Female on the Beach, Updated

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• Above: Imagining if the 1955 movie, "Female on the Beach," was remade for today's multi-tasking market.

• Below: Popular, mostly-American beach movies, followed by a link to the best beach scenes in movies.

Jaws - 1975

Jaws - 1975

Blue Hawaii - 1961 

Blue Hawaii - 1961 

The Endless Summer - 1966

The Endless Summer - 1966

Cast Away - 2000

Cast Away - 2000

Gidget - 1959

Gidget - 1959

Y Tu Mama También - 2001

Y Tu Mama También - 2001

Beaches - 1988

Beaches - 1988

Point Break - 1991

Point Break - 1991

Lord of the Flies - 1990

Lord of the Flies - 1990

The Blue Lagoon - 1980

The Blue Lagoon - 1980

Blue Crush - 2002

Blue Crush - 2002

Above: The controversial  kiss scene  in  From Here to Eternity,  1953 Below: Watch the  video clip

Above: The controversial kiss scene in From Here to Eternity, 1953
Below: Watch the video clip

Click the following link for more from an English paper's list of the 50 best beach scenes in the movies: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/3558960/The-50-best-beach-scenes-in-the-movies.html

Above:  After Amazon buys all the beaches.

Above: After Amazon buys all the beaches.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Love Can Be Fleeting

• Comedian  Richard Lewis  (b. 1947) with improbable partners

• Comedian Richard Lewis (b. 1947) with improbable partners

• "My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God, and I didn’t." — unknown

• "Arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce. It's not children, sex, in-laws or anything else. It's money    for both men and women." — Sonya Britt, Kansas State University study

"The median length for a marriage in the US today is 11 years." — wikipedia

• 41% to 50% of first marriages, 60% to 67% of second marriages and 73% to 74% of third marriages end in divorce — divorcepad.com (citing two studies)

• Above: Divorce cakes

• Above: Divorce cakes

• A 2012 University of Michigan study “found that when a husband reported having a close relationship with his wife's parents, the couple's risk of divorce decreased by 20 percent. On the other hand, when a wife reported having a close relationship with her husband's parents, the couple's risk of divorce increased by 20 percent.” — huffpost.com

• Watch theOnion.com's hysterically life-like video above

Why Women Mate

John Grimes cartoon (autobiographical) • grimescartoons.com

John Grimes cartoon (autobiographical) • grimescartoons.com

• “It isn’t enough to love; we must prove it." — St. Therese of Lisieux  (thx2 happiness project)

• Above: Custom paintings of a couple's recorded wedding vows expressed as audio waveforms - ©aimee weaver aimeeweaverdesigns.com

• Above: Custom paintings of a couple's recorded wedding vows expressed as audio waveforms - ©aimee weaver aimeeweaverdesigns.com

• "If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love." — Michel de Montaigne

• Above: "Business Time" — hilarious romantic video-tune by Flight of the Conchords (28m+ views)

• “About one in five relationships starts online.” — Sam Yagan, co-founder of OkCupid

"Why Women's Hands and Feet Get Colder than Men's" (excerpt below):

"It’s the hands, face and feet that tend to be coldest and that’s partly because they’re exposed, but it’s also because the body will sacrifice these extremities to keep the internal organs warm.

That’s why our hands turn white, and even blue, in the cold, and why those who survive extremely cold conditions lose fingers and toes to frostbite. However, in some people — typically women — this process can go haywire, causing their blood vessels to shut down even from a minimal amount of cold.

‘We know from studies that if you lower people’s temperatures by placing them in cold air, vasoconstriction happens more quickly in women,’ says Professor Tipton. ‘The blood flow to skin is shut down sooner and more intensely than in men, and afterwards it takes women longer to warm up.’ 

So even though women may feel the cold more than men, it’s their skin temperaturenot their core body temperature — that’s colder

Indeed, a study of 219 people published in The Lancet in 1998 showed that while the body temperature of the women who were studied was on average 0.4 f hotter than the men, their hands were 2.8 f colder. This is partly due to hormones

In women, the female hormone oestrogen regulates the peripheral blood vessels; high levels of this hormone make them more sensitive to temperature. As a result, a woman’s temperature will vary during her menstrual cycle as oestrogen levels rise and fall."  Chloe Lambert, dailymail.co.uk



Please Take What You Need

Fizzdom illustration based on sign spotted by  Nick Monsma , reported by Leah Garchik,  SF Chronicle

• I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka." — Ron White

• "Oh no! I just accidentally did everything wrong all my life." — @lynnbixenspan

Above: Shared by  Jane Woods Grimes

Above: Shared by Jane Woods Grimes

"Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo." — Jon Sinclair

• "Happiness keeps you sweet.  Trials keep you strong." — unknown

• "Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents’ shortcomings." — Lawrence J. Peter

• “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” Mark Twain (merci Todd Walton)

• "I'm for whatever gets you through the night." — Frank Sinatra

Above:  Abraham   Maslow's   "Hierarchy of Needs ," updated (source unknown)

Above: Abraham Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs," updated (source unknown)

• "The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." — W.B.Yeats

• Animated gif based on flier spotted by Nick Monsma (per Leah GarchikSF Chronicle)

Two Reasons for a Husband

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• "You don't marry the person you can live with - you marry the person you can't live without." — FozzieBear

• "If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love."  — Michel de Montaigne

Above: Watch the hilarious Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Justin Timberlake Bronx Beat sketch about husbands and boom-booms.

Above: Watch Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph talk about the making of Bronx Beat and a hilarious skit with Hugh Laurie that follows.

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• Animated quote "Two reasons for a husband ..." is by Mary Gordon (b. 12.8.49) an American writer and Professor of English at Barnard College. She is best known for her novels, memoirs and literary criticism. (hat tip for quote to David Jouris) (wikipedia) 

•  A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

 

Marilyn Monroe Draws the Line

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Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) is shown in her iconic white dress from director Billy Wilder's 1955 film, “Seven Year Itch.” Classic image based on photo by Bruno Bernard. 

The 26-foot tall  sculpture  of  Marilyn  shields people from Chicago rain. It was then moved to Palm Springs, and finally (April 2014) to Hamilton, NJ for a retrospective honoring its now-84-year-old sculptor  Seward Johnson  (Johnson & Johnson heir).

The 26-foot tall sculpture of Marilyn shields people from Chicago rain. It was then moved to Palm Springs, and finally (April 2014) to Hamilton, NJ for a retrospective honoring its now-84-year-old sculptor Seward Johnson (Johnson & Johnson heir).

• She reportedly "shaved half an inch off one heel (of her shoe) to perfect her trademark wiggle."

• Watch a sultry, woozy Marilyn sing to JFK above in May 1962, three months before she died. Jackie was not present.