Monthly Archives: August 2011
I received the following mail which seems to be doing the rounds. It was funnier than the ones I’ve seen before so I thought I’d share (click on any image and it should take you to a place you can look at them one by one full-size and without overlapping):
Something to lighten the mood…
- The Story of Stuff (ficklefolly.wordpress.com)
- The bible’s old stuff is way funnier than the new stuff (thepunch.com.au)
- Clear As Mud. (doesitallmatter2.wordpress.com)
- stuff of legends (edinburghexchanges.wordpress.com)
- I Have Beans (embejoetc.wordpress.com)
Today I would like just to canvas the opinion of people coming to this blog about tattoos. It seems to me that the fashion for wearing them is really growing, and yet tattoos seem to be like Marmite – you either love them or you hate them. In some cases people might like some discrete and unique body marking, others will accept tattoos no mater how extreme, the more the better, and then again there are those who don’t like any.
I am putting a poll together below that shows a range of attitudes to tattoos – it may not be a full spectrum of the way people react to them but please mark all the statements in the below that you would agree with about tattoos.
Anything more you would like to add, feel free to open up discussion in the comments.
- Would You Get a Crafty Tattoo? (casasugar.com)
- Literary tattoos (lolablueblog.wordpress.com)
- [BONUS] Quoth The Tattoo (skulladay.blogspot.com)
- A Permanent Relationship With Words: Literary Tattoos (via Amanda Rudd’s Blog) (myjfashion.wordpress.com)
Occasionally these blog posts will contain more than one video – especially if the video is one item which was split up into separate items as this day chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley was split up in order to keep them on HD in YouTube.
They are all one day out, and they can best be enjoyed from beginning to end as one piece, hence putting them into a single post.
I don’t always do this, but sometimes I just feel like it.
OK, so here are the videolinks in order of their appearance:
- Interesting interviews with top chateaux in Bordeaux (bkwineblog.blogspot.com)
- Amboise on the Loire (wcs4.blogspot.com)
- Google Tightens YouTube Thumb Ties (arnoldit.com)
- Most viewed YouTube video hits 600 Million views (techarisma.com)
- YouTube Edu restructured (explainingmaths.wordpress.com)
|Playout date:||21st March 2011 (Made August 2010)|
|Post Production:||CyberLink Power Director 8|
|Location:||Sealife Centre, Great Yarmouth|
|Other people featured:||Sophie|
|Genre:||Zoo and Aquarium showcasing|
|Music used:||Quanta Qualia by Hayley Westenra
|Languages used:||Russian, Ukrainian|
|Animals featured:||Nurse sharks, zebra shark, reef sharks, green sea turtle, Monodactylus fishes|
A film showing the beauty and intelligence of aquarium sharks. The nurse sharks and zebra shark showcased here are a beautiful thing to observe at close range. These are not dangerous attackers in the main for human swimmers, as you will see that the size and form of the mouth is not similar to that of the notorious great whites, etc. Even these smaller fishes like the monos, and also the sea turtle sharing the aquarium are relatively safe from being attacked by the big sharks. The smaller sharks, the reef sharks, are ironically more risky than the big ones, but they are not really large enough to damage a turtle.
The zebra shark (Stegosoma fasciatum) has a long tail which it uses to thrash through schools of larger fishes to stun or kill by impact and then it can turn and eat what it has hit. The monos here are even too small to be impacted by that, and they fly under the zebra shark’s radar – as long as it is kept well-fed!
Enjoy the pure tones of Hayley Westenra, and my atrocious pun in the title that you need to know Italian to be able to get.
- Daily Adorbs, Shark Week Version: Shark Baby (thegloss.com)
- Shark Week: Inside tonight’s special with Andy Samberg (insidetv.ew.com)
- Are zebra sharks the same as leopard sharks (wiki.answers.com)
- Least surprising thing of the day: Diver kisses shark, then gets bitten (rather graphic video) (offthebench.nbcsports.com)
What this is, is the second of about four or five Prague vlog videos all taken on a walk the same evening. It carries on from the film A Summer Prague which you’ll find in the Travel and Places category – Czech Republic on this blog. This part starts in the Andel area where I’m looking for something to eat, and then start to walk home, and notice that a lot of the advertising on the sides of the streets as well as the reliefs of the buildings in the area seem to have a 3D motif, such as the U Buldoka sculptured pub sign. It is all in great light and in HD, with a selection of nice background tracks, as in this case, and some effects too now and again. This gives you some of the essence of Prague in the summer.
No music in the sound track of this one, but some more nice music is coming up in later parts of the walk…
- Skype Partners night in Prague (13/09/07) (blogs.skype.com)
- Trip to Prague made easier with sightseeing pass | British Airways – Travel Industry News (travelnews.britishairways.com)
- Clocks, Bridges, Castles, and Beer! – Prague, Czech Republic (travelpod.com)