Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Jeff Beck's Hot Rods

I saw this video a couple of years ago and neglected to favorite it. Darn if I could find it again. Then today I found it right off after typing "Jeff Beck" and Hot Rods into Google. Anyhow, this is about a 45 minute interview done at Beck's own home and garage, and you get to see every car he has in his collection and hear him talk about building them. You also get to see the elusive Mrs. Jeff Beck and her artwork, and she's quite good.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The H-1B Genius Visa

Physicist Michio Kaku speaks in very plain language as to how the H-1B Genius Visa is the only thing propping America up in the face of our pathetic educational system. If not for the fact that at least half of the geniuses in this country that create the technology we take for granted are actually here on visa from other countries, America would not enjoy its leadership status in the world. And as the good scientist points out, many of those geniuses here on visa have been going back to their countries and taking their technology with them. It's only a matter of time before America will be defeated and thoroughly brought down by high technology from abroad. Your grandchildren will very likely be living in a third world country one day without having to move.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Something About Isabella

I stumbled upon this girl today. Her name is Isabella Selder. There are only three YT videos of her. Two as a child and one as a nineteen year old. She's twenty one now and I can find nothing of her anywhere on the internet. Here she is at seven years of age playing some flamenco music. It's not terribly dificult for an adult, but for a child this age it's amazingly good.

I know that she's German, but you wouldn't know it listening to her sing "Yesterday."

Now here she is at nineteen playing a sonata by Paganini that's one of the most dificult peices I know of in the classical guitar repertoire, and playing it better than I've ever heard it played. From just this one piece of music I could almost say that she's already the best classical guitarist I've ever heard, providing she plays everything else as well. Why isn't she better known?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Social Conscious Sign Art

A feller by the name of Norm Magnusson makes these signs as a form of art, and apparently, because he claims they're art, the city can't (or maybe won't) stop him from putting them up around town. Read the story here.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Yahoo's Ridiculous 'Religious Section'

Twenty five stories on religion featured at Yahoo's 'Religious Section' today, and every one of them in the negative. Tells me all I need to know about these yahoos.

How To Cut-up a Chicken Like a Meat Cutter

The way a meat cutter cuts a chicken is a little different from restaurants where they typically leave the backbone on the breast and thighs. I was a meat cutter from 1978 to 1993. I left this video for a friend, but I hope someone else will get some use out of it.

By the way, I noticed that when watching this video in 360p, it tends to hang up around 4:45 in. Just click on the "360p" and you'll get a choice of other settings. The others don't hang up, and the higher the setting, the better the quality. You can go all the way up to full HD at 1080p! Looks great at full screen if you have the bandwidth for it.