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Nike Tiger Woods Commercial: Earl and Tiger

Though I am not with Tiger Woods, but after watching this advertisement - I am with him. In his pursuits of  excellence, he may end up a loser this time, but I am going to be a bigger fan just because he tried.

And because sometimes playing is bigger than winning.

Why did I love the ad? -

1. Execution - The ad  in black and white. Without colors. That is the state of Tiger Woods, the Golf Player's,  present and may be future.

2. Expressions - Either he is a fantastic actor or he is genuinely sad. You can feel it in his eyes.

3. Spirit  -Last shot - Just do it. Whatever happened, its gone. Now is the time to go soul searching  and become what you were born for. A Golf Player.

I am sure Tiger Woods is paying Nike for this ad rather than vice versa!

What you dont know about the real Cleopatra!

Although the Cleopatra of lore was portrayed primarily as a seductress, the real Cleopatra was a skilled naval commander, a published medical authority, and an expert royal administrator who was met with adulation throughout the eastern Mediterranean, and was perhaps even seen by some as a messianic figure, the hope for a future eastern Mediterranean free of Roman domination:

"Few personalities from classical antiquity are more familiar yet more poorly grasped than Cleopatra VII (69-30 B.C.), queen of Egypt. Cleopatra VII was an accomplished diplomat, naval commander, administrator, linguist, and author, who skillfully managed her kingdom in the face of a deteriorating political situation and increasing Roman involvement. That she ultimately lost does not diminish her abilities. ...
"Like all women, she suffers from male-dominated historiography in both ancient and modern times and was often seen merely as an appendage of the men in her life or was stereotyped into typical cha…