Clico Investment Bank Failure


Could the failure of the Trinidad and Tobago conglomerate  CL Financial, the largest financial group in the Caribbean, be the tip of the financial crisis in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean?  Is the financial Titanic about to hit? If citizens are asking what the country would be getting for the multibillion dollar Government bailout of CL the answer would be a financial system which has not collapsed. If people are asking why no beefed-up laws were passed to regulate CL Financial when the Central Bank became concerned about their high risk ventures since 2004, the answer would be who knows.

The worst thing a financial institution and system could experience is a run. No financial system could endure a run by its depositors for very long since runs are to banks what silver bullets are to werewolves. Financial systems survive on confidence and the lack of confidence can move from one institution to the next easily like a forest fire in the wind.  In the financial world the strong usually pays for the sins of the weak. As ludicrous as it seems right now, the best thing the public could do is be concerned but party. People should leave the financial institutions alone and let the regulators do what has to be done. This is one time where don’t worry be happy might work. The other banks in Trinidad and Tobago are stable and we were told the others never went into those high-risk ventures that CL Financial was prone to undertake. The problem with high-risk financial institutions is that most of the people who invested in them were ignorant to how high risk the ventures were and made the decision to invest based on a glossy brochure an/or an insurance agent – the two least credible sources of the truth.

For Trinidad and Tobago’s and the Caribbean’s sake I hope the valuable assets of CL Financial prove to be valuable. Maybe this is the right time for cash-rich China to step in and acquire a part of Trinidad and Tobago at fire sale prices. Or maybe they will wait for it to burn a little bit more.

Trinidad Carnival in Pictures

The best and only way to look at this Trinidad Carnival slideshow is in HQ (High Quality). If the video image quality doesn’t look HQ just click the HQ button on the lower right pop-up button on the YouTube video. The HQ button only seems to be available after the video starts to play. HQ mode requires more bandwidth so it take longer to load but the difference in video quality is drastic and worth the wait.

Naturally, the photographs that appear on the slideshow were taken by me and also appear on that Trinidad and Tobago Photo Website oddly named



This meme was stolen from Girlblue and the fact I took the time to fill it out should say something about my quest to provide quality content to my blog readers. And now I quote girlblue:

SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 85 of these films, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, then, put x’s next to the films you’ve seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and share at will. Have fun.

I used no x’s just bold type to highlight the movies I saw. But remember, just because you paid to see something doesn’t mean you will like it.

Conclusion: I have no life but in my defense:

Most of us do not consciously look at movies ~ Roger Ebert

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
Boondock Saints
Fight Club
Starsky and Hutch
Neverending Story
Blazing Saddles
The Princess Bride
Napoleon Dynamite
Saw II
White Noise
White Oleander
Anger Management
50 First Dates
The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Scream 2
Scream 3
Scary Movie
Scary Movie 2
Scary Movie 3
Scary Movie 4
American Pie
American Pie 2
American Wedding
American Pie Band Camp
Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter 2
Harry Potter 3
Harry Potter 4
Resident Evil 1
Resident Evil 2
The Wedding Singer
Little Black Book
The Village
Lilo & Stitch
Finding Nemo
Finding Neverland
The Grinch
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
White Chicks
Butterfly Effect
13 Going on 30
I, Robot
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Universal Soldier
Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Along Came Polly
Deep Impact
Never Been Kissed
Meet The Parents
Meet the Fockers
Eight Crazy Nights
Joe Dirt
A Cinderella Story
The Terminal
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Passport to Paris
Dumb & Dumber
Dumber & Dumberer
Final Destination
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
The Ring
The Ring 2
Surviving X-MAS
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
Practical Magic
Ghost Ship
From Hell
Secret Window
I Am Sam
The Whole Nine Yards
The Whole Ten Yards
The Day After Tomorrow
Child’s Play
Seed of Chucky
Bride of Chucky
Ten Things I Hate About You
Just Married
Nightmare on Elm Street
Sixteen Candles
Remember the Titans
Coach Carter
The Grudge
The Grudge 2
The Mask
Son Of The Mask
Bad Boys
Bad Boys 2
Joy Ride
Lucky Number Slevin
Ocean’s Eleven
Ocean’s Twelve
Bourne Identity
Bourne Supremecy
Lone Star
Predator I
Predator II
The Fog
Ice Age
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
Curious George
Independence Day
A Bronx Tale
Darkness Falls
Children of the Corn
My Bosses Daughter
Maid in Manhattan
War of the Worlds
Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2
Best Bet
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
She’s All That
Calendar Girls
Mars Attacks
Event Horizon
Ever After
Wizard of Oz
Forrest Gump
Big Trouble in Little China
The Terminator
The Terminator 2
The Terminator 3
Spider-Man 2
Sky High
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers 2
Catch Me If You Can
The Little Mermaid
Freaky Friday
Reign of Fire
The Skulls
Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions 2
The Hot Chick
Shrek 2
Miracle on 34th street
Old School
The Notebook
Krippendorf’s Tribe
A Walk to Remember
Ice Castles
The 40-year-old Virgin
Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Waiting for Guffman
House of 1000 Corpses
Devils Rejects
Mothman Prophecies
American History X
The Jacket
Kung Fu Hustle
Shaolin Soccer
Night Watch
Monsters Inc.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Shaun Of the Dead
High Tension
Club Dread
Dawn Of the Dead
Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
28 days later
Kill Bill vol 1
Kill Bill vol 2
Mortal Kombat
Wolf Creek
Kingdom of Heaven
the Hills Have Eyes
I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
The Last House on the Left
Army of Darkness
Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
Ewoks The Battle For Endor
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Team America: World Police
Red Dragon
Silence of the Lambs

Our Choice of Death

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

Gumby said he nearly got a heart attack three times that night. The first was when the bandit pointed a gun at him, the second happened when the bandit couldn’t start Gumby’s car and the third was after the bandit offered to shoot Gumby. I was amazed how calm Gumby seemed telling me all this but he got angry when I told him I was surprised he didn’t get a real heart attack because he was fifty pound overweight.

Gumby didn’t seem to mind a man pulling a gun on him but he hated people telling him about his weight. Gumby is like so many people who would prefer to criticize the Government on the lack of health services instead of losing weight and jogging round the local KFC car park. There are those who think smoking is cool and the state should provide quick-responding paramedics and ashtrays.  Drinking can induce a feeling of happiness and the look of stupidity simultaneously but its effects over time can overstress hospitals and make doctors wealthy. Our diet and lifestyle play an important part in determining who ends up under a nurse’s care and who ends up under a nurse at night.

Criticizing the state of health care is legitimate but not while you are on your third doubles or fried chicken leg. Criticizing the ambulance service for slow response is valid but less so when the paramedics could smell alcohol ten feet from the victim. Taking responsibility for our health doesn’t free the Government from providing proper services but by having to spend less on health care the Government can have more to spend on overpriced stadiums and gas-guzzling SUVs. Not withstanding Government’s neglect of its citizens we should remember that Governments come and Governments go, but your health is not on sale.

Trinidad Bat Facts

Trinidad Bat

Trinidad Bat

  • Trinidad has more types of bats than any other country
  • There are 1,100 species of bats worldwide and these accounts for 70 percent of mammal species
  • There are 100 species of mammals in Trinidad and Tobago of which 60 are bats
  • The Tamana Caves, located in the Tamana Hills in Trinidad has a bat population between 500,000 to 3 million bats.
  • A type of vampire bat – Desmodus Rotundus Rotundus – is found in Trinidad
  • Vampire bats feed on the blood of animals and sometimes humans
  • Less than 0.5% of bats carry rabies
  • Dr Joseph Lennox Pawan, a Trinidadian medical doctor, was the first to discover that the rabies virus was transmitted by bats. He made the discovery in 1931.
  • Bats have very small teeth and can bite a sleeping person without being felt.
  • One bat can consume 4,800 insects a night
  • Bats disperse seeds and pollinate fruits which make bats vital for the survival of the rain forest
  • The local legend of the of the blood-sucking Soucouyans was probably based on vampire bats
  • It is unclear what characteristic of the bat influenced Bruce Wayne in becoming Batman
  • Vampire movies have given bats a bad name
  • Some Trinidadian girls look bloody good dressed in vampire bat costumes at Carnival time

Desirable, Sexy, and Beautiful Women

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

Are there differences between a desirable, a sexy and a beautiful woman? Crudely speaking and according to definition, if a woman is desirable to a man it means the man wishes to possess the woman. The definition doesn’t go on to say what the man wishes to do with the woman once he takes possession. It could be for housework or some other sexist activity such as being an ornament. Sexy, on the other hand, is a form of desire and is very specific about the nature of the desire. When a man uses the word sexy to describe a woman people understand the nature of that person’s lust or depravity. Then there are those men who seldom use the words desirable or sexy and instead use the word beautiful to describe women in public. These men are typically timid or well-mannered and don’t speak of women as objects of desire or sex. They look at women in a more holistic way and picture how a woman may look in an evening gown, behind an ironing board or even beating a rug. These men think of themselves as sophisticated and rarely eyeball women in public but they do eyeball on the Internet.

Eva Mendes has been voted as the most desirable woman for 2009 by I didn’t vote and find all this talk about desirable and sexy and beautiful to be too commercial for my liking. It all entertainment and an I sure if you look on the streets of Port of Spain on Carnival Monday and Tuesday you may see more desirable, sexy and beautiful women than those being proposed by those clever Internet Buzz makers.


Barack Obama – The Unofficial Blog Interview


This a fictitious interview between President Elect Barack Obama and that devilish blogger, Aka_Lol. The interview was held in the back of the mind of the blogger on the 19th January 2009, the eve of his Inauguration as President. The President Elect was gracious enough to grant the interview and he always wanted to see inside the mind of a blogger. He was disappointed.

AKA: Mr. President Elect, how does it feel to be so close to becoming the most powerful man in the world?

BO: It’s like being a teenager. First they take away your Blackberry then they don’t let you say what is on your mind. Then they watch every move you make and don’t even let you drive or go to the mall. But the good thing is that you don’t get pimples. It feels good I guess.

AKA: So what are your plans immediately after the Inauguration Ceremony?

BO: Would Beyonce be there? Just joking, just joking.

AKA: Mr. President Elect, people have been asking what would be your priorities on assuming office on Wednesday.

BO: I will be removing that portrait of George W. and conducting interviews for a dog but only after I deal with Israel and Hamas. Bastards!

AKA: I understand you are attached to your Blackberry but the Secret Service and your lawyers have advised against it for both security and legal reasons.

BO: Have no fear, I will be out there and I will choose a puzzling name like Aka_Lol, perhaps. Wouldn’t it be nice to declare war via an email or SMS for a change. Seriously, as President I must do not only what is legal but also what is right.

AKA: What are your plans for the economy?

BO: The economy is like a balloon, the more you pump into it the bigger it gets but if you pump too much into it, one pin prick, and it goes out with a bang.

AKA: Meaning?

BO: I am saying we need a tougher balloon and less pricks.

AKA: That sounds like a plan. How was your recent vacation in Hawaii?

BO: It was great to be back home and Michelle and the kids had a good rest. One night we lost electricity for a few hours but I slept through the crisis.

AKA: Not signs of things to come, I hope.

The president Elect chuckles cynically and whispers something to a nearby Secret Service Agent while pointing at Aka. Aka looks nervous.

AKA: Women say you are sexy and you are idolized by almost 80% of the US and 95% of the World. Do you think that would work in your favor?

BO: Aka, sexy can be a dangerous asset and like a shaken can of Coca Cola it must be used with caution or else it could blow up in your face.

AKA: How would being a black man affect the Presidency?

BO: I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton’s Army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. I’ve gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the world’s poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slave owners…

AKA: Mr. President Elect, sorry for cutting you short but my blog is waiting for this interview and time is of the essence.

BO: Of course. Blog is life and life is blog.

AKA: You are young, athletic, handsome, charismatic, extremely well educated and possess a six pack. Do you think you have set a new precedent for US presidents and even word leaders?

BO: I hope so, Aka. Part of the problem we face today is a that most World Leaders are so pathetically ugly they wage wars and spend needlessly to get a little attention and show their people who is boss. I am leaps and bounds ahead of the pack in that regard.

AKA: Yes, indeed Mr. President Elect. Do you think Hillary will be an asset to your administration?

BO: We need a woman to bring peace to the world. Women are peaceful by nature.

Both Aka and BO suddenly burst out laughing and in the uproar someone blurts out “What have I done.” Sanity returns to the room.

AKA: Mr. President Elect, do you still smoke?

BO: Only in bed Aka, only in bed.

AKA: Thank you Sir, for your time. Good luck and may the Change be with you and The World.

BO: Thank You.

Suck, Don’t Chew – The Science of Pleasure


Suck, don’t chew is what you should do if you want to get the full enjoyment from eating high quality dark chocolate. This is the advice given by behavioral biologist Paul Martin in his book Drugs, Sex and Chocolate – The Science of Pleasure. Martin said high quality dark chocolate melts at body temperature and contains over 400 different flavor chemicals. He said that these chemicals need to be released slowly through gentle sucking if the flavor is to be appreciated. Any chocolate with over 70% cocoa content is considered dark chocolate and is considered high quality depending on the taste.

Sucking dark chocolate is not only pleasurable but it can improve reaction times since it contains the stimulant drugs caffeine and theobromine. Chocolate also contains very small amounts of a neurotransmitter called anandamide which is sometimes called the bliss receptor. Anandamide hits the same brain receptors as cannabis aka, ganga or weed. There are no confirmed cases of people getting high on dark chocolate but there are a few cases of chronic chocolate eaters seeking liposuction. Martin said that it takes constant practice sucking dark chocolate slowly to derive its maximum pleasure. Make it last, is his advice.

Slumdog Millionaire Reviewed

wallpapers_01_1280x960Slumdog Millionaire is an against-all-odds love story and like all love stories it is based on loneliness, courage, hope, and destiny. It is a very clever movie that uses the popular game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire to highlight the hardships  billions have to endure to survive.

Slumdog Millionaire is based on the people from the slums of India but it could be the slums anywhere in the world. The movie triumphs because it takes the viewer from sadness to improbable happiness. Slumdog Millionaire does have a happy end but the misery, evil and injustice the movie presents remains in the minds of the audience. Slumdog Millionaire is not a movie that was made to win awards or to highlight the skills of moviemakers but it was a movie that was made to touch your soul.


The Lunar Madness of 2009

Full Moon - January 10th 2009

Full Moon - January 10th 2009

On January 10th 2009 the moon was the closest it would be for the year and as a result the World went even madder. That is what those who believe in lunar madness would have us believe but could the moon really incite madness.

The word lunatic was derived from the word lunar (Roman Goddess of the Moon) because people thought there was a direct link between madness and the lunar cycle. Long ago people believed during the full moon some people went mad while the rest turned into werewolves. What ancient people failed to observe was that it was also the time leaders used to deliver addresses to the nations and walk the streets with their wives. Also, because of the brightness of the night, some men took the opportunity to walk the streets with their girlfriends which, naturally, did not go down too well with their wives. Because the night was brighter people would see more and the more people observed the more madness they saw. The only problem was that men stayed at home on the dark nights and were not able to observe anything except their wives in bed.

If you lived in a completely dark room and every time you lit a match you saw your big toe you can erroneously conclude the lighted match created the big toe. Yes, people possibly observed more madness and werewolves during a full moon but to blame it on something as romantic, inert, brilliant and defenseless as the full moon is unscientific madness.

President Obama’s Official Portrait

President Obama's Official Portrait

President Obama's Official Portrait

To the left is the first Official Portrait of President Barack Obama. The photo was released on the 14th January 2009 from the Office of The President Elect. The portrait was taken by the newly appointed White House photographer Pete Souza.

According to this Presendital Portrait is the first for a US President  to be taken with a digital camera. The camera honor goes to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The EXIF data is embeded on the photograph and it was taken on January 13th, 2009 at 5:38 pm with no flash, using a 105mm lens stopped to f/10 at a 1/125 exposure, with an ISO of 100. The photograph was processed on a Mac using Adobe CS3. However, I see one error and that is the photograph is labeled in the EXIF data as being copyrighted 2008 by Peter Souza even though the photo was taken in 2009.

Google – The Latest Word

Google - The Word

Google - The Word

Google, the word, has now become an official part of the Urban and English Dictionaries. The word Google will not only be used to mean a search engine but something more meaningful. It was decided the word Google would be used as a verb , a noun and a sledge hammer . Here are some examples of the use of the new word Google and its derivatives:

  • The police pulled aside the suspect and Googled him right there in the street. They found at least ten relevant items.
  • The grocer performed a thorough Google of the storeroom but could not find a single ham or box of Canadian smoked herrings so he decided to alter his Google.
  • The Prime Minister Googled for answers when he learnt the economy was about to hit the dirt but all he found were cutbacks in the wrong places and blank faces.
  • The peeping tom was arrested while Googling for a clean window.
  • The priest urged the congregation to Google deep within for answers.
  • Google and you will find. Ask and you will receive.
  • The Virgin was tense as her new lover Googled for an opening; she was beginning to feel he was hopeless.
  • Google some more!” she shouted. “Yahoo!” he cried.

Air India Sacks Flight Attendants for Excess Baggage

Tilting WIth Excess Baggage

Tilting With Excess Baggage

Air India, in a brave and bold move that was bound to happen sooner or later, has sacked a number of flight attendants for being overweight. The feminist might take this issue up but all the attendants were women and weighed more than the stipulated amount allowed by Air India. This Beach Called Life once commented that generally flight attendants were no longer gorgeous and this made flying less attractive to male passengers. Notwithstanding this blog’s immature concern, Air India said  flight attendants must be fit and agile to handle safety procedures and they also must not be too broad so that they would stick on the evacuation chute or aisle during an emergency. Air India said nothing about the downturn in the amount of  in-flight ogling going on over the last few years. Also, Air India did not say that slim was easier on weary travelers than fat or that it cost more to fly a fat person than a slim one. Air India did not use the word “fat” in their dismissal letters or used the phrase “size does matter.” Instead Air India used the politically and even technically correct phrase “medically unfit” and probably the phrase “excess baggage.” An unnamed aircraft design engineer said using current technology it was not economically possible to make the aisles any wider and he felt that Slim Fast was the cheaper option. The Hindustan Times was reported to have carried this comment “On a long-haul flight, do you really want to see more spare tires than required on an airplane?”


Overweight and Insecure

Overweight and Insecure

Overweight flight attendants  are not a big issue but overweight policemen are. The Police are there to protect, serve and chase and when one considers that a large percentage of the Trinidad and Tobago police force cannot outrun the average sixty-year old then confidence cannot be too high. This blog would like to point out that the security of a nation is inversely proportion to the size of the bellies of the nation’s policemen and women.

Natalie Dylan – World’s Most Expensive Virgin

Natalie Dylan

Natalie Dylan

Natalie Dylan is selling her Virginity to the highest bidder and up to the time of writing bids have reached US$3.8 million causing a huge uproar among the out bided men but mainly among the millions of women who realized how much they undervalued this once priceless commodity.

Natalie Dylan is not a prostitute but a moderately attractive 22 year-old university graduate with a degree in something called women studies.  She hopes, by selling her virginity, to achieve some form of financial stability especially in these hard times. Naturally, Natalie Dylan does not find auctioning her virginity in any way demeaning and probably thinks this is one more way women can rule the world. She claimed that so far over 10,000 men have made bids. Natalie Dyer went on to stress that this was a one time only offer.  Selling virginity, this blog must point out,  has its challenges like packaging, storage, and shelf-life.

This blog is almost appalled at this act and has always felt that virginity is like natural gas where its sale is negotiated in private deals behind closed doors and whose price and conditions of sale must never be made known to the public. I can’t understand why anyone would pay $3.8 million for something that can only be used once and enjoyment may not be guaranteed. One man said that he could not understand why anyone would pay $3.8 million for virginity and would much rather spend $40 on a steak and at least have something to eat.

Have You Ever…Trinidad and Tobago Style


I got this idea from Wordtryst’s blog post called Have You Ever…

I liked that particular meme (insight into a blogger’s personality) and thought it would be nice to adapt it for the Trinidad and Tobago blogger.

As with Wordtryst, I also highlighted the things I am willing to admit I have done.

Have You ever…

  1. Slept under the stars
  2. Gotten caught in a flood
  3. Seen a real live Manatee
  4. Seen turtles lay eggs
  5. Eaten turtle meat
  6. Watched a meteor shower
  7. Gotten involved with a landslide
  8. Gone to Mt. St. Benedict
  9. Heard a real gunshot
  10. Hiked on the Northern Range
  11. Held a praying mantis
  12. Been held up while praying
  13. Sung Calypso
  14. Tried to get a passport appointment
  15. Visited Tobago
  16. Been robbed in Tobago
  17. Watched sparking electricity lines
  18. Seen smoke come out the back of your TV
  19. Refused KFC
  20. Ate doubles at 2 am
  21. Had food poisoning
  22. Grown your own weed
  23. Known any Miss Trinidad and Tobago beauty contestants
  24. Had a pillow fight
  25. Feted all night
  26. Taken a PH taxi
  27. Been kidnapped
  28. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
  29. Held a cock or common fowl
  30. Gone skinny dipping
  31. Ran a 5K
  32. Ridden a pirogue
  33. Helped pull sein
  34. Been insane
  35. Watched a sunrise or sunset
  36. Hit a six
  37. Been on a cruise
  38. Seen Maracas Waterfalls in person
  39. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
  40. Had ancestors
  41. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
  42. Bought saheena and kachourie in Debe
  43. Seen the Lighthouse of Port of Spain
  44. Played pan
  45. Had the chicken combo at Movietowne
  46. Sung karaoke
  47. Seen a WASA pipe leak
  48. Bought a stranger a roti
  49. Eaten a strange roti
  50. Visited Rio Claro or Cedros
  51. Caught crab on the beach by flambeau light
  52. Been transported in an ambulance
  53. Driven on the shoulder
  54. Had your portrait painted
  55. Been arrested
  56. Had you photo appear on a website
  57. Seen the Pitch Lake in person
  58. Been to the top of the Hyatt Hotel in Port of Spain
  59. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
  60. Kissed a member of the opposite sex in the rain
  61. Kissed a member of the opposite sex
  62. Cooked at the banks of a river
  63. Been held up at gun point
  64. Considered a life of crime
  65. Visited a family member at Golden Grove
  66. Been in a movie
  67. Taken a martial arts class
  68. Kicked someone’s butt
  69. Been transported in the trunk of a car
  70. Eaten Crix for lunch
  71. Cooked curried duck
  72. Gone girl watching on Frederick Street
  73. Donated blood, platelets, plasma or body parts
  74. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp or a Government Office
  75. Bounced a check
  76. Visited the Zen Nightclub
  77. Bounced out of a nightclub
  78. Flown in a helicopter
  79. Eaten Smoked Herring
  80. Stood in Woodford Square
  81. Toured the Caroni Bird Sanctuary
  82. Seen dead birds at The Sanctuary
  83. Broken a bone
  84. Broken someone else’s bone
  85. Been on the Bus Route illegally
  86. Published a book (do photo books count?)
  87. Read a book
  88. Bought a brand new car
  89. Fixed a flat in the Beetham
  90. Walked in Queen’s Park Savannah
  91. Been chased in the Queen’s Park Savanna
  92. Had your picture in the newspaper
  93. Had dengue fever
  94. Been called for jury duty
  95. Tried to get parking in Port of Spain
  96. Met someone famous
  97. Been or are  someone famous
  98. Lost a car
  99. Been on TV (Name called once)
  100. Ran out of water with soap on your skin
  101. Blogged like no ones looking

Golden Globe 2009 Results

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Colin Farrell – In Bruges

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight


Best Animated Feature Film


Best Foreign Language Film

Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Best Director – Motion Picture

Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Slumdog Millionaire
Composed by A. R. Rahman

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“The Wrestler” – The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen

Best Television Series – Drama

Mad Men (AMC)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Anna Paquin – True Blood (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Gabriel Byrne – In Treatment (HBO)

Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

30 Rock (NBC)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

John Adams (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Laura Linney – John Adams (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Paul Giamatti – John Adams (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Laura Dern – Recount (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Tom Wilkinson – John Adams (HBO)