In Cubist, you and your opponents are architects competing to build a grand and inspiring new Modern Art Museum including its interior sculptures or installations. Aptly enough, your building materials are cubes, or more precisely, dice!On each turn, you roll two dice and place them in your studio as raw materials for your cubist sculptures. From there, you position these dice to complete point-coring commissioned installations for the museum. Dice with identical numbers can be stacked on top of one another to give your sculpture elevation and grandeur. Dice with adjacent numbers go next to each other, constructing unconventional footprints of modernism. You can press your luck by committing to a certain risky commissionhoping that no one else will complete it firstor play it safe by locking up your dice for later use.You can also use your dice to enlist aid from masters of modern art like Juan Gris, Franz Marc and Olga Rozanova. Each installation you complete allows you to contribute scoring dice to the building of the Museum itself. The game ends when either one player has completed five installations or when the museum is completed. You will have to sculpt cleverly but quickly to get the new Museum named after you!
Forget the wannabes. Discount the twenty-something reality-TV stars. Here, for a change, is the story of someone who´s actually lived a life... and it makes for one hell of a listen. Almost a Celebrity is the no-holds-barred autobiography of radio megastar James Whale, a man who, for over 30 years, has never been afraid to say the unsayable. Written (and now spoken) in his typically deadpan style, Almost a Celebrity charts James´ rise to the top – with plenty of trademark rants along the way – from his Surrey childhood, where he avoided school by hanging out in Soho strip joints, through his humble beginnings in local radio, via the eponymous TV which made his name, to his current status as late-night king of the airwaves. Whether discussing his encounters with celebrities or his involvement in tabloid scandals, the book is crammed with extraordinarily frank revelations. There are also unexpected twists: James´ former career as an international spy and a dark family saga that brought him into contact with a hit man. Yet James is no stranger to controversy. His outspoken opinions have led to numerous TV and radio watchdog enquiries, death threats, and even his arrest. In 2000, he confronted his toughest opponent so far when he was diagnosed with cancer and given only months to live. An inspiration to millions, James Whale is a genuine man of the people. And – as usual – there´s no stopping him from telling his story in his own engaging, inimitable way. Although slightly abridged, this audio edition contains brand new asides and off-the-cuff additions from James in the studio – nothing less than you´d expect from the radio master! 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Whale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001296/bk_isis_001296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just like most people in the world, we all want to be able to defend ourselves against an attacker. Krav Maga was created in the 1930s to help the Jews in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, against unfriendly fascists. It wasn´t taught in a studio; it was taught by Imre Lichtenfeld to his friends and neighbors so they could defend themselves in the streets against the violence there. Lichtenfeld took what he had been taught in boxing and wrestling and tweaked it into what we know as Krav Maga today. He worked with the Israeli Military to teach their soldiers new skills to help them in combat. Krav Maga has changed and been refined over the years, but the principle remains the same. Krav Maga ideas include: Seeing how important it is to learn to expand on the instinctive responses of being under stress Staying aware of your surroundings while you deal with threats so you can look for escape routes, other attackers, and objects that can be used to hit an opponent Using easy and simple strikes that are repeatable Targeting the attack on the vulnerable parts of the body like the liver, fingers, foot, knee, ribs, groin, solar plexus, face, throat, neck, eyes, and so forth Using whatever object is at hand to hit your opponent Attacking before the opponent can and counterattacking as quickly as possible Continuing to strike your opponent until they are totally incapacitated Developing physical aggression and realizing that physical aggression is the most crucial part of the fight Simultaneous defense and attack Training covers the development and study of situational awareness in order to understand one´s surroundings. You will learn to understand the mind and behavior typical of street confrontations. You will be able to identify any threats before attacks can occur. It also covers ways to handle the verbal and physical methods to stay away from vio 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Cayco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103353/bk_acx0_103353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.