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A Portrait of the Puppet Master as a Young Man via YouTube

May 15th, 2019 No comments
Amazing puppets in this short Great Big Story video. I am always amazed at the power of puppets and how puppeteers can bring them to life even when they remain visible in controlling their creations. — Douglas
 

Puppets—they’re child’s play, right? Spend five minutes watching Barnaby Dixon and you’ll surely disagree. At first, it might seem strange for a 26-year-old to be hand-building puppets in his bedroom and shooting videos of his performances for a living, but the puppet prodigy’s creations are completely original and totally addicting to watch. Barnaby started his career solely to make YouTube videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/barnabyd…), but recently hit it big after winning a 50,000 Euro grand prize on the German puppet talent show, “Die Puppenstars.”

Read A Portrait of the Puppet Master as a Young Man via YouTube

 

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Scene from the Cal Poly Pomona Japanese Garden – A Minute in Los Angeles 17 [Video]

April 28th, 2019 Comments off

Scene from the Cal Poly Pomona Japanese Garden – A Minute in Los Angeles 17

Scene from the Cal Poly Pomona Japanese Garden - A Minute in Los Angeles 17

 

A minute with the koi in the Cal Poly.Pomona Japanese Garden.


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The Ending of World War I: The Road to 11 November via Gresham College

February 19th, 2019 Comments off
I regularly watch these Gresham College lectures on a variety of topics — probably around 3-4 lectures a month, depending on the topics. Lectures like this have been by own version of a Master’s Degree, since I am not that fond of classroom learning. With each lecture, you gain quite a deep understanding of the topic at hand and often there are 3-5 lectures that follow a theme over the course of few months. — Douglas

Gresham College was founded in 1597 and has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years.

The College was established out of the will of Sir Thomas Gresham, one of the most influential and important men across the Tudor and Elizabethan periods. Sir Thomas made himself indispensable as the financial agent for four successive monarchs from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I. As well as founding the Royal Exchange, Sir Thomas left proceeds in his will for the foundation of Gresham College.

 

This lecture re-examines how the First World War ended. Why did Germany request a ceasefire and why did the Allies and America grant one?

A lecture by Professor David Stevenson, London School of Economics
07 November 2018 6pm (UK time)
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-an…

Audio, Video, Transcript and Slides are available on the Gresham College web site.

This lecture will re-examine how the First World War ended, anticipating the centenary commemorations in 2018. It will discuss both why Germany requested a ceasefire, and why the Allies and America granted one. It will argue that the German army was near collapse, and that Germany was not defeated by a ‘stab in the back’ at home. None the less, the Allies had good reasons not to press on to Berlin.

Watch The Ending of World War I: The Road to 11 November via Gresham College






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Watch the forest floor “breathe” during high winds via Boing Boing

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Departing Ventura Harbor Time Lapse – December 26, 2018

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Santa Cruz Island – A Minute in Los Angeles 15 [Video]

January 16th, 2019 Comments off

A Minute on Santa Cruz Island, Part of the Channel Islands National Park and home to the threatened Channel Island Fox.

Part of the “A Minute in Los Angeles” Series

Santa Cruz Island - A Minute in Los Angeles 15 [Video]

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Getty Garden Time Lapse – A Moment in Los Angeles 14 [Video] (8 seconds)

January 8th, 2019 Comments off

A Christmas Minute 6 – Aldik Home Christmas Ornaments

December 23rd, 2018 Comments off
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A Christmas Minute 5 – Aldik Home Decorations [Video]

December 20th, 2018 Comments off

A Christmas Minute 5 – Aldik Home Decorations [Video]

A Christmas Minute 5 - Aldik Home Decorations [Video]

Decorations and Trees from our local Christmas Decor shop, Aldik Home, in Van Nuys, California.

Music: “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License. 

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A Christmas Minute 4 – Our Mantle [Video]

December 17th, 2018 Comments off