Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day After School Party at T.R.A.C.S

T.R.A.C.S at River Island

Last year, also beginning of September, we had a back to school party and this year a "Day after School Party". It is not only named "After School" because that it is on a Saturday but also because the day before it is the birth day of Maria Montessori.

Maria Montessori
Born: 31-Aug-1870
Birthplace: Chiaravalle, Italy
Died: 6-May-1952
Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Location of death: Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Remains: Buried, Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Occupation: Educator, Scientist
Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Founder of Montessori Education Method

Maria Montessori is remembered as the founder of the famous Montessori Method of education which emphasized hands-on, individualized learning within mixed age groups in a child-friendly setting. Her teaching strategies and her discoveries about the process of learning revolutionized the field of education in the United States and profoundly influenced children's education all around the world. Despite the familiarity of her name, few realize that much of the developmental, "hands-on" approach now employed in preschools and kindergartens can be traced to the innovations of Maria Montessori. Although best known as an educator, Montessori's formal training was as a scientist and medical doctor. She is also notable for having been Italy's first female M.D. For her committed efforts on behalf of children, especially in the face of the fascism of World War II, Montessori was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize (1949, 1950, and 1951).

Montessori education is practiced in an estimated 20,000 schools worldwide, serving children from birth to eighteen years old.
Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development, as well as technological advancements in society. Although a range of practices exists under the name "Montessori", the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and the American Montessori Society (AMS) cite these elements as essential:
  •  Mixed age classrooms, with classrooms for children aged 2½ or 3 to 9 years old by far the most common
  •  Student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options
  •  Uninterrupted blocks of work time
  •  A Constructivist or "discovery" model, where students learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction
  •  Specialized educational materials developed by Montessori and her collaborators
Ironically, Montessori's methods were not derived from any extant pedagogical wisdom. She had in fact sidestepped the more traditional education path for women -- teacher's training -- in favour of science. But as an astute scientist and quick-minded observer, she had soon discovered some important and, for the period, revolutionary principles about children and the process of learning. Among these was the notion that children have an innate drive to learn, and that all on their own they are capable of amassing an incredible amount of information and wisdom about the world around them. This was startling news at the turn of the century as hitherto it had been assumed that children could only learn through instruction -- or more specifically, from being lectured by an adult.
Source: WikiPedia / NNDB

School's Out

School's Out" is a 1972 title track single released on Alice Cooper's fifth album.
Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?". Cooper said: "There's two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, when you're just getting ready to open the presents. The greed factor is right there. The next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school when you're sitting there and it's like a slow fuse burning. I said, 'If we can catch that three minutes in a song, it's going to be so big.'"

Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter, and musician whose career spans more than four decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, and baby dolls, Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal designed to shock.

Originating in Detroit in the late 1960s, Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit "I'm Eighteen" from the album Love It to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single "School's Out" in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies.

Furnier's solo career as Alice Cooper, adopting the band's name as his own name, began with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare; in 2011 he released Welcome 2 My Nightmare, his 19th album as a solo artist, and his 26th album in total. Expanding from his Detroit rock roots, in his career Cooper has experimented with a number of musical styles, including conceptual rock, art rock, hard rock, New Wave, pop rock, experimental rock and industrial rock.

Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage; The Rolling Stone Album Guide has called him the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer". Cooper is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and he is regarded as being the artist who "first introduced horror imagery to rock'n'roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre". Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur and, since 2004, a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper.

Cooper has also said the song "School's Out" was inspired by a line from a Bowery Boys movie. On his radio show, "Nights with Alice Cooper," he joked that the main riff of the song was inspired by a song by Miles Davis.

The lyrics of "School's Out" indicate that not only is the school year ended for summer vacation, but ended forever, and that the school itself has been blown up. It incorporates the childhood rhyme, "No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks" into its lyrics. It also featured children contributing some of the vocals. "Innocence" in the lyric "...and we got no innocence" is frequently changed in concert to "intelligence" and sometimes replaced with "etiquette."

School's Out lyrics

Well we got no choice
All the girls and boys
 Makin' all that noise
Cause they found new toys
 Well we can't salute ya can't find a flag
If that don't suit ya that's a drag
 School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces

No more pencils no more books
No more teacher's dirty looks yeah
 Well we got no class
And we got no principals
And we got no innocence
 We can't even think of a word that rhymes
 School's out for summer
School's out forever
My school's been blown to pieces

No more pencils no more books
No more teacher's dirty looks
Out for summer
Out till fall
We might not come back at all
 School's out forever
School's out for summer
 School's out with fever
School's out completely

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fail Compilation August 2012 || TNL

The one and only fail compilation returns. The best fails of the month in almost 13 minutes. Fail after fail after fail. Nothing less.
No one in this video was seriously injured.

Monday, August 27, 2012

To rez or not to rez: that is the question 12

It was a crashing event, yesterday at Sweetgrass.
Ganymede was the winner. He was back quick every time. Because of his fast computer he said. That same fast computer did let him crash again after a few minutes.
One time he came back with out his hair. Okay, it did rezz.......
....but not on his head.

Mexican Fiesta Party in Sweetgrass

DJ Rik, a guy from Brazil, deejay at a Mexican party. ~grins~ He played a lot of great Spanish songs.
The club was awesome decorated in theme.
Here are the pictures I made. 
 ▲ Ramses and Rik aka Richard and Liz
▲Rod, with a hat that just fits.
▲▼ Norbie
▲▼ Ganymede making the snapshot of the winners........
▼ .......and the snapshot I made of the back of the winners

Under the Sea Party @ T.R.A.C.S

DJ Dean did rock the ocean with his tunes and got the water boiling! Much new guest and I much busy with all kinds of things during this event and not made much snapshots. So less pictures and no names, no who is who under the pictures. I not want to confuse people that follow my Blog, with mixed names. I am sorry. Okay one guest I want to mention. Jaguar Pearl, a good friend, could come, in theme, to our event. Thank you, Jaguar.
Yes, did flood the Island for this event, so the pictures look different than I normally post.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies at 82

 US astronaut Neil Armstrong, who took a giant leap for mankind when he became the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday.
 Armstrong died following complications from heart-bypass surgery he underwent earlier this month, the family said in a statement, just two days after his birthday on August 5.
 As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20 1969. As he stepped on the dusty surface, Armstrong said: "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
He once was asked how he felt knowing his footprints would likely stay on the moon's surface for thousands of years. "I kind of hope that somebody goes up there one of these days and cleans them up," he said.

Even Apeldoorn Bellen

Speedboot (2012)
In the latest commercial of Centraal Beheer Achmea by DDB leads an innocent flirt on the water until an unexpected climax. The commercial is linked to an action on Facebook. With a homemade Love Cruise trailer is chance to win a trip to Miami.

The story of this "Even Apeldoorn bellen" movie goes as follows. During a boat trip in a Sun-Sea-Beach holiday country has a young skipper, new (and blond) meat in the bowl. He pulls out all the stops to impress his female companionship. The whole box of tricks has to be opened, but then it seems to go girl tack. Whether this is wise, remains to be seen. But it is certain that it is a holiday never to be forgotten.
The movie was filmed in Miami Beach

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Under the Sea Party @ T.R.A.C.S

Under the Sea Party @ T.R.A.C.S
Saturday August 25th Noon SLT (9pm CET)
DJ Dean, again, contributes L$ 500 to the prize money
So there is L$ 2000 to win
T.R.A.C.S at River Island
Jacques Cousteau, fishes, mermaids, or Atlantis.....................

"Under the Sea" is a song from Disney's 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid, composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman. It is influenced by the Calypso style of the Caribbean. The song was performed in the film by Samuel E. Wright. The track won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1989.

Disney Studio has been criticized for using Sebastian to portray Jamaicans as lazy (under the sea, you don't need to get a job)...drawing attention to the line:

"Up on the shore they work all day 
Out in the sun they slave away 
While we devotin' 
Full time to floatin' 
Under the sea! "

The song is a plea by the crab Sebastian imploring Ariel to remain sea-bound, and resist her desire to become a human in order to spend her life with Prince Eric, with whom she has fallen in love. Sebastian warns of the struggles of human life while at the same time expounding the benefits of a care-free life underwater.

Samuel E. Wright (born November 20, 1946) is an American film and theater actor and singer who is best known as the voice of Sebastian in Disney's The Little Mermaid, for which he provided the main vocals to "Under the Sea", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Wright also played the part of Mufasa in the original cast of The Lion King on Broadway. Another accomplishment of his was voicing Kron the Iguanodon in Disney's CGI film Dinosaur.

Jacques Cousteau was born June 11, 1910 in a small town called St.-Andre’-de-Cubzac, which is north 
of Bordeaux in France. Cousteau always had a fascination with the sea and with the art of film making and it would be these two interests that would shape his life forever. He began a production company at the age of 16 which produced numerous films, often with Cousteau himself playing the part of the villain in these silent pictures. He joined the French Navy in 1930 because of his “love for water and desire to travel and see the world.” However, in 1935, a serious automobile accident left him partially paralyzed without the use of his arms. After 8 months of intensive therapy, Cousteau regained the mobility in his arms and he began to focus his attention on the underwater world.

In 1936, Cousteau pioneered the use of waterproof housings for movie cameras and he shot his first underwater film. It was in 1943, though, that Cousteau made what many consider to be his greatest contribution to the effort of underwater exploration. Working with Emile Gagnon, Cousteau developed the first SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) regulator and, suddenly, mankind was free to “stay longer, go deeper” and capture on film what he saw. For generations to come, the Oceans would now be accessible to many and the sport of SCUBA diving was born.

In 1950, the next step in Cousteau’s dream was fulfilled when he acquired the Calypso, a former minesweeper, and converted her to an oceanographic vessel dedicated to exploring the ocean for scientific purposes. The Calypso would faithfully serve Cousteau for 46 years, until she would sink in a boating accident in Singapore Harbor early in 1996. Calypso’s maiden voyage, however, in 1950 would take Cousteau to the Red Sea to study Coral Reefs.
The ship is named after the Greek mythological figure Calypso.

Cousteau died at the age of 87 on June 25, 1997 of a heart attack while recovering from a respiratory illness.

Under The Sea

Sebastian (spoken): Ariel, listen to me.
 The human world, it's a mess!
 Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there...

(singing) The seaweed is always greener
 In somebody else's lake

You dream about going up there
 But that is a big mistake

Just look at the world around you
 Right here on the ocean floor

Such wonderful things surround you
 What more are you looking for

Under the sea, under the sea
 Darlin' it's better
 Down where it's wetter,
 Take it from me

Up on the shore they work all day
 Out in the sun they slave away
 While we devotin'
 Full time to floatin'
 Under the sea *laughs*

Down here all the fish are happy
 As off through the waves they roll

The fish on the land ain't happy
 They're sad 'cause they're in a bowl

But fish in the bowl is lucky
 They're in for a worser fate

One day when the boss gets hungry
 Guess who's goin' be on the plate (uh-oh)

Under the sea, under the sea
 Nobody beats us
 Fry us and eat us in fricasee

We what the land folks loves to cook
 Under the sea we off the hook

We got no troubles
 Life is the bubbles

Under the sea (under the sea),
 Under the sea (under the sea),
 Since life is sweet here
 We got the beat here naturally (naturally)

Even the sturgeon an' the ray
 They get the urge an' start to play

We got the spirit
 You got to hear it under the sea

The newt play the flute
 The carp play the harp
 The plaice play the bass
 And they're soundin sharp.
 The bass play the brass
 The chub play the tub
 The fluke is the duke of soul

They ray he can play
 He lings on the strings
 He trout rockin' out
 The blackfish she sings
 The smelt and the sprat
 They know where it's at
 An' Oh. That blowfish blow!!!

 Under the sea (under the sea)
 Under the sea (under the sea)
 When the sardine begin the beguine it's music to me
 (Music is to me)
 What do they got... a lot of sand
 We got a hot crustacean band

Each little clam here
 Know how to jam here under the sea

Each little slug here
 Cuttin' a rug here under the sea

Each little snail here
 Know how to wail here
 That's why it's hotter under the water
 Ya' we in luck here
 Down in the muck here under the sea!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Medieval Party in Sweetgrass

Group Notice From: Sweetgrass Sim Group, Ganymede Gynoid
Sunday we travelled back to the Middle Ages! Kings, squires, lords and monks filled the hot Sweetgrass disco. DJ Frankie supplied us with appropriate tunes. Sitting on his horse Aitalas watched all dancers of whom Cedric, Frankie, Gay, Honzo, Pietro and himself won the contest. Congrats boys! 
You can see the pictures at  (Press Play at the top left to start the show.) 
Next Sunday we have a Mexican Fiesta Party with DJ Rik! 
 ▲Sweetgrass Pool and Disco
 ▲▼ Ganymede making his famous:
Picture of the winners