Toils of Social Networking
"Facebook and MySpace are more popular than ever but, as Kelly Wallace reports,
many of the younger users of these social networking sites are now learning their drawbacks."
The Legend of Master Legend
"With his trusty sidekick, the Ace, he fights to vanquish crime and defend the helpless – if he doesn't get evicted first.
Behind the mask of the Real Life Superheroes."
"A favorite at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, Superheroes is a look inside the zany world of Real Life Superheroes (RLSH)
– a national phenomenon comprised of hundreds of men and women who have superhero alter-egos.
The 82-minute film delves into what inspires real life superheroes to patrol city streets with the goal of deterring violent crime
and, if necessary, taking the law into their own hands..."
Don McLean - American Pie
(YouTube) + LYRICS : "A long long time ago
I can still remember how
That music used to make me smile...
But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep..."
"American Pie" "is a song by American folk rock singer-songwriter Don McLean." (Wikipedia)
“American Pie” "is partly biographical and partly the story of America during the idealized 1950s and the bleaker 1960s..." (don-mclean.com)
Songfacts "According to McLean (as posted on his website), this song was originally inspired by the death of Buddy Holly...
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper album was a huge influence, and McLean has said in numerous interviews that
the song represented the turn from innocence of the '50s to the darker, more volatile times of the '60s - both in music and politics..."
"American Pie" By Don McLean
"The entire song is a tribute to Buddy Holly and a commentary on how rock and roll music changed in the years since his death.
McLean is lamenting the lack of "danceable" good time party music in rock and roll and (in part) attributing that lack to the absence of Buddy Holly et. al."
The Movember Song
"This is the song I used in my lesson about the Movember moustache growing charity event (see previous post).
I transcribed the lyrics myself, and you can download them here as a Word file.
The song is by South African comedy-pop duo Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues and is, of course,
a parody of Carly Rae Jepsen's mega-hit, "Call Me Maybe" (watch original here)."
+ COMMENT + LYRICS + POSTSCRIPT
Bamboo shortage a risk to pandas (November 13, 2012)
"The giant panda is already on the endangered list. The number of pandas in the world has been falling for decades.
It is now facing another big threat to its survival – a shortage of food."
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
''Omnishambles'' is Word Of The Year (November 15, 2012)
"The Oxford English Dictionary has chosen the neologism - new word - ''''omnishambles'''' as its Word Of The Year for 2012."
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
Gotham High (2013) Dark Knight Batman PARODY!
"Ever wonder what high school was like for your favorite super heroes and villains in Gotham?
Now you can enjoy all their early beginnings in this prequel to the Dark Knight Trilogy. Directed by Christopher Nolan's Son, Oliver."
Profile: Saint Isidore - the Patron Saint of the Internet
"The patron saint of the internet is widely considered to be Saint Isidore of Seville, a Bishop and scholar,
who was nominated for the role by the late Pope John Paul II, although the Vatican has yet to make it official...
Saint Isidore wrote a 20 book opus Etymologies, also known as the Origins, in which he tried to record everything that was known.
Published after his death in 636, it was for a thousand years considered the encyclopedia of all human knowledge. "
Cartoon: Christmas Gifts
"This cartoon by Kipper Williams from The Guardian relates to news that Internet retailers are gearing up for a bumper Christmas,..."
+ COMMENT + GIFT VS PRESENT+ LINKS
Dumb Ways to Die
Be safe around trains - a message from METRO (YouTube) + LYRICS :
"set fire to your hair
poke a stick at a grizzly bear
eat medicine that’s out of date
use your private parts as Piranha bait..."
Trailer Hitch - Red Dawn 2012 Trailer Review
"Uncle Al and Nephew Jack sit down to review the Red Dawn 2012 official trailer on Trailer Hitch.
The relatives argue about the Red Dawn 2012 trailer and whether it's aliens or North Koreans invading Seattle.
Plus, Uncle Al questions the names of Hollywood actors like Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Josh Hutcherson."
Groupe Ressources 2012 : detective story
"Ce projet a été réalisé dans le cadre du Groupe Ressources anglais de l’académie de Versailles au cours de l’année 2011-2012."
Niveau : A2 vers B1.
SPOT the DIFFERENCES Music Video - Rhett & Link
(YouTube) + LYRICS :
"Your parents told you, that we don't exist
Well how in the world do you explain this
We gonna eat ya like we ate your neighbor Nathan
He tasted like waffles, gummy bears and turkey bacon
We forge a letter in your handwriting to say
you hate your family, so you ran away..."
Oz The Great and Powerful - Full Trailer | Official Disney HD
"Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character.
When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz,
he thinks he's hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis),
Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting..."
John Lewis Christmas Advert 2012 - The Journey
"Watch the new John Lewis Christmas TV advert that celebrates the extra mile we all go to at Christmas to find the perfect gift." The song is "The Power of Love" sung by Gabrielle Aplin.
''Toilet theme park'' opens in S. Korea (November 11, 2012)
"A city in South Korea has added a new attraction to its cultural landscape - the world's first ''toilet theme park'' - the Restroom Cultural Park in Suwon." - a lesson plan with AUDIO
All stand please for the MINI horn section
"Fresh from recording all 205 National Anthems to be played at this summer's games,
the London Philharmonic Orchestra has teamed up with MINI for one more performance..."
"INTERPOL’s current President is Mrs Mireille Ballestrazzi elected at the INTERPOL General Assembly held in Rome in November 2012.
Mrs Ballestrazzi will serve as President until 2016." See Professional experience / Decorations / Qualifications / the role of the President
Nicole Westbrook – It’s Thanksgiving
(YouTube) + LYRICS
"December was Christmas. January was New Year. April was Easter. And the 4th of July, but now it’s Thanksgiving.
Oh oh oh it’s Thanksgiving. We we we are gonna have a good time...
With a turkey, eh mash potatoes eh..."