Crewe 60th white gold fountain pen collection is a limited edition of 40 solid white gold fountain pens

LANGUAGE TRIVIA ... THROWING HAT IN THE RING

 

The term "throw one's hat in the ring" comes from boxing, where throwing a hat into the ring once signified a challenge. Today it nearly always signifies political candidacy.

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REMINISCING … BRITT EKLAND

 

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Britt Ekland - a Swedish actress long resident in the United Kingdom  who is best known for her roles as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun, and in the British cult horror film The Wicker Man, as well as her marriage to actor Peter Sellers, and her high-profile social life.

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Ekland was the leading Bond girl in the 1974 James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun.

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Other notable film appearances include The Night They Raided Minsky's, Baxter, The Double Man, Get Carter. In the 1999 BBC television series I Love the '70s she hosted the 1971 episode in homage to her role as "Anna" in the film, and the 1973 cult film The Wicker Man for which her voice was dubbed to disguise her Swedish-accented English.

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SUPERSTITIONS … ACORNS

 

An acorn should be carried to bring luck and ensure a long life.

An acorn at the window will keep lightning out

FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD?

 

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A COLLECTION OF CUTE SAYINGS

 

In 1989, Michael J. Irvin distributed the following brief collection of cute sayings:

• A closed mouth gathers no feet.

• A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.

• A penny saved is ridiculous.

• All that glitters has a high refractive index.

• Any small object when dropped will hide under a larger object.

• Of the choice of two evils, I pick the one I've never tried before.

• Death is Nature's way of saying, "Slow down."

• Don't force it; get a larger hammer.

• Don't hate yourself in the morning—sleep till noon.

• Drive defensively—buy a tank.

• Entropy isn't what it used to be.

• Fairy tales: horror stories for children, to get them used to reality.

• Familiarity breeds children.

• History does not repeat itself; historians merely repeat each other.

• It's not hard to meet expenses; they're everywhere.

• Lynch's Law: When the going gets tough, everyone leaves.

• Mediocrity thrives on standardization.

• Never lick a gift horse in the mouth.

• Old MacDonald had an agricultural real estate tax abatement.

• "Reality"—the only obstacle to happiness.

• The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

• The road to success is always under construction.

• Those who can't write, write Help files.

• To err is human; to really foul things up requires a computer.

• Today is the last day of your life so far.

• When all else fails, read the instructions.

• When in doubt, don't bother.

FAT MAKING CENTRAL HEATING

 

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Central heating can make you fat. Experts say many of us now keep our homes so cozy that we no longer have to burn as many calories to naturally warm up our bodies. Even when we do venture out, it is often via heated cars to offices and workplaces where the temperature is carefully controlled.

If the body is already warm it does not need to convert a brown fat known as adipose tissue into energy to generate heat. This latest study suggested that prolonged exposure to comfortable warm temperatures may permanently reduce the body’s ability to burn this brown fat.

TRIVIA BITS ... COLOURED STATUES

 

Until the time of Michelangelo, many sculptors colored their statues, and most from ancient Greece and Rome at one time had been painted or “polychromed.” Over the course of years, rain washed the colors off the marble.

ANOTHER MARILYN MOMENT

 

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JUDI DENCH COMFIRMED TO PLAY M

 

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Dame Judi Dench has confirmed she'll be back as James Bond's boss in the much-anticipated 23rd 007 adventure "Bond 23". The British thespian has played MI6 boss M in six Bond films and she'll return for her seventh this year.

She says, "I'm looking forward hugely to working with Daniel (Craig) again and with (director) Sam Mendes, who I've only ever worked with in the theatre." The new Bond film is expected to go into production later this year and will hit cinemas in November, 2012.

QUOTABLES

 

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Friday, January 28, 2011

JUST FOR FUN

 

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AN IMAGE CHANGE FOR RUPERT GRINT?

 

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Actor Rupert Grint is planning to follow his "Harry Potter" co-star Emma Watson's lead by completely changing his image to mark the end of the wizard franchise.

The stars wrapped filming on the final instalment of the movie series last year and Watson celebrated by chopping off her locks to sport a long-desired pixie crop.

And Grint is also planning a drastic transformation.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I'm going to shave off my hair or at least dye it. People always recognize me because of this hair"

THIS WORLD … BIRDS

 

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TRIVIA BITS … ATLANTIC CHARTER

 

The Atlantic Charter (1942) had four ambitions: to promote democratic government, to encourage free trade, to support a fair distribution of prosperity and to facilitate arms reduction.

MOVIE ADAPTATION OF “GIRLS LIKE US”

 

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Writer/Director John Sayles has signed on to adapt Girls Like Us: The Story Of Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell And Carole King into an upcoming major motion picture for Sony Pictures. The 2008 book wowed critics for it’s in-depth study of the women’s careers and placement in the singer-songwriter movement.

MOVIE TRIVIA … LAST CINEMA RELEASES

 

Bette Davis   1989  Wicked Stepmother

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Synopsis:
A family discovers that an aged stepmother is actually a witch. Davis walked off the film shortly before she died, and was replaced by Carrera. Davis's move was wise; the result is dismal, and would have been had she stayed. As it is the viewer wonders: How come the stepmother isn't Davis anymore? Davis's unfortunate last role.

Marlene Dietrich  1978  Just a Gigolo

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Synopsis:
Bowie stars in this unusual melodrama about a Prussian war vet turned male prostitute. He spends most of his time working for the sexiest of women. Splendid cast, but a bit incoherent.

Errol Flynn   1959  Cuban Rebel Girls

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Written and narrated by Flynn, who was sympathetic to Fidel Castro at the time, the film is a semi-documentary. It is filmed in black and white with a screen time of 68 minutes. The storyline follows a group of mercenaries helping Castro against Fulgencio Batista.

COOL IMAGES

 

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DREAMING OF … A DECEASED PERSON

 

If you should dream of a deceased person and this person speaks only to you, pay close attention to what the spirit is telling you as it could be very important to you.

To dream of seeing a deceased person is normally a dream of warning, and it tells you that the influences around you at this time do not bode well for your affairs, and you should not enter into any binding contracts or verbal agreements.

A TIME TO DO NOTHING!

 

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A new website Do Nothing For 2 Minutes.com is challenging you to do absolutely nothing, for two whole minutes.

The site shows a photograph of the ocean at sunset and plays the sound of waves crashing on a beach. It advises: “Just relax and listen to the waves. Don’t touch your mouse or keyboard.”

If you don’t follow the instructions and begin to fidget, type, scroll, or move your mouse, the two-minute timer resets itself and a red “FAIL” appears on the screen. Check it out: http://www.donothingfor2minutes.com

VINTAGE … NEW YORK 1950

 

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“HOBBIT” DELAYED DUE TO JACKSON SURGERY

 

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Director Peter Jackson has undergone surgery for a perforated ulcer after he was admitted to hospital with acute stomach pains on Wednesday, January 26. The moviemaker, who is in his native New Zealand, began suffering discomfort earlier this week and on Wednesday he checked into Wellington Hospital.

He underwent an operation to treat a perforated ulcer and is now resting comfortably, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Production on the highly-anticipated "Lord of the Rings prequel", "The Hobbit", will be postponed to allow Jackson to make a full recovery.

LANGUAGE TRIVIA ...BOWIE KNIFE

 

James Bowie (1790-1836) was an American pioneer who invented the curved sheath knife named after him. He was killed at the Battle of the Alamo.

AT THE BEACH

 

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MORE OBJECTS YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE

 

Just for that corner in your room that needs some focus!

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QUOTABLES

 

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

JUST FOR FUN

 

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JET LI IS NOW SINGAPOREAN CITIZEN

 

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Chinese movie star Jet Li has become a Singaporean citizen. The kung fu legend was born in Beijing, China, but has held an American passport for the last two decades.

He has settled in Singapore in recent years and has now confirmed he's become an official citizen of the Asian country so his children can benefit from the education system which teaches both English and Mandarin to Chinese students.