Jan 15th 2011 3:12AM "No Man is an Island." But thank God an island is -- quiet, serene, away.
Jan 11th 2011 1:42PM Just an adorable li'l film (I spell "little" that way 'cause it's the first name of my male cat, Li'l Bit). It's great seeing cats doing what cats do, shown from cat-height. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Sep 13th 2010 2:30AM You said the Maybach's pictured in the Gallery were updated for 2011.
Feb 23rd 2010 3:07PM Pardon me for being an iconoclast, but I rarely have swooned at the sight of most Porsches. Most definitely, I am NOT talking quality here -- no one can deny that with Porsche. I am talking "looks." Most Porsches just don't appeal to my aesthetic. But with the Panamera from the start it was love -- it is, to me, a beautiful and elegant car. Funny thing: I have friends who love Porsches who -- like some commentators here -- cannot abide the Panamera. I'm the guy who likes the sumptious but "quiet" Rolls, not the pregnant overstated lima bean called a modern Maybach. I love the clean lines of real Jaguars. The Panamera is -- again, to me -- the first truly beautiful Porsche. And please note: I am not even considering here other truly beautiul marques, such as Masseratti and Ferrari or the classic Bugattis or Talbots or Mercedes old and new (I hope the spellings there are accurate).
Sep 3rd 2008 5:14AM In the Luxist item on the drop in value of Buckingham Palace, one picture shows members of the Foot Guards wearing bearskin hats. The picture is captioned, however: "Beefeaters." These guards are most definitely NOT Beefeaters, who are the ceremonial guards usually seen at the Tower of London, where they function as tour guides.. The Beefeaters were a blue uniform with red piping, the design very similar to that of the true Yeomen of the Guard, who are armed with pikes (spears with an axe-head); on formal occasion, the Yeomen of the Guard -- who date to 1485 -- wear a red-andyellow uniform from the time of Henry VII, who created the regiment. But the guards in the picture on Luxist are members of one of the regiments of Foot Guards, most of whom carry semi-automatic rifles with bayonets. These Foot Guards -- members of five regiments: Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards Welsh Guards andIrish Guards -- all wear the bearskin hat; their uniforms have slightly varying markings such as plumes of different colors worn on different sides of the bearskin, and the placement of and markings on the buttons down the center of the red tunic. In addition to the Foot Guards are the the Household Cavalry, of two regiments: the Life Guards -- the mounted guards with bright steels breastplates over red tunics, and white britches long white plumes standing atop their bright steel helmets; and the Blues and Royals, who wear blue tunics, and have red plumes. They also wears the bright steel breastplate and helmet. At one time, there were more regiments, but they were merged over the years. One the monarch's official birthday, there is a full Trooping of the Guard -- all five Foot Guard and both mounted Guards.