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Video scribing

Posted by Jeff Jewett on June 28, 2016 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

You've probably seen one before. It's a video that shows a person's hand writing words on a white background. I don't know how it works but it's quite fascinating. You enter the text you want into the software and it formats the writing. I've been trying one out this year called Video Scribe. As with all software, it can be glitchy and difficult to export, but that could just be my own technical inexperience. I'm including a link to the one that I posted on YouTube recently. I produced it for...

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The Wilhelm Screem

Posted by Jeff Jewett on October 4, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It seems remarkable that one of the most famous vocalizations recorded in North American films and TV is the scream. It's a sound clip from a 1951 movie that has been edited in over 200 times in various movies such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Disney cartoons. The actor who voiced the famous scream was Sheb Wooley and it was first used in The Charge at Feather Creek. Obviously, Shebs vocalization has been deemed so effective that it has echoed through the decades to be the most famous scre...

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If Only I Had Hair

Posted by Jeff Jewett on September 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

If Only I Had Hair

According to Stylecraft, a skin care consultant firm, there's a new hair lose remedy. Honey, Yes that's right, they prescribed honey for those who are follicly challenged. There's a multitude of companies who suggest a variety of cures for those who have little or no hair. There are all manner of herbal, chemical, natural and unnatural options that may to solve hair issues. I know men and ladies who have been at various states of desperation to find answers the their ...

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Yes, I Can

Posted by Jeff Jewett on September 5, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Sept 5 2014

Yes,I Can

Root beer was popularized in 1876 by dentist Charles Hires and is a drink that is consumed mostly by the North American population. It is rare to find a root beer drink in other parts of the world. What makes North Americans thirsty for this flavor of refreshment? Who knows but I know why I like it. It is different, it is unique. There is something about the way it strikes my palate that sends be back to my childhood. My grandfather took me out to A&W for...

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The Thinker

Posted by Jeff Jewett on August 24, 2014 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Thinker, created by the sculptor Rodin in 1880 depicted Dante in his epic poem, The Divine Comedy. It is considered to be the most important piece of Italian literature. The Thinker is supposed to be Dante sitting looking through the Gates of Hell. Hmmm, I wonder what he saw? The story states that he is deeply contemplating his path to Heaven. To get to God he must travel through hell. I think it would be fair to say that we all seek our own version of heaven. The question is are you wil...

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I'm Smiling

Posted by Jeff Jewett on July 31, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm Smiling Because I Have No Idea What Is Going On

Sometimes there are things that are so clear. You wonder why others can't see what's going on. Other things take work. Apparently, that is what time and space are for....understanding what is going on and making necessary adjustments.


Popcorn!

Posted by Jeff Jewett on July 26, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

During the Great Depression, popcorn was fairly inexpensive at 5–10 cents a bag and became popular. While other businesses failed, the popcorn business thrived and became a source of income for many struggling farmers. During World War II, sugar rations diminished candy production so what did people turn to satisfy the munchies? Popcorn! Apparently they consumed three times as much popcorn as they had before. (Encyclopedia Popcornica 2014) Yes, there really is a popcorn encyclopedia.

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The Benefits to Being Thankful in All Things

Posted by Jeff Jewett on July 12, 2014 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

1. Increased life expectancy

2. Ability to think clearly in diffficult situations

3. Positive effect on relationships

4. It can yield the understanding that there is great wealth in mistakes and failures

5. You become a pleasant person to be around

6. You become wiser

7. It creates the ability to be present and live in the moment


The Unicyclist Message

Posted by Jeff Jewett on June 26, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Colin Pyett is a 17-year-old with an unusual passion. He loves to defy gravity and he does so by riding a unicycle, juggling and practicing levitation. Just to be clear, it's not just any unicycle. He progressed from a regular sized unicycle to a 5 foot unicycle and then to a 7 foot unicycle, he certainly is someone to look up to. Let me bring more clarity, it's not just some juggling, he juggles knives, flames, pins and well almost anything. He was recently ejected from a shopping center bec...

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If You Don't Have the Genes of Happiness Can You Buy Them at an Outlet Store?

Posted by Jeff Jewett on June 19, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

According to researcher Lu Fong, in her article "How Much of Happiness is Due to Genetics?" Approximately 50% of our happiness is due to genetics. Some people have the ability to produce more serotonin. But when it comes down to it, the other 50% is your decision.

Some people cause happiness where ever they go; others when ever they go. Oscar Wilde. So, what happens when you are around?

Our genes do act as supporting characters in the drama of our life but the real show stoppers a...

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