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Random: “To plank, or not to plank: that is the question…”

17 May
2011

Yep…I bet that Hamlet did ponder this question too.

Before you go getting yourself confused, here is a super-brief explanation of what ‘planking’ is.

Actually, first off, this is what it is NOT like.

Lesson A) It is NOT like doing the ol’ “Light as a feather, stiff as a board’ concept seen in witchcraft movies like The Craft:

‘Light as a feather, stiff as a board’ – NOT planking

Lesson B) It is also NOT like my family cat, Pedro, who got it wrong straight away by being on his backside. Good try Pedro.

The cat Pedro trying to plank...unsuccessfully

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Destino – Salvador Dalí

19 Apr
2011

I don’t think that I am one of those people…by that I refer to those who believe in the power of the stars and planets in how they affect their everyday circumstances whilst generalising the virtues and shortcomings of a person’s character based on their date of birth. Horoscopes have depicted me to be some darn Ram-like lookin’ creature, supposedly suggesting I’m headstrong and horny (as in having horns, der). Had I been one of those people then yeah…I might have attributed the past week’s events to the stars. Alas, I do not.

The past week has been quite fortuitous and overall very positive. All this goodness (of which I will eventually reveal with time) has come down to hard work, persistence and I suppose a sprinkling of gut-feeling. The good-vibe feeling has led me to post my favourite short film; a collaborative work between Walt Disney and the enigmatic Salvador Dalí. I came across this film when his work was showcased as part of the Salvador Dalí exhibition at the National Gallery Victoria a couple of years ago. It goes for a mere six minutes. For me it was the combination of the beautiful voice and words to the song ‘Destino’ written by Mexican songwriter Armando Dominguez and performed by Dora Luz along with the fascinating artistry of Mr Dalí and the overall typically Disney thread of the film that had me enamoured.

Put simply, it makes me smile.

It is called Destino.

Please enjoy.

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