Daily Archives: February 8, 2014

QUOTATION: Francis Bacon


Silence is the virtue of fools.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Discuss

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TODAY’S SAINT: ST. MARON’S DAY


St. Maron’s Day

St. Maron (also spelled St. Maroun), the patron saint of Lebanon, was a monk who died in 410 CE. The Feast of St. Maron, as it is known in Lebanon, does not have the cultural significance for its citizens that it had in past eras—today, Maronites only make up one-quarter of the Lebanese population (between one-half and one million). In Lebanon and abroad, the most common ceremony of the feast day is the Maronite liturgy, which is a distinctive blend of Catholic doctrine, Arabic music, and singing inSyriac-Aramaic, a classical language that was spoken by JesusMore…Discuss

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: ERNEST TUBB (1914)


Ernest Tubb (1914)

Born on a cotton farm near the modern-day ghost town of Crisp, Texas, Tubb became an important country musician. His drawling vocals, unaffected lyrics, and espousal of the electric guitar made him a major influence on honky tonk. His radio program, “Midnight Jamboree,” helped launch such stars as Elvis Presley. Tubb once drunkenly fired a .357 Magnum at someone in Nashville. Luckily for the near-victim, who was not the man Tubb had been looking for, he missed. Who was Tubb’s intended target? More… Discuss

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: USS LAFAYETTE, FORMERLY SS NORMANDIE, BURNS (1942)


USS Lafayette, Formerly SS Normandie, Burns (1942)

The luxuriously appointed SS Normandie was the fastest ocean liner of her day and carried such distinguished passengers as Ernest Hemingway, Fred Astaire, and the von Trapps before a twist of fate brought that to an end. When World War II began, the French vessel was docked in New York. The US seized her for use as a troop transport, but a fire broke out on the renamed USS Lafayette during the refit, causing her to capsize. Who claimed to have sabotaged the ship? More… Discuss

 

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NEWS: VODKA HASTENING DEATH IN RUSSIAN MEN


Vodka Hastening Death in Russian Men

One in four Russian men dies before the age of 55, compared to just one in 10 in the US and seven in 100 in the UK, and researchers say vodka is largely to blame for the extremely high premature death rate in Russian males. Men who reported smoking and drinking three or more half-liter bottles of vodka a week were found in a recent study to have a much greater risk of premature death than those who smoked but consumed less than one bottle of vodka a week. Alcohol poisoning, accidents, violence, suicide, and diseases like throat and liver cancer, pancreatitis, and liver disease were among the most frequent causes of death in heavy drinkersMore… Discuss

 

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ARTICLE: THE LONGEST PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL GAME


The Longest Professional Baseball Game

When players from the minor-league baseball teams the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings took the field at around 8 PM on April 18, 1981, they had no idea they would soon be making history. With the score tied, play continued into the frigid morning. Players burned broken bats for warmth, and the 1,740 fans in attendance dwindled to 19. The game was finally called at 4:07 AM after eight hours—and 32 innings. When the game resumed two months later, it took Pawtucket how long to win? More… Discuss

 

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The Blue Lagoon (R), (1980)


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The Blue Lagoon
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Promotional film poster
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Produced by Randal Kleiser
Screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart
Story by Henry De Vere Stacpoole
Based on The Blue Lagoon
Starring Brooke Shields
Christopher Atkins
Leo McKern
William Daniels
Music by Basil Poledouris
Cinematography Néstor Almendros
Editing by Robert Gordon
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • June 20, 1980
Running time 104 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4.5 million
Box office $58,853,106 (U.S. and Canada only)

The Blue Lagoon is a 1980 American romantic adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser. The screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart was based on the novel The Blue Lagoon by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. The film stars Brooke Shields andChristopher Atkins. The original music score was composed by Basil Poledouris and the cinematography was by Néstor Almendros.

The film tells the story of two young children marooned on a tropical island paradise in the South Pacific. With neither the guidance nor the restrictions of society, emotional feelings and physical changes arise as they reach puberty and fall in love.

Shields was 14 years old at the time of filming and later testified before a U.S. Congressional inquiry that older body doubles were used in some of her nude scenes. Also, throughout the film in frontal shots her breasts were always covered by her long hair or in other ways. It was also stated that Shields’s hair was glued to her breasts during many of her topless scenes.[1] The film received a MPAA rating of R.

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Evgeny Kissin plays Rondo a capriccio,op.129 (‘Rage over the lost penny’) in Bucharest


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Evgeny Kissin plays ‘Rage over the lost penny‘ as an encore after his performance of Beethoven 5th concerto with London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis on Festival Enescu at 21st of September 2007th in Bucharest, Romania.

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Great Compositions/Performances: Beethoven – Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36 – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Christian Thielemann, conductor


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Beethoven – Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Christian Thielemann, conductor

This symphony consists of four movements:

  1. Adagio molto, 3/4 – Allegro con brio, 4/4
  2. Larghetto, 3/8 in A major
  3. Scherzo: Allegro, 3/4
  4. Allegro molto, 2/2

A typical performance runs 33 to 36 minutes.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Portrait of Beethoven in 1803, a year after the premiere of his Second Symphony.

The Symphony No. 2 in D major (Op. 36) is a symphony in four movements written by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1801 and 1802. The work is dedicated to Karl Alois, Prince Lichnowsky.

 

Background

 

Beethoven’s Second Symphony was mostly written during Beethoven’s stay at Heiligenstadt in 1802, at which time his deafness was becoming more apparent and he began to realize that it might be incurable. The work was premiered in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna on 5 April 1803, and was conducted by the composer. During that same concert, the Third Piano Concerto and the oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives were also debuted.[1] It is one of the last works of Beethoven’s so-called “early period”.

 

Beethoven wrote the Second Symphony without a standard minuet; instead, a scherzo took its place, giving the composition even greater scope and energy. The scherzo and the finale are filled with vulgar Beethovenian musical jokes, which shocked the sensibilities of many contemporary critics. One Viennese critic for the Zeitung fuer die elegante Welt (Newspaper for the Elegant World) famously wrote of the Symphony that it was “a hideously writhing, wounded dragon that refuses to die, but writhing in its last agonies and, in the fourth movement, bleeding to death.”[2]

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National Geographic: Mick Dodge Hunting Mushrooms (chanterelle)


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Mick turns to the wind when his chanterelle mushroom hunting hits a dead end. THE LEGEND OF MICK DODGE AIRS TUESDAYS at 10P.

 

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National Geographic: Sleeping Giant (Mount Fuji)


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The most famous of Japan’s Volcanoes is Mt. Fuji and its activity is being constantly monitored. ACCESS 360: MT. FUJI AIRS TUE FEB 11 at 6P.

 

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A Closer Look – ProPublica: Three Golden Ages of Journalism?


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A Closer Look – ProPublica.

 

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YouTube Viral (Published on Feb 4, 2014/128,222 views): Jimi Hendrix on The Experience | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios


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Jimi Hendrix on The Experience | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios

Published on Feb 4, 2014

“When things get too heavy just call me helium–the lightest known gas to man.” – Jimi Hendrix

The final interview. London, 9/11/1970
Interview by Keith Altham

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Janis Joplin on Rejection
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Farrah Fawcett on Stiletto Power
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Beastie Boys on Being Stupid
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David Foster Wallace on Ambition
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Wilt Chamberlain on Tall Tales
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Larry King on Getting Seduced
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Jim Morrison on Why Fat is Beautiful
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MUSIC by Jimi Hendrix
Trash Man 
Hush Now
Straight Ahead
Come on (Let The Good Times Roll)

 

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Troița 1990 (Moldova Film)



Film – atitudine. Despre oamenii care adună avere fără a se gândi la “averea” spirituală.
Ideea: dacă omul pierde sfinţenia din suflet nu are scăpare în viaţă.

 

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Jurnal de calatorie prin Tara Fagarasului (bring your appetite with you, we’ll do the rest!)


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Post by Romania – Carpathian Garden: Fundata Brasov


Fundata - Brasov County - Romania Photo: http://www.fundata-sirnea.ro/

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Post by Romania – Carpathian Garden.

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