Presidential selfies, Chaz Rorick, ohheyitschaz, photo project, viral, kudos, Instgram: This kid dressed up like every US president on Instagram!
Hail to the chief and kudos to the teen.
Chaz Rorick spent many of his evenings late last year attaching cotton balls to his head, cutting beards and mustaches out of paper and taking many, many selfies for a project that\’s made him the latest Internet star.
The 16-year-old high school student in Rochester, N.Y., has created an eye-catching photo series on Instagram that features him posing as the nation’s presidents — all of them, complete with similar expressions, poses and facial hair — and then pairing his pictures with images of the real commanders-in-chief.
Joe J. Dennard/ JJ Dennard, kith/kin: So he died “on his piazza reading a newspaper” and not the porch!! Never, NEVER, have I heard my great grandparents/grandparents/parents’ porch called a piazza, NEVER.
Joe J. Dennard, one of the wealthiest citizens of Wilcox County, died very suddenly last Friday, July 3, about 1 o’clock p.m. while sitting in a chair on his piazza reading a newspaper.
Lexus, Chasing Light – Inspired by Ansel Adams, YouTube: I’m not buying a Lexus, but this is pretty cool video about Ansel Adams! Really cool.
Published on Feb 4, 2014
Lexus, with the cooperation of The Ansel Adams Trust, set out on an adventure inspired by some of the legendary photographer’s iconic images.
Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy, Chicago STEM, IBM:
“Kids at the school, which launched a year and a half ago, aren’t called students but “innovators.” They receive a hardcore focus on STEM skills (that’s science, technology, engineering and math). And they take six years to graduate instead of the traditional four; the extra two years means they walk away with an associate’s degree on top of their high school diploma.
There’s one more thing they take with them: a job. Every student at Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy graduates with a promise of a $40,000-plus opportunity at IBM, the school’s corporate partner and a key developer of the curriculum.”
Why We Still Need French, Business Insider: It’s beautiful, too. I think it’s the ballet of languages.
3) All over Europe, French is still the main second language taught in school.
Forget about the Nordic countries, who’ve consciously abandoned their own languages for English — their languages were never important to begin with. When I lived in France, I found it impossible to communicate with the kids from Italy, China, Japan, and Mexico in anything other than French. Nor was English an option when I traveled to Poland and the Czech Republic.
Here is how the French government defines what it calls “the sphere of French language.” It’s much larger than you think:
French Foreign Ministry
4) If you want to understand modern China and Russia, you need to know French.
Pixies, Tiny Desk Concert, NPR:
February 3, 2014 This three-song set features a 2014 tune called “Greens and Blues,” a song yet to make it onto a Pixies release called “Silver Snail,” and 1989’s “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” which melted hearts and seared minds with a new memory from a time long past.
John Miller, migratory beekeeper, TEDxUNC 2014 | Taking Flight:
John Miller is the great-grandson of N.E. Miller, America’s first migratory beekeeper. John Miller, also a beekeeper, trucks his hives around the country, from crop to crop across North Dakota and California, bringing millions of bees to farmers otherwise bereft of natural pollinators. While there is a steady demand for Miller’s services, he is faced with ever mounting hive losses as a result of traditional and mysterious scourges. Featured in The Beekeeper’s Lament, by Hannah Nordhaus, his story is complex, moving, and an unforgettable portrait of man in the new natural world.
Ukraine pro-democracy movement, modern day knights and snow forts:
The pro-democracy movement fighting Viktor Yanukovych’s government is organised and inventive – replacing Lenin’s statue with a toilet and wearing suits of armour on the streets
Ukrainian protesters take to the streets in homemade suits of armour. Photograph: Evgeny Feldman/AP
Shortly after midnight on an icy January night in Kiev, crowds surged from Independence Square and laid siege to Ukrainian House, a huge building near the hub of the current protests, where around 150 interior ministry troops were rumoured to be preparing for a new attack.
Coca-Cola capsule, FT.com: I still like 6 oz bottles best …
The companies also signed a 10-year deal that will see Coke’s beverages, which include Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite and Fanta, available in Green Mountain’s forthcoming cold beverage machine.
The device, which is expected to launch in 2015, will allow consumers to make cold drinks at home using single-serve capsules, or pods. It will compete with SodaStream, the Israeli company that sells soda flavourings and a machine that carbonates water.
“Keurig can do for cold beverages what has been done with hot coffee and tea at home,” said Brian Kelley, the Green Mountain chief executive who formerly worked for Coca-Cola. “We believe there is significant opportunity to premiumise and accelerate growth in the cold beverage category.”
LOL and smile: OK, It’s a hoax, but a good one!