Daily Archives: September 25, 2017

View from the top of St Peters Basilica, Vaticano, Rome !


View from the top of St Peters Basilica, Vaticano, Rome !

View from the top of St Peters Basilica, Vaticano, Rome !

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Self-Portrait with Red Hat (1968) by Leonor Fini (1907–1996), Argentine Surrealist painter


Self-Portrait with Red Hat (1968) by Leonor Fini (1907–1996), Argentine Surrealist painter

Self-Portrait with Red Hat (1968) by Leonor Fini (1907–1996), Argentine Surrealist painter

My Duck today


My Duck today

My Duck today

Main Page Wikipedia:  Today’s featured article Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2012


Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Vanity Fair party for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Vanity Fair party for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page?wprov=sfla1

Today’s featured article
Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2012
Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 25 September 1969) is a film and stage actress. Raised in Swansea, Wales, she studied musical theatre at the Arts Educational Schools, London, and made her adult stage breakthrough with a leading role in 1987 in 42nd Street. She found great success as a regular in the British television series The Darling Buds of May (1991–93). Dismayed at being typecast as the token pretty girl in British films, Zeta-Jones relocated to Los Angeles. Critics praised her portrayal of a vengeful pregnant woman in Traffic (2000) and a murderous singer in the musical film Chicago (2002), winning her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She continued to star in high-profile films for much of the 2000s, including the black comedy Intolerable Cruelty (2003), the heist film Ocean’s Twelve (2004), the comedy The Terminal (2004), and the romantic comedy No Reservations (2007). During a decrease in workload, she returned to the stage and portrayed an ageing actress in A Little Night Music (2009), winning the Tony Award for Best Actress. (Full article…)

Măceşe … de Breaza!


Măceşe ...  de Breaza!

Măceşe … de Breaza!

Hetschepetsch � sau gem de măceşe

Retete de dulciuri si deserturi16.11.2009 Andreea Pietrosel

Aspectul de rosii pasate indesate-ntr-un borcan mi-a intarit convingerea ca sunt subiectul unei glume ardelenesti facuta in varful dealului la Altana, sau Altzen pe numele ei sasesc.

Ei bine, amarnic m-am inselat. Gustul acrisor al gemului de macese, gros de-un deget, mi-a urcat pana in centrii placerii si m-a facut sa exclam sus si tare Uuuumaaamii!

Esti pe dietetik.ro, locul in care afli cum sa traiesti sanatos si ce diete ti se potrivesc!

Reteta nu este deloc dificila, desi presupune cules de măceșe in noptile cu luna plina. Glumesc, evident.

Gemul de macese este o traditie la sasii din Sibiu.

Se fierbe pasta cu un kilogram de zahar timp de 2 ore apoi se toarna in borcane. As simple as that.

Totul devine usor confuz cand cauti explicatii pe forumuri. Am gasit o reteta detaliata pana in cele mai intime puncte. Gospodina precizeaza ca daca alegeti sa faceti pasta acasa, dupa ce sunt fierte macesele neaparat trebuie sa le treceti printr-o sita deasa sau mai bine, citez : “un strampen de femeie d’ala des”.

Today’s Holiday: Marshall Islands Lutok Kobban Alele


Today’s Holiday:
Marshall Islands Lutok Kobban Alele

The inhabitants of the Marshall Islands have long kept a tradition centered on the alele, a soft-sided basket handmade from the native pandanus plant. “Lutok Kobban Alele” is a weeklong festival that honors the basket as a national symbol and celebrates Marshallese culture in general, concluding with an official ceremony on Manit Day, a public holiday observed on the last Friday of September. Activities take place in the capital city of Majuro and include performances by Marshallese singers and dancers, feasts, traditional storytelling, and demonstrations of basket weaving and cooking. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Shel Silverstein (1932)


Today’s Birthday:
Shel Silverstein (1932)

Silverstein was an American cartoonist, children’s author, poet, songwriter, and playwright. Often compared to Dr. Seuss, he wrote and illustrated innovative books of verse for children, including Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and The Giving Tree. His quirky verse, which touches on common childhood anxieties and wishes, is credited with helping youngsters develop an appreciation for poetry. What hit song, performed by Johnny Cash, was written by Silverstein? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Maze Prison Escape (1983)


This Day in History:
The Maze Prison Escape (1983)

Maze Prison was a high-security prison in Northern Ireland that housed incarcerated members of the Irish Republican Army during the Troubles. In 1983, the Maze suffered the biggest jailbreak in British history. Using smuggled guns and knives, 38 prisoners overpowered prison guards and hijacked a food truck. One prison officer died during the escape and several others were wounded. Although half of the escapees were soon recaptured, the remaining 19 got away. What happened to them? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ambrose Bierce


Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

Enthusiasm, n.: A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The P-51 Mustang


Article of the Day:
The P-51 Mustang

A single-seat, single-engine monoplane produced for Britain’s Royal Air Force and later adopted by the US Air Force, the P-51 Mustang was a fighter aircraft that played a significant part in defeating the German Luftwaffe during World War II. Originally equipped with eight machine guns and a camera for reconnaissance, the P-51 was a superb long-range fighter with a maximum speed of 390 mph (630 km/h). Though eventually replaced by jet fighters, P-51s were used in some air forces until when? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: lemon law


Idiom of the Day:
lemon law

A law requiring an automobile manufacturer or dealer to replace, repair, or refund the cost of an automobile that proves to be defective after purchase. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: cosmopolitan


Word of the Day:
cosmopolitan

Definition: (adjective) Pertinent or common to the whole world.
Synonyms: ecumenical, general, universal, worldwide
Usage: World peace is an issue of cosmopolitan import.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

BBC News: US expands travel ban to include N Korea


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

US expands travel ban to include N Korea – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41382585

BBC News: UN accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

UN accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41386490

BBC News: Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41385735