Saturday, July 30, 2011

THIS WORLD … REFLECTIONS

 

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“GLEE” SPIN OFF WAS PLANNED

 

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Ryan Murphy finally speaks up after his statement about Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith leaving "Glee" at the end of season 3 was amended by fellow executive producer Brad Falchuk. Murphy reveals that when he said so, they were planning to make a spin-off starring the three actors.

"When I did that interview, what was happening was we were asked to investigate doing a spin-off and it was a spin-off specifically for three of them, Chris, Cory and Lea," the "Glee" creator says in an interview with Deadline. He even had discussed the project with the three stars who showed interest.

The spin-off would be set in New York with The Juilliard School being considered to be used as a backdrop, but some of the actors were not thrilled about moving to another city. However, the project is now put on hold after report that the "Glee" stars found out they were fired from Twitter made headlines.

MORE MURPHY'S LAWS

 

 

  • The Rossemblat Graphic Insult Theory: When any technological change is made, we have a graphic insult curve. No mater how high the insult curve climb, the important thing is how long it goes.
  • Bahaman's Law: for any given software, the moment you read software reviews and manage to master it, a new version of that software appears.
  • The new version always manages to change the one feature you need most.
  • In today's fast-moving tech environment, it is a requirement that we forget more than we learn.
  • It is simple to make something complex, and complex to make it simple.
  • Measurements will be quoted in the least practical unit; velocity, for example, will be measured in 'furlongs-per-fortnight'.
  • In electronics repair the part with the highest failure rate will always be located in the least accessible area of the equipment.

FOOD AND TRAVEL … MEXICO

 

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The Mexican sensibility for enchanting influences is also brought to the table in its food, particularly during celebrations. Mexican cuisine has an overriding Spanish influence, with a twist of French and African thanks to its history. Corn and bean-based dishes are prominent – prepared in a multitude of world renowned ways including tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. And who could forget the worm that waits at the bottom of a bottle of Mezcal?

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“TWO AND A HALF MEN” NEW PROMO SHOT

 

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Ashton Kutcher has taken the spotlight in another promo photo from "Two and a Half Men" season 9. The new cast member of the sitcom stands behind a microphone and is sandwiched between his co-stars, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones, in the image.

The three of them wear similar black and white outfits with the famous red curtain as the backdrop of the picture, but Kutcher is the only one who wears a red bow tie. The other two actors, meanwhile, don black bow ties.

This pose is similar to the opening title of "Men" which saw Charlie Sheen, Cryer and Jones lip-synching the theme song of the series. However, this time Kutcher takes the centre spot, while Jones is moved to the side which previously featured the Charlie Harper depicter.

TRIVIA BITS

 

  • cats can jump up to 7 times their tail length
  • cats can't move their jaw sideways
  • cats have a peripheral vision of 285 degrees
  • chalk is made from tiny plankton fossils
  • chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time
  • Cheerios cereal was originally called Cheerioats
  • cheetahs can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h (43mp/h) in 3 seconds
  • Chevy Chase's real first name is Cornelius
  • chicken drumsticks contain the least amount of meat on a chicken

THIS WORLD … LAKES PAKISTAN

 

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SHANGRILA, SKARDU, PAKISTAN

Shangrila Lake is located in Skardu in Pakistan. The sparkling water catches the eye and takes breath away. It seems as if stars are dancing on the water surface. The water is clear blue with the reflection of the beautiful luxury cottages surrounding the lake. It is a famous honeymoon spot. Shangrila Resort also known as “Heaven on Earth” is nestled amongst some of the highest peaks of the world. Shangrila lake is surrounded by fruit laden orchards and flower filled gardens. There is also another heart shaped lake in Shangrila known as Kachura lake.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

GRAND FINAL – JACK VIDGEN

 

Australia’s Got Talent Grand Final has aired, but we have to wait till next week to find out the results.

Here is the outstanding performance by 14 year old Jack Vidgen with his own composition “Yes I Am”.  Enjoy.

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THIS WORLD … TREES


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MORE THINGS HUMANS SHOULD LEARN

 

  • It takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.
  • You can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better have a big weenie or huge boobs.
  • You shouldn't compare yourself to others - they are more screwed up than you think.
  • You can keep puking long after you think you're finished.
  • We are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.
  • Regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades, and there had better be a lot of money to take its place.
  • No matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get arrested and end up in the local paper.
  • The people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and all the less important ones just never go away.

LAKES … PEYTO LAKE, CANADA

 

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PEYTO LAKE, CANADA

Peyto Lake is named after Bill Peyto who was the best guide in Canadian Rockies. It is located in Baniff National Park, Canada.

The lake gets supply of clear water from Peyto Glacier which melts in summers. It is at an elevation of 1,860 m. Beautiful rock granules also flow into the lake with water in summers, giving it a beautiful turquoise colour and a brilliant sparkle and shine. The lake is easily accessed from Icefields Parkway and best viewed from Bow Summit in Icefields Parkway.

COOL IMAGES

 

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TRIVIA BITS

 

  • camels are born without humps
  • camels can drink 94 litres (25 gallons) of water in less than 3 minutes
  • camels have 3 eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand
  • Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than any other country
  • Canada has more lakes than any other country
  • carrots contain 0% fat
  • cars were first started with ignition keys in 1949
  • caterpillars have over 2,000 muscles
  • catfish have over 100,000 taste buds
  • catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors

TAYLOR SWIFT AWARDED ULTIMATE CHOICE AWARD

 

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US 2011 Teen Choice Awards is still ten days away, but 21-year-old Taylor Swift has already won one prize. The country music cutie is set to receive Ultimate Choice Award, the highest TCAs honour to recognize her extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry.

Swift follows the footsteps of Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Venus Williams and Serena Williams who got the award in the past years. She's going to be handed the coveted prize at the star-studded gala taking place on Sunday, August 7.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

RUSSELL CROWE WANTS TO BE JAVERT IN “LES MIS”

 

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Decades after it became a Broadway hit, the musical “Les Miserables” is again wending its way to the big screen, this time under the guidance of director Tom Hooper. It was recently announced that triple threat Hugh Jackman was in serious negotiations to star as Jean Valjean and that, although there hadn’t been a formal offer, Hooper wanted Paul Bettany for the other plum male role, Inspector Javert, the lawman who pursues reformed convict Valjean.

However, let’s throw another hat into the ring–Vulture reports that Russell Crowe is lobbying for the role of Javert. A Jackman-Crowe musical would probably be the most manly musical ever. It seems like they would have to find a way for Javert and Valjean to box, or get involved in a hardcore soccer match.

Word is that Bettany is still the front runner, though, because Hooper is stuck on him. Hooper did win an Oscar this year, so you’d think he’d have some pull, but the studio might push for Crowe because he’s a much bigger name. Bettany’s not on Russell Crowe’s level in terms of star power.

For Russell Crowe in a musical …..

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THIS WORLD … NIGHTSCAPES

 

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FOOD AND TRAVEL … SPAIN

 

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Best in Barcelona, Catalan cooking is racking up the accolades from gourmands around the globe. Like other regional Spanish cuisines, Catalan cooking favours spices such as saffron and cumin, as well as honeyed sweets. A mixture of ingredients and traditions adds flair to Barcelona’s fare: using seafood and meats in a rich array of sauces. Dinner is the main event, but never before 9pm.

THESE SENTIMENTS WILL NEVER BE ON A GREETING CARD.

 

  • "Thanks for being a part of my life! I never knew what evil was before this!"
  • "Congratulations on your promotion. Before you go, would you like to take this knife out of my back? You'll probably need it again."
  • "Someday I hope to get married, but not to you."
  • "Happy Birthday! You look great for your age - almost life like!"
  • "I knew the day would come when you would leave me for my best friend. So here's his leash, water bowl and chew toys."
  • "We have been friends for a very long time, what say we call it quits?"
  • "I'm so miserable without you, it's almost like you're here."
  • "Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. Did you ever find out who the father was?"

HARRISON FORD TO PLAY WYATT EARP

 

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Apparently Harrison Ford enjoyed his role as an Old West cowboy in the upcoming “Cowboys & Aliens,” as he is sort of returning to that type of role. Heat Vision says that Ford has signed on to play legendary western lawman Wyatt Earp in “Black Hats.”

Kurt Johnstad is adapting Max Allan Collins’s novel (published under the pseudonym Patrick Culhane). Collins wrote the graphic novel “Road to Perdition,” which became a Sam Mendes film starring Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, and Jude Law.

SYNOPSIS:

The Prohibition era has just begun, the Wild West a fading memory, and Wyatt Earp is making ends meet as a detective in Los Angeles. To help the late Doc Holliday’s son, Wyatt goes east, where his onetime deputy, Bat Masterson, is New York’s top sportswriter. Wyatt and Masterson face a showdown with a new breed of badmen—mobsters led by Brooklyn’s brutal young Al Capone, in a takeover of young Holliday’s hot new speakeasy. As the ’20s (and machine guns) roar, the lawless lawmen enter a glittering world of showgirls and cafe society, of gangsters and gamblers, where their legends may even end as Scarface Al’s begins.

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TRIVIA BITS

 

  • Britain was the first country to use postage stamps
  • brontology is the study of thunder
  • brontophobia is the fear of thunderstorms
  • Buckingham Palace has over 600 rooms
  • bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all all invented by women
  • bull's can run faster uphill than down
  • butterflies taste with their back feet
  • by age 60 most people would have lost half of their taste buds
  • cabbage is 91% water

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