Category: Events

Ripley’s Believe it or Not in on the Red Carpet Action

Everybody is getting into the 89th Academy Awards. Even Ripley’s Believe it or Not is getting in on the action.

Stage is set for the 89th Academy Awards

Checks and double checks have been done in preparation for the 89th Academy Awards.

Security at the Oscars

This year security was tight at the Oscars. They blocked off sections that were open for the last couple of years. There were more drop cloth to keep things more hidden than usual.

Dev Patel is off to get an Oscar

Dev Patel, who has played many roles such as Slumdog Millionaire is going to get an Oscar for the role in Lion.

Hollywood Elites

This year with it being an election year, I’m really not looking forward to these pampered, privileged, overpaid Hollywood elites who take the time to pat themselves on the back for doing their job. They get dressed up in fancy clothes, eat expensive food, and show the world how they don’t live by the same …

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Oscars Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars which will be interesting because he will make some jokes about the nominees and will have a blast doing so.

HOLLYWOODサイン

アカデミー賞授賞式前日に、有名な「HOLLYWOOD」のサインの裏側を見にハイキングして来ました。 3マイル(約5㎞)と表示してあって気軽な気持ちで登ったのに、結局10マイル(約16㎞)歩いてましたよぉ〜! 子供の足だと3時間も掛かって登頂!(途中迷ったし^^;しかも娘は靴を忘れてサンダル履き) お腹空いてボロボロだったけど、山頂は気持ち良くいい経験になりました♪ 登ってみたい方はここを参考に Home HOLLLYWOOD SIGHN HIKE (ハリウッドサイン・ハイキングコース) 3204 Canyon Lake Dr Hollywood, CA 90068

Oscars change up

Due to the small spacing of the Oscars last year, there are going to be a more bigger and a tarp that is going to be implemented in this years’ Oscars Red Carpet.

第89回アカデミー賞ノミネート作品 / 2017 Oscar Nominations

第89回アカデミー賞授賞式は、現地時間の2月26日7pm/4pm、ハリウッドのドルビーシアターで開催されます。 日本では、WOWOWで2/27(月)午前10時から生中継されるそう。 注目は「ラ・ラ・ランド」が最多14ノミネート!さて幾つ獲得するでしょう〜? 日本で大ヒットしたアニメ映画「君の名は」 全米では2017年4月公開予定のため、残念ながら今年の対象作品ではありません。 来年ノミネートされたらいいですね!期待しましょう〜♪ 今年のホストはジミー・キンメル。 日本では無名ですが、アメリカではABCトーク番組の人気司会者&コメディアンです。 ノミネート作品 【作品賞】 メッセージ フェンス ハクソー・リッジ 最後の追跡 ヒドゥン・フィギュアズ ラ・ラ・ランド LION/アイオン〜25年目のただいま マンチェスター・バイ・ザ・シー ムーンライト 【監督賞】 ドゥニ・ヴィルヌーヴ「メッセージ」 メル・ギブソン「ハクソー・リッジ」 デイミアン・チャゼル「ラ・ラ・ランド」 ケネス・ロナーガン「マンチェスター・バイ・ザ・シー」 バリー・ジェンキンス「ムーンライト」 【主演男優賞】 デンゼル・ワシントン「フェンス」 アンドリュー・ガーフィールド「ハクソー・リッジ」 ライアン・ゴズリング「ラ・ラ・ランド」 ヴィゴ・モーテンセン「はじまりへの旅」 ケイシー・アフレック「マンチェスター・バイ・ザ・シー」 【主演女優賞】 イザベル・ユペール「エル」 ルース・ネッガ「ラビング 愛という名前のふたり」 ナタリー・ポートマン「ジャッキー/ファーストレディ 最後の使命」 エマ・ストーン「ラ・ラ・ランド」 メリル・ストリーブ「マダム・フローレンス!夢見るふたり」 【助演男優賞】 マハーシィアラ・アリ「ムーンライト」 ジェフ・ブリッジス「最後の追跡」 ルーカス・ヘッジズ「マンチェスター・バイ・ザ・シー」 デヴ・パテル「LION/ライオン〜25年目のただいま」 マイケル・シャノン「ノクターナル・アニマルズ」 【助演女優賞】 ヴィオラ・デイヴィス「フェンス」 ミシェル・ウィリアムズ「マンチェスター・バイ・ザ・シー」 オクタヴィア・スペンサー「ヒドゥン・フィギュアーズ」 ナオミ・ハリス「ムーンライト」 ニコール・キッドマン「LION/25年目のただいま」 【脚本賞】 最後の追跡 ラ・ラ・ランド ロブスター マンチェスター・バイ・ザ・シー 20センチュリー・ウーマン …

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Jimmy Kimmel Live After the Academy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel Live is supposed to be live following the Academy Awards, but the show has already aired on the ABC app. and it starts out with Jimmy in a back alley and he pays Billy Crystal money for an Oscar, but it turns out to be Oscar the Grouch and Jimmy screams, “This is …

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Meryl Streep Wins Oscar for What?

Spoiler Alert: Meryl Streep wins an Academy Award because Hollywood are a bunch of douches who liked her rant about Donald Trump. Talk about an over rated actress!

Are the Oscars Prerecorded?

Yesterday I went to Hollywood to take some photos before the Oscars that are to start today at 4 PM Pacific time. This morning I woke up and watched Jimmy Kimmel Live at 8 AM, but his show is supposed to be live after the Oscars. How did he have recordings of people walking the …

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Oscars 2017

This year I’m not really excited about the Academy Awards as I have been in the past. I think I have heard about all I want to hear from Hollywood and movie stars to are obviously privileged and overpaid. Especially since this was an election year and I heard numerous Hollywood elites say that because …

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Roses in La Jolla, California

While in La Jolla I was walking down the street and saw these beautiful roses. I just had to stop and snap some photos of them.

Model Tatiana – Hippie Photo Shoot

I went on a photo shoot with, Tatiana, one of the models from the previous Boarder X Brewery event that I took photos at. This was different as it was more in nature and more one-on-one, but I think we got some really good photos. She is a pleasure to work with and as I …

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Southern Cops Have a Way With Words

These are actual comments made by South Carolina Troopers that were taken off their car videos: 1. “You know, stop lights don’t come any redder than the one you just went through.” 2. “Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they’re new. They’ll stretch after you wear them a while.” 3. “If you take your hands …

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Sights Around the Imperial Beach Pier

Took a walk on the Imperial Beach pier and took some photos of different things around the area. Here are those photos:

Comic Book Street Names

Today I was driving down the street and I turned on the corner of Gotham and Xavier and thought to myself, obviously the people responsible for naming those streets are fans of comic books.

Historical Old Photos in Color

Henry Ford, 1919 Cornell Rowing Team 1914 Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office. Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield Two Boxers after a fight Brooklyn Bridge in 1904 Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt 1961 An Oklahoman farmer during the great dust bowl in …

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Bikes, Babes, and Beer…Oh My!

Went to an event at Boarder X Brewery in San Diego, California that had bikes, models, and it was at a brewery so it had beer. Talk about an excellent combination. Here was one one the models that was posing in front of the vehicles.

West Coast Cars

Went to an event tonight were there were some tricked out West Coast cars with hydraulics, low riders, and some motorcycles. It was my first time ever seeing anything like this so I tried to capture the cars in the best light. Here are some of my photos from the event.

Working Mammals

Drove over to San Diego to see the pens where the United States Navy holds and cares for dolphins. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that the United States Navy gives these dolphins the very best care that they can give them, but it made me think about if the Navy should be …

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Photos of San Diego

Here are some photos look at San Diego from Harbor Island.

Bees at Work

I was at LaJolla in San Diego, California and I walked by some flowers and saw some bees that were hard at work.  I decided to take some photos of the bees and I must say I was pleased with the results. I was playing around with an application to bring the bee to the …

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Comic CON 2016

Today I drove down by the convention center to see some of the interesting characters around Comic CON 2016. It was quite a crowd and it was busy. Here are some photos.

Desert Flowers

Took a walk today and spotted these desert flowers near Otay Ranch, California. I have never seen these types of flowers before, so I snapped a shot.

Ocean Beach Hippie Hostel

I was walking around Ocean Beach and saw this decked out hippie hostel. I think the only thing that was missing was a hippie van parked out front, but that is minor since there are a bunch of hippies and hippie vehicles in Ocean Beach.

Photos Around Monterey, California

Here are some various photos I took while at Monterey, California.

Monterey, California – Sea Otters

Took a trip to Monterey, California because I wanted to see some sea otters and take some photos of them. Here are some of the photos I took. Here is a short video of one of the otters eating breakfast.

Monterey’s Flower Burglar

This morning I was driving to the ocean in Monterey, California in hopes to take some photos of some sea otters when I noticed a movement out of the corner of my eye.  When I looked over there was a young deer walking along the side of a house.  I stopped my car and watched …

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Bixby Bridge – Big Sur, California

As I drove up the California Highway 1 today, I decided to stop and take some photos of the Bixby Bridge. The Bixby creek bridge was opened in 1932. It is one of the tallest single-span concrete arch bridges in the world. It is located in Monterey County and is part of the California State …

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Elephant Seals Near San Simeon

As I drove up California Highway 1, I stopped off at a beach near San Simeon to check out some elephant seals. Being that I’ve never seen elephant seals before, I didn’t know what to expect. First off they are very dramatic. They are always making noise and getting into fights where it looks like …

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Evening View of Point Loma

Here is a photo of the beautiful view of Coronado Island and Point Loma in San Diego, California.

Slices of Early History

Here are some old photos that are wonderful slices of history.  The descriptions are below each photo. The rural kids in the 50’s rode bikes to school.  You took whatever path was best for you.  Bullet holes in the sign? Camping out in 1918. This was the 30’s, and this sharecropper’s son was working behind the …

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Kansas Highway Patrol Officer Traffic Stop Story

Story from a Kansas State Highway Patrol officer: I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding On U.S. 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan, KS. I asked for her driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance. The lady took out the required information and handed …

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Great Old West Black and White Photos

Here are some shots from the era of the “Old West”. (captions are below each photo) Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite. Two men most responsible for the Nation Parks we have in California. William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry. Teller at First National Bank, Austin, 1891-1894. Man, look at that fancy woodwork done …

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San Diego Padres Face-off Against the Saint Louis Cardinals

Today the San Diego Padres are facing off in game one of a three game series with the Saint Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball game. I went down to Petco Park to partake in the festivities. Here are some of the photos from my experience. Spoiler alert: The Padres beat the Cardinals 4-1 tonight. It …

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Ocean Beach Hippie Van

Today I was driving through Ocean Beach in San Diego, California and I saw a hippie van with a couple of hippies inside of it. I thought it was interesting enough to take a photo of. I can’t read everything, but I think the front of the van reads, “Feel the sun. Love the moon.”

Leninade – Get Hammered and Sickled in California

What the heck is happening in the super markets in California? I was in the super market and I came across a beverage called “Leninade” and their slogan is “Get hammered and sickled.” How the heck did something like this make its way into super markets in the United States? What kind of self-loathing, democratic, …

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Funny Sign at the Sea Life Aquarium

I was at the Sea Life Aquarium and I saw this sign. The way the sign shows a finger pointing at a fish with a line through it and then the outside fish has a sad face, it looks like the sign is saying, “Don’t point at the fish. It hurts their self esteem.” Maybe …

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Sea Life Aquarium Carlsbad, California

One of the attractions as part of Legoland in Carlsbad, California is the Sea Life Aquarium. Here are some of the photos I took while I was there.

Photos From a Day at Legoland California

Enjoyed a nice spring day at Legoland in Carlsbad, California. Here are photos from my experience.

Historical Old Photographs

Here’s some more great old historical photo‘s. The photo descriptions are below the photos. Here is the way they parked cars in NYC during the 1930’s. Righting the overturned hull of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, 19 March 1943. A worker helping to build the Empire State Building in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression …

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Ocean Beach Hippies Unite!

Only in California will you see signs to call meetings with hippies. This photo was taken at Ocean Beach in San Diego, California in front of the library.

Extremely sharp 100+ Year Old Pictures of the United States

These photos of life in the US at the beginning of the 20th century are truly a walk back in time. The first photo below looks the same today and many of you have entered it on the way to NY. The third photo shows how trolley cars were air conditioned in the summer. The …

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DJ Tiesto Billboard on Hollywood Boulevard

I was walking down Hollywood Boulevard at night and looked up to see a DJ Tiesto billboard for Hakkasan in Las Vegas.

Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars – 2nd Shoot

I went to Hollywood boulevard and took some more photos of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California. Here are the photos of the different stars I took pictures of.

This is the end Folks Oscars 2016

This is the end Folks!

The Red Carpet Oscars 2016

Here is the red carpet.

The Oscars 2016 第88回アカデミー授賞式

今年のホストはクリス・ロックです。 最多ノミネート作品は、レオナルド・ディカプリオ主演の「The Revenant レヴェナント」で、 次に多かったのが日本でも大ヒットした「マッドマックス怒りのデス・ロード」です。 ディカプリオは初オスカーを手にするかが注目されていますね。 シルベスター・スタローンは1977年にロッキーで主演男優賞にノミネートされて以来だそうです。 長編アニメーション部門で「思い出マーニー」がノミネートされていますね。 受賞すれば千と千尋の神隠し以来の快挙だそうです。 大ファンという訳ではないし詳しくもないのですが、 なぜかアカデミー授賞式前夜に2年連続で訪れてしまったハリウッド。 折角なので写真を撮ってきました。授賞式準備のためにスタッフが働いていました。 去年よりあまり飾り付けされていない印象です。相変わらず人は沢山いました。