Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day

Saturday, June 18, 2016

8 Strange New Deep Sea Creatures

A Ninja Lantern Sharks (smaller than house cats), Sock Worms, Hoff Crabs, named after David Hasselhoff' chest hair. eyeless Shrimps, Anglerfish, Harp Sponge. "Casper" octopus, Crostata Jellyfish. The depths of our oceans continues to be a mystery...

Sunday, June 5, 2016

High School Senior Phillip Sossou Creates Charcoal Portrait of His Graduating Class of 2016...all 411 of Them

From an article in the.Boston Globe, 18 year old Senior at Boston Latin High School Phillip Sossou wanted to create charcoal portraits of each of the graduating Senior in his class...all 411 of them.

From an interview ON KPHO that I saw, even his art teacher did not think it was possible. As amazing as that is, even more so, he created these portraits within a period of 4 months.  

On the final day of classes, he and 6 of his friends posted the drawing throughout the school.

From the Boston Globe article he did this he did it as a gift to unite the Class and after allegations this year of racism at the school advised:  “Having these pictures helps us to embrace our diversity.”

Friday, June 3, 2016

First Person to Serve Donuts in WWI was Helen Purviance from Huntington, IN

As today is National Donut Day, I thought I would post a bit of probably unknown trivia about Donuts.

Helen Purviance of Huntington, Indiana (a small town where I went to high school) was the first person to serve donuts in France during WW1 while fighting the war in France and she helped to make the donut, originally a Dutch treat,  famous to American Servicemen and the reason for National Donut Day per an article at Salvation Army San Francisco site

From an article in the Indy Star:

"Behind a World War I Salvation Army hut in France, within earshot of battlefield machine guns, Huntington native Helen Purviance decided to comfort American troops with fresh doughnuts.
The Salvation Army ensign and her female comrades prepared dough from ingredients they found in the ammunition train's commissary. Villagers living nearby provided eggs.
Purviance knelt by a squat, wood-fired, potbelly stove, its burner just 18 inches across. In a small skillet, she fried hand-shaped pieces of dough, seven doughnuts at a time, while feeding the fire. She insisted the team work hidden behind a blanket. Purviance wanted to surprise the soldiers with 150 doughnuts.
"And you should have seen their faces," she recalled.

As everyone in Huntington County seems to be related (not kidding) explains my love of all things donut and will have  to figure out which cousin and how far removed.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Japanese Guy Singing in German to Accordion Music and Chicken Yodeling

This was something someone had posted on Facebook and it was one of those "What the heck did I just watch" moments, like a nightmare I would have after eating day old fried rice and Saurkraut leftovers, but I will bet if there is a 3 year old in the room, they are going to love this video.   

It is by Takeo Ischi and called "New Bibi Hendl (Chicken Yodeling)".   Wonder what the "Old"...perhaps where there are chickens now it would just be chicken nuggets and silence?

It starts off with the traditional upbeat, Accordion polka music with a guy wearing lederhosen and ok, they guy is Asian, not that big of a deal, but it starts getting offbeat with the chickens and the yodel/clucking that I guess is the "chicken yodeling".    

Workout On The Way To Work

Photo:  Source

It seems in today's busy world we can't seem to multi-task enough to get everything done in a day, and an idea has sprung in London to turns busses into spin classes for commuters.

Stylist posted an article where a gym, 1Rebel will be launching later this year along several routes in London a  "Ride2Rebel".

The buses will have the spinning equipment, tinted window, mirrors and nightclub-grade lighting and music, with an occasional live musicians and DJ.

For the complete article visit Stylist.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Old Guard Flag Folding at Arlington National Cemetery

With the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) at Arlington National Cemetery getting ready for Memorial Day weekend #memorialweekend