I absolutely hate it when you get a group of people together in a nice social setting, and there's always that one person who won't stop texting on their phone. That really pisses me off to no end.
The Australian Red Ensign resulted from the 1901 Commonwealth Government Federal Flag Design Competition which required two entries: a flag for official use by the Commonwealth Government and one for the use of state and local governments, mercantile marine, private organisations and individuals. The winning design was based on the traditional British Red Ensign and featured the Southern Cross and Commonwealth Star. The Shipping Registration Act of 1981 reaffirmed that the Australian Red Ensign was the proper "colors" for Australian registered ships, and that smaller pleasure and fishing craft could fly either the Australian Red Ensign or the Australian National Flag but not both at the same time.
Not content with destroying my childhood with Knight Rider: 2008 -- oh the crush young Ernie had on Patricia McPherson who played Bonnie -- Hollywood now plans on adding insult to injury with its next cinematic abortion, Knight Rider: Heroes. But yeah, piracy is killing Hollywood, AMIRITE?
Psst! Pssst! Psst, hey buddy. Do you know where I can find some good stuff? I'd really lappreciate it if you showed me.
The three towered castle you wanted to know about is actually the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, LA. Louis in Houston
Ernie, that was a good one - first I thought it was Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, but gave up getting a good view. Switched to Cathedral searching and bam! St Louis Cathedral in New Orleans! love the pic challenges, keep em coming. Ray
Hi Ernie. Found it by chance, saw a picture posted on facebook about how they tear down old monuments in southern USA, with a little description of what will be next. The statue in the front is Jackson, not very easy to see, but a streetview look does the trick! Jackson Square, Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA!And this is the place to look. Jan
Sure, by now we've all seen Steve Harvey mistakenly named Miss Columbia as the winner of this year's Miss Universe contest -- when in fact, it was Miss Philippines -- but have you seen all of the wonderful memes it's inspired?
The Abominable Snowmonster of the North, called Bumble for short, is the sole antagonist who roars loudly and later turns good in the 1964 Rankin/Bass television special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He is a gigantic white-furred yeti with long pointed fangs along with a hairless blue face, lips, hands and feet. "Bumble", a corruption of the term "abominable snowman", is so named by Yukon Cornelius. He pursues Hermey, Rudolph, and Yukon throughout their adventures. Not only does the sight of Rudolph's glowing red nose drive the Bumble into a rage, narrator Sam the Snowman explains that he hates everything to do with Christmas as well.
Sure, if you look closely, you can see she's smoking Viceroy brand cigarattes. But what brand beer mug? And because it's so close to Christmas, here's a close up of the cigs and beer mug.
Hey Ernie, the Lenin statue WAS in Freedom Square (Svobody Square) formerly, Leibstandarte SS Square, German Army Square and Dzerzhinsky Square. The Statue was torn down by protesters in September, 2014. I must confess a certain advantage to finding this, I found this location months ago in one of my own photo challenges. I also found where the tank was as well, it as since been moved. Anyway, here are more shots of Olga parading through the Square, pausing only to spread her legs and flaunt the beef curtains. (Attached is Google Earth of where the tank was) Keep 'em coming, Tim.
You know, with 7.62x54R prices having shot up into the stratosphere, I guess my AK and its 7.62x39 has become the new rifle caliber to plink with.
The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann's story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, and was given its premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on Sunday, December 18, 1892, on a double-bill with Tchaikovsky's opera Iolanta. Although the original production was not a success, the 20-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the ballet was. However, the complete Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s and is now performed by countless ballet companies, primarily during the Christmas season, especially in North America.
And this my friends, is why you should think twice before leaving leave your dog alone with your Christmas tree.