…the most well-compensated men in the entertainment industry, and Tyler Perry has come out on top. The mind behind…House of Payne and the Madea movies made $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011. That put him ahead of Steven Spielberg ($107 million during the same period) and Jerry Bruckheimer ($113 million.)
It’s worth remembering that to some extent, these accusations of laziness and narcissism in “kids these days” are nothing new — they’ve been levied against Generation X, Baby Boomers and many generations before them. Even Aristotle and Plato were said to have expressed similar feelings about the slacker youth of their times.
Source: The New York Times
God Grew Tired of Us (2001)
One of the most amazing documentaries I’ve seen. If you want some perspective on this silly place we call America, watch this film. It’s available on Netflix Instant.
I was just having this conversation with a friend the other day. I’m still on the fence. As women we’re programmed to wait for the day we can take our mates last name but that doesn’t seem so pressing to me anymore. In this new era of public identity despite being a public figure I almost feel like my name is my brand of sorts. People know my name. From a professional point of view I’ve missed the boat of changing my name (professionally, I toyed with it for a while) so if I were to get married within the next 10 years why change it?
This article stands more on the feminism, “loss of identity” perspective. I see it more as if I don’t have to, why bother. Maybe I’d change it on paper but still go by my maiden name. My name is far too long to throw another name on with a hyphen.
Plenty of time to ponder plenty of choices…
This is very true. It’s such an easy thing to surf the net as a remedy to the “I can’t sleep” mode. Instead of actually attempting sleep we feed ourselves with more artificial energy. I know I do it on an almost daily basis. I have to make myself shut down the technology around me or else I’d be up till all hours of the morning. I’m beginning to covet sleep more and more by the day.
The f—k is this? It’s a teaser for a new sitcom called The Chin Chens about an Asian American family. Now I’ve been writing about Asian media under-representation for years but the fuck is this? This is the best somebody could come up with? I’m no comedy writer but I’m pretty sure I could do better than this unwatchable floppage. Somebody please pull the plug on this trainwreck before further dooming the careers of all involved, this is a complete disaster.
Who the hell would this appeal to?
If this makes it to air then I’ll be far passed worried. Who knew that television could go this far. Representation is one thing but this is another.
Barcode PianoBarcode Piano is a music instrument and a toy for children to explore and understand the essential principles behind barcodes. Barcodes are unique information holders and can be used to identify entities such as mail, products or patients by reading the unique information embedded in the barcode’s numbers and lines.[source]
Barcode Piano invites children to explore the concept of barcodes through a tangible interface consisting of a board, bricks, a button and sounds inspired by the piano as a metaphor. By combining the different barcode bricks, children can copy barcodes and listen to their unique tunes. Each brick will play a unique tone creating new tunes every time a complete barcode is put into place on the Barcode Piano.
The overall idea has been to convey the fact that barcodes are unique through creating a tangible and sensuous experience with sound as output. While being a low cost technology, barcodes can contain complex amounts of information depending on the context of use. Thus, we chose from an early stage to focus on the core principles of barcodes.
Barcode Piano has been developed by Marco Triverio, Hao-Ting Chang, and Helle Rohde Andersen at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID, ciid.dk).
This is complete crap. I’m sorry, that’s a bit hostile, I know. However, associating music and barcodes? Not appealing. They do not go hand in hand. I understand that this may seem cool and fun. I love a fun, interactive toy just as much as the next girl. But when we begin to take away the idea of actual, physical, tangible instruments from children then what do we leave them with? Wooden looking toys that scan barcodes to create sound. I guess it doesn’t get anymore 21st century than that, huh?
Lest we not forget the piano. It still exists.
Ida Keeling is 95 and running.
Changing Education Paradigms
“They’ve spent 10 years in school being told there’s one answer, ‘It’s in the back. And don’t look.’”
Feel free to watch this twice..or maybe a third time. He speaks serious truths.
When I saw this video (you can watch the clip after the jump), I was hesitant to write about it because in some ways it's just another embarrassing example of the disaster some of our children are growing up to be. Besides, watching the Egyptians make a first step toward true democracy and freedom was so inspirational -- why tarnish this moment with a bunch of ignorant foolishness from some potty-mouth tweens? It dawned on me, however, that the awe and inspiration our country felt as we witnessed the Egyptian people scratch and scrape for basic freedoms is EXACTLY why I should write about this video.
I can’t actually bring myself to post this video because it really is hear breaking but if you have yet to see it…
While we may be familiar with contemporary African American dishes with greens, we may not know the African originals from which they came. Black History Month is a good time to learn more. At congocookbook.com, an online source for African recipes and food history, you can find thumbnail recipes for irio, an East African stew of peas, corn, potatoes, peas, and greens; West African calalu, a spicy meat-based soup with dried shimp and okra; a simple Central African fish with sorrel leaves; and Southern African saka-saka, which combines dried fish, cassava leaves, eggplant, garlic, and peppers.