Miscellaneous Tidbits 5772-JG29

having a yogurt while working on the writing of Miscellaneous Tidbits

Start a conversation with the World!!!

tov toda - very good

Mahalo.....mahalo nui loa


Happy 1 Nisan!

1 Nisan is also thought of as the memorial for the three Patriarchs, all of whom died in Nisan. Oh, and it’s also the day on which the universe was created. Which would make 7 Nisan the first Shabbat, I guess? Either way, that’s also tonight: happy 1 Nisan, and Shabbat Shalom.


For those living in Mars or in another planet, here is a recap of the first four seasons!!!

great Mad Men recap of first 4 seasons 

Mad Men-Season 5 -Teaser Video HD

Don's approach to advertising is also one of the reasons why he is such an appealing anti-hero in spite of all his flaws. The show's lack of irony differentiates it from most of mass culture today
Perhaps audiences accept Don's genius because it's comforting to revisit a time when irony wasn't quite as common. Like "The Carousel" Mad Men allows us to step back and remember when straightforwardness was the norm, even when the show's commercial breaks contain irony-laced advertisements that we are now supposed to accept as cutting-edge.

The Style evolution of Mad Men women!!!!

- Vogue Spain April 2012 Laetitia Casta by Miguel Reveriego

More of what I am reading...the Putin book is so well written!!!!

Hello Kitty lingerie coming soon!!!!

I am not a Superga person, but I think the shoes they make are classy!!!! Made in Italy!!

Superga 2750 Cotu Classic.

I just received this book, not out to the public till 24-4////and it is great...great

Le monde des snobs est pour moi assez mystérieux. D’une part, j’ai un mal fou à identifier exactement de quoi il s’agit. D’autre part, année après année, je n’arrive toujours pas à comprendre pourquoi ils me fascinent autant....et j'ai été appelé un snob à quelques reprises (sourires)
The world of snobs is quite mysterious to me. On the one hand, I have a hard time identifying exactly what it is. On the other hand, year after year, I still can not understand why they fascinate me as much.//and I have been called a snob, a few times (smiles) .

La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life

La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life             
The hidden truth about the French way of life: it's all about seduction—its rules, its pleasures, its secrets. France is a seductive country, seductive in its elegance, its beauty, its sensual pleasures, and its joie de vivre. But Elaine Sciolino, the longtime Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, has discovered that seduction is much more than a game to the French.

The last Don....the late John Gotti

John Gotti by  Unknown Artist

John Travolta is set to star in ‘Gotti: Three Generations’ as John Gotti Sr., the mob boss of the most powerful U.S. Mafia family during the 1980s.

gold casket for John Gotti's funeral in 2002....his daughter's book states he was buried in a Brioni suit!!!

 funeral de John Gotti, antiguo jefe mafioso, en 2002



(esp. of something written or spoken) Briefly and clearly expressed.
concise - terse - brief - laconic - compendious - short

 Cleo de Merode, one of the great beauties of turn-of-the-century Paris…

a young Mitt Romney circa 1964 with future wife Ann Davies

and flower prints were in then and now are back again....

Great reading with Vanity Fair España....Vanity Fair Italia and Tattler

The girls are here and they’re better than ever. Liya KebedeNatalia VodianovaAnna JagodzinskaIsabeli FontanaLara StoneJourdan DunnRaquel ZimmermannCaroline Trentini and Natasha Poly grace the cover of May’s epic issue of Vogue. Fashion addicts have been waiting for this one forever and the cover is more than worth it. Looking as polished and elegant as vintage Breck girls the chosen 9 are pitch perfect representatives for the model as a muse. The force behind this must have issue? None other than Steven Meisel, who is featured in a special article about his lasting influence on the world of modelling.
You’re going to want two copies.




And I just started re-reading this edition from Vanity Fair 2008......great great articles...VF always best themselves.....the Dominick Dunne article is one of my favorite ones!!!!

More new iPad pics

é protegido por seguranças (rsrsrs)

certains des meilleurs, certains d'entre le chic et quelques-unes des belles du monde!!-some of the best, some of the chic and some of the beautiful in the world!!!!

"The jumping boot is the contrary of pretty. It is daring, dynamic, Amazonian. You can see at a glance a union between the masculine rough universe and the very sophisticated and elegant femininity and that is very Hermès. What’s masculine? The shape, yet reduced to a feminine scale

Are you saving for something or is parsimony as elusive to you as a kiss from the Easter bunny?


D-FLAWLESS DIAMONDS: 35.77-carats and 35.61-carats - NOT TINY

D-FLAWLESS DIAMONDS: 35.77-carats and 35.61-carats - NOT TINY

Ralph Lauren
(Ralph Lifshitz)
Ralph Lauren isn’t just a Jewish boy who’s done good, but a master marketer who appeals to us on many levels. For years, we’ve bought the fantasy of an all-American, modern, rich, quality, sportsmanlike lifestyle.

uno stile chiamato Rubinacci

She looks so much older, faj2a

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Should a nuncio ever arrive bearing an invite embossed with the papal insignia inviting you to a audience, do not even think of dressing down. Remember, El Papa(The Pope)  has a penchant for handmade red shoes tooled by a cobbler from Novara and ermine trimmed capes.

High Catholocism is all about panoply and sumptuous robes and of course the small matter of that trifle, and cause of schism, the matter of transubstantiation.

La Bella Figura is a raison d'etre for Italy.

Wear your grandmother's mantilla, 5 inch heels, a dress so tight it would make a Bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window but

do not even think about wearing white.

Lontano dagli occhi, lontano dal cuore

Far from the eyes , far from the heart

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I got this message from a friend that I have known for 20 years (a woman):

Mr Goldstein, as you know,I used to be a head turner,  through my God given beauty/ Helena Rubenstein's adage "There are no ugly women, only lazy ones" was installed into me along with my two times table and eat your greens. Being over 45, it's a long time since I was honked by a passing car/wolf whistled at/asked to go to Baghdad to become a belly dancer ( yes really but that's a tale for another day) I have in short, become the invisible woman.
Should it matter? No.
Does it matter to me? Well... yes.
I wonder if my whole lust for red just now is my mid life crises? Rich men go out and buy a red porsche, well, so can I, she added!!!!..including a red dress!!!

The iconography of jeans comes replete with images of rugged cowboys, sooty Levi - Strauss clad workers toiling down mineshafts and snake hipped rockers swigging from bottles of Jack Daniel's.

And then there are white jeans, whose sporting bleaches those concepts into the background and shrilly shrieks:

" High maintenance slacker on a bit of a jolly."

White jeans are the sartorial equivalent of long nails. Getting down and dirty is positively verboten when clad within, they are for

gliding between appointments and meetings, at least one of which must include a large G&T - no rorschach stain to fear.

White jeans + loafers on either sex = Eurotrash.

White jeans + vertiginous heels = man eating sex kitten.

Liz Hurley almost soiled them by incessantly strutting through the '90's in them but I think there's life in tighty whities yet.

Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel Wife of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Interview on NBC-TODAYSHOW 

Artistic credentials are au courant in the important business of being seen as cultured, elegant and, of course, stupendously rich.

Voltaire once said, “Every man is guilty of all the good that he did not do,”

The tomb of Voltaire at the Panthéon

I got as a gift Ferrari red pants and jacket,
And I am wondering if I should try and wear red pants like Lapo Elkann....not sure I would pass the audition , but I might try it (smiles)

Fumar es un pecado mortal-smoking is a mortal sin
beber, venial- drinking, venial
Un stick al dia de Rodial Glamfox eleva el colageno...one stick a day of Rodail Glamfox elevates the collagen

" Mi padre no tenia nada a su nombre. Ningun empresario suele tenerlo , yo , tampoco. Ni mis coches, ni mis casas" . dice Jesus Gil Marin

So much is been said about the color black, the funerals, the depression, the uniform like. Is it an actual color or the absence of it? According to Wikipedia "Black is the color of objects that do not emit or reflect light in any part of the visible spectrum; they absorb all such frequencies of light. Although black is sometimes described as an "achromatic", or hueless, color, in practice it can be considered a color, as in expressions like "black cat" or "black paint".". I think its just perfect! It makes everything look classier, more sophisticated and elegant. Its certainly the color I swear by it.

Stockbrokers are going extinct. Wall Street hasn’t trained a real stockbroker in nearly twenty years. Today, stockbrokers have been replaced with “financial consultants” (or whatever they choose to call themselves) who do nothing more than gather clients’ assets, outsource the actual investment management to third parties, and collect fees.

Im sure you've heard about this, the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of, "a friend of a friend" statements can be made, on average, to connect any two people in six steps or fewer.

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"Less is more" and "Simplicity is the key" are words I live by when it comes to style.

And in my opinion, no one does this better than French women.


Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox and the official start of spring

Japanese people will do nothing but talk about sakura for the next three weeks, enjoying open-air parties beneath the cherry trees while they drink beer and sake and generally have a great time.

Top 5 must-see Japanese films

Over the last century Japan has given the world countless great films; some remarkable and empowering, others outlandish or peculiar, all unforgettable. Compiling a top 5 is not an easy task, so take this list as my choice of just some of the most influential, box-office breaking and thought-provoking Japanese films that you just have to see.

Seven Samurai

Akira Kurosawa (1954)
The mighty warriors who became the seven national heroes of a small town.


Katsuhiro Ōtomo (1988)
Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E.


Takashi Miike (1999)
She always gets a part.

Battle Royale

Kinji Fukasaku (2000)
Could you kill your best friend?

Spirited Away

Hayao Miyazaki (2001

The Japanese yen-US dollar exchange rate is bouncing up and down like a ball in a pachinco machine. The yen is strong right now, but the yen has always been strong. After the bubble burst and even after the massive earthquake and nuclear disaster, it remains a tough currency.

Japanese schoolgirls speak a dialect all their own.

Schoolgirls are often criticised by teachers for having small vocabularies, and so their speech isn’t too difficult to decode…

If for some reason you want to sound like them, all you really have to do is use the following words as often as possible:

うち (uchi)
This word is used instead of 私 (watashi), meaning “I/me.” Many more conservative adults consider this improper though, because in standard Japanese うち actually means “we/us,” as in “our family,” “our company,” “our school,” etc

Purikura tori ni iku no? Uchi mo ikitai!
Are you going to take purikura? I want to go too!

Purikura are photo booth pictures that can be decorated and turned into stickers. This one is from the popular schoolgirl pop group AKB48.

きもい (kimoi)
This is a contraction of 気持ち悪い (kimochi warui), meaning “disgusting” or “gross.”

うざい (uzai)

This word is probably best translated as “annoying,” but its usage is far more varied than any equivalent we have in English.

ウケる (ukeru)
This word is used as an exclamation when something is funny or ridiculous.

かわいい (kawaii) You probably already know that this means “cute” or “pretty”.

かっこいい (kakkoii) This can mean “cool”, or “cute/hot” when referring to a guy.

〜さ (~sa)

This is a conversational particle added to the ends of sentences or phrases. It indicates that the speaker is engaging the other person in the conversation. But some schoolgirls seem to use it in just about every sentence!

Nanka sa, Miichan sa, houkago ni makku ikanai?
So hey, Miichan, do you wanna go to McDonald’s after school?

There are a few other things that I don’t have the space to cover in this post, but the above words alone should allow you to understand an amazingly large percentage of schoolgirl speak.

additional tidbits:

here is a little take on my late father's country- FRANCE:

Consider this: how many English expressions contain the word “French”? Five, ten, twenty ? No... Dozens!
French people are not aware "French" is used so extensively outside France.
Hold on, my friends. Credit where credit is due!
It’s time to make a quick point of a situation to avoid potential misunderstandings.

“French fries” were created to please our taste buds - and to, unfortunately, ruin our health. In France these tasty pieces of deep-fried potatoes are simply called frites (fries).

French fries: French !
 Some food historians (I suspect they are French) claim that the first “French fries” which EVER appeared on our planet made a public entrance during the 1789 revolution. French revolutionaries would probably enjoy a few frites (actually called pommes soufflés / puffed potatoes, at the time of the revolution)… in between two guillotines “shows”.

If you are asking for “French toast” while you stay in France, please know that these yummy toasts - named pain perdu (literally “lost bread”) on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean - are the dessert or the afternoon-snack many  kids cherish. Pain perdu would never ever be served for breakfast. Nor would it ever be topped with cinnamon or spices. French toasts and pain perdu are cousins, but only vague cousins.

American French dressing: not French at all

And the list goes on and on.

And while on the subject of lists. If someone has a to-do-list, he or she are usually called very organized....but alas, the Kaiser says the following:

"If someone gives me a to-do list, I say, "Thank you, this is nice." One needs things to throw in the wastebasket.
Karl Lagerfeld on scheduling


Facebook IPO calendar

This is not a leaked calendar.

red curtains

Facebook hasn't decided on which exchange it will list, but it has already decided on a symbol, the 


Really ready?

4 vezes a musa do momento. 4 times de muse of the moment.

MPA is not afraid to risk the wrath of PETA when she's out on the town.


Na web, o novo disco da Madonna, MDNA. Achei um lixo!...on the web the new Madona cd...(trash)

It is not a joke, and I probably would have been right if I had been in any town other than Palm Beach.

below is the trailer for Girl Model. A film that goes behind the scenes of a model search in Siberia. It's focused on one 13 year old model named Vall, who is asked to say she's 15 when she goes on casting calls. The trailer ends with her crying, telling her mom she wants to go home. You can check out the movie website for more info and openings details.


She’s still working as a model and her agency is furious with the way she’s been portrayed in the film. Vall told us over email that she is confused and frustrated to learn, via letters and the internet, that she’s been depicted as a victim. te:

What do you love?

That’s what Google is asking with its new search page, wdyl.com... I guess the braniacs at the Googleplex in Mountainview, CA finally realized that they needed to find a way to consolidate the remarkably wide variety of services that they now offer.
Google isn’t publicizing wdyl.com yet, so why not be one of the first to give it a try? Click on this link to search on a topic that I’m sure will be close to your heart.

otro libro que estoy leyendo....another book I am reading!!!

Juan Gris 125 Birthday

What does the new Micro Viewing Machine do?
It magnifies images of the hair and scalp by 200 times, enabling us to give individual hair and scalp diagnosis, and tailor products very specifically.

Dining al fresco

Lauryn Evarts, fitness and health blogger, from Southern California with skinny tips and tricks on how to lose weight.

More books....more new iPads!!!!!!


גאונותתתתתתתתתתתתתתתתתתתת!!!!!­!!!!!!!!! שני האמנים הכי טובים בארץ




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Hand stitched button holes - Honor Thy Tailor


The native name of Israel is Yisra'el

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

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