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Watercooler: I See Frozen People

Watercooler: I See Frozen People

Looking for something different to do this weekend?  Well here you go! The annual will be held, rain, snow, or shine this Friday, March 2nd through Sunday the 4th, in the very small mountain community of Nederland, Colorado., one that stretches from Norway to California to Colorado, involving cryonics, deportation, psychics, celebrations, and a dedicated Ice Man. It’s a tale that has captured international attention and sparked a must-attend annual event called Frozen Dead Guy Days.…Before Grandpa Bredo Morstoel died from a heart condition in 1989, he enjoyed a comfortable life in Norway,...

March 2, 2012
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Historical US Income Inequality – Visualized

Historical US Income Inequality – Visualized

Starting less than ninety days ago the OWS/99% movement has changed the political narrative in the US.  Naturally this earns the movement some enemies of both the overt and subtle types. Trying to divide the movement into a (which coincidentally abets Alan Simpson’s “Greedy Geezer” theory) is garbage because the historical income data doesn’t bear that out.The problem is top-down, not young-old. Here’s an animation of . I also run a projection for the income groups if the rules-of-the-income-road were the same for all groups as the top 5%.  (Best viewed in full-screen.)Shadowproof is a...

November 14, 2011
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Watercooler: Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy – And A Little Story

Watercooler: Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy – And A Little Story

Usually, the music to the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy is heard – and a lot during the holiday season – but the actual dance is not so often seen. It’s quite beautiful, so let’s watch it!Now, for the little story part.The charming, bell-like sound prominently featured in this piece of the ballet is from the . It was a weapon in the Russian composer arms race in the late 19th century!  Tschaikowski was determined to be the first to deploy it.Let me back up the story a moment.Tschaikowski’s ballet Sleeping Beauty had been a huge success, and the Imperial Director of Theatres commissioned an...

December 9, 2011
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Food Sunday: Apple Pie (Reprise)

Food Sunday: Apple Pie (Reprise)

Mr. B and I are going to the neighbors Labor Day barbecue tomorrow. The Neighbor (Sandy) said “Bring that apple pie!”So I’m making it today. Here ’tis:Enjoy!Shadowproof is a financially independent news organization. All of our funding comes from small donations made by readers like you.We use your donations to hire freelance writers and cover our operating costs. Monthly membership subscriptions give us the stability we need to make plans while ensuring our organization does not depend on grants or major funders. If you like what you read, support our writers with a donation today. 

September 4, 2011
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Saturday Art: Denver Botanic Gardens "Blossoms of Light" - Shadowproof

Saturday Art: Denver Botanic Gardens "Blossoms of Light" - Shadowproof

Thursday we had a bunch of snow here in Denver. It stopped snowing about 4:00 in the afternoon and there was about 9 inches at my house!Jennifer and Dave () are visiting for the holidays and they along with Mr. B decided to go over and check out the annualThey do it up a little different every year, and Mr. B said that between the brand new snow and how they have arranged everything this year, including heating some ponds so they could keep the fountains running (which you can see in the ) that this was one of the better years, hands down.These are all pictures OMB took. The snow was quite...

October 14, 2019
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Watercooler: Blackout - Shadowproof

Watercooler: Blackout - Shadowproof

SOPA/PIPA SolidairtyShadowproof is a financially independent news organization. All of our funding comes from small donations made by readers like you.We use your donations to hire freelance writers and cover our operating costs. Monthly membership subscriptions give us the stability we need to make plans while ensuring our organization does not depend on grants or major funders. If you like what you read, support our writers with a donation today.

January 19, 2012
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Watercooler: Audri's Rube Goldberg Machine - Monster Trap! - Shadowproof

Watercooler: Audri's Rube Goldberg Machine - Monster Trap! - Shadowproof

Audri Clemmons is seven years old. And Audri Clemmons is AWESOME! From the youtube description:Audri would like to say thanks for all the encouraging comments. He is 7 years old and he can read so please keep it positive. Audri’s inspiration comes from Bill Nye, Beakman, the Mythbusters, and Joseph Herscher. He was especially inspired to make this video after seeing OK GO’s This Too Shall Pass: This kid is a jewel. How aware of reality to plan for initial failures, but ultimate achievement! Did I say Audri was AWESOME?!?!Great parents too, I might add. They’re moderating comments (who can...

March 14, 2012
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