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Yoda Yoga

13 Apr

Stretching Star Wars Style

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Empire Strikes Back, TIME’s Allie Townsend learns a new brand of yoga based entirely off of Star Wars themed poses.

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Taste the Rainbow

19 Mar

Skittles has some of the best commercials out there. Trust me.

Piñata

Long Beard

Baby Man Bird

Switch Singing Bunny

Litany, by Billy Collins

18 Mar

Samuel Chelpka recites poems flawlessly & he’s only 3 years old.

You are the bread and the knife,
the crystal goblet and the wine.
You are the dew on the morning grass
and the burning wheel of the sun.
You are the white apron of the baker,
and the marsh birds suddenly in flight.

However, you are not the wind in the orchard,
the plums on the counter,
or the house of cards.
And you are certainly not the pine-scented air.
There is just no way that you are the pine-scented air.

It is possible that you are the fish under the bridge,
maybe even the pigeon on the general’s head,
but you are not even close
to being the field of cornflowers at dusk.

And a quick look in the mirror will show
that you are neither the boots in the corner
nor the boat asleep in its boathouse.

It might interest you to know,
speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world,
that I am the sound of rain on the roof.

I also happen to be the shooting star,
the evening paper blowing down an alley
and the basket of chestnuts on the kitchen table.

I am also the moon in the trees
and the blind woman’s tea cup.
But don’t worry, I’m not the bread and the knife.
You are still the bread and the knife.
You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and–somehow–the wine.

Current Reads.

14 Mar

My man has good taste in literature and he just happened to have the first book by Jonathan Safran Foer lying around. Borrowed books are the best books. I plowed through Safran Foer’s, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close in a week – makes the streetcar rides go much faster! So I can’t wait to crack Everything is Illuminated open on my way to work.

A young American Jew named Jonathan Safran Foer, journeys to Ukraine in search of Augustine, the woman who saved his grandfather’s life during the Nazi liquidation of Trachimbrod, his family shtetl. Armed with many copies of an old photograph of Augustine and his grandfather, maps, and cigarettes, Jonathan begins his adventure with Ukrainian native and soon-to-be good friend, Alexander “Alex” Perchov, who is Foer’s age and very fond of American pop culture, albeit culture that is already out of date in the United States.

Alex studied English at his university, and even though his knowledge of the language is not “first-rate”, he becomes the translator. Alex’s “blind” grandfather and his “deranged seeing-eye bitch,” Sammy Davis, Jr., Jr., accompany them on their journey. These three parts tie together in the end of the story. Throughout the book, the meaning of love is deeply examined.


The book was turned into a movie in 2005 starring Elijah Wood.

R.I.P B.I.G

9 Mar

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G’s death. In memory, I present the table dance scene from 10 Things I Hate About You. And yeah, my moves be as slick as Julia Stiles.

It’s all good.

Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G

Made in Queens

9 Mar

2008 Documentary - Made in Queens

Based on my research, it’s super hard to find this doc as a rental.  If anyone knows of a place in Toronto that rents it – help a lady out.  Out of desperation, of course, I will resort to finding a downloadable version.

PLAYLIST

Angel y Khriz “Ven Bailalo”

Noel “Silent Morning”

Mims “This Is Why I’m Hot”

Wisin y Yandel “Rakata”

T-Pain feat. Yung Joc “Buy U a Drank”

Daddy Yankee “Rompe”

Isaac Blackman “To The Ceiling”

Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. “My Love”

Shabba Ranks “House Call”

Wisin y Yandel “Ya Me Voy”

Daddy Yankee “Lo Que Paso, Paso”

http://www.madeinqueensfilm.com

Morning OM

5 Mar

Start your day the right way. A beautiful morning yoga video.

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.”