Daily Archives: June 27, 2014

Mario Kart in Real Life (3D Chalk Art)


Mario Kart in Real Life (3D Chalk Art)

Published on Sep 3, 2013

This week Chris takes his chalk art into the streets with a live action rendering of Yoshi from Mario Kart.


Photographer: Mike Larremore (http://www.mikelarremore.com)

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Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots 3D

Donkey Kong 3D

Star Trek Bridge x Space Invaders 3D

Iron Man 3D

Minecraft Diamond Sword:

Jurassic Park 3D

Tetris 3D

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this pressed from ProPublica: No Warrant, No Problem: How the Government Can Get Your Digital Data – ProPublica

via No Warrant, No Problem: How the Government Can Get Your Digital Data – ProPublica.

THIS PRESSED: Golden Gate Bridge gets $76 million for suicide prevention nets – Los Angeles Times

Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Bridge gets $76 million for suicide prevention nets – Los Angeles Times.

this pressed: Google I/O – What We Now Know – Forbes (google should use the profits in a socially responsible manner e.g. why not invest in nanothechnology to help the autoimune system fight, conquer and eradicate Multiple Myeloma ? instead of stupid robots?)

Google I/O: What We Now Know – Forbes.

words, poetic thought by George-B Cuvinte, cugetare poetica de George-B ©Always (my poetry collection – the sludge and other poems)

words, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)
I opened the drawer of words
And picked, mixed,
at random
with hungry hands … words

gray …
most leaked
through my fingers, like the fine sands
from the beaches of Mamaia …
I sat those words that did not flee
And I built a house of words
And I used that evening armature moonless night
And I put the as firmament to watch over
Being very tired after so much work
I slept in the house of words
with the firmament watching over…

©Always (my poetry collection – the sludge and other poems)


make music part of your life series: Singer-songwriter Val Ghent at Cornelia Street Cafe Night of the Killer Keyboarders


Singer-songwriter Val Ghent @ Cornelia Street Cafe Night of the Killer Keyboarders

Day to Day Dream.http://www.valghent.com/ “Present Day Funk Sister” Valerie Ghent With Her Brothers Clayton Bryant, Tinker Barfield & Robin Macatangay. valghent.com

great compositions/performances: Franz Schubert Overture in The Italian Style in D major D 590, RCO Harnoncourt


Franz Schubert Overture in The Italian Style in D major D 590, RCO Harnoncourt


make music part of your life series: Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor – Op. 37


The Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1800 and was first performed on 5 April 1803, with the composer as soloist. The year for which the concerto was composed (1800) has however been questioned by contemporary musicologists. It was published in 1804. During that same performance, the Second Symphony and the oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives were also premiered. The composition was dedicated to Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.


I. Allegro con brio 00:00
II. Largo 15:54
III. Rondo. Allegro 25:31

The first primary theme is reminiscent of that of Mozart‘s 24th Piano Concerto.
The concerto is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B-flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in E-flat, 2 trumpets in C, timpani, strings and piano soloist.

great compositions/performances: Edward Elgar – Salut d’amour Op 12 Ion Marin conduction the Berliner Philharmoniker


Edward Elgar: Salut d’amour Op 12

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Edward Elgar Salut d’amour op. 12 2010

von der Berliner Waldbühne, Dirigent Ion Marin

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Saint of the Day June 27, 2014: St. Cyril of Alexandria

Saint of the Day

Image of St. Cyril of Alexandria

St. Cyril of Alexandria

St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (June 27) Cyril was born at Alexandria, Egypt. He was nephew of the patriarch of that city, Theophilus. Cyril received a classical and … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as Mormons, commemorate the day on which their founder, Joseph Smith, and his brother, Hyrum, were murdered in the city jail in Carthage, Illinois, in 1844. Joseph had announced his candidacy for presidency earlier that year; as the mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois, Smith saw to it that the press used to print the opposition newspaper was destroyed. Threats of mob violence followed, and Smith and his brother were jailed for treason. A mob of men stormed the jail on June 27 and killed them, thus elevating them to the status of martyrs. More… Discuss

quotation: Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. ( Miguel de Cervantes)

Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Discuss

today’s birthday: Helen Keller (1880)

Helen Keller (1880)

Blind and deaf from the age of two, Helen Keller was placed in the care of Anne Sullivan, who acted as her teacher and companion for 49 years. Under Sullivan’s tutelage, Keller made rapid progress, eventually graduating from Radcliffe College with honors. She later became a world-famous lecturer and advocate for people with disabilities. The Miracle Worker, a play based on Keller’s autobiography, chronicles her remarkable journey. What was the first word Keller learned? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: World’s First ATM Installed in Enfield, London (1967)

World’s First ATM Installed in Enfield, London (1967)

ATMs, or automated teller machines, can be used by bank customers to process several different kinds of account transactions, such as cash withdrawals, deposits, and fund transfers, and to review account statements and balances. Most consider the world’s first ATM to be the one invented by John Shepherd-Barron and installed by Barclays Bank in North London on June 27, 1967. However, a mechanical bank deposit box, arguably an ATM, was installed in New York how many years earlier? More… Discuss

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only

Getting up from your desk and moving around does more than just get your blood pumping—it gets your creative juices flowing. Researchers say that when employees stand rather than sit during meetings they are more aroused, less territorial, and share more information and ideas, factors that can improve overall performance on group tasks. More… Discuss

word: plaint


Definition: (noun) A cry of sorrow and grief.
Synonyms: lament, lamentation, wail
Usage: The plaints of the bereaved widow and her young children haunt me in my sleep. Discuss.

Alicia Alonso

Alicia Alonso

Alonso is a Cuban prima ballerina and choreographer. She danced in Broadway musicals before becoming a soloist with several leading companies, including the American Ballet Theatre, in 1939. She is best known for her work in Giselle and in Agnes de Mille‘s Fall River Legend. Her own works include La Tinaja, Ensayos Sinfonicos, and Lidia, all created for her company, which Alonso has continued to direct despite being almost blind. What caused her failing vision? More… Discuss