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February 26, 2017

Life On Board HMS Ocean

I was there when she was being fitted out in Barrow, twenty-years ago now. It's a little difficult to believe she is set to be decommissioned next year in 2018.

"This is the first time a Royal Navy ship like Ocean has been put in charge of a US Naval task force. Fully packed, Ocean's hanger can house 12 helicopters. Getting them airborne involves some careful manoeuvring. Around 120 soldiers from Lima Company, 42 Commando are also on board for this exercise. For the Royal Navy it's been something of a proving ground."

Posted by the Flea at 06:06 PM

Earl - I Love You

Thanks to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 06:04 PM

February 22, 2017

Don't touch your face

"In 2007, a woman from Colorado took a trip to Uganda, where she visited a bat cave, kind of like the Gomantong Cave. A few days after she returned home, she got very sick. Eventually the woman was diagnosed with Marburg virus — a close relative of Ebola.

:She recovered. And scientists think they know how she got the virus: She put her hand on rocks covered in bat guano. Fortunately, the woman didn't spread the disease to anyone else. But it could be just a matter of time before another tourist does."

Posted by the Flea at 09:10 AM

Greg Haines - The Spin

Thanks to Mr. Luong.

Posted by the Flea at 09:08 AM

February 20, 2017

Murder on the Victorian Railway (2013)

A documentary about the Thomas Briggs murder mystery, the firs person murdered on a train.t

Posted by the Flea at 07:44 PM

Jason Mraz - Mr. Curiosity

Hey Mr. Curiosity
Is it true what they've been saying about you
Are you killing me?
You took care of the cat already
And for those who think it's heavy
Is it the truth
Or is it only gossip
Call it mystery or anything
Just as long as you'd call me
I sent the message on did you get it when I left it
See this catastrophic event
It wasn't meant to mean no harm
But to think there's nothing wrong is a problem

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
Love is a mystery
Mr. Curious...

Come back to me
Mr. waiting ever patient can't you see
That I'm the same the way you left me
In a hurry to spell check me
And I'm underlined already in envy green
And pencil red
And I've forgotten what you've said
Will you stop working for the dead and return
Mr. curious well I need some inspiration
It's my birthday and I cannot find no cause for celebration
The scenario is grave but I'll be braver when you save me
From this situation laden with hearsay

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
And love is a mystery
Mr. Curiosity
Be Mr. please
Do come and find me, oh
Find, find me, find me

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
Trying not to ask why
Cause love is a mystery
Mr. curiosity
Be Mr. please
Do come and find me

Love is blinding when the timing's never right
Oh who am I to beg for difference
Finding love in just an instant
Well I dont mind, at least I've tried
And I tried, I tried...

Posted by the Flea at 07:40 PM

February 19, 2017

Restoration

"Stone sculptures smashed by Isil in ancient city of Palmyra restored to former glory by Italian experts."

The 2nd century AD funerary busts – one of a man, the other of a woman – were vandalised by Isis terrorists after they overran the archeological site and its museum in 2015. When the ancient desert outpost was retaken by Syrian and Russian forces, the artefacts were whisked to safety in Beirut. They were then sent to Rome, where for the past two months experts have harnessed Italy’s formidable cultural heritage expertise to repair the damage.
Posted by the Flea at 10:34 AM

Radiohead - Karma Police

Posted by the Flea at 10:33 AM

February 17, 2017

Tour of South Pole Station

"Kate Miller on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory 2016 Expedition takes you on a 20-minute walking tour of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station."

Posted by the Flea at 07:11 PM

Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano

Posted by the Flea at 07:10 PM

February 05, 2017

Esoteric Kekism

"He who controls the memes, controls the universe."

Pepe, Kek, and the Rise of an Elder God: "The Pepe/Kek phenomenon is far more than just an amusing meme; it's a manifestation of Azatoth, the blind, idiot god of laughter, and its danger should not be underestimated."

Who is Kek? - The dark god rising: "Kuk (also spelled as Kek or Keku) is the deification of the primordial concept of darkness in ancient Egyptian religion. In the Ogdoad cosmogony, his name meant darkness. As a concept, Kuk was viewed as androgynous, his female form being known as Kauket (also spelled as Keket), which is simply the female form of the word Kuk.

"Like all four dualistic concepts in the Ogdoad, Kuk's male form was depicted as a frog, or as a frog-headed man, and the female form as a snake, or a snake-headed woman. As a symbol of darkness, Kuk also represented obscurity and the unknown, and thus chaos. Also, Kuk was seen as that which occurred before light, thus was known as the bringer-in of light. The other members of the Ogdoad are Nu and Naunet, Amun and Amaunet, Huh and Hauhet."

Posted by the Flea at 09:52 AM

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - So In Love

Posted by the Flea at 09:51 AM

February 04, 2017

Gigi Hadid Does Los Angeles Like You’ve Never Seen Before | Vogue

"How do you celebrate your first Vogue cover? The all-American supermodel heads back to her hometown of Los Angeles for a little post-shoot R&R—and takes the cameras along for the ride—from carpooling with RuPaul to taking a dip in Dolce & Gabbana."

Posted by the Flea at 12:04 AM

Earl - Tongue Tied

Thanks to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 12:01 AM

February 03, 2017

INITIO Parfums Privés

"INITIO, rappresenta il ritorno all’origine del profumo nella sua originaria funzione magica e sacra."

Currently wearing Magnetic No. 8

Yvan Jacqueline, Board Director: A Breakfast For VIPs With Emirates Woman & Initio Perfumes.

Posted by the Flea at 08:09 PM

A. Vivaldi - Cello sonatas RV40/42/46 - Roel Dieltiens (1991)

Posted by the Flea at 08:07 PM

February 02, 2017

KillaFrags - Sexiest Fragrances For Men Rated by Lisa

Posted by the Flea at 11:38 PM

Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa - Scared To Be Lonely

Posted by the Flea at 11:36 PM

February 01, 2017

Veblen good

"In economics, Veblen goods are types of material commodities for which the demand is proportional to its high price, which is an apparent contradiction of the law of demand; Veblen goods also are commodities that function as positional goods. Veblen goods are types of luxury goods, such as expensive wines, jewelry, fashion-designer handbags, and luxury cars, which are in demand because of the high prices asked for them. The high price makes the goods desirable as status symbols, by way of conspicuous consumption and conspicuous leisure; conversely, a decrease of the prices of Veblen goods would decrease demand for the products."

Posted by the Flea at 10:44 AM

Chet Baker - Born to Be Blue

Posted by the Flea at 10:42 AM