How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) – Christmas Movies

4) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

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Facebook Memology 2011 – Top Ten Global Topics

Like My Status: Memology 2011

Each year, millions of people post on Facebook to share what’s important to them, discuss world events, or just catch up with friends. With more than 800 million people connected around the globe on Facebook, news about the world’s triumphs and tragedies spreads fast.

Memology takes the pulse of this global community by comparing this year’s status updates to last year’s, unearthing the most popular topics and cultural trends – or memes – emerging on Facebook. Whether it’s hmu, lms or tbh, each year brings a new set of three letter acronyms that go viral.

To see memes for countries around the world, along with top trending musicians, actors and songs on Facebook, check out the special tab on the Facebook Page.

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Follia d’ amore – Raphael Gualazzi

(Italian Lyrics)                                                                                 (English Lyrics)

Follia d’amore                                                                              Madness of love

Dire si dire mai                                                                                 Saying yes, saying never
non è facile sai                                                                                  Is not easy, you know
se tutti quanti siamo in orbita nella follia                             When all of us are in the orbit of madness
io non so più chi sei                                                                        I no longer know who you are
non mi importa chi sei                                                                  It doesn’t even matter who you are
mi basta perdere l’incanto di una nostalgia                         For me it’s enough to miss the charm of the nostalgia

ma vedrai un altro me in un sogno fragile                            And in another fragile dream you’ll see another me
riderai come se                                                                                You’ll laugh as if
non ti avessi amato mai                                                                I had never loved you
cercherai un altro me                                                                    You’ll search for another me
oltre all’ombra di un caffè                                                            Beyond the shadow of a coffee
troverai solo me                                                                              You’ll find only me
se mi fermo un attimo io non so più chi sei                          If I stop for a moment I don’t know who you are

qui si vive così                                                                                  That’s how we live around here
day by day                                                                                          Day by day
night by night                                                                                    Night by night
e intanto il mondo si distoglie dalla sua poesia                   Meanwhile the world turns away from its poetry

non dipingermi mai non costringermi mai                           Don’t ever portray me, don’t ever force me
abbandoniamoci alla soglia della mia pazzia                       Let’s lose ourselves in the threshold of my madness

e vedrai un altro me disarmato fragile                                   But you’ll see another me, a fragile, a disarmed one
perchè quello che sei                                                                     Because what you are
non lo cambierei mai                                                                     Will never change,no
neanche se fossi tu                                                                          Even if I were you
come il tempo a correr via                                                          As the time I’d run out
ma rimani con me                                                                           So, stay with me
non mi perdo neanche un solo attimo di te                         I don’t lose the sight of you, not even for a moment

e vedrai un’altra te                                                                         And you’ll see another you
quasi invincibile                                                                             Almost invincible
viva come non mai                                                                        Alive as never before
ed è li che tu mi avrai                                                                   And that’s when you’ll have me
oltre false magie l’orizzonte sarai                                            Over the false spells, you’ll be the sky
splenderai                                                                                         And you’ll shine
splenderai                                                                                         You’ll shine
splenderai                                                                                         You’ll shine
splenderai                                                                                         You’ll shine

Raphael Gualazzi

GOOD 025: The Next Big Thing

GOOD Magazine Issue 025/Winter 2011

The winter issue features a fascinating cast of characters, from Chinese bachelors to Mormon bloggers to porn heartthrobs to education innovators to tweeting astrologists.

It’s all about what’s next.

This year, people across northern Africa and the Middle East rose up in protest. What’s next? A European migration crisis as Africans move north in search of more stability and prosperity.

This year, a wine bar opened on your corner. What’s next? The term of art is “neighborhood change,” not “gentrification.”

This year, specialty coffee got big. What’s next? A tempest in a latte cup, as climate change depresses crop yields and demand for high-end beans skyrockets.

This year, we watched Congress grind to a partisan halt. What’s next? Look to cities, where mayors have some of the toughest jobs in politics—but also the most opportunities.

The Next Big Thing issue also features The GOOD 100, our list of the people, things, and ideas we’re betting on.

GOOD 025: The Next Big Thing

Fade Into You – Mazzy Star

FADE INTO YOU – So Tonight That I Might See (1993)

I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take a breath that’s true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth
You live your life
You go in shadows
You’ll come apart and you’ll go blind
Some kind of night into your darkness
Colors your eyes with what’s not there.

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it’s strange you never knew

A stranger’s light comes on slowly
A stranger’s heart without a home
You put your hands into your head
And then smiles cover your heart

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it’s strange you never knew

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it’s strange you never knew
I think it’s strange you never knew

Mazzy Star Website

The year 2011 in 60 seconds (Reuters video)

“A multimedia showcase of some of 2011’s top stories, including Japan’s tragic earthquake, the Arab Spring, the demise of Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi, the shooting rampage in Norway, famine in Somalia and the Royal Wedding. Multimedia editing by Jillian Kitchener.” 

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Human Rights Day 2011

10 December is International Human Rights Day and marks the anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

The Declaration consists of a preamble and 30 articles, setting out a broad range of fundamental human rights and freedoms to which all men and women, everywhere in the world, are entitled, without any distinction.  It has over time been accepted as a contract between governments and their peoples. It is considered as the most “universal” document in the world as it is the most translated and disseminated into more than 380 languages and dialects.

This year thousands of people decided the time had come to claim their rights. They took to the streets and demanded change. Many found their voices using the internet and instant messaging to inform, inspire and mobilize supporters to seek their basic human rights.

Social media helped activists organize peaceful protest movements in cities across the globe—in Tunis, in Cairo, in Madrid, in New York, and in cities and towns across the globe—at times in the face of violent repression.

It has been a year like no other for human rights. Human rights activism has never been more topical or more vital. And through the transforming power of social media, ordinary people have become human rights activists.

Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values. As a global community we all share a day in common: Human Rights Day on 10 December, when we remember the creation 63 years ago of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Join United Nations Human Rights on Facebook or Twitter and Make a Wish

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