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Tom Hendricks's Blog – December 2009 Archive (8)

Musea Art Contest Last of the Year

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This film remake of Shakespeare's The Tempest, has Ariel played

by a ROBOT! Name it.



IS

Forbidden Planet with Robby the Robot, from 1956! Note the great music!

When I was a kid I had a robot. Wind it up and it said:

"I'm Robby the Robot, Mechanical man, guide me and stir me, wherever you can!"



Winner is pending!

The rest of you need to "Oil up on your… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 30, 2009 at 11:03am — No Comments

Hits Just Keep Coming (Musea E-mail Club #496)

Dear Reader,



Christmas week and time to celebrate. Here are the latest additions to the world's first all world music list, the BIG LIST - The net is the world's jukebox and here is the first best list of those songs and videos (most new some new to most of us). I guarantee that all of these are great music and great fun. Listees and Listeners both - help me help promote all these fine talents. It's not a CD its a new paradigm in music! Pass the word - or the notes! MS = MySpace, YT… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 22, 2009 at 10:47am — No Comments

Zinester Quiz for Art Smarts (12.21.09)

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



The actor in the space opera began saying his part:

"Engines on! Countdown begins! 10,9,8,... LINE!"



But seriously though, what FILM invented the countdown?



IS

Countdown was first used by the 1929 German science fiction movie "Die Frau im Mond" by Fritz Lang to increase the drama of the launch sequence of the story's lunar rocket, says wikipedia.



I had no… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 21, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

Two Last Minute Gifts

Reader,

Here are two small gifts for you. The first is the new issue of Musea,

the second is the Musea Reading Fund, half off of any classic anything!



The new issue of Musea, "Chess Sets" is now up on the Musea website

at musea.us. For Christmas each year, I've tried to write a short story

that fits the season. This year it's the story of Barty, who as a child

loved to draw. The story starts out:



Once while 8 year old Barty was working on a drawing… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 18, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 12/15/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This noted writer left Russia for America, moved to

Hollywood, met Cecil B. DeMille and became an extra on his film

"King of Kings". There she met and later married another bit player

in the film, before her visa could run out! Name her.



IS

Ayn Rand



I had no winner.

Seems the Fountainhead was dry on this one.



I don’t

dumb down,

so… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 15, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #495 NPR Has Some Explaining to Do

NPR, National Public Radio, has some explaining to do.



Finally after many delays, NPR has published its sponsor and donor list for 2008.

There are 45 sponsors that are major music, film, television, media, and publishing companies. Their donations range from under $50 thousand, up to a half a million. Here's the list.

http://www.npr.org/about/annualreports/NPRSponsorsDonors08.pdf



This… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 14, 2009 at 9:42am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 12/7/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This week we have a fashion question.

This shoe developed in the 1830's, is still a hot item

today. Name it.



IS

The plimsoll shoe, or plimsoll. or tennis shoe, or sneaker or

any shoe with canvas upper and a rubber sole.



I had no winner.

Seems the shoe didn't fit!



I don’t

dumb down,

so please

wise up.



Now on to a new… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 7, 2009 at 9:51am — No Comments

Chirstmas Issue, Christmas Card, Christmas Carol

Hi Reader,



It's Holiday time and here's a

Christmas Story

Christmas Card

Christmas Carol



My new issue of Musea is out this week. Issue #172 is my annual

Christmas short story. Take a ride with my main character the artist

named Barty and see where it leads!

Send an SASE to me and I'll send you a free copy while they last.



I've also made a Christmas VIDEO greeting card for all my readers.

It has one of my art works as the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on December 3, 2009 at 9:55am — No Comments

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