Thursday, May 30, 2013

Did You Have A Long Day?

Tired? Get out of bed too early today? Well here is a video that'll make you part of a worldwide prank that was played out over a few months.

Toodlepip and kthanxbai!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm Crying

Well, it's my birthday and I can cry if I want to, cry if I want to...

Whilst working today I was surprised then scared then smiled at the Google logo for today:

What? This wasn't your Google logo today?

What else happened on this momentous day? Courtesy of Mostly Cajun;
1780 – At the Battle of Waxhaws, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton massacres Colonel Abraham Buford’s continentals allegedly after the continentals surrender. 113 Americans are killed. Nothing like a good massacre to show how you really feel.
1849 – Lincoln says “You can fool some of the people all of the time, all of people some of time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of time”. The dimmocrat party says “all you gotta do is fool enough to get yourself elected, then screw the rest…”
1864 – Emperor Maximilian of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time. He has the full backing of the French government which naturally means he’s a despot, later executed by his own rebellious people.
1886 – Chemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
1942 – Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”, the best-selling Christmas album in history, for Decca Records in Los Angeles. Come Christmas time, it’s either this, or “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”.

 – Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay are the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay’s (adopted) 39th birthday. Hillary Clinton, born in 1947, is, by her own words, named after Sir Edmund, who was completely unknown in 1947, which means she should be president.
1977 – Janet Guthrie becomes first woman to drive in Indy 500, completes first ten laps while applying mascara.
1987 – Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man’s remains, offering a slightly used Cub Scout troop and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyway, back to the birthday cake, candles and mountain of gifts!
Toodlepips  and kthanxbai!


Monday, May 27, 2013

A Few Funnies

I found these on my computer today and thought I'd share them before filing thme away somewhere and not seeing them again until 2074!



Friday, May 24, 2013

Car Crashing Video ~ Real or Fake?

This video is just a little bit too crazy to not be staged, but on the other hand, its stuck in the middle of nowhere not being pushed or promoted so maybe it is real?

What do you think?


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thanks Guys!

Thanks for the support over the last few years. I wouldn't have been able to reach 100,000 page views without you.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Zach Sobiech - May 3, 1995 – May 20, 2013

You should watch this video.

It shows a true super-hero, a man who looks death in the face and says 'bring it on sucker'.

Fair seas and following seas young man, you have left an amazing, timeless, legacy.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Take The Star Road

I'm so happy to see so many bloggers I follow become published authors.

First it was Larry Correia with the Monster Hunter series.

Then it was Marko Kloos with Terms of Enlistment

And now Peter, the most prolific and entertaining blogger I know - Take The Star Road

Good luck with the new book Peter!

Find Out More Here...

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Will Ferrell is so funny, he makes me hurt my ribs laughing sometimes. This teaser trailer for Anchorman 2 is one such time.

Cover of

Enjoy ~

And as the man says - "You Stay Classy".

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Nick Searcy, Oscar Winning Performance

Nick Searcy is an international movie and TV star, but you knew that.

You might know him from Justified, Fried Green Tomatoes, CSI, The West Wing and From The Earth to the Moon. 

Heck, he is such a good actor he even had a role in Cast Away, and considering that it was a film of a man on a deserted island, you know he has to be good to get in on that action.

From 1982 to 1989, Searcy lived in New York where he did Off-Broadway plays. Some of these included Guys and Dolls, Cabaret and Jesus Christ Superstar. When he moved back to North Carolina, he began to act in features that were shooting locally. Small parts in Days of Thunder (1990) and The Prince of Tides led to the role of the malicious Frank in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Searcy has appeared in several television series. He had a recurring role as Brett on Thunder Alley, was a series regular on American Gothic and guest starred on Murder One and Nash Bridges with Don Johnson. He was a regular character on the series Seven Days from 1998 to 2001, and played Barry Martin on the ABC series Rodney, from 2004 to 2006. He has also starred in several TV movies, but I don't think we need to go into that much detail.

Nick is not just an amazing actor, he is also an extremely funny man.

Recently he has written, produced, starred in and directed a series called 'Acting School' an exceptionally tongue in cheek look at a TV star's life and 'method' in his art.

Enjoy them, I know that I did!

Episode 10 / 10

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Game of Thrones - Your Imagination

I have many faults. I'm the first to admit it . It's that I'm 'too handsome' or 'too clever', no, I just get annoyed at stupid people.

My main issue with stupid people is when they quote me lines from a movie, and yes, the movie was excellent but guess what - pillock - you didn't write the move, you just watched it.

A prime example is last week at the office, a part-time employee who sits at a desk near me came by and said to me 'wheres the fish?'. I looked at him as if he had just been at the markers in the board room.

An adult human foot is about 28 centimetres long.
Turns out, the muppet had been watching Monty Python over the weekend and thought that line to be the weirdest one ever. That wasn't even the part that embarrassed me, as it further transpires that he had never even bothered to watch the Monty Python TV show, which most people regard as their best work.

Silly man!

 And then there are the people that think that because they have seen the film they can't now read the book, or alternatively, instead of reading the book, they'll just watch the film.



Anyway, I'm off for a can of spam and a wafer thin mint in a minute but before that, here is someone else's rant about books and TV shows. In song form.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Harlem Shake - On Fire!

Further to my rather deep post about The Harlem Shake, below is a fine example of what happens when you don't take the proper precautions.

Be safe out there kids!

Hat tip - Bayou Renaissance Man


Monday, May 13, 2013

Will The Media Show You This Photo?

Having worked alongside some fine men in the military and police in Israel, and other countries. I can assure you that this border policeman is using the utmost control that you can imagine.

But I guess this photo isn't worth publishing:

Let's break it down a bit further;

The policeman is armed, probably with a standard M16A2, also, almost definitely with a magazine in already, although as he is not wearing a helmet, I assume that he does not have a round up the chamber. He is not even touching his weapon.

Now let's see how many members of the 'International Press' are in this image, discounting the one who took the photo;

At least five that I can see.

So this policeman is having the following done to him that any law enforcement agent I know would arrest someone for:

1. Someone in his face, not keeping a respectful distance
2. Touching him, whilst not illegal, is exceptionally close to 'assaulting an officer'
3. Initiating a fight with a law enforcement agent. This man holding the flag doesn't look to me, that his purpose is to give the nice officer a hug. 'Incitement'

With at least 6 members of the international press present, the photo and video footage of this policeman showing exceptional restraint doesn't get any air time. I guess he just needs to follow the stereotypical image of an Israeli thug and needs to bash this man around the head to get his 15 minutes of fame.

I can promise you that if the man holding the flag were to do what he is doing to an American or British policeman he would already have been laid out flat on the floor with the 'bracelets' being put on his wrists.

I guess the truth just hurts too much...

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Eli Beer at TEDMED 2013

This is a great little TedMed talk given by Eli Beer about the nation-wide volunteer organisation that saves thousands of lives every year.

It crosses boundaries of religion, race and colour and has changed the way that emergency responders are looked at the world over.

It all began with one guy full of chutzpa...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Letter to the World from Jerusalem

I read this letter over the weekend and was amazed at how accurate it was.

Having lived in Jerusalem between 2001 and 2010 I can completely understand where the author is coming from:

A Letter to the World from Jerusalem
by Eliezer Ben Yisrael
I am not a creature from another planet, as you seem to believe. I am a Jerusalemite like yourselves, a man of flesh and blood. I am a citizen of my city, an integral part of my people.

December 1917. Jewish Legion soldiers at the W...
December 1917. Jewish Legion soldiers at the Western Wall after the British take-over of Jerusalem 
I have a few things to get off my chest. Because I am not a diplomat, I do not have to mince words. I do not have to please you, or even persuade you. I owe you nothing. You did not build this city; you did not live in it; you did not defend it when they came to destroy it. And we will be damned if we will let you take it away.

There was a Jerusalem before there was a New York. When Berlin, Moscow, London, and Paris were miasmal forest and swamp, there was a thriving Jewish community here. It gave something to the world which you nations have rejected ever since you established yourselves - a humane moral code.

Here the prophets walked, their words flashing like forked lightning. Here a people who wanted nothing more than to be left alone, fought off waves of heathen would be conquerors, bled and died on the battlements, hurled themselves into the flames of their 
burning Temple rather than surrender, and when finally overwhelmed by sheer numbers and led away into captivity, swore that before they forgot Jerusalem, they would see their tongues cleave to their palates, their right arms wither.
Jews Place of Wailing, Jerusalem
Jews Place of Wailing, Jerusalem 
For two painfilled millennia, while we were your unwelcome guests, we prayed daily to return to this city. Three times a day we petitioned the Almighty: “Gather us from the four corners of the world, bring us upright to our land; return in mercy to Jerusalem, Thy city, and dwell in it as Thou promised.” On every Yom Kippur and Passover, we fervently voice the hope that next year would find us in Jerusalem.

Your inquisitions, pogroms, expulsions, the ghettos into which you jammed us, your forced baptisms, your quota systems, your genteel anti-Semitism, and the final unspeakable horror, the holocaust (and worse, your terrifying disinterest in it) - all these have not broken us. They may have sapped what little moral strength you still possessed, but they forged us into steel. 

Do you think that you can break us now after all we have been through? Do you really believe that after Dachau and Auschwitz we are frightened by your threats of blockades and sanctions? 

We have been to Hell and back a Hell of your making. What more could you possibly have in your arsenal that could scare us?
I have watched this city bombarded twice by nations calling themselves civilized. In 1948, while you looked on apathetically, I saw women and children blown to smithereens, after we agreed to your request to internationalize the city. It was a deadly combination that did the job. British officers, Arab gunners, and American made cannons. And then the savage sacking of the Old City; the wilful slaughter, the wanton destruction of every synagogue and religious school; the desecration of Jewish cemeteries; the sale by a ghoulish government of tombstones for building materials, for poultry runs, army camps - even latrines.

And you never said a word.

You never breathed the slightest protest when the Jordanians shut off the holiest of our places, the Western Wall, in violation of the pledges they had made after the war - a war they waged, incidentally, against the decision of the UN. Not a murmur came from you whenever the legionnaires in their spiked helmets casually opened fire upon our citizens from behind the walls.

Your hearts bled when Berlin came under siege. You rushed your airlift "to save the gallant Berliners". But you did not send one ounce of food when Jews starved in besieged Jerusalem. You thundered against the wall which the East Germans ran through the middle of the German capital - but not one peep out of you about that other wall, the one that tore through the heart of Jerusalem.

And when that same thing happened 20 years later, and the Arabs unleashed a savage, unprovoked bombardment of the Holy City again, did any of you do anything?
The only time you came to life was when the city was at last reunited. Then you wrung your hands and spoke loftily of "justice" and need for the "Christian" quality of turning the other cheek.

The truth is - and you know it deep inside your gut - you would prefer the city to be destroyed rather than have it governed by Jews. No matter how diplomatically you phrase it, the age old prejudices seep out of every word.

If our return to the city has tied your theology in knots, perhaps you had better re-examine your catechisms. After what we have been through, we are not passively going to accommodate ourselves to the twisted idea that we are to suffer eternal 
homelessness until we accept your saviour.

For the first time since the year 70 there is now complete religious freedom for all in Jerusalem. For the first time since the Romans put a torch to the Temple, everyone has equal rights. (You prefer to have some more equal than others.) We loathe the sword - but it was you who forced us to take it up. We crave peace - but we are not going back to the peace of 1948 as you would like us to.

We are home. It has a lovely sound for a nation you have willed to wander over the face of the globe. We are not leaving. We are redeeming the pledge made by our forefathers: Jerusalem is being rebuilt. "Next year" and the year after, and after, and after, until the end of time - "in Jerusalem!"

This "letter" (written by Eliezer Whartman) first appeared as an editorial in the summer of '69 in the Times of Israel (long defunct). Some of the sentences do not fit today's situation perfectly, but the point of the letter, and its passion is as on the mark as it was over 40 years ago.

Who should read this letter? People - nonJews or Jews - who think that Jerusalem does not belong to the Jewish People, and only to the Jewish People. And what about Jews who love Jerusalem and want to see it and all of Israel in Jewish hands? This letter 
is wonderful at strengthening our resolve. Enjoy it.

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