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воскресенье, 15 июня 2014 г.

Song and pics.

This song & its title was the answer to a recent Final Jeopardy question  -- only one person got it right -- paraphrased: "What 1980's song do history teachers praise for its educational value"?
 
 
Never could understand all the references on Billy Joel's song -- fortunately, with this video, given the picture(s), we now can "see" what our "ears" couldn't.
 
Anyway, someone checked to see purpose behind the song. Apparently, it's Joel's homage
to the 40 years of historical headlines since his birth (1949).
 
Wish we could have appreciated the depths of this song when it was released.  Twenty years
later, it's amazing what Joel was able to put into music and lyrics lasting only a few minutes.
 
Here it is, set to pictures. It's a neat flashback through the past half century. Turn up volume, sit back and enjoy a review of 50 years of history in less than 3 minutes! Thanks to Billy Joel, someone from the University of Chicago with a lot of spare time, a software program, and Google.  If you click on a picture it stops and shows you the Wikapedia data on the event.
 
Top left gives you full screen....top right lets you pause.  Bottom left shows the year.  The older you are, the more pictures you will recognize.  Anyone over age 65 should remember over 90% of what they see-----but it's great at any age.

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суббота, 14 июня 2014 г.

Носорожка не может спать один...Впрочем, никто не должен быть один.



Маленький носорожка...
На его глазах браконьеры убили его маму...
Его нашли 7 мая в возрасте трех месяцев. Он все время плакал и отказывался покинуть мертвую мать. Пришлось его усыпить и отвезти в центр Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre в Южной Африке.
Но и там он очень переживал - посттравматический синдром.
Не мог спать один. Пришлось одной сотруднице составить ему компанию, чтобы он мог спать. Такое у многих из нас тоже было. 




http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/10891108/Baby-rhino-cannot-sleep-alone-after-witnessing-mothers-death.html?fb