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Interconnected and self-governed?
Posted in videos
Tagged colonization of the mind, farming, food industry, interconnected, self-governed
“Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Word Crimes”
This video cracks me up. A few of these “Word Crimes” are rebutted by videos by Merriam-Webster, but that doesn’t change the hilarity of the video.
15 July 2014 in links, videos
Tagged weird al, weird al yankovic, word crimes, yankovic
Computer programmer teaches homeless to code
Wow. This is pretty cool. I’ve been wanting to do something similar to Patrick for several years now, though I was thinking on a larger scale. Now I feel like, “What was my excuse?” Oh, it was that I didn’t want to do fundraising to start my own non-profit. Props to Patrick, Logan, and Leo!
- Homeless man learns to code, creates carpooling app (pix11.com)
- ‘Homeless coder’ saga shows connections matter more than coding skills (4goodnews.wordpress.com)
- 35 Ways to Help the Homeless (ReBlog) (letlovemoveyou.wordpress.com)
- Homeless Man Learns To Code; Creates Successful App (valuewalk.com)
Make the Homeless Smile
Another video on the same theme (well, visually at least) as the one I posted three weeks ago.
- Make the Homeless Smile – Be the change you want to see in the world (journeysofgrowth.com)
- Useful New Trend: Make The Homeless Smile – Worldwide – (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Make The Homeless Smile – Worldwide (philosophers-stone.co.uk)
Tagged Homelessness, Video
Some say math and music are universal languages. This video is in Russian. I don’t understand Russian, so I don’t understand the words to the song. There are no mathematical equations in the video. But, provided the song matches the video, somehow I think I understand what is being said. It seems to fit really well with this proverb from the Old Testament book of Proverbs, as well as with this passage from the Book of Mormon. If anyone who understands the lyrics would like to enlighten me as to whether they match the video, I’d be grateful.
Based on what I see, I’d say love (in this case, charity as the Romans called it; agape to the Greeks) is the most universal language.
- The Universal Language (steve2013dotnet.wordpress.com)
- Music- the Universal Language (alygeorges.wordpress.com)
- So, you think you can dance? (catsdailytangent.wordpress.com)
- Made in Central America – Sport as a universal language (fieldoo.com)
- The not-so-universal language of mathematics (scilogs.com)
24 July 2013 in links, videos
Tagged Russian language, Universal language, Video
If I Were a High School English Teacher…
Darwin city skyline from East Point Reserve by Bidgee
If I were a high school English teacher, I’d have my students write a compare and contrast essay on the Hoodoo Guru’s song Tojo (lyrics) and Santa Never Made It Into Darwin by Bill Cate.
First I’d have them listen to Tojo, with a printed version of the lyrics in front of them, and write their initial impressions of the meaning. Then I’d play for them Santa Never Made It, with the lyrics to reference. Then I’d ask them:
The relative sizes of the United States, Cyclone Tracy and Typhoon Tip, the smallest and largest Pacific tropical storms recorded, respectively
I’d award some bonus points to students who accurately describe who Tojo is; slightly less points for making a good guess. I would also possibly award various levels of bonus points for various levels of answering the question, “What would be required for a computer to understand either song?” It’s probably a good thing I’m not a high school English teacher: my students would have too much fun. Or I’d get fired for not following Common Core.
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Tagged analyzing lyrics, analyzing poetry, Bill and Boyd, Common Core, Cyclone Tracy, Darwin, Hoodoo Gurus, Santa Never Made It Into Darwin, teachers, Tojo