Thursday, October 23, 2014

fall leaf

    Autumn Song

         Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
         How the heart feels a languid grief
         Laid on it for a covering,
         And how sleep seems a goodly thing
         In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

         And how the swift beat of the brain
         Falters because it is in vain,
         In Autumn at the fall of the leaf
         Knowest thou not? and how the chief
         Of joys seems—not to suffer pain?

        Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
        How the soul feels like a dried sheaf
         Bound up at length for harvesting,
         And how death seems a comely thing
        In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Laugh ur a off - Key and Peele

Joan Rivers maintained that ANY topic or subject could be the subject of a joke - if it's funny.  Check out this video from Key and Peele.  If you dont laff I'll give you a refund.

east/west college bowl; key and peele

The Jedi Come To Ireland

Skellig Michael, off the coast of County Kerry. 

A small rocky island off the coast of Ireland is the scene of some of Star Wars: Episode VII was being filmed there.  Skellig Michael, site of a 8th century monastery and almost inaccessible, provides exceptional natural beauty.  Ireland features in many famous films : Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, key scenes were filmed at Lemon Rock in County Kerry and in County Clare;  Saving Private Ryan, Ballinesker beach in County Wexford stood in for Omaha beach in Normandy and Irish soldiers were used as extras; Braveheart, County Meath played the part of London and York, while the Battle of Stirling Bridge was filmed in County Kildare using Irish soldiers again, The Italian Job the prison scenes, starring Michael Caine, were filmed at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin - just to name a few.

what's in your leaves?

  The birds are silent a foot but not so in piles of dry dog hears far off.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Funny, Funny, Funny

Classic actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi  star as an elderly gay couple in Vicious, a TV comedy series found occasionally on PBS.  They have lived together in the same Covent Garden flat for nearly 50 years.  McKellen plays Freddie, once a budding actor, while Jacobi is Stuart, who was a barman when the pair first met. Now their lives consist of reading books, walking their dog and bickering.  The groundbreaking comedy is hysterical. Catch it when you can.

A Fourth Human Species: The Hobbit

Hobbit Skull
Ten years ago scientists discovered the full skeleton of an unknown human group distinct in their physical type notably by their height of 3 ft and otherwise primitive physical characteristics.  Additional partial skeletal finds on an Indonesian Island affirm the group's existence. 'The Hobbit' lends support to the argument that many human 'species' once roamed the earth. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

voyager's view of solar system

Voyager 1 is currently 18 billion kilometers from the sun. It was launched in 1977 and it's plutonium power source is expected to allow it to continue communicating with earth until 2025. It takes 17 hours to send a command or receive a response from the spacecraft (lightspeed).