Thursday, 28 February 2013



"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded." Emerson

Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.

Emerson's Transcendentalism essay, "Nature" and seminal speech entitled "The American Scholar" were some if his greatest works.

The "American Scholar" considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence"

Remembering Great films: BUGSY

Remembering Great films: BUGSY

Bugsy 1991, starring Warren Beaty and Annette Bening has to be right there on my top films list. It's a semi-fictional account of real life mob boss, Benjamin 'Bugsy' Seigel.

It's appeal for me was the fascinating but doomed attraction of the married Ben to his mistress, Virginia Hill (Annette Bening) The tough Bugsy was no match for the sharp-tongued, witty Virginia. She had him whipped!! Lol

The dialogues in that film is legendary!!

(Beaty got an Oscar nomination but lost to Sir Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter that year)

Check out some of the quotes below-

Their first meeting:

Virginia: The way you were looking at me, I thought you were going to ask for something more interesting.

"Bugsy" Siegel: Like what?

Virginia: Use your imagination.

"Bugsy" Siegel: I'm using it.

Virginia: ...Let me know when you're finished (walks away)


Virginia: my oh my, you're pretty ferocious for a mom's concern, aren't ya? The rest of the time you're just some good-looking, sweet-talking, charm-oozing, fuck-happy fellow with nothing to offer but some dialogue. Dialogue is cheap in Hollywood Ben... why don't you run outside and jerk yourself a soda.


In the 'heat' of the moment:

Virginia: ....'cos we both want whatever we want, whenever we want it, and we both want everything

Virginia: Do you always talk this much before you do it?

"Bugsy" Siegel: I only talk this much before I kill someone.

[they kiss]

When a jealous Bugsy left his date to confront hers:

Take a hike, will you? Why don't you go back to your conquest, you hypocritical sick son of a b*tch. I hope she gives you Syphilis!!


Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Why Abramovich should pull that trigger of infamy now!!

Why Abramovich should pull that trigger of infamy now!!

Check out Rafa Benitez's rant yesterday

Abramovich should 'pull that Trigger' now

It's called 'Mercy Killing'

I actually welcomed Rafa's rant because for the first time since he arrived, he dispensed with the bullsh*t and said what he really thinks. He’s said he’s going – no more crap about trying to stay on. He admitted that the fans got to him – of course they did – it was complete crap to pretend otherwise, it would get to anyone. He even took a pop at the Board– great stuff! Someone needed to!!
All in all this was a clearing of the air and a good day for CFC

The only thing wrong was that he refused to bring a mirror into his own house!!

Rafa's record at Chelsea:
Won 14, drawn 7 and lost 6. Decent for a midtable club, unacceptable for a top club chasing the major honours. I have chronicled some of the poor results in the Pictoframe. Chelsea was 4 points behind the league leaders when he took over, we're 19 points behind them at this stage!!

1. If Rafa bothered to take the time to analyse the situation, he'd find it easy to deduce that the reason most fans dislike him is because he has shown no remorse for insulting them in the past. He claimed he was only doing his job (at Liverpool) at the time. Pray, how does insulting an opponent's fanbase in any way improve your current squad?

We'll never know how a simple apology to the fans, when he was hired, would have helped his cause

2. He has zero tactical nous. Basically, he is a two-bit Chancer still living on his Valencia tactically astute glory days!!
You need to pick a formation, lineup, and strategy based on the players available, opponent, and the required result. Another manager would surely understand how to make in-game adjustments and use subs appropriately. NOT RAFA!! Out thought by Corinthians, a very average West Ham, a pesky Southampton, bottom of the table QPR and Reading, effeminate against Newscastle and well-beaten by Man City

Blaming only the fans for the inconsistent displays of the team is untenable. You don't wallop Villa 8-0 at home and lose to QPR at the same venue. This Gaffer is tactically deficient!!! (Cue the Rafa-Inter Milan debacle)

Obviously, Rafa is a victim too -as it's not his fault that he was hired by Chelsea.

This, the stupidity of the hire, is on the Board. The Board should also take the blame for: the poor treatment of RDM ( i don't think Abramovich gets good advice from the lot. The Boss is passionate about Chelsea!!) selling Meirelles, loaning Essien and Lukaku (with such a thin squad), prosecuting a season where you're challenging for Trophies on many fronts with that Joke (Torres) as your only striker.

So Abramovich needs to sack majority of his Chelsea boardroom, surround himself with real 'football people' (like what obtains at Bayern) before hiring a new manager- who should be given time to build his own team

I'm sorry but Bruce Buck, Eugene Tenenbaum, Ron Gourlay, David Barnard, Mike Forde and Director of football- Mike Emenalo all have to go. I learnt from the Grapevine that the Nigerian recommended Rafa to the Boss!!
This season can't get worse for Chelsea, or can it?

Abramovich should do the right thing now, otherwise Chelsea may not qualify for the CL next season


Tuesday, 26 February 2013



Check out this weblog series on YouTube.

I watched the first episode of the series and was sold. I've subscribed now. It was funny, sarcastic , myth- busting and true. You can identify with the characters

It follows the social and romantic lives of four friends: Theo, Dorian, Junior and Marcus (David Avery, Jay Marsh, Zephryn Taitte, Isaac Sosanya)

The 20-somethings deal with the responsibilities and dilemmas that revolve around work, family, friendships and most notably, women.


Their different personalities and ever-changing love lives are paralleled with a strong friendship and one evident, common, trait...they have no game.


Significantly, there's a Nigerian presence- I can live with that! :-)


Check out what people are saying bout this weblog series in the link below.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Oscar 2013- Red Carpet Couture

Oscar 2013- Red Carpet Couture

Check out some of the designer clothes on display at the 2013 Oscars


Sunday, 24 February 2013

OSCARS 2013: The nominees and winners

OSCARS 2013: The nominees and winners

**The winners are in Caps


Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

Robert DeNiro - Silver Linings Playbook

Alan Arkin - Argo

Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

CHRISTOPH WALTZ- Django Unchained


Adam and Dog - Minkyu Lee

Fresh Guacamole - PES

Head over Heels - Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly

Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare" David Silverman

PAPERMAN - John Kahrs



The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Wreck it Ralph




Django Unchained - Robert Richardson

Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey

Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski

LIFE OF PI- Claudio Miranda

Skyfall - Roger Deakins


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White

LIFE OF PI-Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Marvel's The Avengers - Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick

Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill

Snow White and the Huntsman - Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson


ANNA KARENINA- Jacqueline Durran

Les Miserables- Paco Delgado

Lincoln - Joanna Johnston

Mirror Mirror - Eiko Ishioka

Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood


Hitchcock - Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane

LES MISERABLES- Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell


Asad Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura

Buzkashi Boys - Sam French and Ariel Nasr

CURFEW- Shawn Christensen

Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) - Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele

Henry - Yan England


INOCENTE- Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Kings Point - Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider

Mondays at Racine - Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan

Open Heart - Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern

Redemption - Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill


5 Broken Cameras

The Gatekeepers

How to Survive a Plague

The Invisible War





War Witch

A Royal Affair

Kon Tiki


Sally Field - Lincoln

ANNE HATHAWAY - Les Miserables

Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Hunt - The Sessions

Amy Adams - The Master


Before My Time - Chasing Ice, Music and Lyric by J. Ralph

Pi's Lullaby - Life of Pi, Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri

Suddenly - Les Miserable, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublils

Everybody Needs a Best Friend - Ted, Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

SKYFALL- from Skyfall - Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth


Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild


Tony Kushner - Lincoln

David O'Russell - Silver Linings PLaybook

David Magee - Life of Pi


John Gatins - Flight

Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty

DJANGO UNCHAINED - Quentin Tarantino

Moonrise Kingdom - Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola

Amour - Written by Michael Haneke


Life of Pi - ANG LEE

Amour - Michael Haneke

Lincoln - Steven Spielberg

Silver Linings Playbook - David O Russell

Beasts of the Southern Wild - Behn Zeitlin


Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

JENNIFER LAWRENCE - Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts - The Impossible


Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel DAY-LEWIS - Lincoln

Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

Denzel Washington - Flight


Beast of the Southern Wild

Zero Dark Thirty



Life of Pi

Les Miserables


Silver Linings Playbook

Django Unchained

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Messi vs CR7 funny

Messi vs CR7 funny

Moral: everybody is good at something!! Hehehe


Friday, 8 February 2013

Beyonce- 'Aging' Gracefully!

Beyonce- 'Aging' Gracefully!

Check out these pixs of Bey Bey before and after having her baby, Blue Ivy.

Pre- baby Beyonce has nothing on Post-Baby Beyonce in my opinion

Don't get me wrong, Pre-Baby Bey Bey is still a very beautiful woman but you just have to wonder about the beautiful genes this woman is blessed with.

Bey Bey rocks. Always!

Post-Baby Pics



Pre-baby Pics




Sunday, 3 February 2013

Beyonce- Is there a bigger Star out there?

Beyonce- Is there a bigger Star out there?
If you're ever in doubt about how big a Star, Beyonce is, check out her XLVII half time Superbowl performance on the 3rd of February 2013. She nailed it, big time!
Her performance was fierce!!

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams also had Cameo appearances with Beyonce-as Destiny's Child

Forget the lip- synching brouhaha at Obama's Inauguration, I don't think there is a bigger Star than Bey Bey out there. Bey Bey rules!