вторник, 18 июня 2013 г.

Inside Sophia Loren's Roman Villa, 1964 | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic

Inside Sophia Loren's Roman Villa, 1964 | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic

I don’t think Sophia Loren gets enough credit as a 20th century screen icon. Her curves and beauty could certainly rival that of Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, not to mention her career and lifestyle choices. While Monroe’s and Bardot’s talents were questionable outside of their looks, Sophia won 50 awards during her career including an Oscar for Best Actress (the first woman to do so for a non-english speaking role),  a Golden Globe award, Grammy Award, BAFTA and Laurel Award. Unlike her fellow sex symbol actresses of the day who went from one playboy to another, Sophia Loren stayed married from the age of 22 to her husband, Italian film producer Carlo Ponti, until his death 50 years later. When asked if she would ever marry again, like a true romantic she replied, ”No, never again. It would be impossible to love anyone else”.

Japanese Mermaids: Ancient Pearl Hunters of the Sea | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic

Japanese Mermaids: Ancient Pearl Hunters of the Sea | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic

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These women are the last of their kind. In their floral wetsuits, they fill their lungs with air and dive for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers. They are known as Ama and make a living hunting for abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls.

четверг, 30 мая 2013 г.

The Black Eyed Peas - My Humps

Frugal habits of the super rich | Money | Banking and Money Investment News | | thetelegraph.com.au

Frugal habits of the super rich | Money | Banking and Money Investment News | | thetelegraph.com.au:

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 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wears the same grey t-shirt every day. Picture: AP
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wears the same grey t-shirt every day. Picture: AP Source: AP
YOU might think the lifestyle of a billionaire is made up of flashy cars, first-class trips and ostentatious designer clothing.
But the rich don't get rich by spending all their money.
Spending less than you earn is a simple way to grow your wealth but there are some super rich people take the idea to the extreme.
Reports this week said Keira Knightley paid herself a salary of just $50,000 last year, despite banking around $2.3 million through films and fashion commercial deals.
Here's a list of other frugal billionaires and multi-millionaires and their quirky habits, that see them living well below their means.

понедельник, 27 мая 2013 г.

Правила жизни Оззи Осборна — Журнал Esquire

Правила жизни Оззи Осборна — Журнал Esquire

ОЗЗИ ОСБОРН

Рок-звезда, 64 года, Беверли-Хиллз

Интервью Ник Скотт
Фотографии Джулия Фуллертон-Баттенн
Я вырос в Астоне, и наша семья была бедной. В детстве я всех боялся и постоянно изображал идиота, чтобы насмешить ребят и не получить от них по шее.
Я начал чуть-чуть разбираться в жизни, только когда почти довел себя до ручки.
Тогда говорили: «Если летишь в Сан-Франциско, у тебя в волосах должны быть цветы». Какой на фиг Сан-Франциско? А цветы мы в Астоне видели разве что на похоронах.

пятница, 24 мая 2013 г.

Laura Branigan - Self Control

Ottawan - Hands Up

Middle Of The Road ~ Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum

Goran Bregovic HopHopHop

Hoorah for the bra!

Hoorah for the bra!

Iconic: Brigitte Bardot made strapless mainstream.
Iconic: Brigitte Bardot made strapless mainstream.
In the one hundred years since its invention the bra has had many incarnations. Shaping, lifting, flattening and enhancing its way into fashions history books. From humble beginnings to gravity-defying feats of engineering, the brassiere has revealed as much as it’s concealed. The Dream Catcher, the Over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder - here's a look at some of the bras greatest moments.
1913: The invention of the bra is popularly accredited to Mary Phelps Jacob. A young New York socialite who became so frustrated with corsets that she sewed together two handkerchiefs and some ribbon to create the first over-the-shoulder bra. An instant hit with her friends because it could be worn under sheer evening dresses, Mary patented the design and set up shop. She sold her ‘Backless Brassiere’ patent to Warner Brothers in 1915 for $US1500. The company has since made around $US15 million from her invention.
1914-18: During World War I women moved into the workforce. Corsets weren’t practical for factory labour and in a bid to conserve metal for the war effort the government urged women to stop buying them. It’s estimated that the decrease in corset sales conserved around 30,000 tonnes of metal and no doubt saved women double that in discomfort.
1922: The Great Gatsby era saw the development of the first commercially successful bra. The 'Kestos' was made from two triangular pieces of fabric with elastic shoulders and fastening buttons at the front that created two separate cups.

среда, 15 мая 2013 г.

Jewish Lady Gaga Parody - Chagaga!! - Jewish (& Frum) Lady Gaga

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Известно, что после выборов Б. Oбамы на первый срок Билл Клинтон сказал:
"Eще совсем недавно предки этого парня тaскали нам чемоданы".

Потом он испытал неудобство и ему пришлось извиняться и оправдываться...
В другом полушаpии - все тоже самое. Только неудобство испытывает вся страна...
Визит А.Собчака в Новочеркасск в 1992 году. Внимательно смотрим, кто тащит его чемодан...


(1) Timeline Photos

(1) Timeline Photos


Two Balinese women, old postcard, 1920s

понедельник, 13 мая 2013 г.

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
Oceanic Nations of the Pacific

West Papuan Warrior in the highlands

Nine European Kings, One Funeral

Nine European Kings, One Funeral
Source: Wikimedia

From Wikipedia: The Nine Sovereigns at Windsor for the funeral of King Edward VII. Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Manuel of Portugal, Kaiser Wilhelm II of the German Empire, King George I of The Hellenes (Greece) and King Albert I of the Belgians (Belgium). Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King-Emperor George V of the Great Britain and King Frederick VIII of Denmark.

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vintage everyday: Dancing on the Beach

vintage everyday: Dancing on the Beach

Vintage photos of people dancing on the beach.


воскресенье, 12 мая 2013 г.

Stupid viral trends the world lives to regret .

Stupid viral trends the world lives to regret | thetelegraph.com.au

Katter
Bob Katter tweeted this image of himself planking with this caption: Billy & @TheAFLFootyShow here's another perk to politics -some say I'm a trend setter #planking #katterplanking #AFL pic.twitter.com/dLp9di606t Source: Supplied


King Roman of Lithuania sells titles from his house in Darwin's suburbs.

King Roman of Lithuania sells titles from his house in Darwin's suburbs | Breaking National News and Australian News | thetelegraph.com.au


King Roman lives in Darwin
King Roman, 71, of Coconut Grove, Darwin, is issuing titles to Territorians – you can become a Knight, Duke, Grand Marquis, Prince or even a King of Eastern Europe. Picture: Helen Orr Source:Northern Territory News
A EUROPEAN monarch hidden away in a humble Darwin suburb is selling titles to raise money.
King Roman, 71, of Coconut Grove, said many monarchs over the centuries had sold nobilities and he can provide a range of honours from knighthoods and baronetcies to duchies and lesser kingdoms.
His “Imperial Majesty” said he discovered in 1992 that his father had been the Grand Duke of Lithuania and as such he had inherited title to about 30 countries and principalities, The NT News reports.
This made him “ruler” over large swathes of Eastern Europe, as Grand Duke of Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and the Count of Lubraniec, he said.
King Roman (formerly plain old Ron Mann), who can trace his  titular pedigree through his Polish-born father to a Prince Wladislaw, also has the right to grant titles – which he confers by Letters Patent, he said.
That doesn’t impress the Immigration Department, which has refused to renew his passport because it will not issue passports under a name that purports to be a title not recognised by the Commonwealth.
Still, it hasn’t deterred King Roman’s grand ambitions.
For a fee he will help the humble yeomanry rise. Fr $100 you can buy the right to be called Knight of the Order of the Amethyst.
He said he was raising money to federate Lithuania, Belarus and the Ukraine in a constitutional royal alliance.
He also wants to raise money for charities such as Unicef.

White House petition calls for merger of United States, Australia, to form 'Ameristralia'

White House petition calls for merger of United States, Australia, to form 'Ameristralia' | Breaking National News and Australian News | thetelegraph.com.au

AUSTRALIA and the US will merge to form one super nation called Ameristralia. Sound like a gag? Maybe not.
A petition has been created on the official White House website calling for the Obama Administration to join "America and Australia to form Ameristralia".
The "We the People" section on the whitehouse.gov website was launched in 2011 to allow the public, in accordance with the First Amendment of the US Constitution, to petition the US government on issues deemed important.
Recent petitions address gun violence, marijuana legislation and free speech - as well as the release of the White House's secret recipe for its Honey Ale beer and urging the construction of a Star Wars-style Death Star as economic stimulus.
If a petition receives 100,000 signatures in 30 days, it will be reviewed by White House staff, sent to "the appropriate policy experts" and an official response issued.
When the Death Star petition received enough signatures, Paul Shawcross, chief of the science and space branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget, noted a Death Star would cost $US850,000,000,000,000,000 to build and "the Administration does not support blowing up planets".
Ameristralia
The Reddit "Ameristralia" theme.

He won it by a whisker! The best faces at International German Beard Championships | Travel | Travel News and Holiday Deals | | thetelegraph.com.au

He won it by a whisker! The best faces at International German Beard Championships | Travel | Travel News and Holiday Deals | | thetelegraph.com.au


German Beard Championships

The International German Beard Championships are back, get a glimpse at the excitement. Credit: Pfender
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SOME of the finest examples of facial hair to be found anywhere in the world have been gathering in southern Germany.

Around 100 competitors gathered in the German town of Pforzheim at the weekend for their annual beard and moustache championships.

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Gerhard Knapp, participant in the German beard championships, poses for a photo at the congress center in Pforzheim, southern Germany. AFP / Uli Deck Source: AFP

суббота, 2 марта 2013 г.

35PHOTO - Виктория Роготнева - Дэсанач

35PHOTO - Виктория Роготнева - Дэсанач

35PHOTO - Виктория Роготнева - Хамер

35PHOTO - Виктория Роготнева - Хамер

35PHOTO - Виктория Роготнева - Подружки.

35PHOTO - Виктория Роготнева - Подружки.

Karo

Karo by Pool Photo
Karo, a photo by Pool Photo on Flickr.

вторник, 19 февраля 2013 г.

Страшные погребальные обычаи мерина

Страшные погребальные обычаи мерина


Мальгаши, народ острова Мадагаскар, этнически неоднородны. Но делятся на две большие группы: прибрежные районы населяют негроидные народности, внутренние гористые районы – люди монголоидного типа. Самым известным народом из последней группы является народ мерина с достаточно светлым цветом кожи и прямыми волосами. Именно предки мерина, прибывшие в древности с островов Индонезии, создали первые мощные государства на Мадагаскаре.

Тайная власть шаманов макуа

Тайная власть шаманов макуа

Народ макуа, входящий в языковую группу банту, является одним из самых многочисленных на африканском континенте. Его численность составляет 8 550 000 человек. При общем населении Африки в 1 миллиард человек и 7 000 насчитывающихся там народов, согласитесь, не так уж мало. Большая часть макуа проживает в Мозамбике, довольно большая община народа живет на Мадагаскаре – туда они попали в качестве рабов племени мерина, да так там и остались.

Ашанти пытают ведьм и сажают их на кол

Ашанти пытают ведьм и сажают их на кол

Ашанти (3,3 млн. человек) – негроидный народ, живущий в горах Западной Африки. В доколониальную эпоху они были сказочно богаты, так как торговали золотом и рабами, захваченными во время войн. Тем не менее, их империя пала, традиционные верования претерпели серьезные изменения, а их также стали вывозить в трюмах в качестве рабов.  Строптивые  и неуживчивые, они доставляли много хлопот плантаторам.
Ашанти верят, что дети наследуют кровь матери и дух отца, поэтому права наследования на землю у них передаются по женской линии. Девушки обычно «в девках» не засиживаются. Как только  деревня убеждается в зрелости невесты, ей находят мужа .
Им может стать и уже женатый человек, если его богатство позволяет иметь несколько жен. Видимо, такие традиции связаны с гибелью мужчин в войнах, позволяя  всем женщинам быть «пристроенными» и рожать детей.

Предки камба спустились с небес

Предки камба спустились с небес

Камба — третий по численности народ в Кении, принадлежащий к группе банту. Миролюбивые и гостеприимные, камба искусно и смело защищались в случае нападения врагов. Несмотря на давление христиан-миссионеров, большинство людей этого племени придерживаются традиционных верований, в основе которых лежит поклонение духам предков и божеству Нгап. Если вы приедете в их поселение, и на вас вдруг плюнут, не расстраивайтесь – так акабма делают в знак высокого уважения к гостю.

Family and Friends « Steve McCurry's Blog

Family and Friends « Steve McCurry's Blog


Family and Friends

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суббота, 16 февраля 2013 г.

Отель-анус : НОВОСТИ В ФОТОГРАФИЯХ

Отель-анус : НОВОСТИ В ФОТОГРАФИЯХ
Добро пожаловать в Отель-Анус. Да-да, анус. Собственно, отель назван так, потому что напоминает человеческую толстую кишку. Хотя с анатомической точки зрения здание выполнено правильно, его заднюю часть (собственно, анус) специально «раздули», чтобы там помещалась кровать и ванная. Создал это чудо голландский художник Джоэп ван Лишут в 2007 году, а находится отель на пути между Антверпеном и Гентом во Фландрии, Бельгия.


casanus01 Отель анус
1. Отелем (который официально называется «КасАнус») управляют бельгийские коллекционеры произведений искусства Герт и Карла Фербеке-Ленс, которые купили это анатомическое чудо для своего скульптурного парка.

пятница, 15 февраля 2013 г.

The Signares by Fabrice Monteiro


Since the end of XV century The Signares existed in the Portuguese counters. In Saint-Louis, in spite of the drastic rules of the Company, not allowing their employees to bring their families from France, the inevitable happened: the two communities started to mix. A few years later, Europeans living in Senegal could openly practise the “marriage with the mode of the country” and their descendants to get profit from the heritage rights. A white living with a “Signare” (of Portuguese Senhora), i.e. a woman (black or mongrel), familiarized with the French language and manners, enjoyed the best possible conditions. These women were African noble (“guêloware”), the equivalent of the French nobility and never married with simple sailors but with middle-class executives or French and English aristocrats.