Saturday, December 1, 2012
- You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.
- People who go to conferences are the ones who shouldn't.
- If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
- At work, the authority of a person is inversely proportional to the number of pens that person is carrying.
- If at first you don't succeed, go into management.
- When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.
- Following the rules will not get the job done.
- Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules.
- When confronted by a difficult problem you can solve it more easily by reducing it to the question, "How would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
- No matter how much you do, you never do enough.
02 – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
03 – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
04 – This Christmas
05 – Silent Night
06 – The Christmas Waltz
07 – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
08 – Winter Wonderland
09 – White Christmas
10 – I Think You Might Like It
11 – The Christmas Song
12 – Deck The Halls
13 – Auld Lang Syne – Christmas Time Is Here (Medley)
- Opened in 2011, a Washington memorial to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr included the Mountain of Despair and the Stone of Hope.
- Kingscote is the largest town on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
- The Panama Hat originates from the South American country of Ecuador.
- Two US authors in 2011 rejected claims that Vincent van Gogh, 19 Century Dutch painter was suicide. They claimed he was killed by two brothers at a farm.
- Brad Pitt was banned from entering China because of his role in the movie Seven Years in Tibet.
- Michael Crichton published in 1990 the novel Jurassic Park on which the 1993 movie of the same name was based.
- There are 26 bones in the human foot.
- King Henry VIII was recognised as Supreme Head of the Church in England in 1531.
- The five nations that border Syria are Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon.
- In nautical terms, the horizontal direction of a line of sight between two objects on the surface of the earth is known as a bearing.
To create something beautiful through high-speed photography requires a lot of planning and patience. Photographer Jack Long’s series of photographs entitled Liquid Vessels and Blooms came about through his explorations with splash photography, which led him to create original ways to photograph liquids in motion or fluid suspensions, as he likes to call it.
Through extensive experimentation, he was able to shape and colour liquids in forms resembling flowers and was successful in creating each photo with just a single capture of the camera, without the use of Photoshop to create composited images. What you see is how it was shot. Now that’s some major skill right there.
Jack’s collections of photographs are worth a visit just to see the patience and talent of this superb photographer. To see more click here.
Friday, November 30, 2012
02 Saving All My Love for You
03 How Will I Know? (Remastered)
04 Greatest Love of All
05 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Remastered)
06 Didn't We Almost Have It All?
07 So Emotional (Remastered)
08 Where Do Broken Hearts Go?
09 I'm Your Baby Tonight
10 All The Man That I Need
11 I Will Always Love You
12 I'm Every Woman
13 I Have Nothing (Remastered)
14 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
15 I Believe in You and Me (Film Version)
16 My Love Is Your Love
17 I Look to You
18 Never Give Up
19 Love Will Save The Day
20 One Moment in Time (Remastered)
21 It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be
22 My Name Is Not Susan
23 I Belong to You
24 Run to You
25 Queen of the Night (Radio Edit)
26 Count On Me
27 Step By Step
28 It's Not Right But It's Okay
29 I Learned from the Best
30 If I Told You That
31 Heartbreak Hotel
32 Million Dollar Bill
- God is my co-pilot, but the Devil is my bombardier.
- I don't have a license to kill. I have a learner's permit.
- Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.
- EARTH FIRST! We'll strip-mine the other planets later.
- If you can read this, I can hit my brakes and sue you.
- Save the whales! Trade them for valuable prizes.
- My wife keeps complaining I never listen to her (or something like that).
- Constipation causes people not to give a crap.
- Alcohol and calculus don't mix. Never drink and derive.
- Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!
- Veni, Vedi, Visa: I Came, I Saw, I did a little shopping.
- What if the hokey pokey is really what it's all about?
02. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 2:48
03. Winter Wonderland 2:26
04. White Christmas 3:49
05. Merry Christmas, Baby 3:53
06. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 2:51
07. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? 3:43
08. Blue Christmas 3:30
09. Red-Suited Super Man 3:11
10. When You Wish Upon A Star 3:47
11. We Three Kings 3:27
12. Silent Night 4:24
13. Auld Lang Syne 3:45
- The Latin term genius loci means the distinctive aspect or spirit of a place.
- Beginning with “P”, the term given to an umbrella designed to provide shade from the sun is Parasol.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation was held in Westminster Abbey London on June 2, 1953.
- Lactic Acid is also known as milk acid.
- Traditionally a Diamond Jubilee is held to mark 75 years,
- Interpol Agent Lorna Campbell in the 2003 movie Johnny English was played by Australian actor Natalie Imbrulgia.
- Finnish comic strip author Tove Jansson created the Moomin series of books.
- London’s famous Parliament clock tower has been renamed the Elizabeth Tower in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
- Sulphur Creek is in the Australian State of Tasmania.
- Daniel O’Connell was the 18th Century Irish politician who was called The Liberator.
My early childhood memories include the many hours of playing with siblings and friends in the local playground. By today’s standards, they were somewhat primitive and simplistic yet our imaginations transported us to the high seas to protect ourselves from barbarous pirates. Seesaws became bucking horses as we rescued those in trouble across the plains of strange and illusive countries. Sand pits and the areas between the pieces of equipment became the narrow paths that led us deep into the jungles of faraway places as we kept alert for many a ferocious animal or someone who would bring us into extreme danger.
Swings, monkey bars and sandboxes are the usual sights we would expect to see in children’s playground. Denmark-based design and architecture firm, Monstrum, creates playgrounds that are visually stunning. Focusing on design, motor challenges and safety as their core, Monstrum plays with imaginative designs for kids to play in, with creations like big blue whales and surreal houses, to submarines and jet planes. It’s like a life-size visual dream for kids.