It’s been awhile since I’ve posted one of these. I, personally, find Google fascinating … here’s some fun things to do with Goggle … load Google.com then type in one of the phrases into the search bar and then press I’m Feeling Lucky. Should you have it set to auto-search, then type in the phrase and click on the words … have fun!!!!
One of my personal favorites is Google Gothic …flames and all!!!
I enjoy some of the singing/dancing competition shows, but it’s no secret to those that know me that I prefer the non-US versions of most of them. X-Factor Britain, Australia’s Got Talent and, amazingly enough, Ukraine’s Got Talent … To me – when the idiotic 90 second time constraint is removed – the depth of talent can shine forth. Also, most of the time the judges are secondary to the talent. In other words, it’s not the judges show – it’s truly a T A L E N T show. Of course, there’s always the acts that aren’t going to do well – but that’s to be expected. It’s the unexpected treasures along the way that make the viewing so worth while.
Let me preface this clip with ~ First, I “lurve” me some Etta James. I’ve heard so many lousy covers of her work … THIS clip was a revelation!!!! Secondly, NEVER judge a book by it’s cover … when I first saw him, all I could think of was “OMG, Pee Wee Herman.” Not by a long shot – I agree with Louie… A Star has been born!!! (BTW, notice the complete lack of buzzers!!!)
I also like the idea that these contestants stand on their own – their looks are not part of the package…the talent is what makes the deal. This clip also resonated with me because I’m such a firm believer in the importance of arts in the schools. As someone said to me today – “When we lose the Arts (in Public Education) we lose our humanity. We lose our ability to build bridges.” Listen carefully to the story on this clip…when I realized just what he’d managed to accomplish with his music .,.. I’ll admit it, I cried.
And one last clip ~ Auditioning for a show is stressful enough, but imagine doing it completely on your own. This fellow is a London chimney sweep who wants to sing…and actually is darn good at it!!! (Evidently, he’s a good sweep as well!!!)
I’ve got a few more clips to share, but I’ll do that tomorrow …. enjoy!!!
It’s no secret, I’m an enormous Dr. Who fan. No, I don’t have a Tardis Talking Cookie Jar (in England shouldn’t it be referred to as a biscuit jar?)
or even a Dr. Who set of minatures ~
However, that said ~ I’m also a fan of contests that get “young-uns” involved and creative. Enter BBC Learning in collaboration with Blue Peter announced this year’s Script to Screen competition:
“Launched by the Doctor himself, the challenge was simple. Schoolchildren aged 9-11 should write a short Olympics-themed script full of the usual Doctor Who ingredients including humour, drama and a touch of magic!
There was a huge response to the competition and Doctor Who’s Executive Producer, Caroline Skinner, praised the quality of the entries, saying: ‘We loved reading all of the scripts from schools across the UK and the standard of entries was truly outstanding. It was a difficult, but a tremendously fun task to choose a winner and it was just brilliant to see so many children being creative in developing an adventure for the Doctor. We hope all fans enjoy this special one-off mini episode!'”
Stephen Moffat picked the winner – and here’s the episode complete with sonic screwdriver and weeping angel … and the Olympics – who knew?”
“Great men are they who see that spiritual thought is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson Progress of Culture
“Thoughts are free and subject to no rule. On them rests the freedom of man, and they tower above the light of nature… create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy from which new arts flow.”
“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth –
more than ruin – more even than death… Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.”