Archive for July, 2009

The New Mk6 Golf GTI Looks Underwhelming But..

The 6th GTI lacks drama in the looks department but the experts reckon it is a good deal better than the mk5.

gti front

Let’s see what’s new and improved:-

  • an improved oil pump
  • new induction system
  • high-pressure fuel pump
  • 210bhp (up 10bhp)
  • 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds (0.3s quicker)
  • Max speed 149mph (3mph quicker)
  • 206lbs/ft torque (arrives at 1700rpm)
  • new XDS electronic diagonal differential lock
  • updated ESP
  • DCC electronic damper control
  • R32-style twin tailpipes

Adrian Higgins of Autotrader UK says “Our test route between Nice and St Tropez ranged from motorway driving to hairpin climbs and descents and we were glad of the refinement improvements which make the MK IV such a liveable car.”

Greg Emmerson drives the Mk6 GTI hard on possibly the best road in southern France, the Col de Vence and gives his verdict in Eurotuner.

“Driving at triple-digit speeds, we found amazing steering precision. Exiting corners with the traction control on, you got satisfying wheelspin as full power was applied, whereas the old system would cut the ignition as power was robbed to restore traction. This new system was far more natural and significantly quicker across country.”

Greg concludes: “It’s still incredibly satisfying to drive.”

Reviewed here by supervroum2:

Fifth Gear’s review by Johnny Smith here :

autobild.tv:

myRace.tv


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For Love May Come And Tap You On The Shoulder

Catch A Falling Star
Composed by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance.
Recorded in 1957 by Perry Como.
It became the first R.I.A.A.-certified “Gold Record” in 1958.
At the first annual Grammy Awards in 1959, Perry Como won the award for “Best Vocal Performance, Male”
The song has appeared three times in Lost. Lostpedia

Perry sang this on stage in 1994:

and when he was much younger in 1958 :

How can you catch a falling star?
Watch and see this …..

fairy tale movie Stardust

and

the lyrics:

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder
Some starless night
Just in case you feel you wanna hold her
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder
Some starless night
And just in case you feel you wanna hold her
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For when your troubles start multiplyin’
And they just might
It’s easy to forget them without tryin’
With just a pocketful of starlight

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

Save it for a rainy day

and a short clip from Princess Diaries

Perry Como’s Personal Favourite

Ask Perry Como which of all the songs he’s recorded is his personal favourite, and he’ll answer: “Till the End of Time”. Perhaps it’s his sentimental favourite, but whatever the reason, this is the tune that fully deserves Perry’s admiration, because this is the one that started it all. It launched his career as a major solo artist in 1945 and was the first of a continuing string of 13 Gold Records. kokomo

“Till the End of Time” was Perry Como’s first #1 hit song and was written by lyricist Buddy Kaye and composer Ted Mossman and published in 1945. The melody is based on Frédéric Chopin’s Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53, the “Polonaise héroique”. Wiki

And here he is in black and white:

and here are the lyrics:

Till The End Of Time Lyrics

Till the end of time,
long as stars are in the blue,
long as there’s a spring, a bird to sing,
I;ll go on loving you.

Till the end of time,
long as roses bloom in May,
my love for you will grow deeper,
with every passing day.

Till the wells run dry,
and each mountain disappears,
I’ll be there for you, to care for you,
through laughter and through tears.

So, take my heart in sweet surrender,
and tenderly say that I’m,
the one you love and live for,
till the end of time.

A $1.4 Quadrillion Bubble

According to DK Matai, the Chairman of Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance (ATCA), the global size of the derivatives bubble is more than $1000 trillion ie $1 quadrillion. Relying on figures from the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, he says listed credit derivatives stands at $542 trillion and Over-The-Counter (OTC) derivatives stands at $863 trillion. Total? $1405 trillion ie $1.405 Quadrillion.

The GDP of the entire world is $45 trillion.
$1405 trillion is 31 times world GDP.

Are you in shock yet?

Drinking Evian Can Give Your Baby Astounding Abilities

Still in diapers but boy can they dance!

And skate!

And perform back-flips!

Watch!

Hazard A Guess About The Size of The Global Derivatives Market

How big and how bad is the world’s derivatives market?

In a word? Humongous!

volcanic

$200 trillion?

Guess again!

$300 trillion?

Guess again, but you’re getting warm! You’d be right in 2006.

$500 trillion?

Wrong again and no more guesses for you.

The correct figure is $600 trillion, give or take $10 trillion.

And who says so?

Martin D. Weiss and Weiss Research, that’s who.

Martin likens the world’s economy to a super duper volcano waiting to blow its top!

When will Vesuvius erupt?

You have been forewarned!

Give Your Attacker A Taste of Your Cell Phone

Ha! Ha! Only it is NOT a phone but a taser like stun gun.

Just 1 second of contact should do the trick. A dose of 950,000 volts.

It’s also a powerful 12 led flashlight.

more info and get it here