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Shirley Temple, Hollywood Superstar as a child, Flies off on the Good Ship Lollipop

Shirley Temple, Hollywood Superstar as a child, Flies off on the Good Ship Lollipop

Shirley Temple
As a little girl, I was mesmerized
by this darling little girl in
black and white movies.
I even had a Shirley Temple Doll.
My favorite was indeed the
“BRIGHT EYES” film where she sings
“The Good Ship Lollipop”
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The “ship” in the song is an aircraft;
the scene in Bright Eyes where
the song appears takes place on a
taxiing American Airlines Douglas DC-2.
It was especially popular,
because Shirley had choreographed it.
In the song, the “Good Ship Lollipop”
travels to a candy land.
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There is a direct reference
to an airplane in the song:
“Someday I’m going to fly/I’ll be a pilot, too ”
Maybe that is why I decided to fly
at an early age!
Shirley was definitely an inspiration
to millions of children and folks
across the nation.
Little girls everywhere had their mothers
try those little ringlets on them.
Sort of like the braids that BO DEREK wore
in the movie, ’10’. I still see those braids
on women coming back from the Caribbean.
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Shirley Temple Black was our
little guiding light for decades.

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At one point they tried to put Shirley Temple
into films with MICKEY ROONEY and JUDY GARLAND
for the ‘ANDY HARDY’ series, but the studio
was afraid Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
would upstage Shirley on her comeback.
Shortly she appeared with Cary Grant
in the ‘BACHELOR and the BOBBY SOXER”.

A talented singer, dancer and actress, Shirley Temple was America’s top box-office draw from 1935 — the year she turned 7 — until 1938, helping lift the spirits of Depression-era Americans with a pert, endearing spunk marked by her ringlet hair, dimples and precociousness.
One of Hollywood’s first true child superstars, Temple was credited with helping save film studio 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy with films such as Curly Top and The Littlest Rebel.

The family statement said that the star known as “America’s Little Darling” died from natural causes at Monday morning. She had recently begun hospice care, according to her nephew, Richard Black.

Bright Eyes endeared Temple’s early relationship with fans when the 1934 film featured her singing On the Good Ship Lollipop. Buoyed by her success, Twentieth Century-Fox soon had 19 writers, known as the Shirley Temple Story Development team, create original stories and adapt classics for her. She eventually appeared in about 40 films, including four memorable features with legendary African-American entertainer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.

“People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog, Rin Tin Tin, and a little girl,” she frequently said of her early childhood success.

I will raise a toast to SHIRLEY TEMPLE today
with a ‘Shirley Temple’ “cocktail” which was
a seven up with some grenadine and a cherry!

Here is to a FULL and Happy Life, Shirley, Bright Eyes!
Karen

America the Beautiful, Coca Cola’s Super Bowl Ad

America the Beautiful, Coca Cola’s Super Bowl Ad


Behind the Scenes- Excellent!

It is about PEOPLE

 

Stunning and well presented video on why our country is great.

It is about all People

diversity,

many layers of colors,

languages, family traditions

all rolled into freedoms we take advantage

and

sometimes forget.

We forget how hard our ancestors fought for our rights, freedoms

how hard those who came to this land to the promise that is

written on the Statue of Liberty

Excellent!

To OUR Success and All OUR Freedoms,

Karen

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Masahiro Tanaka Relieved New York Yankees Deal Completed

Masahiro Tanaka Relieved New York Yankees Deal Completed

Right Handed Pitcher Gets $155. Million Deal for 7 Yrs.

Masahito Tanaka was on my flight and we didn’t know it,
until we went through customs to an avalanche of
photographers and journalists.
I waved at the cameras but not sure they got my good side!
HAHA

Masahiro Tanaka
TOKYO — Masahiro Tanaka says he chose to play
for the New York Yankees because
they appreciated him the most
among the many teams who were chasing
the prized signature of the star Japanese pitcher.

Take care of your Team!
In addition to Tanaka’s contract,
the Yankees must pay a $20 million fee
to his Japanese team, the Rakuten Eagles.

Tanaka’s agreement calls for $22 million
in each of the first six seasons
and $23 million in 2020, and it allows him
to terminate the deal ( COOL PERK) after the 2017 season
and become a free agent.

Masahiro Tanaka Relieved New York Yankees Deal Completed

Now this is what I call working for a good company!
You make a ton of money and you can become free agent.

Doing what you love, writing about it, or sharing it,
and taking care of your Team- do not ‘burn bridges’
and you come out way ahead in the long run.

CLICK and TOUR here
if you want to know
how to turn your blog into $.

Here is to Your HOME RUN!
Karen Ellis

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Pharrell Williams “Happy” [vid 4:07] Best Dance Tune! Nabs Oscar Nomination

Pharrell Williams “HAPPY” Best Dance Tune
Nabs Oscar Nomination for “HAPPY”

Get on your dancing shoes, move some furniture aside..

You are going to love this song of
Pharrell Williams “Happy”.

Didn’t know who he was,

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association & InStyle Celebrate The 2014 Golden Globe Awards Season and Miss Golden Globe
my buddy from UK

sent to me.. Thank you!

During this tune, you can throw away the blues!

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Get your Happy and Success On!
Karen
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Herculean waves pound Europe

Herculean waves pound Europe

Surfers give chase as historic swell bears down on the coastal regions

Jamie Mitchell flew all the way from Hawaii to France to catch this wave generated by the Hercules storm. Watch what happened to him in the video below. Photo: Laurent Pujol

Jamie Mitchell flew all the way from Hawaii to France to catch this wave generated by Winter Storm Hercules. Watch what happened to him in the video below. Photo by Laurent Pujol

The same storm system that paralyzed the U.S. in a deep freeze is already having a dramatic impact in Europe, where herculean waves are pounding the coasts, attracting curious onlookers and some of the world’s best big-wave surfers to its foreboding shores. Beaches in Ireland, England, France, Spain, and Portugal have all been under siege by surf ranging from 30 to 60 feet.

Professional surfers like Jamie Mitchell and Shane Dorian have been tracking the giant low-pressure system for days, and weighed their options as to where conditions would be optimal before heading to Europe from their winter homes in Hawaii. Get too close to the massive storm and conditions would be too messy. But choose a spot too far away and they’d risk missing some of the biggest and best waves. In their search for a big-wave break sheltered by wind conditions, they decided on a renowned spot called Belharra, off southwest France.

Surfers like Mitchell and Dorian spend their winters chasing one of the coveted Billabong XXL Big Wave awards, the most prestigious honors in the big-wave surfing community. Everyone monitoring the situation on Monday was stunned by the huge spike in wave size that was showing up on weather buoys. Bill Sharp, the Billabong XXL event director, posted the following comment Monday afternoon as surfers were embarking on their quest: “62+ FOOT SEAS were recorded via satellite within the Hercules storm over the Atlantic earlier today. The 62095/M6 Buoy off Ireland leaped to near 40 feet a few hours ago before it quit reporting. (It’s been knocked offline for the last couple of hours … who knows what it’s going through out there right now!) But a 20-foot jump in wave height in just two hours? Hang on, this is about to get really heavy.”

Look closely at the top of this wave and you'll see Shane Dorian backing away. Dorian is a winner of multiple Billabong XXL awards, and was hoping to bag another one here, but couldn't muster the paddle speed. Photo: Alex Laurel

Look closely and you can spot Shane Dorian at the top of this beast. He was hoping to bag another Billabong XXL “Ride of the Year” award with this wave, but it got away from him. Photo: Alex Laurel/Red Bull

If this surfer were 300 miles closer to the storm, this wave would be torn apart by wind, but in southwest France the conditions were close to perfect as 50-to-60 foot waves marched in.

If this surfer were 300 miles closer to the storm, this wave would be torn apart by wind, but in southwest France the conditions were close to perfect as 50- to 60-foot waves marched in. Photo: Alex Laurel/Red Bull

This photo of Lahich in Ireland, taken by George Karbus and posted on his Facebook page, went viral and showcased the start of Hercules’ fury.

This photo of Lahich in Ireland, taken by George Karbus and posted on his Facebook page, went viral and showcased the start of Hercules’ fury.

As of Wednesday, it appears Mitchell, Dorian, and the others surfers who gambled on Belharra reaped the sweetest rewards, as conditions were optimal in southwest France. “Jamie looks to have caught the wave of the day,” says Sharp. “Unfortunately, he fell while trying to make the drop, so he won’t be eligible for Ride of the Year, but it was a valiant effort, and there’s always the biggest wipeout category.”

After reviewing the video of what transpired on a boat afterward, Mitchell was in good spirits. He noted how after traveling all that way, he had to at least try to make the giant beast. “But I’m not sure what else I could have done to make it,” he said.

In the end, the storm seems to have peaked Monday night, meaning some of the biggest waves may have gone unridden. But its sheer size gives Sharp some optimism about what’s possible in the future. “This is the most intense storm I can remember seeing in my 20 years of tracking these things. There was an area bigger than Spain on the Atlantic Ocean with sustained winds of 50 knots. That’s just massive.”

But Sharp, and the surfers who chase waves, know that every single element has to come together for the magic to happen. “In some places it’s pretty clear the swell peaked overnight,” Sharp explains. “In other places the local weather just tore things up, and it was too stormy. But one thing this storm proves is the 100-foot wave is easily possible. All it has to do is match up with the right reef, under the right conditions, during daylight hours

Massive waves hit the Azores Monday, sending an early signal to surfers in Ireland, France and Spain of what was to come. Photo: Antonio Araujo

Massive waves hit the Azores Monday, sending an early signal to surfers in Ireland, France and Spain of what was to come. Photo: Antonio Araujo

Look closely at this photo of waves slamming the coast of Portugal and you can see the fists of Hercules. Unfortunately, the swell was a little messy at Nazare, where some surfers were hoping to score.

Look closely at this photo of waves slamming the coast of Portugal and you can see the fists of Hercules. Unfortunately, the swell was a little messy at Nazare, where some surfers were hoping to score.

The historic Villa Belza in Biarritz, France, standing tall in the face of Hurcules' fury.

The historic Villa Belza in Biarritz, France, standing tall in the face of Hercules’ fury. Photo by Arnaud Texier

The lighthouse in Cornwall England has been getting battered by this storm. Photo: David Clapp/Caters

The lighthouse in Cornwall, England, has been getting battered by this storm. Photo by David Clapp/Caters

Kurt Rist braved the harsh conditions of Mullaghmore Head, Ireland, to nab this beast.

Kurt Rist braved the harsh conditions of Mullaghmore Head, Ireland, to nab this beast.

After posting those Amazing photos of a Partially frozen Niagara Falls,
I stumbled on this article with such great photos.
Enjoy, and Please share this article with others.. I know Lots of folks
would love to see where to surf..or watch in amazement!

SURFS UP DUDES!
Karen

Stunning photos of partially frozen Niagara Falls

Stunning photos of partially frozen Niagara Falls

The polar vortex that has gripped the U.S.
and Canada this week has led to some
spectacular icy images.
The latest come from Niagara Falls,
which partially froze on Tuesday,
when the high temperature was a
record low of minus 2 degrees.
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Aaron Harris, a photographer for Reuters,
took several shots of the 167-foot falls on Wednesday.
The ice formed on the U.S. side of the falls,
which straddle the border
between the United States and Canada.

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While unusual, it’s not the
first time Niagara Falls has frozen.
Photographs from the early- and mid-1900s
archived at the Niagara Falls Public Library
appear to show frozen falls,
though some experts have
questioned their authenticity.

Niagra falls partly frozen
Of course, the eye-catching freeze
did not completely stop the water from flowing.

According to EnvironmentalGraffiti.com,
only once, in 1848,
“has freezing weather caused the
thousands of cubic feet of water per second
flowing over the Niagara Falls to run dry,
an event thought to have been
caused by ice jamming and damming upriver.”

According to forecasters,
Tuesday’s partial freeze
should thaw later this week,
when the temperature at Niagara Falls
is expected to rise to 46 degrees.
by Dylan Stableford.

Image this earlier this week of Chicago Navy Pier-
FRIGID weather in Chicago
How cold is it where you are?
Comment and share!
Karen

Article found today-Dylan Stableford.

Amazing Swedish Women Develop Invisible Bike Helmet

Amazing Swedes Develop Invisible Bike Helmet

You know how it is uncomfortable and hot
wearing a bike helmet?
Bike helmets have not changed in decades.
They are ugly and rigid.
No one wants to get their brains splattered
all over the road, nor a few disfiguring scars.

I love hearing about innovative inventors and entrepreneurs.

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Two amazing Swedish women designed an Invisible
helmet that works and is stylish!
And you won’t get ‘Hat Head’ wearing their invisible
bike helmet.
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When you see how it works
it all makes sense.
The clever solution that draws from a
number of technologies that are well-established
and familiar will astound you.


The design and engineering
of this amazing helmet is beyond great.
They are really good at getting funding too.
They have received over TEN Million $ in venture capitalism.

Two percent of motor vehicle crash deaths
are bicyclists in the United States.
72% of those fatalities are adults over
the age of 20, and no state has a mandatory
helmet law for adults
(although some cities have local ordinances requiring them for all riders).

So far the helmet is available only in Europe–sold
on the official site for €399 ($535)–and would need to meet U.S.
CPSC requirements to be sold as a helmet stateside.

 

This helmet is the one for me.
Expensive, but sometimes safety and fashion cost a little more!

To Your Success,

Karen

Congressman Stabilizes Unconscious Man in Air. This is My Representative~!

Congressman Stabilizes Unconscious Man 30,000 Feet In The Air
Dr Raul Ruiz

How many of you can say your elected official is a real humanitarian?
Dr Ruiz is a terrific person. His history is an amazing one
of the American Dream.
I was honored to support him in getting elected.

“I put on my doctor hat,” Ruiz, who was educated
at Harvard Medical School and UCLA, said about the incident on the plane.
“We go on immediate patient-first mode.”

Insane Photo: Tardy Surfer Resorts To Cliff Jumping To Catch Up To His Competition

Tardy Surfer Resorts To Cliff Jumping To Catch Up To His Competition


It looks like it takes real commitment when you really want something, you go for it!
Hope you love this as much as I did!
The Postgame Staff.

A surfer in Santa Cruz was running late for his competition so he was forced to improvise.

That improvisation came in the form of a jump off a cliff 30 feet high and into the Pacific Ocean.

“He timed it perfectly,” photographer Allen Hughes told The Daily Mail.

The same could be said of Hughes, who captured the spectacular photo of this anonymous surfer in midair as a huge wave cascaded behind him.

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Hughes was alert to the possibility that an intriguing scenario was unfolding at Lighthouse Point.

“Everyone else was watching the surfers out at sea, but then I noticed this guy running along Lighthouse Point,” Hughes told the Mail. “I watched for quite a while and before each heat the surfers would climb down to the end of Lighthouse Point and make a smaller 10 foot jump.

“I noticed this guy run down to the end, he was late for his heat.”

That was Hughes’ cue to lock in on him.

“I could tell he was anxious so I focused my camera on him and before anyone knew it, he ran and jumped off the cliff,” Hughes said. “He timed it perfectly and landed just behind the white water and paddled out. I never did find out who he was. The cliff itself must be 30 foot high and the waves were maybe higher.”

Although we can all marvel at the artistic quality of Hughes’ shot, it ought not to be overlooked that the surfer got away with a rash decision. Not to be a ghoulish buzzkill here, but the outcome could’ve been far less favorable.

Hopefully this was crazy enough to dissuade any copycats jumpers, and perhaps it can be a lesson to all surfers: Pay attention to the time.

For those hardcore photography buffs that might be curious about the gear, according to Metro, Hughes, 65, captured the moment with a Nikon D300S.
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Tardy Surfer Resorts To Cliff Jumping To Catch Up To His Competition

Woman Turns Airplane into Home 747

Woman Turns Airplane into Home 747

Makes recycling take on wings!

747 Home

 

Whatever you want to do, do it with Flair.
Take your passion to the top level, give it wings!
Just don’t hurt any animals or people in the process.

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