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This caterpillar wears its old molted heads as hats

From  : As the caterpillar of the moth Uraba lugens grows, it sheds its exoskeleton – but rather than getting rid of the previous head section, it stays attached to its body to create a bizarre “hat”. This has earned it the nickname the mad hatterpillar, after the Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. […] U. lugens moults up to 13 times while in its caterpillar phase, with the tower of heads starting to be built from the fourth moult. As the caterpillar grows, each ...
Tags: Post, News, Lewis Carroll, Alice, Caterpillar, Queensland Australia, Alan Henderson, Caterpillars, Cool Hats, Uraba, Animals In Hats, Weird Bugs, Gigi Li


VA Background Check Expansion Push Ignores Reality and Less-Intrusive Alternative

VA Background Check Expansion Push Ignores Reality and Less-Intrusive Alternative, iStock-884220580 U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “An Alexandria nonprofit is working to get every state to improve its background checks on gun purchasers, and Democratic lawmakers are taking notice,” a sympathetic ALXNow promotional piece masked as a news report asserts. “Safer Country was founded in 2019 by Alexandria attorney Paul Alan Friedman with the mission of taking firearms away from dangerous people. Friedm...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Virginia, Chicago, Democrats, Lewis Carroll, Resistance, Baltimore, Bids, Irs, Alice, Alexandria, Oklahoma City, Background Checks, Friedman, David Codrea


Pop Culture Imports: ‘Volver,’ ‘A Whisker Away,’ ‘Alice,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) With businesses re-opening and the sun shining, it’s probably tempting to go out and enjoy the summer right now. And while I can’t tell you what you can or can’t do, I can encourage you to stay at home instead and continue to brush up on your quarantine viewing with some fantastic foreign-language films. This week’s Pop Culture Imports includes a sumptuous Pedro Almodóvar mother-daughter...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Movies, Spain, Features, Chile, Pedro Almodóvar, Lewis Carroll, Penélope Cruz, Madrid, Hulu, Hayao Miyazaki, Alice, Weezer, Garcia, Paula


‘Chariots of Fire,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor Ian Holm dies at 88

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS LONDON — Ian Holm, a versatile British actor whose long career included roles in “Chariots of Fire” and “The Lord of the Rings” has died. He was 88. Holm died peacefully Friday morning in a hospital, surrounded by his family and carer, his agent Alex Irwin said in a statement. His illness was Parkinson’s-related. “His sparkling wit always accompanied a mischievous twinkle in his eye,” Irwin said. “Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.’...
Tags: London, Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, US, Sport, World news, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Associated Press, Napoleon Bonaparte, Lewis Carroll, Jfk, Royal Shakespeare Company, Harold Pinter


Magical Ideas and Creative Solutions

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke A Magical Idea is a brilliant solution to a challenge with a “minor” proviso: it is unrealistic, not feasible, not implementable, impossible! When the Magical Idea is in some way transformed into a realizable project, it becomes a Creative Solution. In practice here’s the method a...
Tags: Business, Disruption, Innovation, Arthur C Clarke, Angelina Jolie, Lewis Carroll, Alice, Nicosia, Leonardo Di Caprio, Culture & Values, de Bono, Creative Solutions, Michael Cullen, Arthur Clarke, Hubert Jaoui


Snake on the bike path.

Yesterday... I got to talking with some little kids — who were doing this mountain bike path on strider bikes — and they had the idea of a snake on a bike. Their dad suggested a lizard. Yeah, a lizard on a bike makes sense... compared to a snake on a bike.In the category of impossible things, some are more believable than others.That makes me think of :Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said. "One can't believe impossible things.""I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Que...
Tags: Photography, Law, Snakes, Biking, Lewis Carroll, Alice, Ann Althouse


50 Awesome Quotes on Possibility

1. "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi 2. "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll 3. "I'm grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes." - Eckart Tolle 4. "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." - Miguel de Cervantes 5. "The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life...
Tags: Quotes, Innovation, Henry Moore, Lewis Carroll, Walt Disney, St Francis, Miguel De Cervantes, Assisi, Eckart Tolle


Pop Culture Imports: ‘Céline and Julie Go Boating,’ ‘The Artist,’ ‘Cinema Paradiso,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) Right now, in another life, the Cannes Film Festival would be showing hundreds of attendees the most prestigious arthouse films in the world. But since we’re not living that life, why not brush up on some international classics from the comfort of your home? Pop Culture Imports is here to provide you with all your subtitled needs, whether it’s a surreal French New Wave comedy or the late...
Tags: South Korea, Hollywood, Movies, France, Features, Nato, Italy, Moscow, Belgium, Brussels, Lewis Carroll, Michel Hazanavicius, Cannes film festival, Celine, Alice, Ennio Morricone


Police shooting triggers calls for widespread culture change among Austin PD leadership

"Off with their heads," the Queen of Hearts famously declared in Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass."Yesterday the Austin Justice Coalition, more than two dozen other community groups including Just Liberty, and numerous other community leaders (many of them appointees to city boards and commissions) made that same declaration, calling for the firing of Austin police chief Brian Manley, his chief of staff, the assistant city manager in charge of public safety, and for the reassignment...
Tags: Law, Austin, Lewis Carroll, Taylor, Apd, Austin City Council, Legislature, UT, AJC, Ramos, Manley, Queen of Hearts, Christopher Taylor, Acevedo, Public Safety Commission, Gritsforbreakfast


Deceptive VA Gun Grab Enabled by Deliberately Changed Demographics

Mr. Jefferson could not be reached for comment – which is probably OK since his statue will no doubt be coming down anyway, as soon as the “fundamental transformation” is complete. (Moms Demand Action – VA/Facebook) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- “Virginia Democrats Delivered on Gun Violence Prevention,” an ARL Now promo piece by Del. Patrick Hope, Democrat, naturally, claims. “Virginia Democrats made gun violence prevention a central campaign theme in the 2019 election. Legislators finally listene...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Virginia, India, US, Democrats, House, New York Times, Korea, Lewis Carroll, Resistance, Alice, Background Checks, Jefferson, Queen of Hearts, David Codrea


50 Awesome Quotes on Possibility

1. "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi 2. "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll 3. "I'm grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes." - Eckart Tolle 4. "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." - Miguel de Cervantes 5. "The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life ...
Tags: Quotes, Innovation, Henry Moore, Lewis Carroll, Walt Disney, St Francis, Miguel De Cervantes, Assisi, Eckart Tolle


15 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, March 13-19

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic, this stage version combines the wonder of childhood with the magic of stage design. When: Friday-Saturday, March 6-7 at 8 p.m.; Sunday March 8 at 2 p.m. See website for other showtimes. Where: A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd, Pasadena Tickets: $25, student rush with ID an hour before performance $20. See website for other offers. Information: www.anoisewithin.org. 626-356-3121 ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ The Inla...
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15 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, March 6-12

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘A Body of Water’   The Actors Co-op Theatre Co. presents a play by Lee Blessing about a couple who wake up in an unfamiliar house and are confused and worried about why they are there. When: Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday through March 15. Also, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22. Where: Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. Tickets: $35; $30 ages 60 and older; $25 students.  Information: 323-462-8460. www.actorsco-op.org ‘Alice in Wonderland...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, California, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Lewis Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Gardens, Stella, Alice, Southern California, Rudyard Kipling, San Bernardino, Lewis


Grammar in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll was a mathematically-inclined poet who published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 and Through the Looking-Glass in 1872 as well a number of poems and math and logic texts. Last summer I saw an outdoor production of Alice in Wonderland and it reminded me of all the linguistics in the two books. Carroll touches on questions of homophony, meaning, reference, syntax, pragmatics, and ambiguity in Alice’s various interactions or imaginings in her Wonderland.Puns abound, as when t...
Tags: Books, Lewis Carroll, Wonderland, Alice, Carroll, Plato, Humpty Dumpty, Grice, Martin Gardner, White King, Humpty Dumpty Alice, Marina Yaguello, Cratylus Socrates, Humpy


Lytil Boke.

Alison Flood reports for the Guardian on a timeless classic: From Horrid Henry to Just William, naughty children are not difficult to find in children’s books today. But bad behaviour isn’t confined to recent decades – a manuscript from 1480, which has been digitised for the first time by the British Library, gives an insight into the antics of medieval children, as it exhorts them to “pyke notte thyne errys nothyr thy nostrellys” – don’t pick your ears or your nostrils – and to “spette not ovyr...
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Do new Fry’s closures signal the company’s end?

Fry’s Electronics, a retail fixture in Southern California selling everything from laptop computers to Segways, is shedding stores again. The San Jose-based company insists the downsizing is not a death knell for Fry’s as some have speculated. Spokesman Manuel Valerio said Wednesday the electronics chain is changing its business model and downsizing its footprint where needed. “You may be aware from earlier reports that Fry’s is in the process of transitioning to a vendor/consignment model,” Val...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, News, China, Atlanta, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, San Jose, Lewis Carroll, Houston, Local News, Orange County, Smith, Cbre


Steven Sater On Adapting ‘Alice By Heart’ From a Musical to a Book

When producers approached lyricist Steven Sater (“Spring Awakening”) to adapt Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” into a musical, his initial reaction was to recoil. His initial thought was that the book didn’t have a beginning, middle and an ending. But Sater pulled it off with his production of “Alice By Heart.” After an off-Broadway […]
Tags: Awards, Broadway, Lewis Carroll, Sater, Steven Sater, Alice by Heart, Spring Awakening


"Non-toxic masculinity."

There's a phrase.I saw it on the front page of The New Yorker.Inside, the article is titled "What Charles Portis Taught Us."* Charles Portis —who died this week at the age of 86 — was the author of the book "True Grit."Portis’s diffident, modestly gallant characters were a world away from the marital bonfires and priapisms of other male writers of his crop—Roth, Updike, Yates. His male heroes practiced a masculinity that by the standards of the day was uniquely (and unfashionably) nontoxic. It’s...
Tags: Writing, Law, Lewis Carroll, Alice, Puns, Portnoy, Portis, Charles Portis, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Jimmy Burns, Roth Updike Yates


Alice In Wonderland Sherpa Blanket

Are we all mad here, or is this extra cozy blanket the best thing ever? Fans of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland will love snuggling up to this sherpa fleece-lined blanket, featuring an iconic image of Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole (which is filled in with text from the story). Gift it to the bookworm in your life, toss it at the foot of your little one’s bed, or drape it across your sofa for visitors to admire. Made in China and printed in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Tags: Shopping, China, Lewis Carroll, Wonderland, Alice


How to diversify the classics. For real.

As (I hope) Barnes and Noble and Penguin Random House have just learned, appropriating the concept of diverse books for an opportunistic rebranding insults the idea they claim to honor.If you were off-line last week, here’s a brief recap. The bookseller and publisher announced (and then abandoned) plans to publish “Diverse Editions” – not books by writers of color or from minoritized communities, but a dozen classic books with new cover art depicting the protagonists as ethnically diverse. An Af...
Tags: Books, Featured, Atlanta, Literature, Jordan, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, Peter Pan, Pacific, PIP, Penguin Random House, Dick, Alice, Thomas, Melville, Barnes


50 Awesome Quotes on Possibility

1. "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi 2. "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll 3. "I'm grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes." - Eckart Tolle 4. "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." - Miguel de Cervantes 5. "The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life ...
Tags: Quotes, Innovation, Henry Moore, Lewis Carroll, Walt Disney, St Francis, Miguel De Cervantes, Assisi, Eckart Tolle


Did Lewis Carroll Say ‘Everyone Wants a Magical Solution for Their Problem’?

There are many lands: some of them have magic, some do not, and some need it.
Tags: News, Lewis Carroll


Fantasy Carroll, Lewis: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (illus-Rackham). v1. 10 Jan 2020

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1832–1898) “Proem” by Austin Dobson (1840–1921) Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1867–1939) On a sleepy summer afternoon, Alice follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit-hole, and thus begins her astonishing adventures in Wonderland. More than 150 years after its first appearance, this delightful children’s classic is still beloved by readers of all ages. Charming illustrations by the incomparable artist Arthur Rackham can only add to the fun. ...
Tags: Books, Kindle Books, Lewis Carroll, Alice, Carroll, Cheshire, Bruno, Rackham, Sylvie, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Arthur Rackham, Carroll Lewis, Austin Dobson, Bruno Sylvie, Queen of Hearts Tweedledum, USA Alice


Fantasy Browne, Maggie: Wanted—A King (illus). v1. 10 Jan 2020

Wanted—A King OR How Merle Set the Nursery Rhymes to Rights by Maggie Browne Pseudonym of Margaret Hamer Andrewes (1864–1937) Illustrated by Harry Furniss (1854–1925) Merle, confined to bed to recover from a serious fall, finds herself in the land of Endom. The nursery rhyme characters who live there ask her help to vanquish and banish the wicked Grunter Grim, who has subverted the happy verses into very unpleasant experiences. This will not be an easy task for Merle, but she is determin...
Tags: Books, Usa, Kindle Books, Lewis Carroll, Alice, Merle, Hamer, Arthur Rackham, Harry Furniss, Browne Maggie, Maggie Browne Pseudonym, Margaret Hamer Andrewes, Maggie Browne, Margaret Andrewes, Betty Barber


Hear Neil Gaiman Read A Christmas Carol Just as Dickens Read It

Image by New York Public Library Last Christmas, we featured Charles Dickens' hand-edited copy of his beloved 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. He did that hand editing for the purposes of giving public readings, a practice that, in his time, "was considered a desecration of one’s art and a lowering of one’s dignity." That time, however, has gone, and many of the most prestigious writers alive today take the reading aloud of their own work to the level of art, or at least high entertainment, tha...
Tags: Google, Asia, College, Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allan Poe, Los Angeles, History, Bbc, Nypl, Literature, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, New York Public Library, Dickens, Facebook Twitter, Gaiman


A La Carte (December 23)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection of titles. We used to be able to count on Crossway for some new deals each Monday; I wonder if and when they will return… (Yesterday on the blog: A Prayer for a Sunday Evening) The Courage To Say “Help” This is so true. “It is hard to ask for help. Hard to admit our brokenness. Hard to accept, in our individualistic society, that we can’t manage alone. Hard to open ourselves up to potential rejection or ridicule. And hard t...
Tags: White House, India, Blogging, Jesus, Caa, God, Parliament, Lewis Carroll, Donald Trump, Trump, Sanders, A La Carte, Mother Theresa, Christianity Today, Handel, Humpty Dumpty


Swalwell ‘Guilty’ Charge Unintentionally Exposes Absurdity of Red Flag Laws

Swalwell ‘Guilty’ Charge Unintentionally Exposes Absurdity of Red Flag Laws U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)-“We can only conclude that you’re guilty,’” Rep. Eric Swalwell told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tuesday, Fox News reports. He was trying to exploit President Donald Trump’s refusal to buckle to Democrat demands on impeachment documents and witnesses. “In America, innocent men do not hide and conceal evidence,” Swalwell pressed on. “They are forthcoming and they want to cooperate and the president is ac...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, America, Cnn, Fox News, Lewis Carroll, Resistance, Donald Trump, Trump, Wolf Blitzer, David Codrea, Mark Meadows, Eric Swalwell, Gun Rights News, RKBA, Firearms News


Who Was Thomas Edison? A Genius, Of Course, But Beyond That…

“On a single day, when he was 40 and full of innovative fire, he had jotted down 112 ideas for ‘new things,’ among them a mechanical cotton picker, a snow compressor, an electrical piano, artificial silk, a platinum-wire ice slicer, a system of penetrative photography (presaging radiology by 12 years), and a product unlikely to occur to anyone else, except perhaps Lewis Carroll: ‘Ink for the Blind.’ ” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Lewis Carroll, Thomas Edison, 11.27.19


Paris’s digital art museum launches ambitious interactive competition

Atelier des Lumières opens festival dedicated to graphic and immersive digital design, with surreal and exciting results Out of the darkness of the large stone foundry in Paris, Alice in Wonderland emerges. Flitting between the dimly lit woodland which has popped up around us and in search of adventures, Alice is off to explore a succession of surreal worlds as pop music thuds around the venue and it feels like we – gallery visitors – are running through the trees with her. In the distance, the ...
Tags: France, Turkey, Paris, Lewis Carroll, Alice, Johnny Hallyday, France Ireland, Atelier des Lumieres, Paris Alice


A Journey Through Always-On Influencer Marketing with Ashley Zeckman #MPB2B

What is that makes Alice in Wonderland so powerful and resonant? It’s a tale that’s been retold – through books, movies, TV, video games, and various other content formats – time and time again. Terms like “down the rabbit hole” and “through the looking glass” are now fixtures in our collective lexicon. Almost everyone is familiar with Lewis Carroll’s whimsical world of fantasy. Why? There are many reasonable answers, but for me, it comes down to the characters. From Alice to the Ma...
Tags: Seo, B2b Marketing, Lewis Carroll, Influencer Marketing, Sap, Alice, Toprank Marketing, Digital Strategy, Cheshire, Ashley, Ashley Zeckman, Tweedle Dee, MarketingProfs B2B Forum, Ashley Zeckman MPB2B, Influencer Marketing Marketers