Daily Archives: May 29, 2013

Nocturnal Surfer_-_Huntington Beach_-_Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)


Nocturnal Surfer_-_Huntington Beach_-_Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)

Nocturnal Surfer_-_Huntington Beach_-_Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)

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Friends Forever_-_ Huntington Beach_-_Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)


Friends Forever_-_ Huntington Beach_-_Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)

Friends Forever_-_ Huntington Beach_-_Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)

Dog Beach – Spring walk_-_ Pencil 4 Sketch (My Art Collection)


Dog Beach - Spring walk_-_ Pencil 4 Sketch (My Art Collection)

Dog Beach – Spring walk_-_ Pencil 4 Sketch (My Art Collection)

Windbreakers Day_-_Huntington Beach_-_oil-Pastel-Sketch (My Art Collection)


Windbreakers Day_-_Huntington Beach_-_oil-Pastel-Sketch (My Art Collection)

Windbreakers Day_-_Huntington Beach_-_oil-Pastel-Sketch (My Art Collection)

Dream Surfing_-_Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)


Dream Surfing_-_Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

Dream Surfing_-_Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

“If I were to surf, my dream surfing would look like this:  Scary, isn’t it?

Thanks goodness it’s just a dream!”

Android Ducks (My art Collection)


Android Ducks (My art Collection)

Android Ducks (My art Collection)

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At the Beach_-_ Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)


At the Beach_-_ Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

At the Beach_-_ Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

US / Half of College Grads Are Overqualified For Their Current Job


the Asphalt jungle knows no civil rules!

Job Market Monitor

Then last week Susan Adams received a report from consulting firm McKinsey, done together with student website Chegg, which is making that pit in my stomach deeper. In October and November of last year McKinsey surveyed 4,900 former Chegg customers, a mix of young people who went to private, public, vocational and for-profit institutions. The findings are truly sobering. Nearly half of grads from four-year colleges are working in jobs that don’t require a four-year degree. A striking sub-fact: grads from public universities are 11% more likely to feel overqualified than those who went to private schools. Susan would have thought it would be the other way around.  The study cites a Bureau of Labor Statistics number that underlines the McKinsey findings: 48% of employed U.S. college grads are in jobs that require less than a four-year degree.

Even more chilling than those numbers is a figure Susan read some time ago that…

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Grief, Grind, and Glory of Work


And then there were none!

Pour qu’on n’existe plus (poem by George-B)


Pour qu’on n’existe plus (poem by George-B)

Pour qu’on n’existe pas
Il faut pas bouger,
Pas respirer pour une hour, au debut,
Puis pour davantage…
Mais surtout, il faut pas sortir de la coquille, en salutant-

Sushhh… pas un sont…

Sois pas enquite, le moment passé
pour des houres,
les heures pour des semaines..

Pour qu’on n’existe plus..

71 U.S. Senators Voted in Favour of Monsanto and Here’s the List—Recognize Any?


Quotation: Charlotte Bronte on flight ot fight (or fight aggression with aggression by making the aggressor turn the other chick!)


When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should—so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: IANNIS XENAKIS (1922) Romanian-born French composer


Iannis Xenakis (1922)

Xenakis was a Romanian-born French composer, architect, and mathematician. He started out studying engineering and music in Greece but was forced to flee in 1947 when he was denounced as a communist. He moved to Paris and, for the next 12 years, worked with the architect Le Corbusier. In his 30s, he began seriously studying composition with Olivier Messiaen and others and earned acclaim for his use of mathematical models in musical composition. What computerized composition tool did he develop? More… Discuss

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This Day in the Yesteryear: BING CROSBY RECORDS “WHITE CHRISTMAS,” BEST-SELLING SINGLE OF ALL TIME (1942)


Bing Crosby Records “White Christmas,” Best-Selling Single of All Time (1942)

Composed by legendary songwriter Irving Berlin, “White Christmas” has been recorded by numerous singers. By far, the best known version is performed by Crosby. However, it is not his 1942 recording that American audiences hear endlessly during Christmastime, but rather the re-recording he made in 1947. The song was further popularized by the film of the same name—starring Crosby—released in 1954. How many copies is Crosby’s “White Christmas” single estimated to have sold worldwide? More… Discuss


“White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide.

The original version was No. 1 on the US charts for 11 weeks on it’s original release. However it was also released many times in the years afterwards including a 1947 version and did very well on the charts.

DIGITAL CURRENCY SERVICE ACCUSED OF LAUNDERING $6 BILLION


Digital Currency Service Accused of Laundering $6 Billion

The US government has shut down a Costa Rica-based digital currency service called Liberty Reserve, alleging that it laundered more than $6 billion in illicit funds. The service had more than a million users worldwide, nearly all of whom, officials suspect, were using it in relation to criminal activity, including child pornography, drug traffickingidentity theft, and hacking. Over the weekend, police in 17 countries carried out raids in which five of the company’s principals were arrested and bank accounts, Internet domains, and computer hardware linked to the operation were seized.More… Discuss

”You won’t remember me.” Alice and the Mad Hatter saying goodbye.



A moving scene of Alice and the Mad Hatter saying goodbye.
Johnny Depp at his best. 
-You won’t remember me.

 

Alice in Wonderland poster

 
-Of course I will, how could I forget?