Thursday, 23 February 2012

Two new milestones

Venus Observations passed two more milestones in the last week or so.  

Firstly, we topped more than two hundred followers, which we could never have imagined when we started this blog in late 2005.  The blog has now been running six years and four months.  Secondly, we have just reached two and three quarter million page views.  We get something like 5,000 page hits a day and between 1,500 and 2,500 separate visitors.  Triple P is very grateful for all those who visit and, in particular, comment.  It really does encourage us to put more stuff up!

Anyway, by way of celebration, here is a picture we have had floating around in our "to post" section for some time without ever really finding an excuse to do so.  It is the actress Lynn Collins who we saw recently in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and who is to play Dejah Thoris in the forthcoming John Carter (2012) film.  There have been comments online to the effect that the Texan born actress isn't attractive enough to play "the incomparable Dejah Thoris" who in the Edgar Rice Burroughs books goes about mostly naked, apart from a few bits of jewellery.  It's a Disney film, however, so she will be very much clothed but not, as we can see, because she does not look good without clothes.  Still, Texan-born Lynn is an experienced Shakespearean actress so we will see what she can do with the role.

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