Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Random Shiznat

Despite the FAQ, I still don't get the title of the page. Nevertheless, it's a nice little private website. Something like a grandfather/grandmother of weblogs: Randomshiznat.

My favorite categories:
1) A nice selection of mp3 DJ Mixes
2) Some nerdy Math Puzzles
3) A fine collection of nice music reviews (HipHop, 1999-2003)
4) Interesting travelogues, e.g. Cologne, Germany, visited in 2003
5) Many more interesting statements, ideas, stories and it's still work in progress

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Haircut Memories

I'm back - with the first genuine observation of this weblog:

It's beyond dispute that music can function as a medium for memories. A single tune can capture (and reactivate) the emotional state of one special second, an exceptional evening, a whole holiday, or even an entire season.

A certain type of haircut, however, seems to be able to preserve particularly longer periods of time (up tp -say- 10 years). I am not sure if it can re-evoke emotions like music can, but in any case it seems to be capable of prolonging a certain feeling of oneself. It may have something to do with mirrors.

It seems to me that preferably fourty-something-year olds try to preserve their twenties by sticking to their (back-then) haircut and thus often maintain weird eighties mullets.

What do you think?

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Vivid History Twice

To get a grip on general (American) history there is a nice archive containing loads of original recordings of historical turning points - short audio clips as well as full speeches: American Rhetoric - The Power of Oratory in the United States. A special recommendation would be the list of Top100 speeches.

In turn, to get a grip on special (i.e. your own family) history you can consult the huge archive of mankind at familysearch.org. Just submit your last name or the full name of one of your ancestors and explore your lineage.