Monday, April 30, 2018

The Script - Superheroes

For my SL sis. Because she is having such a hard time.

Yeah, You could be the greatest
You can be the best
You can be the King Kong banging on your chest


You could beat the world
You could beat the war
You could talk to God, go banging on his door


You can throw your hands up
You can beat the clock
You can move a mountain
You can break rocks
You can be a master
Don't wait for luck
Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself


Standing in the hall of fame
And the world's gonna know your name
'Cause you burn with the brightest flame
And the world's gonna know your name
And you'll be on the walls of the hall of fame


You could go the distance
You could run the mile
You could walk straight through hell with a smile


You could be the hero
You could get the gold
Breaking all the records that thought, never could be broke


Do it for your people
Do it for your pride
How you ever gonna know if you never even try?


Do it for your country
Do it for you name
'Cause there's gonna be a day


When your, standing in the hall of fame
And the world's gonna know your name
'Cause you burn with the brightest flame
And the world's gonna know your name
And you'll be on the walls of the hall of fame


Be a champion, be a champion, be a champion, be a champion

On the walls of the hall of fame

Be students, be teachers
Be politicians, be preachers


Be believers, be leaders
Be astronauts Be champions

Be truth seekers

Be students, be teachers
Be politicians, be preachers


Be believers, be leaders
Be astronauts, be champions


Standing in the hall of fame
And the world's gonna know your name
'Cause you burn with the brightest flame
And the world's gonna know your name
And you'll be on the walls of the hall of fame


You could be the greatest, you can be the best
(You can be a champion)You can be the King Kong banging on your chest
You could beat the world (you can be a champion)
You could beat the war (you can be a champion)
You could talk to God, go banging on his door (you can be a champion)


You can throw your hands up (you can be a champion)
You can beat the clock (you can be a champion)
You can move a mountain (you can be a champion)

You can break rocks (you can be a champion)

You can be a master (you can be a champion)
Don't wait for luck (you can be a champion)
Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself (you can be a champion)
Standing in the hall of fame (you can be a champion)

Friday, April 27, 2018

MONSTER PARTY at T.R.A.C.S

T.R.A.C.S at Timothy Plaza on River Island

Monster Mash

Loch Ness Monster

In Scottish folklore, the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie, is an aquatic being which reputedly inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, and is often described as being large in size, with a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature has varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with a few disputed photographs and sonar readings.
The creature commonly appears in Western media where it manifests in a variety of ways. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a phenomenon without biological basis, explaining sightings as hoaxes, wishful thinking, and the misidentification of mundane objects.

"Surgeon's photograph" (1934)
The "surgeon's photograph" is reportedly the first photo of the creature's head and neck. Supposedly taken by Robert Kenneth Wilson, a London gynaecologist, it was published in the Daily Mail on 21 April 1934. Wilson's refusal to have his name associated with it led to it being known as the "surgeon's photograph". According to Wilson, he was looking at the loch when he saw the monster, grabbed his camera and snapped four photos. Only two exposures came out clearly; the first reportedly shows a small head and back, and the second shows a similar head in a diving position. The first photo became well-known, and the second attracted little publicity because of its blurriness.

Although for a number of years the photo was considered evidence of the monster, sceptics dismissed it as driftwood, an elephant, an otter, or a bird. The photo's scale was controversial; it is often shown cropped (making the creature seem large and the ripples like waves), while the uncropped shot shows the other end of the loch and the monster in the centre. The ripples in the photo were found to fit the size and pattern of small ripples, unlike large waves photographed up close. Analysis of the original image fostered further doubt. In 1993, the makers of the Discovery Communications documentary Loch Ness Discovered analysed the uncropped image and found a white object visible in every version of the photo (implying that it was on the negative). It was believed to be the cause of the ripples, as if the object was being towed, although the possibility of a blemish on the negative could not be ruled out. An analysis of the full photograph indicated that the object was small, about 60 to 90 cm (2 to 3 ft) long.

Since 1994, most agree that the photo was an elaborate hoax. It had been accused of being a fake in a 7 December 1975 Sunday Telegraph article which fell into obscurity. Details of how the photo was taken were published in the 1999 book, Nessie – the Surgeon's Photograph Exposed, which contains a facsimile of the 1975 Sunday Telegraph article. The creature was reportedly a toy submarine built by Christian Spurling, the son-in-law of Marmaduke Wetherell. Wetherell had been publicly ridiculed by his employer, the Daily Mail, after he found "Nessie footprints" which turned out to be a hoax. To get revenge on the Mail, Wetherell perpetrated his hoax with co-conspirators Spurling (sculpture specialist), Ian Wetherell (his son, who bought the material for the fake), and Maurice Chambers (an insurance agent). The toy submarine was bought from F. W. Woolworths, and its head and neck were made from wood putty. After testing it in a local pond the group went to Loch Ness, where Ian Wetherell took the photos near the Altsaigh Tea House. When they heard a water bailiff approaching, Duke Wetherell sank the model with his foot and it is "presumably still somewhere in Loch Ness". Chambers gave the photographic plates to Wilson, a friend of his who enjoyed "a good practical joke". Wilson brought the plates to Ogston's, an Inverness chemist, and gave them to George Morrison for development. He sold the first photo to the Daily Mail, who then announced that the monster had been photographed.

Little is known of the second photo; it is often ignored by researchers, who believe its quality too poor and its differences from the first photo too great to warrant analysis. It shows a head similar to the first photo, with a more turbulent wave pattern and possibly taken at a different time and location in the loch. Some believe it to be an earlier, cruder attempt at a hoax, and others (including Roy Mackal and Maurice Burton) consider it a picture of a diving bird or otter which Wilson mistook for the monster. According to Morrison, when the plates were developed Wilson was uninterested in the second photo; he allowed Morrison to keep the negative, and the second photo was rediscovered years later. When asked about the second photo by the Ness Information Service Newsletter, Spurling " ... was vague, thought it might have been a piece of wood they were trying out as a monster, but [was] not sure."

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Todrick Hall

My SL sis loves Todrick Hall and Drag Queens and I want to share it with my Blog readers.
Todrick Hall (born April 4, 1985) is an American singer, actor, dancer, director, drag queen, choreographer, songwriter and YouTuber. He first gained attention on the ninth season of American Idol, where he made it to the semi-finals. He then became known as a YouTube personality and judge on RuPaul's Drag Race. He has released several albums and also appeared on television and on tour. From 2016 to 2017, Hall starred as Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway. Later in 2017, he began appearances as Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway.

I need to see your (Hey!)
I need to see your hands up
I need to see your (Hey!)
I need to see you get, get, get

Low-we-oh (Dance)
Low (Hey!)
Low-we-oh
Dance the house down, the house down, sick ‘em
(I need to see your) Low-we-oh (Dance)
(I need to see your hands up) Low (Hey!)
(I need to see your) Low-we-oh
Dance the house down, the house down, sick ‘em

She had just dropped in, dropped in from Kansas
Big eyes, big thighs with a smokin' canvas
Well, she ain't fly in on a bubble but
Waist thin, she a 10 with a bubble butt
She was all of that, so I hooked her up
With a rhinestone red bottom ruby pump
She can whip that thing like a cyclone
Hope you got slow motion on your iPhone
If ya got, cake, cake, cake for the gods
You can, take, take, take it to Oz
But on the way, she found a gay
She said, "Show me what you're working with"
He said, "Heeey!"
Click, click, click them heels for me
Make it rain them emerald bills for me
DJ, don't stop me
Let me pop that thing like a poppy

Oh baby, I wanna, I wanna dance, dance all night
And I wanna, I wanna get, get my life
And I'm gonna, I'm gonna get lost in the lights
Turn up, I'm the wizard I pronounce you to
Like somebody dropped a motherfuckin' house on you

Get low-we-oh (Dance)
Low (Hey!)
Low-we-oh
Dance the house down, the house down, sick ‘em
(I need to see your) Low-we-oh (Dance)
(I need to see your hands up) Low (Hey!)
(I need to see your) Low-we-oh
Dance the house down, the house down, sick ‘em

Mmm it's going down, timber
Never seen a tinman on Tinder
But he had that sex appeal
Swipe right ‘cause I knew he had buns of steel
So we hit that yellow brick boulevard
Threw a jungle party, they was goin' hard
Elephants twerkin', monkeys that fly
"Lions, tigers, bears oh my!"
Had to run, there's no place like mi casa
Met the king of the jungle looking like Mufasa
He said "Ooh gurl, my booty fat"
He turned around said "Clap, clap, clap"
He had cake, cake galore
When it shake like that make a kitty cat roar
You can look, but no touchin'
Now everybody get low like a munchkin

Oh baby, I wanna, I wanna dance, dance all night
And I wanna, I wanna get, get my life
And I'm gonna, I'm gonna get lost in the lights
Turn upside down like an hourglass
Like somebody made it rain, tryna melt that ass

Get low-we-oh (Dance)
Low (Hey!)
Low-we-oh
Dance the house down, the house down, sick ‘em
(I need to see your) Low-we-oh (Dance)
(I need to see your hands up) Low (Hey!)
(I need to see your) Low-we-oh
Dance the house down, the house down, sick ‘em

Y'all know what time it is
You better get up off that wall
Is the bus still running?
Todrick, where them monkeys at?
Whatcha gon' do when the house go boom
(Ay, better give me some elbow room
I slay the runway, hey)
Now bend over like you're on your broom
Is you a good witch or just a bad bitch?
(You ain't in Kansas
Come on now, let me see you get, you get)

Low-we-oh (Dance)
Low (Hey!)
Low-we-oh
Dance the house down, the house down, sick ‘em
(I need to see your) Low-we-oh (Dance)
(I need to see your hands up) Low (Hey!)
(I need to see your) Low-we-oh
Dance the house down, the house down, sick ‘em
Loww-we-oh (Dance)
Low (Hey!)
Low-we-oh
Dance the house down, the house down, sick ‘em
(I need to see your) Low-we-oh (Dance)
(I need to see your hands up) Low (Hey!)
(I need to see your) Low-we-oh

(I need to see you get) Low
Hall's music videos often feature extravagant production value not typically associated with artists outside major labels. Hall's videos often include bespoke costumes and urban fashion, elaborate sets, and extensive choreography, much of which is designed or created by Hall himself. He frequently directs his own videos as well. As part of his style, many of Hall's music videos include drag as a central component, either featuring Hall in drag himself or famous drag queens including RuPaul, Bob the Drag Queen, Willam Belli, and Alaska Thunderfuck, among others.
Hall's fans call themselves "Toddlerz".

OMG I'am a TODDLERZ


I've been waiting my whole life to say this
But I am in Oz Angeles
And this woman, she is going to be the one to change my life
At least, that's what she tells me
I've read that this business is filled with dark times
But right now, in this moment, my future's looking pretty bright

Travis is it? You have a really big...big personality haha

So glad you came to visit
Your talent is exquisite
Is it just me or is it getting hot in here?
The AC might be broken
Let's crack a window open
Then hold me close so you can whisper in my ear
Tell me all your dreams and fantasies
Pardon me, I have a tendency to talk a lot
Lay it all on me
You little sexy piece of chocolate

Well I don't know if I'm your body type
But just close your eyes, enjoy the ride
Won't you sway my waist from side to side?
Make me say, ayy papi, ayy papi
I know that it would be a shame if you blow
The chance to taste the fame if you want
All of Oz to know your name
Make me say, ayy papi, ayy papi, ayy

Wait don't...wait don't go
A little non-committal
Just meet me in the middle
Don't be afraid our little secret's safe in here
You got potential Trevor
It's Todrick
Whatever
Destiny's calling in, your future is so clear
I can almost see your name in lights
What a sight...my mind is spinning like a carousel
Trevor all I need is a little taste of caramel

Well I don't know if I'm your body type
But just close your eyes, enjoy the ride
Won't you sway my waist from side to side?
Make me say, ayy papi, ayy papi
I know that it would be a shame if you blow
The chance to taste the fame if you want
All of Oz to know your name
Make me say, ayy papi, ayy papi, ayy

Find myself in the strangest predicament
Her intentions could be innocent
But I don't know if I should go through with this
If I do, I risk saying yes
But what if it's a test?
It's a mess
You can rest assured the fate of my success would be less
But the question is if I should tell her no
Would I blow my big break?
Would it be a mistake?
For God's sake, she gotta know...
She's not my body type
And I know, what's wrong just can't be right
On the one hand you got one life
You should cut yourself some slack
You know once she's had the chocolate then she's never going back
Is she talking a big talk or is this how you play the game?
She says I got star potential, she can't even say my name
How many one-hit-wonders sit and wonder why we never knew of them?
You've never touched a boob in your whole life and she's got two of them
This road is full of choices, tough decisions, rough mistakes
Take the highroad or the easy street, the choice is yours to make

But I don't know if I'm your body type
I'm so close to all those Emerald lights
Won't you stay and lay with me tonight
Make me say, ayy papi, ayy papi
I know that it would be a shame if you blow
The chance to taste the fame if you want
All of Oz to know your name
Make me say, ayy papi, ayy papi, ayy
Well I don't know if I'm your body type
But just close your eyes, enjoy the ride
Won't you sway my waist from side to side?
Make me say, ayy papi, ayy papi
I know that it would be a shame if you blow
The chance to taste the fame if you want
All of Oz to know your name
Make me say, ayy papi, ayy papi, ayy

BRAZIL PARTY at T.R.A.C.S


The words Brazil and carnival seem to go hand in hand. The rhythms of samba and frevo can be heard throughout the year. If you’re looking for a good time after the sun sinks below the horizon you don’t need to wait for carnival season. Brazil is a champion at partying and a world-leader of nightlife at any time of the year. 

Here are the snapshots that Tim made.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

BRAZIL PARTY

T.R.A.C.S at Timothy Plaza on River Island

Tiradentes

Joaquim José da Silva Xavier; November 12, 1746 – April 21, 1792), known as Tiradentes (“Tooth Puller”), was a leading member of the Brazilian revolutionary movement known as the Inconfidência Mineira whose aim was full independence from the Portuguese colonial power and to create a Brazilian republic. When the plan was discovered, Tiradentes was arrested, tried and publicly hanged. Since the 19th century he has been considered a national hero of Brazil and patron of the Military Police.

Educated by his priest brother, Silva Xavier early became a voracious reader. Working as a physician, a merchant, a soldier, and a dentist (hence his nickname Tiradentes), he read widely in the French Philosophes and carried with him copies of the constitutions of the 13 original states of the United States. Sharing his ideas with other intellectuals in the captaincy of Minas Gerais, he advocated complete independence from Portugal. An attempt by Portuguese officials to collect back taxes touched off the call for the rebellion, called the Inconfidência Mineira, led by Tiradentes.
The uprising was a disaster, and Tiradentes was captured in Rio de Janeiro in April 1789. In a trial that lasted two years, he defended the republican cause with great dignity and force. He was the only conspirator to be sentenced to death; he was publicly hanged and then cut into pieces as an example to his fellow revolutionaries.

Independence
Brazil entered nationhood with considerably less strife and bloodshed than did the Spanish-speaking nations of the New World; however, the transition was not entirely peaceful. José Joaquim da Silva Xavier, popularly known as Tiradentes (“Tooth Puller”), instigated in 1789 the first rebellion against the Portuguese, who defeated his forces, executed him, and unwittingly made him a national hero in his martyrdom.

Dia de Tiradentes (Tiradentes Day)
April 21 is in Brazil a public holiday, it is the anniversary of considered the national martyr for being part of the Inconfidência Mineira, an insurgent movement that aimed to establish an independent Brazilian republic.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

TITANIC PARTY at T.R.A.C.S

 On the night of Sunday 14 April 1912, the sea was flat calm, the sky clear and moonless, and the temperature was dropping towards freezing. In such conditions, sea ice is very hard to spot. At 11.40pm the lookout sounded the alarm and telephoned the bridge saying "Iceberg, right ahead." The warning came too late to avoid the iceberg and Titanic struck it less than 40 seconds later.

And here are some snapshots of the party.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

TITANIC PARTY at T.R.A.C.S

T.R.A.C.S at Timothy Plaza on River Island

TITANIC

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.

At 11:40 p.m. (ship's time) on 14 April, lookout Frederick Fleet spotted an iceberg immediately ahead of Titanic and alerted the bridge. First Officer William Murdoch ordered the ship to be steered around the obstacle and the engines to be stopped, but it was too late; the starboard side of Titanic struck the iceberg, creating a series of holes below the waterline. The hull was not punctured by the iceberg, but rather dented such that the hull's seams buckled and separated, allowing water to seep in. Five of the ship's watertight compartments were breached. It soon became clear that the ship was doomed, as she could not survive more than four compartments being flooded. Titanic began sinking bow-first, with water spilling from compartment to compartment as her angle in the water became steeper.

The gymnasium on the Boat Deck, which was equipped with the latest exercise machines
Titanic was under the command of Edward Smith, who also went down with the ship. The ocean liner carried some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe who were seeking a new life in the United States. The first-class accommodation was designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and luxury, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. A high-powered radiotelegraph transmitter was available for sending passenger "marconigrams" and for the ship's operational use. Although Titanic had advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, Titanic only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people—about half the number on board, and one third of her total capacity—due to outdated maritime safety regulations. The ship carried 16 lifeboat davits which could lower three lifeboats each, for a total of 48 boats. However, Titanic carried only a total of 20 lifeboats, four of which were collapsible and proved hard to launch during the sinking.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018