Daily Archives: October 14, 2013

Charlton Heston in Space; “Does Man…Still Make War against His Brother?” Planet of the Apes (1968)


 

Schubert Liszt Des Mädchens Klage “The Maiden’s Lament ” Valentina Lisitsa



One of the saddest Schubert‘s songs ever. Download on iTunes here :http://smarturl.it/LisitsaLiszt_iTu

Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805)
Der Eichwald braust, die Wolken ziehn,
Das Mägdlein sitzt an Ufers Grün,
Es bricht sich die Welle mit Macht, mit Macht,
Und sie seufzt hinaus in die finstre Nacht,
Das Auge von Weinen getrübet.
“Das Herz ist gestorben, die Welt ist leer,
Und weiter gibt sie dem Wunsche nichts mehr,
Du Heilige, rufe dein Kind zurück,
Ich habe gelebt und geliebet!”
Es rinnet der Tränen vergeblicher Lauf,
Die Klage, sie wecket die Toten nicht auf;
Doch nenne, was tröstet und heilet die rust
Nach der süßen Liebe verschwund’ner Lust,
Ich, die Himmlische, will’s nicht versagen.
“Laß rinnen der Tränen vergeblichen Lauf,
Es wecke die Klage den Toten nicht auf!
Das süßeste Glück für die trauernde Brust,
Nach der schönen Liebe verschwund’ner Lust,
Sind der Liebe Schmerzen und Klagen.”

Music score is here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Des_M%C3%A4dche…)

 

More Health and Safety Impacts of the Government Shutdown | Center for Effective Government


 

More Health and Safety Impacts of the Government Shutdown | Center for Effective Government.

Petition | Help me fight cancer and stop the shutdown | Change.org


Petition | Help me fight cancer and stop the shutdown | Change.org.

Help me fight cancer and stop the shutdown

Los Angeles Marches Against Monsanto | The Nosh | Food | KCET


 

Los Angeles Marches Against Monsanto | The Nosh | Food | KCET.

J. Brahms – Rhapsody Op.79 No.1 in B Minor: Agitato – Martha Argerich



Johannes Brahms
Rhapsody Op.79 No.1 in B Minor: Agitato
Martha Argerich: piano
(From her debut recital!)

 

Emil Gilels – Schumann – Symphonic Etudes, Op 13



Robert Schumann
Symphonic Etudes, Op 13

Emil Gilels, piano

 

Quotation: Francis Bacon about trust


The greatest trust, between man and man, is the trust of giving counsel. For in other confidences, men commit the parts of life; their lands, their goods … some particular affair; but to such as they make their counselors, they commit the whole.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: HANNAH ARENDT (1906)


Hannah Arendt (1906)

Jewish political philosopher Hannah Arendt fled Germany for France and then the US following Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. Her reputation as a scholar and writer was firmly established with the publication of The Origins of Totalitarianism, which linked Nazism and Communism to 19th-century imperialism and anti-Semitism. Her next major publication, The Human Condition, likewise received wide acclaim. What controversial concept did she put forth in her Eichmann in JerusalemMore… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: “BABY JESSICA” FALLS DOWN A WELL (1987)


“Baby Jessica” Falls Down a Well (1987)

Though she is now 27 years old and has kids of her own, Jessica McClure is still known to most Americans as “Baby Jessica.” At 18 months old, McClure fell into an 8-inch (20-cm) wide well in Midland, Texas. The 58-hour rescue effort captivated the country. For those few days, in the words of US President Ronald Reagan, “everybody in America became godfathers and godmothers of Jessica.” Donations poured in from those moved by the child’s plight. What were the physical ramifications of her ordeal? More…Discuss

 

Word: UNCORROBORATED


uncorroborated 

Definition: (adjective) Unsupported by other evidence.
Synonyms: unsubstantiated
Usage: Reports of a tornado are uncorroborated at this time, but residents have begun seeking shelter anyway. Discuss.