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incredible teamwork by Barcelona football team!!!
The Tao Te Ching is probably the most influential Chinese book of all times. Its 81 chapters have been translated into English more times than any other Chinese document….
how the western philosophy was won…
have you ssen ‘the boondock saints’…? With Doc, the owner of an Irish pub who has Tourettes syndrome….. Always shouting …”Fuck”…”Ass”…
The Saudi Press Agency said that a record number of Muslims were expected to make the Hajj this year – over 3.4 million anticipated over the five days of the pilgrimage. One of the pillars of Islamic faith, the Hajj must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by any Muslim who has [...]
If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink. If you stare at the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green. Now, concentrate on the black + in the center of the picture. After a short period of time, all the pink [...]
I have a friend who has but one eye… I hope this images will give him an idea of what we (with two eyes) normally see… So, if you know someone with only one eye ….
“Seven Blunders of the World” by Mahatma Gandhi
“…we men… find reality generally quite unsatisfactory”
“…Some here joke that they might be safer if they lived in Baghdad. The numbers bear them out…” In Iraq, a country with about the same population as Venezuela, there were 4,644 civilian deaths from violence in 2009, according to Iraq Body Count; in Venezuela that year, the number of murders climbed above 16,000.
Europe according to ….
…Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The stark black and white images in this short haunt the viewer, just as Robertson is haunted by his memories from that battle…
we live as if we are never going to die, and we die as if we never lived.
fasten your seatbelts…. look @ these photos at a speed of 370 km/h….
lucy loes , ‘d Ostènsche Keuninginne’, past away, well known for singing sentimental songs about the real life, especially about the hard life of the Nord Sea fisherman…
is it something sexual? Why do you think you’re too short? Are you more beautifull on high heels? Who said so? High heels tend to give the aesthetic illusion of longer, more slender and more toned legs: but it stays an illusion, girls… If you’re in love with high heels and can’t wait to get [...]
According to a startling new study, eight out of 10 men and almost seven in 10 women will be overweight by 2020. So, you better get used to the sight… : fat models, new style!
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Above all, however, the machine has no feelings, it feels no fear and no hope … it operates according to the pure logic of probability. For this reason I assert that the robot perceives more accurately than man.
a site full of stupid, sometimes humoristic, photos….
In short, auditory illusions highlight areas where the human ear and brain, as organic, makeshift tools, differ from perfect audio receptors (for better or for worse).
While we humans carry on with our daily lives down here on Earth, perhaps stuck in traffic or reading blogs, or just enjoying a Springtime stroll, a school-bus-sized spacecraft called Cassini continues to gather data and images for us – 1.4 billion kilometers (870 million miles) away.
the eyes in the top banner on this site are from Rae Dawn Chong
“If I said, ‘This is a terrible thing that we are doing to the planet,’ than people will either agree or disagree. By not saying what people should see, that may allow them to see their world a little differently… It’s not a simple ‘right or wrong’ – it needs a whole new way of [...]
… I long for the freedom, the silentness and the timelessness of our summer house!!! The last two are pictures of our house in the south of France….
30 years old! still my favourite game…play it!!!
The Germans are the most philosophic people in the world, and the greatest smokers: now I trace their philosophy to their smoking…. Smoking has a sedative effect upon the nerves, and enables a man to bear the sorrows of this life (of which every one has his share) not only decently, but dignifiedly. (George Borrow)
“Treat Your Mother Right (Treat Her Right),” Mr. T !!!!
“Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.”
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is [...]
What would mankind do without the wheel…?
In “Nature by Numbers,” filmmaker Cristobal Vila presents a series of animations illustrating various mathematic principles, beginning with a breathtaking animation of the Fibonacci sequence. Then it moves on to the Golden and Angle Ratios, the Delaunay Triangulation and Voronoi Tessellations. This would be math-class gold, and it’s awfully sweet even if math class is [...]
Berber women in south-west Morocco harvest Argan nuts from Iron Wood trees for both their medicinal and culinary use. Argan oil is reputed for its many benefits including treatment of heart disease and is particularly popular in France. The fact that the nuts acquire a foul aroma in passing through the animal’s digestive tract makes [...]
from the plastic bags and packaging at our local market, via the ocean’s fish to the woman’s breastmilk … In the ocean, there six times more plastic than plankton…. What are we doing?
we are the world, we decide who gets aid and who doesn’t (Iraq vs. Haiti)…
I recently started using an internet search engine that saves 2m² (2.4yd²) of rainforest with each web search I do. (instead of filling Google investers wallets…)Their search results are as good as Google or Yahoo, and it’s free.An average internet user can protect about 2,000 square metres of rainforest every year by using Ecosia – [...]
Nietzsche : “God is dead”. God: “Nietzsche is dead”.
imagine a world without fish…
just for the fun of it…. a yo yo lesson from Yogrant.
The Greatest Story Ever Told,” questions religions as being god-given stories, arguing that the Christian religion specifically is mainly derived from other religions, astronomical facts, astrological myths and traditions, which in turn were derived from or shared elements with others. In furtherance of the Jesus myth hypothesis, this part argues that the historical Jesus is [...]
The second film, Zeitgeist: Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution. This solution is not based on politics, morality, laws, or any other “establishment” notions of human affairs, but rather on a modern, non-superstitious based understanding of what we are and how we align with nature, to [...]
This film pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain. Focusing on the industry’s marketing practices, media scholars and health professionals help viewers understand the ways in which direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising glamorizes and normalizes [...]
we are the world, we are the children….. you almost expect celebrities to have a cause: where Bono goes, cameras follow…
Jiddu Krishnamurti: “To bring about order is to understand disorder. And therefore, order is not according to a blueprint, according to some authority, or your own particular experience. And how this order comes about must obviously be without effort, because effort distorts.”
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between [...]
Dear computeraddicts, time for your excercise!
At the now infamous Winter Soldier – this Iraq War Veteran had something very powerful to say.
You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car…
look at the numbers…
“Devil Worship and Human Sacrifice on Increase in Uganda” this title in a newspaper inspired me in making this post. People who believe in satanic powers have resorted to witchcraft… such bondage has led to acts of human sacrifice since devil worship involves shedding precious human blood….
Our world, 4 degrees warmer!! Models test what may happen if we don’t get a climate change agreement …
“Why has there been so much secrecy about AIDS? When you ask where did the virus come from, it raises a lot of flags. That makes me suspicious,”
Like most of us, I’ve heard many times about how many words people from snowy cultures have for snow….
A community of dwarves has set up its own village to escape discrimination from normal sized people. Everyone in the mountain commune in Kunming, southern China, must be under 4ft 3ins tall – and they run their own police force and fire brigade from their 120 residents. Now the group has turned itself into a [...]
The last statements of 405 convicted offenders, morbidly preserved on the web by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice just before they get a deadly injection (death row) ….
nic: “We need strong leadership on climate change. Too many politicians are happy to speak about the issue, but their promises have often turned out to be just a load more hot air. One exception is the United Kingdom, where a climate law has just been adopted, which will force the government to reduce greenhouse [...]
in Somalia a girl, 13 years old, has been raped by three men. She went to the police, and that was her mistake (?!?). She was stoned to dead…. in the name of god?!?
this is weird! Almost 40 years ago Santa Claus gave me a Viewmaster. I long ago forgot about it until now I stumble upon those pre-historic 3D images: they awakened my imagination, for hours and hours I watched them, over and over ….
I stumbled upon this nice dreamcreating collection of old pictures: makes you wander… those people, on that day they took the photo, lived in ‘modern times’ , just like we now do thinf we’re living in modern times…
once your fur coat lived……
… a whole population is starving because of a embargo … children… this is not a fair war!! is any …?…Jeeezes … shame on us… watch this docu …
need a kick?
A compilation of man inventing strange contraptions from the 1920′s through 1950′s.
The south Australian Government has spent $14 million on 30 gigalitres (231.000.000.000 l.) from shared resources in New South Wales and Victoria to help secure Adelaide’s critical human needs from July: is this where we all are going to!?! Clear water is becoming the new oil!!! How long before there is a worldwar over water?
In the year 399 BC Socrates was accused of undermining the religious beliefs of the state and corrupting the youth who followed him. He believed that the ability to distinguish right and wrong lies in man’s reason
he has a nice absurd collection of pictures, always with the same two models …
it is in spanish, I don’t get a clue, but the images speak for themselves. Today I had a flat tire riding my bike, and I was complainng ….. Jeeezes, what a strange worlds.. their world, our world, their problems, our problems … but oly one sun…. they are naked, we too, but with clothes [...]
Tippi Degré’s parents moved from France to the wilderness of Namibia when she was just a little baby – for 10 years, Tippi wandered the busy barefoot, making friends with all sorts of wild animals like leopards, mongoose, baboons, elephants, and snakes.
A film ” After the warming ” about global warming from nearly twenty years ago (1989) by the Irish documentary maker, James Burke (Connections). An early documentary about global warming.
FEIERBLUMM Productions a.s.b.l. is an ambitious project by and for artists taking their first steps in the fields of creative filmmaking, music production, graphic design and other forms of art
I think better in a discussion, ideas come easier. I’ll devide myself in two and start a conversation between Oskar and Lewis: Oskar will be the younger one…
I feel the need to get involved with the oskarlewis site in an extra way. For me a new way of making a conversation between me, myself and I and the www. I choose to do it in English: in broken English.
go back toward your behind….
Over the years Paul Mawhinney has amassed what has become the world’s largest record collection. It contains approximately 1 million albums and 1.5 million singles. It is estimated that only 17% of the music he owns is available on CD.
terrorisme killed 5000 , Aids has led to the deaths of more than 2.1 million people…
Catch up with Bret, Jemaine and the digi-folk sounds of Flight of the Conchords…
A man, a vision, a plan, a lifes work…
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and [...]
Image Entertainment is promising (threatening?) to release a 3 DVD special “Imperial Edition” of the notorious 1979 film Caligula,an epic that was to good taste what Liberace was to understatement.
… in a prison cel, too small to stand up, too small to lay down, no light, no conversations, no protection against summer warmth nor winters cold, bad food … here are the prisoners of TAZMAMART !!! Nobody knew where they where! They didn’t know that… for 18 years!!!!
The Missing Piece attracts fierce debate on YouTube, with viewers determined that they’ve solved the method. In reality, the principle is fairly simple, with Prof Wiseman adding his own twist for some magical misdirection.
The queen of photoshop ads ….
They do make your calves look tight and muscular, but for the most part they appear uncomfortable and ungainly. It has been asserted that wearing them not only is fashionable, it also makes a woman appear skinnier (because they are taller, vertically, in proportion to their normal width.)They look all pinched up in the toe, [...]
Snow White, like most other Fairy Tales, isn’t a children’s bedtime story at all. Sadly, we don’t know the actual account anymore. It should be somewhere, hidden in an old library. Now it’s up to you to uncover the truth about Snow White and tell us her real story.
you never know what it’s good for… It is a bit of a weird collection but there is an absurd thingh about Belgians…
There is a myth among some people, including scholars, that pornographic images began with the invention of the photographic process….
Adam and Jamie, hots of the known mythbusters show compared a CPU vs a GPU to explain parallel processing and the GPU drew an mona lisa drawing using paint balls in 80 milliseconds…
practise a lot, dude…
link to madonna
photo is a link
rare picture of the kng of rock ‘n roll: elvis presley
Elvis made a habit of not sticking to the lyrics. Normally, Elvis should sing at a certain moment “Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there”. In this particular version he sings “Do you gaze at your bald head and wish you had hair”. The song continues for a couple of seconds and [...]
More than 30 billion kilowatt-hours of energy is wasted because many of us simply forget to shut down our computers when we aren’t using them. “So far our 268538 users have saved 2738300.0 kWh Equal to 1314384.0 gallons of oil or 145129.9 trees” You always wandered what you could do to save the world a [...]
how did oil get so expencive ? …
Before Brian Eno played with Roxy Music and still in College, he became invloved with a grand project by the Composer Garvin Byars. Portsmouth Sinfonia: The self-proclaimed “world’s worst orchestra” was founded by Gavin Bryars in 1970 when he was lecturing at the Portsmouth School of Art.
Experience an Oil Sands vacation in beautiful northern Alberta and indulge in the opulence of our world-famous pond side resort. In the Oil Sands, there is so much to see and do — so we start your day early with a propane cannon wake-up call. Beautiful black sand beaches stretch for miles.(greenpeace)
The image is digitally manipulated by fragmenting it into horizontal lines and then combining lines from different frames in the display. The result is a distorsion of the figures caused by their motion in time, or, as Brazilian researcher Arlindo Machado calls it: chronotopic anamorphosis.The effect is mesmerizing—don’t miss the fascinating twirl as the subject [...]
A Shepard tone, named after Roger Shepard, is a sound consisting of a superposition of sine waves separated by octaves. When played with the base pitch of the tone moving upwards or downwards, it is referred to as the Shepard scale. This creates the auditory illusion of a tone that continually ascends or descends in [...]
I thought a scorpion tattoo was an original idea !!! a collection ….
and more …
[audio:http://jojobroll.free.fr/Musique/Divers/Nirvana%20-%20Rape%20Me.mp3] I love the story! One day I’ll make a stageplay with it … for adults of course…
I’m reading a book …. A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg : ” Nonviolent Communication can dramatically improve relationships by helping people focus their attention on empathetic understanding of others without compromising their own values. It gives people tools to express their real feelings and needs openly and honestly, yet without blame or criticism. [...]
for those who think this is a special day (dry wiki) : 4 / 7 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of the year. Aphelion occurs around this date, this is the point in the year when [...]
eat your prey, eat trespassers, eat your friends, eat eat eat …. I know some bullfrogs …. yeah yeah, common ancestors ….
freedom of choice …?
Inspired talks by the world’s greatest thinkers and doers @ TED (check it out!) I stumble upon Steven Levitt telling a nowadays fairytale on child carseats :”are children’s car seats worth the time and expense it takes to use them?” Steven Levitt shares data that shows car seats are no more effective than seatbelts in [...]
(once this was a plain rock, Antonio Canova carved that wonderfull statue out of it… ) “Oh foolish Psyche, is it thus you repay my love? After I disobeyed my mother’s commands and made you my wife, will you think me a monster and cut off my head? But go; return to your sisters, whose [...]
What are your favorite weblogs? What blogs do you read? Let me know.
These are the clearest pictures ever taken of what is the starting point of every human life: ovulation occurring inside a woman’s body.
64 combinations of possible way to pass the moment ‘Now’. In an attempt to try to understand the way things happen in life King Wen formed this 64 puzzles… take some coins, ask yourself a question and let the I Ching explain your Tau …
I have to admit: I’m superstitious … every time I see a heron flying over it gives me some courage. A Heron is an old Egyptian symbol of hope: when people saw one flying over there in that dry and warm country, the Egyptians knew the Nile was rising and would bring them refreshing water…
Paul McMartney being interviewed by Chris Farley
for those who missed something …
boys wil be boys: a BBC docu, 3 old cars cross Africa….
get involved ….
I saw the movie “dallas pashamende” tonight. The lovely Dorka played a very nice role in it. Try to see this nice Balkan-romeo-and-julliet film!!
“Spring Break is one glorious week of complete wild college debauchery at its finest. A single week in March is revered for college students everywhere to excessively indulge in as many forms of decadent behavior as they can because they are young and can get away with it.”
( Ignore the ridiculous commentary and enjoy the footage. time: 90 mins.) “Too much time, unfortunately, is wasted on sensationalist, irrelevant side-stories and not enough is spent on the substantive contributions of the hippie aesthetic to the culture at large.
Na een kort rijpingsproces ben ik opnieuw bevallen van een verhaal uit Absurdistan.
Le Grand Saut is a project led by French daredevil Michel Fournier. He says he hopes to begin his ascent to 130,000 feet above the Earth just before sunrise Tuesday, for a record-breaking free fall in which he’ll break the speed of sound
“Lilly, where is …. your innocence?”
A Swiss pilot strapped on a jet-powered wing and leaped from a plane Wednesday for the first public demonstration of the homemade device, turning figure eights and soaring high above the Alps. Yves Rossy’s performance in front of the world press capped five years of training and many more years of dreaming.
deep maps and temporal topographies by Michael Shanks
I know Bruno: we made music together, we made shows together, … now he made some youtubes on how to play the drum …
jeff millner animated photos using a morphing program …
as I was looking for music by Vanessa Da Mata, I stumbled upon these dancing icons…
Via Andrew Sullivan, pictures from an volcanic eruption in Chile
“Expression. Everyone is looking for creative outlets to present ideas they like. As a medium, I really dig film…I feel that as a group, bikers do some pretty amazing things. I would like to spend more time writing, but even an excellent description of a bike on fire only whet’s the appetite for wanting to [...]
For five years I went to work by bicycle, and I rode on the ‘bicycle killing road’ of Antwerp, the Turnhoutse baan, and each day slaloming through murdering cars … Drivers: do the awareness test!!!
[audio:http://www.gopera.com/quasthoff/samples/parsifal.mp3] and here they are: be prepared… they are saving the world!! (while the wife is doing the laundry, of course…)
Aaron “Big Voice Jack” Lerole was “discovered” by a record company scout playing his pennywhistle in the street with his brother. They recorded a record the same day which eventually sold around five million copies. Six months later he was sold into slavery by the South African police. He was beaten by the farmer who [...]
“We are at an abyss as an industry and as a country,” ‘A Chill Wind is Blowing in This Nation…’
The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. Once widespread across the Holarctic, it has disappeared from many of the more heavily populated areas. It has a wingspan averaging over 2 m (7 ft) and up [...]
remember the liger? Let me introduce to you: the toyger…. The Toyger is a designer cat. It is designed and bred with the demands of modern apartment life as a human companion foremost in mind.
Children in a nursery were shocked when they spotted a three-headed frog hopping in their garden.
As a boy I used to use my fantasie on these figures, now, my son goes to the cinema an youtube to see them…
boys will be boys ( youtube) …
Leonardo DiCaprio Presents The 11th Hour: a look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet’s ecosystems.
On the surface of things, this is a very radical film, both in style and content. It seems to draw a scathing portrait of Western consumerist and corporate culture by brilliantly editing together politician’s sound bites, found footage and interviews to an techno-soundtrack, resulting in what can best be described as the cinematic equivalent of [...]
Saartje Bartman was a Khoikhoi woman who, at the age of 21, was taken from South Africa to Europe in 1810 and displayed as a curiosity in various shows until 1815, when she died.
The media world is becoming increasingly fixated on appearances. And the number of tricks used to achieve the increasingly exaggerated ideals is growing. Many models have plastic surgery and even more are retouched so they appear to have bigger breasts, smaller stomachs or fuller lips. (more)
“Visible Body 3D Human Anatomy web site. The only fully interactive, 3D human body model available on the web”. (only PC!!) They say.
Helga en Nathali, met hun kindjes, met nieuws uit Nepal: De dag van de democratie is al een nationale feestdag, nu nog de democratie. Officiele feestdagen zijn een ‘nationale’ specialiteit in Nepal: ze hebben reeds 165 officiele nationale feestdagen, waarvan de overheidsdiensten er 52 daadwerkelijk in verlof krijgen. Elke maand april (begin van het Nepalese [...]
3D strippers ….?
enjoy yourself on this school’s multimedia page…
hey, just plant a tree!! For a greener internet! I called mine ‘love tree’ !
it’s meant to sell the table, but I like the way this dynamic website is made. A kind of mac thing….
do you have some spare time? Time to kill? Check this docu and see the full saga of the war in a two-part definitive series.
Stupidity!! And this is also racism of the worst kind because made by a politician (Geert wilders), democraticly chosen by his people, this is europe, this are the Netherlands… This man must be very lonesome and his voters ashamed… Islam is and stays a religion, and not a fundamentalistic terrorist army…
Winter is coming to Antarctica, and that may be the only thing that keeps another of its major ice shelves from collapsing. On Tuesday, scientists from the British Antarctic Survey announced that there had been an enormous fracture on the edge of the Wilkins ice shelf, which started breaking last month: …related to global warming??
Mirrorball was a seven part series on shown on Channel 4 in 1999/2000. The program looked at the work of pop promo directors; Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Jonathan Glazer, Chris Cunningham and Dawn Shadforth, Jonas Auckland & Roman Coppola With the exception of Dawn Shadforth, Jonas Åkerlund & Roman Coppola- all the featured material featured [...]
as I was looking for info for one of our artists, who wants african dance in her show, I stumbled upo, these video’s ….
Archaeologist Michae Shanks:”How could an archaeologist not be fascinated by photography? Any medium? After all archaeology is all about turning what is left of the past into a report, an image, a story, an argument …” The portfolios are available through the link above.
Remember the time when we had time to paint those blown-out eggs… (more here..)
This amazing Cores-movie will show you the incredible social and artistic wealth of the Nuba people who’s lives today are in the face of diseases and starvation
… why have you forsaken me?
after all, we’ve both been lost for ages, sketches. Could she paint my crayons to the colours of the sun .
歌声はひばりとともに・・・I don’t have a clue… All I understand that there is a company makes copies of real artists as small automated dolls…
“Project_ISM was launched on July 1st, 2003. Since then we have added a new artist every day and will continue to do so forever. We have had over 2500 artists submit folios and have over 120,000 images in the archive.” Girls take pictures of themselves…
Uncut, amazing, Nirvana ‘smell like teen spirit‘-like, music video for the song, “Across The Universe,” by Fiona Apple (written by John Lennon), from the motion picture soundtrack, Pleasantville.
and if man should taste of both fruits he would become, we have been told, as god himself (genesis)
You shall love your neighbor(hood) as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.(Mark 12:29-31) here some ‘introduction’ movies I found on the Boabab site. Gives yo, indeed, an introduction and makes one dream…
The Iraq war will cost Americans between $3 trillion and $5 trillion, including military spending, broader economic costs and decades of benefits and medical care for combat veterans, a Nobel prize-winning economist told the Joint Economic Committee on Thursday. (read more) There are 6.700.000.000 people on earth… Imagine we gave each person on earth 746 [...]
you never know, do you?…
Ropp is a very used name, among them are ….
OL:”strange thing ’bout this movie; it got me back on the track!!!!”” We’ve made it past what is said to be, statistically speaking, the most depressing day of the year, so despite Peter’s broken leg and the never ending rain at Real World, things are looking up with the first Full Moon Update of the [...]
link have a look at these amazing achitectural creations… (and this)(and this)
A chronicle, directed by Jehane Noujaim which provides a rare window into the international perception of the Iraq War, courtesy of Al Jazeera, the Arab world’s most popular news outlet. Roundly criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon officials for reporting with a pro-Iraqi bias, and strongly condemned for frequently airing civilian causalities as well as [...]
The Google Lunar X PRIZE seeks to create a global private race to the Moon that excites and involves people around the world and, accelerates space exploration for the benefit of all humanity. The use of space has dramatically enhanced the quality of life and may ultimately lead to solutions to some of the most [...]
When Polaroid users pulled a picture out of their cameras, an image would slowly appear before their eyes. Now, like the process in reverse, the image of the Polaroid instant camera — dimming for years — has finally gone black.
jeff milner wrote a nice post on the next ‘strong’ man
Nieuwsbrief vanop het dak van de wereld…
Is there a female word for soldier? Bulletta? Armessa? Soldatesse?
The bird struggles out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever wants to be born, must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God’s name is Abraxas. (Herman Hesse, Demian)
Afraid of stairs? don’t look at this…
abortions, hiv infections, cancer incidence, marriages, divorces, prison population, ….
Shame on you!!! Human!!! NEW TOPIC!!!! Broken Ice in Antarctica
a photographer? a writer? a musician? a filmer?a coach?Sensei?Manager?… All art here in this post is by Steve Fitch, only, I don’t know which Steve Fitch
45.000 , 15 , 6000 , 35.900.000.000 :
Alessandra Ambrosio (@wiki), (I never heard of her???) Italians do like her. They accuse her for being the perfect woman… Esiste la donna perfetta? Esiste la persona la cui immagine rappresenta il modello femminile perfetto?
machette: an ‘outille’ but also macho stuff…
one of the few woman who moved me as a young man, and still …
This remarkable video shows a glimpse into the fascinating world of the ant. The narrator describes the intricate ant nest as an accomplishment equivalent to the building of the great wall of China.
Hilarious, shocking and creepy advertisements from the past century
“cockels and mussels”:[audio:http://edu.qd.sd.cn/audition/disney/forth/mp3/cockles%20and%20mussels.mp3] lieve:”I’m passionate about music and photography in equal measure and have established a reputation for my imaginative & striking gig, festival & album photography. I specialise in Celtic, folk, roots, jazz and Indie musician photography.”
watch out now! James Brown is feelin good! A little too good.
Weegee’s subjects are gangsters, transvestites arrested by the police, the homeless, victims of accidents or murders, but also lovers, people on daytrips and protagonists of jazz clubs, variety shows and cinemas.
Arne: “I’m always looking for smart people to join my current project. Or to be a resource in someone else’s project.” This Swedish guy makes it very easy to send music to an emailadress…
listen to this loud!! Tom Waits’ son joining him on stage!
how crazy can you be?
I wish you a happy new year, and hope you did ’2007′ your way…
never let a handicap stop you….!!! ( does David Lynch know about him already???)
an ongoing project by Chris Lee.
“Each year, between 20 and 50 million tons of electronic waste is generated globally. Most of it winds up in the developing world.”
Stalin’s ghost appears to Putin in a dream, and Putin asks for his help running the country.
well … euhm … I … euhm … Botox and plastic surgery may promise to reduce wrinkles and worry lines, but some New Yorkers are turning to facial yoga to achieve a youthful appearance.
Eighty-five percent of the fur industry’s skins come from animals living captive on fur factory farms.(1) These farms can hold thousands of animals, and the practices used to farm them is remarkably uniform around the globe. As with other intensive-confinement animal farms, the methods used on fur factory farms are designed to maximize profits, always [...]
Dear carnivores, don’t look at those animations: you could get hungry….
An exquisite, handpicked selection of some of the worst music ever. So now you can assault your ears AND your eyes at the same time! … Features “artists” from the museum, as well as old favourites such as “Mr T”, “Hulk” Hogan, William Shatner etc
This summer, thousands of Canadian kids are once again at traditional camps, singing “Kumbaya” and crafting art from uncooked macaroni. However, an “adventure camp” just outside of Toronto is aiming at removing the canoe paddles from the hands of children and replacing them with AK-47s.
So, when there are new elections, you know what/who to choose. “wer habben das nicht gewusst“….
just a link to a lot of photos…
SPORT AND PEACE Right To Play is an international humanitarian organisation committed to improving the lives of children in the most disadvantaged areas of the world.
some adds on safe airbags. You see how quick a car accident happens…
Years ago I saw a theatre play by Peter Brook ( his film I like the most)that was inspired on a book written by Oliver Sacks ” The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”. Now he wrote a new book. …
don’t bring your wife to the low life …. do learn to dance!
blonde, bikini, body builder, salsa drumband, dance …& Rubik’s Cube ????
I dedicate this light tower to John Lennon my love for you is forever -Yoko Ono-
Strange idea, to translate Shakespeare into chinese …
Back in January 2001 The Onion satirically told us Bush’s plan to end the US’s “Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity”. It’s scary how accurate they were. Bush :”Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over. After a long, dark night of peace and stability, the sun is finally rising again [...]
Mushrooms are our winter “flowers”….
“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” — William Shakespeare
my daughter became a model for Dominique Models. Her first portfolio …
what a collection of pictures ….
A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. -Groucho Marx-
“…But when it was midnight Shahrázád awoke and signalled to her sister Dunyázád who sat up and said, “Allah upon thee, O my sister, recite to us some new story, delightsome and delectable wherewith to while away the waking hours of our latter night.” “With joy and goodly gree,” answered Shahrázád, “if this pious and [...]
How many of you do know that first sentence but really didn’t read the rest of that historic discussion Hamlet had with ‘me, myself and I’?
Richard Dawkins takes a stab at why we’re here, using science and reason to back up his answer. It’s an interesting and inspiring perspective on an old question.
With your date and place of birth, find your rising sign and the positions of the other stars in your birth chart, with interpretations and a great choice of graphics…
“What we have here folks … is that greatest of rarities, a fair picture of who owns guns.“…
a hughe baobab tree carved … some think this is a real tree …
… I fell in love with a animation … !!! a very erotic animation.
imagination is the ability to form mental images… but too much is too much …
The monks were 5 American GI’s in cold war Germany who billed themselves as the anti-Beatles; they were heavy on feedback, nihilism and electrical banjo…
eco: ecological & economic … Furniture: unique products of worthless material; waste material from the industry and nature by Piet Hein Eek: “The free work brings the theme of the rest of the work to a head….
A few years ago a jukebox owned by John Lennon was discovered. On it were 40 of the famous musician’s favorite tunes. This is a documentary about the songs on that Jukebox and the influence they had on the Beatles.
In the Bestseller ‘Misquoting Jesus,’ Agnostic Author Bart Ehrman Picks Apart the Gospels That Made a Disbeliever Out of Him…
just a link to the drummerworld website because I like drummers and my daughter always fall’s in love with them… more oskar lewis art stuff….
[audio:http://www3.telus.net/rpmullan/Music/01%20Man%20on%20the%20Moon.mp3] So how ya doin? You havin’ a good time? Time. Climb. Lime. Dime. Them’s some words that rhyme with time. And speaking of time. You’re gonna have a good time at my new movie, “Man on the Moon”!! …
“Why do feminists give blowjobs?”[audio:http://vintagestars.com/river/Sounds1/UnreleasedAndOther/WhyDoFeministsGiveBlowjobs_15Jul1993.mp3] How many Courtney’s are there … ?
you missed a show on tv????
missed some cinema movies????
MC Hammer “pump it up” [audio:http://home.comcast.net/~neiljr1/Mc_Hammer_-_Pump_It_Up.mp3]
Bao Xishun, the world’s tallest living person at 2.36 meters met He Pingping, who at 73 cm is probably the shortest person in the world. They met on July 13 in Inner Mongolia at celebrations for Bao’s successful wedding …
“As The World Falls Down”[audio:http://www.frannie.ws/Bowie_%20AstheWorldFallsDown.mp3] Bosch produced several triptychs, works of three paintings on wooden panels that are attached to each other. Among his most famous is The Garden of Earthly Delights…
Ever since Google first let people scour the planet from the comfort of their computers through the Google Earth software program, fans have been on a virtual scavenger hunt from the North Pole to the South Pole looking for anything interesting, unusual, or unexplained.
Richard Serra is an American minimalist sculptor and video artist known for working with large scale assemblies of sheet metal. …
This is a link to a beautifull flashsite by photographer Gregory Colbert (needs a little loading time …)
“revenge”[audio:http://www.missleading.com/Revenge.MP3] “I love all the old pictures–of spanking and Bettie Page and corsets. But you can’t do spanking in fashion, so I wanted to do a project where I could really let go and get girls who also love those things.”–Ellen von Unwerth on Revenge
“my funny valentine”[audio:http://bonnefond.bertrand.free.fr/chet.mp3] I saw the movie again last night …
50 years of the work of Jean Jacques Andre on one page …
Some collect stamps, some write weblogposts, some make miniatures ….
‘”jailhouse rock”[audio:http://www.edtech.esc11.net/~tfry/portfolio/elvis.mp3] A hacker is a computer enthusiast …
“300 Spartans”:[audio:http://ia301324.us.archive.org/1/items/300Song/300song.mp3] French long jumper Salim Sdiri lies on the ground after being speared by a javelin in a freak accident at the Athletics IAAF Golden Gala in Rome’s Olympic Stadium. The javelin had been launched by Finland’s Tero Pitkamaki as he seemed to lose his footing at the other side of the arena.
“cocaine”[audio:http://cocaine.org/cocaine-ericclapton.mp3] some trailers and docus on the Pablo Escobar movie …
[audio:http://pvsk.dravanet.hu/pvsk/kepek/hirek/U2_Mission_Impossible.mp3] Here is the video highlighting the mistakes in the famous chase scene of Mission Impossible 2…
Plastic duck armada is heading for Britain after 15-year global voyage …
Soldiers, Welcome to Charlie Oscar Delta, your online community dedicated to the highly anticipated game, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare …
yab yum and don’t you dare to move … (for a better love experience…)
Palmas began her career in the year 2000, winning second place at Miss World, losing out to Miss India Priyanka Chopra. In 2001, she was in Buona Domenica, as a microfonina. In 2002, she won the television show Veline, becoming the brunette velina….
via anvari: a blog by a guy named Anvari … but this you guessed already, didn’t you …
Joe Dassin” Et si tu n’existais pas” [audio:http://www.tourguy.net/et_si_tu_n_existais_pas.mp3] just because….
art is a personal matter… revisited.
ads by Saatchi/Saatchi…
Casting Willy is a fun, EZ-to-use kit that includes all the materials and instructions for making a rubber copy of your erect penis. Your replica is made of soft, flexible rubber, and will look just like the real thing! If Viagra doesn’t work anymore ( )….
some photos, some mp3, his lyrics, … just because we like his work…
Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish comedian, actor, writer and talk show host. He is the current host of CBS’s The Late Late Show, a role which earned him an Emmy nomination in 2006. I didn’t knew the man (I don’t watch television…) untill I saw a show on Youtube. I like [...]
“Say only what you mean. The word is the most powerful tool we have as humans.”
Pink floyd ‘on the run”[audio:http://aradia4444.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/ontherunmp3.mp3]
At school the only thing I ever remember learning in art was how to draw a straight line freehand. Every now and then I enjoy showing off to my students how I can draw economics diagrams without a ruler… This Guy really is amazing though being able to draw a perfect circle.
Stabat Mater (The sorrowful mother was standing) The hymn, one of the most powerful and immediate of extant medieval poems, meditates on the suffering of Mary, Jesus Christ’s mother, during his crucifixion. text, music and pictures….
Bruce springsteen “war”[audio:http://www.livinginstereo.com/audio/BruceSpringsteen_WarLIS.mp3] “War, what is it good for?”[audio:http://espew.com/cgi-bin/spew/753555/Oldies%20-%20Edwin%20Starr%20-%20War,%20What%20is%20it%20good%20for.mp3] I guess, no more than 18 years old…. IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow…
Frank sinatra “the coffee song”:[audio:http://sporklabs.com/myspace/music/The%20Coffee%20Song.mp3]
Ryan Uhrich, an artist living in Edmonton, AB has created a wonderful motion graphics piece called Typographics
a nice collection of pictures showing Bulgaria at its best…. ( thanx, Tanya)
Have a look back upon the 8-bit generation of gaming in this compilation film…
Taiwan, April 11, 2007—Armed and dangerous, a Nile crocodile prowls the Kaohsiung zoo. Veterinarian Chang Po-yu was reaching through iron bars to remove tranquilizer darts before treating the 440-pound (200-kilogram) reptile when the inadequately sedated animal bit the vet’s forearm off….
With no disrespect to the more popular sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigada, in my humble opinion, Claudia was the most exotic and invigorating of the major Italian glamour girls of the fifties and sixties. With her signature raspy voice, large innocent schoolgirls’ eyes and lusty Renoir figure, the amatory powers of Claudia Cardinale were potent [...]
Brain Eno “discreet music”: [audio:http://espew.com/cgi-bin/spew/6427/brian%20eno%20-%20discreet%20music%20%28excerpt%29.mp3] Across the world, there are over one million children entering the sex trade every year. Around 30 million children have lost their childhood through sexual exploitation over the last three decades…
Doris Day “Que Sera Sera”[audio:http://espew.com/cgi-bin/spew/1173711/DorisDay_Que_Sera_Sera.mp3] One thing I remember from my father is that he was one of the million men who where deeply in love with Doris Day….
Vicky started off as a topless dancer, chocked university life to appear naked in a campus magazine, passed Playboy, stripped all over the world, became school teacher and now runs a very critical web log (she doesn’t like Bush..) … God’s ways are unpredictable… I found her site by stumbling on very ‘meaty’ pictures of [...]
did you have a tough, hard and difficult youth??? Check these….
your birthday!!! what happened on that day…..
An alternative French artist, likes to work with light… Christian Boltanski: ‘The big problem when you’re an artist is that the times of creation don’t come often. Most of the time I stay here in my studio and groan, and after that I go to my room, look at the TV.‘ ‘One of the beauties [...]
I just saw the movie “somersault”. Try to see it!!!! I added a link to the site and a trailer…. Years ago a was a big fan of the, also Australian, moviemaker Paul Cox. In his film ‘man of flowers‘ (1983) he uses also very poetical images, like trees in front of the sun, or [...]
Andy Warhol: “I’d always wanted to do a movie that was pure fucking, nothing else, the way Eat had been just eating and Sleep had been just sleeping. So in October ’68 I shot a movie of Viva having sex with Louis Waldon. I called it just Fuck.”
Do you remember the nonsense actor/president Ronald used to spit out? What will Arnold vomit….??? (it takes a while to download…)
this guy could go for a job at cirque du soleil….
take a look into how chinese athletes are manufactured to play their best for the upcoming Olympics 2008 in China. Some experts predict that China will win the most medals in Olympic history. How much fame and fortune can they enjoy in a communist state? Farland Chang tells the story of champions from past and [...]
Broadcasting from a basement in San Francisco, the high quality MP3 internet broadcasts of Soma FM reach around the world. Rusty Hodge, SomaFM’s founder, had been experimenting with online radio since 1995. After helping other companies with their streaming media operations, he decided that no one was going to create the online radio station he [...]
two times a year I design the lights for the ballet performances of the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp… I like the energy and the concentration of those young persons… The dreams and ambitions…
There has been a lot of talk since the first teaser of “Cars,” way back in the Fall of 2004, where some felt that the idea of talking cars was a step backwards for Pixar. However, the idea of animating a car looks as difficult as it took to imbue fish in “Finding Nemo” with [...]
I love this eight-and-a-half minute infomercial about the making of Snow White. This clip illustrates the process from start to finish. It turns out, the secret to making good cartoons is directly proportional to how many pretty girls you have inking the cells….
The ‘ideal’ length of a perfect foot, called the “Golden Lotus”, was three inches long. This was a rare occurrence, this 3 inch perfection, but it was something to strive for nonetheless….
VODOU is a way of life. For those it touches, it is impossible to define. Many would simply state, “Vodou is a beautiful religion”. But, while true it is far more than that. Vodou is religion, culture, heritage, and philosophy. It is also art, dance, language, medicine, music, justice, power, storytelling & ritual. Everyone has [...]
During a seven-week stay in 2005 in Iraq, photojournalist Ed Kashi captured thousands of images that were used in this interesting flip-book style animation…
I had the pleasure to meet Marie Vinck, just a few hours ago. Last time I saw her she was only 6 or 7 years old… Now she’s a most pleasant, beautiful, nice young lady and a fine talented actress… She acts in a film together with Fedja Van Huet, an actor I know very [...]
The story of how Ricky Gervais’ hit show “The Office” was created on the BBC and spread throughout the world.
“Ayurveda” roughly translates as the “knowledge of life”. Ayurveda is now a statutory, recognised medical system of health care like other medical systems existed in India. In last 3 years alone nearly 500 books about Ayurveda are being published in 60 different languages, in 50 countries. Coming two years will add about 500 more books, [...]
Part 1 of a great 3 part BBC documentary about Mozart. ‘miracle of nature’
“Pubic hair affects women’s sexuality, claims Japanese professor Asaki Geino. He classifies women into five types, the most likely of which to be unfaithful being the type whose hair resembles the mouth of a river….” There’s no doubt the professor’s findings are very interesting, but nevertheless they’re impossible to apply in practice: the majority of [...]
You know those high healed bikini girls who ‘assist’ the tv ghosts… Italians love them… The veline have become the most popular female icons on Italian TV. The names of the veline are known after a long beauty pageant on summer.These are two girls in their low-twenties, one blonde, the other brunette: once they showed [...]
Every day of your life, every second of the day, your whole life, always, night and day, sleeping, waiting, longing, wanting, dreaming, walking, fucking, loving, … always connected, never alone, ….
Here are several interesting animal “fights”. I’m not going to tell you ahead of time who is going to win, but be warned, it won’t always be what you might expect. Who would win: Octopus or Shark?Rabbit or Snake?Centipede or Bat?…
“Oh, courage, boy, Oh, the knife is at hand, That ended pleasure with birds, Oh courage, boy” We don’t know them anymore, do we? The rites of passage. When do boys become men, in our world? Do you know?
Think before you close this banner….
“There is a willow grows aslant a brook, That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream; There with fantastic garlands did she come Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples. There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke; When down her weedy trophies and herself Fell in [...]
Imagine walking out over the Grand Canyon and staring 4,000 feet down into the Colorado River — while standing on four inches of glass…
there are 6.670.903.752.021.072.936.960 possible Sudoku puzzle combinations. if you want to play them all… you need 90 years and 203.071.651.507.490.805 puzzles a day. Come on!! Get started!
Just another search engine, not from google this time… with a nice overview, check it out. I entered the words ‘oskar lewis’… And also the ‘maps’ part is easy to use. Look where our summerhouse is (enter La bastidi and Viviez, France)….
Family members protect each other. There is a secret territory, forbidden for everybody. For kids this adult behavior is incomprehensible and leaves scars on their fragile souls. But, dirt always comes out. The darkest family skeleton gets revealed, never expected, always in tragedy. When an abused member of, for example, an incest family, gives a [...]
just some links to interviews and articles on the story behind the story behind….
“Time“, say the Islanders, “TAKES OUT THE FIRE but LEAVES IN THE WARMTH“. Last week I had a dinner with my friend Raf (director of the Emanon Ensemble) with the coffee he suggested to drink a Lagavulin Whisky mentioning the news that the White horse Distillers of Glasgow stopped the production of this character full [...]
The Bettmann Archive contains millions of images. But the value of the Archive doesn’t lie in the quantity of its images, but in their quality. The stories they tell, the lessons they teach, and the feelings they inspire are timeless. Many of the negatives and prints in the Archive are over one hundred years old. [...]
I read the news today, oh boy… Normally I don’t interfere with politics but in this case I couldn’t resist. Well, it’s not really about politics: it’s about hypocrisy. We (Belgium) have a minister of defense, André F.( see him on TV BELGIEK), who went to see the Al Gore media campaign film, An Inconvenient [...]
[audio:http://www.accentmusiccds.com/MP3Demo/A.S.Zarathustra!-60s.mp3] “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us [...]
photos “The WAM-V -Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel- is a new class of watercraft based on a patented technology that delivers a radically new seagoing experience. These ultralight flexible catamarans are modularly designed to allow for a variety of applications and to fit the requirements of specific users, missions or projects.” Yeah, just show us some [...]
websitelink “My name is Kyle MacDonald and I traded one red paperclip for a house.”
Adolf Hitler “I can hardly understand it myself. There must be some basic evil in me…”
the goldfish trick…
photos and thoughts… “I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.”
boys will be boys When I was just a little boy…. I had some Dinky toys… Surfing the net I found some pictures of them. It feels strange to ‘meet’ them again…
takraw I thought: ” look, a new ballgame!” but then I discovered it is being played for over 500 years allready….
Hi, I’m wolfram, a new member of the Oskar Lewis website. Me and many friends of mine are all artists in progress, and while we’re all trying to become someone and create our own style, it’s very good to have a place to show you’re work. Just like a little push in the right direction. [...]
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great news. We found new partners. Mr and mrs Wheatley are willing to share their creative work with us! We will be posting their artwork (cartoons, flash, video’s,…) with you on ar regular basis! Enjoy!
This blog is now audio capable. I’ve entered a nice little plugin that allows our authors (especially doctor) to incorporate soundbites into a post. Many respects to the author of this plugin Martin Laine! Enjoy! Some examples below