A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said ...they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Pass it on.
“Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are *always* male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.”—
But the ironic thing is, women do appear on tv wearing bras and bikinis, but only in commercials like Victoria’s Secret. Hm, I don’t think the problem is the lack of clothing, but the idea that the female body, unclothed, is only to be seen for titillating, sexual purposes. Which is even worse than not showing it at all!
“I don’t care if the next album sells the same amount as Songs For Polarbears did when it was first released. It really doesn’t matter. We’ve had an incredible, incredible life in that spotlight, and I just want to make music that thrills me. I never want to turn round at the end of our career and regret something. I’ve nothing to regret so far and I don’t want to break that streak.”—Gary Lightbody - http://chrisjonesblog.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/au62-snow-patrol-cover-feature/#more-476 (via crazyaboutsongs)
“Music is for all the broken homes that’ve ever existed, ‘cos for once it’s the perfect marriage between male and female. The language is very structured and very male and the voice is wide open and chaotic and very female. I mean, the energies. It’s like blood is this flowing thing and it needs the structure of the vein to take it to the right places. And without it there’s internal bleeding and death. And that’s why it’s so powerful. And that’s what I see. But it’s basically just songs about my life and little things.”—Jeff Buckley (via moodswingwhiskey)
Recordings by NASA, they are the sounds made by the planets. This is the planet Saturn.
This sound is so nice and is actually legit. Time on this recording has been compressed, so that 73 seconds corresponds to 27 minutes. Since the frequencies of these emissions are well above the audio frequency range, we have shifted them downward by a factor of 44.