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Ask Gene Hackman


Too funny!

Originally posted on thehistorytwins:

Ask Gene Hackman

I made this comic for a very nice person, Joe Wilson who creates great short films. Joe is creative and supports me and gives me advice. You should do the same for him, especially the advice part, he wears black socks with sandals. FT :P Here is his link:

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A Tornado? Here?


Tornado in November?

Originally posted on Which Way Now 101:

“ . . . high winds . . . 12:00 . . . headed this way . . . possible tornado . . . till 3:00 . . . some heavy rain . . .”

I stared wide eyed at the park ranger on the beach talking to our neighbor. “Did you get all that?” he asked when he turned my way.

A tornado watch! We were aware that the hurricane season is over at the end of November, but a tornado season? Checking a Florida disaster website, I discovered that there are two tornado seasons in Florida. The summer season ends in September and the Deadly Spring Season (yes, folks, that’s what it’s called) starts in February. Where does that leave us in December?

An ominous sky

An ominous sky

It leaves us on a tiny scrap of land called Long Key, where one could sprint – if one was capable of…

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Advice From A Mountain


Advice from a mountain? Yes, and pretty good advice, too.

Originally posted on 300 Word Limit:

IMG_2454Reach new heights

Savor life’s peak experiences

There is beauty as far as the eye can see

Stand in the strength of Your True Nature

Be uplifting

Follow the trails of the Wise Ones

Protect and preserve timeless beauty,

silence, solitude, serenity,

flowing rivers,

ancient trees.

Rise above it all

Make solid decisions

Climb beyond your limitations

Leave no stone unturned

Never take life for granite

Get to the point

Patience, patience, patience

Life has its ups and downs

Let your troubles vanish into thin air

To summit all up

It’s the journey step by step

Rock on!

–Ilan Shamir

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The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Gift Wrapped Cats


Christmas traditions from around the world and yes — gift-wrapped cats!

Originally posted on The top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!:

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Gift Wrapped Cats

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Gift Wrapped Cats

Lets face it, the internet is cat crazy! Over this first year of my blog we have seen them dressed as Sushi, painted, boxed and generally treated rather badly for our own amusement. Sadly for or feline friends Christmas time is not that much different, because today we are taking a little peek into the crazy trend of cat wrapping…

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Under the Radar review


A popular “hack and slash” video game in Japan — Dynasty Warriors 8 reviewed by Poppycock Reviews in Under the Radar section. Check it out.

Originally posted on Poppycock Reviews:


Developer: Omega Force
Publisher: TecmoKoei
Genre: (Crowd) Hack & Slash (1-vs-Many)
Available on: PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 (for NA/EU)
Reviewed on: PlayStation 3
Release date:
(NA) July 16th, 2013
(EU) July 19th, 2013
(JP)  February 28th, 2013

What I’ve played:
Story Mode to completion
Free Mode battles to unlock weapons
Ambition Mode to completion

Welcome to another Under the Radar Review from Poppycock Reviews. This time we’ll be reviewing the Chinese Historical Fantasy game Dynasty Warriors 8. It is among one of the most popular video game series in Japan, but here in the West it is often reduced to “mindless button masher” and a series that is “more of the same.” In comparison to “Call of Duty,” which the West tends to prefer, you can see some hypocrisy in those statements (mindless shooter, more of the same). The purpose of…

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Kerala, India: The Land of Spices


Travel plans shaky? Take a look at Kerala, India on iBellHop.

Originally posted on International Bellhop Travel Magazine:

Kerala India Travel Photo Gallery

Kerala, India is a magical place that has been bringing flavor and color to the rest of the world for centuries. A state of the country of India since 1956, Kerala sits on the Western Coastline of India, near the tip of the Indian Peninsula, and facing the Arabian Sea. Often called the “Land of Spices,” Kerala was one of the major spice shipping hubs for the globe as early as 3000 B.C. and is still a major grower and exporter of spices and foods to this day. In addition to the flavorful and exotic spices that flow from Kerala, tea-growing is also a major industry, with some of the most unique tea flavors in the world being grown on the inland steppes. Though the agricultural tourism is a major draw, the majority of visitors are more-enthralled with the backwaters, Beaches, and stunningly-green tropical forests.

While there are vast expanses…

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Getting spicy with baba ganoush


Heard of “baba ganoush” but have no idea what it is – check this out!

Originally posted on foodbod:

When I had my oven on yesterday, I threw in a couple of aubergines to roast then today I decided what to do with them. Thanks to Amazon, I now have a wonderful great big new pot of tahini in my cupboard – LOVE IT – so I started to play..



A spoon full of golden beauty 😍

Anyway, I digress, so I put the mashed up aubergines flesh into a little blender, added lemon juice and two huge spoonfuls of tahini, then I opened up my magic cupboard full of spices and pondered..I threw in some ground cumin, then some ground coriander, paprika and garlic powder and whizzed it all up..



And it worked very nicely!

I’m definitely getting bolder with my spices and by reading lots of recipes in books and on all of the wonderful blogs on here, I am starting to understand what combinations work well…

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Fresh Air Kids


“our children are the first in history to have a lower life expectancy than their parents.”

Originally posted on wildwomenwear:

 Finally, I went to watch the documentary ‘Project Wild Thing’. Since I saw the trailer, I knew that I wanted, (and needed), to see this film. I wasn’t disappointed.


This documentary is the positive promotion of children being in the outdoors. But it isn’t done in an ‘in your face’ kind of way. The information is very balanced, and the first part of the film is David Bond observing how even his own children choose TV and computers rather than the outdoors.

However, as much as this film gives us some contradictory, light-hearted moments that you would expect when children are in a film, it does illustrate some hard and quite scary facts. Our children are the first in history to have a lower life expectancy than their parents…… how incredibly sad is that??? This statement made me sigh with sadness and despair.

Within my job, I get to see…

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Do you like the flick of my hand?


Dating and personal quirks! EEK!

Originally posted on BROOKEandMCKENZIE:


I’m sure you’re aware that every man, guy or boy has unique quirks that make him who he is. I’m also sure you’re aware that some of these traits are the reasons for nicknames, stories, and inevitably how you describe your ex when the relationship has ended. Well, I’m here to tell you that this is not only one of the most common things to discuss with your girlfriends; it’s clearly one of the most fun things.

I’m here to tell you how a flick of the wrist lasted as one ex’s identifier for years after we had broken up. While he and I would eat dinner, he would open his palm, spread his fingers and flick across his body quickly to form his hand into a point. He would do this to ask me to pass the salt, point directions to anyone if they asked, and always… always…

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The Ultimate Perks of Long-term Travel

Want to peek into the life of a long-term traveler? Take a look at this post about living on the road.

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