Dumb Laws in Utah. Crazy Utah Laws. We have weird laws, strange laws, and just plain crazy laws! Dumb Laws in Utah It is a felony to persistently tread on the cracks between paving stones on the sidewalk of a state highway. It’s legal for restaurants to serve wine with meals, but only if you ask for the wine list. It is considered an offense to hunt whales. No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call. The Second Coming - Yeats William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand; A shape with lion body and the head of a man, A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun, Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds. The darkness drops again but now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
10 Amazing and Stunning Piano Pieces The Arts The piano has clearly been a wildly popular instrument ever since its first introduction to the music scene, as both a solo instrument and an accompaniment. Its instant popularity led to a massive influx of solo piano pieces being written – some a violent explosion of color and motion, others a slow, melodic meditation. Some pieces were less than a minute in duration and some hours long (in fact, there was a rumor circulating recently as to the existence of a post-modern piece whereupon one note is played every hour, and pianists take shifts to keep the performance lasting for weeks, months at a time).
The top 25 Bushisms of all time. I started gathering Bush's verbal slip-ups while covering his first presidential campaign. From the first one we published in Slate in October 1999—"The important question is, how many hands have I shaked?"—adding to the collection has been my main pleasure, perhaps my only pleasure, in watching the man. Since then, I've collected—with help from Slate readers—more than 500 Bushisms. What follows is a list of my 25 favorites. There were many to choose from, but in my opinion, the greatest Bushism of all was delivered on Aug. 5, 2004, when the president declared: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we.
The Internet Arcade : Free Software Internet Arcade by Sega software Best Free Music Creation Software A brief explanation of VST plugins VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plugins are essentially "mini applications" which are loaded in standalone programs called VST hosts and used to expand the host program's functionality. VST plugin technology was developed by Steinberg for use with their commercial products. Misspelled Tattoos: Permanent And Hilarious (PHOTOS) An extreme tattoo can be totally badass. Unless you spell it "exreme." Then it's just hilarious. We've compiled some of the funniest tattoo misspellings we could find. Either these folks had no access to spell check or are simply oblivious to the mistake.
Top 5 'Lost' Western Film Classics — WhatCulture.com Everyone loves a western surely? From John Wayne being an all American hero in John Ford’s early classics… to Jimmy Stewart as the ‘Naked Spur’… Late sixties revisionist years with Leone’s Dollars Trilogy, ‘Once Upon A Time in the West’ and Peckinpah’s ‘Wild Bunch’… and rebirth with Eastwood’s ‘Unforgiven’. So many timeless classics to wile away an afternoon or evening on the delights of DVD players. Around similar era’s are some ‘lost’ western classics that for one reason or another aren’t held in the same universal regard or even heard off.
Advice for Pianists: How to Compose Piano Music In my 25 years of writing piano music, I've arranged over 180 compositions, about 160 of which I've released to the public on CD. A fan who read my advice for pianists article asked if I'd write a similar article for beginning composers. So, I've put together these 12 composition tips for anyone who would like to compose music for the piano. 1) Start With the Melody You don't have to come to the piano with an entire song already in your head before you start composing.
Ask Chris Special Edition: The Best Of 'Ask Chris' This week marks the 200th installment of ComicsAlliance’s weekly Ask Chris column, in which senior writer Chris Sims tackles reader questions that send him delving into comics history, the metaphors at the heart of his favorite characters that have developed over decades and, every now and then, straight up fan-fiction. To mark the occasion, we’ve gone back through the archives (and taken a quick poll of readers) to sort out the absolute best of the past 200 columns, covering topics like the secular humanism at the heart of Scooby-Doo, the complicated chronology of Super Mario Bros., the 75-year competition between Marvel and DC, and more. And Batman.
Weather woes: 20 signs you're on a British holiday When we asked for your underwhelming UK holiday pictures, we were inundated. The images poured in like rain on a crazy golf course. It seems everyone has been on an average holiday, taken a photo swaddled in layers of irony and disappointment, and shared it on the internet. As the person who has seen every single one of those sent in to the Guardian, I’ve learned a thing or two about underwhelming British holidays. Enough, in fact, to present the ultimate guide to a soggy British holiday, presented as two typically glorious days. But you never know: it might brighten up later.
Machete Order For Star Wars Brace yourselves, what follows is an amazingly long blog post about the best order in which to watch Star Wars. First, let me say this: for people that couldn't care less about the prequel trilogy, I suggest Harmy's Despecialized Editions. They are 720p videos that are the result of "Harmy" from The Original Trilogy forums painstakingly reconstructing the theatrical releases of all three films utilizing a wide variety of video sources as well as custom mattes. I Has a Sweet Potato 02:29 pm: I Has a Sweet Potato You know, a lot of times I write up random posts and then don't post them. But Best Beloved just called me, and I could not really explain why I was inarticulate about sweet potatoes, so I said I'd go ahead and post this. That way, she can read it at work and know just what kind of day it has been. (Short version, for those who do not feel like reading the whole post: ARRRRRRG. Fucking sweet potatoes.)