Sunday, December 30, 2012

All Quiet etc.

Sorry that the blog has been so quiet. A combination of no wifi on holiday, university essays to write and an outbreak of Minecraft addiction have kept me from blogging.  I don't really do New Year's resolutions, but I'll try to keep the blog a little busier in 2013.

Hassan II Mosque


The Hassan II mosque in Casablanca.  

The mosque cost an estimated 585 million euros to construct, every family in Morocco was forced by law to contribute to the project which was designed to be the second largest mosque in the world, behind the mosque at Mecca.

"I wish Casablanca to be endowed with a large, fine building of which it can be proud until the end of time ... I want to build this mosque on the water, because God's throne is on the water. Therefore, the faithful who go there to pray, to praise the creator on firm soil, can contemplate God's sky and ocean." - King Hassan II.

A maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer: 25,000 inside the mosque hall and another 80,000 on the mosque's outside grounds

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Balloon Firework Accident



Wobbly balloon lifting a pallet of loose fireworks amidst an uncontrolled mass of spetators.  What could possibly go wrong ?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Book Review : Seriously...I'm Kidding - Ellen Degeneres

The only reason that this book made it into print is the level of fame that Degeneres has achieved in the USA. Had this book been written by anyone unknown it would have been thrown directly in the rubbish.

This isn't really a book at all, it is just a collection of pointless and aimless musings without a joke in sight, which surely doesn't bode well for her day job as comedian and chat show host. Degeneres writes stream of consciousness drivel that is worse than the most self-obsessed teenage blogger's heartfelt outpourings.

Desperately dull, embarrassingly unfunny, there was no reason, beyond milking a cash cow, for this book ever to have been published.