OK, so K-pop aka Korean pop music has been a thing for a while. I recall seeing a Family Guy episode where King of the Pervs Quagmire? and the gang end up going to South Korea where Q used to live for a stint. He apparently was a very popular actor on a Korean soap or some such. Everyone there remembers him and the celebrity pull starts afresh. He reconnects with his old flame and her cat and extended family. At some point they make a joke about how everyone dreams of at least once being in a kpop music video and then they’ll die happy – just like Q’s former love interest’s grandmother does.
I was actually doing a google search for some unrelated thing when a video link to aPink’s My My song came up. Intrigued I ended up clicking on it and the rest is history.
I’ve watched/listened to other kpop bands on youtube but I still find something awesome about aPink that I don’t quite see in the others I’ve watched. The darn videos are so hypnotic – they suck you in and you can’t take your eyes off it. There must be some serious science behind the catchy tunes and the careful editing and whole video production that belies the complexity and sophistication that comes across so naturally and seemingly straight forward… which reminds me of an OLD Simpsons episode where the gang goes to Japan and all get messed up and hypnotized by the kids commercials on the hotel TV.
I figured it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything here and I thought I’d share my newfound love of Kpop. Specifically, the all girl band aPink. I haven’t been thrilled at the state of things on the internet for a while now. Annoyed that I like so many others were duped into thinking Net Neutrality was actually FOR the people, for neutrality, for freedom, etc. But instead, like most good cons, it was in name only and named for the opposite of what it truly was in order to get support and trick the public. If you REALLY want to support freedom and equality of the internet, start by going to FreeOurInternet.org and get educated 😀
After you do, go ahead and immerse yourself into the exciting, happy, colorful world of aPink.
I read about this in a Natural Awakenings magazine [Sept 2010]
Gives new meaning to the term “Bird Brained.”
It has been determined that birds not only sing to communicate daily needs, but many engage in sound play, most often when they’re alone, but sometimes also when people are around.
Some bird species continually improvise and embellish their singing with new elements, phrasing and sequences. For example, nightingales and canaries are avian virtuosos, reinventing their song repertoire each year. The brown thrasher is said to have around 2000 song types – a record. Nightingales organize their compositions according to rules of construction similar to the way humans use syntax [the arrangement of words and phrases]. Nightingales also create distinctive phrases that identify them as individuals.
Recordings or Australian magpies reveal how the bird’s voice covers four octaves, varies its phrasing between staccato and legato, and embellishes sequences with vibrato, trills or deep overtones. More, it will complete a song with a signature phrase, much like an artist initials a finished painting.
Ok, so this was pretty cool, but my question is, is it sharp when it shatters?
Personally, I like the windows that black out / photosensitive for privacy/shade.
Don’t care for the bathroom mirror acting as anything other than a reflector of non-augmented reality.
The cell phone being semi-translucent on the backside made no sense other than “ooh, aren’t we cool? Look how sophisticated our tech is”… to me, I’m thinking, where’s the privacy on your call?Why would you want people able to see the reverse image of who you are calling on the backside?
The whole dashboard of glass on the car? How thick is that – meaning, how much heavier is it than current materials?
Bottom line, glass cleaners and micro fiber cloths will be VERY POPULAR.