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I Watched the Vice Presidential Debate With Sound Off. Here's What I Saw.

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You might have watched the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan. But you haven’t heard this version of events, heard being the operative word. This is what happened in the debate as viewed without the volume and without the aide of Twitter. Here’s the vice presidential debate boiled down to only the guffaws, grimaces, and finger-pointing.


These guys wanted to be there, they enjoyed their time under that Giant Eagle. If President Obama hurt himself in the first debate by looking bored or put out, Ryan and Biden got the memo. They were engaged. They jabbed, crossed, and flashed broad smiles, Biden nearly always showing his super-white teeth. Their experience in Congress showed. These were two candidates used to persuading people, used to bringing people around to their way of thinking.

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I Watched the Vice Presidential Debate With Sound Off. Here's What I Saw.

I Watched the Vice Presidential Debate With Sound Off. Here's What I Saw. | Synaptic Stimuli | Scoop.it

You might have watched the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan. But you haven’t heard this version of events, heard being the operative word. This is what happened in the debate as viewed without the volume and without the aide of Twitter. Here’s the vice presidential debate boiled down to only the guffaws, grimaces, and finger-pointing.


These guys wanted to be there, they enjoyed their time under that Giant Eagle. If President Obama hurt himself in the first debate by looking bored or put out, Ryan and Biden got the memo. They were engaged. They jabbed, crossed, and flashed broad smiles, Biden nearly always showing his super-white teeth. Their experience in Congress showed. These were two candidates used to persuading people, used to bringing people around to their way of thinking.

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Jean-François Fourtou: Tombée du Ciel

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Click to enlarge French artist Jean-François Fourtou has always wanted to be an architect. Through a series of experiments in his studio in Madrid, Fourtou played with dimension and proportion, mos...
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Meet the hexaflexagon. It's about to blow your mind.

Meet the hexaflexagon. It's about to blow your mind. | Synaptic Stimuli | Scoop.it
Remember the first time you saw a Möbius strip (the ring-shaped surface with only one side) and it felt like your world had been turned upside down?
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So what exactly is Gangnam Style?

So what exactly is Gangnam Style? | Synaptic Stimuli | Scoop.it
The Gangnam Style! sensation is all over the internet, complete with parodies that both honor and mock the original.  This first video is the original, which in a few short months received well ove...


The following link has the video, parodies and infographics to help student explore the meaning behind the cultural phenomenon. 


Questions to Ponder: Considering the concept of cultural diffusion, what do we make of this phenomenon? What cultural combinations are seen in this? How has the technological innovations changed how cultures interact, spread and are replicated?


Tags: popular culture, video, diffusion, globalization, culture, place, technology, unit 3 culture


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Rich's comment, October 3, 2012 2:27 PM
When I first saw this music video and heard the song I remember myself saying "I have no idea what is going on, but the human race is a better place thanks to this guy." I may not know what he is saying but it puts me in a great mood. This guy is breaking cultural and geographical boundaries with music.
Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, April 14, 6:07 PM

Culture and globalization has spread this song across the United States breaking records and trending on sites such as Twitter. Our exposure to different cultures is great. However, if you do not like songs that get stuck in your head, do not listen to this song . LOL

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61 Amazing Manhole Covers from Japan

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Manhole covers are a ubitquitous part of the urban fabric, and they are typically drab and purely utilitarian.  In Japan, municipalities take pride in the this ordinary piece of the landscape and convert them into extraordinary works of art that reflect the local people, place and culture. 


Tags: book review, landscape, art, urban, culture, place.



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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, April 14, 6:00 PM

This is a great take on art and the ways of celebrating Japan with touches of personal findings and ideas. These manhole covers are cheery and reflect a piece of Japan that not only tell stories, but embrace history.

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How to watch Red Bull Stratos LIVE!

Mission delayed due to weather. Target launch now 5AM PT/12PM GMT on October 9! Watch it LIVE at http://youtube.com/redbull and http://redbullstratos.com Don...
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Home 3D Printing Is Killing The Manufacturing Industry | TechCrunch

Home 3D Printing Is Killing The Manufacturing Industry | TechCrunch | Synaptic Stimuli | Scoop.it

"Stratasys failed here. Their claims of illegality arise from fear of litigation. Had the group said nothing and just printed their parts, the Stratasys would have been none the wiser. Whether it’s a legal, financial, or moral issue, ever hacker has the right to hack and, in turn they are responsible for that they create. As Hall wrote of Voltaire, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Replace “say” with “build” and we have an answer to this seemingly unsolvable conundrum."

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Bravery

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Sandra Berzina's comment, January 7, 2013 5:30 AM
perfect
Jason Yau's comment, April 11, 2013 11:20 AM
Awesome! Applicable to beliefs, life and love ...
Cherrie Bautista's curator insight, January 15, 11:31 AM

A lot of people miss this because they're too busy serving the needs of others.  Love and take good care of yourself.  You'll feel good about yourself and will be more available to give love and serve others.  You will be at your best for the people you love and value the most --- and will be healthy and happy as well.

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NASA: Rover Finds Further Evidence That A Stream Once Ran Vigorously On Martian Surface

NASA: Rover Finds Further Evidence That A Stream Once Ran Vigorously On Martian Surface | Synaptic Stimuli | Scoop.it

NASA's Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is driving. There is earlier evidence for the presence of water on Mars, but this evidence -- images of rocks containing ancient streambed gravels -- is the first of its kind.Scientists are studying the images of stones cemented into a layer of conglomerate rock. The sizes and shapes of stones offer clues to the speed and distance of a long-ago stream's flow.

 

From the size of gravels it carried, we can interpret the water was moving about 3 feet per second, with a depth somewhere between ankle and hip deep," said Curiosity science co-investigator William Dietrich of the University of California, Berkeley. "Plenty of papers have been written about channels on Mars with many different hypotheses about the flows in them. This is the first time we're actually seeing water-transported gravel on Mars. This is a transition from speculation about the size of streambed material to direct observation of it."

 

The finding site lies between the north rim of Gale Crater and the base of Mount Sharp, a mountain inside the crater. Earlier imaging of the region from Mars orbit allows for additional interpretation of the gravel-bearing conglomerate. The imagery shows an alluvial fan of material washed down from the rim, streaked by many apparent channels, sitting uphill of the new finds.

 

The rounded shape of some stones in the conglomerate indicates long-distance transport from above the rim, where a channel named Peace Vallis feeds into the alluvial fan. The abundance of channels in the fan between the rim and conglomerate suggests flows continued or repeated over a long time, not just once or for a few years.


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