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Advertising & Commercials

¤ A slide_share presentation: ↓ History of Advertising

Φ The Language of Advertising . . . → [01] ← / → [02] ← / → [03] ←

•→38-examples-of-great-visual-pun-in-advertising/⇐

•→TV COMMERCIALS from the 1960s⇐

TASK … [click on INTERMEDIATE] ⇒

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Food for Thought

BET YOU CAN’T! Science Impossibilities to Fool You ⇒

V. COBB and K. DARLING Illustrated by MARTHA WESTON

Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings ↓

•→Science Of Persuasion⇐

•→ Iain McGilchrist_The […]

David Shrigley

•→ http://www.davidshrigley.com/

◊ Who I Am and What I Want ↓

•→ A bedtime story ⇐ ♦ Blur ↓ ‘Good Song’

Waiting, I got […]

How to destroy the world

♠ RUBBISH ♠ FOOD

♠ TRANSPORT

♠ COMPUTER GAMES

I read this in theprisma (The Multicultural Newspaper) on 16th August 2012. ¤ Planned Obsolescence – Death on the Instalment Plan

An idea that belongs to capitalism: producing goods that soon stop working (programmed death) and have to be replaced time […]

Beowulf

Narrated by Derek Jacobi and Joseph Fiennes this is one of the most famous ancient sagas ever told, Beowulf tells the tale of a young Danish warrior called Beowulf who goes to the aid of King Hroðgar and his people, who are attacked by a half-man half-monster named Grendel.

♦ ◊ ♦ ◊ […]

Lady & Reaper + This Way Up + Vincent…

◊ The Lady and the Reaper is a 3D imaging animated short film created by Javier Recio Gracia and co-produced by Kandor Graphics and Antonio Banderas,. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film and won the Goya Award for Best Animated Short of 2009.

A […]

Wallace & Gromit + The Snowman

◊ A Grand Day Out ↓

‘A Grand Day Out’ (full name ‘A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit’) is an award-nominated 1989 animated film directed and animated by Nick Park at Aardman Animations in Bristol. This was the first adventure featuring the eccentric inventor Wallace and his quiet but […]

National Film Board of Canada

◊ Drawing Inspiration ↓

‘A wino, resigned and stuck in his ways, finds mysterious sketches on the park bench that he visits every day. As these pictures stir his thoughts, he begins to notice the world around him and to reflect upon his own place within it. He meets a young boy whose […]

Rudyard Kipling

[1865 – 1936]

⇒[read]⇐ “The Jungle Book” ⇒[listen]⇐

◊ Trailer of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, a 1994 Disney film based on the Mowgli stories in The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, and a live-action remake of the 1967 film The Jungle Book ↓

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

[1859-1930]

♦ ◊ ♦ ◊ Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four ↓

At the outset of the novel Doctor Watson states that he has been watching Holmes takes cocaine three times a day for many months. Watson’s reluctance to oppose Holmes is finally overcome and he confronts his friend […]

CHARLES DICKENS

◊ This site offers lots of short stories by Charles Dickens ↓ → http://www.readbookonline.net/stories/Dickens/15/

Full Name: Charles John Huffam Dickens (early alias: Boz) Date of Birth: Friday, February 7, 1812 Place of Birth: No. 1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, Portsmouth England

Parents: Father-John Dickens (1785-1851); Mother-Elizabeth Dickens (1789-1863) Education: Approx. one year […]

Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Considered by many historians as the last of the Gaelic kings of Scotland, MacBeth has become less of a historical figure and more a fictional character. At the hands of later chroniclers -mostly English- and ultimately by the pen of William Shakespeare, MacBeth changed into a despicable ruler, a […]

Tales galore . . .

• There’s this amazing site on the Net . . . ⇒

It offers a hell of a lot of readers for the wee ones. The titles have been arranged in three categories: young children, older children & young adults. They’re all lushly illustrated and some of them include audio support. […]

Skeleton Woman

•→ ‘SKELETON WOMAN AND THE HUNTER’ [Hopis’ legend]

♦ This Inuit legend tells of an unlikely love story between a young fisherman and a ghoul of the sea. A beautiful, hand drawn animation, directed by Edith Pieperhoff, based on a short story by Clarissa Pinkola Estes ↓

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كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة – Scheherazade

These fanciful, sometimes brutal tales, revel in the art of storytelling. The underlying suggestion of the Arabian Nights is that a fantastically precious jewel exists which, when it comes into contact with people, actually changes them. The jewel is the magnificently powerful art of story. There may not be any […]

Wade Hemsworth animated

♥ This lighthearted, animated short is based on the song “The Log Driver’s Waltz” by Wade Hemsworth. Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing along to the tale of a young girl who loves to dance and chooses to marry a log driver over his more well-to-do competitor. Driving logs down the river has made […]

Opposites Attract

I’m M.C. Kat on the rap so mic it Here’s a little story and you’re sure to like it Swift and sly and I’m playing it cool With my homegirl, Paula Abdul

Baby seems we never ever agree You like the movies And I like T.V. I take things serious […]

Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby

•→ Louis Jordan ⇐[1944] ∞ Nat King Cole & Ida JAMES ↓

I got a gal who’s always late anytime we have a date But I love her, yes I love her I’m gonna walk right up to her gate – see if I can get it straight ‘Cause I […]

The Wheels on the Bus

◊ English Cartoon Nursery Rhymes ↓

◊ Johnatan Richman & the Modern Lovers ↓ 1977

The windows on the bus go up and down Up and down,up and down The windows on the bus go up and down All through the town.

The wheels on the bus go round and […]

There Was an Old Lady . . .

A favourite Nursery rhyme amongst children whose famous lyrics of “There was an old lady” aid memory retention. The poem is a relatively modern rhyme and therefore has no origin in history! The imagery of “There was an old lady” paints a very strong picture which stimulates the imagination whilst emphasising the relative […]