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Zinester Quiz for Art Smarts

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

our last contest question of:



This 1930 groundbreaking book of literary criticism

centers on a list of different types of ambiguity.

Name book and author.



IS

Seven Types of Ambiguity, by William Empson. This for me

was the most sophisticated look at literature I've ever seen.

Definitely a book for the advanced lit lover!



The prize winner was George, from Scarborough Ontario,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 9, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 11/2/09

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

our last contest question of:



Where is the largest zine collection in the world,

and who donated it? There are over 10,000 zines!!!



IS

New York State Library. It was donated by Mike Gunderloy

He founded Factsheet Five in 1982. It became THE magazine

of zine reviews. And a zine explosion followed.



I had no correct answers. Seems ya'll were too busy writing

an intro to your zine, about why your… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on November 2, 2009 at 9:37am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #489 World Party Online - You are Invited

Coming November 5th - from 7-9PM:



CD RELEASE PARTY ONLINE for "5-TH" , the 5-th CD from Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar on the 5-th of November from 7 - 9 PM CST (Dallas, Texas, USA time) at

HUNKASAURUS.COM



THERE'S MORE:



Because its worldwide, there will be a WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE for anyone in the world, to ask Tom Hendricks (alias Hunkasaurus) anything about post-bands music, or any aspect of the art and media revolution (except for you media that… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 30, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 10/26/09 Zinesters -test your art smarts

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

our last contest question of:



Everybody loves board games right? Well apparently not.

Every major ancient civilization created board games

except TWO. Name either one for the prize.



IS

According to the book "Celebrating Board Games" by Chertoff, and Kahn,

is Australian Aborigenes and the Eskimos.



I had no correct answers. Seems ya'll were either too caught up in

nose kissing or boomeranging to… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 26, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 10/20/09 Zinesters -test your art smarts

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

our last contest question of:



Speaking of paintings. This famous gunfighter of the old west

was shot and killed while straightening a picture on the wall.

Name him.



IS

Jesse James.

"After my father (Jesse James) put the revolvers upon the bed he

noticed that a picture on the wall was hanging awry. He placed a chair beneath the picture and stood upon it to straighten it and then he started to brush the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 20, 2009 at 10:08am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #488 How much News in that newspaper

Dear Reader,



I've always wanted to take our Dallas daily and see how much of it is hard news. Thankfully someone else has done it for me. Clay Shirky reports on his findings for his hometown paper. Then UTNE does the same experiment. They include photos of the results. Check them out and let me know what you think.



Clay Shirky

http://www.shirky.com/weblog/2009/10/rescuing-the-reporters/



Utne - with… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 14, 2009 at 9:10am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 10/12/09

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

our last contest question of:



What is not a pipe? Clue - there is only one correct answer.



IS

The surrealist masterpiece painting by Rene Magritte with the English translated title that " This Is not a pipe". The painting shows a

painting of a pipe with the words 'ceci n'est pas une pipe" under it.

The idea being it is a picture of a pipe not a real pipe. A koan

of sorts!



I had no winner. I am… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 12, 2009 at 10:57am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #487 Banned Books is Kid's Stuff

Reader,



Scenario: I've got a copy of the 'Secret Garden' that I loved reading as a child. IF I give this copy to a child now in 2009 .... I've broken the law and can face a $100,000 fine or time in jail. And sadly I am not kidding.

No, 2009 is not 1984, but it seems close. This is so outrageous that I wonder how it got past America? But it did. And it's the law.



The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), is a law passed by congress in August 2008 in response… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 6, 2009 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

Muse Art Contest 10/5/09

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

our last contest question of:



We are looking at a portrait. There is nothing in it

but the person's face, neck and upper shoulders.

What are the first three things

you (or anyone) look at - and in order please.



IS

Eyes, lips, nose.



I had no winner. You all seemed to have loss face on this one.



Also the week before's contest winner has been confirmed. It was

Tony from St. Leonard,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 5, 2009 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #486: New BIOLOGY issue now out and about

Dear Musea Reader,



NEW MUSEA. The new issue of Musea #171 for Oct/Nov is now out.(Now celebrating 17 years). It will be available free at the usual Dallas locations by the end of today, Friday, and (thanks to Webmaster, Matthew) it is now posted on musea.us. for everyone with access to read. Also on the website is a new photo on the splash page. Welcome each and everyone to come see it.

The Musea issue is all about BIOLOGY - with an emphasis on looking at life as a split between… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 2, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 9/28/09

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

our last contest question of:



The poet wrote:

"I shot an arrow into the air

It fell to earth, I knew not where:"

Did he ever find that arrow? Where was it?



IS

Yes, "Long, long afterward, in an oak /

I found the arrow, still unbroke;"

The quote is from Longfellow's "The Arrow and the Song".



I had a possible winner - but his e-mail address is not

working. IF you were the one with the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 28, 2009 at 10:26am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #485 Scorecard for Control of Art and Media

The scorecard for control of the arts and media is:

CORPORATIONS everything,

INDIES, less than ever.

Let's go category by category and see who controls it - Corporate art or Indy art.



Media - Corporate Art. Corporate owns the bulk of tv, and radio. They have way too much influence on the FCC, and NPR, with revenue sharing won't give a tough review. Indies can't get coverage or reviews; and have little coverage on any tv or radio. Indies can rarely even get a radio… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 22, 2009 at 9:45am — No Comments

Weekly Quiz for Art Smarts

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

our last contest question of:



Where are thousands and thousands of statues buried?



IS

Xian China. Near the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. Farmers

were drilling a well and they discovered an underground, terracotta army of full sized: soldiers, weapons, horses, carriages - the works.

About 8,000 statues total in 3 main pits.



We may have one winner here - status pending. For the rest of you

your… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 21, 2009 at 10:01am — No Comments

Party? It's online and coming soon

Zinester,

Hey Hey Hey

It's my birthday



Well how about a party?

Not today but I've got something in the works - An ONLINE party with

the whole world invited. Here's the news - more details as they develop.



_____________________________________________________________________



Coming SOON!!!!!



The Worldwide ONLINE CD Release Party for "5th" the fifth CD by Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar. Hendricks is the zinester for the 17 year… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 15, 2009 at 9:09am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 9/14/09 Zinesters Look if you Dare to be Quizzed!

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

our last contest question of:



Galileo, in his book 'Two New Sciences' talked about music theory.

He said that the octave sound was "rather too bland and lacks fire.

But the musical interval called the _______ , he describe as

causing "a tickling of the eardrum so that its gentleness is

modified by sprightliness, giving the impression simultaneously of

a gentle kiss and of a bite." Name the musical interval… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 14, 2009 at 10:06am — No Comments

Weekly Quiz for Art Smarts

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

our last contest question of:



I have in my hand a professional film screenplay from Hollywood.

I am on page 62 - how far am I into the movie?



IS

One hour and 2 minutes. Screenplays are written such that each page

is one minute of screen time. That way no matter where you are in

the script the actors, directors, crew, can tell where they are in

the film too. Pretty smart isn't it?



We had no… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on September 1, 2009 at 9:58am — No Comments

Two Important Bio Papers on the idea of "Zinc World"

Musea E-mail Club #483 Zinc World



Readers,



This week's e-mail club message is a special one for me. I

heard from Dr. Mulkidjanian, concerning two new science papers he has

recently published. They talk about his ideas for a ZINC WORLD, and

how zinc may have played an important role in the start of life.

And not only does it support some of the ideas I had,

but he even mentioned me in the acknowledgments​.​

So it is a real honor to pass on the… Continue

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

Musea Art Contest 8/25/09 Zinesters Look if you Dare to be Quizzed!

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

our last contest question of:

Pizzicato is when the string player plucks

the strings instead of using a bow. This

classical composer's 3rd movement of one of his

symphonies had the string section play

pizzicato throughout. Name the composer

and the symphony.



IS

The third movement of the 4th symphony by

Pyotr IllyichTchaikovsky (1877-78). It is

a delightful piece of music - check it… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 25, 2009 at 9:44am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 8/18/09 Zinesters Look if you Dare to be Quizzed!

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

our last contest question of:



When I write my piano pieces – I call them bagatelles -

I most often write them in the ABA form. That means that I start

with a melody passage or theme. Then I switch to

a second melody passage or variation of that theme. And finally I repeat the first passage to end it. That’s the ABA form.

(Personal note: In my case I like to do a major key part, then minor key, then back to the major key… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 18, 2009 at 9:42am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #481 Bio #2 What That Could Mean

Start with the basic concept of catabolic and anabolic biochemistry. I suggest that that biochemistry evolved to many novel forms and developments.



I suggested a list in the first part of this two parter of what that could mean if proven true.



Then at the end I suggest reasons why the catabolic and anabolic divisions have stayed separate for all these billions of years.

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WHAT THAT MEANS



IF all… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 17, 2009 at 10:17am — No Comments

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