TIL: About the Chapman Stick


Posted on December 14th, 2013 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, Art, Weird Stuff.

Today I learned about an instrument called the Chapman Stick – It been around since the 1970′s. This musical instrument is freaking awesome. What can I say. I love innovative things. This really is a cool instrument that looks like a guitar, but played like a Piano. Seems to be harder to master then the piano as this instrument has what is called texture. Take a look as the following videos, and you will see what I mean. The Chapman stick is fully customizable to the player. It has incredible pickup and only a slight touch of the strings makes some beautiful music.  I will let the following videos speak for themself. ENJOY.

What is a Chapman Stick by Emmett Chapman

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Jazz Improv – AZUL 

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Jerry Seinfelds Productivity Secret


Posted on December 8th, 2013 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, GTD, Hack.

I just learned today (TIL) about Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret. It really is quite simple to follow or do. Get a yearly Calendar. Something like this one.  Here is where you can keep track of something you want to change. Say you want to dedicate yourself to exercising, or taking a photo a day, or as Jerry did an hour of writing each day. When you accomplish that for that day you get to cross off that day with a marker. You want to keep the chain of days going and not skip any. This keep you motivated and see your progress. If you want to learn more about this technique. Take a look at Lifehacker’s Article on Jerry Seinfelds Productivity Secret. What a great little tip to get you working towards your goal.


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Let It Snow – New Google Easter Egg (Christmas Gift)


Posted on December 17th, 2011 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, Web Service.

Go ahead – you know you want to try it – Go to Google.Com and type in Let It Snow in the search and it will fill your screen with Snow and Frost over your window that you can scrape off with your mouse cursor.

It is pretty cool.  Consider it a little pre Christmas gift from Google.

Merry Christmas – Make sure to Check out Santa Dance and Learn the True Meaning of Christmas.

Merlin


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Anne Hathaway Rapping about the Batman Dark Knight Rises Photographers


Posted on August 17th, 2011 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, Movies, Photography, Pittsburgh, Video, YouTube.

Since watching all the Batman Dark Night Rises – Filming that is going on around Pittsburgh, I thought this was a funny rap in the Style of Lil’ Wayne.

I know several of the “Normal” photographers out there. I have not seen any of the Paparazzi. But I am just trying to get out of town with all the traffic.

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This Video is Anne Hathaway’s Lil’ Wayne Style Paparazzi Rap as shown on Conan on TBS

Seeing all the streets closed and all of the snow covered roads as I am sweating was quite a weird look and feel. The tumblers look great. I really can’t wait to see this movie next year.


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