Saturday, January 12, 2013

Just For Fun 12 January





More Classic One Liners


  • There are 3 kinds of people: those who can count and those who can't.
  • Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.
  • If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too?
  • Help Wanted: Telepath; you know where to apply.
  • Look out for #1, and don't step in #2, either.
  • Department of Redundancy Department
  • "If the shoe fits, buy it." - Imelda Marcos
  • Karaoke is Japanese for "tone deaf".
  • 3 out of 4 Americans make up 75% of the population.
  • A day for firm decisions! Or is it?

Cool Images 12 January







Trivia Bits 12 January


  • The word yahoo first appeared in the book Gulliver’s Travel by Jonathan Swift.
  • In law, a legal notice lodges with a court or an authority to suspend certain actions until the notifier is given a hearing is called a caveat.
  • A crash or herd is the collective name for a group of rhinos.
  • A lace anniversary is the celebration of thirteen years of marriage.
  • There are 4 oarsmen that row a surfboat in competition.
  • Manila, Philippines, was founded by Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1571 and became the administrative centre of the Spanish colony named after King Philip II of Spain.
  • The name of the land-lady Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s in Doyle’s Sherlock’s series is Mrs Hudson.
  • Dame Edna Everage calls the Australian city of Melbourne home.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a composer in the music epoc known as the Classical Era.
  • Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name was Slaghoople.

Quotables 12 January



Friday, January 11, 2013

85th Academy Awards Nominees



Nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced on January 10 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California, by Oscars host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony on February 24 at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California. The show will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series. This year marks the first time the host announces the nominations for the Academy Awards since host Charlton Heston did that in 1972.

Selected nominees in the major categories are in the following list. The complete list can be obtained on official Oscar website.

Best Picture:
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Les Miserables"
"Life of Pi"
"Django Unchained"

Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
Amy Adams, "The Master"

Best Director:
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
Michael Haneke, "Amour"
Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Best Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"

Best Actress:
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Best Original Screenplay:
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Django Unchained"
"Moonrise Kingdom"

Best Adapted Screenplay:
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Life of Pi"
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Best Animated Feature:
"The Pirates! Band of Misfits"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

Best Visual Effects:
"Life of Pi"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"The Avengers"
"Snow White and the Huntsman"

Best Cinematography:
"Anna Karenina"
"Django Unchained"
"Life of Pi"

Best Costume Design:
"Anna Karenina"
"Les Miserables"
"Mirror Mirror"
"Snow White and the Huntsman"

Best Music (Original Song):
"Anna Karenina"
"Life of Pi"

Best Music (Original Song):
"Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice"
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from "Ted"
"Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi"
"Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
"Suddenly" from "Les Miserables"

Gazing Out Of Windows







Just For Fun 11 January



The obvious question – “Can they read?”





lou rawls live cover

Although Lou Rawls would go on to super stardom in the world of music, this fantastic set from early 1966 clearly showcased his ability to handle jazz and blues material, with a great rhythm section (all studio pros) that supported him all the way.

Lou not only could master a song with a great baritone voice, but he also could tell stories that weaved into the song - check out "Tobacco Road" and "World of Trouble.

January 6, 2006 was a very sad day for Lou's fans around the world because his great voice was silenced; however, we are very fortunate to have his music to enjoy for many years to come.

Track Listing
1. (They Call It) Stormy Monday
2. Southside Blues / Tobacco Road
3. St. James Infirmary
4. Shadow of Your Smile, The
5. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
6. Goin' to Chicago Blues
7. In the Evenin' (Whenthe Sun Goes Down)
8. Girl From Ipanema, The
9. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
10. World Of Trouble / Street Corner Hustler's Blues

Brad Pitt Possibly to Star in “Pontius Pilate”



According to Deadline, Brad Pitt is considering starring in “Pontius Pilate,” a Biblical epic about the Roman prefect who infamously washed his hands of condemning Jesus Christ, and instead allowed the mob to make the decision for crucifixion. That’s how most of the gospels report it.

Vera Blasi wrote the script, which Warner Brothers is producing. Reportedly it details Pilates rise through the ranks of the Roman military, with his eye on the prize of a plum political job. Instead he gets sent to govern the province of Judea, which is a simmering mess of discontent with Roman rule and religious dissent. Mike Fleming at Deadline has read the script and he loves it.

Did you ever stop and wonder...


  • Who the first person was to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these pink dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"
  • Why the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of coconut, but can't he fix a hole in a boat?
  • If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
  • What do you call male ballerinas?
  • If blind people can see their dreams? Do they dream??
  • That if Wile E. Coyote from the Road Runner had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?
  • If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
  • If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?
  • If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
  • Why the "Alphabet Song" and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" have the same tune?

An Elizabeth Montgomery Moment







33rd Annual Razzie Nominations



The nominations for the Razzies or Golden Raspberries for Worst Movies of 2012 have been announced. 727 movies were released in 2012 and the Razzies “dis-honour” the major misses. Winners for the 33rd annual Razzies will be announced Feb. 23, the night before the Oscar show.

Worst Picture
Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
That’s My Boy!
A Thousand Words
Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn Part 2

Worst Actress
Katherine Heigl – One For The Money
Milla Jovovich – Resident Evil #5: Retribution
Tyler Perry (In Drag) – Madea’s Witless Protection
Kristen Stewart – Snow White and The Huntsman & Twilight S.B.D. #2
Barbra Streisand – Guilt Trip

Worst Actor
Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance & Seeking Justice
Eddie Murphy – A Thousand Words
Robert Pattinson – Twilight S.B.D. #2
Tyler Perry (Not in Drag) – Alex Cross & Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds
Adam Sandler – That’s My Boy!

Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Biel – Playing For Keeps & Total Recall
Brooklyn Decker – Battleship & What To Expect When You’re Expecting
Ashley Green – Twilight S.B.D. #2
Jennifer Lopez – What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Rihanna – Battleship

Worst Supporting Actor
David Hasselhoff (as “Himself”) – Piranha 3-DD
Taylor Lautner – Twilight S.B.D. #2
Liam Neeson – Battleship & Wrath of the Titans
Nick Swardson – That’s My Boy
Vanilla Ice (as “Himself”) – That’s My Boy

Worst Screen Couple
Any Combination of Two Cast Members from “Jersey Shore” – The Three Stooges
Mackenzie Foy (as “Little Renesmee”) & Taylor Lautner – Twilight: S.B.D. #2
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart – Twilight: S.B.D. #2
Tyler Perry & His Drag Get-Up – Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witless Protection
Adam Sandler and either Leighton Meester, Andy Samberg or Susan Sarandon – That’s My Boy

Worst Director
Sean Anders – That’s My Boy
Peter Berg – Battleship
Bill Condon – Twilight S.B.D. #2
Tyler Perry – Good Deeds & Madea’s Witless Protection

Worst Screen Ensemble
The Entire Cast of Battleship
The Entire Cast of Oogieloves inThe Big Balloon Adventure
The Entire Cast of That’s My Boy
The Entire Cast of Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn, Part 2
The Entire Cast of Madea’s Witless Protection

Worst Screenplay
Atlas Shrugged: Part II
That’s My Boy!
A Thousand Words
Twilight S.B.D. #2

Cool Images 11 January


Abandoned Buildings






Ingrid Bergman - Screen Test 1938


Movie Review ... Moonrise Kingdom


moonrise-kingdom-movie-posterWes Anderson loves strange characters.  Having directed ‘Rushmore’ and ‘The Life Aquatic’, he’s keen on portraying people’s quirkier sides.  ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ is no different as a weird ensemble go about their lives.  Perhaps this is a key to his success as his ability in making them seem real often enables for occasionally uncomfortable but often hilarious viewing.

Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) are young kindred spirits having much in common.  Meeting once a year during scout camp, they make a pact to run away together.  When they do all hell breaks loose with local law enforcer Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis) on the hunt.  Along with Scout Master Randy (Edward Norton) and Suzy’s father Walt (Bill Murray), Sharp determines to catch them.  With some true eccentrics looking for them Sam and Suzy remain oblivious to the chaos they’ve created.

‘Moonrise Kingdom’s’ greatest appeal is its uniqueness.  In a movie about accepting each other’s foibles this is very appropriate.  That Anderson ensures we eagerly follow the rather odd personas is a testament to his skills.  Like any good comedy it’s about something rather than being a silly chase-around.   Issues of young love, complacency and loneliness are mixed in a beguiling and well filmed package.

With a great cast enjoying their roles it is easy going along for the ride as all effectively compliment each other.  The production’s overall look has an almost other-worldly quality reflecting the skewed attitude of the young leads.  The mid 60’s setting provides Anderson a licence for a fine musical soundtrack successfully conveying the adolescent’s various emotions.

Graced with a very individual style ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ is a breath of fresh air.  Amongst a cinema landscape filled with formulaic banality this stands out as a beacon of hope that creativity continues to prosper and can be found if one looks for it.


Movie Review Rating out of 10:  7

Movie Review by Patrick Moore

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Will The Real Bruce Wayne Please Stand Up?


bruce wayne

Technology has come so far. And now we can finally use it for what’s really important: Determining what Bruce Wayne REALLY looks like. And it’s about time. With the combined images of Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale, we get our very first glimpse of the man behind the mask.

Trivia Bits 11 January


  • The brad Coco Cola was first sold it Atlanta Georgia 1886.
  • A baby echidna is called a puggle.
  • Ethan and Joel Coen wrote the 1998 movie The Big Lebowski starring Jeff Bridges.
  • The quetzal is the basic monetary unit of Guatemala.
  • Suet is raw beef or mutton fat.
  • Eurystheus, King of Mycnae imposed the 12 labours on Hercules.
  • The word robot comes from the Czech word robotnik which means forced labour.
  • The feminine personification of Great Britain is Britannia.
  • Onondaga Lake is named after the Iroquois tribes that lived nearby in Central New York State – the lake now being one of the most polluted in the USA.
  • The Coptic Alphabet is a variation of the Greek Alphabet.

Sculptures By Mark Newman


Born in 1962, Mark Newman is an American artist who has a career of over 20 years. He is an honours graduate of the Art Academy of San Francisco.

Mark has worked for companies such as Activision, Electronic Arts, Playmate, and various private commissions such as Stanford University.

“Mark Newman, a true artist; a man who can go from the ol’ traditional sculpture school to the grotesque and fantastic style in just a blink of an eye… just look how his works look like they were alive!…a master, an inspiration

Kind a creepy and scary sculptures by outstanding artist Mark Newman who really knows how to use his imagination.






Visit Mark Newman’s website by clicking here

Sandra Bullock Wins Humanitarian Award



Sandra Bullock is the People's Choice as Favourite Humanitarian for her tireless philanthropic efforts particularly her contribution to the New Orleans's Warren Easton Charter High School. Bullock's good friend, actress Regina King, who was her co-star in her 2005 movie "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous" introduced the highlight reel showing the humanitarian work of the highest paid actress in 2012.

Congratulations Sandra and here’s hoping that many others take inspiration from you and sharing their efforts in a similar manner.

Portrait of a Friend



I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will search for answers.

I can't change your past with all its heartache and pain, nor the future with its untold stories. But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can't keep your feet from stumbling. I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine; Yet I can share in your laughter.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge; I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.

I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship, from your values, from me.

I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you, But I can give you the room to change, room to grow, room to be yourself.

I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting, But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in place.

I can't tell you who you are. I can only love you and be your friend.


No Monkey Business Here!







Quotables 11 January



Thursday, January 10, 2013