Welcome to BlogDogIt Wednesday, August 23 2017 @ 08:53 PM EDT

Land o' Goshen!

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Grammercy Records

Funny how things often go 'off the rails' when in the midst of an internet search (for me they do at least.) All I wanted to do was confirm the definition of the word "gramercy" so I did a Yahoo search on the word and discovered that (according to thefreedictionary.com) it is an archaic interjection used to express surprise or gratitude. Besides that, I also became aware of a record label out of Seattle, WA called "Grammercy Records."

Their music catalog features records from the following genre: Blues, Jazz, Classical, World and Spiritual. I have been known to enjoy each of the above mentioned styles of music so I decided to step inside this little record shop and have a look around. They offer a pretty nice selection from a number of various artists; what really caught my eye were the record covers featured in the slide presentation below.

While I don't necessarily endorse the subjects shown in the graphics I must admit that I do enjoy the retro exploitation artwork...

Look but don't touch!

 

 

 

Enjoy!

Gramercy!

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All images sourced from http://grammercy.com - Copyright © 2013 Grammercy Records, All Rights Reserved. Used without permission - I am hoping your visit to their website will get me off the hook.

 

 

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Escape With A Classic

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Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962) is a French made film from Director Robert Enrico. It is an adaptation by him of the classic short story by Ambrose Bierce. Produced by Marcel Ichac and Paul de Roubaix.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeThe story is set during the Civil War and has been captured in black and white. The film opens on a railway bridge over Owl Creek where a Southern saboteur is about to be hanged....

This embedded video presents the 25 minute Twilight Zone broadcast (along with Spanish subtitles.) It had been awhile since I had seen this stirring motion picture and I enjoyed it nearly as much this time as any previous viewing. I trust you will too.

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7n4LeRB6js

How about an audio rendition instead?:

 

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It's on bitches. Literally.

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The Dog House ShowYou know me... I take a look at the tweets every day if I can; sometimes only to discover I have been followed by some mega-conglomerate that I just know really cares about what is going on in my life right up to the point where "I ain't buying it..."

Today I learn that I picked up a new Twitter follower (#85 woo-hoo!!) four days ago (ok, so maybe I don't check it every day - see more proof I do stuff...) Now I ask you, how could I not investigate a follower by the name of "The Dog House Show" or @doghouseshow (to be precise?)

What I find is the Twitter presence of a YouTube channel featuring a fresh animated web series called (ironically enough) "The Dog House Show." Here are the words from the "About" page on that site:

A show about Kole Kardashian, yet another brother of that infamous family, and his lady dogs- Rachel and Martica. This hilarious web series will take you on a ride with the funny shenanigans of this crazy trio.

So get in on the ground-floor with Webisode Numero Uno from this all-new, gotta-subscribe-to channel: The DogHouse Show

Enjoy!

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Joe Atkinson's Post Trauma

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Joe Atkin's - Post TraumaA police detective is called to mediate a hostage situation, but finds the situation isn't exactly what he expected. Starring Rusty James, Kevin Roach, and Cindy Maples.

Written and Directed by:
Joe Atkinson.

( < 3 min! = WatchNow! :D )

Post Trauma from Joe Atkinson on Vimeo.

Joe Atkinson had the following to say on Facebook, regarding the release of this gem:

    In the last couple of weeks, I've kind of been emptying the vault of all the film projects I've done in the last couple of years. I think this is the last one - my entry into HBO's Project Greenlight. I did not win. But the challenge of telling a full story in three minutes or less was kind of fun ... plus, I got to work with great folks like Rusty James, Kevin Roach, Cindy Maples, and Caitlin Sullivan in front of the camera; and DP Bonnell and Jimmy Sanders behind it. Thank you to everyone for helping make Post Trauma happen!

BlogDogIt Note: Thank you Joe for sharing this Great Work!


 

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It's Very Like... This.

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The Blind Men and the Elephant

 

The Blind Men and the Elephant

It was six men of Indostan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind

The First approached the Elephant,
And happening to fall
Against his broad and sturdy side,
At once began to bawl:
God bless me! but the Elephant
Is very like a wall!

The Second, feeling of the tusk,
Cried, Ho! what have we here
So very round and smooth and sharp?
To me tis mighty clear
This wonder of an Elephant
Is very like a spear!

The Third approached the animal,
And happening to take
The squirming trunk within his hands,
Thus boldly up and spake:
I see, quoth he, the Elephant
Is very like a snake!

The Fourth reached out an eager hand,
And felt about the knee.
What most this wondrous beast is like
Is mighty plain, quoth he;
'Tis clear enough the Elephant
Is very like a tree!

The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
Said: Even the blindest man
Can tell what this resembles most;
Deny the fact who can
This marvel of an Elephant
Is very like a fan!?

The Sixth no sooner had begun
About the beast to grope,
Than, seizing on the swinging tail
That fell within his scope,
I see, quoth he, the Elephant
Is very like a rope!

And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
And all were in the wrong!

Moral:

So oft in theologic wars,
The disputants, I ween,
Rail on in utter ignorance
Of what each other mean,
And prate about an Elephant
Not one of them has seen
!

 

-- John Godfrey Saxe

 

 

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Esperienza "Sun, Sea, Wind"

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Esperienza SaraSole, Mare, Vento (artworks by Sara Quida)

Having been a YouTube subscriber of Rudolf Dierckx for a couple of years now I have come to expect a gourmet feast for the eyes (and ears) in the form of his own brand of artwork set to life as animated slide presentations that have emoting power that simply must be experienced to be understood.

Rudolf's latest presentation explores the artwork of the uniquely talented artist Sara Quida. Together these two remarkable talents will take you into a world of Sun, Sea and Wind that - set to the ethereal sounds of  Karunesh - offer to the viewer that magical power of art to touch the soul. A mighty fine use of the internet if you ask me... [smiley:;)]

Enjoy!


Artworks : Sara Quida (Italy)
Edition : Rudolf Dierckx (the Netherlands)
Music : Karunesh "Journey of my heart"

 

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Pinhole Video Project Exposed

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LONDON GRAMMAR - Wasting My Young Years "Homebrew" pinhole camera rig snaps 625 simultaneous 35mm images and supplies the building blocks for this Epic Music Video for

London Grammar 
Wasting My Young Years.

Enjoy this video then be sure to see the behind the scenes documentary (below) to see this brilliant feat of artistic engineering in the making

LONDON GRAMMAR - Wasting My Young Years from Bison on Vimeo.

Behind the Scenes Documentary
(below)

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Meet... My Cousin From Japan

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My Cousin From JapanWell, I donned the pith helmet and gloves, picked up the shovel once again went back to work on "The Dig." And I'll be darned if I did not hit "Pay-Dirt!" I am never more pleased than when I can report the discovery of some obscure internet offering that has no reason for being hidden from the World. Thanks to the efforts of "DO NOT FOLD" my stumbling into his tumbler page results in my ability to proudly introduce you to "My Cousin From Japan." I really think you are going to dig this too!

Enjoy! 

 Be Sure to Listen to "The Day is Over" (a tribute to Terry Martin) [ Below ]

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Teens - Get Lit - Brave New Voices

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BlogDogIt Note: Brace yourself! [smiley:;)]

Brave New VoicesFounded in 1996, Youth Speaks Inc. is a multi-faceted organization that understands and believes that the power, insight, creativity, and passion of young people can change the world. Brave New Voices was created by Youth Speaks, Inc in 1998 after the inaugural Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam in San Francisco—the first poetry slam dedicated to youth in the nation’s history. To learn more, get involved, and attend other events, visit youthspeaks.org.

Get Lit... Words Ignite!

Get Lit is dedicated to bringing the power of poetic expression to at risk teens through a standards-based curriculum fusing classic literature and poetry with contemporary Spoken Word performance techniques. Get Lit’s programs are designed to boost literacy, foster cultural understanding, and encourage creative self-expression. By immersing teens in the world of great books (often for the first time), Get Lit equips students for future success in college and the workplace by building concise writing skills and dynamic public speaking abilities and a foundation of self-confidence.

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Does This Chocolate Taste Red To You?

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I noticed the following question in the Reddit RSS Feed today and was drawn as if a moth to flame:

Hmmmmm...

If we had no eyes then we would be unaware of the existence of color. What if we are are missing an entire aspect of everything simply because we do not have the organ to detect it?


As interesting as its accompanying comments and discussions were, the best takeaway for me was in a comment by neegs suggesting the  viewing of this video in the context of the posted question.

Please Watch:
Is Your Red The Same as My Red?

Enjoy!
 

Source: Vsauce on YouTube

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Blame Lou Montulli

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Lou "Blink" Montulli

Lou Montulli

 


One of my favorite things about the internet is how certain links can lead to a virtual world of hidden adventures. I found myself "geeking-out" as I surfed the wave generated by an investigation into the infamous [smiley:;)] Lou "blink" Montulli[1]. If you have any geek in your blood, I bet you too will have a good time if you choose to hop on into the following "gopher" hole.


 

Louis J. Montulli II is one of those (mostly) unsung heroes of the internet (despite being one of only six inductees into the World Wide Web Hall of Fame announced at the first international conference on the World Wide Web in 1994.) Widely regarded as the creator of the "blink" tag, he bears responsibility for bringing blinking text to the internet browser in 1994. He is also responsible for HTTP cookies and several other innovations during his stint with Netscape.

Lou also built "The Amazing Fishcam", one of the earliest live image websites (now featured in the margins here on BlogDogIt.com in the form of a  widget.)

In 1991 and 1992 he co-authored a text web browser called Lynx with Michael Grobe and Charles Rezac while he was at the University of Kansas. This web browser was one of the first available and is still in use today. Lou Montulli has his own wikipedia page (which is the source of many of the facts presented in this article.)


Here are some Lou links to get you started - Enjoy!:

    Lou's Personal Website: http://www.montulli.org/lou

    Lou's Blog: http://www.montulli-blog.com/

    Fishcam: http://www.fishcam.com/

    Lou's Archived Profile: http://home.mcom.com/people/montulli/index.html

    An Early History of Lynx: http://people.cc.ku.edu/~grobe/early-lynx.html


 

 

 

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When Pigs Fly!

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I Am KawehiI Am Kawehi is fast becoming one of my favorite singer, songwriter, musicians. This tune has got to be one of my favorites ATM. Since she was nice enough to share it via her BandCamp page the least I can do is embed it here (for easy access) and ask you people with money to support this artist.

Yo!

Get to know I Am Kawehi

Lyrics Below

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It Was Da' Bomb!

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Da-BombAndrew Rader brings us this Video compilation showing every nuclear detonation from 1945-1998 in two minutes, starting with the test in New Mexico and two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The month and year are shown at the top right, and the total number of detonations are shown at the bottom right. Flags indicate detonations by country (USA, USSR/Russia, UK, France, China, India, Pakistan). Nuclear stockpiles peaked at 60,000. We have made significant strides in reduction, but we still have a long way to go. - Source: YouTube via @marsrader

Happy New Year!

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Tradition: Indy Auto Show

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Indy Auto Show - Something for Everybody.The first Indianapolis Auto Show was held in 1907. This was two years before the opening of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and four years prior to the inaugural running of the Indianapolis 500. It should come as no surprise that Hoosiers do enjoy their automobiles and each year thousands gather to see the latest and greatest offerings from their favorite manufactures.

The accompanying slide-show takes a look back at some Indianapolis Auto Shows from years gone by.

Source For All Images: http://www.indyautoshow.com

Enjoy!

Indy Auto Show History

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See:http://www.indyautoshow.com/gallery.php
http://historicindianapolis.com/first-indianapolis-auto-shows-draws-1000s/
http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/history/the-world-when-ims-opened
 

 

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