That is really an amazing video. I was watching a young Roma couple this evening carefully sifting through rubbish bins before the truck came, and they were examining each item with the eye of an expert as to whether it was worth anything or not.
This cute little video is going viral in France. Two children wanted to send their toys into space, so their father did it for them. There was a helium balloon to take them up to the stratosphere and a parachute for the return to earth. 20,000 meters is not bad for a little homemade cardboard box contraption.
A news report showed that there was one camera facing the toys and another one facing down to the ground in the bottom of the box. This article explains that it took the father (age 27) 4 months to make everything. The box had to be able to float and the cameras had to be waterproof in case it came down in water. They had trouble finding the box in the corn field, but the GPS tracker came through in the end.
« Quand ils m’ont dit merci et que c’était génial, j’ai craqué, j’ai un peu pleuré » When they said thank you and told me it was wonderful, I cried a little.
Oh, and the trip clearly lasted several hours, because the box travelled 50 kilometers.
There was another news report about this guy yesterday, and they said that he had been approached by several companies for commercial exploitation. He refused all propositions because "I just did it for my kids."
Fascinating, but it might be a bit ethnocentric. Although it is likely that our own culture kept track relatively well of everything they knew was going on, there were probably some pretty grim incidents that took place far from our domain of knowledge.
Awww ~~ I came in here to post & am only now seeing the adorable toys in space. The coolest! Does anyone know what that song is?
The war thing is grim. Humans are jerks.
Because I'm relatively certain that I'm the only person here who subscribes to the Louisiana Farm Bureau youtube channel, I'm generously sharing it here. I started out to only watch the 1st one in this series, the sugar cane planting, but wound up watching all four ~~
Interesting report to watch, Bixa. Growing up on a farm gave me lots of opportunities to get to know some of the farm workers. We had a crew that worked year-round, but a large swarm of mostly migrant workers would appear when it was time for the harvest. Sometimes there was panic and anxiety because the picking crew was on another farm, had gotten behind for some reason, and was delayed in getting over to ours. Timing is everything on a farm.
I saw a crop I couldn't identify while driving through Hastings the other day on the way to St. Augustine. I realize now it was something I hadn't seen since my last trip to South Florida over 20 years ago: sugarcane.
Post by bixaorellana on Sept 29, 2013 22:14:04 GMT
Thanks, Htmb. I was curious about who'd be drawn to watch that report. I watched it for the opposite reason that you did -- because I didn't grow up on a farm, so knew it involved skills and work unknown to me.
Good point about the timing -- yes, I imagine that could cause panic.
I posted a video here yesterday that I had to take down. It was an ad I had seen on television featuring a thin, middle aged, very attractive model. The premise of the ad was that women who wear the particular jean would appear to be skinny, and the only reason this woman was skinny and glamorous was because she was wearing the jeans.
So, I posted the stupid ad here, and then I played it through to make sure it worked. Once it ended the YouTube screen showed four different boxes picturing the model and I noticed that she didn't appear to be wearing clothes in one of the boxes! Clicked on the link and darned if it wasn't what could be considered mildly pornographic with the nude skinny woman cavorting on beds, table tops, etc.
The French and British Academies both give an award to "young" actors. The French call them "best hope" (meilleur espoir) and the British call them "rising stars." The French Academy makes a promotional film every year to showcase (almost) everybody on the preliminary list of new actors who stood out in films over the past year, but the final nominations will only retain 5 women and 5 men. (The BAFTAs only have one award for both sexes.) This is the film for 2014.
^ Interesting video. Just goes to show how women will allow themselves to be pigeonholed into certain stereotypical roles. Did I see it correctly, or did the woman actually have NO boobs at all in that video
And doesn't this demonstrate that men will use that lack of self-esteem in some women for their own benefit? Even to the point of violence? Clearly demonstrated in the role reversal.
The lack of respect for the opposite gender, seems to be almost like a kind of disease, and it never ceases to amaze me. I bet many just don't see it though do they?