We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus and NSync performances at the 2013 VMA’s – Video Music Award – draw criticism, others are applauded. Pop star’s performance may have gone too far as critics are calling it raunchy and desperate. The VMA’s were televised on August 30, 2013.

We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus

Published on Jun 19, 2013

Music video by Miley Cyrus performing We Can’t Stop. (C) 2013 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

See also, Miley Cyrus Interview 2013

From Wikipedia, MTV Video Music Award

“The Cure” (Charlie Chaplin) 1917 – Black & White, “Silent Movie” (Sound was dubbed in later).

“THE CURE” (1917) Charlie Chaplin | Edna Purviance | Eric Campbell (19:08 minutes)

>> Sound On – This best viewed in SMALL SCREEN the original resolution (240p) is not very high. If you only have a slow speed Internet connection you may:

  1. Reset the resolution by clicking on the ‘gear’ icon at the bottom and selection the even lower resolution (144p), or
  2. Pour a cup of coffee and simply wait awhile for the movie to fully download, or
  3. Most telephone and TV cable companies have technology to improve the low-speed ‘dial-up’ connections [even on some older telephone lines] to high-speed.
  4. Wait until you have access to a high speed connection (IE: WiFi Hotspot – at a nearby restaurant or library).

Remember, if your not interested in all of the advertising, click on the Skip Ad > when it appears. [Personally, I find these unsolicited interruptions in what I am doing increasingly annoying]! My opinion, with so much advertising coming in on YouTube I’m thinking of switching to another video sharing service].

  1. More about Charlie Chaplin in Wikipedia
  2. IMDb – Internet Movie Data base – 1992 Hollywood Film “Chaplin” directed by Richard Attenborough , starring Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys
  3. Charlie Chaplin a 2002 Tamil comedy film directed by Sakthi Chidambaram, starring Prabhu Ganesan and Prabhu Deva.

Turning Your Photographic Enthusiasm Into A Commercial, Professional Photography Business?

John's Images - 534060_541824789176671_1324810968_n  Photograph by John M.R. Webb

Professional Photography – a reality check, from That “NIKON” Guy – Matt Granger

Published on Dec 25, 2012

Considering going ‘PRO’? Excited by the glamour? Here are 6 tips or reality checks, about what it REALLY involves.

PS: Matt Granger, That “NIKON” Guy, is a successful commercial professional photographer. He has a wide range of previous business and career experience (economist, writer, communications, project manager). I’ve always enjoyed Matt’s Australian ‘down-to-earth’ professional teaching style.

Happiest Man In the World

Redux for some of you, my faithful followers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mini-008

“Once a French Biochemist Matthieu Ricard gave up his western lifestyle to become a practicing Buddhist monk in the Himalayas. He is sometimes called the “happiest man in the world” and this is evident in this inspirational presentation on the “Habits of Happiness” at Ted.com. Matthieu observers that happiness is a very vague term; a more definable word is well-being. In this presentation Matthieu outlines how we can train our minds in the habits of well-being to obtain serenity and fulfillment in life.” – as quoted from ExcitedByLife … [ http://www.excitedbylife.com/ ]:

Matthieu Ricard: The habits of happiness

Uploaded on Apr 15, 2008

http://www.ted.com What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Buddhist monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard has devoted his life to these questions, and his answer is influenced by his faith as well as by his scientific turn of mind: We can train our minds in habits of happiness. Interwoven with his talk are stunning photographs of the Himalayas and of his spiritual community.

see also, From zenhabits.net/ – The Mindfulness Guide for the Super Busy: How to Live Life to the Fullest … [ http://zenhabits.net/2009/04/the-mindfulness-guide-for-the-super-busy-how-to-live-life-to-the-fullest/ ] … at zenhabits.net/ … [ http://zenhabits.net/ ]

Paraprosdakians

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Paraprosdakians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous. Winston Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) loved them. [Winston Churchill is also my personal 20th Century hero ~ Stan].

1. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list.

3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

4. If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.

5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

6. War does not determine who is right – only who is left.

7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

9. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

10. In filling out an application, where it says, ‘In case of emergency, Notify:’ I put ‘DOCTOR’.

11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

13. I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure..

14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

15. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

16. You’re never too old to learn something stupid.

17. I’m supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

With thanks to Adam via Biddy

Winston Churchill in Downing Street giving his...

Winston Churchill in Downing Street giving his famous ‘V’ sign. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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80-year-old Saskatchewan Farmer

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Redux for some of you, my faithful followers.

 

An 80-year-old Saskatchewan farmer goes to the clinic in Saskatoon, for a check-up.

The doctor is amazed at what good shape the guy is in and asks, ‘How do you stay in such great physical condition?’

‘I’m from Saskatchewan and in my spare time I like to hunt and fish’ says the old guy, ‘and that’s why I’m in such good shape. I’m up well before daylight, in the field ploughing and mending fences and when I’m not doing that, I’m out hunting or fishing. In the evening, I have a beer and all is well.’

‘Well’ says the doctor, ‘I’m sure that helps, but there’s got to be more to it. How old was your father when he died?’

‘Who said my father’s dead?’

The doctor is amazed. ‘You mean you’re 80 years old and your father’s still alive? How old is he?’

‘He’s 100 years old,’ says the old Sask boy. ‘In fact he hunted with me this morning, and then we went to the topless bar for a while and had some beer and that’s why he’s still alive. He’s a Saskatchewan farmer and he’s a hunter and fisherman too.’

‘Well,’ the doctor says, ‘that’s great, but I’m sure there’s more to it than that. How about your father’s father? How old was he when he died?’

‘Who said my Grandpa‘s dead?’

Stunned, the doctor asks, ‘you mean you’re 80 years old and your grandfather’s’ still alive?’

‘He’s 118 years old,’ says the man.

The doctor is getting frustrated at this point, ‘So, I guess he went hunting with you this morning too?’

‘No, Grandpa couldn’t go this morning because he’s getting married today.’

At this point the doctor is close to losing it. ‘Getting married!! Why would a 118 year-old guy want to get married?’

‘Who said he wanted to?’

[Taken from the Internet, with apologies to unknown original author.]

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From Bear to Bare

From My Little Corner of The World

Grizzly Bear Charge in Jasper, Alberta & Topless Women in Kelowna, BC, Canada

You’ll have to watch for it, the first Grizzly Bear Charge is just 34 seconds in, from 90° to the right. This video, from a head camera, goes blurry for awhile, as Brad dove off the trail to his left. You’ll understand the video being a little bit shaky; sometimes the camera lens has a film of water – as Brad crashed through the underbrush. The sow (a female Grizzly) finally leads her cubs off at a distance, on the hill, at 3:08 minutes into the video. (“Personally, I feel and I think that feeding a Grizzly Bear family for the coming winter would be a good way to die.” ~ Uncle Stan)

First Published on Aug 4, 2013

“While mountain biking in Jasper, Alberta on August 4, 2013, my cousin Dan and I were charged by a grizzly sow three times.
We were riding single track just outside of Jasper town-site (9c) when the encounter occurred. I rode to the top of a hill and applied the brakes to wait for Dan and plan my descent. My brakes squealed a bit, then I heard a growl and looked to my right to see a grizzly bear charging at me.
After careening down the hill a bit on my bike, I was able to distance myself from the bear. According to Dan, who was subsequently charged, the sow stopped on the trail where I had been standing.
When Dan arrived on the scene, he created a distraction, which drew the bear to him. He managed to grab the bear spray from his bag in time to brace himself, but the bear stopped approximately 10 meters from him – just outside the spray’s effective range. Frankly, I’m glad we didn’t have to injure the mother in any way.
Meanwhile, I worked my way along the bottom of the gully toward Dan so that I wasn’t alone in the rough bush. As I reached him, the sow and her cub charged toward us slightly once more before heading away in the direction that we had come from.
We waited a few minutes, then walked away from the scene along the trail with bear spray in hand.”~ Dan

Website for Parks Canada – Jasper National Park.

PS: Years ago I became a member of the NSMB – North Shore Mountain Biking Club. I’ve not bothered to renew my membership as I have grown older, but I still follow many adventures. ~ Stan

PPS: On a totally unrelated topic – from bear to bare: More news from the this past weekend – Sunday, August 25, 2013 was International Go Topless Day, a celebration of equality that falls the day before Women’s Equality Day in the U.S. “Events on the special day are planned all over the US and other countries as well, encouraging women to bare their chests in public, and suggesting men cover theirs up with bras or bikinis to highlight the double standard.” Do you think Go Topless Day is a good way to celebrate equality between the sexes? (Please respond to the Petition of the Go Topless Day Organization) … “The idea behind the Go Topless movement is to promote gender equality,” said Lori Welbourne in her blog On A Brighter Note. In this YouTube video Lori Welbourne asks Walter Gray, the Mayor of Kelowna, (British Columbia, Canada) if it’s legal (for a woman) to be topless there. Yes, Alma, it is!

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