Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Creative Use of Classical Music


[A Classical Fairytale (Medley by FreddeGredde)] (Viewer #21,901)

15 beloved classical pieces put together into an original fairytale story, performed on guitar and vocals. Accompanied by animations! Mozart, Beethoven, Bach etc, all in a new coat of musical paint!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Patience Check

Via Anonymiss of Nuking Politics



Good news! I had a VERY slow internet connection Thursday & Friday. Didn't cuss once.

I'm the ultimate eligible bachelor

Monday, July 7, 2014

Blossom: Before & After

Blossom was looking a little stemmy and overgrown after that long winter indoors, so in early April I trimmed her back some:



Ok, maybe more than "some".

Anyway, now she's just adorable, though:

Friday, July 4, 2014

Good Commercial for the 4th of July

[an email gift from my bloggranddaughter VW Bug of One Happy Dog Speaks)


[Food City - Salute] (Viewer #1,920,605)

Veterans acknowledging the work they've done, and civilians thoroughly enjoying a happy, abundant life under the umbrella of protection those veterans provided.

That's the way it should be.

Happy Independence Day

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cat Tracking App

Having lost track (temporarily, but agonizingly) of felines in the great outdoors from time to time, I think this looks like a good idea.

Via Cheezburger:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sexist Words

Via Neatorama

Mark Brysbaert of the Center for Reading Research conducted a study of the English words most commonly understood specifically be either men or women. Here are the words that men know well that women don't:

codec (88, 48)
solenoid (87, 54)
golem (89, 56)
mach (93, 63)
humvee (88, 58)
claymore (87, 58)
scimitar (86, 58)
kevlar (93, 65)
paladin (93, 66)
bolshevism (85, 60)
biped (86, 61)
dreadnought (90, 66)

And here are the words that women recognize, but men generally don't:

taffeta (48, 87)
tresses (61, 93)
bottlebrush (58, 89)
flouncy (55, 86)
mascarpone (60, 90)
decoupage (56, 86)
progesterone (63, 92)
wisteria (61, 89)
taupe (66, 93)
flouncing (67, 94)
peony (70, 96)
bodice (71, 96)

Friday, June 6, 2014

I Made This Same Decision Once

The decision to do what you love, instead of doing what will make you the most money right now.

This cartoon summarizes it as well as I've ever seen it summarized.

What Would You Do If Money Were No Object?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This Is What Being a Boy Is Like Before You Discover Girls

via Sheldon:



As a boy who has discovered both clonkin' sticks and sparkle rocks in his day, I can solemnly affirm the truth of the preceeding comic strip.