Saturday, June 25, 2011

PETER FALK PASSES

 

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Actor Peter Falk, known to millions as the rumpled star of television crime drama "Columbo," has died, KTLA.com reports. The actor was 83.

He reportedly was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Falk first played Lieutenant Columbo (his first name was never clearly announced, though one badge image lists it as "Frank") in a 1968 TV movie. Its popularity led to a second film and then to the series, which ran from 1971 to 1978. Even after the show was cancelled, Falk would play the laid-back detective in "Columbo" TV movies.

Falk also starred in 1965's "The Great Race," 1963's "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," and played the grandfather and narrator in 1987's "The Princess Bride," with a young Fred Savage as his grandson.

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“FOOTLOOSE” TRAILER RELEASED

 

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Writer/Director Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow," "Black Snake Moan") delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, "Footloose." Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont's local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister's troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.

LIAM BURROWS … “COME FLY WITH ME”

 

And it is into the semi finals on Australia’s Got Talent 2011.

Liam Burrows again showed his magnificent crooning  talent with “Come Fly With Me”.

VINTAGE …. ALPHABETIC LETTERS

 

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AMAZING DUBAI FOUNTAIN SHOW

 

Amazing Dubai Fountain Show "Time to Say Goodbye" - Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman.

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PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA

 

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Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

These beautiful lakes are situated in the National Park of Croatia in the mountainous region of Lika.

The lake is surrounded by three mountains as shown in the above picture, namely; Dinaric Alps, Plejesvica Mountain and Mala Kapela Mountain. This lake site has lakes, mountains, caves and waterfalls.

Mountains separate 16 lakes in upper and lower clusters. Lakes have distinct colours ranging from azure to green, blue or grey.

This lake is an amazing and breathtaking example of natural beauty and a piece of heaven on earth.

MORE “2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY” TRIVIA

 

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Stanley Kubrick initially approached Arthur C. Clarke by saying that he wanted to make "the proverbial good science-fiction movie".

Clarke suggested that his story "The Sentinel" (1948) about finding an alien artefact on the moon, would provide a suitable premise. Clarke had written it for a BBC competition, but it didn't even make the shortlist. The movie's opening scene has elements in common with Clarke's story "Encounter at Dawn," and the ending is arguably related to his beloved novel "Childhood's End."

The screenplay was written primarily by Kubrick and the novel primarily by Clarke, each working simultaneously and also providing feedback to the other. As the story went through many revisions, changes in the novel were taken over into the screenplay and vice versa.

The official records say that the screenplay was written in 58 days (13 October 1965-9 December 1965). Shooting began with the "Monolith on the Moon" scene on 29 December 1965. It was undecided whether film or novel would be released first; in the end it was the film. Kubrick was to have been credited as second author of the novel, but in the end was not. It is believed that Kubrick deliberately withheld his approval of the novel as to not hurt the release of the film.

MAC-CUSSION – MORE OF AUSTRALIA’S TALENT

 

From the semi-finals, a very different act from some very dedicated percussionists.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

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LIGHT RAYS

 

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DISCOVERING … LANA TURNER

 

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She was observed in Currie’s Ice Cream Parlour across the street from Hollywood High School in January 1936. Billy Wilkerson, editor of the Hollywood Reporter, approached her while she was drinking a Coke.

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LANGUAGE TRIVIA .... BREGMA

 

When a baby is born, it has a soft spot on the top of its head where the bones of the skull have not, yet grown together.

This place is called the "fontanel." By the time a child reaches eighteen months, the bones have fused to close this spot. The point on the skull where the resulting seams join is called the "bregma" from the Greek word for "front of the head," brechmos, which is also an ancestor of the word brain. In actual fact the baby is born with two such fontanels; the other is farther back on the head and smaller and closes over by about three months.

The word fontanel comes from a French word meaning "little fountain" and is used in other applications to describe a small opening, sometimes one through which fluids may come out, as they do in a fountain-something we hope never happens with our fontanels.

AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL POSTERS

 

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MORE FUNNY ANSWERING MACHINE MESSAGES...

 

  • Hello. This is Mark and Nathan's phone. We're not here right now, but the phone is.
  • Hello. This is Ron's answering machine, Marvin, and I'm SO depressed. I have 50,000 times the memory capacity of my owner, but all I get to do is answer the phone. Life. Don't talk to me about life. Just leave your name and number after the beep. Here comes the beep, God how I hate that beep, it's so cheery sounding.
  • Hello. You are talking to a machine. I am capable of receiving messages. My owners do not need siding, windows, or a hot tub, and their carpets are clean. They give to charity through the office and don't need their picture taken. If you're still with me, leave your name and number and they will get back to you.
  • Hello? (short pause) Hellooo? (Waits again) Helloooo - Who is this?
  • Hellooo....Hellloooo, well if you won't talk to me maybe you'll talk to this machine, it's at home and I'm not, leave a message and it'll give it to me when I return.
  • Hi there. This is Joe speaking. I'm home right now, and in a moment, I'll have a decision to make. Leave your name and number and I'll be thinking about it...
  • Hi this is ____'s machine. My name is (pause) well that's not important. (Pause) Ya know it gets very lonely being here all day. (Pause) maybe you could stay and talk. (Pause) please talk to me after the beep, please talk to me after the beep ........... BEEP!!!!!!!!!!!

FORMERLY KNOWN AS …

 

LOCATION .... USED TO BE

Mali .......French Sudan

Minneapolis ...... Fort Snelling

Montreal ....... Ville Marie

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Mozambique ...... Portuguese East Africa

Myanmar ...... Burma

Namibia ...... Portuguese East Africa

New York ...... New Amsterdam

0slo...... Christiania

Sri Lanka ...... Ceylon

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Surinam ...... Dutch Guiana

Taiwan ...... Formosa

Tasmania ...... Van Diemen's Land

Thailand ...... Siam

Tokyo ...... Edo

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Tonga ...... The Friendly lslands

Vanuatu ...... The New Hebrides

Zambia ...... Northern Rhodesia

Zimbabwe ...... Southern Rhodesia

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GARAGES AND BASEMENTS

 

Boston's first LP, Boston, was recorded entirely in band member Tom Scholz's basement.

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Zager and. Evans recorded their only hit record, In The Year 2525 (Exordium and Termins) (RCA 0174), in a garage.

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Herb Alpert recorded his first record, The Lonely Bull (A & M 703), in his garage.

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The Way I Want To Touch You was recorded by The Captain and Tennille in a garage in San Fernando Valley in 1973.

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Jan and Dean recorded their 1959 hit, Baby Talk (Dore 522), in Jan Berry's garage.

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Chet Atkins recorded his Country Gentlemen album in his own garage.

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Quaterflash's Cindy Ross cut the original Harden My Heart with a group called Seafood Mama on a basement tape recorder.

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