Ravings From The Bog


Fantastic Gymnastic Performance
January 19, 2009, 11:59 am
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A fantastic and amazing performance – and she came second!



Star Trek Art – Cool!
January 19, 2009, 1:03 am
Filed under: Apple Mac, Art, Entertainment, Movies, Thoughts, TV, Weird & Wonderful | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Starship EnterpriseFound this while browsing – great idea!  I wish I had the skills to do this sort of thing and the creative brain to think of it…

It’s a wallpaper for iPhones – can’t remember the website though! 😦



Tony Hart Dies At 83 He Will Be Missed!
January 18, 2009, 8:28 pm
Filed under: Art, Culture, Entertainment, Life, Memories, News, Thoughts, TV, UK | Tags: , , , , , , ,

He will be missed!Many of us remember with affection the TV programme from the Sixties and Seventies, Vision On. At centre stage, the immensely talented Tony Hart had us all enthralled with his skills and made art seem something within everyone’s grasp. Loved it! RIP



Sherrybaby – Another Great Gyllenhaal Movie!
December 30, 2008, 12:17 am
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Maggie Does It Again!Just finished watching Maggie Gyllenhaal in Sherrybaby – everything a good independent film should be, and more! Best film I’ve seen in 2008 by far. Recommended!



Human Beings – Adrian Mitchell Poetry
December 24, 2008, 12:27 am
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HUMAN BEINGS 
Adrian Mitchell 
Look at your hands
your beautiful useful hands
you’re not an ape
you’re not a parrot
you’re not a slow loris
or a smart missile
you’re human
not british
not american
not israeli
not palestinian
you’re human
not catholic
not protestant
not muslim
not hindu
you’re human
we all start human
we end up human
human first
human last
we’re human
or we’re nothing
nothing but bombs
and poison gas
nothing but guns
and torturers
nothing but slaves
of Greed and War
if we’re not human
look at your body
with its amazing systems
of nerve-wires and blood canals
think about your mind
which can think about itself
and the whole universe
look at your face
which can freeze into horror
or melt into love
look at all that life
all that beauty
you’re human
they are human
we are human
let’s try to be human
dance!



Beautiful Machine Of Death
December 11, 2008, 1:04 am
Filed under: Art, History, Technology, Thoughts, War | Tags: , , ,

Oh Shit!What a fantastic photograph! Many people say that the Nazis had the best uniforms; the Americans have the best military aircraft by a long way. The A10 Warthog is just an amazing piece of kit. I’ve actually seen one of these up close at the Hamilton Air Show, in Ontario, back in 1991.  While not really a streamlined aircraft, it has a clear sense of purpose and I can only imagine how it must feel to be at the wrong end of one of these killing machines. Originally designed to combat the expected massed Soviet tank regiments steamrolling their way across West Germany, they’re now used as close air support for ground operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. My favourite aircraft, after the beautiful McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom.



Marilyn Monroe – Google & Life Magazine
November 20, 2008, 10:03 pm
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Marilyn Monroe - YUMMY!Google are hosting LIFE magazine’s photographic archive on their servers. Among many other great photographs are 200 of Marilyn Monroe at various stages of her career. If I’m honest, I could look at her photos all day long. Not sure exactly what it is, but her mysterious allure is incredible – gorgeous!

Link: Google’s archive of images