New Year's Eve in Times Square, New York, NY.New Year's Eve Ball in Times Square. Bigger, better and brighter than ever.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|angle, aspect, attitude, broad view, context, frame of reference, headset, landscape, mindset, objectivity, overview, panorama, proportion, prospect, relation, relative importance, relativity, scene, size of it, viewpoint, vista, way of looking|
|Notes:||perspective is a way of regarding situations or topics or a mental view or the state of one's ideas.
Intolerent Lions and Christians of a Different View
par⋅al⋅lax/ˈpærəˌlæks/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [par-uh-laks]
Origin: 1585–95; < class="ital-inline">parállaxis change, equiv. to parallak- (s. of parallássein to cause to alternate, equiv. to para- para- 1 + allássein to vary, akin to állos other; see else, allo- ) + -sis -sisRelated forms:
par⋅al⋅lac⋅ti⋅cal⋅ly, adverb Ah yes, the intolerant parallax perspective of us human charter members of The Flat-Earth Society, Catholic and infidel alike.... Such persistance prevailing in forbidden sexual dialogue between parent and child, about the differences between what is good for one from beautiful nature, and that which which is harmful, condemning babies to perpetual angst in guilty self-pleasures and such..... leaving shame in just holding hands... Can we talk freely about our wonderful natural carnality with those who may actually know something of the subject? Thank you Vatican, and co-conspirators against our children. Not all have abandoned control, however.... only lucidity. Click on this image for a Christmas serenade from a different perspective...
Monday, December 14, 2009
A History of St. Pauls Cathedral.
The current Cathedral – the fourth to occupy this site – was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
Its architectural and artistic importance reflect the determination of the five monarchs who oversaw its building that London’s leading church should be as beautiful and imposing as their private palaces.Since the first service was held here in 1697, Wren's masterpiece has been where people and events of overwhelming importance to the country have been celebrated, mourned and commemorated. Important services have included the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill; Jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria; peace services marking the end of the First and Second World Wars; the launch of the Festival of Britain; the Service of Remembrance and Commemoration for the 11th September 2001: the 80th and 100th birthdays of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer and, most recently, the thanksgiving services for both the Golden Jubilee and 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. "God Bless Us, Every One!" - Tiny Tim*, A Christmas Carol. Added to Quicklis Click on this image above and turn up your speakers very loud. Added to Quicklist Click here for immediate anger gratification. WARNING! A clip of the one and only Tiny Tim* and his rare holiday classic "Santa Claus had got the aids", certainly THE most tasteless tune ever sung! Unless you are a willing anger junkie, just give this one a pass.... Added to Quicklist
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Mammoth Christmas Greetings Submitted by Yuri Klitsenko, Russia
This is Bull of Frost (Chys Khan), which is Yakutian colleague of Russian Grandpa Frost (Ded Moroz) and Santa Claus.
Bull of Frost dwells in Tomtor, Oymiakon ulus, which is the coldest place in Siberia.
Winter lasts for 9 months in Tomtor, where the lowest temperature registered in Tomtor is -71,2 degrees Celsius.
Due to the climate, there are no bulls or cows there.
Scholars confirm that Bull of Frost is actually Mammoth, which is important personage in shamanic traditions.
For example, a large wooden representation of Mammoth was in a western "gallery" of Evenk shaman's tent etc.
Recently Yakutian Bull of Frost-Mammoth befriended Russian Grandpa Frost (Ded Moroz) and became popular in Russia. However some Christians are not happy to see their children playing with "Shaman's Mammoth".
Russian Christmas with father frostAlso featuring the new year pig and a skeleton. Apparently father frost is a throwback from the Soviet era, he's basically santa but wears blue etc.
Russian Orthodox Cathedral built by Tsar Nicolas in 1912in Nice, Italy
Small Russian Nativity Figures Small Cast Stone Nativity Sculpture (made in U.S.A.)