Raves, rants and reviews
Raves, Rants, Reviews

George Carlin quotes

22/11/2012. Category: People. Topic: , .

George Carlin

Gotta give it to the man! George Carlin spoke many a truth in his lifetime. “We have bigger houses and smaller families.” His views on society, religion and politics are either appreciated or scoffed at. Love him or hate, but you can’t ignore George Carlin:

I’ve never seen a homeless guy with a bottle of Gatorade. – George Carlin

Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “practice”? – George Carlin

A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff. – George Carlin  Read more…

Einstein and Monroe picture

30/06/2012. Category: People. Topic: , .

Look at this picture you see Albert Einstein. Stand a few feet away and you’ll see Marilyn Monroe.

The poor Americans

28/06/2012. Category: People. Topic: .

Spare a thought for the citizens of the United States. They are paying for wars they do not want, subsidizing roads they do not need, paying for expensive toilet seats for Washington officials, give farming subsidies to billionaire hobby farmers such as David Rockefellar, bankroll bankers, and now have to pay extra for health care under the Obamacare.

“Pay extra”? Yes, because they already pay high taxes. One would think that those taxes pay for the roads and hospitals and such citizen things.  Read more…

Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend

11/06/2012. Category: People. Topic: .

Justin Bieber

Canadian pretty boy Justin Bieber keeps racking the numbers with every song and video he releases. “Boyfriend,” for instance, has received more than 64 million views on YouTube.

Impressed? Bieber’s song “Baby” – featuring Ludacris – has been viewed more than 740 million times, the most watched YouTube video of all time.  Read more…

The Charge by Eric Pierre

09/06/2012. Category: People. Topic: .

The Charge by Eric Pierre

The Charge, the award-winning photograph by Eric Pierre, is something to behold. It is one of those pictures that paints a thousand words. But you will have to dig deep to come up with even one. It is a breathtaking photo.

The Charge was taken with a Nikon D700 camera with 500mm f4 lens, set at 1/2000 seconds at f8 and ISO 400, and with a carbon Eki head.  Read more…

Santa and the clever banker

02/06/2012. Category: People. Topic: , .

An honest politician, a clever banker and Santa Claus were walking down the street and saw a $10 bill. Which one picked it up?

Santa. The other two don’t exist!

Taylor made for this time of the year

06/12/2011. Category: People. Topic: , .

Taylor Swift

It’s that time of the year. After Thanksgiving, after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and just before Christmas. The time to reflect on the year that passed. Not the terrible politics, fraudulent Wall Street schemes or unnecessary wars, but on the nice things – like the moment that ice cold beer went down like a fountain of blessings, that great baseball pitch, the memorable adventure ride you had on your Husky, a glimpse you caught of the new Mustang. Read more…

Moody’s drops Malema

10/11/2011. Category: People. Topic: .

Julius Malema

The day after credit rating agency Moody’s downgraded South Africa to negative from stable the ANC Youth League’s corrupt leader Julius Malema is suspended. Moody’s cited South Africa’s political risk.

The South African Rand took a heavy knock on the Moody’s downgrade and it obviously became clear to the ruling ANC party that the problem for the political risk had to be removed. Read more…

The weather in Cannes

03/11/2011. Category: People. Topic: , .

Cannes, France

Today, it is 64°F (18°C) in Cannes, France where the G-20 heads of governments are stuffing their faces, contemplating the offers of corrupt institutions, ogling the French girls and smirking at the Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou.

Normally, Cannes is a great place to visit whatever the weather. It is a beautiful seaside town with long lazy beaches, grand hotels and fantastic restaurants. This is the place where pretty actresses, handsome actors and great directors rub shoulders during the annual Cannes Film Festival Read more…

7 billion of us

31/10/2011. Category: People. Topic: .

Stork with baby

12 years ago there were 6 billion of us. Today – exactly today, October 31st, 2011 – we welcomed the 7 billionth human being.

And we have the same questions as we had 12 years ago and when the world population reached 5 billion in 1987: is there enough food? Well, either we all soon are going to get really thin or we shall yet again trust that we humans tend to sort things out in the end. Read more…

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