Best responses to last night’s performance of Matthias Pintscher’s Uriel for cello and piano at The Music Academy of the West Faculty Chamber Music concert:
- "Wait, so you learned this voluntarily?"
- [Before the first note, woman overheard saying,] “This is already a waste of my time.”
- "It felt like I was moving through a haunted house, peeking around every corner because I was terrified of what would come next."
- "I never would have thought that people considered this actual music."
- "The piece was like hearing a ballet."
/// threnody for the victims of hiroshima
Iannis Xenakis having a moment of reflexion in his studio from Paris, France, c. 1970.
Clouded Leopard Cubs Show Mad Skills. The Clouded Leopard cubs, born at Houston Zoo on June 6, are growing and developing their big cat skills. So far, the pair has mastered the art of being adorable! via ZooBorns)
Lil Bub — The Celebrity Kitten with a Positive Message
This is Lil Bub. Found in a tool shed in rural Indiana, Lil Bub was born with a series of genetic anomalies. However this little kitten is healthy and didn’t have to claw her way to fame and stardom as one the cutest kittens on the Internet. And this is no dumb beauty — Lil Bub has a positive message for the world.
Lil Bub has dwarfism. Her limbs are smaller than the rest of her body which prevents her from jumping. She is also completely toothless which causes her tongue to stick out. She also has a genetic anomaly called polydactylism which causes her to have extra toes on all of her paws.
What started as a few photos on the Internet turned into celebrity cat status – Lil Bub has over 200,000 Instagram and Facebook followers, millions of Youtube viewers, her own web TV show with guest celebrities, a book: Lil Bub’s Lil Book, and an award-winning documentary: Lil Bub and Friendz.
More importantly, Lil Bub spreads the message that being different is beautiful. Some of her fans have said that her message has helped them get through difficult times. Sometimes it takes an Internet cat to remind us of what is important in life.
Science Penguin [x]
i enjoy that every single human’s reaction to penguin is unrestrained delight
And penguins lack large terrestrial predators, so their reaction to humans tends to be, “HELLO STRANGE GIANT PENGUINS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? DO YOU HAVE ANY FISH?”