Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This is a riot. I am laughing my tail off.
This video has gone viral on You Tube. The Sorority girls at one of the most conservative schools in the United States, The University of Alabama, produced this fun "recruiting video" for pledge week - gaining new young recruits -- in September during what is widely known as "Greek Week". In case you are not familiar with the American college Fraternity and Sorority system, they use Greek letters for names, hence the name "Greek Week",
Next time, these sorority girls need to check the Urban Dictionary to find out what the common usage of "Going Greek" refers to.
The University quickly made them take this video down, but it went viral, and copies are up at You tube and other places. Aren't these girls too cute? Shame some hot Alabama frat boys didn't make a video like this too!
The City of Araf in Blue Mars was designed by a famous Turkish illustration artist. It has an emerald hue, and Byzantine and Ottoman architectural references- it really is a gorgeous place to visit. I took these photographs of arches without changing the native emerald light, but brought out color contrasts to show the arches in this design of a large garden pavilion
How big is your Second Life mute list? Do you have 2 names on it? 37 names? Or do you not use a mute list at all?
PLEASE NOTE: THIS POLL IS FOR AVATAR NAMES AND NOT OBJECT NAMES,
Please take this week's poll on the upper right-hand side of this web page to find out how big your mute list is compared to other readers of this blog.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Time: 10 PM - Midnight SL Time, Tuesday, August 16
at Regimade Warehause #69
As I reported earlier today, Crisco, everyone's favorite lard substitute for baking pies and other fun purposes, is 100 years old today. Happy Birthday Crisco!
I put the term "crisco 100 years" in Google's image search, set the results with safesearch off, asked for medium sized images, and look what came in number 2- Eddi Haskell's Second Life masthead withe the picture of me just laying back on the beach somewhere enjoying the sunshine!
I hope ---- uh ---- some people do not get the wrong idea though!
Six-foot tall Renato Ferreira is a 21 year old Brazilian supermodel. He is one of many gorgeous men registered with Ford Models Brazil. Renato made his first appearance in 2009. Since then, he has appeared on the covers of countless magazines and ad campaigns including "Junior Magazine", "Butch","Mens Health" as well as being photographed by renown photographers Greg Vaughan, Miguel Crispim, and Fabien Montique, among others. He is in constant demand and spends his time living in Brazil and New York.
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/renatoluizpires
For other photographs of Renato: https://picasaweb.google.com/eddie.thebeaver/RenatoFerreiraEd
For photographs of other Real Life Hunks (scroll down):
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Although the virtual world of Blue Mars is on a "hold pattern" at the current time, waiting for future direction and investment, there are some very nice additions coming along on a monthly or so basis.
IDIA (Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts) Lab, part of Ball State University in Indiana in the United States, keeps on impressing with their builds in Blue Mars. Their most recent development, The Virtual Middletown LIving Museum project is a simulation of the Ball Glass factory from early 20th century Muncie, Indiana.
I take the following description from their web site:
Life and conditions in the factory were one of the key elements of the Middletown Studies by Robert S. and Helen Merrell Lynd in their landmark studies Middletown (1929) and Middletown in Transition (1937). These in-depth accounts of life in Muncie, Indiana, became classic sociological studies and established the community as a barometer of social trends in the United States. In the years since, scholars in a variety of fields have returned to Muncie to follow up on the Lynds' work, making this small city among the most studied communities in the nation. The center continues this tradition by sponsoring and promoting research on Muncie as Middletown, on small cities generally, and on the themes and issues the Lynds explored.
It is worth signing up for Blue Mars just to explore the interactive builds of IDIA labs, including a reproduction of the 1915 San Francisco world's fair, a virtual art museum, and now this amazingly designed 90 year old glass factory. I too some photographs to share with you. Very impressive! Roger, my Blue Mars avatar, appears with several bots which provide realism to the scene.
You can see and download all the images directly through these links: