Sunday, 29 April 2007
10. Goodfellas - 1990; Director: Martin Scorcese
9. Amelie - 2001; Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
8. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back - 1980; Director: Irvin Kershner
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 2003; Director: Peter Jackson
6. Donnie Darko - 2001; Director: Richard Kelly
5. A Clockwork Orange - 1971; Director: Stanley Kubrick
4. Aliens - 1986; Director: James Cameron
3. The Shawshank Redemption - 1994; Director: Frank Darabont
2. Pulp Fiction - 1994; Director: Quentin Tarantino
Which movie do you think made it as THE greatest of all time?
Friday, 27 April 2007
Hmmmmmm.....questionable name don't you think?
Monday, 23 April 2007
Friday, 20 April 2007
Thursday, 19 April 2007
Wednesday, 18 April 2007
As I walked out the gate, whilst fiddling with goodness knows what in my handbag, I felt something squishy under my shoe.
For 3 seconds I thought nothing of it.
Then a switch in my brain triggered a thought process that went along the lines of: "What the HELL was that?"
So then I looked..............................
A DEAD MOUSE/RAT!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, 16 April 2007
As promised, here are more ideas..............
- Tuning your engine can improve fuel-mileage by 4%
- Replacing a clogged air filter can boost efficiency 10%
- Keeping tyres properly inflated can improve mileage 3%
Simple as that.
I've picked out some of the easiest changes to make on an individual basis:
1. Change your lightbulbs......to Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) - they're more expensive than standard bulbs but they use 75% less energy and last (years) longer. CFL's are swirly light bulbs that fit into standard sockets.
2. Do smart laundry:
- Wash clothes in warm or cold water instead of hot
- Wash a few big loads instead of lots of small ones
- Use the most efficient machine you can find
- Ditch the dryer and hang your clothes on a line to dry naturally
3. Ride the bus....transport accounts for 14% of global greenhouse-gas emissions.
4. Pay your bills online:
- Saves trees
- Reduces fuel consumption
5. Open a window......instead of running the air con.
6. Skip the steak.......the international meat industry generates about 18% of the world's greenhouse-gas emissions. So if you've ever considered vegetarianism, now's the time to give it a try!
7. Just say no to plastic bags.......more than 500 billion plastic bags are distributed annually, and less than 3% are recycled! There are now so many other options, the only trick is remembering to take those options with you on your shopping trips!
I'll post Part 2 tomorrow.................heaps more ideas!
Saturday, 14 April 2007
It really is a spectacular city of enormous contrasts.
From remnants of the past (the bikes, the bikes)...
To something so futuristic, it looks just like a movie set...
Have you been to Shanghai? What did you think? Did Flash Gordon come to mind???
Tuesday, 10 April 2007
Monday, 2 April 2007
When did rehab become "cool"? I always thought alcohol and drug addiction were serious forms of self harm, and that seeking help to overcome them was a very personal matter.
It seems the more addictions you have these days, the more press you get, and the more press you get, the bigger your celebrity status, and the bigger your celebrity status....you get the idea.
And each and every one of us who hands over our $5 note each week to buy our favourite trashy tabloid filled with grainy shots of celebs on the inside (of the rehab centre de jour), is contributing to this vicious cycle of making serious personal health issues, seem "cool and trendy".
Is it any wonder that the world is in the state it's in when we pay more attention to Britney shaving her head, than to the 1000's killed daily in places like Darfur.
What's happened to our perspective?