Miscellaneous Tidbits 5772-JG10


Chanukah is coming soon!!!!!


And  Christmas is  coming ....and we do an early Christmas tree for Tiffany as she likes a Christmas Tree despite not part of our Jewishness!!!!

So many followers....so many page views....thanks again!!!!

I count on you! WE START!


 “Brazil is the country of the future — and always will be,” used to casually dismiss a nation long plagued by high inflation and entrenched corruption.       

Another iPad App I like!!!!

Stamped-logoStamped is a new way to recommend only what you like best—restaurants, books, movies, music and more. No noise, no strangers, just the things you and your friends love.

O olhar gatinho é hit absoluto, seja no delineador ou óculos


Fall fashion trends 2011: plaids & tartans
For centuries Tartan was a form of Scottish monogram--a wearable signature of birth ,privilige and allegiance. Today,  its allure clearly knows no borders.


katjaanderson: Required reading.
 Required reading.

Goldstein Musings:

Everyone’s so glum and gloomy. I suppose this is what decline looks like: the faces around the world. It puts me in mind of Rome circa 475 A.D., Visigoths on the prowl.       
When humility overtakes French culture, it’s over, folks.      Elsewhere it’s the Renaissance. Palaces rise. A bottle of Château Lafite-Rothschild goes for $4,000 in Hong Kong. Chinese and Brazilian bankers ponder whether Europe is creditworthy. It is payback time for the majority of humankind. They’re feeling pretty good about their former overlords feeling pretty bad. To be honest, I don’t blame them.         

" As you get older, you must never share your wardrobe with your daughter. Never ever. You will never look beautiful in a jean jacket and a mini-skirt, even if you have a beautiful body. You have to wear something for your age or you will look really ridiculous. There are too many 50-year-olds dressing as 20-year-olds. You have to look every five years at your wardrobe and say: "Is it OK to wear this with my legs? Is it OK to wear sleeveless with my arms?' Then you have a cull. It's not nice but you have to do it."

Few ought to be called Artists; It's like calling someone a genius.

I recently heard this, and it might have been in the Eames documentary I saw lasts weekend, I just can't pin point it exactly.

 “une terre d’avenir,”

 Chaim Avital … a DJ and Producer from Tel Aviv.


Why so many in the world of fashion are of the sign of Scorpio???.....here are a few notables...Anna Wintour, Alexa Chung, Daphne Guinness and the one and only Helmut Newton.

Que compro y recibo muchas revistas no es un secreto para nadie y que las colecciono menos. That I buy and receive many magazines is a secret to no one and that I collect them is less than a secret!!!


"Godfather" director Francis Ford Coppola says "Part II" -- which many consider the greatest sequel of all time -- was a MISTAKE ... insisting, "There should have been only one."

A little French 101:

Icône / Icon

Garçonne / Tomboy

Glamourette / Glamour Girl

Grand Soir / Ultimate Evening

Rule of a Lady (#260)

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The yen rose against most of its 16 major counterparts before a German report forecast to show a gauge of business confidence dropped for a fifth month, increasing the allure of the Japanese currency as a haven.

A l'heure

Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
Kings (especially before the [French] revolution) didn’t need to be punctual. They could show up when they wanted. Afterall, people would wait for them. But [King Louis XVIII of France, to whom the quote is often attributed] suggests that one way a king can show respect for other people is to meet them at the appointed time. If this is true for kings, it certainly is true for you and me. [emphasis added]

Wells of Attention

I’m worried that the wells of attention are being drilled to depletion by link bait headlines, ad-infested pages, “jumps” and random pagination, and content that is engineered to be “consumed” in 1 minute or less of quick scanning — just enough time to capture those almighty eyeballs.

As advertising click through rates continue to drop, the ads become more desperate and invasive, and readers are starting to notice and do something about it.

More Tidbits:

Honore de Balzac
To paraphrase Balzac: "Behind every great fortune there is a crime" or at least some questionable practices. 


Naughty , Not Nice

He took money and land from all  Romans!!! He was killed in battle by the Parthians in 53 B.C. the victors allegedly poured GOLD down his throat!!!

      Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman
      What they say about her:
      William Paley " she was the greatest courtesan of the century" Alexander Liberman " She was part of a very grand tradition of mistresses kept on a grand scale"

      Pope Leo X
      Cover of: Pope Leo X by Robin S. Doak

      "Since God has given us the papacy" Pope Leo X muses " let us enjoy it"
      Elected pope in 1512, the second son of Lorenzo de Medici is a man of refined tastes. He keeps a white elephant for a pet. He hires Raphael to do the walls. It is all so expensive especially rebuilding of St Peter's. So Leo begins to sell indulgences--promises of relief from the torments of purgatory, or even with a large enough down payment, of eternal salvation itself....he died of Malaria in 1521 and never delivered on his promises.

      Isaac Blesses Jacob



      Abraham begets Isaac, and Isaac begets Jacob and Esau. Blind and frail the end of drawing nigh, Isaac calls for his favorite son, the hirsute Esau, that he might bless him. Rebekah sends in his place Esau's twin Jacob, her smooth faced favorite son, wrapped in a hairy goatskin disguise. Isaac is deceived. He invokes the Lord to bestow upon Jacob not only "the dew of the heavens"
      And for good measure "Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee" The Lord complies vexing theologians--and Essau. Jacob lives to 147.

      J.P Morgan

      At age 24 J.P. Morgan has just hung out his shingle in New York, but the young banker has yet to make a name when the Civil War engulfs the nation. He pays $300 for a substitute to take his place in the Union ranks and looks for business opportunities. The war offers plenty.

      L. Ron Hubbard

      "I have always thought there might be a lot of cash in starting a new religion" The words are Orwell's but pulp sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard lives them. In the late 1940's, with ideas borrowed from Freud and others, Hubbard begins to devise a cure-all theraphy known as Dianetics soon to become Scientology. Hubbard observes " All men shall be my slaves" When he dies-- in 1986, a recluse in the California desert--Hubbard is worth at least 100 million, an Scientology claims 6 million adherents.

      Thomas Edison
      Thomas Edison

      Thomas Edison takes ideas liberally from others(the lightbulb, the movie camera). He runs his New Jersey labs like plantations and bribes lawmakers to ease his way, eventually racking up 1,1093 patents by the time of his death in 1931. Upon his death, Edison leaves an estate of $12 million.

      Lloyd Blankfein Bonus

      Lloyd Blankfein

      "Don't people have a right to know their advisers are, in fact, betting against them"
      Blanfein-- given to Cheshire cat grins, political influence and a $26 million pad on Central Park West--replies " I don't believe there is any obligation"  After all he says, "I'm doing G-d's work and of course Goldman Sachs work too"

      My Parting Shots:

      More objects for JG to play with!!!!

      Some of the best new editions of Magazines

      About beauty in women:


      Bathsheba was the beloved wife of King David and the most powerful woman during the period of the monarchy. After his death she occupied the most prestigious position a woman could hold, Queen Mother. She took part in court intrigues and influenced political events that gave the succession to her son Solomon.

      Linda Evangelista eternamente, linda

      Pippa Middleton

      Pippa Middleton
      She is too young to already look  haggard!!! Dr Fred Brandt would help immensly

      Good Reads

      Cosmetic Vision

      Cosmetic Vision 1 Cosmetic Vision 1 Cosmetic Vision 1 Cosmetic Vision 1


      Tom Ford Spring 2012

       A juicy cocktail of beneficial nutrients, like vitamin C ester and ferulic acid, helps brighten blotchy skin, reduce discoloration and reverse the telltale signs of early sun exposure.

      “harmonious asymmetry”.

      Dr Didier Fillion has practiced lingual orthodontics exclusively
      in Paris since 1987 and London since 1997


      " One of the world's keading orthodontists. He's based in Paris but practices in the UK two days a week. His straightening aplliance is attached to the inside of the mouth and can't be seen. Dr Fillion adjusts it once a month. "

      lingual orthodontics

      Didier Fillion 57 A Wimpole Street
      W1G 8YP LONDON


      Invisible braces will already allow you to feel better while your teeth are slowly being positioned.
      The pleasure of seeing your smile change progressively under your eyes is the day-to-day reward for your efforts.
      Lingual orthodontics is an investment for life.
      The well-being is permanent.
      The goal of orthodontic treatment is to reach balance and harmony between the
      teeth and the face.

      More Tidbits:

      They were ROYALTY then....and they are ROYALTY now.

      "In investing.....win big, win small; win pretty, win ugly///what is important is to win, period!!!!" Goldman Sachs

      THE HIGH-BETA RICH: How the Manic Wealthy Will Take Us to the Next Boom, Bubble, and Bust

      Should We All Go Gluten-Free?

      Hamburgesa Nostra

      Hamburgesa Nostra!!!

      Lying, cheating climate scientists caught lying, cheating again about Global Warming!!!  

      24 swallows huddling together to survive harsh winter weather. The two dozen birds clamoured together on a single branch to conserve heat.
      Pictures of the day

      What happened to Global Warming....it is a hoax....the ice age is coming and coming in a big way!!!!

      Under water photography to capture ice formations

      Ice formations underwater!!!!

      [foto de la noticia]

      Belleza de altos vuelos- she reminds me of Israeli, Tal!!!!


      un campo que ha reposado da una cosecha mas generosa

      Refined look by Ralph Lauren
      a nice tuxedo will make your holidays shine.
      You can find a great one on line at
      browse also for superb holidays gifts.

      Perfectionism as Practice

      We have now entered a precarious situation. Perfectionism, I’m arguing, can be a powerful technique for injecting deliberate practice into your working life, as the quest for perfection forces you to strain and develop new abilities in a way that you would otherwise naturally avoid. Because of this, it provides a nice case study of our deliberate practice hypothesis in action.

      I got an email from an Indian model friend(not Mugdha)...and she wrote me the following...She started by saying.... JG
      this does not include you: "Indian men are very hard, they don't understand no. They always ask, Why? And than I want to say. "Because I do not like you" but I just say. "Why can't we be just  friends?" And than I start getting all these beautiful romantic text messages from them. But at the beggining of a relationship, all those romantic words are just too much. It's is kind of lying and I hate that. I know what they really want. Why don't they just say, " I like you, I want to take you to dinner so I can spend the night with you" At least that would be honest.
      I will reserve the answer I gave her, but if you know me it was a classy one(smiles)

      Crepúsculo en KSA-twilight in KSA- الشفق في السعودية

      Wiki leaks may have told us what we already knew – that Saudi oil reserves are greatly inflated – but the reports also portray leaders of the highly secretive petro-state feeling “under the gun” as they strive to move their economy away from dependence on oil.

      Comienza el otoño, comienza a contar camellos . . . si . . . . los que llevan tu carga!

      And Happy Belated Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it...as Jews , we do not!!!

      Well, it is also known to be the holiday where you’re supposed to eat like crazy, so I thought a small photo of the sublime Caroline feasting on fries would do justice!!!!

      Current TimeSunday, November 27, 2011 at 3:48:50 AM AST
      Riyadh, KSA

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       "ma'a as-salaama" (مع السلامة)- "Peace be upon you" and "And upon you, peace."

      The native name of Israel is Yisra'el

      I am ...Israel is Israel...this blog is the truth as the world and life is.......