Wednesday, November 28, 2007

CNN about UFO conference last week

Those people believe in UFOs... they've seen them!

THANKSGIVING... by William Burroughs

My history colleague M. Rousseaux advised me to have a look at this video and i thought i would post it here.
It is an extremely sour and ironical poem by William S. Burroughs who trashes his country and denounces many of its flaws.

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1986

For John Dillinger
In hope he is still alive

Thanks for the wild turkey and the Passenger Pigeons, destined to be shit out through
wholesome American guts —
Thanks for a Continent to despoil and poison —
Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger —
Thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin, leaving the carcasses to rot —
Thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes —
Thanks for the AMERICAN DREAM to vulgarize and falsify until the bare lies shine through —
Thanks for the KKK, for nigger-killing lawmen feeling their notches, for decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces —
Thanks for “Kill a Queer for Christ” stickers —
Thanks for laboratory AIDS —
Thanks for Prohibition and the War Against Drugs —
Thanks for a country where nobody is allowed to mind his own business —
Thanks for a nation of finks — yes,
Thanks for all the memories… all right, let’s see your arms… you always were a headache and you always were a bore —
Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Somewhere beyond the sea

A special one just for you Rea
Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waitin' for me
My lover stands on golden sand
And watches the ships that go sailin'

Somewhere beyond the sea
She's there watchin' for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms I'd go sailin'

It's far beyond the star
It's near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon

We'll meet beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be, beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailin'

***INSTRUMENTAL BREAK***

I know beyond a doubt,
My heart will lead me there soon
We'll meet, I know we'll meet
Beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be, beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailin'

(No more sailin')
(So long sailin')
(Byebye sailin')


Sunday, November 18, 2007

New York, New York

Start spreading the news
I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
And make a brand new start of it
New York, New York
I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.

I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Social Sciences video

Trouvé sur le blog SOS SES, ce dessin animé qui vante les mérites du fordisme : tout y est, l’apologie de la division du travail comme système le plus efficace, les gains de productivité et leurs utilisations (salaires => consommation de masse et profits => accumulation du capital et production de masse), la recherche de la rationalité économique, la concurrence qui sanctionne les meilleurs... Il s’agit d’un court-métrage américain de 1949 de John Sutherland, en pleine guerre froide, c’est donc un film de propagande.



recommended by M. Gilson.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Unknown unknowns...



So...
The first of my students who sends me AT ARAGO2311 AT GMAIL.COM.......
gets a 20/20...

Umm feel in any way tempted to try???

WOW! GREAT RECIPES...

Yummy!
Videos for cooks and all those who like/want/need to cook too.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/video_guide/

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Not schemes and wars but dreams and morals ...will prevail!

Keith Olbermann, a famous U.S. journalist, news anchor and political commentator as well as a radio sportscaster is attacking George W. Bush very straightforwardly!!!
You may find the video difficult to understand but I believe it's worth trying.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

WHY WE FIGHT

A 90 minutes movie in two parts.
In English and dubbed in French or subtitled. You will hear some ...American.
It is a recent film asking a crucial question: war.

http://www.dailymotion.com/moebyous/video/xqvqf_why-we-fight_news

http://www.dailymotion.com/moebyous/video/xqw0a_why-we-fight-2_news

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Below, beginning of the video script with a few blanks...

HEAR HEAR !!!
The first five pupils who will send the missing words to arago2311@gmail.com
will get a good mark!

video



That's quite an image isn't it?Well check this out.
Across ...................., Africa .................................................south-east Asia, elephants are attacking. They're ................................... villages, crops, killing people and each other.
In fact, during the early ............................, there were a number of cases of elephants raping and killing rhinoceros.
Also, near Bangladesh, elephants killed ...................... people between 2000 and 2004.
and it's not just happening in the wild ... elephants in ..................................... can be violent as well. So what ..................................................?
Well, researchers are looking into it and they say that people are moving into elephant territory, disrupting ............................................................................ and some experts think that elephants are in fact ...................................................................... Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and hence, lashing out.

But, there's one place that................................................................................................. . It's called "The Elephant Sanctuary" in Hohenwald, Tennessee....