Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The week before Christmas 2012

A quiet celebration of Christmas.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, koto solo

About the film, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

A poignant family Christmas, filmed over 25 years. Watching the kids grow up.

Something gentle for winter nights.

A lovely, mellow combination. Found on Reddit. This was created by a Redditer, with the username johnturkey. It's three links, which you open in 3 separate tabs.
1. The Rainy day sounds, here, from Rainy Mood.

2. Then this endless loop from Endless Video, which is the delightfully smooth jazz tune called The Fragrance of Dark Coffee. It is from Gyakuten Meets Orchestra, a soundtrack album featuring background music from the video game series Ace Attorney.

3. Then this endless fireplace loopEndlessVideo - HAARDVUUR / FIREPLACE / FEU DE FOYER

Ernst Haeckel Christmas cards with festive and joyous jellyfish and sea creatures

Charlie Chaplin and Helen Keller.

A handy packing list for traveling. Right click on the image below, open in a new tab or window and print it for the next trip you take.

 A Taxonomy of Wines

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday night December 16th 2012

Want to see an example of amazing determination, in spite of all the odds?
This little rascal has my respect.

Yehrin Tong

Yehrin Tong

Neuroscience and Free Will

This is the best documentary I've seen about 9/11

This is a documentary that PBS aired about the Engineers and Architects who question 9/11. Worth watching.

PBS - Colorado broadcasts 9/11: Explosive 

and other issues. Very worth watching all the way to the end.

Hurricane Sandy was not that long ago...

Hurricane Sandy in East Village, Manhattan at 8th st and Avenue C

The Lower East Side gets its lights back. Such joy and celebration!!!!

Totally overboard with the sound effects and the close-ups. Indian soap opera.

The original Gerber baby now in her 80's

A few portraits of some 20th Century heavyweights

Top row (left to right): Jacques Lacan, Cecile Eluard, Pierre Reverdy, Louis Leiris, Pablo Picasso, Fanie de Campan, Valentine Hugo, Simone de Beauvoir, Brassai Bottom row: Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Michel Leiris, Jean Abier

Frida Kahlo

Willem De Kooning

Amadeo Modigliani

Georgia O'Keeffe

Francis Bacon

Gertrude Stein

Salvador Dali

Surrealists: Back row: Man Ray, Jean Arp, Yves Tanguy and André Breton.
Front row: Tristan Tzara, Salvador Dalí, Paul Éluard, Max Ernst and Rene Crevel.
(Photo Man Ray, 1930.)

Alberto Giacometti

Jackson Pollack

Joan Miro

Marilyn Monroe

Edward Munch

Alfred Hitchcock

Jean Cocteau

Max Ernst

Paul Klee

Marc Chagal

Andy Warhol

Rene Magritte

T.S. Eliot