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A different view: Photoshopped Aubergine featuring the letters, A & B.

If you blog from Hollywood “A” will always stand for Angeles, Angel (a messenger), or, Angelina (Jolie) – a second generation proven Hollywood star and cultural, global treasure of America.

“B” in Hollywood’s current celebrity star system, will always stand for Brad (Pitt)- champion celebrity supporter of the New Orleans Saints football team, who wear a Super Bowl ring. “B” stands for Barack (President Obama, husband of FLOTUS Michelle Obama) and Bill (Clinton) husband of the current US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton or (more current) Canada‘s teen entertainer, Bieber (Justin) or a returning Kawana (Governor) of California, Jerry Brown too.

Of these names listed – American culture is spun, millions of dollars, time, energy, resources, hours and hours and hours of global attention and effort are spent printing, distributing, broadcasting, (watching, viewing, emulating, discussing at office water coolers) any inkling of a sighting or a key message from any one of these names.

As celebrities of entertainment, politics, music, arts and culture – they form a multi-billion dollar industry that generates around them each day. AB people, leading the world – in a metaphor of a (solar) star system, or the particles of an atom. They are the oracles, of a Super Power’s discourse. The artillery (signifiers elect by popular free-choice vote) of a super power’s dominance and culture–imploring the key message of:  ‘emulate US’ worldwide. They’re fun people. Fun sells. As celebrities of US culture, I like them all. More often than not, they always bring a smile.

“B” also equals whose got the ball. B is also about what you do for others when you have the ball.

You’re an A-List star in Hollywood when you do A-List worthy things with the ball you hold in your hands for others. Angelina Jolie perhaps sums this up the best, on her humanitarian missions for the UN, to people of the world most needing advocacy. AB is a blood type (like any other, O type for example is too) –the signifier of human life globally–symbolizing the movement of a pulse for the good, across the globe, for people.

Practically speaking though, if you’re from New Zealand and you’re a rugby football enthusiast, AB stands for All Blacks and of them and what they have achieved in sports and what AB’s culture has inspired for human rights records of the World (cf: Nelson Mandela‘s story and human rights, apartheid advocacy via Maori New Zealanders and Kiwis in the documentary films of artist, Merata Mita, one of the most significant filmic artists in the world of all time, who held, focused or directed a camera, in often zero budget filming conditions–yet in a Queenly manner, like Angelina Jolie is now as a debut director, seeing beyond color bars into the heart of genocidal, raping tendencies as a filmic theme)–is only the stuff Hollywood legends are written of and made of. Hence that very long sentence. Sorry ’bout that.

On the other side of the world, in New Zealand, at a significant time in world history as captured on film in Merata’s film, Patu! – AB’s culture helped free a Nobel Peace Prize Winning King, of South Africa. His life story of freedom, is a Kiwi story too. He’s in our hot mix. Maori and Kiwi’s freed him with advocacy also, helping give Nelson his long awaited cup of Liberty in his unique journey of a very long walk to freedom as a now celebrated South Africa icon of the world. When New Zealand play South Africa in rugby, we celebrate our part we play, in his ongoing legacy of freedom. He gave us a challenge, we responded, and that legacy to free others, will always be what we do in rugby country, Middle Earth. It’s a proven gift, a cultural taonga (inner treasure) AB Kiwi-thinkers have, carry, possess, pass on to others when needed for the world.

We instigate the play and the pass of freedom with our actions and instincts, outworked in a teamwork formation. We always have.

AB thinkers and action star-doers, are ‘Humanitarian Messangers of Sport.’ They are down-to-earth and fine Commonwealth people. Their nobility of spirit is defined by a Joe Blogg’s-appearing cloak of humility.

Like any rugby football enthusiast or ‘team work sports’ appreciating Kiwi in the world –The AB’s are our fun heroes. Gladiators of sport, whenever they appear, they symbolize fearless change in a modern world of fiercely contested challenges. New teamwork strategies in play is what they evolve as a science of sport and an art form of globally loved entertainment. They are masters at evolving the game of play and making it better.

Image: Photo-shopped Aubergine (deep purple) appearing as black. Hot image via Freaking News website.

[For a good Baba Ganoush dip recipe, enjoyed by people in the Middle East equally (regardless of geographical borders) and also with people in the Western World too, check out David Bovitz recipe. Pictures are also DB's. Recipe found here].

What’s cooking in your kitchen for the world America? Good things, I trust. Happy cooking, creating, eating, shared and diverse dining. Peace ya’ll! :)

[Below Image: 'Canterbury Kia Mau Training Rugby Ball" courtesy if Ikon Sport].

A and B are two important keys on a King or Queen’s piano’s keyboard. I am not either. I am the “C” key, of Middle Earth (eyes are needed to C), like any try-and-do-some-good Kiwi does, I try and join in too, in and around supporting our rugby footballers to excel in teamwork opportunities that get the best results on and off the field.

Our rugby players are our AB’s stars. The rest of us Kiwi’s – at best, tend to play the “Middle C” key role of Middle Earth – to entertain for a peaceful and productive future of “big hearted” purposes in the world. Baba Ganoush - with pita bread as a change from Latino-staple Corn Chips and Salsa, in this Jerry Brown latino-voted California’s elect future, of political climate change terrain of Hollywood, that I blog from. Exciting times.

Keeping it real, is having a diverse taste palate. That way, we’re more likely to consider the needs of others, with a worldview different and/or similar to our own. Mature tastes then maturing together with consideration and love for others in our stout rugby and football hearts- Baba Ganoush, why not?! You know it. Peace!

~Music, Sam CookeA Change is Gonna Come in honor of Motown Artists contribution to the world for MO-vember rugby nation mugs 2010. Courage to Collaborate And Bee more awesome. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.5.10~


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Christina Hendricks is Mad Men‘s actor, whose known for her hourglass clinching waist. 

Sorry, I meant her vibrant red hair. :)

Photoshop Disasters blog spot website, categorizes this surreal image, of Hendricks sans waist and legs, under the blog tag: I’ll Do it When I Get Back from the Pub. 

It must be a winner, because Christina gets another mention too, under the blog post: Legless Before Lunchtime. 

The beer in the U.K must be strong in graphic designers lunch hour. Talk about a vanishing waistline, this takes the cake. 

The copy penned by Michael Hainey was wasted on the graphic artist’s mistake. It describes Mad Men as “Literature. What Matthew Weiner has created isn’t just a television masterpiece–it’s an epic poem for our age.”

 A graphic novel tip: “No Paste. No Waist?”

[Image via of Mickey K. With thanks.]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.9.10~


Posted by on September 10, 2010 in Christina Hendricks, Mad Men


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Angelina Jolie‘s beauty really isn’t this contorted or contrived. But somehow, the photoshopper who did the Salt movie poster–decided to totally realter Angelina’s face. As Jolie okayed the proof, this is very funny today.

Why Team Salt did this, no one knows, when paparazzi snap prettier pics of Jolie running errands with her kids, than this image of her movie visage portrays.

It brings on the lol’s today anyway… in that Britney/ Candies campaign kind of faux pink and proud way. But Jolie is always black, not pink. In fact in Hollywood, we call Angelina black caviar for the Russian markets.  :)

On the positive, at least in this pic–Angelina rather creatively looks like Pax and Maddox Jolie-Pitt‘s momma–more so than she normally does. Lol! This poster is good to go for the lucrative Asian movie markets–where Jolie crosses over as a superstar, like a fish takes to water. Love it.

[Fake Salt Poster Image Courtesy of E! Online via  Michael K]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.


Posted by on May 19, 2010 in America, Angelina Jolie, China, Humor, Russia


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It has to be said that in her new poster for Sex and The City 2 that Sarah Jessica Parker loves the Greek Goddess theme in her couture choices. But as Michael K of Dlisted.Com points out–what the heck is happening to Kim Cattrall‘s cougar face in this poster.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.30.2010~


Posted by on April 30, 2010 in Fashion, Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker


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Who doesn’t like Sarah Jessica Parker. She’s a honey. But this Vogue cover and Sex and the City 2 poster is just ridiculous on the photoshop front. This is about as real as a comment like “George W. Bush‘s presidency was a good one.” Lol! Photoshoppers and Washington DC spin doctors do a lot to rock an American story out, don’t they and sell it to the world.

Look at this stuff today! Unreal! Do these people honestly think that we the movie going person, don’t have a set of eyeballs that work? I kid. Sex and the City 2 looks like its going to be a hum dinger film, but with overdone marketing like this… are they going to Benjamin Button SJP and her castmates all the way throught that film. Shesh!

After this Vogue cover and movie poster, the film has a very hard act to follow. Whose in charge of the film’s publicity, because, although I’m sure it’s not Sarah’s fault… this shizzle is way out of control. :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.13.2010~

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Posted by on April 13, 2010 in Sarah Jessica Parker


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Sweetie, we know that the vodka + dorittos diet is what you swear by, but come on, now! Chelsea Handler cheats another magazine cover for Shape‘s April 2010 issue.

Chelsea Handler‘s point?… all the other b*tches do… why can’t I?

Look at that grin! Priceless. Love her.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.23.2010~

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Posted by on March 24, 2010 in Chelsea Handler, Humor


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I know firefighters since 9-11 are the new heroes of the world… but this picture is ridonkulous today, about the super super powers of firefighters who can handle their hose, as depicted in the Wall Street journal. Photoshop your ‘news’ images much?

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.10.2010~

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Posted by on March 10, 2010 in Uncategorized




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