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Archive for February, 2012

Clark Retirement Community Lip Dub

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“Lip Dub” refers to a one-take music video performed by ordinary people set to well-known music.  It has been used to promote an entire city (Grand Rapids, Michigan, holds the world record for the most people in a Lip Dub video – that video appears at the bottom of this post.) This efforts require enormous […]

Who pays income taxes in America?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Who pays tax in America? Of individual (1040 returns) taxpayers, the distribution of taxes is interesting (2009 returns): Distribution of Taxes Top percentile of taxpayers Percent of Federal Income Taxes Paid (2009 returns) Minimum Adjusted Gross Income at this level 99th percentile 36.7% $343,927 95th percentile 58.7% $154,643 90th percentile 70.5% $112,124 On the other […]

Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Click on the image below to go to the website — this painting was rendered by Chinese artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi and Zhang An. It was digitized and cross-referenced with Wikipedia for a unique history lesson. Humans and human inventions are tagged for further discovery. Enjoy!

Friday Fun – One Man Choir

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Dan Wright is a college student with an amazing vocal range. He can produce well-done acappella arrangements singing all the parts — and singing them well. Check out his You Tube Channel, or enjoy this version of Eleanor Rigby.