Monday, June 24, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
"Honest" Abe, as I am sometimes called, could never be president now! - David Nosotti ·
And you thought there was only one guy with big ears who could play a convincing role acting as president! - Woody Stidham
I want to thank the Senate for finally breaking the filibuster on my nomination, it only took 150 years! - Dan Fox
Don't worry. My acceptance speech will even be shorter than 'The Gettysburg Address'! - Lew Goshorn
And most of all, I'd like to thank Kanye for letting me finish.... - Larry Taylor
And I'd like to thank the Academy for voting a bipartisan ticket this year! - Dennis R. Green
We are all equal no matter how much gold we have. - Denise Maynard
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Abul Bashar said Gangopadhyay was inimitable in all respects. "We had entered the world of poetry with his guidance".
Friday, August 10, 2012
- Only fruits can be consumed 30 minutes prior to the class or 15 minutes after the class.
- Avoid wearing perfume disturbs the breathing exercises and is therefore not advisable.
- Cell phones and other electronic devices should be switched off or on silent and kept at a considerable distance so as to avoid distractions.
- Preferably, one must not practice under an electric fan.
- Every person should carry his or her own mat. This is not only for hygienic purposes but also to avoid mixing one’s personal vibes with those of another student.
- Students should make the most of every minute in the yoga class by arriving on time to avoid disturbing the teacher and the students. They should always be thankful to the teacher at the beginning and end of each class.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Want to make your own cartoons on your iPhone or iPad? Install Dink on your iOS device and you’re just a few steps away from becoming the next Walt Disney or Tim Burton.
Dink, available for 99 cents in the App Store, is a surprisingly powerful animation app that allows you to make your own cartoons quickly and with little effort. Dink’s user interface is a bit confusing to start with though, so I’ve put together a quick guide to help you get started in this fun application.
Step One: Create a new animation
Dink’s front screen doesn’t make it completely clear where to start. What you actually need to do is to click the ‘+’ button to dive into a new animation.
Step Two: Open the project window
Click on the blank image at the bottom of the main page and you’ll open the project menu. Give your production a name by clicking on the text at the top of the screen. In order to start drawing and animating, you need to tap the middle of the square in the center of the screen.
Step Three: Draw your character
Begin by drawing your character on the screen. This is just a case of dragging your finger around the screen. You’ll find all of the drawing tools in the toolbar on the right. Aside from the brush tool, there’s Fill, Eraser, Selection tool and a Circle tool. Dink even supports layers, if you’re feeling really creative!
Step Four: Create a new frame by copying from the previous one
The simplest way to animate with Dink is to create a copy of the current frame and use it to make the next one. Just tap the copy frame icon from the pull-out on the left to create a new frame with your original drawing.
Step Five: Edit the next frame
Using a technique called ‘onion skinning’, you can now make changes to the character in the second frame to produce the first movement of the animation. Use the selection tool from the right-hand menu (the dotted line square) to draw around your image. Now slide it with your finger in the direction you want the motion to go. You can change various aspects of the image between frames. Notice that the previous frame is displayed in gray behind this one to help you reposition things successfully.
Step Six: Continue editing
Repeat this process of using the copy frame tool, selecting the image, then repositioning the next frame until you've reached the point where you want the animation to stop. Make good use of the pinch to zoom function for your creations, because it helps you be more precise.
Step Seven: Preview your animation
Clicking the film strip in the top-left corner of the screen will take you back to the project screen, where you can preview your cartoon by clicking on the play button.
Step Eight: Share it with the world
If you think your creation is good enough to share with the world, you’ll find a number of ways to publish it from Dink. Besides posting it to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, you can export the finished cartoon to your device’s library, as a GIF animation or a movie file.
Friday, July 29, 2011
The Animation Of Entomology takes Jarzombek's fascination with animated cartoons and creepy crawlies to a whole new level. After having experimented with writing complex pieces of music to sync up with classic movie sequences with Spastic Ink on 'The Wild Hare' and 'The Cereal Mouse', respectively, the concept has now been applied to Blotted Science over the course of 7 songs and a total of 24 minutes of music.
"I totally busted my ass syncing things up, carefully orchestrated music to film, bug movies actrually, and nit-picked notes to death on this material until my fingers bleed and my brain nearly exploded. We wanted to follow up Machinations along some of the same lines of science and gore, and came up with a killer concept and some great material with yet another 12-tone system. How everything all falls into place I think is beyond incredible! Whether this is the heaviest or most technical thing I've ever done, I don't really know or care, but no other band/project is pulling off what we are doing with this EP."
The Animation Of Entomology tracklisting is as follows:
'A Sting Operation'
I. 'Human Barbequed'
II. 'Cessation Sanitation'
III. 'Seeing Dead People'
IV. 'Omitting Eye's
The folllow-up to the band's 2007 The Machinations Of Dementia full-length album is being produced and mixed by Ron Jarzombek and recorded in San Antonio, TX, Tampa, FL, and V. Santura's (OBSCURA, TRIPTYKON) Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany where the drums were cut. Mastering duties are once again being handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Luckily, there are several smart ways that you can help reduce pet expenses without skimping on your furry friends health and well-being. Consumer savings expert, Regina Novickis, shares these purr-worthy tips:
1. Buy in bulk (without bulking up your pet) - To maintain the health of your pet and the health of your wallet, avoid overfeeding, but do purchase larger quantities of food. Usually the larger the bag, the less expensive the item is per unit. Consider buying in bulk and splitting the costs of food and treats with a friend or neighbor. Purchasing more may also qualify you for further discounts.
2. "Paws" to find a promotional code before you buy - Prices for pet supplies are often cheaper online than in stores, and many sites offer promotional codes to increase your savings. If you leave the promotional code box blank on a retailer's checkout page, you could be paying more than necessary. Check out PromotionalCodes.com, CouponWinner.com and PromoCodes.com, which all organize thousands of online coupons for pet retailers like PetSmart, PetCo, SitStay.com and others.
3. Do your homework: The key to saving money is comparing prices. When shopping for flea and tick medications, for example, always compare money-saving codes among brands that offer the same or similar products to find the best value. CouponWinner.com features a unique coupon-comparison tool called the CouponScout that allows you to easily compare coupons from up to five retailers.
4. Avoid buying pet prescription products from your vet: Buying prescriptions at the veterinarian's office can bite into the budget, particularly if your pet has a chronic condition or requires ongoing treatment. Unless your pet needs immediate medication, shop for prescription medications online. Visit sites like 1-800-PetMeds and PetCareRX.
5. Groom your own pets: A one-time investment in a few high-quality grooming tools can pay off in the long-run. Professional grooming can run upwards of $50 per visit, so a do-it-yourself approach can amount to significant savings. Some pets that are more sensitive to being handled (i.e. rescued pets) may also fare better with a hands-on approach at home instead of a being exposed to a potentially stressful, foreign environment.