Daily Archives: January 6, 2014

U.S. and Iran Face Common Enemies in Mideast Strife – NYTimes.com


U.S. and Iran Face Common Enemies in Mideast Strife – NYTimes.com.

Gregt Performances: Schubert – Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major Op. 90 (D899) – Alfred Brendel



Schubert – Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major Op. 90 (D899)
Alfred Brendel
Louder audio (+5dB) version here: http://youtu.be/vWF1VrAOL1g

Schubert String Quartet No 12 D 703 C minor Quartettsatz [Unfinished], Amadeus Quartet


Regina Spektor: Human, Human of the Year You Are


 

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Fabulous Music: Regina Spektor: Far (Full Album 2009)



Cover of "Far (Special Edition CD/DVD)"

Cover of Far (Special Edition CD/DVD)

Regina Spektor: Far (Full Album 2009)

Blue Lips 0:00
Dance Anthem of the 80’s 3:34
Eet 7:17
Folding Chair 10:18
Genius Next Door 13:53
Human of the Year 19:00
Laughing With 23:08
Machine 26:26
Man of a Thousand Faces 30:21
One More Time With Feeling 33:32
The Calculation 37:33
Two Birds 40:42
Wallet 44:01
“Far” is available on Amazon and iTunes.

  • Regina Spektor
    Singer-songwriter

 

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4 states confirm water pollution from drilling


fracking4 states confirm water pollution from drilling.

Outtakes | Luis Sinco – Framework – Photos and Video – Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times


Outtakes | Luis Sinco – Framework – Photos and Video – Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times.

Gobi Nomads Mix Solar Panels and iPhones With the Brutal Herding Life | Raw File | Wired.com


Gobi Nomads Mix Solar Panels and iPhones With the Brutal Herding Life | Raw File | Wired.com.

Sigma renovates two staple lenses for CES | CES 2014: Digital Photo and Video – CNET Blogs


Sigma renovates two staple lenses for CES | CES 2014: Digital Photo and Video – CNET Blogs.

Injured By a Chemical? You’re Not as Screwed | Public Justice


Injured By a Chemical? You’re Not as Screwed | Public Justice.

QQ1-10 (Quantifiable Quotation (10)): Joe Versus The Volcano – I Know He Can Get The Job



One of the best movie scenes in cinematic history from the absolutely hilarious and incredibly well-made film, Joe Versus The Volcano. Released in 1990, this film has since gathered a cult following and if you haven’t seen it, you’re really missing out! 

“…but can he DO the job?!”

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What would you do if a polar bear clamped down on your leg?


Published on Jan 2, 2014

What would you do if a polar bear clamped down on your leg? DO OR DIE AIRS THURSDAYS at 10P.

Long-term unemployed make up nearly 40 percent of all unemployed – The Washington Post


Long-term unemployed make up nearly 40 percent of all unemployed – The Washington Post.

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Merry Armenian Christmas — Orthodox Christmas


Originally posted on talinorfali:

Armenia

Armenians celebrate Christmas (surb tsnunt, Սուրբ Ծնունդ, meaning “saint birth”) on January 6 as a public holiday in Armenia. It also coincides with the Epiphany. Traditionally, Armenians fast during the week leading up to Christmas. Devout Armenians may even refrain from food for the three days leading up to the Christmas Eve, in order to receive the Eucharist on a “pure” stomach. Christmas Eve is particularly rich in traditions. Families gather for the Christmas Eve dinner (khetum, Խթում), which generally consists of: rice, fish, nevik (նուիկ, a vegetable dish of green chard and chick peas), and yogurt/wheat soup (tanabur, թանապուր). Dessert includes dried fruits and nuts, including rojik, which consists of whole shelled walnuts threaded on a string and encased in grape jelly, bastukh (a paper-like confection of grape jelly, cornstarch, and flour), etc. This lighter menu is designed to ease…

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: PERCHTENLAUF


Perchtenlauf

The Perchtenlauf in Austria is usually held on Epiphany. The Perchten are old masks, usually of witches and fearsome animals, that have been handed down for generations. People wearing the masks run through the village beating drums, ringing bells, singing, shouting, and making as much noise as possible to scare winter away—an ancient custom that can be traced back to pre-Christian times. The procession of masked figures stops in the main square of the village and everyone begins to dance wildly, making even more noise than before. More… Discuss

QUOTATION: Herman Melville


There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) Discus

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: SARAH TRIMMER (1741)


Sarah Trimmer (1741)

Trimmer was a British writer and critic of children’s literature. Books written specifically for children had only become popular around 1730, and Trimmer helped to define the genre through her periodical The Guardian of Education. Her interest in education came from teaching her 12 children. Devoutly religious, she wrote her own scripture lessons, condemned fairy tales, and supported Sunday schools. What famous children’s author might have been influenced by Trimmer’s work? More… Discuss

THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: US PRESIDENT-ELECT SURVIVES TRAIN WRECK, LOSES SON (1853)


US President-Elect Survives Train Wreck, Loses Son (1853)

Just months before he was inaugurated as the 14th US president, Franklin Pierce, his wife, and his 11-year-old son were in a terrible train wreck in which their car derailed and rolled down an embankment. Pierce and his wife survived but saw their son crushed to death. He was their third child, and the only one to have lived past early childhood. The suddenly childless parents were devastated, and Pierce entered the presidency in mourning. To what did Pierce’s wife attribute the train accident? More… Discuss

NEWS: ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN US HOMES FALLS TO LOWEST LEVEL IN A OVER DECADE


Energy Consumption in US Homes Falls to Lowest Level in a Over Decade

We live in the age of the gadget; we are more plugged in than ever before. Yet, home electricity use in the US has been steadily dropping for the past three years thanks to the development and increased affordability of energy-efficient housing, appliances, and devices. Last year, energy consumption levels fell to 10,819 kilowatt-hours per household, the lowest level since 2001. This trend is expected to continue in 2014, with experts predicting another one percent drop in usage for the year. More… Discuss

ARTICLE: NASSERISM


Nasserism

Nasserism is a political ideology based on the thinking of Gamal Abdel Nasser, who served as president of Egypt from 1956–70. Combining elements of Arab socialism, republicanism, nationalism, anti-imperialism, and non-alignment, it became one of the most potent political ideologies in the Arab world. Though Nasserism was tarnished when Nasser led the Arab world in the disastrous Six Day War of 1967, it is still espoused by some Egyptian political parties. Nasser died suddenly of what in 1970?More… Discuss