Posts tagged “dictator

Star Wars – New Website

 fans, you’ll be forgiven if you haven’t checked out lately, especially in light of the fact that the entire nine-disc Star Wars saga released last week on Blu-Ray, sales of which have already topped a staggering $84 million. So if you haven’t been on the site lately, it might be worth a visit, as the online home of the space epic has been completely redone. The once text-heavy site has been replaced with more rich content, including a Star Wars encyclopedia, video teasers, games and the animated Cone Wars series

mastermind JAPAN – Ron Herman – Casio Exilim TR100 Pocket Camera

Casio has teamed up with retailer Ron Herman to create two exclusive make ups of Casio Exilim TR100 pocket camera. The camera features a 21mm lens, an angular pop-out handle, a 3-inch touch-screen display and ican record 12 megapixel HD videos. The collaborative effort includes an exclusive black mastermind JAPAN Casio Exilim TR100, in addition to a white Ron Herman model. Launching October 2011 in Japan.

Hyunday Cheats Death – Dutch Banned Commercial

One way to do that, according to this Dutch ad, is to drive a Hyundai Velostar. Or, more accurately, to be a backseat passenger. That’s because the model has three doors instead of four and the back row door opens on the driver’s side, Ad agency Fitzroy makes the point well. Maybe too well. The ad was supposedly banned most likely for being too graphic

China unveils World’s longest Sea Bridge

China has unveiled the world’s longest sea bridge, which stretches a massive 26.4 miles – five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and longer than a marathon.

The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge,  links the main urban area of Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas.

The road bridge, which took four years and cost a cool £5.5billion to build,  and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.

Sandstorms in Iraq

This is how a sandstorm looks like in Iraq, no wonder they have to shut down and video taken on 2 June 2011

Michael of Romania

145 years since King Carol I proclaimed himself as “king of Romanians,” King Michael has informed that beginning Tuesday he breaks all connection with the Royal House of Hohenzollern. In this way, he respects the 1921 decision of his ancestor, King Ferdinand I to give a national character to the Romanian Royal House, according to the Royalty press release on Tuesday.

TIME Magazine Cover – 1 Aug  1927

Following the recent decision, the Royal House will no longer be called The House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, but the Royal House of Romania. The members of the Royal Family will also give up all their titles given by the heads of the Hohenzollern royal family.

“In accordance with our grandfather’s wishes , the Royal Family will be entitled Of Romania, and beginning with May 10 they will no longer be entitled with the additional Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen House name”

The House of Hohenzollern is one of the most important dynasties in Europe. The Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen is a wing of the Hohenzollern dynasty. Kings Carol I (1881-1914), Ferdinand I of Romania (1912-1921), Mihai I (Michael) of Romania (1927-1930 and 1940-1947) and Carol II of Romania (1930- 1940)


That’s Prince William’s goddaughter, 3-year-old Grace van Cutsem, who was one of the official bridesmaids

the crowd of adoring fans got a little too noisy.

“I fear one day I’ll meet God, he’ll sneeze and I won’t know what to say.”

As far as i am concerned the only miracle is not that the light shows up every year but that the lighter never runs out of gas..

Grandfather’s Iskra Pocket Watch

As you can see in my previous post on the subject, just 2 days ago i realized what i had in my possession. As the watch isn’t working yet, I made same photos for a watchmaker who was kind enough  to help me with some details about it, now I’m waiting on his reply about the condition based on the photos.

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From the ”Russian Empire” to the ”Soviet Union”

I always knew.. from the moment when me and my brother developed the annoying habit of saying “For mother Russia” with a Bolshevik to say

My grandfather was for a couple of years an elected member of the ”Great National Assembly”, a.k.a the legislature  of the Romanian People’s Republic and the Socialist Republic Romania( in fact it had almost nothing to do with the definition, cause a dictator can make sure of that). As he passed away a few years ago me and my brother took the memorabilia from those days, including a pocket watch i knew nothing about.

Back to present times – today i was browsing on eBay, looking at some old Russian watches when i remembered about the pocket watch!. After retrieving the watch, saw it had only one name written on it and of course it was in Cyrillic alphabet…after the internet proofed useless, my mom remembered she is somewhat  ”familiar” with the former language of the  CCCP.

Iskra Pocket Watch

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Well well well…..

……guess it’s witness the fitness

when you have that much oil it's pretty sure they will come knocking

“I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator”


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