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“..secret weapons – to beat boredom..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 10 Best children’s activity books – Life & Style – The Independent.
..he tells the audience that photos sent on snapchat disappear after 10 secs.. ..fact-check..!..a couple of days ago i linked to a story contradicting this claim.. ..as in..once it is there…it will be able to be retrieved.. ..snap-chat is not … Continue reading
the rightwing person who is the economics reporter for tvone..has made another of her casual/skin-crawling/odious observations.. ..this time giving her stamp of approval to an email/viewers’-comment..that as a concerned taxpayer/parent..they do not want to feed children in schools..because..(and here is … Continue reading
“..Virgin Records founder Richard Branson and composer Mike Oldfield recall how a leftfield offering by a bedroom genius kickstarted the Virgin empire..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How we made: Richard Branson and Mike Oldfield on Tubular Bells | Music | … Continue reading
“..“There are laws to protect the freedom of the press’s speech – - but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling Critique the Press | Brain … Continue reading
“..How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea: 11 Golden Rules from George Orwell..” (audio: orwell speaking..)
“..“One strong cup of tea is better than twenty weak ones. All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong – - but like it a little stronger with each year that passes.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How to … Continue reading
“..The world of high-end racing bicycles is not difficult to understand. Laypersons and enthusiasts alike will evaluate a particular model based almost solely around the answers to two simple questions: How much does it weigh – and how much does … Continue reading
(ed:..i have linked you to the first comment on ‘open-mike’ at the standard.. ..where you will find a detailed list of the environmental-evils/crimes done by key..(put together by commenter ‘BLiP..) ..and be warned..the list is both gobsmackingly long.. ..and ultimately … Continue reading
“..Cannes: Oscar Isaac’s breakout performance drives the Coens’ arch – magical portrait – - of pre-Dylan Greenwich Village..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> First look: The Coens’ marvelous folk-music odyssey – Salon.com.
(..a top five..) go to source/story>>> The Best Sci-Fi Cars Of All Time.
“..Graphic designer turned artist Susumu Nishinaga has used an electron microscope to delve deep into the fabric of petal – leaves – and pollen. The Japanese artist then colours the scanning electron micrograph (SEM) images using a computer – to … Continue reading
“..Websites have cropped up around the world for people to rate restaurants – university courses – teachers – and even lovers. Now another has been set up by Wellington information technology manager Nigel Pinkerton – that encourages staff to rate … Continue reading
“..Dressed in a red (what looked like) vinyl suit and cap – when Bobby Womack took the stage he could easily be mistaken for any modern day pop star. Bordering on 70 years old – there was a question mark … Continue reading
“..As films about Ginger Baker and the Stone Roses are released – - here’s our pick of the movies in which film-makers focus on the drama behind the songs..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 10 best music documentaries | Film … Continue reading
corin dann claims nobody really cares about the skycity deal..(ed:..really..?..) ..dann interviews english:.. ..and english really has no answers to danns’ questions about how will english stop the house-bubble from expanding even further..and is promising higher interest rates… ..dann notes … Continue reading
english is interviewed..and he kicks off with reaching for a big-lie/whopper… ..claiming that we are ok in part because the international financial meltdown..’has settled down’..(ed:..really..!..) ..he then goes on to preach his austerity-mantra..with the interviewer obviously not up to speed … Continue reading
(ed:..this is a vhi storytellers episode on david bowie.. ..and it is 44 mins long.. ..and it has bowie with a westie-look..his bogan/hoodie-phase..which i hadn’t seen before..) go to source/story>>> David Bowie – VH1 Storytellers – full – YouTube.
“..Frax – an iPhone/iPad app aimed at visualising the beauty of mathematics – - in real-time..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Frax: app explores world of endless detail | Stuff.co.nz.
“..From Sofia Coppola’s “Bling Ring” – to Ryan Gosling’s latest..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cannes: The 10 hottest movies – Salon.com.
“..Dictionary of Numbers is a Chrome extension that watches your browsing activity for mentions of large numerical measurements – - and automatically inserts equivalences in real-world terms that are meant to clarify things. For example a story about a 300,000 … Continue reading
“..The tortilla printer – tentatively named the miMasa3000 – is scheduled for a summer launch – - with Molinero anticipating big Christmas sales in the fourth quarter. No price has been set for the product – but analysts think it … Continue reading
“..My mom recently found and scanned this fantastic family heirloom – - a 1917 edition of “Lee’s Priceless Recipes – A Collection of Famous Formulas and Simple Methods For Farmers – Dairymen – Housekeepers – Mechanics – Manufacturers – Druggists … Continue reading
“..Kaja and Phil Foglio have launched a Kickstarter to fund the printing of volume 12 of the wonderful Girl Genius webcomic – - and to reprint the older books. These are multi-award-winning – independent – steampunk delights..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading
“..It was Gordon’s least successful makeover. In 81 episodes of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares – he’s brought his unique blend of judgement – condemnation – encouragement – and shouting – to 81 failing restaurants in the States – - and … Continue reading
“..The 19th-century thinker identified exploitation – - and questioned the automatic self-regulation of a capitalist economy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Is Marx still relevant? | Books | The Guardian.
“..Bands such as the Dream Syndicate – the Long Ryders – and the Bangles – - created a sound that so influenced Prince – he named his label and studio after it..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Paisley Underground: the 1980s … Continue reading
“..Portraits of Tom Waits taken over the past 35 years join the musician’s own strangely surreal and revealing images – in a sumptuous new photobook..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tom Waits – through the lens of photographer Anton Corbijn | … Continue reading
“..Last night, Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill was crowned queen of the airwaves. She knocked Mike Hosking off his perch to win Best Talk or Current Affairs Host – a category he’d won the last three years. Hill’s eponymous weekend … Continue reading
“..From futuristic cities to a 1980s Chinese restaurant – - a peek back at the real and fictional robot icons of the last century..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> A Brief History of Awesome Robots | Mother Jones.
(ed:..really..?..) go to source/story>>> ‘Bea Arthur Naked,’ Controversial John Currin Painting, Heads To Auction (NSFW)(PHOTO).
“..If you thought Ginger Baker’s recent encounter with a Guardian journalist was awkward – - check out Bruce Willis on The One Show – - or Kay Burley berating Peter Andre..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The six most excruciating interviews … Continue reading
“..In the US more than five million people have lost access to health care. In Greece there’s a 200% increase in HIV cases. And in some of the worst-hit countries – suicide rates are up. David Stuckler – author of … Continue reading
“..The French dance duo throw down the gauntlet to their imitators on their eagerly awaited – and often awe-inspiring – new album..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Daft Punk: Random Access Memories – review | Music | The Guardian.
ed:..there is one big mystery for me re third degree.. ..who was it who told the co-comperes..that it was a good idea/look to affect the montgomery burns stoop/forward-lean..? ..i get so worried that gravity will prevail with one/either of them… … Continue reading
(ed:..today we get the bad news that judith durham is in hospital in australia sufferng from a brain-haemorrhage. ..we wish her well..and celebrate the fact she has one of the most beautiful voices of the last half-century.. ..here she is … Continue reading
“..The old Ripley’s Believe it or Not newspaper comic had a huge and lasting impact on me as a youngster. Neal Thompson has just published his new biography of Ripley – - titled “A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant … Continue reading
“..Singers and songwriters from Robbie Williams to Suggs – - talk tell us the tunes that proved definitive for them. Brian Wilson “‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ from the Beatles’ album – to this day I am still very … Continue reading
“..From Malibu beach houses to New York City penthouses – - stars own some of the most beautiful pads in the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 37 Celebrity Homes That Will Blow Your Mind (PHOTOS).
“..Cut to Coachella and the pyramid. Now I was really pissed! All these people talking about Daft Punk online – and out in nightlife in New York City. I had danced to them DJing on dance floors in Miami at … Continue reading
“..On the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth – let’s learn to love the music – yet still hate the man..”
“..Hitler’s favourite composer was a monster – - but he should still be celebrated..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> On the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth, let’s learn to love the music – yet still hate the man – Comment – … Continue reading