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Özil won the Germans U21 European Championship

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As you can see from the highlights Mesut Özil was the star of U21 Euro last night. He was terrible in UEFA Final in İstanbul but shone last night against England.

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June 30, 2009 at 8:48 am

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Michael Jackson tops the sales lists

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I am really sad about the death of Michael Jackson. He has been one of the biggest pop icons ever and he will be missed in time. Even though he has been dealing many other things apart from the music in the last 10 years his fans have been bound to him. His rare concerts were sold out and he continued entertaining people despite his days full of problems.

After Jackson’s death his album sales hit skyrockets. The first 15 spots of amazon.com sales ranks in music is vacated by Jackson’s albums. You can click on the link to see for yourselves.

The concerts and documentary DVDs on him also sell a lot today. Top 5 of the DVD sales is now DVDs on Michael Jackson.

We can expect much more DVDs, documentaries and albums to come in the upcoming weeks. Michael Jackson was a profitable pop star now there is much more money to make money from his death.

By the way the first album i bought in my life was Dangerous by Michael Jackson.

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June 26, 2009 at 10:43 am

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What’s going on lately?

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– Weather is pretty hot… It certainly kills the enthusiasm to work, write etc.

– I had a week of holiday however my tooth did not let me enjoy it.

– I know the rooming capacities of Turkey by now, as i got it sorted out in preparations to Euro 2016 bid.

– I need to write some info sheets however can’t focus.

– Transformers 2 was really good. I enjoyed it, wifey didn’t:)

– Starting to hate friendfeed because of overrated individuals and their entourage.

– PES Online on PC is cool but lag still an issue.

– I think i am having some kind of summer depression however i am not sure whether such a thing exists.

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June 25, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Posted in Personal

What to expect from Lost in Season 6?

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I have just finished watching Season 5 this morning and some ideas came to my mind on what to expect from Season 6. These are purely my ideas and may sound stupid in some parts. Also spoiler alert as well…

– Jacob is pretty cool huh. Mark Pellegrino plays this role brilliantly. He can even be the next James Bond. His dialogue with the pissed guy in 1800s is something like this:

JACOB: I take it you’re here ’cause of the ship.
ENEMY: I am. How did they find the Island?
JACOB: You’ll have to ask ’em when they get here.
ENEMY: I don’t have to ask. You brought them here. Still trying to prove me wrong, aren’t you?
JACOB: You are wrong.
ENEMY: Am I? They come. They fight. They destroy. They corrupt. It always ends the same.
JACOB: It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.
ENEMY: Do you have any idea how badly I wanna kill you?
JACOB: Yes.
ENEMY: One of these days, sooner or later… I’m going to find a loophole, my friend.
JACOB: Well, when you do, I’ll be right here.

This is the fight between good and evil for sure but who is good and who is evil? It seems Jacob is good, he shows belief in humans. The other guy things it will be the same old story when humans step on to the island. On the other hand Jacob selects the chosen ones to come to island. Either to help or toy with them. We don’t know yet. Grrr…

This dialogue is our biggest clue to Season 6.

-Ilana and her comrades came with the body of John Locke, to help Jacob on something. Which is probably to show the others that John Locke is the impostor. Benjamin and Richards reactions will be interesting to watch.

-Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hugo are not dead. They will probably wake up in the present time, still on the island due to blast caused by the nuke. This is how Daniel Faraday’s way out of the past. Probably he miscalculated something. Juliet will probably be present, injured but present.

-The last seasons challange is to defeat Jacobs arch nemesis(Samuel is a nice casting name for him) who also showed up in Christian’s body. These guys can teleport themselves whereever they like. Does this work thanks to magnetism in the island, not sure yet. Maybe they can travel in time as well. Hiro Nakamura would be a good addition to the fold right now.

– The statue. Statue of Taweret. Very cool. But what does it do on the island. Guarding the island. And what happened to it. Who blew it away? This can be a link like the one between Pyramids and Aliens. Not a good one though.

– A war is coming. Between Samuel and our guys. Samuel will probably continue in Locke’s body and Benjamin will help him out. The others will be fighting against them but for what? Probably for the future of the island. This time Charles Widmore will certainly help them out.

I will watch these 2 episodes once more to clarify  more things. Check out Lostpedia for more official theories.

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June 18, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Posted in TV

Anton Yelchin

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The ones that watched Star Trek and Terminator Salvation left the theatres with a smile on their faces. A smile caused by the presence of a young guy Anton Yelchin who has the potential to be one of the greatest movie stars of the upcoming decade.

This Russian descendant boy is born in 1989 in Leningrad, (nowadays St. Petersburg). His father and mother(Viktor and Ilina) are known figure skaters that imigrated to USA just before the wall collapses and Soviet Union is history. His father and mother were succesful figure skaters however were not allowed to participate 1972 Olympics because they were Jewish.They raised their only child Anton in USA. His first major role was in Hearts in Atlantis with Anthony Hopkins.

Since he was a little kid he knew what to do. He rejected to be a figure skater at the age of 4 and started his training in acting. He has been very active since he was 10 years old. He is one of the hottest talents around. He was casted in the role of Pavel Chekov in Star Trek and Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation and surely 2009 is his year.

Here are the most known movies of Anton Yelchin. In autumn the blurays of Star Trek and Terminator will be coming too.

Charlie Bartlett

Delivering Milo

Jack

Alpha Dog

Hearts in Atlantis
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June 17, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Where is MacGyver?

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MacGyver has been one of my favourite TV Shows ever.

Richard Dean Anderson who was born in 1950 became a celebrity with the series that told us the story of Angus MacGyver who can create the most complicated devices out of nothing and against use of guns.

The series ended in 1992, there were two films done for TV in 1994 and MacGyver is his history. It still has many fan pages and people remember it profoundly like series such as Visitors.

I believe that MacGyver deservesr a re-production and modernisation. However it is tough to revive such a clever show.

Richard Dean Anderson now 59 years old was also the producer of Stargate series took some roles in the Stargate Universe also took part in Saturday Night Live as MacGyver.

Here is a scene from the series.

He is a member of Handgun Contron Inc. He has a daughter. When he was 17 he rode from Minnesota to Alaska by bike. Participated in a Simpsons show. Patty and Selma are fans of MacGyver.

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June 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Posted in Movies

Geneva Airport: The worst

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I was in Geneva lately. Went to a workshop for 3 days.

If you are flying to Geneva you must use the Geneva airport unfortunately. I was there before and this is my 3 time in 3 years but no progress is made in this airport in terms of service to passengers.

We have read many critics on our country. About tourists complaining about service in Turkey but i must say try Geneva for a change. I have been to almost 30 airports around the world in the last 4 years and Geneva is the worst. I went to airports with bad architecture or old ones but the staff tried to compensate with the will to solve problems. This is not the case for Geneva airport.

I don’t want to detail everything but the things we saw in passport control, security check and boarding terminal disappointed me a lot. Hope TAV will fix that airport soon enough cause it needs huge changes to become passanger friendly once again.

Written by ilkerugur

June 6, 2009 at 7:28 am

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