Saturday, December 5, 2015


Western Australia
West Beach  .....   Esperance




A collection of Xmas trees




Miscellaneous Cartoons


Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix


Wildlife Photographers on the Job


The Carbonaro Effect 
 Everlasting Juicer


Those Funny Animals


Dolphin Encounter


Around the World


thanks Wayne W




Great Britain









This is a dream
two of my favourite singers together

Puddles, the 7-foot-tall sad clown with the golden singing voice,
 singer/actress Haley Reinhart, and the Postmodern Jukebox band
 perform a 1920s vaudeville-inspired rendition
 of Gary Jules' classic, "Mad World."

Mad World - Vintage Vaudeville 
 Puddles Pity Party & Haley Reinhart


Your World

The most dangerous city in the world

San Pedro Sula , Honduras 
 A hub for illegal drugs and arms trafficking,
 San Pedro Sula also experiences more than 3 murders every day

The hottest place in the world

Death Valley National Park, U.S.A. - 
The highest recorded temperature, was taken on July 10, 1913
, and it reached 134°f (56°c).

The coldest place in the world

  – In August 2010, the lowest recorded temperature
 was recorded in the East Antarctic Plateau. 
The record temperature was -135.8°f (-93°c).

The most populated city in the world

Shanghai , China 
 With a population of over 24 million residents.

The least populated city in the world

Vatican City –
 With a population of 842 residents,
 Vatican City also boasts the title of smallest state in the world.

The wealthiest city in the world

Tokyo , Japan – 
The city of Tokyo has the highest GDP ($1,520 billion)
 of any other city in the world.

The poorest city in the world

Kinshasa, D.R.C. – 
The Democratic Republic of Congo is the poorest state in the world, 
and its capital, Kinshasa, is the poorest city.
 It has a GDP of $55 billion
, and most of its residents live on less than $1 a day.

The highest place in the world
 Mount Everest stands at 29,029 ft (8.84km),
 and is the highest mountain in the world.

The lowest place in the world (on land)

Dead Sea , Israel / Jordan –
 Located at -1,401 ft (-427m) below sea-level, 
it is also the lowest lake in the world.

The lowest place in the world (underwater)
 Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean –
 In a depth of 35,797 ft (10.91km) below sea level,
 it is known as “Challenger Deep”, 
and has been visited by only 3 humans so far
. (More people have visited the moon)

The wettest place in the world

Mawsynram , India  – 
This region in the Indian subcontinent enjoys an average 
of 467.35 inches (1187cm) of rain per year. 
(In 1985, it had an amazing 1000 inches,
 or 25.4 meters of rain!)

The driest place in the world

 Atacama Desert, South America – 
It may be hard to believe, but the Atacama Desert
 gets about 4 inches (10cm) of rain every 1,000 years.
 (Yes, 1,000 years!)

The most expensive city in the world

Singapore – 
In 2014, Singapore dethroned Tokyo and earned the title 
“world’s most expensive city”. 
An American travelling to Singapore will be shocked
 to see that the prices of cars are
 4-6 times more expensive than in the U.S.

The least expensive city in the world

Mumbai, India –
 A stark contrast to Singapore,
 Mumbai is 2014’s cheapest city.
 On average, a person would need to spend 
4 times as much in Singapore 
, compared to Mumbai.

The Oldest city in the world (still exists)

Damascus, Syria - 
While there are many older cities that no longer stand,
 the city of Damascus has evidence of civilization
 going back 11,000 years, 
and is the oldest city that still stands.

The newest country in the world
 South Sudan – 
Following a bloody genocide, the southern part of Sudan,
 which consists mainly of Christians,
 split from the northern part (Muslim majority)
 in 2011, making it the youngest country in the world.

The most visited city in the world

London, England –
 London sees 18.69 million international visitors every year, 
making it the most visited city in the world.

The most popular country in the world
 Germany – 
In an international survey performed by the BBC,
 Germany got a 59% positive rating,
 making it the most popular country in the world.

The most emotional country in the world

 In a poll spanning 3 years (2009-2011),
 residents of the Philippines were found to give 
the most emotional replies to simple questions.

The country with the highest longevity in the world

Monaco  – 
The World Health Organization (WHO
) found that the average life expectancy 
in Monaco is 87.2 years.

The most stressed-out country in the world

Nigeria –
 When considering the low GDP,
 income inequality, murder rates, political corruption
 and unemployment rate,
 it’s easy to see why Nigerians
 are the most stressed people on earth

The most relaxed country in the world
 Norway – 
The exact opposite of Nigeria,
 Norway enjoys the most security, equality, 
earning power and education levels in the world.

The country with the highest IQ in the world

Honk Kong – 
The average IQ score in Hong Kong is 107 points.

thanks Ron H


Movie Wedding Super Vows

Film List (In Order Of Appearance):

A Night At The Roxbury
Wedding Crashers
Bride Wars
The Philadelphia Story
My Best Friend’s Wedding
It Happened One Night
Coming To America
Sixteen Candles
Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
The Hangover Part II
Prelude To A Kiss
Spiderman 2
Runaway Bride
American Wedding
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Muriel’s Wedding
Four Weddings And A Funeral
Meet The Fockers
Father Of The Bride
Made Of Honor
The Princess Bride
(A Night At The Roxbury)
Saving Silverman
The Graduate
Wayne’s World
Harold And Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
The Lonely Guy
The Baxter
(Saying Silverman)
Sweet Home Alabama
(Made Of Honor)
(The Graduate)
That’s My Boy
Corpse Bride
(Bride Wars)
(Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer)
(Saving Silverman)
(That’s My Boy)
Monsters Vs. Aliens
(Wedding Crashers)
(Harold And Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay)
Robin Hood: Men In Tights
(Muriel’s Wedding)
What About Bob?
Napoleon Dynamite
The African Queen
Intolerable Cruelty
Flash Gordon
She’s Having A Baby
Independence Day
(Robin Hood: Men In Tights)
(What About Bob?)
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
Bachelor Party
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
(Runaway Bride)
(Seven Brides For Seven Brothers)
Mamma Mia!
(Intolerable Cruelty)
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Raising Arizona
The Five Year Engagement



Jingle Bells


Real life Ghost Stories


The Big Bang Theory 
Flash Mob (Uptown Funk)


Odds and Ends



Stare at this circle long enough,
 and you'll see it turn red 

my lunch!!


Jonah Lomu's former teammates 
and Fans perform emotional final haka


Selection of facts


André Rieu - And The Waltz Goes On 
(composed by: Anthony Hopkins)


this weeks signs


This brings back fond memories
Two of the worlds greatest comedians
Red Skelton And Jerry Lewis


People who didn't set a good example


Reese Witherspoon had been the last remaining America’s Sweetheart 
(after the fall of Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus more recently)
 but that changed after a video surfaced of the actress
 challenging a police officer who had pulled her 
and her husband over on suspicion of driving under the influence.
 What made things even worse is that she even tried the 
“Don’t you know who I am?” card.
 She was arrested anyways.

Tiger Woods used to be a sports icon and what appeared to be a true family man. 
However, he turned out to be an adulterer 
who didn’t respect his wife and ruined his family
 over his sex addiction and lies.


Nature Is Speaking
 Kevin Spacey is The Rainforest


Phils Philosophy


Sandee said...

People are awesome. Yes they are. Perfect timing. Wow.

Loved the Australian Christmas tree. Okay I loved all the Christmas trees.

Time. Excellent. Time to come home indeed.

Loved all the cartoons.

Little Drummer Boy. A new twist. Like this.

Oh the wildlife photographers. That was very cool.

That everlasting juicer was amazing. I love this guy.

Those funny animals are funny.

The dolphin encounter. That was adorable. Such fun.

Loved all the things about Canada. Many I didn't know, but the cold part I knew.

The rest of the countries were fun too.

Your world. Very interesting things.

Movie Wedding Super vows. Cool.

Loved the Jingle Bells. Too cute.

Loved the real life ghosts stories. Creepy!

Love Flash Mobs. Way, way cool.

This universe is made of protons, neutrons, electrons and morons. Bwahahahahahahahaha. Yes it is.

That final haka for Jonah Lomu was awesome.

I always enjoy the facts each week. My history lesson.

I love Andre Rieu. Awesome.

This weeks signs are always fun.

Red Skelton and Jerry Lewis. Classic.

All those scandals. I remember every one of them too.

Love Kevin Spacey. Great video.

I love your Don't Like poster. Spot on.

Another fine week Phil.

Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺

Anonymous said...

Awesome issue! I especially like the dog photos and the ghost stories. -xo Tracy

Anonymous said...

Hi Phil, Just love the variety of Christmas trees.

The Video of the sad and lonely old guy is terrible - - terrible because he had to

fake his funeral only to get his Family together for Christmas, only hope I never

have to take such a step - - hope this Video makes People, who behave like that

think twice - - we only live once.

I would give almost anything to be in the shoes of the wildlife photographer.

The carbonaro effect - - People can be so easily fooled - heee heee!!!

My Little Havaneser doggy would gladly join that mud covered hound who

found the ball.

The Colors of the Eucalyptus trees and the sandstones in China - absolutely


Unusual places in the world... super - - although I live in Switzerland,, we'll be

spending Christmas in the Blackforest Germany. The German hospitality is

one in a Million!!

Looking at that pic of Obama and Putin - it makes me wonder, what are those guys really plotting - :-) :-)

Then there's the Video of Andre Rieu the famous Austrian musician - the

guy may be highly popular at this end of Europe (sorry no fave of mine,

(sorry again, they funny People them Austrians) BUT then this superb

actor Denis Hopkins composes that wonderful Piece of Music - - I really

really think that is a masterpiece!!!

Thank you so much Phil for all the interesting and funny stuff you post.

YES . . . to understand People is truly like smelling the Colors.

I couldn't have said it better.

Take great care Phil and have a super week.

Best regards from me here behind the snowy Alps.


Anonymous said...

Good morning dear Blogger friend - - - I must correct myself. Andre Rieu is Dutch and not Austrian. :-) :-)
Have a great Weekend Phil
Celeste behind the snowy Alps