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Wow, I had not been to Univision forums for a long time. I am distressed to find that they no longer do celebrity forums. What does that mean?
- None of the links to the webnovelas work.
- There is no more William Levy forum at that site.
- There is no more Jacqueline Bracamontes forum.
- There is no more Maite Perroni forum.
- There are no more forums for the novelas that they starred in.
What does that mean for this blog? Well, the webnovela posts are the most visited in the entire blog. Anything that features William Levy in this blog gets the most hits every day. And now, the links are useless. I’m probably going to end up re-blogging the posts to announce that the links no longer work. There goes half my readership. (The other half if the Elizabeth Lowell groupies).
Thank you to the readers who searched here for their Levyrroni and Levymontes links. Let’s see what the future brings. There’s certainly no shortage of William!
This post has received a lot of hits the last couple of days. I find Thoth particularly fascinating because his myth combines wisdom with writing. One was the instrument of the other.
by Marianne Dixon
Thoth is the name given by the Greeks to the Egyptian god Djeheuty. Thoth was the god of wisdom, inventor of writing, patron of scribes and the divine mediator. He is most often represented as a man with the head of an ibis, holding a scribal palette and reed pen. He could also be shown completely as an ibis or a baboon.
As with most Egyptian deities there were many different stories regarding the parentage of Thoth. Many sources call him the son of Re, but one tradition has him springing forth from the head of Seth. This latter story is reminiscent of the birth of the Greek goddess Athena, who like Thoth was the patron divinity of wisdom.
Myths concerning Thoth show him as a divinity whose counsel is always sought. His most significant role is during the battles of Horus and Seth. Thoth is a staunch supporter of Horus and his mother Isis, maintaining that Horus’ claim to the throne is just and the murderous Seth has no right to the kingship of Egypt.
Elsewhere Thoth is a reliable mediator and peacemaker. When the goddess Tefnut had a dispute with her father Re and absconded to Nubia, it was Thoth that the sun-god sent to reason with her and bring her home. Thoth was also present at the judgement of the dead. He would question the deceased before recording the result of the weighing of the deceased’s heart. If the result was favorable Thoth would declare the deceased as a righteous individual who was worthy of a blessed afterlife.
Thoth was also a lunar deity, and whatever form he took he wore a lunar crescent on his head. Some Egyptologists think that the Egyptians identified the crescent moon with the curved beak of the ibis. It is also suggested that the Egyptians observed that baboon was a nocturnal (i.e. lunar) animal who would greet the sun with chattering noises each morning.
As he was messenger of the gods Thoth was identified by the Greeks with their own god Hermes. For this reason Thoth’s center of worship is still known to us today as Hermopolis.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.
You get a highlighter and/or a pen. Then you write in the book. It ain’t rocket surgery. C’mon people.
The article “How to Mark A Book”, written by Mortimer Adler, appeared in Saturday Review in 1940. This post is by my first guest reviewer — my mom! This is a draft.
Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.
I sort of went through the paper you gave me on “How to Mark A Book.”
The author, as I see it, would like for every reader to ingest the written word of a book. Of course, that applies to any book worth reading. So who decidees? Current book reviews, hurried scanning through the book, or take it personally that if you are a true lover of books, you have to stop reading and mark up the book with your notes or, as he says, write your notes on pieces of paper and attach them to the…
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William is in the movie ADDICTED — a re-telling of the movie with Diane Lane where she has an affair with Olivier Martinez. William is the “Sancho” on the side.
ARGUMENTO (synopsis): “Maite es una muchacha que su padre quiere vender como esclava. I por eso lo manda a una jate de esclavitud que va a mandar chicas a sus nuevos duenos.Maite no sospecha que trampa le va preparar la vida i su padre.”
Maite is a girl whose father wants to sell her into servitude So he sends her to a white slaver that arranges for girls to be sent to their new masters. She doesn’t suspect the trap that’s being set for her and her father.
ARGUMENTO: “La agente de bolsa Maite Perroni pensaba que lo tenía todo: un trabajo estupendo, un hogar magnífico, un cuerpo decente, dos gatos por compañía… y demasiadas noches en que dormía sola. ¿Dónde estaba el señor Perfecto en ese cuadro? Más cerca de lo que suponía…
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Russell Brand – THE WRITER, THE PUNDIT, THE COMEDIAN. WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE? (HIS LACK OF FASHION SENSE?)
Soccer — even when it’s bad, it’s good.
Russell Brand – read the article on his site
Or read the original here at NEWS OF THE WORLD with a lovely pic of Russell — NOTW
RB is a fantastic writer of humor. The thing is…he’s not writing humor…he’s writing about football. And football – England’s Barclay’s Premier League – is very funny. Ordinarily, it’s a comedy of errors , but in the last months, with horny satyr John Terry cutting a swathe through Wayne Bridge’s woman, it’s become a “comedy of eros”! And Wayne Bridge has taken offense to that, as he showed when he blanked England’s Brave John Terry during the handshake ritual at Chelsea vs. ManCity in February. Don’t even get me started on the managers! And so, this blog post by Russell Brand is hilarious and hysterically funny and rendered doubly funny by being bang-on true. I don’t know if he’s ever…
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