Horses and Knights in Battle, Bestiary, England, ca. 1230
Web Site Story: a video
I’m on twitter, I’m on twitter and I’m tweeting and singing a song! About tweeting, but it’s seven characters too long…
And more. This is a take-off on West Side Story sent to me by Comely1. It starts out a little slow but picks up.
I can’t review this site because it is miscatted as adult-humor and I don’t show “adult” favorites. But there is nothing adult about this video. That’s true on so many levels. They might have pr0ny advertising so be warned.
Just fluff, but fun fluff.
Description: An account set up by Time Magazine to promote one website, its own. Most likely invited by Stumbleupon to test su.pr. And SU is issuing such invitations.
Pictures: Yes (in the thumbs), and they are usually interesting and good.
Main themes: History, science, the arts. Current events. Things that stumblers would find themselves anyway. Only reviews and discovers its own content.
Liked Best: Good content. If subscribed, the latest on interesting stuff arrives in my “What’s New”. The announcements | reviews | discoveries are succinct and straightforward. As a spectator, I am intrigued to see if those who say the quality of SU content is degrading will really object to this. You certainly can’t fault the account for content. I subscribed! (and not just to annoy the old folks, either)
Liked Least: It violates a SU more that one should not use this content-sharing service to self-promote. No matter how good the content or the value provided, this will generate ill feeling in some quarters. The potential volume of caterwauling frightens me. The hostility in some of the reviews that have been left for it leaves me nonplussed. There’s much discussion in the forums about people leaving. Gosh, reviews like this couldn’t have anything to do with it. (You can flag a stumbler hostile, but not a review. We should target behavior, not character. Just saying. )
- We never plan on loving
That night the sea couldn’t sleep.
Tired of counting, always counting the waves
it wanted to live somewhere far away
where it could discover its true bitter colour.
Insomniac it started mumbling vague phrases.
Ocean liners softly criss-crossed each other
through the depths of night,
their smooth white bodies wore the clothes of oblivion
as they travelled towards nothingness.
The sea sang storms and tempests, thundering rivermouths
below darkening skies
below darkness itself
the always bitter darkness of birds and stars.
The sea’s voice journeyed on across lights, across rain and cold,
to reach those cities raised up to the clouds:
Serene Sky, Coloured Sky, Hell’s Glaciers,
all pure lands of snow, of stars fallen
into earth’s frail hands.
But the sea got tired of waiting for the cities.
Over there its loneliest love became a vague pretext,
an outdated smile
unseen by all.
And, dreaming again, it made its way back slowly
to that place where no one knows anything about anyone,
where the world is starting up.
The Butterfly Effect – Complete Movie
The butterfly effect is a term used in Chaos Theory to describe how tiny variations can affect giant systems, and complex systems, like weather patterns. The term butterfly effect was applied in Chaos Theory to suggest that the wing movements of a butterfly might have significant repercussions on wind strength and movements throughout the weather systems of the world, and theoretically, could cause tornadoes halfway around the world.
Movie summary: Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher), who suffered severe traumas as a boy (Logan Lerman) and a teenager (John Patrick Amedori), blacks out frequently, often at moments of high stress. While searching for an answer to heal his emotional wounds, he finds that when he reads from his adolescent journals, he travels back in time, and is able to essentially “redo” parts of his past, and thereby causing the blackouts he experienced as a child. There are consequences of his choices, however, that he then propagates back to the present; his alternate futures vary from frat boy to prisoner to amputee. As he continues to do this, he realizes that even though his intentions are good, the actions he takes have unintended consequences.
In preparation for the Monday onslaught…
Blue Flower Earl Grey
Okay, that’s it. Global warming is really hitting home now. There’s a drought in Sri Lanka and the tea harvest fell more than 50% in the first three months of the year. Tea prices are at an all-time high.
And I’m out of Blue Flower Earl Grey. Drat.
XineAnn’s Summer Iced Tea Mix
Make iced tea (see below) – I make mine very very strong. Fill container with half iced tea and half pure cranberry juice. Pour over crushed ice. Add a splash of orange juice. (A true tea aficionado will gasp at this. I’m sorry.)
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka Grade: BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 – 7600 feet Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Ingredients: Premium black tea, Bergamot oil, Blue flowers (Cornflower petals), Citrus peels.
Information: Blue Flower Earl Grey has an unbelievable aroma that portends an unbelievable taste. A correct balance of flavoring that results in a piquant and refreshing true Earl Grey taste that goes well with pastries and cakes. The true taste from the bergamot oil creates an Earl Grey that calls you back for more. No wonder it is the most consumed afternoon tea.
Hot tea brewing method: Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Milk and sugar can also be added.
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Add milk, sugar according taste. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or `milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!
and now, XineAnn reviews an SEO website…. who would have thought? (Don’t ask; it will never happen again. )
from the page:
I’ve spent my entire SEO career practicing White Hat SEO, often being outranked by some competitor using Black Hat. This can be incredibly frustrating but there are things you can do about it….
That’s it isn’t it? As soon as I see “SEO”, I think somebody’s going to steal my time with a bunch of noisy advertising and|or irrelevant links, usually on a page that loads so slowly that my life passes before my eyes.
But when I’m shopping (I’m an American woman, after all), I want ethical marketing that targets the things I want so I can find what it is I need. And if somebody thinks that I’d buy something from a site that lured me there on false “link baiting”, they’re seriously wrong.
It’s nice to see Internet marketing finally coming of age. I’d seriously consider doing business with this guy.