David Hasselhoff Lightsabre Battle

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David Hasselhoff in space, with a lightsabre and some evil looking droids. What more do you want from a film? [YouTube]


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Dry Valleys of Antarctica

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The Dry Valleys of Antarctica get almost no snowfall, and except for a few steep rocks they are the only continental part of Antarctica devoid of ice. The terrain looks like something not of this Earth; the valley floor occasionally contains a perennially frozen lake with ice several meters thick. Under the ice, in the extremely salty water live mysterious simple organisms, a subject of on-going research.

Some really amazing pictures. [Pictures]


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Pearls Before Breakfast

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The Washington Post took a world-famous musician who played some of the most elegant music ever written on one of the most valuable violins ever made ($3.5 million) and they put him in a subway station to play to people passing by. What do you think happened? Nothing. No crowd gathered, no one clapped when a song was done, no one cared and he only made $32 from tips.

“At a music hall, I’ll get upset if someone coughs or if someone’s cellphone goes off. But here, my expectations quickly diminished. I started to appreciate any acknowledgment, even a slight glance up. I was oddly grateful when someone threw in a dollar instead of change.” This is from a man whose talents can command $1,000 a minute.

Its a long article but you can skim through it. [Link]


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Hotel Puerta America Madrid

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My friend is going to Madrid soon and he was checking out hotels when he found this one. Every floor is designed by a different designer and is a completely different style and mood then the other. My favorite is is the Zaha Hadid floor, looks like something off an alien spaceship. [Link]


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The Old Days (4 years ago)

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I was just flipping through my archive of pictures when I found this. Its a picture of my original iPod with Nibaqs old iPod FM transmitter. That over sized black box with the pull out antenna is what we used to use to connect our iPods to the car stereo. There were no iTrips or any of those tiny sexy looking white transmitters back then.


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The Scientific Center

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From all the cool strange touristic places in Kuwait like the Zoo, Entertainment City, Ice Skating Rink, Green Island etc.. my favorite is definitely The Scientific Center. Its such a beautiful and relaxing place. I passed by there today, it was only my second (or third) time so the large shark aquariums still mesmerizes me when I see it. I sat on one of the benches watching the sharks and fish swim and awhile later four scuba divers appeared and started cleaning the tank. It was fun to watch and the aquarium is really gigantic. If you haven’t been there yet you need to. The entrance fee is KD3 but its not only for the aquarium, there is another section you pass through first which has like bats, lizards, snakes, crocodiles etc.. When you visit the place you won’t believe you are in Kuwait.

the scientific center

Website: www.tsck.org.kw

update: by request here is a picture of one of the scuba divers in the tank [Picture]


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The Bedoon

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And I thought “the movie” The Pursuit of Happyness was sad.. [YouTube]

via Desperately Wandering


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Movies I have recently watched

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Shortbus
A pretty strange movie dealing with different people and their problems. I don’t understand how this movie is not x-rated.
I Liked it.

The Pursuit of Happyness
This movie had so much negativity. The whole movie is just one sad story. I think its my favorite Will Smith movie, but damn this movie is sad.
I Liked it.

You, Me and Dupree
Boring, annoying and so very 90s style comedy. Wasn’t expecting it to win an oscar but I was at least expecting it not to put me to sleep.
I didn’t like it.

300
I didn’t think there were enough fighting scenes and I also wish the fighting scenes were longer. The movie was visually stunning and there are a lot of memorable moments and quotes.
I liked it.

The Last King of Scotland
I wasn’t expecting to like this movie but it took me by surprise. The story is engaging and it never got boring. Forest Whitaker is such an amazing actor.
I liked it.

The Queen
I found this movie really slow, uneventful, unentertaining and a waste of time.
I didn’t like it.


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Take Care?

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I was checking out some pictures on Flickr of Kuwait when I spotted this one. It was taken by Ra-1.

pet food

[Flickr]


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German Coast Guard

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A funny commercial for Berlitz. [YouTube]


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