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A Public Service Message From an Elephant

DON'T LITTER!

Didga Dreams Big: Not to steal any thunder from SCE's LOL Cats, but this is grrrrreeeattt!



Mother deer who lost her baby is asked to foster an orphan baby deer...

The only thing cuter than baby goats: Baby goats in pajamas!

There have been studies done about how different languages affect the development

development of the brain in different ways...

This is an interesting study on how German sounds compared to other languages. (On a personal note: No wonder my brother failed German in high school many, many years ago. :O )

Adam Savage (of Myth Busters) on how to raise test scores

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/mythbusters-star-bring-back-band-shop-class-if-you-want-better-test-scores/2225685

In a week when Florida students were logging on to another round of standardized tests, one of the stars of Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel clearly touched a nerve.

"If you want the kids' test scores up, bring back band and bring back shop and get kids actually learning stuff instead of teaching them how to take a test," TV personality Adam Savage said in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times. (snip)

The reaction seemed to underscore not just the public's exasperation over testing but the frustrations of science, art and music teachers who need expensive materials or who see their subjects de-emphasized because so much time is needed to get ready for tests.

Savage said STEM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math, should be STEAM "because you need art in there to complete an education."
(more at link)

edit: The newspaper gif would not show on DU

Fugelsang on Jesus as the GOP candidate for President

Creating Art Is Not a Crime ... Except in



If anyone is so inclined to express your opinion to the powers that be in St. Augustine, the contact information is below. Since we are a tourist town, the voices of potential tourists might ring louder than the voices of the local (non merchant class) people.

The commissioners listed below are not the ones who banned artists form the various parts of St. Augustine, but they haven't done anything to over turn these laws.

St. Augustine City Commissioners:

Mayor Nancy Shaver, NShaver@citystaug.com

Vice Mayor Roxanne Horvath, RHorvath@citystaug.com

Commissioner Todd Neville, TNeville@citystaug.com

Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline, NSikesKline@citystaug.com

Commissioner Leanna Freeman LFreeman@citystaug.com

City Manager: John P. Regan cosa@citystaug.com

Contact all members of the St. Augustine City Commission
Mail: P. O. Box 210 (75 King Street), St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210
Phn: 904.825.1006
Fax: 904.825.1096
Email: cosa@citystaug.com

Optus Whale Song Interactive Orchestra Project

This is really neat... But a little voice inside my head is saying, "but we don't know really what the whales are saying with their song. These guys may have gotten the language really messed up and be telling the whales 'Your mother was a walrus and your father smelled of seaweed!'"



background for the whale song project

Dear Future Generations...

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