Archive for November, 2008
This is simply amazing, and I’m sure I won’t be the only one extremely excited about this! Google and Life have teamed up for a partnership, and so there are now tons of so-far “hidden” high-resolution pictures of just about anything available for your viewing pleasure:
By “amazing” I mean “amazing” – just look at these results:
Larry and Tony Curtis sans shirt in the bathtub (Yes, yes, I know, but COME ON… it’s better than Armadillos…)
Hours and hours and hours of fun…!
Last week, I’ve visited the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich; regular readers of my journal will know that I can’t pass any opportunity to indulge in my uniform fetish research naval history. They will also know that I possibly couldn’t spot a book with a title like
and leave the shop without buying it!
Animals have shared the limited space aboard ships all through the ages. Dogs, monkeys, cats, parrots, wallabies, goats, elephants – you name it, it’s been at sea. Cats have certainly undergone the biggest “career move” of all animals. From the mass-destruction of the dark ages, where they were suspected to be in league with the devil and not welcome aboard a ship, to much-loved hunters of vermin. Considering the damage caused by rats, one can understand that seamen took a special liking to their four-pawed messmates.
Very interesting article by Angus Konstam on BBC online; I’m sure it will ring true to many of us.
The Royal Navy this week shot dead two Somali pirates after intercepting a boat in the mouth of the Red Sea. But Britain’s battle with but Britain’s battle against international piracy goes back a long, long way.
“(…) The trouble with our view of piracy is that the word has become romanticised. It conjures up images of Jack Sparrow rather than someone wielding an AK-47. The hard-edged reality of modern piracy involves murder, kidnapping, extortion and rape. (…)”
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