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I like the picture. Characters like that will always be judged by first appearance.
Actually every one of us judge someone from the first appearance until this person is better understood or becomes part of the gang.
It is a natural mechanism that is built in us for protection.
Another thing about a new person is that many people will naturally be polite yet keep a distance or reserve themselves and not open up like they will to a colleague or relation. It is the fear on the unknown you never know how this knew person will be.
Judging by first appearance could be forgiven because once you get to know the person; in case of a good person your perception will change and for a bad person you will feel worse than you met first time.
You will find this trait in not only in humans but other living things too, animals, birds, insects etc. I am not too sure about trees. Trees don't show any emotions and trees don't move so I think trees are not in the same league as other living things.
*****1. How long, on average, does it take you to get rid of someone trying to sell you something over the phone?
I listen to the caller and if they have a valid sale I go for it, else make excuse and politely decline.
******2. What is the most expensive object you have ever broken on purpose? ('when angry' counts as 'on purpose' even if you regretted it soon afterwards)
Broke several mirrors in my time mainly due to clumsiness.
******3. If you buy something for 99p with a £1 coin, do you really want the 1p back?
I dont really want 1p back. In independent retailers I dont take it, in supermarkets and high street shops I take it and at the end of the day put loose change in a container.
******4. What was the last thing you shouted while in a car?
On a roundabout women turned from the wrong lane, it was annoying so I let few bleepers out.
******5. What is your typical path through a supermarket?
Like everyone else I go to shop in there, I never thought which path I take. It is generally from first section to last.
******6. Do you lick the underside of the foil top when eating a pot of yoghurt?
No I dont it is rather silly thing to do in case someone is watching.
******7. How many greetings cards have you sent in the last 12 months?
I may have sent up to 10 in the last year.
******8. A criminal maniac invites you to "Pick a city for destruction, Mr. Bond." Which one do you choose?
No I wont.
******9. Which font do you use most often?
Ariel, best looking font ever.
******10. If you had the choice between a petrol chainsaw and a bread knife, which would you use?
******11. On a scale of 1 to 10, how confident are you that you know when to use a semicolon?
midway I think, maybe I am not sure, Well I am sure but am I right though.
******12. What proportion of the CDs you own are in their original cases right now?
All of my CDs are in cases
******13. Favourite colour: black or white?
******14. How accurate is the time on your watch?
I look at the time three four times a day, watch is accurate and so am I.
******15. What you wearing right now?
Trousers and shirt
******16. Have you ever written to anyone famous, emailed or telephoned a newspaper, radio station, TV programme etc? If so, what did you say?
No I havent.
******17. Do you, in the most fundamental depths of your soul, give a crap about the extinction of the Red Cockaded Woodpecker?
I didnt know red cockaded Woodiepacker was history. I am annoyed at this fact. What is next, human beings?
******18. What is the cheapest thing you've bought with a debit or credit card in the past month?
£3 in Asda today.
*****19. Favourite books?
Like books by famous authors
******20. What is your most favourite meal?
Anything that my stomach can handle.
Argos is one of the biggest retailers of general goods in the UK. It has over 800 stores in most shopping centres and has an internet site as well.
Argos has its roots in Green Shield Stamp catalogue shop. In 1971 the name was changed to Argo. In 2000 Argos was purchased by GUS and last year it was demerged and became Home Retail Group, Name of the retail shop has remained same.
In its shop, Argos sells goods in a catalogue. This catalogue is launched in January (for summer) and in July (for winter).
Various sections of catalogue are colour coded. It has everything except grocery. Public can buy or reserve over the net, by phone or walk into to store to purchase.
Argos is widely known name and I will be surprised if there is anyone who hasnt bought from it.
Argos has an advantage over other shops. Buyer can browse the catalogue, reserve the item in local store and walk in to pay for it and collect. This assurance is not given by other stores. Argos is cheap and it is easy to shop in there.
Nearly every month Argos reduces items, these are published separately and customers can collect the special pamphlets from the store.
Only disadvantage of Argos is queues at busy times. Because the shop is so busy and popular of course.
Some of the headlines.
Flooding in Yorkshire!!!!
Lake disappears in two months!!!!
Both of these headlines are blamed on climate change.
UK has seen wettest June since records began.
Global warming is happening, Glaciers are melting, temperatures are slowly increasing. These are all facts that nearly everyone agrees on but, BUT why is it that 56% of survey respondents by Mori in June doubted the big hoo-hah about climate change?
People dont trust the government. Taxes in the name of turning green are latest way to claim money from the government. There is less danger of this country being flooded by the sea than people going hungry because of taxes to cover for green issues.
This is not the first time Earth has warmed up to an extent that glaciers are melting and glacier water is raising sea levels. Earth was warmer than this 150,000 years ago and it was warmer than today 500,000 years ago when Greenland was lush and green. Today it is covered in ice and in some places the ice is getting thicker. Does that mean climate change is not affecting this wasteland?
Climate change is a complex issue and it is not all caused by industrialisation. Earth goes through cycles of hot and cold. Ice age is due, it could start in next thousand years.
Bigger issue is desertification, loss of forests, lack of fresh water and increasing population which is using up all the resources.
Oil reserves are depleting fast and the demand is rising steeply. Price of barrel of crude oil is above $70 in UK and USA. I remember when it was $18. Apparently we have reached the peak of oil left in the world, this happened this year. Nature took millions of years to produce oil; man has used it up in 100 years. In the future oil demand will increase while output will steadily decline. Industrial processes are not there to produce artificial oil.
More cars and higher industrial demand is using up oil reserves really fast.
For the first time in history of man, bio fuels and alternative to oil is seriously being considered by commercial companies and governments.
The most likely alternative to car is Ethanol. Corn is main source of this chemical. Good thing about corn is left over could be turned to animal feed. While Ethanol is efficient as energy source for motor vehicles and industrial use I think Nuclear power is option for generating electricity.
Smoking Ban in England is less than three weeks away.
Will it work?
It has worked everywhere else. N Ireland. Scotland and Wales have made the transition without a hitch and many people like it, no smoke in pubs and clubs and public buildings although many offices had ban in place.
Ban will help bar staff, restaurant staff and other staff who were affected by Smokey rooms.
I have a question. Why doesnt the government do total ban on smoking.
Ban on smoking will help people and their pockets both smokers and non-smokers. People who smoke damage their health and suffer when they reach old age, this puts financial burden on NHS. Cigarettes are taxed but this doesnt cover cost of care. Total ban will result in less people with health problems and this will save money for NHS and increase production of workforce due to stronger health. Bad health is not just caused by cigarettes, however elimination of smoke related illnesses will be a big help. Most of smoke related illnesses go on for years.
Government will find alternative to tax on cigarettes and those who smoke now will feel happier once fags dont dictate their lives.
Smokers won't like total ban. They have to realise that it is in their interest.
Spiderman 3 marks return of Peter Parker and Mary Jane his girlfriend. I find this film interesting.
Peter and Mary are living peacefully, this is not to last as one day something falls from the sky and attaches itself to Peter. His Spider suit turns black and changes his personality as well this offends Mary and she leaves him.
There are several different angels in this film. Peters best friend Harry Osborn attacks him for causing the death of Osborn senior. The fight leaves Harry with amnesia and for a short time he and Peter become good friends again.
Peter and Mary split up
Villains that existed in the comics come to the film.
A tormented Flint Marko change to sand (Sandman) and Peter is livid when he learns Marko caused the death of Uncle Ben.
Eddie Brock Junior worked at The Bugle where he worked as a photographer. Peter grasses on him and he is fired.
Harry Osborn creates the Goblin. Together the trio take on Spiderman.
These are the main stories in the plot.
What about the film?
Better than first two. The story carries on from the past films and viewers may find some things which look the same. New villains, new personality of Spiderman and well executed action scenes make it entertaining and an interesting film to watch.
Spiderman is one franchise which will run and run because stories are always fresh, films are well made and the depth of stories and quality of script keeps fans like me interested.
Last pirates film collected over a billion dollars for the studio, third one was inevitable and here it is.
Pirates Of The Caribbean 3: At World's End (2007) reunites the cast and crew, actors Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley, Geoffery Rush and director Gore Verbinski have done the other films.
Unfortunately, this film falls in the same trap as Matrix. The story of the pirates has been told twice before. This is one film too many, and at 169 minutes it is wee bit long. After watching PC3 I realised that actors in it were very happy, exotic places filming and the stunts and the pay cheque.
PC3 is a fun film to watch. Story is not important. I guess the enjoyment would be more if the plot is not understood and the lines spoken are not in English because if you try to understand what is happening you will hate the film. The script writers were employed quarter of the way after the filming had started and that shows.
Originally the film script for the first film was an idea of a theme park ride. It turned out to be a very successful idea but I would treat this film as a theme park ride. Just enjoy the stunts and silliness that is in abundance. Three hours is testing anyones interest in the film.
Prolific American writer Jodi Picoult had this book published in 2006. Since 1998 she has written one book each year.
In this book she writes a story about small family in Maine. Trixie Stone is a 14 years old girl. She is having teenage problems. Mum and dad ignore her until one day she tells them that she was raped at a party. Daniel her father, had a troubled past which he left behind to become a family man. Laura was having an affair and she blames herself for what has happened while Daniel reflects on his past, childhood in an Eskimo village where he was bullied and became a bully as a consequence.
While this book should be interesting to read. I for one didnt like it, too much symbolism and the plot is difficult to follow, she leaves clues to make the plot easy to understand, this in turn makes everything predictable. The topic is interesting, human dilemmas and experiences in the past however this has to be her worse book to date. Eskimo culture is not researched out properly and the ending is abrupt. The comic strip is not a good idea either.
I bought it from Amazon for £3.73 (paperback)
Weather is a meteorological phenomenon; there are different extremes of it.
Weather matters unless I was going to spend whole day inside. Actually it will still bother me because too cold and central heating goes on and too hot and I need to open the windows.
I dislike different variations of weather in a day or in a week. Earlier this week most of Britian was under the cloud and it rained like cats and dogs, the temperature dropped and it was like autumn. Couple of days later summer was back and that is how the weather is like now.
This weekend I will be playing golf with my dad and cricket with my friends. Golf can be played in rain but not cricket. I am hoping the rain stays away.
If I had loads of money I would live in the northern atompshere in the summer and in the winter travel south to Australia or New Zealand. Lets face it, winters in UK are miserable. One little flurry of snow and there is chaos on roads, people hit the bottle, depression hits new heights, pubs do good business because for most people there is nothing to do.
I want eternal sunshine, isnt this a title of a song, well sounds like one anyway.
I am new to Dooyoo. This is my 10th review. In a sentence I describe Dooyoo as "a site where you can read and write reviews."
Dooyoo is a site where you can read reviews on pretty much anything. So far I have read 30 and I found all of these interesting. Some reviews are short and some are long. Some people are good at explaining things others write straight forward short reviews which still get the message across. I will be reading more reviews in the future. In fact starting now.
I don't know the origins of this site. How long it has been running. I like it because in the reviews I find first hand information about products. This is useful because I can read reviews here before buying something. I have read product reviews on Amazon.co.uk and Ebuyer.com but those reviews are very short and people only write something which they want to praise or criticise. Here you get a fuller picture of the product.
Dooyoo layout makes it easy to use. Tabs for new products, reading and writing reviews, box to find members, box to look for reviews.
So far I only have explored little of the site. I like what the concept of the site and layout. It is useful indeed and I will be visiting it more and more in coming weeks.
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I love X Men cartoons. It took ages for this cartoon strip and TV animation to become a film.
In the world of X Men some people are born with genetic defects that give them superhuman powers. These people are called mutants.
Charles Xavier, played by Patrick Stewart and also called Professor X mutant himself, locates new mutants and brings them to his fold for safety of people with no powers. When mutants powers come to the fore (when they are teenagers) they could cause problems to humans. Professor X persuades the mutants to accept him as a mentor to help use the powers in the correct way.
Magneto (Ian McKellen) old friend of Professor wants to eliminate the threat to mutants by destroy humans. To this purpose he has assembled a team of evil mutants.
X Men has superb acting, has a decent story, action is good when it happens.
It is a good all round film. I like it and it gets better with sequels.
Colin Clark is brother of famous MP Alan Clark. In the summer of 1956, aged 23 he worked as gofer on "The Prince and the Showgirl" starring Marlin Monroe. This was Marlins first film in England. Colin arranged for Marlin and her entourage to stay in a lovely house in tiny village of Englefield Green.
Monroe was the most famous actress in the world. Colin writes about the nine days he spent with her. He writes about the friendship that grew between Clark and Monroe, it is a very personal account of him writing about the very personal things about Monroe her fears, insecurity and happiness. The emotional side of Monroe is rarely covered in other books.
The book recounts those nine days in great deal. When I was reading it I thought I was there watching everything happening in front of me.
This August Marilyn will be dead for 45 years. My Week with Marilyn is a very interesting thing. Clark is besotted by Marilyn, this is clearly in evidence. This book is a fascinating read.
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I am watching Players Championship which is like fifth major in Golf. Lets do a review about a golf film
Tin Cup is a 1996 romantic comedy starring Kevin Costner and Rene Russo. Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy is a talented golfer, he never made the cut and less able golfers have got ahead of him in the game. Psychologist Dr Molly Griswold goes to Tin Cup for golfing lessons, strange this because Tin Cup doesn't do much coaching. Molly takes golfing lessons because her boyfriend is a golfer.
Molly and Roy are opposite personalities. She falls for him. Molly's boyfriend is golf pro David Simms (Miami Vice Johnson). He was once friends with Tin Cup. David doesn't think much of Tin Cup.
Tin Cup wants to prove the point and he qualifies for US Open and does well. Much better than pro Simms.
Tip Cup is a film for golf followers. I think it is a cracking film. It has several pros in guest roles and golf played is not bad.