Feeling a Little “Weird Al”

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It has been awhile since anything new came out by Mr Yankovic, but it was well worth the wait. (And if this means he will be coming around to do shows again – I’m there! :)  Saw a performance of his several years ago and I still laugh thinking about it!)

Hope you enjoy!

And here is a bonus  - a second video!

I think I just found my next cosplay costume (memo to self – get to Walmart.)

Can you stand a third? (I can :D This one may even be the best – yeah I saved it for last! )

And Now For Something Completely Different…

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Giant dead parrot unveiled in London to pay tribute to Monty Python

A huge bird lies on its back at Potters Fields, near Tower Bridge, to celebrate the screening of the cult comedy troupe’s live TV broadcast

Written By
Radio Times Staff
11:28 AM, 14 July 2014
Giant dead parrot unveiled in London to pay tribute to Monty Python
A 50 foot fibreglass bird was hung upside down by a crane this morning at London’s Potters Fields to mark the forthcoming TV screening of Monty Python’s live show. The world famous dead parrot sketch, in which John Cleese attempts to return a deceased ‘Norwegian Blue’ parrot to a pet shop, features in the current Monty Python Live (mostly) farewell show and will appear when UKTV channel Gold screens the final performance on Sunday. “We are all Monty Python fans so we were delighted to receive the brief from Gold to recreate the mythical Norwegian Blue on a giant scale,” explained lead sculptor Iain Prendergast, who helped build the enormous model bird, which took more than two months to make. Steve North, general manager of Gold, explained that the massive parrot near London’sTower Bridge is “a fitting tribute” to the Python’s famous sketch. Yet Prendergast said building the thing wasn’t easy: “The key challenge for us was capturing the comedy value of the dead parrot, keeping the realism of the bird whilst also adding touches like the bloodshot, stunned eyes,” he explained. The huge bird will be delivered to the O2 Arena, where the Python live stage show is taking place. “It’s a huge step in Gold’s evolution to be part of such a significant national event and to be broadcasting it live so that everyone can be there,” explained Richard Watsham, UKTV director of commissioning. “Monty Python is arguably the most influential comedy group the country has ever known and it’s a matter of great pride that they’ve trusted us with celebrating their very last night together.” Gold will screen the final Python show live on Sunday 20 July, following a backstage programme which is expected to follow comics Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin as they prepare for the performance, and could also see appearances from celebrity fans. ************************************************************************************************************************ Nice tribute to the epic comedy troupe! We can only hope they air it on BBC America in the future.

Put Your Best Face Forward-The One YOU Want to Show.

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There is a lot of buzz around the following video by Colbie Caillat. And it is a good video, decrying one of the messages taught to girls and women from a young age – that you are expected to look “your best” when facing the world.

I always had eye makeup and lipstick on – until getting Bells Palsy 15 years ago. After recovering as much as I would, I decided to only wear mascara and lipstick.

Now, as I battle M.E., I have learned that short hair is very freeing – 30 minutes extra rest-time is very important. Recently, I have done away with mascara also. The lipstick? Well, I like color and it takes one minute to put on.

This I do for me. And that is the only reason to “put on your face” – for yourself, if you want to!

Enjoy the video! :)

 

Final Stages

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kraftycatcreations:

A dear friend says goodbye…

Originally posted on Documenting M.E.:

Dear Friends and Family,

This is a post I’ve been putting off for quite awhile. But I no longer have the luxury of putting it off anymore – not if I want it to get written. My personal journey with ME is near its end. A long time ago, after months of deliberation, I made the decision that if my digestive issues ever got to the point where I could no longer get or keep food down naturally, I would not seek life sustaining measures, but would allow the illness to play itself out naturally. I am at that point, and have been for awhile now.

Let me preface this by saying that none of this is a judgment on those severe ME patients who choose to take advantage of technology like nasogastric tubes, hydration IVs, etc in order to remain alive as long as possible. I believe this is…

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