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10 December, 2016

Vintage 1920 Milan Italy Travel Poster

Vintage 1920 Milan Italy Travel Poster

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Vintage 1920 Milan Italy Travel Poster

Vintage 1920 Milan Italy Travel Poster

06 December, 2016

Vintage Locomotive Train - Front Facing

Vintage Locomotive Train - Front Facing

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03 December, 2016

Vintage Racecar / Roadster (black)

Vintage Racecar / Roadster (black)

Vintage Racecar / Roadster (black)



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Vintage Racecar / Roadster (black)

Vintage Racecar / Roadster (black)

Vintage Racecar - Antique Brown

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16 October, 2016

Turtle Vintage Drawing

Turtle Vintage Drawing

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Turtle Vintage Drawing

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Vintage Sailing Ship

Vintage Sailing Ship

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Vintage Sailing Ship

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Pirate Flag for your Pirating Needs.

Pirate Flag for your Pirating Needs.

Pirate Flag for your Pirating Needs.



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Pirate Flag for your Pirating Needs.

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04 September, 2016

[Update] 10th Anniversary

September 3rd marked the 10th anniversary of this blog!


The first entry consisted of the following cartoon:



20 August, 2016

[PICTURE] Old School Cool

Gemini 8 recovery soon after splashdown on March 17, 1966. Featuring future moonwalkers Dave Scott, and some guy named Neil Armstrong.




Below is a picture from their capsule before they attempted to perform the first ever docking with the Agena target vehicle.  I have a framed print of this picture autographed by Dave Scott.



Soon after they docked with the Agena, there was a problem.

After the Agena began execution of its stored command program, which instructed the Agena to turn the combined spacecraft 90° to the right, Scott noticed that they were in a roll. Armstrong used the Gemini's OAMS thrusters to stop the roll, but after the roll stopped, it immediately started again. Gemini 8 was out of range of ground communications at this time.

Armstrong reported that the OAMS fuel had dropped to 30%, indicating that the problem could be on their own spacecraft. With concern that the high spin rate might damage one or both spacecraft or even cause the propellant-heavy Agena to rupture or explode, the crew decided to undock from the Agena so they could analyze the situation. Scott switched the Agena control back to ground command, while Armstrong struggled to stabilize the combined vehicle enough to permit undocking. Scott then hit the undock button, and Armstrong fired a long burst of translation thrusters to back away from the Agena.

Without the added mass of the Agena, the Gemini's rate of spin increased quickly. Soon after this, the spacecraft came in range of the ground communications ship Coastal Sentry Quebec. By now the spin rate had reached one revolution per second, blurring the astronauts' vision and putting them in danger of losing consciousness or suffering vertigo. Armstrong decided to shut down the OAMS and use the Re-entry Control System (RCS) thrusters to stop the spin. After steadying the spacecraft, the crew tested each OAMS thruster in turn and found that Number 8 had stuck on.


Almost 75% of the reentry maneuvering fuel had been used to stop the spin, and mission rules dictated that the flight be aborted once the Reentry Control System was fired for any reason. Gemini 8 immediately prepared for an emergency landing.



Three hours after splashdown, the recovery ship had the spacecraft on board. The astronauts were exhausted, but had otherwise survived the flight in good condition.


30 July, 2016

[MOVIE] The Five

 

Review from IMDB:

 Eun-A has a loving family, she's creative and happy go lucky. Unfortunately, she and her daughter cross path with serial killer who tracks them down and kills her husband and daughter. Severely beaten and left for dead Eun-A miraculously survives this savage attack, and now the only thing that keeps her going - mentally and physically damaged - is a dream of revenge. But, handicapped and weak she can't pull this off by herself, so she decides to gather a group of outcasts, each one with a specific skill to find the killer, each of them having one thing in common: members of their family (daughter, mother, wife) are on organ transplant waiting list.

She gives them the proposal they can't pass on. At first none of those people trust one another, but having heard Eun- A's story they finally break, and agree to help her. And so, five ordinary people, heavily burdened by their personal problems and tragedies team up to catch sleazy, skillful and psychopathic murderer. In the edge-of-the seat cat and mouse game which will keep you emotionally engaged while rooting for this bunch.

As per usual, we have the full package here, film contains action, comedy (provided once again by lazy and incompetent law enforcement officers), lots of violence, drama, mystery. Lovely Kim Sun-A (Eun-A) is the star of this film as tragic heroine but the whole cast did a convincing job, especially robust and likable Ma Dong-Seok (Azooma, The Flu). I have to give props to our antagonist, chilling, cold, demented, teen idol type, On Joo-Wan as Jae-Wook, pretty boy killer, a rising star artist. With a dark secret and specific "artistic" vision that cost people their lives. And Park Hyo-Joo (Hye-Jin) good Samaritan, Eun-A's tragic friend and sidekick, comedic relief with small, but touching role.

 Excellent, engaging film, real emotional roller coaster, highly recommended.





23 May, 2016

[Movie] The Man From Nowhere

[Movie] The Man From Nowhere




This 2010 Korean movie threatens to be a run-of-the-mill action movie, but manages to create its own identity. The sameness is how it shows most of its bad guys, and there are plenty, as one dimensionally evil. There are children who are put in harm's way, but not gratuitously--for the most part--providing the hero with a chance to be human.

This is an action film and it does not disappoint on that level. Some of it is pretty brutal, but by the finale you will most likely feel that everyone gets what they deserve and, if anything, a few deserved more. This is because they manage to build characters we care about with out slowing down too much. The pacing is nicely done with properly placed comic moments as well. Some of the humor was a bit dark, which was also nice.

What surprised me was how much I cared for the main characters. The child was sweet but not overly so.

There are cruel moments in the film but the film itself did not feel cruel. That is why I liked it. So often films are either mindless, or mean-spirited, and this one avoided these pit-falls.

2010: (8th) Korean Film Awards – November 18
Best Actor: Won Bin
Best New Actress: Kim Sae-ron (only 10 years old at the time)
Best Cinematography: Lee Tae-yoon
Best Lighting: Lee Cheol-oh
Best Editing: Kim Sang-bum, Kim Jae-bum
Best Visual Effects: Park Jung-ryul (for action scenes)
Best Music: Shim Hyun-jung




08 May, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day


A collection of videos I felt were appropriate for Mother's Day. Some are short films, while some are actually very well done commercials that mention no product or service till the last second. These are all subtitled, but guaranteed to give you 'feels'.


Unconditional love. Based on a true story.


Previous video is part of what was a trilogy of stories. All 3 stories are here:


My Mom's A Liar


Two young boys go on a journey to find the one boy's Mom


Journey of a 63 year old mother travelling 4 days to see her daughter


Mom's sacrifices


Great Care starts with Small Bites


23 April, 2016

Vintage Ugly Baby

Vintage Ugly Baby

Not all babies can be beautiful or cute. Makes a great gag gift.



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09 April, 2016

03 April, 2016

[Short Film] Love is in Every Moment

A really cute short film I found by accident through random internet surfing:

When a father realizes his daughter is growing up and he might not see as much of her once she starts school, he decides to take her on a cycling trip. 





The real-life father-daughter team the film is based on:

Some behind the scenes video. A bit of life insurance advertising, but hey, they paid for it:

16 March, 2016

[Video] Funniest Pimple commercial EVER

It's 6 minutes long, but very well done.




SMOOTH E BABY FACE FOAM, NON-IONIC, SOAP FREE. REMOVES ALL PIMPLES!

27 February, 2016

I feel like a thousand bucks. Canada $1000, Series 1988.

I feel like a thousand bucks. Canada $1000, Series 1988.

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21 February, 2016

[MUSIC] The Little Prince - Park Gyu Ri & From The Airport

Take the leader of the South Korean girl group KARA, add a Korean indie electronic rock duo, and you get a something greater than the sum of the parts.

Although the vocals are 100% Korean, it still a cool factor of 10 for me. Don't worry, there's subtitles.



Trivia: the guy on guitar, was at one time Gyu Ri's guitar teacher.

Behind the scenes look at the making of the music video:



I'm struck by how humble and down to earth these artists are.  A far cry from the likes of Beyonce and Kanye West.








19 February, 2016

[T-shirt] VISA Spoof

[T-shirt] VISA Spoof

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14 February, 2016

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18 January, 2016

[MUSIC] Glenn Frey - You Belong To The City

Glenn Frey - Rolling Stone Article

Another musician from my youth passing away. I actually remember him most from his solo contribution to the Miami Vice Soundtrack album way back in 1985. At the time, there was probably nothing 'cooler' on tv.


11 January, 2016

[MUSIC] David Bowie - Heroes

[MUSIC] David Bowie - Heroes



  Shocking news that David Bowie passed away yesterday. Anyone who remembers Live Aid in 1985 will say Queen stole the show, but personally my favorite performance was David Bowie's Heroes.


09 January, 2016

[MUSIC] VIXX - ERROR

[MUSIC] VIXX - ERROR


Sharing another music video discovered during my journey into K-Pop.  I must not be the only one as the show Family Guy had an episode just last week where they traveled to Korea, and discovered K-Pop as well.   As Peter said, after seeing a music video of an all-girl K-Pop group, "What is this, and how can I be part of it!"


Heo Youngji as the girlfriend, and female cyborg

The following video by VIXX is one I can only describe as *EPIC*

Probably the best sci-fi themed music video I've ever seen.  It's subtitled but music like this transcends language.


MUSIC VIDEO 



Alternative Video with just the drama scenes



INSTRUMENTAL





More about the song


[CARTOON] Credit Card Terror

[CARTOON] Credit Card Terror


A modified version of a cartoon I made 8 years ago. Now with extra threat level.




Now available in a variety of of products including this mug, at the STORE


A novel gift for the spendthrift in your life