Gr8at: National Geographic Animal Photographs

National Geographic has countless superb images, so it’s my pleasure to do another post sharing their superlative photographs with you all. While my last post focused more on landscapes, this time I’m concentrating on the wide array of animals their photographers have captured. Do you have a favourite? What makes it stand out?

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Line(s) of the Day #ILovedYou

Alexander Pushkin

I loved you, and I probably still do,
And for a while the feeling may remain…
But let my love no longer trouble you,
I do not wish to cause you any pain.
I loved you; and the hopelessness I knew,
The jealousy, the shyness – though in vain –
Made up a love so tender and so true
As may God grant you to be loved again.

The bittersweet poem I loved You (1830) by Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, best known for his writings in the Romantic era of 1800 – 1850.

Things to See: London Super Comic Convention

As mentioned in a recent post which concentrated on the celebratory outfits, I went to the London Super Comic Convention, the first time I’d been to anything like it. As someone who has seen every possible Sheldon t-shirt reference and likes to see himself as London’s Gambit, I couldn’t hold off any longer. I had to go and head down to the Excel Arena and see what it was like.

London Super Comic Convention logo

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Line(s) of the Day #CitizenKane

Charles Foster Kane

I don’t think there’s one word that can describe a man’s life.

Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) in the cinematic masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941). Though largely ignored at the Academy Awards for political reasons, the film thrust it’s writer/director/leading star into the spotlight and has long been considered one of the greatest films ever made.

Line(s) of the Day #ComeAsYouAre

Nirvana - Come as you are

Come as you are
As you were
As I want you to be

Taken from the third track on the album Nevermind (1991) by Nirvana. Despite modest expectations, the album has sold over 24 million copies, brought grunge to the mainstream and is considered one of the great albums of all time.

Gr8at: London Super Comic Convention Costumes

I had a really fun time at the London Super Comic Convention hosted at the Excel centre yesterday. With comic book and their film adaptations as popular as ever, it was no surprise the event (which finishes later today) was such a success.  I took so many photos that rather than try and squeeze them into my review which I’ll be doing soon, like with my Memorable Figures from the Wax Museum I’ve decided to do a fun quiz to see how many you can work out. How many of the comic, cartoon, anime and film stars did you get? Who would you like to have dressed up if you had gone?

London Super Comic Convention Costume 1

London Super Comic Convention Costume 2

London Super Comic Convention Costume 3

London Super Comic Convention Costume 4

London Super Comic Convention Costume 5

London Super Comic Convention Costume 6

London Super Comic Convention Costume 7

London Super Comic Convention Costume 8

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Line(s) of the Day #Gangsta’sParadise

Gangsters Paradise

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I take a look at my life and realize there’s nothin’ left
‘Cause I’ve been blasting and laughing so long,
That even my mama thinks that my mind is gone

Taken from the hip hop song Gangsta’s Paradise from the film Dangerous Minds (1995) by Pennsylvanian rapper Coolio. The song was a huge number hit in the USA (where it was the biggest selling song of the year), the UK, Australia and most of Europe.

Line(s) of the Day #TheGoonies

The Goonies bucket scene

Don’t you realize? The next time you see sky, it’ll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it’ll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what’s right for them. Because it’s their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it’s our time. It’s our time down here. That’s all over the second we ride up Troy’s bucket.

Mikey (Sean Astin) in the comedy treasure hunt adventure The Goonies (1985). If you like adventurous children’s films, you might be interested in this.

Gr8at: Spectacular National Geographic Images

Formerly known as The National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic has long been a byword for exploration; it’s covering of the history of some of the remotest parts of the globe is second to none. It’s also celebrated for its superb photography. Here are eight shots that have been displayed in its publication that I just had to share. Which one grabs you the most?

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Film Quizzes: Ben Stiller

With the release of Zoolander 2, Ben Stiller is right in the news again. How well do you know the New Yorker who doesn’t have to look far for a showbiz connection? After all,his mother Anne Meara was an actress while his father Jerry is an actor comedian, and he’s acted alongside his wife Christine Taylor several times. Do you have a favourite film of his? Does his involvement in a film, either in front of the screen or behind it, make you more likely to see them?

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 1  1. (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 2  2. (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 3  2. (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 4 4. (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 5  5. (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 6  6.  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 7  7.  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 8  8.  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 9  9. (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 10  10. (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 11  11.  (2010+)

Film Quizzes - Ben Stiller Film 12  12.  (2010+)

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