Thursday, February 9, 2012

thank-you-languages

 

I shall not be blogging on Friday …. but will be back with some on the weekend with full blogging again next week.

 

Thanks for understanding,

 

Cheers mate!

Graham

ON YA BIKE!

 

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JUST FOR FUN

 

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TAKENFORARIDE

A MARILYN MONROE MOMENT

 

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EXPERIENCE IS ....

 

  • Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else.
  • Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first, and the lesson afterwards.
  • Past experience should be a guide post, not a hitching post.
  • Experience is knowledge acquired too late.
  • Some people learn from their experiences, some people never recover from them.
  • Experience is what you have left when everything else is gone.
  • An optimist is someone without much experience.
  • Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

MADONNA, FORD, MISS PIGGY AND JACKMAN

 

 

SPL311059_015Madonna would be back on the road starting this May for a world tour that supports her new studio album "M.D.N.A.". The Queen of Pop has announced a number of dates, which will be her most extensive ever because she would visit Australia for the first time in twenty years and some other new markets. The tour will kick off on May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel and hit other 25 European markets, including London, Paris, Milan and Berlin, before hitting North American shores beginning August 28 in Philadelphia. She will perform in North America until before Thanksgiving, and then she will continue the trek to Latin America until the holidays. The tour will conclude in Australia in early 2013. Dates in the 2012 world tour can be seen on her official site.

 

Harrison-Ford009I87Harrison Ford will likely not reprise his phenomenal role as Rick Deckard in upcoming "Blade Runner" sequel. Alcon Entertainment, the company that finances the sequel, has shot down the rumours saying that Ford is in early talks to join the yet-to-be-titled movie project. To Deadline, Alcon's Andrew Kosove said that he and his partner Broderick Johnson couldn't just sit by while the faux rumours continue to run wildly. He then claimed, "It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about Harrison Ford being in 'Blade Runner'."

 

MISS PIGGYThe one and only Miss Piggy has been appointed to be the official red carpet host of this year's BAFTA Awards. The Muppets member has the chance to interview and flirt with such Hollywood hunks like George Clooney and Brad Pitt when the film awards is held this Sunday, February 12. ''Imagine the likes of Clooney, Dujardin, Fassbender, Oldman and Pitt achieving the very pinnacle of their careers by getting a chance to speak with the one and only moi - Miss Piggy!'' she said. ''Naturally, I will be asking questions that only moi would dare to ask.''

 

wovlerine-2-2011 was a rough year for The Wolverine (a.k.a. Wolverine 2). The X-Men spinoff flick was originally supposed to hit theatres mid 2012, with Hugh Jackman working under the direction of Oscar-nominee Darren Aronofsky; that is, before Aronofsky bailed on the project, and the Japanese tsunami forced an additional delay in production. Shooting under new helmer James Mangold was pushed back again, to the latter portion of US Spring 2012. Once Jackman wraps up his role in director Tom Hooper’s Les Mis√©rables musical adaptation, he is expected to begin work on The Wolverine – and 20th Century Fox has now officially slated the movie to hit theatres in mid 2013, on the assumption that there will not be any additional major production holdups.

COOL IMAGES IN BLACK & WHITE

 

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SHADOWY BIRDS

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SWINGING DORS … DIANA DORS

 

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DIANA DORS - SWINGING DORS (1960)

Diana Dors only recorded one complete album, Swinging Dors, for the Columbia Records/Pye label, in 1960. The LP was originally released on red vinyl. Swinging Dors was, obviously, a swing album, and Dors demonstrated a likable, unaffected singing voice.

Swinging Dors  was recorded by Diana Dors at the height of her UK television show’s popularity and produced and arranged by Wally Stott . The long-player had been released on sumptuous red vinyl with an innovative gatefold sleeve; a truly no-expenses-spared affair that echoed the glamour of the Swindon starlet.  In the late 1990s, Swinging Dors had become a collector’s item, and although there had been sporadic reissues these were invariably low budget cheapies or bootlegs, with little or no attempt made to replicate the deluxe feel of the original.  Long-time fans of Diana wished to see the release reissued in all its glory but it would take many years for this to finally come about in November 2, 2007.

Track Listing

01 - Point Of No Return
02 - That's How It Is
03 - Let There Be Love
04 - Namely You
05 - Imagination
06 - Roller Coaster Blues
07 - The Gentleman Is A Dope
08 - April Heart
09 - In Love For the Very First Time
10 - Crazy He Calls Me
11 - Come By Sunday
12 - Tired Of Love

Diana Dors - Point Of No Return

 

Diana Dors - April Heart

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WORLDS BUILDINGS … AYA SOFYA, TURKEY

 

 

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AYA SOFYA, TURKEY

Aya Sofya is the great architectural landmark at the heart of Istanbul, with its four minarets poised like moon-bound rockets. Constructed in the 6th century AD as an Orthodox church, it later became a mosque and, since 1935, a museum. The enormous structure was built in just five years, and its musk walls are topped by an imposing dome, 31m wide and 56m high. The dome’s base is ringed by windows, so that from within the structure, the dome seems almost to hover ethereally above the building.

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COIFFURES EXOTIQUES

 

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TRIVIA BITS

 

  • Round arm bowling in cricket was invented by Christina Wells.
  • Rubber is an impertinent ingredient in the manufacture of bubble gum.
  • Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, was created in 1939, in Chicago, for the Montgomery Ward department stores for a Christmas promotion. The lyrics were written as a poem by Robert May, but weren't set to music until 1947. Gene Autry recorded the hit song in 1949.
  • Rugby was discovered by accident. A student during a game of football decided to pick up the ball and run to the opposition goal - thus the formation of rugby.
  • Saffron, made from the dried stamens of cultivated crocus flowers, is the most expensive cooking spice.
  • Sahara means 'desert' in Arabic.
  • Salvador Dali once arrived to an art exhibition in a limousine filled with turnips.
  • Samuel Clemens was not the only writer to use the pen-name ' Mark Twain '. It was used several years earlier by Isaiah Sellers. Both men were river pilots on the Mississippi, where ' Mark Twain ' was a common technical term.
  • Santa's reindeer are: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.
  • Scientists at Australia's Parkes Observatory thought they had positive proof of alien life, when they began picking up radio-waves from space. However, after investigation, the radio emissions where traced to a microwave oven in the building.

CANADIAN ARTIST PAINTS WITH SOOT

 

A true artist can create art out of literally anything, even ashes. Through an unique technique of burning paper and drawing on the soot, Steven Spazuk creates breathtaking monochromatic images.

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Quebec-based artist Steven Spazuk has a the most unusual technique of drawing: he exposes the canvas to fire and uses the soot left in the surface to etch his drawings. The idea came to him in 2001 and he doesn’t show signs of quitting this technique. He creates smaller scale drawing that look like smokey silhouettes and also larger pieces that are made from hundreds of smaller works, puzzled together to create the most amazing drawings. The works are remarkable, the detailing is incredible and the technique is flawless. Enjoy these works or art!

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FOR MORE VISIT STEVEN’S WEBSITE BY CLICKING HERE

OR HERE

QUOTABLES

 

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