Friday, October 4, 2013

International March for Elephants 04 October




The International March for Elephants has been organised by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) through their iworry campaign and will be taking place in 15 cities across the globe in the single largest demonstration of awareness for the species.

The ivory trade is an international problem and one which must be recognized by Governments worldwide if there are to be any changes.

Join your local city March and stand in solidarity with elephants.

Sign up to one of the fifteen official marches:

Buenos Aires
Cape Town
Los Angeles
New York City
Washington DC

*Please note - due to recent events which took place in Nairobi from 21/09 - 24/09 it has decided to cancel the International March for Elephants in Nairobi. A vigil will be held for those who so tragically lost their lives in the attacks and also for the elephants who continue to fall victim to the ivory trade. This will be held on the day of the March October 4th at the Nairobi Nursery. More info at:

The peaceful marches will be concluding at Government Buildings where letters carrying the voice of thousands of people will be handed over, calling for stricter penalties and urgent global change.


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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thinking Renovation 03 October







The Mustiness and Mystery of Old Books








Just For Fun 03 October



An interesting hair cut


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Analogies That Make You Say "Hmm..."


  • The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't
  • After sending in my entries for the Style Invitational, I feel relieved and apprehensive, like a little boy who has just wet his bed.
  • Her date was pleasant enough, but she knew that if her life was a movie this guy would be buried in the credits as something like "Second Tall Man
  • Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.
  • The moon looked like a discarded toenail clipping submersed in a puddle of saliva on a black Formica countertop
  • She caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open again
  • The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can
  • We are all like those little pink and blue plastic people in the game of Life.

A Mary Astor Moment


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50th Anniversary Doctor Who Screens World Wide



The 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who will be broadcast simultaneously in more than 70 countries.

The Day of the Doctor, which will star the current Doctor Matt Smith and his predecessor David Tennant, will also be shown in more than 200 UK cinemas.

So far TV networks in 75 countries have agreed to air the show on 23 November.

Cool Images 03 October


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Les Miserables Tops UK Soundtracks List


Music from the Oscar-winning film Les Miserables has topped a list of the most popular soundtracks in the UK.

Sales of its soundtrack assisted in soundtrack sales rising 50% on 2012 to £1.7 million.

Digital sales of soundtracks were the highest of any genre in the albums market, according to figures from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

The top 5 Albums in the UK are:
1.    Les Miserables
2.    The Great Gatsby
3.    The Music of Nashville (Season 1, Volume 1)
4.    Pitch Perfect
5.    Django Unchained


Movie Review ... Oz The Great And Powerful


oz the great posterWhen making a prequel/sequel to a beloved movie film-makers have a choice.  They can either maintain its spirit and update it with a modern sensibility or slavishly copy its template with little flair.  ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ slides somewhere between with director Sam Raimi doing his best to adhere to L. Frank Baum’s still enchanting books.  Providing a dazzling spectacle, this visit to Oz is generally welcome even if its yellow brick road is paved with some mis-steps.

Making a living as a circus magician, Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is a man of dubious disposition.  Suddenly transported to the colourful world of Oz, he thinks he’s found a haven of riches.  He meets witches Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams).  Mistaken for a great wizard, Oscar soon becomes involved in Oz’s many dramas.  Using tricks to amaze its inhabitants, he soon learns the true nature of good and evil is something worth discovering.

‘Oz’ certainly doesn’t skimp on the special effects as it gloriously brings the magical kingdom to life.  Raimi has the most fun in creating a world many can engage in.  The same can’t be said of the overall story even though the cast give fine performances.  It is difficult becoming involved in the character’s journeys as the screenplay’s use of modern cynicism robs it of charm.  The timeless innocence of the original ‘Wizard of Oz’ is missing, replaced with characters difficult to like.

Although determined to provide something ‘worthy and earnest’ to appeal to jaded viewers, ‘Oz’ manages to occasionally entertain.  Oscar’s transformation into Oz’s wonderful wizard is believably handled with his carnival background well utilised in the exciting finale.  Franco’s role succeeds in having attention given to it unlike others who are given short shrift.  This lessens their impact with the lack of imagination in providing something new whilst maintaining the classic elements noticeable.

‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ is an ok time-waster.  Unlike the Judy Garland classic, it most likely won’t be as fondly remembered as its more adult approach in telling a beguiling fantasy lacks the shiny magical spark of Dorothy’s famous ruby slippers.

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Movie Review Rating out of 10:  6

Movie Review by Patrick Moore

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Angelina Jolie in Australia to Direct Unbroken



Unbroken, a World War II drama marking Angelina Jolie's second foray behind the camera will be shot in Australia. Angelina and family have been in Australia for the last few weeks scouting for outdoor locations.

The actress and director will shoot Unbroken in Sydney and parts of rural New South Wales.

Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken tells of Louis Zamperini an Olympian runner turned bombardier who spent two years as a prisoner of war after being shot down in the Pacific.

Jack O'Connell will play Zamperini in a cast that also includes Garrett Hedlund and Domhnall Gleeson.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, filming will start on 21 October at Sydney's Fox Studios Australia and the Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.

Unbroken is scheduled for release in the US on 25 December 2014.

Trivia Bits 03 October


  • Apollo 17 was the last Apollo flight to the moon in 1972.
  • Oslo is the capital of Norway.
  • The famous Blue Grotto is on the Italian island of Capri.
  • Tennis is played at Wimbledon on a grass surface.
  • Albert Einstein is famous for this theory of relativity.
  • Greek biographer Plutarch called salt the finest condiment of all.
  • Famous French science-fiction writer, Jules Verne, thought a cat could walk on a cloud without falling through.
  • The city of Leipzig is in Germany.
  • The siege of the Alamo in 1836 took place San Antonio in Texas.
  • Singer-Songwriter John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York apartment building in 1980.

To Start Your Thursday







Join The Chorus “There’s One More Day”



Quotables 03 October


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