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Storage and Disposal, thank you for linking to those videos. I enjoyed listening to and watching them. When I wrote that I tend to prefer music composed prior to 1950 that doesn't I don't like any music after that year. I like the human voice more as a musical instrument and so I usually don't care much for the words being sung, but then that is not always the case either. It seemed to me that the women singing in your videos sang with more musicality (I'm not sure if that is the right word to use) as compared to many modern singers. What I mean is that they varied their pitch while singing. Another thing that I like is vocalization without lyrics that is singing without words, which I noticed in a number of the songs including Anna Calvi's No More Words and First Aid Kit - In tbe Hearts of men - Thekla Bristol. Also I'm not too up to date on more recent music so I've not heard any of these songs before which is a plus. What I'm able to do is add these videos to a playlist, both the youtube and vimeo ones and then while I'm sitting in my recliner, cast the videos to my TV and hear the sound through a stereo. So, again thank you for contributing.
Engineering is one of the coolest jobs in the world, but there are so many disciplines it can be a little daunting to choose one for yourself! I wasn't happy with the existing quizzes, they were mostly way too direct (do you like bridges or wires? uh...) or way too career-spammy, and they were all way too serious. So with that in mind I took some personality traits and kinda did my best attempt at mapping them to engineering fields. It's not scientific or accurate because it really doesn't matter, engineers do so many things and move around so much there's no way to predict what path you'll end up on... so relax! This point of this test is to combine the fun of a personality quiz with the usefulness of a career test... hey look at that, fun AND useful? It's getting engineer-y already! Mon May 20 3:00 AM
Television seems to do better in including women than movies. However, prime time television still seems to still have less than 50% female speaking characters. According to a report by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, a sampling of prime-time first run scripted series airing from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015 on broadcast, popular basic cable, premium channels or streaming services showed that approximately 37% of the speaking characters were female. This they compare to 28.7% speaking characters being female in films released in 2014. See here for more detail https://annenberg.usc.edu/sites/default/files/2017/04/07/MDSCI_CARD_Report_FINAL_Exec_Summary.pdf. Further according to a study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego State University, “Overall, 79% of the programs considered featured casts with more male than female characters. 5% had ensembles with equal number of female and male characters. 16% of the programs featured casts with more female than male characters.” The report, which can be found here https://womenintvfilm.sdsu.edu/files/2015-16-Boxed-In-Report.pdf, provides additional statistics on women in television. It is noted that ”This study examines the portrayal of female characters and employment of women in key behind-the-scenes roles on drama, comedy, and reality programs appearing on the broadcast networks, basic and pay cable channels, and on streaming services from September 2015 through May 2016.” This data is for prime-time TV it is possible and maybe likely that daytime TV is more inclusive of women.
As I wrote in the above comment and as I have indicated elsewhere I could be wrong in any analyze and that it is important for viewers to read more than one opinion. It is also the case that Republicans can gain power even when Democrats have greater public support, but that can only go so far. Democratic support, particularly among young people, has been growing and it seems to me it will continue to grow if the Republican Party does not change in a significant way. I do agree that the Supreme Court might reinterpret the restrictions that Roe v Wade places on the states, but that is not overturning the ruling. Also I do believe it is important to work to try and support people that one is favorable toward and I have done this both in regard to my time and in regard to donations.
She was nice enough. Of course I'm an introvert who tends to keep small talk to a minimum and move on so others can get their time with her. More extroverted people may have more memorable interactions but everyone I met, including her, were very cool.
Wil Wheaton was my favorite for the second day of autographs. He was genuinely excited to meet people and he gets excitable when something gets his attention. My girlfriend and I had a photo OP with him and it was great. He has legendary dice curse and we asked him to sign and curse a set of dice.
Yes! I finally adulted and got some of my pictures framed so I could hang them, instead of taping them up. Still have a lot to hang, but I ran out of steam...
I did the opposite. I adulted and got the frames hung but a couple of them are still missing pictures. :lol: I also have some of my art hung up. by Enigma in Random Thu May 2 12:24 PM