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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.

____________________________________________________



WHAT THAT MEANS



IF all… Continue

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

Musea E-mail Club #481 Big News in Biology? Catabolic Anabolic Division

Some of you know I have a great interest in biology. This post is about some recent ideas that I have had that I think may be new and important. I'm going to take some time on the introduction, so it will make more sense to you. Please bare with me.



Let's start with metabolism. That's the chemical processes in all living things.

Metabolism is divided into two categories. These are important for you to know before the rest of this makes sense. They are CATABOLISM, and ANABOLISM.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 14, 2009 at 9:16am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 8/10/09 Zinesters Look if you Dare to be Quizzed!

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

our last contest question of:



Tired of trendy DJ's hamming it up every morning? How about endless retro rock stations? Or maybe you've had just about enough talk radio and you wish they would switch to sign language! Well according to a book on the Planets by Dava Sobel, there is one sure spot in the solar system where you can avoid earth radio waves. Name that hideout!



IS

The Far Side of the Moon. Remember when the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 10, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 8/4/09 Zinesters Invited

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

our last contest question of:



Painting question. What is a camel hair brush made out of? And no its not that simple. Here's a clue, most are made out of what lives in my Dallas neighborhood.



IS

Squirrel's tails! (and sometimes horses, goats, sheep, bear hair, or some combination.) Meng T'ien invented the camel's hair brush in China in 250 BC.



We had no winner. Strangely enough y'all were not SQUIRRELLY enough on… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on August 4, 2009 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Big List Tops 200 - Best Music In the World (no corp. involvement)

The BIG WORLD LIST OF NEW MUSIC has hit 200. That's 200 great songs!



Here are the newest entries:



BEST GOTHIC GUITAR AND VOICE - Michael Cardenas, "Witches Chorus (Verdi) or "Privet" from Sante Fe Spring CA.



MOST HEARTFELT VOICE - Eva Cassidy "Autumn Leaves" from Washington DC.



BEST DOO-WOP A CAPPELLA - The Emeralds, "My Juanita" from Philadelphia PA.



BEST MERRY MELODIES AND JOYOUS NOISE - Mount Righteous, "When the Child Awakes", or "You!… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 31, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Musea Weekly Art Contest 7/21/09 Everyone can play

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

our last contest question of:



It is the summer of 1943 in LA. All Hispanic Males (or any young men) wearing this, are being beaten up by servicemen. What are the guys wearing that is targeting them for this abuse?





IS

Anyone wearing a Zoot Suit was beat up. Check out the Zoot Suit Riots!

PS They still make them.



We had no winner, Seems y'all were Jittered and Bugged at the same time on this 40's… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 27, 2009 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 7/21/09 Test your art smarts.

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

our last contest question of:



These 15 major complexes remained the largest buildings in North America until the 19th century. Name this complex of buildings.



IS

The complex of the Pueblo Peoples in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in the Four Corners region of the US. These complexes were the center of culture for the Pueblos between AD 900 and 1150. Many of the buildings are believed to be observatories marking… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 21, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Musea E-mail club #479 : Why We Sleep - a hypothesis

Readers,

This week is something different. I usually talk about some aspect of the arts and media, but this time my subject is science - specifically sleep, and a possible reason why we sleep. My ideas on sleep are certainly novel ideas. But you will also find a lot of casual evidence to support them in studies posted on the internet. I have put his essay on a science newsgroup, and I'm reposting it here. If these ideas are true, they may point the way to some important discoveries… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 16, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 7/8/09 Test your art smarts.

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

our last contest question of:



This clothes designer invented spray on clothes from a can! Name him.



IS

Manel Torres created Fabrican, fabric in a can - an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric. It has many novel uses outside of clothes. Check it out.

Science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem wrote about spray-on clothing in his 1961 novel "Return from the Stars".



We had no winner, Seems y'all were spraying clothes… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 15, 2009 at 10:09am — No Comments

Zine Hall of Fame

Many zinesters don't know that there is a zine hall of fame.
Check it out at

http://zinewiki.com/Musea_Zine_Hall_of_Fame

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 15, 2009 at 9:18am — 3 Comments

The World's Biggest Music List, Gets BIGGER

FIRST WORLD TOP 40 LIST!

BEST MUSIC LIST in the WORLD!!!

(And hardest to get on! - a lot harder than any of Billboards charts)



There have been a few additions in recent weeks. Here they are (the list is like the blob - it keeps growing as it eats great great music)



1. Most Dynamic Drummer, Sandy Nelson and the Sin City Termites, "Back Fire" or "Bizerk Beat" (ms) And yes that is the Sandy Nelson from 50's fame. I got a nice e-mail from one of the Termites about… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 10, 2009 at 9:58am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 7/8/09

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

our last contest question of:



With all those summer blockbusters, we have this question. What's the name of a device that lets a person drive a puppet from a distance? For extra credit what's it named after?



IS

The remote manipulator is called a "WALDO" named after Robert A. Heinlein's sci-fi short story "Waldo"



We had no winner, Seems y'all's brains had no manipulation at all!



I don’t

dumb… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 8, 2009 at 9:44am — No Comments

Preston Hollow People Interview (Musea E-mail Club #478)

Readers,



Here's a link to a short Question and Answer interview of me by the Dallas weekly Newspaper, Preston Hollow People. They sent me a list of questions about two weeks ago, and took my photo last Tuesday.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 6, 2009 at 9:23am — No Comments

Musea E-mail club #477 Major New Publication on Puccini by Fellow Zinester

Readers,



Fellow zinester Iris J. Arnesen, editor of "The Opera Glass" has just announced the release of a new major work on Puccini's operas titled "The Romantic World of Puccini: A New Critical Appraisal of the Operas" ($45 from publisher McFarland & Company).



It's always a treat for me, when zinesters I know and trade with, get published. Iris's book is now available for pre order at Amazon Books and I'm sure it'll be widely available soon.



You can see the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on July 1, 2009 at 10:15am — No Comments

Musea Art Contest 6/29/09

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

our last contest question of:



Matisse and Picasso were both rivals and great friends. They were also arguably the best artists of the century. Each influenced the other more than the other would admit. Let's go back in time. Picasso just unveiled his new picture, the groundbreaking masterpiece that would change the world of art forever, "Les Demoiselles, d'Avignon". What was Matisse's reaction when he first saw the… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 29, 2009 at 10:51am — No Comments

Musea E-mail Club #476 Suing Your Best Cusomers (music biz)

Readers,

I want you to compare these two news articles:



http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Jury-rules-against-Minn-woman-apf-510228957.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=&ccode=



The first "Jury Rules Against Minn. Woman in Download Case" tells about how one woman was fined $1.92 million for file sharing. She 'willfully violated the copyrights on 24 songs' and is fined $80,000 per song! This award is an outrage. Can you imagine anyone doing less harm,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 23, 2009 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

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