Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fridays With The Furies



Do You Want The Good News Or The Bad News First??

First of all, Paramount has just put 100 of their movies on YOU TUBE for free. Some good stuff, mostly crap but I was excited to see one of my all time guilty pleasures, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE made the list. I excitedly clicked the icon only to find that because I live in CANADA, I can't get these movies. I live in what amounts to a third world nation according to US entertainment and communication companies. This is such crap. I totally hate this stuff because it makes no sense. Why can't ALL of North America enjoy all the fabulous stuff that the Internet provides? Why must there be restrictions on anyone. This isn't CHINA or RUSSIA or is it? If so then why isn't the Chinese food in this town any better.

Once again I am just yelling into the wind I know as you have heard me bitch about this same topic before.

What Is The Month For Oktoberfest, Again?


This Is Too Crazy, Even For China

First of all, who makes a road with FIFTY LANES?? That is insanity to begin with. Imagine all the accidents that will come from just the changing of the lanes or the cars that run out of gas in the middle of lane 30. What about people who are suck but have to use the restroom, or need food, or water for their children or babies? What if this blockage all happens during a storm or freeze or heat wave? Is there are rescue plan or does everyone die a slow and cannibal filled death? At what point do you beg for death - when the whole thing bottlenecks into a pay toll or long before that? At wait point do you start to kill drivers around you? I assume at the point when you discover you have a gun and some bullets. Now if I was a young entrepreneur I would jump at my chance to sell snacks to these people at overinflated prices. Just get a little moped with a cooler on the back and go make a million. This is insane but so typical for China. I have, of course, only one reasonable solution. I am sorry you have seen me use it before but some situation, absolutely do call for it and this is one of them.

The congestion was caused by a new checkpoint at the other side of the toll, which reduced the width of the road from 50 to less than 20 lanes. 
The shocking scenes were one of the many traffic nightmares across the country yesterday. Motorways in other major cities, such as Shanghai and Nanjing, also saw serious congestion.
Known as the 'Golden Week', the Chinese National Day celebration witnesses an explosion in tourism every year. It's one of the few opportunities for people to get time off work and enjoy a long-distance holiday.
China's National Tourism Administration estimated that more than 750 million Chinese would be on the move between October 1 and 7, which is half of the nation’s population. 
The figure marks a 6.1 year-on-year increase.


Now The Bravest Girl In Show Business

Selena Gomez underwent chemotherapy after she was diagnosed with lupus two years ago.
The 23-year-old singer was forced to step away from the spotlight in late 2013 in order to undergo the aggressive form of treatment, also used to kill cancer cells, to stomp out the symptoms of her life-threatening autoimmune disease.
Speaking to Billboard magazine, she said: ''I was diagnosed with lupus, and I've been through chemotherapy. That's what my break was really about. I could've had a stroke.''
The 'Come & Get It' hitmaker's diagnosis meant she had to abruptly axe the Australian and Asian leg of her world tour in December 2013, but rumours soon began to surface suggesting she'd actually checked into rehab for addiction.
She explained: ''I'm so[...]nice to everybody and everyone is so vile to me. I've been working since I was 7. I've been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17. It's so disappointing that I've become a tabloid story.''
However, the brunette beauty believes the negative comments and false accusations about her personal life ''motivated'' her to pen her new studio album 'Revival.'
She said: ''The hate motivated me. This is my time. I've deserved this. I earned it. This is all me.''
Lupus is a potentially fatal disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue leading to inflammation in many parts of the body.
The common symptoms include pain or swelling in the joints, muscle pain, fever, chest pain, hair loss, mouth/nasal ulcers, facial rashes and extreme fatigue.
It's believed 240,000 Americans have been diagnosed with lupus, with the illness mainly affecting young women, according to the National Institute of Health.

Sunset Selfies By John Marshall

While spending a month living alone on Maine’s Frye Island, writer and TV producer John Marshall entertained himself by creating Sunset Selfies. It’s an awesomely entertaining series of photos in which Marshall interacts with homemade cardboard characters on the beach (and sometimes in the water), perfectly silhouetted by the beautiful setting sun, which also turns the sky into a gorgeous colorful backdrop. Each scene tells a story in which Marshall whimsically interacts with wildlife, fantastic creatures, aliens, and even favorite famous characters.

On his Sunset Selfies blog each scene is accompanied by a brief description.

“When I’m on the island, I make one cardboard cutout each night and take a silhouette picture with it. The process has a few simple rules:
1) I don’t have any help; I use a ten-second timer on my camera and run into the shot.
2) I don’t use any special tools; I mostly use cardboard from the town dump, a cheap pair of scissors and a common kitchen knife.
3) I don’t grab props off the web and insert them later; I only use props I find around the cabin or make myself. (Actually the dragon’s fire did come from the web, but mostly I avoid that.)
My hope is that others, especially kids, will see that they can make these too. I’d love to see what they come up with. Anyway, for me, there is something magical in these images. I love to watch my crude cutouts come to life in silhouette and then see how people respond to them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.”


When You Have To Explain The Joke....

Then it's not funny ya stupid robot.