1. bickern

    Magnificent Century

    Muhteşem Yüzyıl was a leading drama a few years ago that told the true story (said lightly) of the love affair between Hürrem Sultan, was the favourite and later the chief consort and legal wife of Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. Magnificent Century Episode 1 - English Subtitles -...
  2. bickern

    Islamists aren't Islamic - they're just 21st century fascists

    This needs to be read in its entirety so as not to misunderstand. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our grandparents weren't scared of the Nazis, and we shouldn't be scared of their successors. We are told there is a war against people of the Islamic...
  3. bickern

    Magnificent Century

    Muhteşem Yüzyıl, English: The Magnificent Century) was a prime time historical Turkish soap opera television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the...
  4. ted j

    FIFA come out of the nineteenth century

    They are finally beginning to use modern technology to see whether a football actually goes over the line , by means of a chip in the ball No more blown calls in soccer? FIFA to use goal-line technology - latimes.com Ted
  5. shirleyanntr

    Fascinating look at Harem Life in the 19th century

    İ was reading some articles about Ottoman Cuisine when i came across an excerpt from a book from the memoirs of Leyla Saz (1845-1936) who was brought up in the Harem of Cırağan Palace. She and her sister were there because her father was the Chief Surgeon to the İmperial household. His life...
  6. Tommie

    The 10 most ridiculous tech lawsuits of the 21st Century

    Just reading this article this morning and this one The Batman Bonus hit me as being of interest to some TLF members. It's a slideshow so you'll have to go to slide no 11. In case anybody wonders, 2 slides are adverts so that's why there are 12 slides. I deny any responsibility. For the...
  7. ukizook

    Half a Century not out

    This may sound funny to most of you but today I reached 50 yrs and Im a little sad ?. I havn't worked (or needed to) for 8 years, I have a beautiful partner who is also my best friend. We have a villa in Turkey that we get to 12 weeks or so in the year and have friends in France who we also...
  8. bickern

    Simon Cowell in Sale of the Century, before he was famous

    Just looking through my favorites and found this you tube of Simon Cowell's first TV appearance on "Sale of the Century" Dailymotion Blogged Video He was a record company director then.
  9. D

    17th century nun's prayer

    I came across this while clearing out some stuff today. I had forgotten all about it, but thought it was perfect for sharing here..... Lord Thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on...
  10. B

    Violin, three-quarter, Stradivarius, 19th century..

    Antique Violin, Stradivarius, and other items for sale Genuine antique 3/4 violin, bought in specialist shop in Locksbottom, Kent, UK. Bought for my daughter by her over-indulgent father but not often played... a beautiful sound, comes with case, Wolfe shoulder rest and bow. A great investment...
  11. Blessed

    Bargain of the century

    FOR SALE 17 year old male 5ft11in Good cleaner and fetcher not to good at making tea but a bag full of tricks for one lucky buyer P.S Will swap for a leggy female 17-23 :w00t: So start the biding. sale will end when i lıke the price
  12. VWBug

    'Turks have been European for more than Half a Century'

    'Turks have been European for more than Half a Century' By Erkan Acar, Istanbul Published: Monday, January 02, 2006 zaman.com It was an important step forward for the European Union (EU) to keep its promise to start negotiations on 3 October 2005, said Gen. Hilmi Ozkok, Turkey’s Chief of...
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