25 December 2011

The Social Poets: Merry Christmas to ALL! Christmas News Video Clips

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The Social Poets: Merry Christmas to ALL! Christmas News Video Clips: From Denny: Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season. Hope you enjoyed a tasty feast and stuffed yourselves silly. Just wait until the New Year for those calorie regrets. Enjoy your day and thank you for all your support this year! :)

Thought I'd put up a few cool Christmas video news clips of people who live the Christmas spirit of goodwill and giving to others.
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21 December 2011

Dennys: News Politics Comedy Science Arts & Food: Check Out Christmas Posts: Funny, Music, Cartoons, Quotes, Recipes, Poems, Stories


Dennys: News Politics Comedy Science Arts & Food: Check Out Christmas Posts: Funny, Music, Cartoons, Quotes, Recipes, Poems, Stories: From Denny:  Check out so many Christmas themed posts that you will pig out like it is a holiday feast.

I've been blogging for three years now and have found loads of Christmas music of all genres - and still adding.  Interesting food to enjoy along with Christmas humor to keep you laughing as well as munching through your busy holidays.

This year I'm adding more Christmas stories and poems, the classics.  Every year there are new recipes to try so the holiday food train just keeps on rolling!

20 December 2011

Dennys Funny Quotes: Funny Baby and Husky Dog Singing For The Camera




Dennys Funny Quotes: Funny Baby and Husky Dog Singing For The Camera: From Denny:  This will have you laughing so hard.  Be careful not to fall off the chair.  Check out the father's sock foot up on the wall and hear him snickering in the background while the mother films the funny episode.

The dog is a husky and is named Angel singing along with her human, a baby named Lexi.  Lexi is so young her tongue muscles have not caught up with her thoughts she is trying to express.  It's as if the dog understands her conversation that probably goes something like this:
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19 December 2011

The Social Poets: Official First Family White House Portrait for 2011: The Obamas

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The Social Poets: Official First Family White House Portrait for 2011: The Obamas: From Denny:  Here is the new Obama family portrait for 2011 for all those of you who have been searching for it by the thousands.  It was taken after attendance at Sunday church services.  The daughters sure are growing up fast - and beautiful!


Great portrait.  From a photographer's point of view I sure am glad this was a professional photographer who shot it.  How many times do you see folks place that background holly wreath like it's growing out of the president's head?  I've seen way too many wedding, birthday and graduation photos with that composition issue.  :)
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17 December 2011

Poems From A Spiritual Heart: Poem: The Owl Speaks


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Poems From A Spiritual Heart: Poem: The Owl Speaks: From Denny:  Do you ever wake a couple of hours before dawn, deep in thought, only to hear the sounds of Nature speaking to you just outside your window?  Do you ever stop and concentrate upon the messages speaking all around you?  This poem is one of those times...
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14 December 2011

The Soul Calendar: Total Lunar Eclipse Put On Intense Red Display, Photos: 10 Dec 2011




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LUNAR ECLIPSE: Five moons, a composite image of a lunar eclipse, showing the path of the moon into and then out of earth's shadow. (Telescope Image).   Source: Supplied




The Soul Calendar: Total Lunar Eclipse Put On Intense Red Display, Photos: 10 Dec 2011: From Denny: The 10 December 2011 total lunar eclipse was the last total lunar eclipse to be seen until April 2014. At least we can view a partial lunar eclipse on 4 June 2012. It was reported to be an intense red, putting on quite a show in the sky. In fact, the type of red color was considered a rare treat.

Of course, when I went out to view it here in south Louisiana all I got was a completely cloudy sky. It's time for me to move up to higher ground, like the mountains. The Gulf Coast just doesn't cut it for proper skygazing. :)

From atmospheric scientist and eclipse expert Richard Keen of the University of Colorado: "During the lunar eclipse, most of the light illuminating the moon passes through the stratosphere, where it is reddened by scattering. If the stratosphere is loaded with dust from volcanic eruptions, the eclipse will be dark. A clear stratosphere, on the other hand, produces a brighter eclipse."
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07 December 2011

Dennys Funny Quotes: Funny Holiday Ads: Crazy Target Lady Shopping Tips 4 - 6




Dennys Funny Quotes: Funny Holiday Ads: Crazy Target Lady Shopping Tips 4 - 6: From Denny: Crazy Lady keeps the laughs coming! She really does mock the Black Friday shopping spree that occurs every year once everyone has gulped down their Thanksgiving Day dinner.

The message from retailers? "Be thankful just long enough to finish your meal. Now get down to business and start emptying your wallets into our Big Business piggy banks."
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05 December 2011

The Social Poets: Check Out This Video: Worlds Fastest Flying Human

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The Social Poets: Check Out This Video: Worlds Fastest Flying Human: From Denny: Check out this Norwegian wingsuit flyer/paraglider as he leaps off a high cliff and soars a mile or so over the mountains near a river. He finally pulls his chute open to finish the last glide to land easily on the road where a car is waiting to take him home.

What a rush! He looked like a speeding bullet to the camera crew on the ground as he crested the mountain range. He just zoomed on past them, going maybe well over 130 mph? Turns out he was clocked at 250km/hour - which is 155 mph.

Norwegian Espen Fadnes thought this outdoor activity would be a fun experience for the weekend. He has donned his wingsuit and performed this crazy feat so many times he has earned the dubious honor of World's Fastest Flying Human. In fact, last year he jumped off the Swiss Alps in an international competition, taking home the win.
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02 December 2011

Dennys Photo Gallery: 20 Cute Child Portraits


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From Denny:  Check out the adorable child portraits I found on one of my "visual vacations" to rest my brain from mind-numbing blog maintenance tasks.  Most were taken by their parents and are quite clever in composition.

How do you narrow down the choices to just a few for a post?  Well, it wasn't easy, I can tell you that one for sure!  I'll probably do a few more of these child photography posts.

I love portraits and the human face that I'm always looking for creative ways to photograph.  This should give you some great ideas of how to photograph your new arrival, the sister's cute kids or just when you are out on photo safari in your neighborhood.

20 November 2011

Photo of the Day: Awesome Water and Sky


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Water photo by JamesD48 @ flickr

From Denny: Where our imagination would like to live...

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19 November 2011

Photo of the Day: Awesome Waterfall


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Waterfall photo by JamesD48 @ flickr

From Denny: A waterfall is an awesome sight in Nature. This photographer kicked it up a notch by doing a long exposure and you are left speechless at the incredible beauty of the sight.

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17 November 2011

Dennys: News Politics Comedy Science Arts & Food: Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 17 Nov 2011


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Dennys: News Politics Comedy Science Arts & Food: Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 17 Nov 2011: From Denny: Check out blog posts on photography, arts, food, news, politics, a huge amount of humor - especially the political pundits, poetry, astronomy, quotes, music, spiritual and just about anything else that catches my eclectic interest. Can you tell that 140 characters just doesn't work for me? :)

The last posts roundup I did was back in June and we sure are overdue like a long pregnancy. Be sure to bookmark this post as you will enjoy endless hours of laughing while you absorb some good information.

Most of the blog posts are at my flagship blog that spun off into the other 20, The Social Poets, where the news crashes into humor. I even manage to write a few in-depth news posts, slicing and dicing the BS that passes for truth these days on the airwaves.

And to think I do all this in my spare time... Hope you enjoy!

16 November 2011

Awesome Room Rentals From Queen Elizabeth II For Olympics

LONDON - APRIL 29: In this handout photo, issu...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeFrom Denny:  Just how far will it set you back to rent some of these glorious royal rooms in Buckingham Palace during the Olympic Games?  Rumor has it the Queen is asking $50,000 for the privilege.

Now there's a way to earn some cash to alleviate the burden of the royal salaries on the country's treasury.  This Queen is known for her frugality of turning off unnecessary lights around the palace.  Now she's got some marketing sense as well! :)

Some of the apartments that will be available for rent are the Throne Room, the Queen Anne Room and the Tapestry Room.  This is the first time any of these rooms have been made available to the public to rent.  Princes William and Harry have offices here.

The palace was built between 1531 and 1536.  It houses the usual suspects of family portraits dating back to King Henry VIII, historic tapestries and plenty of weapons displays to delight the tourists.

Speaking of the Queen's latest austerity program for the royals:  she recently sold off the royal yacht and the royal train.  After all, her utility bills for this monstrous but beautiful residence costs a good $2 million.  And you thought your energy bills were hard to pay.

15 November 2011

Dennys Funny Quotes: 37 Funny 2012 Election GOP Photos




Dennys Funny Quotes: 37 Funny 2012 Election GOP Photos: From Denny: What ever did we do before photoshop came along to skewer our presidential candidates? Life is never so much fun as it is now. The political artists among us had a wild time expressing their opinions about the GOP candidates this year.

And every one of these photos is based upon facts about the candidates. Which is more outrageous - the photos or the candidates? You decide. After all, it's Tuesday and we all need a good laugh to get us ready for the work week Hump Day of Wednesday, right?

Photo of the Day: Awesome Abstract Eiffel Tower



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This is one of the most creative and interesting versions of the travel photo of the iconic Eiffel Tower.  Well done capture featuring the reflection.

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14 November 2011

Photo of the Day: Still Time


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A lovely old watch still keeping time but do we still make time for those around us, especially the old?

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13 November 2011

06 November 2011

Dennys Funny Quotes: 16 Hilarious Photos, Signs to Keep You Wondering


Strange and Funny Warning Signs (29 pics)


Dennys Funny Quotes: 16 Hilarious Photos, Signs to Keep You Wondering: From Denny: From the witty to the absolutely stupid, check out these funny photos and outrageous signs. Yep, with the human race there is never a dull moment. I wonder when aliens land they will get our sense of humor. Can it be that we are the only ones in the universe with the ability to laugh?

What if the universe was peopled with dull people who never found anything funny? Look at it this way, Planet Earth will become the universal travel destination for cosmic tourists in need of a good laugh! Cosmic tourism, now that should help our global economy...
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02 November 2011

Dennys Funny Quotes: Too Funny: Watch Bird on Car Windshield Wiper

Bird on BirdImage by ~Sage~ via Flickr
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Dennys Funny Quotes: Too Funny: Watch Bird on Car Windshield Wiper: From Denny: Watch carefully and focus upon the tiny bird perched on the windshield wiper blade just above the steering wheel of the car. This crazy bird just - literally - rolls with it!

Like that old 1988 song by Steve Winwood called "Roll With It." Make sure to start the song before you watch the bird.
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31 October 2011

The Social Poets: Funny Late Nite Jokes: GOP Gaffer Rick Perry


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The Social Poets: Funny Late Nite Jokes: GOP Gaffer Rick Perry: From Denny: GOP 2012 candidate Rick Perry has been stepping on his tongue ever since he entered the race.

Considering how we here in Louisiana feel about the next door neighbor's bullying Texas culture, we Cajun types affectionately call "Shit Kickers," it could not have happened to a better politician.

After all, who has empathy for the guy who thought the BP Oil Spill was good event planning?
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Dennys Art Sanctuary: 3 Awesome Advanced Halloween Makeup YouTube Tutorials

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Dennys Art Sanctuary: 3 Awesome Advanced Halloween Makeup YouTube Tutorials: From Denny: Want to create your own fantasy Halloween makeup? Look no further as this one is awesome. She guides you through how to use spirit gum to attach the hair, concealer to zero out your eyebrows and blue eye shadow for your new skin color. For the spots she applies lash glue and then, after drying for about 30 minutes, she mixes up some black and blue lipstick to color the spots.

Check out how to create Neytiri Avatar and a sexy Vampire Princess too!

Dennys People Watching: 30 Campy Celebs Dress Up For Halloween

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum (Image via RottenTomatoes.com)Dennys People Watching: 30 Campy Celebs Dress Up For Halloween: From Denny: Check out what some of your funniest celebrities are wearing this Halloween!

Supermodel Heidi Klum should be crowned Queen of Halloween for her daring costumes that raise the threshold of the outrageous. (Though Martha Stewart is right up there, reigning supreme. Check out her latest Halloween look.)

Halloween is one of her favorite holidays to indulge in some campy fun. This year she was wheeled out on a gurney to the Halloween party - as a dead body. She even sports two Halloween costumes this year.
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15 October 2011

Dennys Photo Gallery: Awesome Quiet Landscapes by Adrians Art

From Denny:  This week, while on one of my spectacular "visual vacations," I discovered this awesome photographer over at flickr.  This photographer, Adrian Campfield, is based in the United Kingdom and has an incredible emotional connection to Nature's beauty.  The early sunrise and sunset landscape photography is breathtaking, exuding a wonderful sense of peace and tranquility.

The commentary under the photos are all from the photographer.  Be sure to visit this photographer's flickr pages by just clicking on the photograph!

Since he is a professional photographer you are in luck if you wish to purchase prints of any of these beauties, just click on over here:  Adrian's Art.  He is also a pastel, pencil and watercolor artist and includes examples of his work on the site.  This is an awesome body of work taken from 2007 - 2011.  (All Rights Reserved by this photographer with embed codes available for bloggers.)


Whitstable Sunrise


Whitstable Sunrise 

Taken at 5 am on Whitstable beach on the north Kent coastline a few summers ago! A long exposure of a few minutes!


14 October 2011

The Social Poets: News Links: Occupy Wall Street Protests 1 - 12 Oct 2011



The Social Poets: News Links: Occupy Wall Street Protests 1 - 12 Oct 2011: From Denny: Occupy Wall Street is finally getting the attention of mainstream media. Europe, the Middle East and Asia are as fascinated with the protest movement as are Americans. Wall Street and other Big Business concerns like Fox News have tried to trivialize the anger of America's majority but to no avail.

The protests are growing exponentially as more people from all different walks of life and age groups are lifting up their voices in protest against America's "bought government" and demanding reform from our highest politicians.

Check out how the media's awareness of the movement has evolved from first "why take them seriously" to "OMG! This is the real deal!" The protest first erupted in New York City in September. At the time the organizers planned to march for three weeks. Now that the movement has morphed and evolved, developing a life of its own, organizers threw that plan out of the window, planning to march indefinitely.
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13 October 2011

Dennys Funny Quotes: Funny Halloween Town Names in America

Scary PumpkinImage by solyanka via FlickrFrom Denny:  Want to scare your pants off with a new address?  Who knew that a town's name could be so creepy - just in time for Halloween.
Dennys Funny Quotes: Funny Halloween Town Names in America: From Denny: Want to scare your pants off with a new address? Who knew that a town's name could be so creepy - just in time for Halloween.
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12 October 2011

Dennys Funny Quotes: 50 Best: New Occupy Wall Street Protest Signs



Dennys Funny Quotes: 50 Best: New Occupy Wall Street Protest Signs: From Denny: As the Occupy Wall Street protests grow exponentially, enjoy some of their intelligent humor. The news could not be more true - or more entertaining - then when smart people take to the streets to protest our bought government. After viewing these signs it sure makes you want to run out and make your own and start a one-woman march on Wall Street - a real Kodak moment for the future grandkids...
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08 October 2011

The Social Poets: Jon Stewart Interviews Boomerang Author Michael Lewis About Global Big Banks Disaster



The Social Poets: Jon Stewart Interviews Boomerang Author Michael Lewis About Global Big Banks Disaster: From Denny: This author decided to go on a walkabout. Actually, Michael Lewis went on a financial disaster tour of several European countries: Iceland, Ireland, Greece and Germany.

He wanted to view the global financial disaster through the prism of each culture and what a view he got. (He is also the author of Moneyball that was recently made into a movie.)

In Iceland he discovered that up until seven years ago the only way to make money in Iceland was fishing. But, seven years ago," the men literally walked off the fishing boats and walked into the banks deciding to become currency traders in a matter of days."

07 October 2011

Dennys Funny Quotes: Funny Video: The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger

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Dennys Funny Quotes: Funny Video: The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger:

From Denny: Over 19 million people laughed off their chairs at the narration of this honey badger video. This is one fierce animal, so fierce it attacks cobra snakes head on and bites off their heads. Unbelievable.

Who needs the pesticide Snake Away when you can adopt a honey badger? Just keep your dogs and cats inside when this beast prowls the neighborhood.


What's more funny is how here in Louisiana one of our LSU Tigers got tagged with the name Honey Badger It Takes What It Wants: Tyrann Mathieu. They used to call him T-Rex for his prowess on the field even though he is small by football standards.

Like LSU Coach Les Miles says, "Never judge a person by their size but by the fight in them." Mathieu has been known to out jump those a good foot taller than him to catch the ball. Unbelievable. Yep, the Honey Badger rules on the LSU football field.
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