I dreamed a dream by Susan Boyle

Once in a while a gem of a video appears on Youtube that makes my hair stands and just watch in amazement. This clip of Susan Boyle appearing on Britains Got Talent 2009 just made me stopped what I was doing.

Go watch it at youtube since they didn’t allow embedding of her wonderful performance. Just sit back and enjoy how this 47 year old woman, lives her dream and i hope she goes far in the competition.

The script for Call of Duty xx – Pirates of Somali

Meanwhile, Navy Seals were flown in by fixed-wing aircraft. They parachuted into the sea with inflatable boats and were picked up by the Bainbridge. On Sunday, the pirates, their fuel exhausted, were drifting toward the Somali coast. They agreed to accept a tow from the Bainbridge, the senior officials said. At first, the towline was 200 feet long, but as darkness gathered late on Sunday and seas became rough, the tow line was shortened to 100 feet, the officials said. It was unclear if this was done with the pirates’ knowledge.

At dusk, a single tracer bullet was seen fired from the lifeboat. The intent was unclear, but it ratcheted up the tension and Seal snipers at the stern rail of the Bainbridge fixed night-vision scopes to their high-powered rifles, getting ready for action.

What they saw was the head and shoulders of two of the pirates emerging from the rear hatch of the lifeboat. Through the window of the front hatch they saw the third pirate, pointing his AK-47 at the back of Captain Phillips, who was seen to be tied up.

That was it: the provocation that fulfilled the president’s order to act only if the captain’s life was in imminent danger, and the opportunity of having clear shots at each of the captors. The order was given. Senior defense officials, themselves marveling at the skill of the snipers, said each took a target and fired one shot.

Probably the perfect script for the next Call of Duty game special mission.

(taken from NY Times)

Tilt Shift + Time lapse = Awesome videos

Here’s a collection of videos photographed and put together into a time lapse video, or some would say long photos by Keith Loutit.

About Keith:

I am a Sydney based photographer. These photographs and short films were made in ordinary places, probably not too unlike where you live. Combining a variety of techniques, I aim to help people take a second look at places that are familiar to them.

Here’s one I like taken at Mardi Gras in Sydney.

Mardi Gras from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.