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Nanu Nanu, vultures

What is it with those media? A great man has died, and immediately they jump Mr. Robin Williams’ memory like famished vultures on a funeral spree. Yes! Let’s dive in and drag up all we can find. Hello? The dear man is dead?! I don’t care about his private affairs, about the troubles in his life. What good does it do when we all know exactly what he did or didn’t use. It is just none of our business.

Better take a look at what he has accomplished in: 

  • 2015: Absolutely Anything (post-production) | Dennis the Dog (voice)
  • 2014: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (post-production) | Teddy Roosevelt
  • 2014: Merry Friggin’ Christmas (post-production) | Mitch
  • 2014: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn | Henry Altmann
  • 2014: Boulevard | Nolan Mack
  • 2013: Robin Williams in Multiple Exposures (Short)
  • 2013: The Face of Love | Roger
  • 2013: Lee Daniels’ The Butler | Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 2013: The Big Wedding | Father Moinighan
  • 2011: Happy Feet 2 | Ramon / Lovelace (voice)
  • 2009: Old Dogs | Dan
  • 2009: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian | Teddy Roosevelt
  • 2009: World’s Greatest Dad | Lance
  • 2009: Shrink | Holden
  • 2007: August Rush | Maxwell ‘Wizard’ Wallace
  • 2007: License to Wed | Reverend Frank
  • 2006: Night at the Museum | Teddy Roosevelt
  • 2006: Happy Feet | Ramon / Lovelace (voice)
  • 2006: Man of the Year | Tom Dobbs
  • 2006: Everyone’s Hero | Napoleon Cross (voice, uncredited)
  • 2006: RV | Bob Munro
  • 2006: The Night Listener | Gabriel Noone
  • 2005: The Big White | Paul Barnell
  • 2005: Robots | Fender (voice)
  • 2004: Noel | Charlie Boyd / The Priest (uncredited)
  • 2004: House of D | Pappass
  • 2004: The Final Cut | Alan Hakman
  • 2002: Insomnia | Walter Finch
  • 2002: Death to Smoochy | Rainbow Randolph
  • 2002: One Hour Photo | Seymour Parrish
  • 2001: A.I. Artificial Intelligence | Dr. Know (voice)
  • 1999: Bicentennial Man | Andrew Martin
  • 1999: Jakob the Liar | Jakob
  • 1998: Patch Adams | Patch Adams
  • 1998: What Dreams May Come | Chris Nielsen
  • 1997: Good Will Hunting | Sean Maguire
  • 1997: Flubber | Professor Philip Brainard
  • 1997: Deconstructing Harry | Mel
  • 1997: Fathers’ Day | Dale Putley
  • 1996: Hamlet | Osric
  • 1996: The Secret Agent | Assassin (uncredited)
  • 1996: Jack | Jack Powell
  • 1996: The Birdcage | Armand Goldman
  • 1995: Jumanji | Alan Parrish
  • 1995: To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar | John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (uncredited)
  • 1995: Nine Months | Dr. Kosevich
  • 1994: Being Human | Hector
  • 1993: Mrs. Doubtfire | Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire
  • 1992: Toys | Leslie Zevo
  • 1992: Aladdin | Genie / Merchant (voice)
  • 1992: From Time to Time (Short) | Timekeeper (voice)
  • 1992: FernGully: The Last Rainforest | Batty Koda (voice)
  • 1991: Hook | Peter Banning
  • 1991: The Fisher King | Parry
  • 1991: Shakes the Clown | Mime Class Instructor (as Marty Fromage)
  • 1991: Dead Again | Doctor Cozy Carlisle
  • 1990: Awakenings | Dr. Malcolm Sayer
  • 1990: Cadillac Man | Joey O’Brien
  • 1989: Dead Poets Society | John Keating
  • 1988: Portrait of a White Marriage | Air Conditioning Salesman (uncredited)
  • 1988: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen | King of the Moon (as Ray D. Tutto)
  • 1987: Good Morning, Vietnam | Adrian Cronauer
  • 1986: Seize the Day | Tommy Wilhelm
  • 1986: Club Paradise | Jack Moniker
  • 1986 The Best of Times | Jack Dundee
  • 1984: Moscow on the Hudson | Vladimir Ivanoff
  • 1983: The Survivors | Donald Quinelle
  • 1982: The World According to Garp | Garp
  • 1980: Popeye | Popeye
  • 1977: Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses? | Lawyer / Man with Tooth Ache

Source: IMDB

Robin left bits and parts of himself, a gift from him to us all. Impressive and unique. I care about the person he was, the wealth of feelings and emotions he gave to us by pouring all he had in his characters. He gave away so much of his emotions and happiness. Perhaps too much. Leave him and his legacy alone and honor him for who he was. A great man, actor, husband, father, friend, son and so much more. Please.

Mr. Robin Williams, rest in peace.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – LEGO style

This little animation is so well made, I wanted to share it with you all.

Watch the trailer of The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug, LEGO-style


Posted in Animals, Art, Humour, Movies, Personal

Mirror Mirror

My Saturday in Six Words:


The newest film of Simon’s Cat, Mirror Mirror. For all cat lovers, and for those who might be one. 🙂

Though I try to avoid mirrors at the moment. After another night from hell there are black valleys of exhaustion under my eyes, and my lungs are dangling over my shoulders. Either the changing of seasons is troubling my trachea, or the thousands of people at the Roger Waters concert last Sunday have been aiming yukkie stuff at me. This never abating coughing keeps me awake – perhaps even the whole house and neighborhood, I have to check on that – causes my head to pound (or again it might be an after effect of The Wall drums) and makes me feel (and look) like a limp dishcloth.

So please excuse me, while I watch Simon’s Cat another twenty times. 😉 Have a healthy Saturday x


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Posted in Animals, Inspiration, Movies

Equestrian Dance

Leading rolls: Clémence Faivre and Gotan.

Such beauty and grace. Plus hard but inspiring work, always in trust.

Clémence Faivre

Clémence was born on 31 December 1981 in Argenteuil, France. She grew up in Gouvieux, north of Paris. Her father offered her her first horse Forrest at the age of twelve. Passionate about riding and the world of show business, and having acquired her high school diploma, she enrolls in 2000 in the prestigious Florent School of Dramatic Arts in Paris to become an actress. To learn English, she leaves In 2003 for a one year Australian adventure.


In 2004 she meets stuntman Mario Luraschi, and joins his team Les Cascadeurs de Paris. She learns trick riding and she plays stunt-double rolls for renowned actresses in a number of French films and in the British series Merlin.

Additionally, in 2005, she participates in the World Cup in Dubai and the phenomenal performance of Ben Hur at the French National Stadium in 2006. Clémence decides to leave for Spain in 2007 and settles in Seville. She spends every Wednesday at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation in Jerez, and perfects herself alongside the Athens Olympic Bronze Medalist, Rafael Soto. She participates in many shows with Alvaro Domecq, the founder of the school in Jerez.

Clémence is awarded with the leading role in the greatest European Medieval Horse Show, produced by Mario Luraschi and performed in Kaltenberg in Germany. On her return, she has a chance encounter with Gotan… and it is love at first sight! He turns out to be totally exceptional, and together they give their first individual performance of Haute Ecole in Freedom at Saintes-Maries de la Mer in 2010.

The young horsewoman is a formidable rising star in equestrian art and performances.

Clémence Faivre and the magnificent Gotan!


And for the ones who, like me, can’t get enough of the beauty of horses, a bonus:



Posted in Humour, Movies

Eleven – for the fiftieth time

My life is a roller coaster at the moment, sweeping me along on a wild and fascinating busy ride. And it’s hard to stand still and breathe when you’re whooping full speed through the bends and bumps.

So I wanted to share this video, that never ever lets me down when I need to relax. In fact, it always cheers me UP. Towards the eleventh floor. And believe me, when you have seen this, the word eleven will never be the same again.

Watch. You will NOT regret it, I solemnly promise. And though I have shared this same video two years ago, I hope you will like to see it again.

Posted in Art, Movies, Music

A must-see

No words this time, you will have to make up your own…

Posted in Movies, Music, News, Photo, Six Word Saturday

Doe Maar in Concert

My Saturday in six words:


130216 DoeMaar

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Doe Maar was a Dutch ska band with punk and reggae influences. Their career ran from 1978 to 1984 and they were one of the most successful pop bands in Dutch history. Doe Maar translates as Go Ahead or Just do it.

Yesterday they had their last reunion ever, playing at Tilburg in the Netherlands. And what a show it was! They played for hours. They played all of their hits – which were a LOT. And we all sang and danced along.

Watch and listen to Belle Hélène:

Is Dit Alles (Is this everything?):

Both singers are 64 years old!

Doe Maar – you are, were and will always be terrific.


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Posted in Animals, Art, Humour, Movies

Simon’s Cat

Have you ever met Simon’s Cat? If you haven’t, then skip the text and first watch the short film at the end of this post. If you already know this little charming, yet mischievous creature, then first read the also first watch the film 😉

Simon’s cat made his first appearance online in a film called ‘Cat Man Do‘. It is created by Simon Tofield, an English animator who has a great interest in British wildlife, painting, the great outdoors and of course cats. Tofield started animating at a very young age. Inspired by cartoons on TV, he used to create basic flip-books in an attempt to emulate the techniques he saw being used on screen.

And he has living study materials at home:


Do you recognize the crazy things felines do to get attention? And food?! Enjoy the silliness of Simon’s cat – hilarious little movies that make me grin, at times even laugh out loud.



Other animations – and I know you will want to see more – can be found here.

Posted in Books, Border hopping, Ireland, Movies, Music, Personal, Photo

People of Dublin

A lot of famous people origin from Dublin. Just think of:


  • George Bernard Shaw – playwright
  • Bram Stoker – novelist
  • Oscar Wilde – playwright, author, poet
  • Bono – lead singer with U2 and campaigner on world debt
  • Chris De Burgh – Musician
  • The Dubliners – folk and ballad group (Luke Kelly, Ronnie Drew, Barnie McKenna, John Sheahan)
  • Colin Farrell – actor
  • Bob Geldof – The Boomtown Rats lead singer and Live Aid organiser
  • Ronan Keating – singer
  • Sinéad O’Connor – singer
  • Maureen O’Hara – actress

each more talented than the other. Here’s a complete list, perhaps you will recognize more. I have heard of these people, know their music, their books, but I do not know them.  What I do know though, is that Dubliners are friendly, merry and very helpful.

My partner and I were studying our city map, trying to decide which road to take to get to our hotel. A guy who was passing us immediately stepped up and asked if he could help. Then a car stopped at the side of the road, an older gentleman got out, walked over and asked the same question. When he saw we knew where to go, he handed me his own map of Dublin, saying that it was much better than the one we were using, and simply walked away again… but not before catching a kiss I blew him. He grinned and drove off. How cool is that?

Hotel, restaurants, pubs, even shops, everyone was so very kind that that alone made me fall in love with this city. I saw so many interesting persons, but didn’t want to intrude on their privacy by taking a photo. I did manage to catch some of them though, so here is my tribute to the People of Dublin:

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