Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.
The theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018) who sadly passed today. As well as his scentific genius, the legendary Englishman was considered a true inspiration for not allowing his motor neurone disease hold him back. The 76 year old’s wonderful sense of humour was also reflected in his cameos in shows like The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory and Futurama.
Actually Homer, that’s just one. See, each push-up includes both an up part and a down part.
Lenny (Harry Shearer) in the hugely influential and long-running cartoon The Simpsons (1989 – ). You can find more wit relating to the hilarious Homer, here, here and here.(Photo credit: The War of the Simpsons)
I’ve been told I’m as good as whistling as I am singing. Which I’ve decided to take as a compliment and use it as inspiration for a post about some of the best whistling songs around. Featuring more one hit wonders than you might think (more here), please enjoy my eight favourite whistling songs that just beg you to join in. Do you have a favourite? Any others that you like?
I’ve always been a huge fan of The Simpsons. At its peak it really was astonishingly witty, sharp and hilarious. I’ve done two posts in recent times, one on its visual jokes and one on its wit, but I thought it was about time I did one on funny scenes. Below are eight of my favourites. Do you recognise many of them? Which character did you like most?
I don’t know him. For two years I was at home, watching `The Simpsons.’
Argentinian tennis star Juan Martin del Potro when asked if he knew anything about his next opponent John-Patrick Smith. The 2009 winner of the US Open has had rotten luck with injuries, and played only 14 matches in two years.
The hilarious line as said to Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta) in one of my favourite episodes, King-Sized Homer. The Simpsons (1989 – ) is one of TV’s most successful and most enduring ever shows. The image is from the War of the Simpsons website.
I had planned on doing a wider description of Dublin’s Wax Museum, especially after I previously did an introductory style piece. But although the museum includes information about Irish history, its politics and its many famous writers, it will always be a very visual place and so my post will focus on that too. Below are a mix of musicians and very fictional entertaining characters, including the fifth James Bond, a boy wizard, the King of Pop and a very hairy Wolfman. How good do you think they are?
Who doesn’t love The Simpsons? In it’s first third of episodes, it featured countless wonderful episodes, memorable scenes and hilarious jokes. I recently did a post on eight memorable jokes from that era, but this time I thought I’d highlight how The Simpsons was funny even without dialogue. Which ones makes you laugh most? Do you recognise the episodes they came from? Most of the images are taken from The War of the Simspons.
TIME magazine named it the 20th century’s best television series. It has won 31 Primetime Emmy Awards and has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Despite intense competition, The Simpson has arguably influenced comedy more than any other show. Here are eight examples of just why it has achieved such iconic status. The stills are from babysimpson.co.uk.
Yes, it has reached that time! It really was one year ago to the day when I decided, aided by my very helpful and supportive girlfriend Madeleine, to set up a blog showcasing my writing and my major passions. Since starting off with this first post 12 month ago, I have continued to showcase my writing, as well as expanding it to includephotographs I have taken, my own creative writing and reviewing places of interest. I really do thank you for your support. Discovering your great blogs, as well as hearing your insight on my posts, has just added to the experience. This blog wouldn’t be anything without you.
Later today I will reveal my favourite posts, but first I wanted to share some data information I think you might find interesting.