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English accents – British accents

♦ American comedian Elon Gold ↓ …on English accents

You know, the problem that here in America, when it comes to the English, we mistake accents with intelligent; right? We think they’re smart, because no matter what they’re talking about, they sound quite intelligent.

It doen’t really matter; they […]

Sports

• Vocabulary … [01] ⇔ [02] ⇔ [vid] ⇔ [vidquiz]⇐

•→Body movements←

A-K ⇐… Sports illustrated …⇒ L-Z

• Quizzes: →[01]← / →[02]←

∞ Guessing Game⇐[pairwork sports worksheet]

¤ Extreme sports⇐

Sports classified as […]

Spondulicks

¤ Pictionaries . . . ⇒[01]⇐ / ⇒[02]⇐

• Money Idioms . . . ⇒[01] ⇔ [02] ⇔ [03]⇐ Be closed-fisted : To be very stingy. Be pressed for money : To be very rich. Be rolling in money : When you have a lot of money. Live on a shoe string […]

Flora & Fauna

•→ http://www.languageguide.org/english/vocabulary/plants/⇐

⇑ Root, Stem & Leaf / Flower, Fruit & Seed ⇓

ψ → TREES ⇓ // •→From Tree to Timber ⇐[tasks]

•→ Idioms [Plants – Flowers – Trees]← ¤ Grass ··· Pot … Ganja […]

The Internet … 45 years on

◊ A 2009 animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet. The history is told using the PICOL icons on picol.org ↓ [Melih Bilgil]

 

•→ Twitter Explained // •→ Wikileaks⇐[doc]

• Computer glossary … →[01]← / →[02]←

• Computer vocabulary … →[01]← / →[02]←

Imperialism & War

The actions by which one nation is able to control other usually smaller or weaker nations. The two primary methods of imperialism are military conquest and political diplomacy.

♦ David Crystal ↑ Will English Always Be the Global Language?

Food for Thought

BET YOU CAN’T! Science Impossibilities to Fool You ⇒

V. COBB and K. DARLING Illustrated by MARTHA WESTON

Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings ↓

•→Science Of Persuasion⇐

•→ Iain McGilchrist_The […]

The Middle East

↓ This Land Is Mine [from Nina Paley]

◊→ Israel_Birth Of A Nation ⇐

The 1948 Arab–Israeli War, known to Israelis as the War of Independence (Hebrew: מלחמת העצמאות or מלחמת הקוממיות‎, Milkhemet Ha’atzma’ut or Milkhemet Hakomemmiyut or Hebrew: מלחמת השחרור‎, Milkhemet Hashikhrur literally “war of liberation”) — was fought between […]

A U S T R A L I A

¤ Ethnocide in the Outback

An animated history of Australia, from European discovery to modern days; funny, slapstick humour, with a little satire thrown in ↓

◊ Australian Aboriginal Genocide ↓ [info from Australian government sources]

◊ Aboriginal History ↓ From the Dreamtime to the arrival of the British…till now.

American First Nations

⇐indians.org/nativewire-american-indian-videos

¤ →Oral tradition – storytelling⇐

Θ A collection of Native American folktales and traditional stories: indexed tribe by tribe to make them easier to locate ↓

•→www.native-languages.org/legends⇐

Θ Links to several stories of Native American Indian Lore from several Tribes across Turtle Island ↓

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A m e r i c a

•→ http://projectbritain.com/americanbritish.html←

British English ↔ American English↔

Hello! – Hullo!

♦ John Green kicks off Crash Course US History ↓

⇓ Michael Moore‘s Black History

· · · A […]

Canucks

Well, good evening ladies and gentlemen. My name is Jim Carrey ↑ and how are you this evening? Alrightly then. I grew up in Canada… Is there anybody here from Canada? Now I used to get really upset when I told people where I came from down in Los Angeles, […]

Ireland = Eire + Ulster

A tourist walks into a Dublin pub looking for directions and encounters Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly at the bar. Ding Dong insists on telling him the “real” history of Ireland over a number of pints. From the Normans to the Famine to 1916 and the sex shops of O’Connell Street, […]

Wales

•→ Visions of Wales ←• “We have for you tonight a fine young comic who’s been nominated for just every new comedy award going, but it hasn’t been easy for him because he’s come up against lots of prejudice and discrimination to get where he is today. Yes, folks, he’s Welsh. Please go absolutely mad […]

Magic & Technology

A magician and illusionist for the 21st century, Marco Tempest blends cutting-edge technology with the flair and showmanship of Houdini. ♦ A MAGICAL TALE WITH AUGMENTED REALITY ↓

Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity – all while working extraordinary illusions with […]

The Living Edens

Brazilian-born Sebastiao Salgado, who shoots only using Kodak film, is known for his incredibly long-term projects, which require extensive travel and extreme lifestyle changes. Workers took seven years to complete and contained images of manual laborers from 26 countries, while Migrations took six years in 43 different […]

Jameos del Agua [Lanzarote]

Superb performance of Eno’s atmospheric friends in 1989 at Lanzarote magic venue: a volcanic tunnel lodging a natural lake originated by filtration through the rock which lies below sea-level ↓

• Michael Brook ← • Harold Budd ← • Laraaji ←

. . . Roger […]

Vintage TV

∇ Fawlty Towers

Basil (the owner of the small hotel in Devon which gave name to the TV series) has communication problems with Manuel (his mistreated employee from Barcelona) ↓

Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made […]

Sleeve Art

Album cover art is often considered to be one of the “extincted” fields in modern graphics design. In times when digital copies are cheaper and quicker to get, album covers have somehow lost their importance as less and less customers actually buy CDs and LPs in the stores.

♦ THE ART […]

Op Art

¤ Optical Illusions drawn with SPIEGELKUNSTENAAR (MIRROR ARTIST) ↓

→ http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/Hans.Kuiper/optillus.htm ¤ Trust your brains? ↓ Practice your Spanish with this slideshare

Alucina ↑ from FRANCISCO 1. What’s our brains up to…! 2. If you see anything turning – you’re in need for a holiday!!! Stare at each circle in isolation and you’ll see […]