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whats going down on 08.08.08?

i was doing some googling to see what was happening on my smurfday this year.

i have been excited about 08.08.08 since my birthday was 08.08.88.

well since james and many many of my friends are away this year for various reasons but mostly to be at sean+doris wedding! which is tomorrow in portugal! i cant believe i am missing it 😦

so in my research i found that 08.08.08 is a magical day and that it should bring very good luck to the universe. i also found out that its a pretty popular wedding date. the one thing i knew was happening is the boredoms show were 88 drummers will perform for 88 minutes starting at 8.08pm you can read more about that on pitchfork http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/142255-nike-brings-boredoms-88boadrum-to-la-brooklyn

and on brooklyn vegan http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2008/07/boredoms_88boad.html

i think the olympics begin that day too but i really couldnt care much less about that.

but i found something that is right up my alley: http://www.flickr.com/groups/flickr888/

everyone knows that i heart flickr big time. and it will also be the last day of my 365 at arms length,

i have been taking a pic of myself everyday for (on that day) a year.

We’re celebrating another 24 hours of Flickr on Friday, August 8, 2008!

A year ago, just over 7,000 of you shared a slice of your day from May 5, 2007. It was wonderful to see the similarities (weddings, birthdays, graduations, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, etc.) and differences across the flickrverse.

Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2007 Afriscape 3 Pelicans for good luck childrens day

We’re going to celebrate another 24 hours of Flickr — Flickr 888. Take a photo anytime when it’s August 8th where you are, then share it in the group.

There’s more! Our cool friends at MOO are going to create unique Flickr 888 Postcard Packs that will be available early this fall. So, mark your calendars and save the date for another 24 hours of Flickr, Friday August 8, 2008.

Photos from wazari, Fluffy Wobbleyou, Declan!, and DG Belle.
View more 24 hours of Flickr photos from last year’s event, on May 5, 2007.

Posted by Heather Champ”

http://blog.flickr.net/2008/07/31/flickr888/

and….today is my mom’s 60th birthday! and of course she is far away in baton rouge, LA. happy birthday mom! (yes i will call you too 🙂

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Posted by on August 1, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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happy smurfday.

smurfy news abounds!

firstly 2008 is the 50th anniversary of the smurfs, or umm smurfiversary: apparently before hanna-barbera introduced us americans to the smurfs it was a comic strip for years and years in belgium.

http://www.happysmurfday.com/en/en/home

http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2008-01-14-smurfs_N.ht

“Their debut on U.S. television in 1981 launched their global rise to stardom and made the Smurfs a household name. A Smurf is a Pitufo in Spanish, a Schlumpf in German, Nam Ching Ling to the Chinese, a Sumafa in Japan and Dardassim in Hebrew.” <from the usa today article.

In the English language we call these little blue men “Smurfs” but they are called many other names around the world.

Smurf names in different languages

France: Schtroumpf

Spain: Los Pitufos

Catalonia: Barrufet

Netherlands: De Smurfen

Belgium: De Smurfen or Les Schtroumpfs

Germany: Schlumpf

Italy: Puffo or Puffi

Portugal: Estrumpfe

Greece: Stroumfakia

Turkey: Pirinler

Finland: Smurffi

Sweden: Smurferna

Iceland: Strumpar

Denmark: Smolf

Norway: Smolf

Poland: Smerf

Hungary: Torpikek

Japan: Sumafu

China: Lan jing ling

Israel: Ha – Dardasim

Czechoslovakia: šmoulové (plural) or šmoula (singular)

in italy they were called “i puffi” said: e poofie ^the above is^from: http://www.kittyscavern.com/names-of-smurfs.htm

season one of the smurfs is out on dvd, http://www.amazon.com/Smurfs-Season-One-Vol/dp/B000XXWKFW/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1212901105&sr=8-1http://www.amazon.com/Smurfs-Season-One-Vol/dp/B000XXWKFW/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1212901105&sr=8-1

and the big news: smurfs movie out sometime in the next 6 months-2 yrs, depending on which website you believe. i am a bit of a purist when it comes to cartoons and i prefer old skool, not b+w but not cgi either. the new movie is labeled as 3-D but i guess that means cgi. i have also read that it has been written as a trilogy! for reals. i like my cartoons flat and fun but will i make the exception for the smurfs? we shall have to wait and see.

http://hollywood-animated-films.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_smurfs_go_cgi

time magazine 01.2008 smurficle : http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1703303,00.html?imw=Y

in the time article they mention the unicef smurf. there were hidden white smurfs around several european cities and if you were lucky enough to find one you could then paint/decorate it and submit it for a contest. sounds fun! i would have loved running around milan or brussels looking for a smurf! it was all part of the 50th smurfiversary celebration.

smurfs official smurfsite http://www.smurf.com/home-en

http://bluebuddies.com/smurf_movie.htm

movie stuff: http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/02/17/first-look-the-smurfs-movie/

 
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