riley's random review

Hello friends. After this Monday’s post about the wine and ale my parents brought back from a trip to Devon, the most logical next step from a blogging perspective is to talk about the beer!

Now, although I’m a fairly well seasoned beer drinker, I could never write as successfully as the bloggers I wrote about here do. They are the ones with the talented palates, the ardour for ale, the lust for lager. Having said that, I know what I like, and I like this beer. Quite a cloudy ale (lots of silt at the bottom so has to be poured correctly), this copper coloured beer from Red Rock Brewery in Teignmouth is made with real pride, using locally sourced malt and hops. I think it had a slight aftertaste of peanut, though that could just be me. Maybe I’ve been eating too many Reese’s Cups recently.

Still, a…

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Buoyed by the success of our previous day’s mission where we managed to tick off not one but TWO sites of the 12 Scenic Sites of Ulsan, we continued the momentum on Sunday.  In our sights this time round, Gangdong Jujeon Black Pebbles Paved Seashore.  Pretty self explanatory but its always fun to check in with the Ulsan Tourism website and get their sales pitch:

“These small, ball-shaped pebbles, like eggs of a bird, offer a very different feel of the beach, compared to other beaches paved by sand.  Regular-sized pebbles pave the beach evenly.  Visitors often take off their shoes, and enjoy walking on the beach bare foot, since the pebbles work as finger-pressure therapy to their feet.

With the clean East Sea, black pebbles paving the beach and matching the white waves, many lovers and families enjoy the unforgettable scenery.”

Wow, we might feel inclined to…

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Ziarul Adevărul a publicat în PDF teza de doctorat a lui Victor Ponta.

Am aruncat de curiozitate o privire pe ea. Știu ce înseamnă un doctorat. Deși n-am o experiență îndelungată în predare și cercetare, mi-e clar că, dacă un student de-al meu din anul I mi-ar preda un referat întocmit pe modelul tezei de doctorat pregătite de V. Ponta, ar pica fără multe discuții.

Precum se știe, presa internațională și presa din România s-au concentrat pe chestiunea foarte evidentă a plagiatului. Totuși, dacă ne uităm pe teza lui Ponta observăm chestiuni de formă care ar fi trebuit să-i facă pe membrii comisie să o respingă numaidecât.

1. Prefața lui Adrian Năstase

E prima teză de doctorat în forma ei nepublicată în care văd o prefață scrisă de coordonator. Victor Ponta a scris în 2001 o lucrare (Scurt istoric al justiției penale internaționale) a cărei prefață a…

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Victoria Judy Photography

We had a huge dust storm and actual storm last night.  We got some much needed rain and some very pretty lightning.  My husband and I went outside together to try to capture some lightning.  We caught a bunch of cool shots.  I really liked this one because of the colors.  This shot is straight out of the camera, I didn’t do anything to it in Photoshop.

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This Sydney Life

Check out the fabulous work of Dutch photographer, Suzanne Jongmans. In her ‘Foam Sculptures’ series she uses costumes of caps and collars, inspired by 16th and 17th Century paintings, and made from packaging and insulation material that would otherwise be discarded.

I find them quite compelling…

You can check out more of Suzanne Jongman’s work here. She has another series which also reinterprets the old portraits of the 16th and 17th centuries, but instead of up-cycled foam, these include items from the 21st Century – an iPod, a tattoo, a plaster cast – to bring the portraits clearly into present day.

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