Sunday, November 30, 2014

 
BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY
One of the things I would like to do on this blog is publish pics that I find interesting or just plain cool.
And one of the things I find most beautiful and one of my most profound interests is:  women.
Hey, what can I say, I'm single.
So, in the interest of keeping this blog as beautiful as possible, I'm going to be putting up pics of women that I think are beautiful.
Now, before anyone gets worried, there are a couple of rules:
1. No nudity - I will be displaying mostly head and shoulder pics that may show a bit of cleavage but will go no further but if I do show more, the woman will be clothed in a dress or in some other flattering manner.  No swimsuits or lingerie photos will be featured.
2. I will try to identify the woman featured.  Now, I may not be able to do this all the time as I have many pics that are not identified but on the whole I will try and provide a name to go with the beautiful face.
So, without further ado, here is the
BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY
 
TOP 20 PLAYMATES
 
So instead of posting a pic today, I decided I would link up my former Beauty Pics of the Day Posts which count down my Top 20 Playmates List.
So, here we go:
 
 
18. Stacy Sanches, Miss March 1995 and Playmate of the Year 1996:  http://mattstarr28.blogspot.com/2014/08/beauty-pic-of-day-one-of-things-i-would.html 
 
 
 
15. Hope Dworaczyk, Miss April 2010 and Playmate of the Year 2011:  http://mattstarr28.blogspot.com/2014/07/beauty-pic-of-day-one-of-things-i-would_21.html 
 
13. Tie
 
 
 
 
9.  Karen McDougal, Miss December 1997 and Playmate of the Year 1998:  http://mattstarr28.blogspot.com/2013/09/beauty-pic-of-day-one-of-things-i-would_4.html 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3.  Ida Ljungqvist, Miss March 2008 and Playmate of the Year 2009:  http://mattstarr28.blogspot.com/2013/08/beauty-pic-of-day-one-of-things-i-would_13.html 
 
 
And, of course, here is
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

YOU TUBE FILM MUSIC CUE OF THE DAY

This feature on my blog showcases one of my great loves and personal hobbies:
FILM MUSIC.
I am a passionate fan of film music and my collection of film music is vast but I want to combine that with a visual aspect (which film music should be aligned too) so I'm going to use You Tube to accomplish this goal.
I will search through You Tube and find videos that feature film music and embed those videos on this blog.


I just recently posted my Top Scores for the 2000s and surprised myself with the number of Hans Zimmer scores that I had on the list (see my Top Scores of the 2000s here:  http://mattstarr28.blogspot.com/2014/11/film-music-musings-here-is-on-this-blog_24.html ).
So for the You Tube Film Music Cue of the Day here is a very poignant (and violent) scene from Gladiator with music by Hans Zimmer.  Notice how the music just sort of creeps up and then keeps building and perfectly portrays the utter anguish Commodus is feeling as he feels it necessary to kill his father, the Emperor Marcus Aurelius.



WRESTLETALK

 

CHAMPIONS OF THE GALAXY








GALAXIAN WRESTLING FEDERATION







 




For the past twenty-five years, one of my hobbies has been the Champions of the Galaxy wrestling game.  It is card/dice game that simulates professional wrestling in a future setting including humanoids from all over the galaxy.  Some of the characters that have passed through my fed, the Galaxian Wrestling Federation (GWF), are featured above.  Obviously, after twenty-five years I've played out hundreds and hundreds of wrestling events in my fed and just for some perspective here is the history of the first 3 years of action in my fed.


Year One
Pre-Week 1 –
Star Warrior is named the Galaxian Heavyweight Champion
The Gladiators (Brute/Massacre) are named the Galaxian Tag Team Champions
(Both of the above titles were previously known as Interplanetary Titles of the old IWA)
Tournaments decide the new Deimos & Interplanetary Champions
The Greek Gods & Wolf win the Galaxian Six-Man Tag Team Championship
Krakan wins the Deimos Heavyweight Championship with a tournament final win over Massif
Thantos wins the Interplanetary Heavyweight Championship with a tournament final win also
over Massif
Week 1 - The Greek Gods/Gladiators feud is born as The Greek Gods(Actagon/Proteus) win the Galaxian Tag Team titles from The Gladiators (Brute/Massacre)
Lord Nexus defeats Krakan for the Deimos Title, another great feud is born
The Kings of Wrestling(Exo-King/King Kong) win their debut match over Comander Sam/Massif
Week 2 – Thantos (the I-P Champ) wins a Galaxian title match by DQ over Champion Star Warrior  
(Thantos/Star Warrior I)
Week 14 – Wolf defeats Thantos for the Interplanetary Heavyweight Championship
Week 21 – Thantos defeats Lord Nexus for the Deimos Heavyweight Championship
Week 23 – Krakan defeats Wolf for the I-P title
Week 24 – Wolf wins the I-P title right back from Krakan in their rematch
Week 27 – Thantos (the Deimos Champ) defeats Wolf for the I-P title
Week 28 – Wolf wins the Deimos title with a tournament final win over Massif
Week 31 - Thantos (I-P Champ) defeats Star Warrior for the Galaxian Title ending Star Warrior’s 30-week reign and completing the first ever Triple Crown (Thantos/Star Warrior II)
Week 32 – Exo-King wins the I-P title with a tournament final win over Krakan
Week 33 – Thantos defends the Galaxian title over Star Warrior (Thantos/Star Warrior III)
Week 40 – Thantos defends the Galaxian title over Wolf in a wild No DQ match
Week 43 – Star Warrior regains the Galaxian title from Thantos (becoming the first 2-time Galaxian Champion) (Thantos/Star Warrior IV)
Week 44 - First Neptunian TT Champs are crowned (Pit Viper/Cobra)
Week 45 – Thantos regains the Galaxian title from Star Warrior also becoming a 2-time Galaxian Champion  
(Thantos/Star Warrior V)
Week 47 - The Kings of Wrestling (Exo-King/King Kong) beat The Greek Gods for the Galaxian TT titles ending their 46-week reign
Week 50 - The Great Galaxian Bash
Comander Sam wins his first title by defeating Exo-King for the Deimos Championship
Thantos defeats Lord Nexus in a Galaxian Heavyweight Championship title defense
Week 54 – The Deadly Asps(Pit Viper/Cobra), the Nep TT Champs defeat The Kings of Wrestling for the Galaxian TT titles (the 1st time this was done)
Week 59 – Wolf defeats Thantos for the Galaxian Heavyweight Championship but…
Week 60 - Thantos regains the Galaxian title from Wolf becoming the 1st 3-time champion
Week 62 – The Disciples(St. Matthew/St. John) win the Galaxian Tag Team titles from The Kings of Wrestling
Week 66 – Comrade Terror defeats his hated enemy Comander Sam for the Deimos title
Week 71 – The Disciples win the Nep TT titles from The Society of Death
Week 74 - Massif wins his 1st title by defeating Comrade Terror for the Deimos Championship
Week 76 – Thantos defends his Galaxian title over Star Warrior (Thantos/Star Warrior VI)
Week 77 – Wolf defeats Massacre for the I-P title
Week 81 – The very young team of Pulsar/Nova defeat The Kings of Wrestling for the Galaxian TT titles
Week 83 – Thantos once again defends the Galaxian title over Star Warrior (Thantos/Star Warrior VII)
Week 85 - Hulkstar debuts with a win over Killer Queen
Week 87 – The Gladiators easily win the Galaxian TT titles from Pulsar/Nova
Week 88 – Thantos defends the Galaxian title over Hulkstar handing him his 1st loss
Week 100 - The Centennial Clash
First Tag Team Gauntlet won by The Beautiful Boys(Killer Queen/Vanity)
Hulkstar wins Galaxian Title from Thantos in a Ring of Fire Match ending his 40-week reign

Wrestler of the Year - Thantos 
Tag Team of the Year - The Greek Gods (Actagon/Proteus)

Thantos and Star Warrior wrestled 7 times this year for the Galaxian Heavyweight Championship with Thantos victorious in 6 of the encounters.


Year Two
Week 113 – Star Warrior defends his I-P title over Thantos by DQ in a match where Thantos bashes Star Warrior over the head with a chair in a particularly brutal match in their feud as they begin to battle more for the I-P title (Star Warrior/Thantos I)
Week 119 – Thantos defeats Star Warrior for the I-P title (Star Warrior/Thantos II)
Week 122 – Star Warrior regains the I-P title from Thantos in their rematch (Star Warrior/Thantos III)
Week 125 - 1st New Year Invasion
The 1st singles King of the Ring tournament is won by Krakan over Comander Sam in the finals of this 8-Man tournament featuring a 1st round match between Star Warrior and Thantos which Thantos wins
The 2nd Tag Team Gauntlet is won by The Greek Gods
Hulkstar defends Galaxian Title against Krakan in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match
Week 142 – Lord Nexus defeats Krakan for the Deimos title but…
Week 145 – Krakan regains the Deimos title from Lord Nexus in their rematch but…
Week 147 – Comander Sam defeats Krakan for the Deimos title
Week 148 – Thantos defeats Star Warrior for the I-P title (Star Warrior/Thantos IV)
Week 149 – Comrade Terror defeats Comander Sam for the Deimos title
Week 150 - The Great Galaxian Bash
Omega wins retirement match over Death Knight
Star Warrior regains the I-P title from Thantos (Star Warrior/Thantos V)
The Killers (Executioner/Assassin) win the Galaxian TT titles from The Greek Gods
Hulkstar defends his Galaxian title over Ghengis Khan
Week 153 – The Neptunian Space-Croppers(Beast-Rider/Renegade) win their 1st titles by beating The Killers for the Galaxian Tag Team Championship
Week 155 - After 55 weeks as Champ, Hulkstar looses Galaxian title to Thantos
Week 164 – Hulkstar regains the Galaxian Heavyweight Championship from Thantos
Week 168 – Thantos defeats Star Warrior for the I-P title (Star Warrior/Thantos VI)
Weeks 170-175 - 1st Tournament of Champions
In Week 175, Hulkstar defends the Galaxian Title over Star Warrior
Week 186 – Thantos defends the Deimos title over Star Warrior (Star Warrior/Thantos VII)
Week 191 - Omega's youngest son (then known as Alpha) pins Thantos for the Deimos Title
Week 193 – Krakan spoils Alpha’s triumph by beating him for the Deimos title for a record 5th time
Week 200 - The Bicentennial Clash: Champion of the Universe Tournament
Krakan pins Galaxian Heavyweight Champion Hulkstar in the final

During this year: The Greek Gods collected 2 Nep TT and 1 Gal TT title, The Deadly Asps won a Nep TT and Gal TT title, The Disciples won 5 Gal TT titles and 1 Nep TT title, The Killers won 3 Gal TT titles, The Gladiators collected 4 Gal TT titles and 2 Nep TT championships, The Kings of Wrestling won 2 Nep TT titles, The Beautiful Boys won 3 Nep TT titles, and The Neptunian Space-Croppers won 2 Gal TT titles.
In Singles Wrestling: Star Warrior won 3 I-P titles and 1 Deimos title, Massif won 1 I-P title and 1 Deimos title, Wolf won 3 Deimos titles, Lord Nexus won 2 Deimos titles, Krakan won 4 Deimos titles, Mutant won 2 Deimos titles (both from Wolf), and Thantos won 1 Galaxian title, 3 I-P titles, 1 Deimos title, 1 Nep TT title and 1 Gal TT title making him the first wrestler to hold all major titles in 1 year

Once again, Thantos and Star Warrior wrestled 7 times this year – 6 times for the I-P title and once for the Deimos title with Thantos edging out Star Warrior 4 matches to 3.

Wrestler of the Year - Hulkstar 
Tag Team of the Year - The Greek Gods

Hulkstar was named Wrestler of the year holding the Galaxian Heavyweight Championship 91 total weeks out of the year.

Year Three
Many new wrestlers enter the GWF including Mesmer, the Incredible Badger, Bishop Hell, Battering Ram, Spike, Reptillo, Dr. Death, Splatter and new tag teams TitanPower(Lord Nexus/Billy Jo Boxer), The Norse Gods(Man-Mountain/Lightening), and The Masked Marauders (Bullet/Grappler)
Week 202 – Thantos begins the year by winning his 6th I-P title from Massif
Week 208 – New Gladiator Spike wins his 1st title, the Deimos belt from Star Warrior
Week 211 - The biggest upset of all time!! Killer Queen defeats Hulkstar for the Galaxian Title
Week 214 – Massif wins his 1st Galaxian Heavyweight Championship from Killer Queen
Week 219 – Bishop Hell defeats Mesmer for the Deimos title and then…
Week 220 - Bishop Hell defeats Battering Ram for the I-P title
Week 221 – Dr. Death (the new leader of The Society of Death) defeats Comrade Terror in a tournament final for the Deimos Heavyweight Championship
Week 225 - The New Year Invasion
TitanPower defeat The Killers for their 1st Galaxian Tag Team Championship
Spike defeats Wolf for I-P Title in a Cosmic Cage Match
Killer Queen defeats Massif for Galaxian Title proving that he was no fluke champion
Week 226 – Battering Ram regains the I-P title from Spike in a Cosmic Cage Match as the Gladiator/Ani-Men feud really starts to heat up
Week 227 – Hulkstar regains the Galaxian Heavyweight Championship from Killer Queen
Week 230 – Dr. Death (the Deimos Champ) defeats Battering Ram for the I-P title
Week 232 – The Norse Gods win their 1st titles, the Nep TT titles from The Greek Gods
Week 234 – The Cetan Warriors(Star Warrior/Alpha) defeat The Norse Gods for the Nep TT titles
Week 236 – The Masked Marauders(Bullet/Grappler) win their 1st Galaxian TT titles from TitanPower
Week 241 – The Blade Runners(Sting/Rock) defeat The Masked Marauders for the Gal TT titles in a 2 out of 3 Falls match taking the last two falls
Week 247 – The Masked Marauders win their 1st Nep TT titles from The Cetan Warriors
Week 250 - The Great Galaxian Bash
1st Lords of the Rings Tag Team Tournament won by TitanPower (with victories over The Gladiators, The Greek Gods, The Masked Marauders (the Nep TT Champions) and a final victory over Ghengis Khan/Executioner (The Society of Death)
Wolf defends his I-P title over Massacre in a Ring of Fire Match
Hulkstar defends his Galaxian Heavyweight Championship over Splatter (in his singles debut)
Week 251 – The Lords of the Rings, TitanPower defeat The Masked Marauders for the Nep TT titles
Week 257 – Splatter wins his 1st title defeating Wolf for the I-P belt
Week 261 – The Mighty Men(Massif/Nelson) make their tag team debut with a win over The Society of Death
Week 264 – The 6’10”, 325 lb. masked Assassin (tag partner of Executioner in The Killers) pulls off a major upset by defeating Hulkstar for the Galaxian Heavyweight Championship
Week 268 – Assassin defends the Galaxian Heavyweight title over Wolf in a great match
Week 269 – The Mighty Men defeat The Galaxian Royal Court(Killer Queen/Bishop Hell) for the Galaxian TT titles
Week 272 – After winning the Deimos Title Tournament of Champions in a final over Wolf, Sting defeats Executioner for the title
Week 274 – The Mighty Men continue undefeated by beating the Galaxian Tag Team Tournament of Champions winners, The Gladiators after they had defeated The Cetan Warriors in the tournament final
Week 275 - In one of his greatest performances, Wolf wins the Galaxian Title Tournament of Champions in a final over Rock and then defeats Assassin for the Galaxian title
Week 277 – Sting (the Deimos Champ) defeats Splatter for the I-P title
Week 278 – Dr. Death wins the Deimos title in a tournament final over Comander Sam but then…
Week 279 – Comander Sam wins the Deimos title from Dr. Death but then…
Week 282 – Dr. Death regains the Deimos title once again from Comander Sam
Week 283 – Massacre achieves his greatest victory by defeating Wolf for the Galaxian Heavyweight title
Week 285 – Comander Sam wins the Deimos title from Dr. Death for the 5th time
Week 286 - Sting completes the Triple Crown by ascending through all 3 singles titles to become
Galaxian Champ with a win over Massacre
Week 287 – Hulkstar wins the I-P title with a tournament final win over Thantos
Week 289 – The Masked Marauders hand The Mighty Men their 1st defeat in winning the Galaxian TT titles from them
Week 300 - The Tricentennial Clash
In the 2nd Lords of the Rings Tag Team Tournament, Bombsquad(Comander Sam/Adam Blast)
win with a final victory over The Gladiators (with wins over Comrade Terror/Assassin, The Neptunian Space-Croppers, and The Masked Marauders)
Battering Ram defeats Executioner for the Deimos title
The Disciples win the Nep TT titles by defeating The Galaxian Royal Court(Killer Queen/Bishop Hell)
In a Cosmic Cage Match, Thantos/Massacre defeat Mesmer/Wolf
The Cetan Warriors defend their Gal TT titles over The Kings of Wrestling
In the Main Event, The Blade Runners & Hulkstar (Sting is the Galaxian Champ, Rock is the
(now-defunct) Stellar Champ, and Hulkstar is the I-P Champ) win the Galaxian Six-Man Tag Team Championship from The Society of Death(Dr. Death/Krakan/Splatter)

Wrestler of the Year - Wolf
Tag Team of the Year - The Cetan Warriors (Star Warrior/Alpha)

Sting was very close to winning Wrestler of the Year due to the fact that he held all the major championships this year (excluding the Nep TT title)
However, Wolf had a great year winning 2 I-P titles and his 2nd Galaxian Heavyweight Championship



AMATEUR ANGELOLOGIST 2

 

ARMORED ANGELIC WARRIOR


So my post on Angelology (link is here:  http://mattstarr28.blogspot.com/2014/11/amateur-angelologist-metatron-i.html ) has gotten some attention therefore here is another little post.

THE ARCHANGELS

MICHAEL


 GABRIEL


RAPHAEL


URIEL
  

Pictured above are the four most common archangels that every angelologist identifies when they list the archangels.  What I like about these pics is that they show these angels with 6 pairs of wings which is characteristic of Isaiah's description of the seraphim in the Bible.  Now all the archangels aren't actually seraphim but I think these pics are really cool.  Also its interesting to note that Gabriel is depicted as a female which is somewhat common (along with the angel Ariel) but angels, as heavenly beings, may be beyond our concept of male/female.

Below are a few of the most well-known lists of archangels and comparisons can be made as to who the archangels are.  It is most important to note that all the lists contain Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel.

 
Enoch
(the earliest reference to the 7)
Michael
Gabriel
Raphiel
Uriel
Raguel (Ruhiel, Rugagel, Ruahel)
Zerachiel (Araqael)
Remiel (Jeremiel, Jerahmeel)

Christian Gnostics
Michael
Gabriel
Raphael
Uriel
Barachiel (Baraqijel, Barakel)
Sealtiel
Jehudiel

Gregory the Great
Michael
Gabriel
Raphael
Uriel
Simiel
Orifiel
Zachariel

Pseudo-Dionysius
Michael
Gabriel
Raphael
Uriel
Chamuel (Camuel)
Jophiel
Zadkiel



BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY
One of the things I would like to do on this blog is publish pics that I find interesting or just plain cool.
And one of the things I find most beautiful and one of my most profound interests is:  women.
Hey, what can I say, I'm single.
So, in the interest of keeping this blog as beautiful as possible, I'm going to be putting up pics of women that I think are beautiful.
Now, before anyone gets worried, there are a couple of rules:
1. No nudity - I will be displaying mostly head and shoulder pics that may show a bit of cleavage but will go no further but if I do show more, the woman will be clothed in a dress or in some other flattering manner.  No swimsuits or lingerie photos will be featured.
2. I will try to identify the woman featured.  Now, I may not be able to do this all the time as I have many pics that are not identified but on the whole I will try and provide a name to go with the beautiful face.
So, without further ado, here is the
BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY



This pic is of, as the sign says, Playboy Playmates Hope Dworacyk, Miss April 2009 and Playmate of the Year 2010, and Crystal McCahill, Miss May 2009 in Vegas in 2010.  The two were friends at the time and its hard for me to decide who the best playmate of that year was.

Crystal was #7 on my Top Playmate List, see my original post on her here:  http://mattstarr28.blogspot.com/2013/08/beauty-pic-of-day-one-of-things-i-would_31.html

Hope was #15 on my Top Playmate List, see my original post on her here:  http://mattstarr28.blogspot.com/2014/07/beauty-pic-of-day-one-of-things-i-would_21.html

TWITTER PIC OF THE DAY
If you got to know me a little, you would find out that I'm one of the few regular people that is on Twitter.

One thing that I like about Twitter is that you can get sent all kinds of interesting and funny and amazing pics, so I'm going to be posting those pics that I find interesting or funny or amazing.

So
without futher ado here is the
TWITTER PIC OF THE DAY


UNDERWATER WATERFALL?

 

TWITTER PIC OF THE DAY
If you got to know me a little, you would find out that I'm one of the few regular people that is on Twitter.

One thing that I like about Twitter is that you can get sent all kinds of interesting and funny and amazing pics, so I'm going to be posting those pics that I find interesting or funny or amazing.

So
without futher ado here is the
TWITTER PIC OF THE DAY


MODERN CRUISE SHIP VS THE TITANIC
WOW!!!


I can't help but think of the eternal question, "Does size really matter?"  Heh-heh!!
 

BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY
One of the things I would like to do on this blog is publish pics that I find interesting or just plain cool.
And one of the things I find most beautiful and one of my most profound interests is:  women.
Hey, what can I say, I'm single.
So, in the interest of keeping this blog as beautiful as possible, I'm going to be putting up pics of women that I think are beautiful.
Now, before anyone gets worried, there are a couple of rules:
1. No nudity - I will be displaying mostly head and shoulder pics that may show a bit of cleavage but will go no further but if I do show more, the woman will be clothed in a dress or in some other flattering manner.  No swimsuits or lingerie photos will be featured.
2. I will try to identify the woman featured.  Now, I may not be able to do this all the time as I have many pics that are not identified but on the whole I will try and provide a name to go with the beautiful face.
So, without further ado, here is the
BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY
 MARRIED PLAYMATES


Well, this is kind of a bummer of a post but here goes.
This is Playboy Playmate Jennifer Walcott, Miss August 2001 and obviously she is incredibly sexy as a playmate should be.  I had her at #3 on my Top Playmate List for many years until I found out she is MARRIED!!  BOOO!!!!!!!  And even worse, she is married to a former pro football player.  BOOO!!!!
Now before you start yelling "Someone's jealous", I will just say this - Every bully or highly suspect and questionable person that I have ever known has been an athlete of some kind.  That doesn't mean that every athlete is a bully, but every bully that I've ever encountered has been an athlete.  So, I'm highly disappointed when I see these beautiful women marry athletes (its kind of like marrying a rock star - "What are you thinking?").
Plus, once I find out a model is in a serious relationship or married, I feel like its a waste to pine after them anymore.  That's just self-mutilation of your psyche.

Playmate of the Year Bonus Pics:


This is the absolutely gorgeous Brande Roderick, Miss April 2000 and Playmate of the Year 2001 and yep, you guessed it, she is also married to a pro football player.  So beautiful but so disappointing.


And lastly, this is Heather Kozar, Miss January 1998 and Playmate of the Year 1999.  When I first saw this playmate, I thought she was a modern-day reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe and she ranked fairly high on my Top Playmate List but...  she married a former pro football quarterback. 
Well, that's that.

Monday, November 24, 2014

 

YOU TUBE FILM MUSIC CUE OF THE DAY

 

This feature on my blog showcases one of my great loves and personal hobbies:
FILM MUSIC.
I am a passionate fan of film music and my collection of film music is vast but I want to combine that with a visual aspect (which film music should be aligned too) so I'm going to use You Tube to accomplish this goal.
I will search through You Tube and find videos that feature film music and embed those videos on this blog.




I was talking today with a colleague of mine (Hello Frank!!) about the scores of the 1960s and I mentioned that I greatly admired the opening titles to Spartacus (yes, a Stanley Kubrick movie) with music by Alex North, which probably should have won him the Academy Award that year but he faced stiff competition from Tiomkin's The Alamo, Elmer Bernstein's The Magnificent Seven, Previn's Elmer Gantry, and the eventual winner Ernest Gold's Exodus (What a year for scores!!)
That being said, here is the opening titles for Spartacus with music by Alex North.  Enjoy!!




And just for kicks since I mentioned Gold's Exodus score, here is Noah Stewart singing This Land is Mine, the main title from Exodus.


 

YOU TUBE FILM MUSIC CUE OF THE DAY

 

This feature on my blog showcases one of my great loves and personal hobbies:
FILM MUSIC.
I am a passionate fan of film music and my collection of film music is vast but I want to combine that with a visual aspect (which film music should be aligned too) so I'm going to use You Tube to accomplish this goal.
I will search through You Tube and find videos that feature film music and embed those videos on this blog.

 

As it says above, this is Nick Pitera's One Man Disney Movie Medley.  Its really amazing as he sings all the different parts in all the correct octaves.  Pretty Incredible!!
 
BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY
One of the things I would like to do on this blog is publish pics that I find interesting or just plain cool.
And one of the things I find most beautiful and one of my most profound interests is:  women.
Hey, what can I say, I'm single.
So, in the interest of keeping this blog as beautiful as possible, I'm going to be putting up pics of women that I think are beautiful.
Now, before anyone gets worried, there are a couple of rules:
1. No nudity - I will be displaying mostly head and shoulder pics that may show a bit of cleavage but will go no further but if I do show more, the woman will be clothed in a dress or in some other flattering manner.  No swimsuits or lingerie photos will be featured.
2. I will try to identify the woman featured.  Now, I may not be able to do this all the time as I have many pics that are not identified but on the whole I will try and provide a name to go with the beautiful face.
So, without further ado, here is the
BEAUTY PIC OF THE DAY

So, I'm at home right now watching the news about the Ferguson grand jury decision and I'm not going to comment on it because this is not a political blog but I am going to post a couple of pics and you can interpret them any way you want.





This is Playboy Playmate Leola "Tinker" Bell, Miss February 2012 and all I can say is: Absolutely Beautiful!!!



AMATEUR ANGELOLOGIST

 


METATRON

 



I recently bought Doreen Virtue's book, Archangels 101 due to my interest in Angelology (the study of angels and angelic beings).  I haven't read the book yet but am planning to do so very shortly in the future.

In case you don't know about Metatron (in the pic above), he has two legends attached to his origin.  
The first is that he is the Jewish patriarch Enoch as mentioned in the book of Genesis that was taken to heaven by God due to his righteousness (it is thought he never died but was literally taken to heaven bodily while alive) and then transformed into the "Chancellor" and "Scribe" of Heaven (as in, he keeps The Book of Life) and is known in some Jewish belief as the "Lesser Yahweh" (Yahweh being the Jewish name of God) and the geometric shape above his head is known as "Metatron's Cube".  In Greek, the words "meta thronan" mean "Behind the Throne" so it is possible that Metatron's name is of Greek origin and was adopted to describe this heavenly being whose place is behind the very throne of God.
The second legend is that he was the angel Hadraniel (which means "Majesty of God") and he delivered the decisive blow (along with his twin brother Illaniel, both were said to be standard-bearers in Michael's angelic legions) to Lucifer just as Lucifer was about to strike a fatal blow to Michael during Lucifer's rebellion in heaven against God (supposedly taking place on the second day of creation).  And due to his valor, Hadraniel was transformed into Metatron (so transformation is shared by both legends) along with his twin brother who was transformed into Sandalphon (the leader of the heavenly choirs continually praising God and said to be, in all sources, Metratron's twin).
Just as Metatron was said to be Enoch, it is also said that Sandalphon, his twin, was the prophet Elijah who was also taken up to heaven and didn't die and then was transformed into Sandalphon.  The theory comes full circle as many believe that Enoch and Elijah will be returned to Earth as the two witnesses that are mentioned in Revelation during the tribulation or end times and that they will be martyred (as it says in Revelation), lie dead in the streets of Jerusalem for three days and then miraculously will be raised from the dead and ascend into heaven. (Hey, don't look at me like that - that's what the good book says)
Metatron and Sandalphon are also accorded special titles in the heavenly hierarchy as Metatron is known as the Supernal and Sandalphon is known as the Illumination and are counted among the 12 Angels of the Presence along with Michael and Phanuel (which means "Face of God" and could be the original legend for the voice of God - not Metatron like in that Kevin Smith movie, Dogma).
Lucifer (whose original angelic name was Sammael which means "Severity of God" before his fall where he served as the Angel of Death (later to be assumed by the Archangel Sariel (also known as Saraquel) in Christian lore or Azrael in Islamic lore) and the chief accuser to God (kind of like a prosecutor of angelic wrongdoing) or more commonly known as "Satan" (which means accuser or adversary).  Lucifer is said to have been the ruler of the fifth heaven known as Mathey and said to be the "Southern Seat of God" (whatever that means) (in angelic lore, there are seven heavens, or rather, seven layers of heaven) and he was served by two million angels, most of which turned with him and fought against God and therefore fell with him in his defeat (Sandalphon is now said to be the ruler of the fifth heaven).

Here is a pic of Lucifer:



Lucifer (which means "Light-Bringer" and "Morning Star") was aided by another archangel named Barachiel. It is also a legend that when Barachiel fell with Lucifer he then changed his name to Beelzebub, which means "Lord of the Flies", and became the Prince of Hell (he was also known as Baraqijel or Barakel and was identified as one of the Nephilim - the fallen angels mentioned in the book of Genesis) 
In the beginning, before Lucifer's rebellion, there were 12 archangels - Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Chamuel, Zadkiel, Jophiel, Barbiel, Jehudiel, Jeremiel, and the aforementioned Sammael (Satan) and Barachiel.  After the war in heaven that number was decreased to seven archangels as God established a new hierarchy of the angel "choirs", as they are known, into the seven heavenly hosts (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels) but no one knows exactly who the seven archangels are as the sources vary but the first four are always mentioned in every list of archangels.


One of the things I love about Angelology is the art that angels inspire.
Here is some other art work of the four main Archangels:

MICHAEL
"HE WHO IS LIKE GOD"


GABRIEL
 "THE STRENGTH OF GOD"


RAPHAEL
 "GOD HEALS"


URIEL
 "THE FIRE OF GOD"