Archive for the 'Fun' Category

Animation: Genre

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In this animation creator Don Hertzfeldt examines almost every movie genre in existence, plus a few he made up himself. And all that of course with rabbits.

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Weekend Activity: Build your own Zen Garden

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Japanese Zen Gardens are known for their calming effects and for centuries gardeners in Japan have cultivated, groomed and maintained Zen rock gardens and their dry landscape style called Karesansui (“withered landscape”).

Scientist analyzing one of the World most famous Zen gardens, the Zen rock garden of the Ryoanji Temple (Temple of the Peaceful Dragon) in Kyoto revealed that the calming effect is due to subliminal messages created by the arrangement of rocks and gravel. If they would have also asked the gardeners maintaining the beauty of that place, they would have learned that – as known to many practicing Zen – that maintaining or arranging such a garden has a calming effect of its own.

While you might not be able to feel the gravel passing through the teeth of your rake within one of these old gardens, you could create yourself a miniature version of a Zen rock garden and enjoy peace and quietness that way.

There are ready made miniature Zen garden sets available, but we put together a few links demonstrating how to create one yourself with parts you might…

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Humor: Shatner on the true meaning of Xmas

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This clip is from last year’s CC’s X-Mas special but still a good reminder how much some people “really care“.

Has its moments.

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Weekend Activity: Create an Origami Christmas tree

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With the holidays almost around the corner maybe its a good time to practice some new skills. How about creating some Origami Christmas Trees.

The Origami Resource Center has a series of example folding instruction for you to begin with.

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Music: NYC Kermit

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One for the night.

Kermit sings LCD Soundsystems New York I love you

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Skiing: New snow in Utah

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As you can see from this great Telemark extreme skiing video by J.T. Robinson it has started to snow over in Utah.

Great filming, great sound, great snow, we are sooooo jealous.

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