12 November 2015

 

Rumpology, also known as butt reading, is the art of reading the lines, crevices, dimples, and folds of the buttocks to divine the butt owner's character and get a glimpse of what lies ahead by analyzing what trails behind.

According to Jacqueline Stallone, a foremost American rumpologist, rump reading is an art that was practiced in ancient Babylon, India, Greece, and Rome. She claims that the ancient Greeks thought the butt was the key to health and fidelity. She says the Romans used butt prints the way some people use graphology today: to determine potential talents and future success...

 


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Global village is a term closely associated with Canadian-born Marshall McLuhan,   popularized in his books The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (1962) and Understanding Media (1964). McLuhan described how the globe has been contracted into a village by electric technology and the instantaneous movement of information from every quarter to every point at the same time.

Marshall McLuhan predicted the Internet as an "extension of consciousness" in The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man thirty years before its commercialization...

 

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22 October 2015
22 October 2015

 

Dismaland was a temporary art project organised by street artist Banksy, constructed in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England.   Prepared in secret, the pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido, was "a sinister twist on Disneyland" that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015  and closed permanently on September 27, 2015, 36 days later. Banksy described it as a "family theme park unsuitable for children."

 

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Voice-over translation is an audiovisual translation  technique in which, unlike in dubbing, actor voices are recorded over the original audio track which can be heard in the background. This method of translation is most often used in documentaries and news reports to translate words of foreign-language interviewees. In some countries, most notably in Eastern Europe, it is commonly used to translate all kinds of movies.

 

 

Voice acting is the art of doing voice-overs or providing voices for animated characters in various works, including feature films, dubbed foreign language films, animated short films, television programs, commercials, radio or audio dramas, comedy, video games, puppet shows, amusement rides, audiobooks and documentaries. Performers are called voice actors or actresses, voice artists or voice talent. Their roles may also involve singing, although a second voice actor is sometimes cast as the character's singing voice. Voice acting is recognized in Britain as a specialized dramatic profession, chiefly owing to the BBC's long tradition of radio drama. Voice artists are also used to record the individual sample fragments played back by a computer in an automated announcement...

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José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix OIH (born 26 January 1963), known as José Mourinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ moˈɾiɲu]), is a Portuguese football manager and former football player, who is the current manager of English club Chelsea. He is regarded by a number of players, coaches, and commentators as one of the greatest and most successful managers in the world.

 

 

Between 23 February 2002 and 2 April 2011, Mourinho went 150 home league matches unbeaten: 38 (W36–D2) with Porto, 60 (W46–D14) with Chelsea, 38 (W29–D9) with Internazionale and 14 (W14–D0) with Real Madrid. The run was broken by Sporting de Gijón on 2 April 2011, when they defeated Real Madrid 1–0 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in La Liga. After the match, Mourinho entered Gijón's dressing room and congratulated them.  His only prior home league defeat had come when Porto lost 3–2 to Beira-Mar on 23 February 2002...

 

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02 October 2015

 

Artist and global icon Ai Weiwei has a body of work that spans sculpture, installation, architecture, photography, video and music. Also widely known for his social conscience and strong convictions, Ai’s provocative and brave artworks are further recognised for their important commentary on creative freedom, censorship and human rights. In this event, the Royal Academy's Artistic Director Tim Marlow talks to Ai Weiwei about his artistic influences, the role of politics in his practice and his work within the context of Chinese heritage and culture...

 

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27 September 2015

The Global Citizen Festival is an annual music festival established in 2012. Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, is the current creative director of the event, and he will fulfill this role for the next 15 years.  The event was created in 2015 to mark the establishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a "to-do list" of 17 tasks to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030...

 

 

The Global Citizen Music Festival is a continued effort to end extreme poverty by 2030, as proposed by the United Nationals Sustainable Developmental Goals. By contributing to charity acts on the website, including watching videos and signing petitions, people can get free tickets to the festival. In addition, organizers are striving to make the event global through a live-streaming in public locations...

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25 September 2015

 

James Bond is a fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. Bond is a British secret agent working for MI6 who also answers by his codename, 007. He has been portrayed on film by actors Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, in twenty-five productions...

 

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