Monday, April 30, 2007

missing cover

King RAMA VII also was on the cover of 1931.

Here is another cover.

searching for a missing cover

After submit my vote for my pick of the most influential people of the year at TIME website . I found out that King Bhumipol was on cover of TIME magazine twice. I did found one online . It was the cover on May,1966. It also included a 10 pages article "Holder of the Kingdom, Strength of the Land"

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Not Bad...

This is the first time I get highest score At TCM classic movie Trivia..I guest I' not that bad huh?

Anyone Home?

This artist's illustration shows a newly discovered planet otuside our solar system that's so similar to Earth it might sustain life, astronomers say. The planet's temperature is between 32 and 104 degrees fahrenheit. While it is 14 times closer to its star than Earth is to the sun, the star, Gliese 581, is smaller and dimm

Monday, April 23, 2007

“There is this illusion that homosexuals have sex and heterosexuals fall in love. That is completely untrue. Everybody wants to be loved.”

Boy George

The Famous COCONUT GROVE at the Ambassador Hotel

When it opened in 1921, the Coconut Grove instantly became a mecca for movie stars and star-gazers. The famous artificial palm trees which decorated the club's interior were left over from Rudolph Valentino's 1921 movie "The Sheik." The Grove was virtually synonymous with Hollywood glamour - actresses such as Joan Crawford ("Mildred Pierce"), Carole Lombard ("My Man Godfrey"), and Loretta Young ("The Bishop's Wife") were reportedly discovered while dancing at the popular nightclub.

The Coconut Grove was also the site of many of the early Academy Award ceremonies. Oscar statuettes were handed out here on several occasions during the 1930's and early 1940's.

With its Mediterranean styling, tile floors, Italian stone fireplaces and semi-tropical courtyard, the Ambassador enchanted guests for over six decades. Long time residents at the hotel included Howard Hughes, Jean Harlow, John Barrymore and Gloria Swanson, and every U.S. President from Herbert Hoover to Richard Nixon stayed there, as did British royalty. Nixon wrote his Checkers speech here in 1952.

But the hotel had its dark moments as well. It was in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel that Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan, following Kennedy's victory speech following the California primary election of 1968. We will never know what might have been...

In a movie Bobby (2007)
A few scenes were filmed at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, the real-life location of the Robert Kennedy assassination, during its demolition. The wing of the hotel they were using hadn't been touched by the demolition crew yet, in order to preserve items from the pantry where Kennedy was shot.

In February 2006, the Ambassador Hotel was torn down after the film crew shot on the property

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Computer Tip -Lower Firefox's Ram Usage

This Firefox 'hack' brings the ram usage to less than 10MB whenever you minimize Firefox. IE7 and Opera both have this implemented by default and so should Firefox. This is a great way to help with the memory leaks.

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Autumn Leaves ****

One of my favorite movie theme is the older woman with a younger lover (Sunset Blvd.“ and “The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone) Joan Crawford play A lonely spinster is seduced into a romance with a man 20 years younger. Once married, their lives come unhinged when the young man begins to have a psychotic breakdown.Fine performances from Joan Crawford and Cliff Robertson give this taught drama more emotional resonance than might be expected from the plot summary. Crawford is superb - all huge eyes and trembling lips, she makes the relationship with Robertson's character believable and moving and also very real. Their characters are clearly very close sexually; whether he's nuzzling her neck as they dance or they're nuzzling in bed, Burt and Millie are obviously turned on by each other and sincerely like each other. Burt's boyish charm lightens Millie considerably, just as her common sense and responsiveness to him give him much-needed assurance. Very Romantic but the same time Robert Aldrich direction (what ever happen to baby jane?, Hush Hush sweet charlotte) give a movie creepy feel.

Joan Really like working with Robertson she said “It was an intense and happy working relationship.... (I'm proud to say I coached him from all the research I'd done for “Possessed.“) Good story, believable characters, good script, good acting, consequently a good film...”

Also When Miss Crawford uttered that famous line, “And you, you slut!“ it made my day..Totally.

Download of the week : The Filter

How often have you had your iPod on shuffle and ended up on the treadmill listening to Ella Fitzgerald next to Manny Leahman

It is ideal for those moments where you’re feeling relaxed while listening to some mellow Explosions in the Sky track, and then it’s ruined by the next song shuffle to a classical symphony. Enter The Filter - you select 3 songs, it analyzes your library, and Filter finds other songs in your library that fit along with the 3 you chose.

The Filter is available as a free download for Windows and Macintosh