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Tornado in November?
“ . . . 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?
It leaves us on a tiny scrap of land called Long Key, where one could sprint – if one was capable of sprinting, and there…
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Advice from a mountain? Yes, and pretty good advice, too.
Savor life’s peak experiences
There is beauty as far as the eye can see
Stand in the strength of Your True Nature
Follow the trails of the Wise Ones
Protect and preserve timeless beauty,
silence, solitude, serenity,
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
Christmas traditions from around the world and yes — gift-wrapped cats!
A popular “hack and slash” video game in Japan — Dynasty Warriors 8 reviewed by Poppycock Reviews in Under the Radar section. Check it out.
Developer: Omega Force
Genre: (Crowd) Hack & Slash (1-vs-Many)
Available on: PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 (for NA/EU)
Reviewed on: PlayStation 3
(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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A nice review of FRUITVALE STATION with an interview of Ryan Coogler, the filmmaker.
I can remember, back in January of 2009, starting the New Year as many do with new goals set, new expectations for myself, and the feeling of a fresh start. Then several days later, I was one of many persons who viewed a terrible tragedy on a YouTube video. It was a haunting and poignant reminder of how precious life is and how sudden it can be taken. I’m of course referring to the death of 22-years-old Oscar Grant III, who was murdered on January 1st, 2009 by a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit District) police officer at the now infamous Fruitvale subway stop in Oakland, CA. Oscar was removed from the train by BART officers, after he fought with rivals, and was shot in the back while lying face down on the train platform.
Among those persons who viewed the video was then 22-year-old film student Ryan Coogler, who…
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One of the best “I got a Versatile Blogger Award” announcements I’ve read!
What is an ugly picture?
How about a mug shot? After all such pictures possibly personify best what is ugly in human society.
The following is a Versatile Blogger Award response masquerading as a fictitious news article. 😛
Singapore – Donna the local mongrel who was previously turned in for investigation by the authorities for the first suspected unlicensed protest to be staged by a dog in this country has fled. It is rumoured that the dog police whispered in embarrassment the statement that Donna the local mongrel, made her escape when wardens let her out in the yard to read her pee-mail. The authorities do not have an answer as to why the local mongrel held in custody should have access to pee-mail or any kind of communications with the dog network. They have refused to comment for this news report.
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And I just love snow…
Yesterday was a bright sunshiny day. It was also day 5 of a 6 day work week for me, and about -17 Celsius with a brisk wind. I looked outside in the morning and said EFF THIS, or words to that effect. This is March for the love of all that’s holy, not January. It wouldn’t have been so disappointing to get all this snow if we hadn’t been seeing bare roads and snowless walkways and little tiny hints of spring. Now they’ve disappeared again.
I know I should not be saying bad words, not only because they don’t sound very nice, but also because they have no power to change the weather.
I will blame being tired of working, and maybe also the fact that muttering ‘oh dearie me’ like a proper grandmother just doesn’t cut it sometimes.
So for future reference, I have strung a few Eff words together and tried…
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