A sobering thought starts today's post to the Troubadours; this is the transition week from the last month of summer vacation to the start of school month. School is just around the corner. Teachers are already preparing themselves mentally. Parents are anxiously waiting for their freedom's return. Walmart has their school displays up, calling your attention to their Low Low prices on notebooks, pens, pencils, and erasers.
Yes more lessons,
Yes more books,
Yes for teacher's dirty looks
P.S. You won't believe this, but just as I'm typing this my neighbor across the street has just stepped onto her porch with her 12 year old son. She's shaking crumbs from what appears to be his black and gray school backpack. The coincidence was too good.
Space and Science News
Every 26 months there is an opportunity to send a vehicle from Earth to the planet Mars along an efficient, low-energy trajectory. The trip can take six months or more. Probes to Mars often fail; as of July 2012, the success rate was 47 percent. Since the 1960's many unmanned spacecraft have attempted the journey to Mars, but less than half ever made it, as depicted in this infographic.
After 40 Years, the Popularity of Table Top Gaming
Rises Despite High Tech Competition
Tabletop gamers, new and old alike, say they are drawn to the freedom of a game system that doesn’t limit their choices. Whatever they want their characters to do generally is allowed and, as a result they say, the experience feels more “real” than playing a video game, in which the world is like a beautiful cage — vividly portrayed but also limited by its programming. Read More
Could you pass this 8th Grade test from 1912?
Scientists Freeze Light for One Minute
It sounds weird and it is. The reason for wanting to hold light in its place (aside from the sheer awesomeness of it) is to ensure that it retains its quantum coherence properties (i.e. its information state), thus making it possible to build light-based quantum memory. And the longer that light can be held, the better as far as computation is concerned. Accordingly, it could allow for more secure quantum communications. Read More
There is No Pink
There is no pink so get over it. From now on Troubadours should set the proper example and call the color what it truly is, white minus pink.
|This is one very white minus green room!|
OK Troops, You've done well. You faithfully read and watched all the above items and feel so much smarter than you did before; I think you deserve a reward. Its time for
I've told you over and over, if you want to be an imagineer you must constantly strive, day in and day out, to make the ordinary - Extraordinary. It is your destiny.....
|Example 1: Everyone knows people lick their yogurt tops.|
This company decided to capitalize on that habit and do something
Toughen up that kid. Make him face his fears :)
|These kids got to trade in their imaginary soccer ball for a real one.|
Be grateful for what you have.
|Have we been doing it wrong all these years.|
So you're suppose to put the milk OUTSIDE the bowl.
This imaginative clock is a must. Take a minute and figure it out.
|An evacuation plan everyone can understand|
|Imagineering in Germany.|
|A message on all PRET napkins|
|Doesn't your dog deserve to be on the receiving end of your creativity?|
A Mom's Successful Star War's Birthday Party for her 6 Year Old.
|An ice cream shop with a sparkle of creativity|
|Adding a bit of creativity in the headline|
|My quest from childhood continues to escape me . Where? Where?|
The Lucky Charm's marshmallows