Daily Archives: May 18, 2012

QUAND L’APPETIT VA TOUT VA… OBELIX (Il faut vivre pour manger….”)



Un extrait du super long métrage animé “Astérix et Cléopatre”… 

I don’t know about you, but…times have changed a little (for some): We eat to live, rather than live to eat, wouldn’t you say? 

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New lawsuit takes aim at Facebook privacy (from France 24 International)


New lawsuit takes aim at Facebook privacy (from France 24 International)

New lawsuit takes aim at Facebook privacy (from France 24 International) (click to access story)

From the article: “AFP – A new lawsuit consolidating several complaints about Facebook’s privacy policies was filed Friday in California, seeking damages for US users of the social network for improper tracking.

The class action suit alleges that Facebook was improperly tracking Internet use of its members even after they logged out of their accounts.

It consolidates 21 related cases filed in more than a dozen states in 2011 and early 2012.”

I’d say rename it: FaceOpenBook or just OpenBook!


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Alfred Stieglitz tried to CHANGE the point of view of American photographers. Taking pictures of poor horses pulling charriots through the deep Manhattan snow. Noticing the poor people on a cruise ship to Europe. He liked provocation too: Some of his exhibitions got some trouble, because he presented nudes. Stieglitz HAS changed the goals of photography world wide, not only in America.
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I’ve written some book reviews for amazon, where I introduced a Stieglitz-quotation, he once said: “When I look back to those early days when the Flat Iron Building was such a passion of mine, I think of my father, who said to me, ALFRED HOW CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH THAT HIDEOUS BUILDING? – Why Pa, I answered, it is not hideous. That’s the new America. That building is to America, what the PARTHENON was to Greece. MY FATHER WAS HORRIFIED.“
Flat Iron Building
photo above, featuring the Flat Iron Building, Manhattan:…

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David Cameron: the eurozone is at a crossroads – video (from the Guardian)


David Cameron: the eurozone is at a crossroads – video (from the Guardian)

David Cameron: the eurozone is at a crossroads – video (from the Guardian) click to access this important news)

From the article: “At a gathering of business leaders in Manchester, the prime minister promised he would do whatever necessary to protect Britain from the fallout of any breakup of the eurozone, and reiterated that it was in Britain’s interest for the monetary union to ‘sort out its problems’. He said the British economy was moving in the right direction and urged the eurozone to adopt its own ‘pro-business, pro-growth agenda’ “

Black Bird (my photographic memoir)


Black Bird (my photographic memoir)

Black Bird (my photographic memoir)

This Day in History: MOUNT SAINT HELENS ERUPTS (1980)


Mount Saint Helens Erupts (1980)

Beginning in mid-March 1980, a series of earth tremors and steam explosions at Washington‘s Mount Saint Helens suggested that the volcano—dormant since 1857—was on the verge of erupting. Then, on May 18, the entire north side of the mountain exploded in a cloud of ash, rock, and fiery gases that collapsed a good part of it and carried debris for many miles. About 60 people were killed, and millions of tons of ash blanketed much of the American northwest. How far did the ash eventually spread? More… Discuss

Left: Mount Saint Helens from Johnson Ridge, S...

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC): On Age and Feelings


Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Discuss

Teddy Thompson – Leonard Cohen’s “Tonight Will Be Fine” (from “I’m Your Man”)


 “Tonight Will Be Fine”
(By Leonard Cohen, from his album with Songs from a Room (1969)

Sometimes I find I get to thinking of the past. 
We swore to each other then that our love would surely last. 
You kept right on loving, I went on a fast, 
now I am too thin and your love is too vast. 
But I know from your eyes 
and I know from your smile 
that tonight will be fine, 
will be fine, will be fine, will be fine 
for a while. 

I choose the rooms that I live in with care, 
the windows are small and the walls almost bare, 
there’s only one bed and there’s only one prayer; 
I listen all night for your step on the stair. 

But I know from your eyes 
and I know from your smile 
that tonight will be fine, 
will be fine, will be fine, will be fine 
for a while. 

Oh sometimes I see her undressing for me, 
she’s the soft naked lady love meant her to be 
and she’s moving her body so brave and so free. 
If I’ve got to remember that’s a fine memory. 

And I know from her eyes 
and I know from her smile 
that tonight will be fine, 
will be fine, will be fine, will be fine 
for a while.

Excerpts from Wikipedia article:  Leonard Norman CohenCC GOQ (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality, and interpersonal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fameand both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honour.

While giving the speech at Cohen’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 10 March 2008, Lou Reed described Cohen as belonging to the “highest and most influential echelon of songwriters.”

Donna Summer- Hot Stuff


Related Article:

Remembering Donna Summers: Last Dance


Excerpts from Wikipedia article: “LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by the stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer-songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s. She had a mezzo-soprano vocal range, and was a five-time Grammy Awardwinner. Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the U.S. Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 13-month period.

Summer died on May 17, 2012. The Associated Press reports that she died in the morning at her home in Key West, Florida at age 63 following a battle with cancer. The Bradenton Herald quotes “Sarasota County records” stating that she lived in Englewood, Florida at the time of her death. The reference did not state the place of her death.

“Summer’s mother later recalled that from the time she could talk, Summer would often sing: “She literally loved to sing. She used to go through the house singing, singing. She sang for breakfast and for lunch and for supper.”
(From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Summer)