March 14 (Bloomberg) — A look at the film “Casa de mi Padre” with actors Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal & Genesis Rodriguez. Studies. Watch the full interview tonight on Bloomberg Television at 7pm and 10pm.
Strange Random Spanish Language Quote:
“It is not difficult to write in Spanish; the Spanish language is a gift from the gods which we Spaniards take for granted. I take comfort therefore in the belief that you wished to pay tribute to a glorious language and not to the humble writer who uses it for everything it can express: the joy and the wisdom of Mankind, since literature is an art form of all and for all, although written without deference, heeding only the voiceless, anonymous murmur of a given place and time.” – Camilo Jose Cela (Spanish writer, 1989 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1916-2002)
- Will Ferrell Reveals His Favorite Spanish Phrase and Talks About His Unique (5min.com)
- Will Ferrell: ‘Casa de mi Padre is an homage to my Spanish teachers’ (digitalspy.co.uk)
- FB Friend of Will Ferrell (jumblerant.blogspot.com)
- Will Ferrell & Genesis Rodriguez Talk ‘Casa de mi Padre’! (justjared.com)
- Will Ferrell debuts “Yo No Se (I Don’t Know)” music video from upcoming movie (celebritytreat.com)
- Will Ferrell Sings About Not Knowing Things in “Yo No Se” Music Video for ‘Casa de mi Padre’ (slashfilm.com)
- In Any Language, Will Ferrell’s ‘Casa de mi Padre’ Is One Note [SXSW 2012 Review] (slashfilm.com)
- Toucher & Rich: Will Ferrell’s Spanish Language Debut, “Casa de mi Padre” (boston.cbslocal.com)
Brains: The Mind As Matter also features the brain of US suffragette Helen H Gardener, which she donated to science to disprove theories about gender.
The eminent scientist was cremated and his ashes were scattered according to his wishes.
He kept the brain, which to many people’s surprise was not particularly large, and divided it into 240 sections preserved in jars of formaldehyde at his house.
He gave a box of 46 slides to his pathologist colleague William Ehrich, and the samples were eventually donated to the museum in Philadelphia.
“Gentleman, scholar and murderer” Edward H Rulloff’s brain – one of the largest ever known – is also on display for the first time in Britain.
Despite being known for his intelligence, he is thought to have killed his wife and child and was sentenced to death in 1871 for killing a shop assistant in New York.
The exhibition also includes the brain of an ancient Egyptian, one of the oldest specimens ever known, the brain of computer science pioneer Charles Babbage 1791-1871, and a brain specimen containing a bullet wound.
Strange Random Brain Quote:
“Memory offers up its gifts only when jogged by something in the present. It isn’t a storehouse of fixed images and words, but a dynamic associative network in the brain that is never quiet and is subject to revision each time we retrieve an old picture or old words.” ― Siri Hustvedt, The Sorrows of an American
- Einstein’s brain goes on display in Philadelphia (pathologyblawg.com)
- Odd Zone: Odd Zone: Einstein’s brain to go on show in UK (coventrytelegraph.net)
- Brush with genius: Einstein’s brain cells go on show (independent.co.uk)
- A slice of genius: Thinly cut segments of Einstein’s brain go on display in Britain for first time (dailymail.co.uk)
- Brain Teaser: Einstein’s Grey Matter On Display (news.sky.com)
- Slices of Einstein’s brain show “the mind as matter” (vancouversun.com)
- Explore Einstein’s Brain Through His Letters (gizmodo.com.au)
- Brains! London exhibition looks inside our skulls (hosted.ap.org)
Writing a self-defense manual called “Macebook”? You may want to change the name.
“They’re really trying to rope you in with the terms of service,” said Jason Schultz, an intellectual-property professor at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Law. “It’s pretty aggressive.”
Facebook’s legal department has been actively pursuing companies that it says violates the social network’s trademarks. With updates to its terms of service, which is the legal document that few people read before choosing to use a service, Facebook is recruiting its 850 million users as unwitting soldiers in its trademark turf war.
A Facebook spokesman declined to comment on the change. Ars Technica reported earlier on this.
Strange Random Copyright Quote:
In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented – Northrop Frye
- Facebook slips trademark for ‘book’ into user agreement (zdnet.com)
- Facebook Wants To Trademark The Word “Book” (inquisitr.com)
- Facebook users beware: Don’t use the word ‘Book’ (news.cnet.com)
- Facebook books ‘book’ trademark (rt.com)
- Facebook seeks to copyright the word ‘BOOK’ in new user agreement as company tightens grasp around other common words like ‘wall’ and ‘face’ (dailymail.co.uk)
- Facebook slips “Book” trademark grab into password-protecting policy tweak (slashgear.com)
- Facebook claims trademark over ‘book’ in latest user agreement update (teleread.com)
- Facebook asserts trademark on word “book” in new user agreement (mbcalyn.com)
- Uh, oh. Faceb*ok Owns The Word B*ok (dvorak.org)
Typewriters are back and taking the country by storm.
Siri, the personal assistant on the iPhone, offers directions, dispenses advice on where to eat, and even takes dictation. Just speak to her and she’ll tap out your texts. Still, some say, technology hasn’t killed some earlier forms of communication, namely, the typewriter.
“You’d be surprised at the number of people using typewriters,” says Scott Paness, who owns a company in Nanuet, N.Y., that repairs and refurbishes the machines.
Type-Ins are being held at coffee houses, bars and bookstores from coast to coast. Early manual typewriters are being snapped up by a new generation of fans who are rediscovering the joys of vintage Smith Coronas, Underwoods and Royals, even IBM Selectrics.
“Typewriters are a wonderful marriage of machine-era technology and cutting period aesthetics,” says Chase Gilbert, who owns and runs Kasbah Mod, which sells vintage typewriters.
Vintage typewriters are not just sought after by older folks nostalgic for a blast from the past. People in their 20s and early 30s, says Gilbert, love the old machines for a number of reasons. “Younger collectors buy the vintage typewriter both for its functionality and its looks. They love to see the typewriter sitting right next to their iPad and iPod.”
Apparently, people still type, too. “They find that on a typewriter you really have to think. Then, too, there are no distractions with a typewriter. You sit down to type and that’s it,” Gilbert says. “You can’t get distracted with Twitter, Facebook or email. The simplicity of the machine is appealing.”
Strange Random Typewriter Quote:
“Sometimes I think [my writing] sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running.” – Gene Fowler (American journalist and biographer, 1890-1960)
- Manual typewriter to world: ‘I am not dead yet!’ (news.cnet.com)
- Typewriter of the moment: Tom Hanks’s 1969 Royal Apollo 10 Electric (timpanogos.wordpress.com)
- Trending: Typewriters (coutureeventsbylottie.com)
- Ornate Victorian typewriter (boingboing.net)
- Keaton Music Typewriter (flipflipmeheidi.com)
- Typewriters experience a comeback (upi.com)
- Ultra rare typewriter types musical notes (dvice.com)
Consider avocado the overachiever of beauty superfoods:
It’s rich in protective antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which help keep skin plump and smooth, says New York City dietitian Shari Bilt Boockvar, RD. Eating the fruit can also help replenish the protective layer of fatty acids that surrounds skin cells, keeping moisture in and preventing dehydration, according to Jessica Wu, MD, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California Medical School and author of Feed Your Face. Get your avocado fix by using it in place of mayo on a sandwich, or whip half an avocado and add it to your smoothie or salad dressing recipes.
“An avocado face mask may help slow skin’s aging process,” says nutritionist Lisa Drayer, RD, who points to a 2006 study published in Phytotherapy Research that found that applying avocado oil to skin can stimulate collagen and elastin production. Make an anti-aging moisturizing mask by pureeing a ripe avocado and mixing it with 1/4 cup sour cream, which has lactic acid to help exfoliate dead skin cells. Spread over your face and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing with water.
All teas boast skin-boosting antioxidants, but green and white varieties are especially good because they have double the antioxidants of black tea as well as EGCG epigallocatechin gallate, a type of antioxidant that “protects skin from damage caused by exposure to sun and pollutants,” says Dr. Wu. Sip up — but cook with the brew too; it makes a great poaching liquid for chicken or fish.
Tea is a natural hair-color booster that can function as a rinse to bring out highlights in dyed or undyed hair, says Jet Rhys, owner of the Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego. Chamomile revitalizes golden highlights in blonde hair, black tea perks up brunettes, and berry or red teas add oomph to auburn or red hair. Prepare 8 ounces, let it cool, then saturate your strands with the solution. Put on a shower cap and wait for 15 to 30 minutes, then rinse with water.
Strange Random Beauty Quote:
“It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before” – Jane Austen (British Novelist and Writer, 1775-1817)
- Anti-Aging Foods Cheat Sheet (macseattle.wordpress.com)
- SHINE ON: Foods for Healthy, Glowing Skin (mariadorfner.wordpress.com)
- Hello AVO! (simplypurelyhealthy.wordpress.com)
- Avocado Ice Cream (simplepleasuresinourlives.wordpress.com)
- Five reasons why I love avocados #iloveavocadoes (thismamacooks.com)