Daily Archives: June 2, 2013

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE ESCHEDE TRAIN DISASTER (1998)

Eschede train disaster. This image was taken w...

Eschede train disaster. This image was taken with a small hand held photo camera and shows the severe destruction of the rear passenger cars that were pushed into each other and into the collapsed bridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Eschede Train Disaster (1998)

On the morning of June 3, 1998, the Munich-Hamburg Inner City Express train derailed near the village of Eschede, Germany, while traveling at 124 mph (200 km/h). One of the train cars hit a bridge, causing it to collapse. The cars behind jackknifed into the wreckage, while the front part of the train detached, coming to a stop well past the Eschede station. More than 100 people died as a result of the crash. Investigators later determined that the crash had been caused by what single problem? More… Discuss


UN Considering Ethics of Autonomous Killer Robots

It may sound like the plot of a Terminator film prequel, but human rights groups have petitioned the UN to ban the development and use of “lethal autonomous robots,” and the UN is reviewing the matter. Such robots are pre-programmed to kill people or destroy targets and operate autonomously when deployed, raising ethical and moral questions. One issue under consideration is that of accountability. Who is held responsible if one of these robots fails to distinguish between civilians and combatants on the battlefield? A UN report on the matter is calling for a moratorium on the robots’ use while such questions are debated. More… Discuss

Past midnight (poetic thought by George-B)

A drop detatching from a dripping faucet. Imag...

A drop detatching from a dripping faucet. Image taken by User:Dschwen on February 8th 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Past midnight (poetic thought by George-B)

Is pretty much past midnight…
And sleeping is a dream;
I grow aware of a drip, DRIP…DRIP –
The kitchen faucet licks its wounds,
Silently,as much as it can,
but still….
It makes me interject:
“But please, can’t you keep it quiet?
I need my sleep,
in case I never get to sleep another night!”

City of Hope’s Bone Marrow Transplant Program (BMT) with Stephen J. Forman M.D.

Stephen J. Forman, M.D., chair of hematology and hematopoietic cell transplantation, shares his views on the essence of care at City of Hope. He highlights the bone marrow transplant program (BMT) and the programs growth over the years. The video includes footage of the annual BMT Reunion and what the event means to the City of Hope team and to the patients. Learn more about City of Hope’s hematology and hematopoietic cell transplantation program at http://cityofhope.org/bmt or call 800-826-HOPE.


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City of Hope is a leading medical research, treatment and education center dedicated to preventing, treating and curing cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Our mission is to quickly turn research ideas into cures that help save patients’ lives all over the world. Learn more at http://www.cityofhope.org.

16 going on 17 – Sound Of Music

You wait, little girl, on an empty stage
For fate to turn the light on
Your life, little girl, is an empty page
That men will want to write on

To write on

You are sixteen going on seventeen
Baby, it’s time to think
Better beware, be canny and careful
Baby, you’re on the brink

You are sixteen going on seventeen
Fellows will fall in line
Eager young lads and rogues and cads
Will offer you food and wine

Totally unprepared are you
To face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared are you
Of things beyond your ken

You need someone older an wiser
Telling you what to do
I am seventeen going on eighteen
I’ll take care of you

I am sixteen going on seventeen
I know that I’m naive
Fellows I meet may tell me I’m sweet
And willingly I believe

I am sixteen going on seventeen
Innocent as a rose
Bachelor dandies, drinkers of brandies
What do I know of those

Totally unprepared am I
To face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared am I
Of things beyond my ken

I need someone older and wiser
Telling me what to do
You are seventeen going on eighteen
I’ll depend on you


From Huffington Post: Fallon Jessica Pare 130424

From Huffington Post: Jessica Pare

‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’: Jessica Pare Talks About How ‘Mad Men’ Has Changed Her Life

Jessica Pare is a major presence on “Mad Men” these days, playing Don’s soap opera star of a wife, Megan. She made her talk show debut on “Late Night” where she revealed that she had no idea she’d one day be married to the dashing Don Draper. She thought she was just going to do five or six episodes as his latest secretary.

The show has changed her life in more ways than one. For one thing, she never anticipated that she’d be releasing a record, but singing “Zou Bisou Bisou” on the show led to that opportunity.

MAD MEN – Pete and Trudy Charleston – 3.03

Episode 3.03: Pete and Trudy convince Roger’s guests that he deserves to be Head of Accounts due to his mad 1920’s dance skills. 


Mad Men season 5

Mad Men season 5
Mad Men Season 5, Promotional Poster.jpg
Season 5 promotional poster
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Original channel AMC
Original run March 25, 2012 – June 10, 2012
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 October 16, 2012[1]
Region 2 October 29, 2012[2]
Blu-ray Disc release
Region A October 16, 2012[1]
Region B October 29, 2012[2]
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 4
Next →
Season 6
List of Mad Men episodes


Recurring cast 

“Zou bisou bisou” Zubi Zubi Zu, Megan Performing for Don on “Mad Men” Published on Mar 26, 2012 – 680,400 views

Published on Mar 26, 2012 – 680,400 views

Cute performance from Megan for Don’s surprise birthday party. Zou bisou bisou. She stole the show. 

Sorry I left out Roger and Jane’s funny little exchange afterwards.

Roger: Why don’t you sing like that?
Jane: Why don’t you look like him?

Viata (gand poetic de George-B): “viata-i numa-asa usoara, cum indrazneal-o face…”

Viata (gand poetic de George-B)

Mi-am impletit un cosulet,
l-am dus la riu de ses,
la-m pus in apa neravasita de torent
si-am cuiburit in el.

 Am lasat firul ierbii din mina, am lasat malul:
Si-am plutit, cit am plutit,
Parc-ar fi fost minune,
caci n-am zarit pe Moise sau pe Buda,
o zina din povesti, 
si nici macar un zeu neinsemnat,
un inger,

sau o vrere:

Un ciot de salcie, ce-a cazut lovit de traznet,
A agatat impletitura rara,
si m-a tinut asa o doara,
de-asupra apei linistite
ca sa-nteleg ca viata-i numa-asa usoara,

cum indrazneal-o face…

Georgiana Manaila —- O data-n viata 2011 (“Si uite-asa trec toate cele…Si cu bune si cu rele…”)

Intrebare fara raspuns (gand poetic de George-B) (“intrebarea s-a pierdut in reflectie…”)

Intrebare fara raspuns (gand poetic de George-B)

Intrebarea – s-a pierdut in reflectie:

O versiune de raspuns – nu s-a intocmit inca
Intrebarea, precum o tesature de paianjen

Asteapta tremurul, aproape imperceptibil
Al raspunsului,
cu foamea neostoita a insectei de prada,

Care-si inveleste reusita in secretie lipicioasa, mortala…

 Asa, se pierde raspunsu-n intrebare,
ca o insecta paralizant de vie,
intemnita-n fir mortal de lipicios

Russia Warns Obama over Monsanto loving

We love corporations more….than global population!


The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to world war.

According to these minutes, released in the Kremlin today by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (MNRE), Putin was so incensed over the Obama regimes refusal to discuss this grave matter that he refused for three hours to even meet with Kerry, who had traveled to Moscow on a scheduled diplomatic mission, but then relented so as to not cause an even greater rift between these two nations.

At the center of this dispute between Russia and the US…

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Leonard Cohen London 2009 live in London- “If it be your will” with Webb Sisters (Uploaded on Sep 16, 2010 – 156,347 views)

Uploaded on Sep 16, 2010 – 156,347 views

Leonard Cohen London 2009 live – If it be your will


If it be your will 
That I speak no more 
And my voice be still 
As it was before 
I will speak no more 
I shall abide until 
I am spoken for 
If it be your will 
If it be your will 
That a voice be true 
From this broken hill 
I will sing to you 
From this broken hill 
All your praises they shall ring 
If it be your will 
To let me sing 
From this broken hill 
All your praises they shall ring 
If it be your will 
To let me sing 

If it be your will 
If there is a choice 
Let the rivers fill 
Let the hills rejoice 
Let your mercy spill 
On all these burning hearts in hell 
If it be your will 
To make us well 

And draw us near 
And bind us tight 
All your children here 
In their rags of light 
In our rags of light 
All dressed to kill 
And end this night 
If it be your will 

If it be your will


Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ (Uploaded on Mar 27, 2010- 16,440,566 views)

Uploaded on Mar 27, 2010- 16,440,566 views 

These Boots Are Made for Walkin‘” is a pop song musically composed by Lee Hazlewood and first written and recorded by Nancy Sinatra. It was released in February 1966 and hit #1 in the United States and United Kingdom Pop charts. Subsequently, many cover versions of the song have been released in a range of styles: metal, pop, rock, punk rock, country, dance, and industrial.

You keep saying you got something for me
Something you call love but confess
You’ve been a’messin’ where you shouldn’t ‘ve been a’messin’
And now someone else is getting all your best
Well, these boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

You keep lyin’ when you oughta be truthin’
You keep losing when you oughta not bet
You keep samin’ when you oughta be a’changin’
What’s right is right but you ain’t been right yet
These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

You keep playing where you shouldn’t be playing
And you keep thinking that you’ll never get burnt (HAH)
Well, I’ve just found me a brand new box of matches (YEAH)
And what he knows you ain’t had time to learn
These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you


Are you ready, boots?
Start walkin’

California Dreamin – Mamas & The Papas Uploaded on Aug 2, 2010 – 12,774,613 views

Uploaded on Aug 2, 2010 – 12,774,613 views 

California Dreaming by the Mamas and The Papas

Summer’s Here…Are you ready? (In The Summertime ORIGINAL 1970) With surprise…Ad!

Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime ORIGINAL 1970

Uploaded on Aug 17, 2010 – 7,684,842 Views

SONNY & CHER – I Got You Babe (rare clip) Uploaded on Jan 29, 2009 – 3,329,954 views

Uploaded on Jan 29, 2009: 3,329,954 views

1965. Nice classic, nice clothes.

Just a thought: Life…It’s a surprise!

Just a thought:  “Life…It’s a surprise!”

Quotation: H. G. Wells on star gazing as retreat from one’s own troubles

Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: THE MARQUIS DE SADE (1740)


English: Monument to the Marquis de Sade in fr...

English: Monument to the Marquis de Sade in front of the castle of Lacoste (Vaucluse). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Marquis de Sade (1740)

Described by French poet Guillaume Apollinaire as “the freest spirit that has yet existed,” the Marquis de Sade was a French novelist and philosopher infamous for his wildly liberal lifestyle and erotic writings. The term “sadism” derives from his depictions of

The drawing dates to 1760, when the Sade was n...

The drawing dates to 1760, when the Sade was nearly 20 years old. It’s the only known authentic portrait of the Marquis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

violent behavior, and he spent decades in prisons and insane asylums for his scandalous actions. How did he try to incite a riot at the Bastille, where he was imprisoned just days before it was stormed by French revolutionariesMore… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: BIRTH OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC (1946)

Birth of the Italian Republic (1946)

During World War II, Italy was a monarchy in chaos. King Victor Emmanuel III had appointed Benito Mussolini prime minister in 1922 to avoid revolt, but, when war came, the two fought on opposite sides—Mussolini with the Axis and Victor Emmanuel with the Allies. Victor Emmanuel’s history with Mussolini made the monarch unpopular after the war, and he abdicated in favor of his son, who ruled for 40 days before the Italian Republic was created by a referendum. Whom did it exile until 2002? More… Discuss


Norwegian Crime Novelist Talks His Way into the Record Books

At 11AM on May 22, Norwegian crime writer Hans Olav Lahlum started talking, and he essentially did not stop for the next 30 hours, 1 minute, and 44 seconds. With the help of interviewer Mads Andersen, Lahlum claimed the record for world’s longest interview, though this has yet to be certified by Guinness World Records. The marathon interview, whose topics of discussion ranged from American presidents to world literature, was broadcast live on the Internet. The previous record holders, New Zealand’s Tim Shadbolt and Tom Conroy, are already considering an attempt to retake the record. More… Discuss