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Fleet Foxes

Vitruvian men in School

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Boom boom boom

Simpson's paradox

The Simpsons paradox is when a statistic can be misinterpreted and not understood correctly.  I randomly read about it today and it reminded me of something I've always heard that didn't make sense. Which I think would be an example of the Simpson Paradox. 
You know how "they" always say that more than 50% of all car accidents happen 5 miles from your home - as a reason to always wear you seat belt? (#'s might be off)  The assumption might be that it's most dangerous to drive around your home - as compared to further away. But if you think about it - the reason there are more accidents around a drivers individual home - isn't that it's more dangerous - but that they are driving in that area more. 
So it's not that it's more dangerous - it's that it's more common.  The more you drive - the more likely you are to have an accident.  The more you drive in a certain area - the more likely you are to have an accident in that area.  You drive arou…

Amazing Mirror Prank

This is hilarious! and so messed up!
"I'm invisible!"

shiba inu white pupy 【超可愛い】【初公開】白柴くもくんの鳴き声

Mocking Mona

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Whip my hair!

Aww look it's WIll Smith's Daughter! Willow Smith

She;s already #2 on Vevo which is the place to go for music videos. She looks like a mini-girl-will-smith. Can you imagine being 9 years old and having almost 1million hits to your music video in one day?

Lisa Gherardini? Is she "Mona Lisa"?

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Lisa Gherardini is the supposed model for Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa." Her remains were found in 2007, but then some how got dumped in a land fill.. This is in the news right now.


If you have been following my blog/book then you know that I don't think Lisa Gherardini was the model for the Mona Lisa.


Da Vinci left the painting untitled and it wasn't until he died and Vasari wrote a biography about him that the title "Mona Lisa was used".


Here's an excerpt from the older version of my book about the Title and sitter:



Taken From Discovering Da Vinci's Daughter

"The next and biggest mystery about the Mona Lisa is who she actually was. Most experts and art historians say that it's Lisa Giacondo, or Lisa Gherardini. This might be true in a different version of the painting, but not the painting we're talking about. It's very possible Da Vinci painted a portrait of Lisa Gherardini but that doesn't mean that this painting is her. Da …

Moving Painting

Kanye West's Video for "Power" was made and inspired by Marco Brambilla, who made "Civilization" which is one of the coolest things i've seen. It reminds me a lot of what you'll be reading about in my book...







Karma

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The Fisker Karma is my favorite new car. It's made by Automotive Designer turned Car Manufacturer Henrik Fisker. He also designed my other favorite car(s) from Aston Martin. He's living one of my dreams, to start a new car company.

This Luxury Hybridr has over 400 horse power, and gets over 100mpg.


The Paint Job on this is awesome!