Hallandale Beach Blog - A common sense public policy overview offering a critical perspective on the current events, politics, govt., public policy, sports scene and pop culture of the U.S., South Florida and Europe, especially the UK and Sweden.
In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Photo in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A, September 2008; March 2018 photo below of North Beach, looking left-to-right, looking north, HYDE Condominium, Etaru Japanese Robatayaki restaurant, and Hollywood Beach in the distance, with umbrellas. All photos by me, © Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Amusing video worth a look: Are Animals by AU by Honest Directors

Are Animals by AU from Honest Directors on Vimeo.


Are Animals by AU by Honest Directors
Be sure to read the creator's explanatory notes at http://vimeo.com/15885491


And now for something completely different...

Last month, per a savvy head's up by a friend living over in Sussex -Pixie Lott's home territory don't you know, where the kids just plain love her to death- someone who's constantly chiding me for NOT posting some of the hours of original video I have recorded over the past year onto this blog and my YouTube page, I went to Vimeo http://vimeo.com/and checked out this interesting video for myself.

I meant to post it over the Halloween weekend, but like many good ideas I've had the past year, it was still in limbo in Blogger Draft, one of the updated Gates of Hell according to Dante's Divine Comedy, which I originally read in Henry Greenfield's AP English class my junior year at NMB HS. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_Comedy


I spent some time last night after the topsy-turvy Eagles victory over the NY Football Giants and went thru some old Drafts I had trapped hovering between life and death, to see if there were still some things there worth salvaging, mostly due to timeliness.

Well, sad to say, some pretty good things I wrote on the local, county and state election campaigns bit the dust, but a few things emerged unscathed, and I hope to bring those to you before the end of they year, with updated insight and anecdotes.

One of the things I salvaged was this video, titled,
Are Animals by AU by Honest Directors.

This carnival scene in the video made me think of the fabulous Greek Festival held out out in a field in Glenview when I lived in the Evanston/Wilmette/Chicago area during the mid-1980's, where my friends and I would usually head out there after seeing a movie mid-Saturday afternoon, and then spend all evening eating and walking around with delicious smells all around us.

It was a real family scene yet was also great fun for us twenty-somethings, and far from anything I ever went to growing-up down here in South Florida, where the heat and sun takes its toll on even the best-planned events.
And the many, many good-looking Greek girls were an added bonus.
It was heavenly!

By the time we eventually got back to our car hours later, we felt so full and exhausted that we felt like going to sleep in the car and not heading back to Evanston or Wilmette.
I really miss that sort of Midwestern normality.

Speaking of Greek food, here's a free plug for Thira, the Greek restaurant just two blocks north of Hallandale Beach City Hall.
http://www.thirarestaurant.com/
http://www.thirarestaurant.com/New_Gallery_Picts/DSCN0767.jpg

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#HollywoodFL based photographer/entrepreneur Esther Chuang

#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy
Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of now-closed ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016 Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. To the right is the world famous beach of Ipanema and to the left is the equally famous beach of Copacabana. In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio looks like, up close, plus the Amazon area of Brazil that Esther grew up near in Manaus, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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A floresta Amazônica tem um papel fundamental no equilíbrio do clima na Terra e, portanto, na vida de cada um de nós. Nos últimos anos a proteção diminuiu e o desmatamento aumentou drasticamente. E o que já era ruim, pode ficar ainda pior. Se as medidas que o governo vem tomando não forem vetadas, nosso futuro estará ameaçado. Diga NÃO à diminuição da proteção da Floresta do Jamanxim! Diga NÃO à exploração de minério no coração da floresta! #TodosPelaAmazônia #342Amazonia #TodosPelaAmazonia Assine a petição: link na bio. ������✨���� The Amazon Rainforest plays a key role in balancing the climate on the Earth and therefore in each of our lives. In recent years, protection has decreased and deforestation has increased sharply. And what was already bad can get even worse. If the measures that the government has been taking are not vetoed, our future will be threatened. Say NO to the reduction of the Jamanxim Forest´s protection! Say NO to ore mining in the heart of the Forest! #togetherfortheAmazon

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