Monthly Archives: May 2018

Fun orchestra prank!

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Hi!

In case you couldn’t tell, I rather like musical pranks. And it turns out that some (probably high school) brass players in an orchestra did a quite nice one.

So, the orchestra was playing Prokofiev’s Dance of the Knights. And the brass… “fixed” it. (Keep watching. Worth it.)

Enjoy!

Star Wars prank

Wait for it… (via facebook.com/m.trombonist)classfm.co/GtNcEu

Posted by Classic FM on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Recap of Royal Wedding Yesterday!

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Hi!

As you may know, there was a Royal Wedding yesterday.

And somebody’s already made a nice 3 minute recap of the 3-hour long thing.

Enjoy!

The Royal Wedding in three minutes

👑 In case you missed it, here's three royal hours in three minutes. 👑

Posted by BBC One on Saturday, May 19, 2018

Animals chase butterflies, too!

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Hi!

I saw a video on Facebook the other day, with a penguin chasing a butterfly.

It’s adorable.

Enjoy!

Penguin chasing a butterfly

Penguin chasing a butterfly, and I didn't know how happy this would make me.

Posted by Sniffy Markers on Thursday, May 3, 2018

Like mud pie, only different

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Hi!

Some folks are extremely talented with cake decorations. And sometimes, they seem to just have fun with it. So one baker, for example, ended up making a “trashed”/muddy wedding cake. And it’s lovely. (In a muddy sort of way.)

Enjoy!

Extreme Cake Makers: Farm Wedding Cake

Literally caked in mud.

Posted by E4 on Monday, May 7, 2018

Laurel AND Yanny

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Greetings, readers!

There is an interesting discussion in the Internet at the moment. There is a recording that may either sound like Yanny, or like Laurel. There is a Tweet that asks you to vote.

Then, Business Insider gives an explanation for what is going on. Somebody did a high-frequency recording of the word “Yanny”, and a low-frequency recording of the word “Laurel”. The two recordings were then overlaid, in such a way that it is difficult (if not entirely impossible) to hear both. The recording discovery of it can be found in another tweet. (Slight language warning.)

The fascinating thing for me: when I started, I could only hear Yanny. After listening to the different pitch levels, however, I can hear both with Laurel as the main one. I have no explanation.

What about you?

Bother your friends in three easy steps!

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Hi!

So. I had fun last night.

Ah, but did your friends?

I think so?

We were playing a game. It’s called “Betrayal at House on the Hill”.

It’s a horror-themed game, and I’d never played it before. And I think I was able to, umm…

Bother your friends, perhaps?

Well, yup. It was really fun!

So, here are three easy steps to do similar!

1. Play Betrayal at House on the Hill. (And yes, that title’s right, even though it looks like it’s missing an article. It’s not.)

One of the fun things about that game is that an “event” (called the Haunting) is sparked, and somebody ends up becoming the traitor. With their own particular (horror-themed) mission.

So, 2. Become the traitor. (Alas, this is randomly assigned. So, not entirely controllable…)

As you probably guessed, that randomly happened to me. And it was fun.

3. Play in as cheerful sunshiney a way as possible! Yup. The scenario was Cannibals. Civilized Cannibals. So naturally, that just requires all the sugar, spice, and everything nice! (See how even that has a slightly bothersome image now, in the context of cannibal?) And pleasant, civilized smile. It’s so delightful they’ll be joining you for dinner, after all!

And I wager you can do the same thing for other scenarios as well. Possibly not with the same amount of punnage, but certainly with comparable happy-cheerful-you’re-all-going-to-die!-ness.

(Even though they did actually win.)

Yep. It was fun.

Have a lovely day!

Good books and old friends

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Hello!

I’ve recently been having a bit of a “staycation”-ish type thing, and part of that has included rereading a book. And that got me thinking of how much books really are like old friends. Or at least, they can have good friends in them. Especially the longer books!

Especially the books that we know and love. There, you start to really get to know the characters. And as you see how the characters respond to a certain situation, you can start figuring out how they’d respond to other situations. And you just enjoy reading about the characters’ lives.

In some cases also, the books themselves are like an old friend. Friends tell us stories, after all; often about their lives. And a good book will tell us stories, and let us get to know their essence just a little bit better. And just as we get familiar with friends, and start being able to predict what they’re going to say, we can get to know a book, too. Or We’re comfortable with friends, and with old books.

So, yep. Re-reading has been a great joy. I’m revisiting an old friend.

What have you been doing this weekend?