Monday, November 22, 2010

High-Tech Car Factory

High-Tech Car Factory

See how the car you buy is being assembled ! Wouldnt you like that ? Well that's not a novelty anymore.
Take a look !

Friday, November 12, 2010

Country Strong

When I first heard "Country Strong" over the Radio I thought to myself...."Never heard this new song by Taylor Swift !" At home I searched YouTube and ....goodness gracious great balls of fire....the singer was Gwyneth Paltrow ! Is there anything this beautiful lady cannot do ? And according to the write ups covering the CMA awards her performance was critically acclaimed.  Judge for yourself. Here she is at the CMA Awards :-

Hmmmmm  will she leave Tony Stark (Iron Man) now to pursue a singing career ? Step aside Carrie Underwood... here comes Gwyneth !

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Very First Rock and Roll Song

Elvis was "The King". Little Richard was undoubtedly one of the Pioneers and so was Chuck Berry. Bill Haley and his Comets were credited with starting the Dance Craze.  Alan Freed's promotion of the music spread it all over the U.S. of A., across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to the rest of the world. BUT which song was the very first in this genre of music ? Who was the first artist to record a Rock and Roll song ?

It has been said that JIMMY PRESTON was the first Rock and Roll artist and I have yet to come across someone with an opposing view !

 A copy of this Vinyl record might be worth something to whoever owns one !h

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Elements Song - Tom Lehrer

I promised more early (This does not mean  "earlier than early"  but more rock and roll music from  earlier period....but you know that already ? OK , rambling !) rock and roll music in my previous post. This is not Rock and Roll but it's such a fascinating song I had to share it. I have the feeling that all the nerdy people out there would know this song by heart.

I actually came across this again in an episode of NCIS in which ABBY helped solve a murder case by finding the clues from this song left by the victim in his Notebook Computer.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Something Else

What happens when a Rock and Roll Great meets one of the Queens of Country ? They bring the house down. Here's the fabulous Little Richard and the exciting Tanya Tucker with a cover of Eddie Cochran's "Something Else" !!  This is what Rock and Roll sounds like in the early days :-

There will be more "early" Rock and Roll in the coming weeks right here!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kerabu Boneless Chicken Feet Dish

I received an article from a friend about how the Boneless Chicken Feet made.  It appears that the flesh is picked from the bones, after it has been boiled, by teeth. Puzzled ? They have people employed just to separate the flesh from the bones with their teeth. I thought by now someone would have invented a machine to do that. .

I forwarded the article to several other friends and received one outstanding response from Mighty Joe Young (A nickname of course). He reminded me that if we can enjoy drinking wine without feeling squeamish, knowing how grapes are crushed, why must we shudder at the thought of eating something which has been extracted by someone else's teeth ?  A subjective notion....feet or teeth, which is less yucky ?  There are zillions of food and drink one culture or even individuals find objectionable which others find delightful. I for one, will drink wine, eat boneless chick feet (Not a big fan though), stinky tofoo, blue cheese and whatever.......even smoke pot !

Anyway that is not my story today.  I just wanted to share a fantastic website I stumbled upon whilst googling for "Crushing Grapes for Wine" see if they still use well endowed ladies to stomp on the fruit. The site is :-  

Take a look. You might like it as much as I did.

Oh, by the way I still dont know whether they still crush grapes with feet.

Monday, November 1, 2010

T-Mobile Advert.

The Advertisement industry is improving at an immense rate. Remember those days when everyone skips away from the TV during advert breaks to grab a snack or drink, go to the washroom or simply have a stretch ? Well nowadays, the Ads are so good some might even look forward to watching them. A friend sent me a YouTube clip of a recent Advert by T-Mobile.  You know who T-Mobile are. They are one of the largest multi-national Telephone Services providers/operators in the world, owned by Deutsche Telekom so they can afford a lavish advertisement such as this :-

Can you see how effective these Ads are ? It is entertaining and that's what gets the message through to people. Moreover there are no "walls"...discremination of any kind. After seeing this and the many other similar messages by T-Mobile who do you think people would think of first when they are in the market for Telephone services ?

Sadly, the Advertisement Companies from our part of the world is lacking and are far behind in terms of imagination and artistry. Watch those on TV covering Shampoos, Milk Powder for Babies, Cologne for Men......zzzzzzzz !