Gr8at: George Carlin

George Carlin

If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “Where’s the self-help section?” She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.

In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem.

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?

Just several examples of the outrageously gifted and highly influential comedian George Carlin (1937 – 2008). Happy to tackle any topic within his lifetime, the cynical New Yorker is frequently voted among the best stand ups.

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Line(s) of the Day #TheCrown

Winston churchill

Where there is heroism there will always be hope.

Sir Winston Churchill (John Lithgow) in the historical Netflix drama The Crown (2016 – ).  With a third series currently in production, the biographical show covers the life of Queen Elizabeth, stretching back to 1947. You can find mre examples of the inspirational wisdom from the great man here and here.

Film Quizzes: Magic

I’ve always been a fan of magic, The powerful to create something using powers that others don’t have for spectacular affect. Though I think Roald Dahl said it best when he explained that those who don’t believe in magic will never see it. How many of the films below can you work out?

Film 1 Magic Film 1 (1950s)

Film Quiz - Loners Film 3 Film 2 (1970s)

kinopoisk.ru Film 3 (1990s)

film 4 magic Film 4 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Anime Film 4 Film 5 (2000s)

film 6 magic Film 6 (2000s)

film 7 magic Film 7 (2000s)

The Prestige Film 8 (2000s)

film 9 magic Film 9 (2000s)

film 8 magic Film 10 (2000s)

Now You See Me Film 11 (2000s)

film-quiz-2016-films-film-6 Film 12 (2000s)

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Line(s) of the Day #Pan’sLabyrinth

Pan's Labarynth

A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamed of the human world. She dreamed of blue skies, soft breeze, and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside, the brightness blinded her and erased every trace of the past from her memory. She forgot who she was and where she came from. Her body suffered cold, sickness, and pain. Eventually, she died. However, her father, the King, always knew that the Princess’ soul would return, perhaps in another body, in another place, at another time. And he would wait for her, until he drew his last breath, until the world stopped turning…

Pan (Toby Jones) in the masterpiece fantasy horror film Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). Set during Spain five years after the 1936 – 1939 Civil War ended, the “Alice Wonderland for adults” tells of a young girl’s escape into a magical and mystical world.

Gr8at: National Geographic: 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs

Regular readers will know how big a fan of photography I am. Especially of The National Geographic, with previous posts including National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2017National Geographic Animal Photographs and Spectacular National Geographic Images. So when I saw a Guardian article highlighting the celebration taking place I just had to share my favourites with you too. As always feel free to share any of your favourites or any experiences of the places or animals involved.

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Film Quizzes: Teachers

My mother is a teacher so this is a quiz I should have done a long time ago as a tribute to the most patient person I know. The cinema certainly has its own view on the profession. For sure there’s some very inspirational figures in there, plus some types of teachers you wouldn’t get from reading the manuals. Everything from the easily manipulated, to the sinister, badly behaved and lost souls. How many will you get?

Teachers film 1     Film 1 ( 1960s)

1-wax-on-wax-off-karate-kid-600     Film 2 (1980s)

Robin Williams Film 2 Film 3 (1980s)

Teachers film 4 Film 4 (1990s)

Teachers film 4 Film 5 (1990s)

Teachers film 5 Film 6 (1990s)

Teachers film 6 Film 7 (2000s)

Teachers film 8 Film 8 (2000s)

Teachers film 9 Film 9 (2000s)

Teachers film 10 Film 10 (2000s)

Teachers film 11 Film 11 (2010+)

WHIPLASH Film 12 (2010+)

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Line(s) of the Day #TheShining

Here's Johnny

Here’s Johnny!

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in the horror phenomenon The Shining (1980). Famously based on a Stephen King novel, it tells of an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who starts to lose his sanity amidst the confines of an isolated hotel.

Line(s) of the Day #SandraBoynton

Sandra Boynton

Research tells us fourteen out of any 10 individuals like chocolate.

The children’s author and illustrator Sandra Boynton (1953 -), who also includes songwriting and directing among her other talents. If you like chocolate as much as those other 13 people, you’ll want to check out my review of The Chocolate Show, striking chocolate outfits and some very wise words by Charles Schulz.

Awards and Other Notifications: Favourite Posts

Celebrating five years made me think about all the posts I’ve done. Looking into the stats, it turns out this is my 1,402th post, which got me wondering about which ones I was especially fond of. I had a think and came up with the following. Feel free to have a look at any of them or share any posts from your blog that have particular resonance for you.

Bond in Motion
Stylish and Iconic Female Outfits
Lumiere Festival
George Bellows’ Best Paintings
Desert Island Films
National Geographic Water and Ice Photographs
Harry Potter Studios Tour
The Things They Carried Review
Truly Dire Football Kits
Things to See: Wimbledon Tour
Things to See: Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains
Sporting Statues