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APR 02: SNOW LEOPARD KYROS – THE PAEAN ON HIMALAYAS!

SNOW LEOPARD KYROS - THE PAEAN ON HIMALAYAS! | Sung by the mysterious cat that roams mostly unseen through this secluded ranges with the highest mountains of the world!

I'M KYROS, THE SNOW LEOPARD!

THE PAEAN ON THE HIMALAYAS!

Sung by the mysterious cat that roams mostly unseen through this secluded ranges with the highest mountains of the world!

MY HIMALAYAS - MY REALM!

Where the highest peaks praise to the skies and are abodes of the gods!
A breathtaking Shangri-La, above that the sun radiates so incredibly brilliant, for it's so close to the tropopause!
A marvelous wonderland far over any cloud ceiling!
An often cold but pure place, where icy winds whiff and where the eternal winter reigns!

My HIMALAYAS - WHERE THE VITAL WATER IS FROM!

Its snow feeds the gigantic rivers, which make a life of over 3 billion people possible at all!
That's around 45% of the world population that depend on Himalayan rivers for their drinking water, agriculture, and industry!
Furthermore, the Himalayas are the weather divide, where the monsoon winds rain off!
More than 60% of the world population, especially in India and southern China, depend on these rains!

THE PAEAN ON THE WATER!

Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious.
Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY - (29. June 1900 - 31. July 1944) French aviator and poet. Author of The Little Prince!

WESTERNERS!

Have you grasped, at all, what this is all about?

SNOW LEOPARD KYROS - FACIAL EXPRESSIONS! -LITTLE CAT VIDEO
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SNOW LEOPARD KYROS - FACIAL EXPRESSIONS - Wildlife - Big Cat Video

I have the God-given talent, to enchant you! See my video and I will cast my spell over you! Look into my magical eyes and you will be convinced! - ©Video by Eric Maurer of Skatetrix Sport Company!


MAR 26: SIBERIAN PUSS HELIOS – TWICE ALBERT: SCHWEITZER AND EINSTEIN!

HELIOS, THE SIBERIAN PUSS - I'M THE CAT, WHO RELIEFS THE MISERIES OF LIFE! BY REMEDIES FROM ALBERT SCHWEITZER AND BY ALBERT EINSTEIN TOO!

I'M HELIOS, THE SIBERIAN PUSS!

I'M THE CAT, WHO RELIEFS THE MISERIES OF LIFE!

ALBERT SCHWEITZER - DIAGNOSIS:

THERE ARE TWO MEANS OF REFUGE FROM THE MISERIES OF LIFE: MUSIC AND CATS!

HELIOS - PRESCRIPTION:

Well, human stupidity is and was always the cause of all miseries on our planet!
And because we cats are one mean to refuge from miseries, I prescribe a drug to relief of those, who suffer from these miseries too!

My remedy contains three causes for thought by ALBERT EINSTEIN!
They are easily digestible, even for those who have a weak stomach!
And can be taken daily along with a little common sense - if available!

ALBERT EINSTEIN - REMEDIES:

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

GET WELL SOON!


MAR 05: SIBERIAN PUSS HELIOS – WILD WEST IN MODERN TIMES!

HELIOS, THE SIBERIAN PUSS - WILD WEST IN MODERN TIMES! Surely you love Wild West movies too? Settlers fight Red Skins! Red Skins want to scalp settlers! All over! The old wild west has perished long ago! But its harsh mores continue! In the constant war that governments wage against their own citizens!

I'M HELIOS, THE SIBERIAN PUSS!

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST!

Surely you love Wild West movies too?
Then you surely also know the scenes where endearing settlers barricade scared in their wagon fort?
For outside their wagon fort lurk lots of mean Red Skins!
These bad guys wait only for a favorable opportunity, to attack and scalp the endearing settlers!
Do you hear their loud war howls?

THE OLD WEST HAS PERISHED!

Have you ever been such an evil Indian?
Of course not!

BUT ITS HARSH MORES CONTINUE!

But maybe an evil citizen who wanted to ask an awkward question to the endearing civil servants in their wagon forts; excuse me; their offices?
Do you now understand my innuendo to the Wild West?
The same role distribution! Isn't it?

MODERN TIMES IN WILD WEST!

Why this defiance of the rights of each citizen in a so-called civilized country?
In a so-called constitutional state?

CONSTANT WAR AGAINST CITIZENS BY GOVERNMENTS!

It's the war that all governments of the world wage against their own citizens!
A fish rots from the head down.


JAN 22: ERIC MAURER – THE GOOD OLD ICE HOCKEY DAYS!

ERIC MAURER - FORMER ELITE ICE HOCKEY PLAYER! THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD ICE HOCKEY DAYS, MY FRIENDS!

ERIC MAURER - FORMER ELITE ICE HOCKEY PLAYER!

Dear ice hockey friends!
Do you still remember the good old days of ice hockey?

STIFF BOARDS!

Ice hockey boards were stiff, solid board walls that did not give a millimetre in a collision.

LEATHER SKATES!

Skates still had leather shafts.
Their blades were fixed on two steel supports, which were riveted to the sole.

WOODEN STICKS!

Hockey sticks were still made of wood.
Made in Canada or Finland by manufacturer like Hespeler, Sherwood or Koho.
Hard shots and one-timers, as with today's carbon fibre sticks made in China, were then simply impossible!
A wooden hockey stick blade would have broken off, or would at least have twisted in such a way that the puck would have jumped over it!

LEATHER GLOVES!

Gloves were made of leather and made by Cooper.
The player's thumb was protected with a stiffening called Armadillo.

UNCOMFORTABLE PROTECTIVES!

Protective equipment was more like a medieval knight's armour, but no longer made of sheet steel, but hard, stiff fibres.
Very uncomfortable to wear during a game!

A RULE THAT SLOWED DOWN GAMES!

When the then applicable rule of Red Line Offside made the game much more complicated and thus much slower than today's games!

GAMES ON OPEN AIR RINKS!

Something very special were games on open air rinks!
Especially when snow fell during a game!
Very amusing for spectators to watch how players were poking around with their sticks in snow heaps to find the puck!
Sometimes, such a game was interrupted every 5 minutes to plow the fallen snow away off the rink!
Quite annoying for the players!

THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD ICE HOCKEY DAYS, MY FRIENDS!