October 25, 2014

Surviving Gilligan's Island Documentary (2001).

I found this interesting documentary on the net last night and watched the lot and really enjoyed it.
You can watch the whole thing in the You Tube above...before YT take it down,that is.
If it goes down try to see it at Net Flicks (that's if they have it),or somewhere else,as if like me you grew up watching that show and loved it then I'm sure you'd like watching this movie.
It's called Surviving Gilligan's Island Documentary .
Gilligan's Island was one of my favourite TV shows growing up in the 60s and 70s and would often bring laughter into a home that really didn't have all that much to laugh about.
Even my subnormal brother would laugh at the slap-stick comedy in this show and couldn't wait to watch it every afternoon either.
I couldn't help noticing the time period this doco covered,from the assignation of JFK in the sixties to the events of 2001...and we know what happened in that year,as well.
 No man...or woman is an island on this planet,but increasingly it seems,we are becoming stranded on our own deserted islands in the midst of the seemingly hustle and bustle of modern day life.
 Anyway,watch this great little show if you liked GI ,and as a segway into the post I was working on (and will follow this post)...
"when life gives you coconuts,make coconut cream pie":-)  .
This badge below has nothing to do with me,I just found it in Google images,but linked it back to the person's Cafe press store, for people reading this post that might like to buy one from the store's owner.

Mary Ann's Coconut Cream Pies

October 22, 2014

The Passing of a Great Man: Gough Whitlam (11 July 1916 – 21 October 2014).

"Australia's 21st prime minister and a titan of the Australian Labor Party, 
Edward Gough Whitlam, has died, aged 98.
Mr Whitlam leaves a legacy of unprecedented and unmatched change in Australian politics."
Obituary: former prime minister Gough Whitlam dead at 98

My Highlight of the Byron Bay Writer's Festival 2014


It would have been ironic had Gough lived till 100,because every Australian gets a letter from the Queen of England when they reach that milestone.
 And of course it was the Queen through the Governor General who kicked Gough out of his Prime-minstership of Oz.

Brisbane Does Love its EKKA...and Starr's EKKA Paintings

 It's been a year of great men passing from a world they gave so much to so many people.


October 19, 2014

Giving the Middle Finger to the Fool's Ring.

I wrote a post a while back about throwing my wedding ring into the ocean at Byron Bay -
Love on the Rocks...A Fool's Journey ?
and replacing it with a "Prosperity Ring"  that I got from Israel over the internet and placing it on my middle left-hand finger.
At the time I was reading a book about rings that I had bought a few years back,second hand from Amazon,but had never gotten around to reading until my ring toss and started pondering the significance of rings.
The book is called,
Rings for the Finger
and was written by  George Frederick Kunz
(Kunz...sounds very close to the name I sometimes mutter under my breath to myself whenever the thought of my soon to be ex enters my mind ;-)
 It is an old book,but quite interesting with it's information on ring wearing customs.
But I was surprised that the middle finger of the left hand was considered to be 
"the finger for fools"  !?
I thought this was quite funny,since I was thinking what a fool I was for wearing a wedding ring on the traditional finger for wedding rings all these years.
But at the same time I thought it was neat that my
"Prosperity Ring" was now on the Fool's finger.
Ring Symbolism
Middle: The identity finger. The Saturn finger is associated with wisdom and dealing with responsibility and our role in life.  
(Saturn was the father of Jupiter.) 
This is the finger with the most strength and balance. Wearing a ring on this finger announces "I am" and governs the way we see ourselves, our potentials, and our limitations. It is an effort to enhance willpower with the support of total ego.

Saturn

(The Middle Finger)

The Balance Wheel, sense of right and wrong, the law, search for truth, propriety, self-analysis, secretiveness.
 Saturn has been called “the balance wheel” of the hand or the personality. It is here that we find the qualities relating to universal and human law and justice and our relationship to them. To emphasize the role of Saturn is to emphasize the sense of what is right and wrong, what is proper in any given situation. Other qualities related to Saturn are a certain tendency toward introspection. Saurn in its extreme can develop into a tendancy to secretiveness. Saturn  carried too far tends to be weighty, heavy and sad. My own palmistry teacher used to say that “everybody has more than enough of the qualities of Saturn.”  It would be rare that a person would want to bring greater emphasis to this particular aspect.
Symbolism, Significance and Meaning of Rings on the Five Fingers

 

Apart from the obvious hand gesture, the middle finger is your largest, boldest finger.
Rings worn on the middle finger are surprisingly uncommon — in part, that’s because it’s adjacent to the index finger, and anything bulky can be quite a hindrance to fine manual tasks. It’s best to keep things small and simple if you’re wearing them on your middle finger.
That said, a lot of first-time ring-wearers might feel more comfortable with the middle finger, purely because if feels so central, sturdy, and frankly, “manly.” If the idea of a pinky ring weirds you out, and you don’t want any confusion with wedding/engagement symbolism, the middle finger’s a safe default.
Because of its central location, the middle finger is held to symbolize balance and responsibility, and is associated with Saturn. Since Saturn’s metal is lead, simple gray metals like steel are common middle finger choices.
 Rings & Finger Symbolism | Which Finger Should You Wear a Ring On | Rings & Meanings
 I like the idea of being on "The Fool's Journey" of the Tarot,so I'm pleased to give the middle finger to the Fool's ring.
Makes it all the more symbolic to me,since the biggest fools in life are the ones that think they are not fools.
"The Ring is a traditional symbol of infinity or eternity, the transposition of the magickal circle into the real world of tangible, functional objects.
In a magical sense, wearing a ring binds you with power, with energy
."

Ring Symbolism