November 18, 2008

Titanic: My heart will go on

Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you,
That is how I know you go on

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we're gone

Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we'll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

You're here, there's nothing I fear,
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Records tumble on Domino Day 2008

A two-hour TV show broadcast live in the Netherlands saw 4,345,027 dominoes fall, setting a new record in the process.

It took eight weeks to set up the 4.5 million dominoes involved in the world record attempt, which overall took a year to plan.


Poems of Love

Love Defined

What is love, but an emotion,
So strong and so pure,
That nurtured and shared with another
All tests it will endure?

What is love, but a force
To bring the mighty low,
With the strength to shame the mountains
And halt time’s ceaseless flow?

What is love, but a triumph,
A glorious goal attained,
The union of two souls, two hearts
A bond the angels have ordained?

What is love, but a champion,
To cast the tyrant from his throne,
And raise the flag of truth and peace,
And fear of death o’erthrow?

What is love, but a beacon,
To guide the wayward heart,
A blazing light upon the shoals
That dash cherished dreams apart?

And what is love, but forever,
Eternal and sincere,
A flame that through wax and wane
Will outlive life’s brief years?

So I’ll tell it on the mountaintops,
In all places high and low,
That love for you is my reason to be,
And will never break or bow.

- Matt Dubois -

Pledge of Love

I've made a vow, to no one but you
I pledge my love to forever be true
I'll take care of you and treat you right
I'll lay beside you all through the night
I'll feed you and clothe you and keep you warm
I'll hug you and kiss you and give shelter in the storm
I'll help you and guide you and clear a path
I'll protect you and shield you from an angry man's wrath
I'll listen to your problems help you solve them too
I'll make you a rainbow and let the sun shine through
I'll take your side even if you're wrong
Just to prove our love is strong
I'll plant you flowers and make them grow
They'll be a symbol of love that only we'll know
I'll whisper your name when no one is near
So low that only you can hear
You'll feel my love even if we're apart
You'll know that we are one in heart

- Vesta Sikora -

What I Love About You...

The sparkle in your eye,
The warmth of your skin.
Your breath on my neck,
That quivers within.

The touch of your hand,
The smell of your hair.
The kindness in your smile,
That strength in your stare.

Your kiss on my lips,
Your body near mine.
The stroke of your touch,
That feeling inside.

The sound of your voice,
Compassion in your embrace.
The serenity in your stride,
The power in your face.

The calming of your presence,
The beating of your heart.
The promise of tomorrow,
That we may never part.

The beauty of your kiss,
and that magic in your touch.
It is for all these reasons and more,
Why I love you so much.

- Averil Binetti -

It Is You I Dream Of

A flower grows from beneath a blanket
Of fine and purest white
It reaches toward the sun for warmth,
For heat and for the light

My love for you grows stronger still,
Despite the surrounding cold
My heart is yours, bartered gone
For yours has it been sold

Its petals shine from morning dew
Its stem grows stiff and strong
It stands strong through the freezing cold
It stands the winter long

I long for you, for your soft touch
I miss the way you smile
The longer that we stay apart
The longer every mile

The flower stretches through the snow
It reaches toward the sun
And now without you the color is gone
The flower's petals, dun

But as we talk, and as we learn
The flower comes back to life
The snow now melts and goes away
As you take away my strife

Spring is here and growth abounds
As you and I are one
We are together, we are in love
The snow for now is done

I see the future, in dreams I have
Of our life, long and true
I see the times where all I need
Are comforting words from you

I see the times when winter comes
As winter tends to do
But we still love, and we still live
And I do still love you

And so we live, with children ours
And a life of much to see
With love we live, to live we love
Happy together are we

I see the flower, older now,
But still strong with fresh new leaves
I see it growing, tall and strong
Reaching to the eaves

We are now old, as years have passed
But old together are we
And strong our love still today
As strong as it can be

- J. R. King -

More Poems of Love, HERE.

Scott Weiland: 'Big Egos Split Velvet Revolver'

Singer Scott Weiland has blamed “big egos” on his acrimonious departure from Velvet Revolver.

Weiland left the band following their European tour earlier this year in order to rejoin his original group the Stone Temple Pilots and record a solo album.

At the time, Velvet Revolver said Weiland was sacked because he wasn't “100% committed” to either the band's music and fans.

Speaking to MTV about his departure, Weiland said: "Velvet Revolver fell apart because there were too many big egos in the band — and I'm including myself.

"It wasn't necessarily about bad egos, just big egos, and unfortunately, it just mistakenly kind of eroded."

Velvet Revolver are still yet to find a replacement singer.

You can see pictures of Weiland's final concert with Velvet Revolver below...

Source: Giwise

How Obama Got Elected

On November 4th, 2008 millions of Americans were shocked that a man of Barack Obama's limited experience, extreme liberal positions and radical political alliances could be elected President of the United States. For many of these Americans, the explanation was rather simple... the news media, completely enamored with Obama, simply refused to do their job.

On Election day twelve Obama voters were interviewed extensively right after they voted to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign. These voters were chosen for their apparent intelligence/verbal abilities and willingness to express their opinions to a large audience. The rather shocking video below seeks to provide some insight into which information broke through the news media clutter and which did not.

Read more here. And draw your own opinion.

Prince's purple reign to end

The original version, the one Ron Prince pitched to Kansas State administrators three years ago, had grown outmoded and obsolete. There is a new plan now, a plan set into motion Wednesday by athletic director Bob Krause.

Prince was fired Wednesday, two years and 11 months after he was introduced as K-State's 33rd head football coach. He did not step down. He did not resign.

"That's just not who I am," said Prince, who will coach K-State for the remainder of the regular season.

The decision raised a number of questions, many of which were posed to Krause and Prince during a 30-minute conference call with reporters.

Why now, with three games remaining in the regular season? Why give Prince a new contract and fire him three months later? Who will be the next football coach at K-State, and when will he be hired?

Those questions were met with a response that became familiar during Prince's tenure in Manhattan.

"I think there's a plan in place," Krause said.

This plan, like the previous version, remains somewhat mysterious. Krause said experience is the first criteria he'll seek in a new coach, a trait noticeably absent from Prince's resume when he was hired at age 36. Prince came to K-State after three years as offensive coordinator at Virginia.

"At the top of this list, you want a person that has experience, that has a winning track record as a head coach," Krause said. "That's my first criteria. I think that's very important for the stage we're at."

Krause also said he hopes to have a new coach in place by the end of the season, even if that means conducting discrete negotiations with a head coach at another institution.

"It depends upon what an AD says or agent says or agents to agents," Krause said.

Krause said he would like to involve former coach Bill Snyder in the search process, but he did not say in what capacity. The discussion eventually digressed into a question of semantics, with Krause declining to specify whether Snyder would be "consulted with" or "considered for" the job opening.

"You start out at a consulting basis and you go forward from there," Krause said.

There's also the matter of Prince's new five-year contract, signed in August. The deal boosted Prince's annual compensation to $1.1 million and, perhaps more significantly, reset his sliding buyout scale.

Had Prince's deal not been reworked, K-State would have owed him a $300,000 buyout for terminating the contract. As it is, Prince will receive a $1.2 million buyout plus a prorated portion of his longevity bonus, a sum totaling approximately $1.35 million.

"There are no rearview mirrors," Krause said, adding, "I have no regrets on that."

Prince, meanwhile, handled his firing with the same stoic demeanor he exuded throughout his tenure at K-State. He was eloquent, calm and relentlessly on-message, declining to express any bitterness or resentment toward the men who fired him.

"This is a place that I grew up, a program that I followed as a child and feel very fondly of," Prince said. "I'm very thankful for the opportunity to be the head coach at Kansas State."

Prince, a Junction City native, referenced his Kansas roots frequently during his time in Manhattan. Still, his tenure was marked by suggestions that he failed to adequately embrace the accomplishments of his successor, a man who elevated K-State to national prominence in 17 seasons on the sideline.

Prince refuted those suggestions during Wednesday's conference call.

"I think embracing Bill Snyder, making sure he remained in our building (was important)," Prince said. "You can see a list of every single All-American that's ever played here. You can see all the bowl teams that have ever been here. We've celebrated those teams with pictures and placards and had a tremendous number of former players come back and visit us.

"I'm not sure exactly where that kind of conversation comes from. Nobody's more familiar with where the program was."

Prince also declined to address the difficulty of replacing a legend, though the magnitude of that task clearly contributed to his early departure.

"We never took the approach that we were replacing coach Snyder," Prince said. "That would be ridiculous to do that or think that."

Prince began by delivering an opening statement, seemingly prepared in advance.

He detailed his accomplishments at K-State, citing increased graduation rates, two wins over top 10 Texas teams and the Wildcats' 2006 Texas Bowl appearance.

"We're proud of going to a bowl game in our first season, which only four coaches have done in Big 12 history, inheriting a team with a losing record," said Prince, who is 16-18 at K-State. "That 7-5 record occurred despite being predicted preseason last place in the North.

"And finally, we understand how our 34-game record fits into the greater K-State history and how it matches up among our closest Big 12 peers in their early years."

Krause previously had cited many of those same factors as evidence that Prince's plan was running on schedule. Krause, who became K-State's full-time AD in October, urged patience when fans began to grow restless following a 58-28 home loss to Texas Tech on Oct. 4.

"From a plan standpoint, we're pretty much on target with some adjustments here and there," Krause said at the time.

But pressure from fans and boosters continued to mount, complicating fundraising efforts for K-State's $70 million facilities expansion.

The final straw may have been Saturday's 52-21 loss to Kansas, an embarrassing defeat that dropped Prince to 0-3 against his instate rival and 3-9 against the Big 12 North.

"That certainly is a factor, yeah," Krause said.

At that point, Krause said, "Some things crystallized." K-State announced Prince's dismissal in a statement Wednesday afternoon, and the coach told his players of the decision before addressing reporters.

Asked if there was anything he would change about his tenure, Prince answered philosophically.

"There are obviously so many decisions that you make daily that any one of those decisions could help you win a game or be able to turn a corner here or there," Prince said. "I think all coaches, all athletes, could think about a particular play or a particular move or decision. You really have to be at peace with the decisions you make."

Krause, apparently, is at peace with his.

"I think probably as much as anything it's the execution of the plan," he said. "Ultimately, the acid test is wins on the field, progress towards it and what it takes in the long haul to get there."


Freida Pinto is Slumdog Millionaire

Meet Freida Pinto, the hot British actress and star of Slumdog Millionaire, a new film. See her sexy photos, biography and movie video here.

She is the female lead role in Danny Boyle’s new film scheduled for release in late 2008. The film won the Cadillac People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film in November. Boyle is an acclaimed British director and Frieda is his latest next hot thing. Her costar in the film is Dev Patel.

Freida Pinto Biography

As a biography, Freida Pinto was born October 18th which makes her a Libra. Her hometown is the exotic attraction of Mumbai India where she graduated from St. Xavier’s College.

Prior to her movie break, she was a TV presenter on “Full Circle,” a travel show which showcased culture in the Pacific Islands and Asia.

But her start was really in modeling. Ms. Pinto was an India model for products ranging from Wrigley’s chewing gum to jewelry, cosmetics and ice cream. He fashion shoots include layouts in Femina & Femina Girl, FNL. Product endorsements include Chanel perfume and VISA. Her catwalk modeling includes starring in Lakme fashion Week among countless appearances.

Simply put, Freida Pinto is India hot. I love her look and wish her all the best success at the box office in Slumdog Millionaire, her first feature film.

More pictures and a video of Freida are below, although we are unaware of any nude photos of Ms. Pinto.