Tuesday, 31 January 2017

As Long as there is Some Light in the World

A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime.  ~  Mark Twain Notebook, 1895 #quotes #cats

Plan to be spontaneous - tomorrow. #justajoke

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. ~ William Jennings Bryan #quote

You're not the boss of me #bumperstickers

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood. ~ Walt Disney #quote

What if the Hokey Pokey really is what its all about #bumperstickers

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

Examine what is said, not who speaks. ~ Arabian #Proverb

He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep - wake him. #oneliners

The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

PHILOSOPHY, n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even. ~ Ann Flanders #quote

People who live in glass houses must reeeeeallly trust their neighbours. ~ Gregoire #humanNature

...light overcomes darkness. A tiny match can illuminate the darkest room. As long as there is some light somewhere in the universe, [darkness] can be defeated. ~ Dave Barry #quote

Maybe I'm lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in the wrong direction. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant #quote

We can only create what we can imagine. ~ Robert B. Mackay #quote

I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don't give a damn. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

If a bird is flying for pleasure, it flies with the wind, but if it meets danger it turns and faces the wind in order that it may rise higher. ~ Corrie Ten Boom #quote

The biggest liar you'll ever have to deal with probably watches you shave his face in the mirror every morning. #oneliners

You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. ~ Polish #Proverb

Victor Borge told a friend that he could tell time by his piano. His friend was incredulous, so Borge volunteered to demonstrate. He pounded out a crashing march. Immediately there came a banging on the wall and a shrill voice screamed, "Stop that noise. Don't you know it's 1:30 in the morning?" #JustaJoke

ALDERMAN, n.  An ingenious criminal who covers his secret thieving with a pretence of open marauding. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. ~ Robert Frost #quotes

Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. ~ Bill Gates #quote

Life just gives you time and space… it's up to you to fill it. #oneliners

Save time… see it my way. #oneliners

Devil's Advocate: Someone who takes a position for the sake of argument without believing in that particular side of the argument. It can also mean one who presents a counter argument for a position they do believe in, to another debater. #ENGidiom

The Crow God as depicted in all of the reliable Crow bibles looks exactly like a Crow. ~ Sherman Alexie #quote

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith #quote

People want the front of the bus; back of the church and centre of attention. #oneliners

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. ~ John Barrymore #quote

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. #oneliners

Sunday, 29 January 2017

The History of… XIV

History of Print
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A Brief History Of Computer Science

It tells the story of the wars in the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant, since the cavemen until today, all so musical and poetic.

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The Unknown Dark Side to 13 of History
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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Year of the Rooster

The Chinese Lunar Calendar #infographic

According to Chinese astrology, the year of one’s birth sign (本命年 běnmìngnián /bnn-ming-nyen/ ‘origin (of) life year’) is the most unlucky year in the 12-year cycle. In the year of your sign, fortune in all aspects of your life will not be as good. Therefore “Roosters” should be more careful in years of the Rooster.

The Rooster's Personality: People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented, Roosters are very confident about themselves. Roosters are always active, amusing and popular among the crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the centre of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful. Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm at any occasion. Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if others don't. Vain and boastful, Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments. Their continually seeking the unwavering attention of others annoys people around them at times. Good Health for "Roosters" People born in a year of the Rooster are typically healthy people. They are active and enjoy sports such as hiking and swimming. Roosters don't get sick very often because they tend to fight illness well. Even when they do become ill, they feel better quickly. Roosters are a little sensitive, and they feel stressed and moody at times.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

And This is the Forbidden Truth

PROOF, n. Evidence having a shade more of plausibility than of unlikelihood. The testimony of two credible witnesses as opposed to that of only one. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Scooby Doo holds the record for the most episodes of a cartoon comedy series (350) #factoid

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. ~ Albert Camus #quote

My "check engine" light came on the other day. I popped the hood, and looked, the engine is STILL there! Silly light . #JustaJoke

If voting could really change things; it would be illegal. #oneliners

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas Edison #quote

You laugh because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same. #oneliners

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. #factoid

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction. ~ General Douglas MacArthur #quote

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. ~ Plato #quote

One thing you learn when you've lived as long as I have - people aren't all good, and people aren't all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I'm pleased to be in the light. ~ Neal Shusterman, Unwind #quote

Sheep - a flock, herd, hirsel, pack, drove or trip of sheep; a mob of sheep (australian) #factoid #collectivenouns

Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. ~ Robert J. Oppenheimer (citing from the Bhagavad Gita, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion) #quote

He who stands for nothing, falls for anything. #oneliners

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers #FunnyNewspaper

PUSH, n. One of the two things mainly conducive to success, especially in politics. The other is Pull. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Sprinkle joy. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower #quotes

Peace begins with a smile. ~ Mother Teresa #quotes

He could even think about how fast he was thinking about things. ~ Dave Barry #quote

And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo - that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices. ~ Joyce Carol Oates #quote

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery. ~ Erma Bombeck #quote

The gods too are fond of a joke. ~ Aristotle #quote

Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly who's walk is this anyway? #dogpetpeeves

ARCHITECT, n. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

I say “Out” to every negative thought that comes to my mind.  No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind.  I create my own reality and everyone in it. ~ Louise Hay #quote

Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas. #factoid

It is hard to face the problem, when the problem is your face. #oneliners

Miners refuse to work after death #FunnyNewspaper

The deepest waters make the least noise. ~ Guatemalan #Proverb

RASCALITY, n. Stupidity militant. The activity of a clouded intellect. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

DEPENDENT, adj. Reliant upon another's generosity for the support which you are not in a position to exact from his fears. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Worry is interest paid in advance for a debt you may never owe. #oneliners

If you didn't get caught, did you really do it #bumperstickers

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama #quote

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice. #paraprosdokian

Contingencies have tendencies to become dependencies. ~ W. Thomas McQueeney #quote

I desire that we be better strangers. ~ From As You Like It. #ShakespeareInsults

Humans are like tea bags… they never realize their strength until they are put in hot water. #oneliners

We cannot always build the future of our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt #quote

Nothing is so fatiguing as the hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~ William James #quote

Most of us are pretty good at keeping promises to others and pretty bad at keeping promises to ourselves. ~ Lawrence LeShan #quote

EMOTION, n. A prostrating disease caused by a determination of the heart to the head. It is sometimes accompanied by a copious discharge of hydrated chloride of sodium from the eyes. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

Experience teaches only the teachable. ~ Aldous Huxley #quotes

COWARD, n. One who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Doing a thing wrong for a long period of time gives it the superficial appearance of being right. #oneliners

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. ~ Will Rogers #quote

You only have one chance to make a first impression. #oneliners

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. ~ Paul Valery #poetryquotes

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Stop and Hear the Music XI

This short documentary traces the history of the fiddle’s arrival in Canada 300 years ago via Scottish traders from Orkney Island. The Cree population of what is now Northern Québec adopted the instrument, and many contemporary Cree residents are master fiddlers. In this film, two Cree fiddlers travel to the Orkney Islands, the birthplace of the music they learned from their fathers and grandfathers. The film captures the warmth and good will of this reunion.

Sting's early life was dominated by a shipyard—and he dreamed of nothing more than escaping the industrial drudgery. But after a nasty bout of writer's block that stretched on for years, Sting found himself channeling the stories of the shipyard workers he knew in his youth for song material. In a lyrical, confessional talk, Sting treats us to songs from his musical, and to an encore of "Message in a Bottle."

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

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