Category Archives: celebrate

thirty

a semiperfect number

a harshad number

a square pyramidal number

Zinc’s atomic number is 30

between 29 and 31

the number of variations in Bach’s Goldberg Variations

the second point won in a tennis match

according to Albert Camus in ‘”The Myth of Sisyphus” the age of thirty is a crucial period in the life of a man, for at that age he gains a new awareness of the meaning of time.

happy birthday

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Hugo Chavez – Damn you Israel!

I was just reading a few online news sites and stumbled on a new conference by the great Chavez, in it he just simply says what everyone is thinking without daring to pronounce it. He is not re-inventing the wheel here, he is just not complying with the simple shut up and watch approach.

I managed to find an English translation, as well as a French one (sorry for the messy 3 post i couldn’t find an easy way to post for Dailymotion)

“Chávez: Don’t you see the Yankie Empire? Don’t you see the Massacre, the genocidal state of Israel has committed? Against a pascifist group, who were delivering a humanitarian load of goods to the people of Palestine, who are in Gaza, encircled from all sides by Israel, they don’t even allow them water!
Masacred, well you’ve seen it for yourselves. And then there’s the USA. The USA has said “they are concerned!” Ah, they are worried..
Imagine, God forbid, this would happen in Venezuelan Waters! Are we already invaded? Be sure they’re not going to invade us!
But no, Israel is allowed to do anything, so this is an example of double standards.
The Obama administration condemns terrorism, only when it isn’t committed by themselves, themselves or their allies, Israel.
They accuse us, they accuse me! Accuse me of supporting terrorism! It’s them, they support terrorism!
I will say it again, from the depth of my soul: Damn you Israel, damn you! Terrorist and murderers!
And long live the People of Palestine!
And think of this, Israel finances the opposition in Venezuela. They finance the counter-revolution, there are Israeli Terrorist Groups and Mossad, who are following me, trying to kill me. That’s one of the burdons we have to deal with, but we’ve got them spotted, we know they’re all over the Caribean. And we have a lot of friends, they are not invisible, they’re not ‘the invisible man’. They are used to fight defenseless groups like the humanitarians. In the middle of the night they lower themselves from their helicopters, shooting their automatic guns. Most of those people were sleeping when they entered. In International Waters, it’s a War Crime!
Where is the International Legal Authority, where is the UN? Where is International Justice, for the love of God!
Where is Justice in this World?”


Star Wars Cantina – star studded cast for Adidas

in honour of the Fifa 2010 World Cup, Adidas wanted to put stars in our eyes

a short movie style advert by Adidas featuring a full cast of A listers (think Snoop Dog, the Daft Punk, Noel Gallagher, David Beckham and lots more)………..what’s FANtastic about this ad is that they incorporated the full storyboard into one of the Star Wars movies. Worth the 2 minutes


happy 5th birthday


Clo Clo

this is what the French affectionately call Claude Francois one of France’s biggest musical talents of the 20th century. again this one died a little too young (an accident not suicide………..but they do all die young don’t they)

oh yeah and he was also an Egypt born and raised…………..a lot of those in the 1930s and 40s…..i wonder why has that changed now, is it that our Arab nations are not as welcoming to Europeans as they once were? or is it that Europeans that are now born and raised in our Arab nation are just not good enough to produce such pure talent as Dalida, CloClo and many more

anyhoooow, my brain is too lazy to write much tonight so your stuck with musical posts

I chose Alexandrie Alexandra for this post  because it is an awesome song (in my opinion) and also as homage to one of my dearest friends who shares first name with the song’s title. and yeah he is singing about Alexandria the Egyptian city

as bonus track for this post you get to hear the original version of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”……yup yup Sinatra’s version was a cover to Claude F’s “Comme d’habitude” (he co-wrote it with Jacques Revaux in 1967, after that Paul Anka adapted it to English)


Dalidations

been a few posts since i shared a little music, i thought it was time since i was zoning out on you tube videos (i still wonder how i managed to zone out before you tube existed).

in my music video trolling i bumped into one of my fave oldies Dalida, a great entertainer who’s flame of life blew out too early like a lot of music’s geniuses………….she was of Italian descent, born and raised in Egypt she also spent a great part of her adult life in France, her light switched off in 1987 due to an overdose (yes suicide)

here are a few of her masterpieces (it was difficult to pick as they are all fabulous), enjoy

the dress in this one is a killer

perhaps one of her less known songs, here is what she thought of Zorba the Greek………..just a happy man who spent his summer days dancing the Sirtaki to cover in pink the greyness of life


Like A Prayer

just because she IS fabulous