Tuesday, November 12, 2013
- If anything can go wrong, it will
Corollary: It can
Corollary: It should
MacGillicuddy's Corollary: At the most inopportune time
Extension: it will be all your fault, and everyone will know it.
- If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong
If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the FIRST to go wrong
- If anything just cannot go wrong, it will anyway
- If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which something can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop
Corollary: It will be impossible to fix the fifth fault, without breaking the fix on one or more of the others
- Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse
- If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something
- Nature always sides with the hidden flaw
Corollary: The hidden flaw never stays hidden for long.
- Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics
Things get worse under pressure.
- The Murphy Philosophy
Smile . . . tomorrow will be worse.
- Quantization Revision of Murphy's Laws
Everything goes wrong all at once.
English artist Helen Musselwhite creates beautiful paper sculptures. Inspired by nature, especially the English countryside, her stunningly intricate layered designs draw you into a fairytale world of forests, flowers and hedgerows.
Helen’s framed pieces make beautiful wall art, and with haunting sculptures in glass domes make that something special.
- American musician and actor Flea was born in the Australian city of Melbourne and was a c-founding member of 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- In 1989, Milton Bradley released an electronic-talking game titled Mickey Says, with three modes featuring Mickey Mouse as its host. Mickey also appeared in other toys and games, including the Worlds of Wonder-released The Talking Mickey Mouse.
- There are 22 balls on a snooker table at the start of a game.
- The Blue Mountains in New South Wales obtain the blue look as the gum trees ooze eucalyptus oil into the air creating a blue haze across the mountains.
- Dating back to Ancient times and still commonly used in preschools are counting frames or also known as Abacus.
- “The Most Dangerous Game", also published as "The Hounds of Zaroff", is a short story by Richard Connell published in Collier's Weekly on January 19, 1924. The story features a big-game hunter from New York, who falls off a yacht and swims to an isolated island in the Caribbean, where he is hunted by a Cossack aristocrat. If the plot theme sounds familiar then you may have watched Gilligan's Island!
- Fort Caroline, near present-day Jacksonville, Florida, was the first permanent French colony in North America settled on June 22, 1564.
- Looney Tunes cowboy character, Yosemite Sam, was a nemesis of Bugs Bunny.
- Peter Sellers was the first man to appear on the cover of Playboy Magazine in 1964.
- Ian James Thorpe is regarded as one of the greatest middle distance swimmers of all times. He won gold at the 2004 Olympic Games in the 200 and 400 metre freestyle events. Ian was born in Milperra in the western suburbs of Sydney
Artist: Barbra Streisand
Album : A Woman In Love-The Greatest Hits
Label : COLUMBIA/LEGACY (Sony Music)
Genre : Pop
Playtime : 73:51 min
With one of the thrilling voices of the century, Barbra Streisand has for five decades charmed countless people around the world.
The CD “A Woman In Love – The Greatest Hits” marks her 70th Birthday with 18 of here best songs.
Barbra Streisand was born in 1942 in New York City borough of Brooklyn. At the age of 20, she sang on Broadway and got a recording contract with Columbia Records. Since 1962, Barbra Streisand released 33 studio albums and seven live. She was awarded more than 150 platinum and gold hundreds of awards.
Barbra Streisand is the only artist who has only won all the major prizes and awards in the international entertainment industry: two Academy Awards, nine Golden Globe, five People’s Choice Awards, four Emmys, a Tony Award, two Rose of Montreux and 14 Grammys, including a Legend Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
01.Guilty (Album Version) [04:24]
02.Tell Him [04:53]
03.People (Single Version) [03:41]
04.Papa, Can You Hear Me_ (Album Version) [03:29]
05.I've Dreamed of You (Single Version) [04:44]
06.The Way We Were (Album Version) [03:30]
07.No More Tears (Enough is Enough) [04:42]
(Duet with Donna Summer) (Album Version)
08.Smile (Album Version) [04:16]
09.Stranger in A Strange Land (Album Version) [04:48]
10.In the Wee Small Hours of the Moring (Orchestra Version) [04:02]
11.As if We Never Said Goodbye (Album Version) [04:44]
12.Memory (Album Version) [03:55]
13.You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Album Version) [03:23]
14.Love Theme (from _A Star is Born_(Evergreen) (Album Version) [03:05]
15.Don't Rain on My Parade (Album Version) [02:45]
16.Send in the Clowns (Album Version) [04:43]
17.Somewhere (Album Version) [04:56]
18.Woman in Love (Album Version) [03:51]
Monday, November 11, 2013
‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ attempts to defy the laws of sequels. Whilst few have surpassed their predecessors in quality, most have been quick cash-ins. Such films can be readily seen with little passion or money spent. Thankfully the makers behind ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ have realised this. A direct continuation expanding on the strong characters introduced in the first outing. Conjuring a few genuine scares proves a well thought-out follow-up can be done if care has gone into crafting a decent story.
Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai Lambert (Rose Byrne) are a couple who have been through the wringer. Being noted mediums who had recently warded off some very evil spirits. Thinking their job has finished, they looked forward to some peace. This never eventuates as ghosts from their past return to haunt them. Again fighting a hoard of spectral nasties, their abilities are stretched to the limit as the netherworld threatens to drag them to an early grave.
Slightly less scary than its predecessor, ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ remains interesting. This is due to the strong concept. The idea of a family of mediums burdened by their ‘gift’ is an intriguing one. This is utilised very well in this sequel as their supposed ‘success’ in the previous movie turns out to be a mirage. How they handle the fury of malicious spiritual entities forces them to work together in an unusual version of ‘family bonding’.
‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ doesn’t always work with its’ slower pace diluting the tension. When it does the series’ spooky atmosphere is captured. Whilst continuing plot strands from the first film, the writers make it stand-alone enough for new fans to come on board. In some ways the ‘Insidious’ franchise is reminiscent of the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ series with dreams and reality converging. This creates an ambiance of unpredictability enabling viewers to remain engaged.
Not as terrifying as the first instalment ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ should ensure some chills arise. It logically moves events along whilst doing some new things which is part of the aim of any sequel wanting to improve on its illustrious forerunner.
Movie Review Rating out of 10: 6
Movie Review by Patrick Moore
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