EVPL Communities: E-Ville Librarian@evpl's Blog Postshttp://evpl.org/community/blogs/All of E-Ville Librarian@evpl's blog posts on the EVPL Communities site.en-USCommunityServer 2008 SP1 (Build: 30619.63) <![CDATA[Bread, the Bard, and the Pack]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/04/30/bread-the-bard-and-the-pack.aspx Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:34:00 G4T 1461 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/04/30/bread-the-bard-and-the-pack.aspx to post your comments!

A Snack Attack Sonnet

 

Alas!  Snack Attack where have ye gone!!! 

We broke bread, we listened to song

We cracked jokes, we celebrated in style

And regaled one another with tales

of heady times bearing imagination's sails.

Around the world, we traversed the miles

From China and its explosive New Year

to Mardi Gras Stuffing and Roux

all the way back for Persian Nowruz

then ending with the English Bard adding another year.

And even if diversity isn't your cup of tea

Something tells me, you'll love this recipe.

 

Braided Bread Loaf

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<![CDATA[President 2.0 is at it again]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2009/04/29/president-2-0-is-at-it-again.aspx Wed, 29 Apr 2009 18:00:00 G4T 1459 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2009/04/29/president-2-0-is-at-it-again.aspx to post your comments!

Feeling left out of President Barack Obama's inner circle?   Wish you could have that almost there feeling of being part of history?  Well, said Prez has recently no doubt fulfilled another presidential first by creating the official White House Flickr page.  See B and Joe shoot puts on the House's greens.  Or right click that lovable image of Bo for your desktop love.  E-Prez to the rescue!!!!!!

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<![CDATA[And I thought James Patterson just wrote hundreds of books]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/03/05/and-i-thought-james-patterson-just-wrote-hundreds-of-books.aspx Thu, 05 Mar 2009 15:30:00 G3T 1343 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/" target="_blank">Kids Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/kids/archive/2009/03/05/and-i-thought-james-patterson-just-wrote-hundreds-of-books.aspx to post your comments!

I recently caught James Patterson doing the talk show schtick and was intrigued by a project he mentioned to the interviewer.  Imagine my surprise when I found a plethora of book suggestions for young readers of most ages.  With clean graphics and slick user experience, ReadKiddoRead is a great recommendation for new readers that may be a little apprehensive in their search for the perfect book.  It gives suggestions for guys and gals, as well as splitting them into age-driven categories.  While the suggestion lists aren't long, the many different resources through the site provide lots of information for both educators and parents.

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<![CDATA[Grammys weren't *gasp* all about the sales]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/music/archive/2009/02/09/grammys-weren-t-all-about-the-sales.aspx Mon, 09 Feb 2009 09:10:00 G2T 1244 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/music/" target="_blank">Music Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/music/archive/2009/02/09/grammys-weren-t-all-about-the-sales.aspx to post your comments!

Interesting night in the awards show department.  Top of the list is Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for their haunting performance on Raising Sand.  I gotta say this is a great album that, while old world, is alive in a real way.  As with all other awards shows this year, Coldplay won for and performed Viva La Vida that god-awful song in pastel band uniforms.  All the teeny heart throbs were represented (Jonas, Miley and Taylor oh my) and basicly needed more practice (though God bless Stevie Wonder for showing the young Jonases what real soul sounds like.).  T.I. and J.T.  maybe you could blame it on the sound engineer.  I have to say I would really much have prefered to here Duffy over Katy Perry, though how bout all the fruit?  Lots will be on the news tomorrow (today?) about Chris Brown and Rihanna, Nancy Grace is on the prowl.  Grrr.  Radiohead rocked the house.  With the USC band for backup, lead singer Thom Yorke channeled primative spirits and gesticulated forth a grinding, crashing number which stood proof of what their street cred already gets 'em.  Best Rap Album winner Lil Wayne performed with half of the Dirty Dozen.  Did you see Kid Rock's RING?!?!  (I know you don't remember his  singing ; )  Is it me or is Kanye more and more like Michael Jackson every time he comes on stage?  At first I thought MJ had been frozen scince '82.  Carrie Underwood knocked 'em dead.  Adele and Sugarland sounded solid.  U2 opened the show, but didn't leave an impression.  And Neil Diamond as the show closer ... meh (though Sir Paul was groovin' to Sweet Caroline.)  The highlight for me was Stevie Wonder playing the rarest of rare R&B songs with meat to its bones as the credits closed, causing the great tune to be relegated as background music for a Delta commercial.  For shame.

 

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<![CDATA[Remember the "Creature from the Black Lagoon"?]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2009/01/30/remember-the-quot-creature-from-the-black-lagoon-quot.aspx Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:58:00 G1T 1201 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2009/01/30/remember-the-quot-creature-from-the-black-lagoon-quot.aspx to post your comments!

When I was a young lad, way back in the 70's, we used to watch "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" in 3-D on Halloween.  We would have to go get 3-D glasses from the store and prepare ourselves for the red/blue-glasses headache (Ahhhh promotional marketing.)  Fast forward three decades to Super Bowl XLIII and once again 3-D is all the rage in Hollywood, or at least for a 90 second half-time plug for Dreamworks' new blockbuster-to-be Monsters vs. Aliens.  The commercial, atypical in length, is set to run as the first halftime commercial.  BEWARE!!!!  You need the 21st century equivalent of the old blue and red glasses to enjoy the full experience, which can be found at participating grocery and convenience stores.  Pick them up early!!!  Also, check out the Pepsi/SOBE commercial later in the game to get your full use of the glasses.

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<![CDATA[The expression on W's face... priceless]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2009/01/30/the-expression-on-w-s-face-is-priceless.aspx Fri, 30 Jan 2009 15:10:00 G1T 1199 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2009/01/30/the-expression-on-w-s-face-is-priceless.aspx to post your comments!

I just came across the coolest website covering the Obama Inauguration today.  While it isn't the most fact-filled, nor is it insightful about the current administration and its goals for our future, it has probably one of the best panoramic photos from said historic day.  Super high resolution and zoomable viewing make for a feeling of almost being there. 

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<![CDATA[13 not so lucky for LL]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/music/archive/2008/10/01/13-not-so-lucky-for-ll.aspx Wed, 01 Oct 2008 08:47:00 G10T 669 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/music/" target="_blank">Music Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/music/archive/2008/10/01/13-not-so-lucky-for-ll.aspx to post your comments!

First off I have to say that I wasn't upset with LL Cool J's newest studio outing, Exit 13, but the majority is very typical Cool James fodder.  Parents beware, most tracks are sexually driven.  The ladies do love him after all.  However, as LL has mentioned in recent interviews, this is his last album with long time label Def Jam (the Thirteenth in fact.)  With this newest project LL brings in heavy hitters 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Richie Sambora and Funkmaster Flex to create a sound that is fuller than any of his recent albums.  The only beef I have is that a couple songs (particularly the Wyclef track) sound as though he is trying on someone else's style, someone else's flow.  This isn't to say I didn't like these tracks, but it was certainly a stretch for Cool James.  All in all, Exit 13 is a respectable project for the man that put Def Jam on the map, and if interviews are to be believed LL has more 50-inspired tracks waiting for the next leg of his musical journey.

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<![CDATA[Today the Future, Tomorrow the Past]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/09/09/today-the-future-tomorrow-the-past.aspx Tue, 09 Sep 2008 14:47:00 G9T 467 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/09/09/today-the-future-tomorrow-the-past.aspx to post your comments!

In interesting news for newspaper historians, Google has decided that it is no longer happy to simply own everything presently on Earth, but also any memory of what used to be around.  Similar to their past scholarly endeavors, the search engine giant plans to deliver "over one hundred newspapers free on Google News and on each newspapers website.  Hopefully they've inked with the Evansville Courier and Press.

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<![CDATA[Find out, before you go out]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/09/04/find-out-before-you-go-out.aspx Thu, 04 Sep 2008 19:56:00 G9T 396 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/09/04/find-out-before-you-go-out.aspx to post your comments!

Want to go on a date with that cute guy you met on the internet, but aren't sure if you can trust him?  Why not check to see if he has an active warrant for his arrest?  The Courier & Press has recently posted a database where you can do just that.  However, this only checks in Vanderburgh County, so you still need to be careful with those long distance relationships. Indifferent

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<![CDATA[Physics got you down?]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/09/04/physics-got-you-down.aspx Thu, 04 Sep 2008 14:54:00 G9T 390 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/09/04/physics-got-you-down.aspx to post your comments!

I came across this little bit of interesting hip-hop this morning and had to share.  It looks as though some intrepid internet diva has decided to lay out in detail what the CERN-operated Large Hadron Collider is intended to do.  The only thing missing is the button that commences total global annihilation.

Follow this link to check out the video.

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<![CDATA[So good, you may want to Cry Wolf again]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/archive/2008/09/03/so-good-you-may-want-to-cry-wolf-again.aspx Wed, 03 Sep 2008 09:17:00 G9T 355 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/" target="_blank">Books Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/archive/2008/09/03/so-good-you-may-want-to-cry-wolf-again.aspx to post your comments!

Here is a post from Seeker@evpl, whose posts can be found on the EVPL Research blog:


Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
 
"Becoming a werewolf brought nothing but problems to Anna every since she'd survived the vicious attack that turned her.  Now, she couldn't decide if meeting Charles, a strong and charismatic werewolf who insists she is his mate, was a step up in her life or just another problem.  Charles, on the other hand, is sure that Anna is not only the best thing that's happened to him, but also a gift to his pack. He's the first to realize that she's an Omega wolf, with the ability to calm and encourage others around her.  As second-in-command and enforcer of his father's pack, he's a wolf that can use a lot of calming (and loving).
 
Anna's introduction to the pack and her growing bond with Charles kept me riveted to the story.  Patricia Briggs has the gift of making the werewolf lifestyle and paranormal romances totally believable with advantages and disadvantages appearing naturally.  I literally could not stop reading as reports of a rogue werewolf lure Charles and Anna out into the wilds of Montana and into a physical and magical fight for their lives and the future of their pack. I've really enjoyed everything I've read by Patricia Briggs in the past.  Her paranormal romances have a lot of adventure and characters that I can care about.
 

p.s.  While this title can be read by itself as a stand-alone adventure romance, to find out how Anna and Charles first met, read the story "Alpha and Omega" in the collection On The Prowl.  All 4 stories in this collection are good reading but very different.  ( seeker@evpl)"

 

Patricia Briggs Website

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Ever heard of Pilobolus?]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/08/21/ever-heard-of-pilobolus.aspx Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:55:00 G8T 248 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/08/21/ever-heard-of-pilobolus.aspx to post your comments!

NO, I am not talking about the fungus found on cows.  Pilobolus is a dance troupe founded at Dartmouth College in the 1970's.  The current incarnation does some pretty amazing stuff which is proved by this clip from NBC's Conan O'Brien Show.  You may have also seen them on the 79th Academy Awards as the logos of various nominated movies or on the video "Last Dance" which is available at Central Library.

 

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<![CDATA[You knew it was coming ...]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/08/20/you-knew-it-was-coming.aspx Wed, 20 Aug 2008 16:40:00 G8T 244 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/08/20/you-knew-it-was-coming.aspx to post your comments!

BigfootIn light of recent bigfoot developments, most of us now know for sure that some things are too good to be true.  According to NPR one such disappointment is the Japanese detox footpad craze.  These simple, adhesive pads are placed on the bottoms of the feet at bedtime, and when you awake you will be revitalized by the detoxing powers hidden within.  Upon peeling said pads, one can see all the nasty free radicals it had pulled from your body the night before. For a small fee these miracle pads can be delivered to your door.  Of course, such products work about as much as the pair of Georgia guys with a costume in their freezer (meaning the only work they do is trying to convince you they work.) 

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<![CDATA[Life behind ... coffee bars?]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/08/19/life-behind-coffee-bars.aspx Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:41:00 G8T 231 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/08/19/life-behind-coffee-bars.aspx to post your comments!

An interesting article on the Mother Jones website is quite eye opening.  Many times I have heard people say, "We should make prisoners work for their keep. All they do is watch TV and smoke cigarettes."  It would appear that in some states, they do just that.  The last entry in the list seems to be the funniest, yet cruelest of the bunch.

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<![CDATA[Anyone want to drink from the Ohio?]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/08/18/anyone-want-to-drink-from-the-ohio.aspx Mon, 18 Aug 2008 15:13:00 G8T 228 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/08/18/anyone-want-to-drink-from-the-ohio.aspx to post your comments!

One of the most pressing concerns for the developing world is the need for fresh, potable water.  The reality for billions of people is possible sickness and death from the one thing they need most.  Enter into the picture Lifestraw.  Affordable, easy to use and safe this simple product may at least be a Bandaid to a little of the burden facing so many.  Who knows? Maybe with a little bit of genius, we can find our way out of our current time of woes.

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<![CDATA[Maybe the world won't end after all]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/08/13/maybe-the-world-won-t-end-after-all.aspx Wed, 13 Aug 2008 10:07:00 G8T 216 E-Ville Librarian@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2008/08/13/maybe-the-world-won-t-end-after-all.aspx to post your comments!

Ever heard of Hubbert's Peak?  No it isn't a mountain in the Rockies.  It is a logistical theory that we have passed the peak of oil production and from here will continue to decline until we are in another Dark Age.  While it is true that such a peak more than likely exists, and we may have passed it already, something tells me that mankind may have a few tricks up its collective sleeve.  Case in point is a post at the Tech blog Engadget.  According to this article, researchers at the Departmant of Energy's Idaho National Labaratory have created an "antenna" which can harvest 80% of the energy from infared rays.  Not too shabby, especially compared to traditional solar panels.  Hit the link for more info.

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