Sunday, 24 January 2016

Sara Punk Sampaio

Sara Sampaio is no strange to fashion campaigns, however, scarceley had we seen supermodel Sara Sampaio before in such attire as you are to see her here. Sara Sampaio stars this pictures for Spanish edition of Vogue dressed like a punkstar.

SARA SAMPAIO
Sara Sampaio
Sara Sampaio

Sara Sampaio
Sara Sampaio

Sara Sampaio
Sara Sampaio

Monday, 18 January 2016

Sir Philip Sidney Astrophil and Stella

"My mouth doth water, my breast doth swell" (Penelope Devereux) With those witty words author Philip Sidney plays indirectly with the name of his beloved Penelope Devereux with whom he is in love. Nonetheless, she marries Lord Rich thereby he decides to write about his impossible love rendering one of the best sonnets in literature history. Now you can read the first verses of Sonnet 6 by Philip Sidney found on his play Astrophil and Stella

Sonnet 6 Astrophil and Stella
Some lovers speak when they their Muses entertain,
Of hopes begot* by fear, of wot** not what desires:
*created **who-knows Of force of heav’nly beams, infusing hellish pain:
Of living deaths, dear wounds, fair storms, and freezing fires.
Some one his song in Jove, and Jove’s strange tales attires*,
*dresses Broidered with bulls and swans, powdered with golden rain;
Another humbler wit to shepherd’s pipe retires,
Yet hiding royal blood full oft in rural vein.
To some a sweetest plaint a sweetest style affords,
While tears pour out his ink, and sighs breathe out his words:
His paper pale despair, and pain his pen doth move.
I can speak what I feel, and feel as much as they,
But think that all the map of my state I display,
When trembling voice brings forth that I do Stella love.

Philip Sidney Astrophil and Stella
Philip Sidney Astrophil and Stella


Philip Sidney is an English poet, respected and recognized both because of his plays and life, he died very young in The Netherlands, this and his personality made him a legend. As he critized the Queen of England Elizabeth II who had been married wrongly (according to him) to Duke of Anjou he was olbigued to live retired in the countryside where he started to write, albeit he was not interested in the publication of his plays he defended poetry vividly. This Astrophil and Stella is his masterpiece dedicated to the aforementioned Penelope Devereux, he tries to explain how difficult is to express accordingly the feeling of love through writing and how silly were classic poets when they wrote about love, this poem is a parody of the latest even though he used some of his techniques. With regards to the title, Astrophil and Stella. Aster means star and phil lover in Greek.  

Philip Sidney Astrophil and Stella
Philip Sidney Astrophil and Stella


As this poem was written amidst 1581 and 1583 the English we find is complicated, to make it easier here you can find some definitions.

 Definition of some old words found on this piece of writing. University of Cambridge dictionary.


BEGOT: 
Old use to be the father of
In the bible it says that Adam begat Cain and Abel
FORMAL To cause
Poverty begets hunger and hunger begets crime

WOT 
Used in writing for what or that
"wot? no food?"

BEAMS 
A line of light that shines from a bright object
to smile with obvious pleasure
she beamed with delight/pleasure at his remarks
the child beamed at his teacher as he received the award

ATTIRES
clothes, specially of a particular or formal type

ENTERTAIN
To hold something in your mind or to be willing to consider or accept something
Entertain think about 
The general refused to entertain the possibility of defeat

OFT
Often. that-oft-repeated cliché. time heals a broken heart

BY JOVE
by Jove used to express surprise or to emphasize a statement "By Jove, I think he has won"

DOTH
In the past, la 3rd person of verb do

POWDERED
in the form of fine particles of dust

PARODY
Writing that intentionally copies the style of someone famous or copies a particular situation, making the features or qualities of the original more noticeable in a way that is humorous

SWELL
To become larger and rounder than usual to cause to increase in size or amount

LITERARY
 His heart swelled with pride he felt very proud as he stood watching his son graduate

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Ricky Gervais Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais told some acquaintances of him in 2011 "I am to write such a polemical text with so many nasty jokes that even though people get angry at first they will hire me again to host next year´s Golden Globes Awards ceremony". Ricky Gervais achieved his intention fully. Not only his performance that year (2011) is still remembered because of his mordant humour, he was hosting the Golden Globes Awards again in 2012, even though it was not as great as his performance in 2011 perhaps it was better than his first one in 2010. This year, he is to host the Golden Globes Awards again, his fourth time. In order to celebrate it Ricky Gervais has found a perfect attire as you can see below. 

Ricky Gervais Golden Globes
Ricky Gervais Golden Globes

Prior to his performance in 2011 Ricky Gervais was very famous in Great Britain as the creator of The Office, a television series which was subsequently sold to United States and also thanks to his monologues. He was also known in USA because of other television series that is splendid "Extras" but it was after this performance at Golden Globes when he became famous worldwide. Let´s remember his brilliant opening monologue.

Ricky Gervais Golden Globes 2011
Ricky Gervais Golden Globes

He has created other shows like "Derek" or "An idiot abroad", he has appeared on many movies and won many accolades likewise. This was what happened in 2012. 

Ricky Gervais Golden Globes 2012
Ricky Gervais Golden Globes

Now Ricky Gervais has been invited again to host 2016 Golden Globes, whatever happens tonight he is already on television history. Particularly, I can only laugh when seeing him as his jokes, sardonic humour and exquisite command of English are unique. Do rate, share and comment. 

Ricky Gervais Golden Globes
Ricky Gervais Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais Golden Globes 2016

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Rosie Mac. Game of Thrones

Following my sudden yet short success as Rosie Mac herself, model, dancer, actress and body double of Khaleeshi in Game of Thrones television series, read and shared one of my stories I have decided as a result to write something using a funny picture that Rosie Mac has posted on social media where we see some of her fellow body doubles of Game of Thrones

Rosie Mac
Rosie Mac

After having seen this picture no much more must be added, perhaps that Rosie Mac is from Newcastle, northern England although she has been living in the south of Spain for years, she is only 18 years old and interestingly, she wants to remain chaste until the day she gets married. Will Rosie Mac be a movie star of her own? Will she keep her promise alive? I bet there will not be a shortage of offers for both questions!! Do share, rate and comment.