A beagle called Uno has won 'Best In Show' at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
He is the first beagle to win the prize.
I have been horribly hound-sick of late, missing my own beagle, Round Houndini also known as Basil. His kennel name is Raja Crown, but that really is too pretentious.
This prize could not come at a better time for my beagle deficiency, though in my biased mind, even at 18-years old Basil (yes, he is in his senior years) would have beat Uno, as my beagle is as perfect to me as it gets - even if he is a bit rotund, snores and is bossy.
Congratulations Uno, this is a victory for beagle lovers everywhere!
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
POLAROID Corporation, the Massachusetts company that gave the world instant film photography, is shutting down its film manufacturing lines in the state and abandoning the technology that made the company famous.I think this is incredibly sad, as much as I find my digital camera useful, it has never quite eclipsed the inherent sexiness of a polaroid to me. Additionally horror films will never be the same. Just think how many times polaroids scared or creeped the bejezus out of you.
Maybe you have to be a certain age, but to me Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was somewhat of a defining moment of my youth in terms of music.
I remember my eight year-old self threatening to beat up a kid in my class because he had stolen my little brother's prized "Michael Jackson Thriller" Magazine. Thriller was the very first tape my brother ever brought. Sigh he was always cooler. He brought the best selling album of all time, I brought Olivia Newton John...
To me 'Beat It' was about as bad-ass as it got.
In February 2008, a 25th anniversary edition of Thriller will be released, featuring bonus tracks - unreleased songs and remixes by artists like will.i.am, Akon and Kanye West.
So here's to celebrating a more innocent time in so many ways! With Thriller very impressively re-enacted 1,500 plus CPDRC inmates.
To view the original 'Beat It', that I can't embed click here.
Friday, 8 February 2008
This week was Chinese New Year and hence we have now officially entered the year of the Earth Rat in Chinese Astrology.
Here's an excerpt of what some astrologers have to say about the year ahead"
After two Fire years, life may seem calmer during this Earth year. That could be deceptive, however, as the Rat never stops moving, especially when it comes to mental activity. Unfortunately, Earth has a destructive relationship with the Rat's fixed element, Water. This is not disastrous, but it means you should not rely much on luck this year. I am not sure how this effects me as a Wooden Tiger, but we'll see. I just like that I am a wooden tiger in Chinese astrology, because it sounds cool.
Happy New Year and Year of the Rat!