• Inspired by the new album artwork for the record America by Thirty Seconds to Mars, this is my America and everything that is wrong with it.

    This is my America

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  • Chères lectrices et lecteurs de mon blogue,

    Voici quelques photos de ma longue fin de semaine de Pâques au Saguenay avec mes amis Charles, Guillaume, Jean-Daniel et Mathieu.

    Fin de semaine de Pâques au Saguenay

    Souper à la Maison Khmère

    Fin de semaine de Pâques au Saguenay

    Charles et Guillaume au Bar à Pitons

    Fin de semaine de Pâques au Saguenay

    Avant-match des séries éliminatoires au Centre Georges-Vézina

    Fin de semaine de Pâques au Saguenay

    Charles avec le billet et cahier du match

    Fin de semaine de Pâques au Saguenay

    Hymne national avant le début de la partie

    Fin de semaine de Pâques au Saguenay

    Fin de la partie et de la série remportée par le Titan d'Acadie-Bathurst contre les Saguenéens de Chicoutimi

    Fin de semaine de Pâques au Saguenay

    Le restaurant Kaiza - un véritable coup de coeur!

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  • Ladies and gentlemen!

    Here are some pictures from the metal show I attended on Sunday, March 25th 2018 at TD Place in Ottawa. I had a blast and I hope you will enjoy these pictures!

    Ottawa Metal City: Black Star Riders + Saxon + Judas Priest @ TD Place

    Black Star Riders were an amazing opening band: great mixture of hard rock and heavy metal with an outstanding bass guitar player and a sympathetic singer who felt at ease communicating with the crowd.

    Ottawa Metal City: Black Star Riders + Saxon + Judas Priest @ TD Place

    British heavy metal veterans Saxon played a longer set than usual because they were recording for a future live album! The band was in great form and sounds much better on stage than on its studio records.

    Ottawa Metal City: Black Star Riders + Saxon + Judas Priest @ TD Place

    The crowd was waiting for Judas Priest to hit the stage.

    Ottawa Metal City: Black Star Riders + Saxon + Judas Priest @ TD Place

    The band opened with the great title song and opener of its new studio record Firepower.

    Ottawa Metal City: Black Star Riders + Saxon + Judas Priest @ TD Place

    The band also played famous and rare classics from the seventies such as ''The Ripper''.

    Ottawa Metal City: Black Star Riders + Saxon + Judas Priest @ TD Place

    ''Some Heads are Gonna Roll'' was also on the set list.

    Ottawa Metal City: Black Star Riders + Saxon + Judas Priest @ TD Place

    Singer Rob Halford drove a motorcycle onto the stage before performing ''Hell Bent for Leather''.

    Ottawa Metal City: Black Star Riders + Saxon + Judas Priest @ TD Place

    The band played nearly two hours and received well-deserved standing ovations.

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  • Drivers' championship

    1. Lewis Hamilton                                                                              370 points

    2. Sebastian Vettel                                                                             367 points

    3. Kimi Raikkonen                                                                              263 points

    4. Daniel Ricciardo                                                                             244 points

    5. Valtteri Bottas                                                                               239 points

    6. Max Verstappen                                                                             200 points

    7. Fernando Alonso                                                                            154 points

    8. Nico Hulkenberg                                                                            110 points

    9. Carlos Sainz jr.                                                                                54 points

    10. Stoffel Vandoorne                                                                          41 points

    11. Sergio Perez                                                                                  21 points

    12. Kevin Magnussen                                                                           20 points

    13. Romain Grosjean                                                                           20 points

    14. Esteban Ocon                                                                                  8 points

    15. Lance Stroll                                                                                     6 points

    16. Marcus Ericsson                                                                                1 point

    17. Charles Leclerc                                                                                 1 point

    18. Sergey Sirotkin                                                                                 1 point

    19. Pierre Gasly                                                                                      1 point

    20. Brendon Hartley                                                                              0 points

     

    Constructors' championship:

    1. Ferrari                                                                                          630 points

    2. Mercedes                                                                                      609 points

    3. Red Bull Racing                                                                             444 points

    4. McLaren                                                                                       195 points

    5. Renault                                                                                        164 points

    6. Haas F1 Team                                                                                40 points

    7. Force India                                                                                    29 points

    8. Williams                                                                                          7 points

    9. Sauber                                                                                            2 points

    10. Scuderia Toro Rosso                                                                         1 point

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  • Zatoichi movies from best to worst

    by kluseba | created - 1 day ago | updated - 2 hours ago | Public

    This is a list of the classic twenty-five Zatoichi movies (1962 - 1973), listed and rated from best to worst.

    Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival

    1. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)

    Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

      7.5
     
      9

    Zatoichi meets an infamous blind leader of a gangster organization as he contends with a gloomy ronin widower.

    Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô KatsuReiko ÔharaPîtâKazuko Yoshiyuki

    Votes: 917

     
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    Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman
     
     

    2. Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)

    Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

      7.3
     
      9

    Two of Japan and China's greatest heroic swordsman find themselves caught in a plot to protect a young child. But will national distrust and simple misunderstanding keep the two kindred spirits apart?

    Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô KatsuYu WangWatako HamakiMichie Terada

    Votes: 1,037

     
     
    Zatoichi's Revenge
     
     

    3. Zatoichi's Revenge (1965)

    Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

      7.6
     
      8

    After Zatoichi learns of his sensei's murder he uncovers a horrible conspiracy involving the local government and crime family.

    Director: Akira Inoue | Stars: Shintarô KatsuNorihei MikiMikiko Tsubouchi,Takeshi Katô

    Votes: 888

     
     
    The Tale of Zatoichi
     
     

    4. The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)

    Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

      7.7
     
      8

    The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman.

    Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô KatsuMasayo BanriRyûzô ShimadaHajime Mitamura

    Votes: 3,841

     
     
    Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold
     
     

    5. Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)

    Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama

      7.4
     
      8

    Zatoichi is mistaken for a thief. To clear his name he must find and defeat the real villain.

    Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Shintarô KatsuShôgo ShimadaMikiko TsubouchiMachiko Hasegawa

    Votes: 1,064

     
     
    Zatoichi and the Chess Expert
     
     

    6. Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965)

    Approved | 87 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

      7.5
     
      8

    A samurai with a high skill in chess makes friends with Zatoichi, who finds that things become peculiar in his presence.

    Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô KatsuMikio NaritaChizu Hayashi,Kaneko Iwasaki

    Votes: 963

     
     
    Zatoichi on the Road
     
     

    7. Zatoichi on the Road (1963)

    Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

      7.3
     
      8

    Zatoichi promises to deliver a maiden safely home but finds two dangerous gangs have a mysterious interest in the young girl.

    Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô KatsuShiho FujimuraRyûzô ShimadaReiko Fujiwara

    Votes: 1,166

     
     
    Zatoichi the Outlaw
     
     

    8. Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967)

    Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

      7.2
     
      8

    In a town where debt-ridden peasants are being ruthlessly exploited, Zatoichi is forced to take sides between a cruel yakuza boss and his seemingly altruistic rival.

    Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Shintarô KatsuRentarô MikuniKô NishimuraYuko Hamada

    Votes: 799

     
     
    Zatoichi and the Fugitives
     
     

    9. Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)

    Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

      7.5
     
      8

    Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.

    Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô KatsuKayo MikimotoKyôsuke MachidaTakashi Shimura

    Votes: 757

     
     
    Samaritan Zatoichi
     
     

    10. Samaritan Zatoichi (1968)

    Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

      7.4
     
      8

    Zatoichi is tricked by a crime gang into killing a man. Realizing his mistake, he sets out to protect the dead man's sister, who is conflicted in accepting his help.

    Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô KatsuYoshiko MitaMakoto Satô,Kô Nishimura

    Votes: 760

     
     
    Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô
     
     

    11. Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô (1967)

    Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

      7.6
     
      8

    After an artist is threatened by the yakuza into creating valuable but highly illegal pornography, the law aims to execute him. Zatoichi, having been honor bound to protect the man and his family, must now run against the law.

    Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô KatsuJûshirô KonoeMiwa Takada,Yukiji Asaoka

    Votes: 868

     
     
    Zatoichi's Cane-sword
     
     

    12. Zatoichi's Cane-sword (1967)

    Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

      7.7
     
      7

    Zatoichi, while fighting off the usual group of gangsters, meets the apprentice of the swordsman who created his blade, who relays bad news about the sword.

    Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô KatsuShiho Fujimura,Yoshihiko AoyamaMakoto Fujita

    Votes: 802

     
     
    New Tale of Zatoichi
     
     

    13. New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)

    Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Drama

      7.5
     
      7

    Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.

    Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Shintarô KatsuMikiko TsubouchiSeizaburô KawazuFujio Suga

    Votes: 1,335

     
     
    Zatoichi's Flashing Sword
     
     

    14. Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)

    Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

      7.3
     
      7

    After being wounded in a fight, Zatoichi is nursed to health by a young woman and her father. Now indebted to the family, he works to protect their ferry business from local thugs.

    Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Shintarô KatsuTatsuo EndôTakashi EtajimaRyûtarô Gomi

    Votes: 990

     
     
    Zatoichi's Conspiracy
     
     

    15. Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)

    Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Drama

      7.3
     
      7

    Zatoichi returns to his home village for the first time in over ten years to find much has changed and that corruption abounds.

    Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô KatsuYukiyo ToakeEiji Okada,Kei Satô

    Votes: 626

     
     
    Zatoichi at Large
     
     

    16. Zatoichi at Large (1972)

    Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

      7.2
     
      7

    On the road, Zatoichi meets a dying pregnant woman and delivers the child moments before she passes. Honor bound, he sets out to find the next-of-kin who he discovers have their own problems.

    Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Shintarô KatsuRentarô MikuniHisaya MorishigeEtsushi Takahashi

    Votes: 633

     
     
    The Tale of Zatoichi Continues
     
     

    17. The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962)

    Not Rated | 72 min | Action, Adventure

      7.3
     
      7

    The blind masseur and swordsman, Zatoichi, learns of a powerful political figure's secret and is quickly tailed by a group of killers.

    Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Shintarô KatsuYaeko MizutaniMasayo Banri,Tomisaburô Wakayama

    Votes: 1,664

     
     
    Zatoichi's Vengeance
     
     

    18. Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)

    Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

      7.5
     
      7

    Promising to make a delivery for a dying man, the blind swordsman Zatoichi comes across the usual crime gangs but also meets a blind monk who brings into question his use of violence.

    Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Shintarô KatsuShigeru AmachiJun HamamuraGen Kimura

    Votes: 719

     
     
    Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage
     
     

    19. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage(1966)

    Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

      7.3
     
      7

    Zatoichi's trek through 88 temples to atone for his violent past is interrupted as he stumbles into a village terrorized by a violent yakuza boss.

    Director: Kazuo Ikehiro | Stars: Shintarô KatsuMichiyo OhkusuKunie TanakaHisashi Igawa

    Votes: 636

     
     
    Adventures of Zatoichi
     
     

    20. Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)

    Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

      7.4
     
      7

    The blind swordsman tries to locate a girl's missing father.

    Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô KatsuMiwa TakadaEiko Taki,Kichijirô Ueda

    Votes: 873

     
     
    Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
     
     

    21. Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)

    Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

      7.6
     
      6

    When Zatoichi witnesses the murder of a young mother he promises to deliver the baby to the father. Along the way he gains the help of a reluctant criminal.

    Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Shintarô KatsuSaburô DateNobuo Kaneko,Yoshi Katô

    Votes: 1,122

     
     
    Zatoichi in Desperation
     
     

    22. Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)

    Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

      7.0
     
      6

    After accidentally causing an old lady's death, Zatoichi seeks out her daughter to atone for the tragedy, consequently getting into all sorts of trouble.

    Director: Shintarô Katsu | Stars: Shintarô KatsuKiwako TaichiKyoko YoshizawaYasuhiro Koume

    Votes: 661

     
     
    Zatoichi the Fugitive
     
     

    23. Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)

    Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

      7.3
     
      6

    A yakuza gang targets the blind masseur Zatoichi after he defeats their group in a wrestling match. Meanwhile a long lost love of Zatoichi's returns to his life.

    Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Shintarô KatsuMiwa TakadaMasayo Banri,Jun'ichirô Narita

    Votes: 1,160

     
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    Zatoichi sakate giri
     
     

    24. Zatoichi sakate giri (1965)

    Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

      7.1
     
      6

    The blind masseur and swordsman, Zatoichi, searches for proof an imprisoned man's innocence.

    Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Shintarô KatsuKanbi FujiyamaEiko Taki,Masako Akeboshi

    Votes: 789

     
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    Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
     
     

    25. Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)

    Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

      7.1
     
      5

    Zatoichi tries to unrest the mob rule over a small village all while the gang leader's bodyguard is actually the Yojimbo, secretly taking the gang down from the inside. Will the two heroes realize in time that they are on the same side?

    Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô MifuneShintarô KatsuAyako WakaoOsamu Takizawa

    Votes: 1,949

     
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