Language Learning Tip!
Do you want to learn a “less popular language” but you’re worried about limited resources? Don’t worry about it! You can get tons of resources for free if you know how to look.
What I do is simply google my language then PDF. For example, I type in “Uzbek…
"I’m not here to raise hippie consciousness, I’m here to wet some panties." Jaco Pastorius
This beautiful infographic is from the webcomic Stand Still Stay Silent. It’s a dystopian adventure story that is funny and magical and simply magnificent. I mean, look at this thing! I don’t know which is better, the art or the writing. Also, follow it on tumblr: sssscomic.
I was really excited to stumble across this! LARC, the Language Acquisition Resource Center, developed this talking storybook for students of Persian. What’s really exciting is that they have told the same story at three different levels: Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Above: an example…
Ceri Richards (British, 1903-1971), The force that drives the water through the rocks drives my red blood, 1943-44. Oil on canvas, 42¼ x 35¼ in.
reposting this because the title comes from my favorite dylan thomas poem, ‘the force that through the green fuse.’ and it’s cool.
Developing zebrafish embryo
Our understanding of how animals grow from a single cell to billions of cells has benefited tremendously from the easy-to-visualize nature of zebrafish embryos. This video begins roughly two hours after a zebrafish egg has been fertilized and covers approximately 24 hours of the embryo’s life. In less than a day, the embryo will progress through dramatic changes in shape as cells move and specialize in a process called gastrulation. By 9 hours after fertilization, the rudimentary brain will start to thicken, and by 12 hours, premature eyes form. Muscular twitches begin and exaggerate from 20 hours onward before the heart even starts beating properly. Within three days from the start of its one-cell journey, the fish will reach the length of a sesame seed before swimming in search of food.
Video by Dr. Andrei Kobitski, Dr. Jens Otte and Dr. Johannes Stegmaier, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
MINDBLOWING. wow, it’s almost scary, life. new meaning to the idea ‘divide and conquer.’
the PKK’s comments yesterday were stupid, petulant and self-entitled, but turkey’s reaction today is slightly more absurd and counterproductive.
the idea in istanbul that they can sit back and watch their enemies duke it out, consequence free, is a complete fantasy. IS will give problems to the turks that they couldn’t even dream of with the PKK.
Today’s Daily Dose of the Dead is a brief departure from the regular grateful dead standards. This is Robert Hunter with the Jerry Garcia Band from the Calderone Concert Hall in Hempstead, NY on February 29, 1980.
The song is a Robert Hunter composition called Promontory Rider. I have always really dug the sound Jerry has on this song with his guitar. There is something fundamental Jerry about this. The playing is not complicated but it is powerful.
The Calderone was literally 4 miles from where I grew up in East Meadow on Long Island and the place accommodated about 2500 folks. Hunter sat in for Promontory and also Tiger Rose. the show was broadcast on FM radio as well.
Hunter also joined JGB for the same two songs the following night at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ the following night and you can get that entire show at the Jerry Garcia site. If you are just starting out on JGB this is a great place to start. You can get an exceptional performance and an amazing quality recording (even avail as 24 bit flac).
Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
fucking love this song, and this show!