Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

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Where am I walking?

May 5, 2016
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How am I fencing?

April 20, 2016

 

I remember taking fencing in high school and I really enjoyed it.  However, we did not have all the lights and the jumping.  This video makes it look like way more fun!

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What am I Lego-loving?

April 13, 2016

 

According to the producer, “This is a working particle accelerator built using LEGO bricks. I call it the LBC (Large Brick Collider). It can accelerate a LEGO soccer ball to just over 12.5 kilometers per hour.”

 

Thank you, HMS Defiant

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Why am I dancing?

March 9, 2016

 

Look here for videos showing how Swedish musician Martin Molin built his incredible machine – a hand-made music box that powers a kick drum, bass, vibraphone and other instruments using a hand crank and 2,000 marbles.

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It’s got a nice beat.  You can dance to it.

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What am I writing?

January 11, 2016

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The Newbery, the Caldecott, the King awards have all been announced for this year, but what about the Bulwer-Lytton Award?  This award, created in 1982 by San Jose University, recognizes the world’s worst sentence.  This award was inspired by Victorian author Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, who penned the infamous, “it was a dark and stormy night.”   In full:

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.” — Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford (1830)

More information including writing contest rules, winners, more wretched writing, and a quiz I particularly liked where you have to determine if a passage was written by Dickens or Bulwer-Lytton, can be found at Bulwer-Lytton website.

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Whose birthday am I noting on tattoo Tuesday?

September 15, 2015

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No, no.  Not this Fay Ray . . .

 

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This Fay Wray – who was born on September 15 in 1907.  Although best known for her role in King Kong, Miss Ray had a career in film and television that spanned 57 years.

She appeared other films such as The Countess of Monte Cristo,  Doctor X, and The Most Dangerous Game, and on television in shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Perry Mason, and Playhouse 90.

Fay Wray died quietly in her sleep on August 8, 2004.  She was 96 years old.  Two days after her death, the lights of the Empire State Building were extinguished for 15 minutes in her memory.

Of course, someone is sporting a tattoo of this lovely lady . . .

wray tattooCredit:  Wikipedia

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What am I celebrating?

August 16, 2015

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On August 16, the third annual BACON Festival takes place in Reykjavik Iceland.

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This year’s event marks the third annual Reykjavik Bacon Festival, an exciting day in Reykjavik that bacon-lovers cannot resist. People from all over the world flock to the streets of Reykjavik to enjoy country music and the greasy, delectable taste of anything and everything bacon. At the festival, an array of chefs cook up a feast of bacon-inspired treats for everyone to try, including bacon sushi and bacon-flavored popcorn. At this family-friendly event, anyone can participate in various bacon-themed events and collect any recipes that entice them. This day is one for the books and one you should not miss. If you needed an excuse to get away to Reykjavik this summer, the Bacon Festival is certainly a worthwhile reason!

Here is a photo from last year’s event.

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What am I Lego-loving?

June 25, 2015

 

Oh, yes!  Lego-loving and food art, all in one! From Grant Thompson – “The King of Random”

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Where am I shopping?

June 16, 2015

Summer is fast approaching.  In my town, summer is that short interval when people venture out of doors, and the attractions of the city are briefly open.  One of these outdoor attractions is the Cleveland Flea that sets up in Tyler Village, an old industrial part of the city.

Here are some photos of a recent Flea:

DSC01852The location – note the interesting terra cotta motifs on the tops of these buildings.

DSC01842Some mid-century modern treasures.

DSC01832These boots are made for marching.

DSC01830A poor child being devoured by a shark.

DSC01851And food . . .

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DSC01844I did not try these, but they sound interesting.

DSC01841I always wondered how they were made.

 

DSC01848Are ramps popular other places?

DSC01837I loved this little bakery trailer.

DSC01827And handsome crafts!

It was fun.  We’ll go back.

 

 

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Why am I Australia-Dreaming?

May 29, 2015

I love this very cool video of the Sydney Opera House – think of all the things you could project onto that beautiful surface.