Saturday, February 27, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The video also depicted the band in a coal mine in their normal look, and it also features a ballet piece with the Royal Ballet, for which Freddie Mercury shaved his trademark moustache to portray Nijinsky (though he had kept it for the parody part of the video).
According to Brian May in an interview about Queen's Greatest Hits, the video ruined the band in America, where many people - unlike the case in the UK - didn't see the soap-opera connection and interpreted the video as an open declaration of transvestitism and Mercury’s homosexuality. (source: Wikipedia)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
The expression Noughties is formed from a derivation of the word nought (meaning 'zero' or 'nothing'), on the model of established references to other decades such as eighties, thirties, fifties etc.
At the advent of the 21st century and the third millennium, there was a whole host of ideas as to how we should collectively refer to the years beginning with zero. Among the suggestions were the Ohs, the Oh-Ohs, the Zeros, the Two-thousands, the Ones, the Nulls and, interestingly, the Naughties. Though in the US the word naught is a common spelling variant for nought, its usage is archaic in British English, which may explain why Noughties was favoured over Naughties.
The ultimate success of the noughties relative to the other candidates may partly be attributable to its catchy phonetic overlap with naughty, originally though to be a disadvantage, but creating the potential for wordplay as in naughty noughties or noughtiness.
Penélope talks about her appearance in a cameo in Sex in the City, where she plays a banker (she pronounces it "bunker") and then goes on to tell Ellen how she discovered she wanted to be an actress when she was a child in her mother's beauty salon, which was her first acting school.
She became very famous when she did the film Jamón, jamón, and soon she discovered contradictions of being famous, when people screamed "I love you" at her and 10 seconds later "Whore!".
She also talks about her role in Broken embraces by Almodóvar and finally she plays a game with Ellen: Guess the lips.
She remembers how she started her career: Her acting curiosity began in her mother's beauty salon but it was after seeing Almodóvar's film Tie me up, tie me down at the cinema that she decided to find an agent and become an actress.
Finally she talks about her Oscar for Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
NB. Matt Damon is 5'10'' (175cm) and Francois Pienaar is 6'4'' (190cm).
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
In 2003, he was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thanks, Nuria. You really are in the garlic!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
February 2, 2010
"If you want to know next,
you must read my text,
as the sky shines bright above me,
my shadow I see beside me,
6 more weeks of winter it will be."
Phil Says Six More Weeks!
Phil's official forecast as read February 2nd, 2009 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:
Let's hear from the Seer of Seers, Punxsutawney Phil.
Hear Ye Hear Ye Hear Ye
On Gobbler's Knob on this glorious Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2009 Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators, awoke to the call of President Bill Cooper and greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths.
After casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers, Phil proclaimed, that his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers were World Champions one more time. And as he looked a bright sky above me showed my shadow beside me, so six more weeks of winter it will be. Woe is us, woe is us!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Two Cars ,One Night