Note the overlap in the dates of birth and death:
John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848)
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935)
John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)
Justice Holmes is what has been termed a human wormhole in history. ‘Rasputin Was My Neighbor’ And Other True Tales Of Time Travel
There are people who live long enough to create a link — a one-generation link — to figures from what feels like a distant past, and their presence among us shrinks history. When “Long Ago” suddenly becomes “So I said to him …,” long ago jumps closer.
There are many examples of people who shrink history this way. The blogger Jason Kottke has been collecting examples. He calls them “human wormholes,” because these people help us leap across space/time. Here are my favorites.
[ ]…2. Oliver Wendell Holmes Shakes Hands With Both Presidents Adams And Kennedy
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes lived long enough (1841-1935) to shake hands with both John Quincy Adams (b. 1767) and a young John F. Kennedy (d. 1963). One man, says Kottke, “spanning 200 years of American history.”
Tony Hiss, son of Alger Hiss, says that when his dad clerked for Oliver Wendell Holmes, he remembers Justice Holmes saying that as a kid, his grandmother used to talk of the day at the beginning of the American Revolution when she was 5 years old and stood at her dad’s front window on Beacon Hill in Boston and watched “rank after rank of Redcoats marching through town.” So that’s grandma to grandson to us. Two bounces.
Holmes, who listened to tales of the American Revolutionary War from his grandmother, who shook hands with the 6th president of the U.S. lived long enough to shake hands with the 35th president of the U.S.
ABC News helps promote another unjustified war – Diane Sawyer and Brian Ross belong in a fear-mongering museum
Note that this entire story is based on pure fabrication — not just by accepting as Truth the Israeli and American accusation that Iran is behind these attacks, but far worse, continuously warning about Iranian attacks on synagogues and other targets inside the U.S. There is literally zero evidence that any of that is happening. The text on the website of ABC News displaying the Sawyer/Ross story expressly says: “Federal officials told ABC News that there is so far no specific intelligence of any threat to Israeli interests in the U.S.” (that didn’t make it into the TV broadcast). Yet here we have multiple media outlets — including ABC – issuing incredibly inflammatory “warnings” that Iran may launch Terrorist attacks on Jewish houses of worships and other targets on U.S. soil, all based on pure speculation and fabrication.
We’ve been down this road before. As much as polls over the last couple of years have indicated that the majority of the public thinks Iraq was a mistake – just yesterday (Feb 14) a Fox News host was repeating the long disproved lie that Iraq had something ti do with 9-11.
Starry Night (interactive animation). The title might be a little misleading since it is of a video of an interactive painting. You will not be able to interact with the video.
A (sic) try to visualize the flow of the famous painting “Starry Night” of Vincent Van Gogh.
The user can interact with the animation. Also, the sound responds to the flow.
Made with openframeworks.
One of the commenters brings up an interesting point. The original painting by Van Gogh was done with the intent of creating a kind of motion in the mind of the viewer. The commenter thought that creating the new art was a kind of blasphemy of the original. The new art is a theft or is it mash-up of the old art in the tradition of borrowing pieces of old art to create new. In this blog post an artist used master works of art as an inspiration for sandwiches.