Arts and Entertainment As Education and Training

Prisons should be rehabilitation centers. Inmates would be forbidden to watch commercial TV. Entertainment would be OK, but it would be good clean entertainment, not the sexual immorality, drug abuse and violence so prevalent on commercial TV.

Prisoners would also have a menu of cognitive therapy options available to choose from for their rehabilitation. Vocational rehabilitation and other educational opportunities will also be available.

Prisoner selection and progress in such programs will be monitored and considered in their reentry into society process.

I think Wyoming would be a great place to build prisons. Good jobs for Wyoming and placing them out in the relatively empty places in Wyoming would keep them away from society. I just think prisons and the whole rehabilitation industry would be good business for Wyoming.

Reforming Hollywood and other entertainment industry activities is another project we can work on to improve human nature and civilization. I am astonished that people think that murder and rape, and all kinds of human perversity is entertaining.

I guess the scientists who work in Hollywood have discovered how to push certain buttons in human nature and now they just keep pushing them, just like a pigeon will keep pushing the cocaine button in an experiment.

Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should do it. Make sure everyone wins in all your business activities. Deliver more than you promise. Trade good stuff for good stuff. Never sell poison for money, whether its physically, mentally or spiritually poisonous. Much of the entertainment available today is mentally and spiritually poisonous. And when people act out the fantasies they are watching, it becomes physically harmful.

We are all responsible for this. Society is whatever we make it. We can make a peaceful and prosperous society, or we can make this mean oppressive society that Hollywood is selling.

I encourage everyone to help make the world a better place, be kind friendly and polite. Practice peace and prosperity in your own personal and professional lives. Practice unity in diversity.

Love and respect each other. We are not seeking uniformity. The diversity inherent in human nature is a strength of human nature. We do need a common set of moral and spiritual principles that we can all agree to and practice in order to live in harmony with each other and our
natural habitat.

Public Views of Arts and Entertainment

Entertainment art and entertainments gallery is not, as publication would have it, a pale imitation of art which happens to propound for a public audience the same values that art does for the elite members of the self-same cultural group.

Rather, art and entertainment are but similar activities. Art engenders thoughts and emotions in its audience so that they can be referred to a meaning,

While entertainment creates thoughts and painters museums art gallery emotions in its audience that create pleasure for that audience by allowing its members to notice that the events art and entertainments before them engendered those thoughts and emotions. Acrobats create fear with their daring, and the audience enjoys its sense gallery art of fear because it knows that the events before it created that fear. Mystery tales generate galleries suspense by piling up yet clues and suspense, the public audiences enjoy the puzzle as well as the atmosphere of painters contemporary the fiction in which the puzzle is set.

Games of cards and sports are two sources of entertainment because their audiences attend to the particular way a game is played out whether a declarer should have led a spade and whether a squeeze bunt might have led art museum a runner to score– rather than for any sources to be a participant to the play of chance or athletic prowess.

Entertainment is more popular than art because it limits what its audience is required to do to the apprehension of what happens before it, gallery art while art opens up the audience to any associations its members might make between the art object and and entertainments art museum and entertainments paintings contemporary

Human Demise, Regression in Disguise

A discussion about “human evolution”, and by contrast, “human devolution”, is arguable from a number of viewpoints. Some perspectives are more scientific than others are. Regardless, from at one perspective, it would seem plausible that the human species as a whole continues to invite eventual self-destruction. This might occur in numerous ways. Naturally, or unnaturally, depending on one’s evaluation, a case could be made for probable human extinction in the not too distant future. A growing number of skeptical inquirers believe the human race is in fact losing the evolutionary race.

Grotesque exploitation of each other, resources, and other living creatures continues to escalate. Human demise is a self-inflected, purposeful historical process whereby the species does sufficient damage to its existence. Such devolution is intentional due to the arrogance of people, slothful self-indulgent behaviors, and gluttonous consumption of available resources. There are other factors as well. But, as a consequence of adverse cause-effect degradations, the species regresses, yet remains in a self-deceptive state of understanding. People freely make choices, often at the expense of others.

At the core of the “devolutionary process”, selfishness perpetrates the deceptions of the many, with few exceptions, with long-term horrific outcomes. Humans foment their passing on many levels, from personal destructiveness, to group hatred and persecutions. In between that wide expanse of interpersonal interactions, for thousands of years, there are countless examples of devastating effects. As the species labors behind intentional regressions with many disguises, the end may be closer than one might think.

By comparison, to other species that have inhabited this planet, it is commonly accepted that 99% of them have become extinct. Why would we think, given our predatory and malevolent nature, that we would be any different? Good and evil can only wrestle for a certain period of time before disaster strikes. So far however, human beings have been fortunate. We survived natural disasters, pandemics, floods and famines, and wars for thousands of years. That does not mean we have gotten any smarter in the movement through time and place. In fact, we may have “devolved” dumber, that is to say, stupider in how we treat ourselves, fellow inhabitants and the planet itself.

Now more than ever, doomsday predictions suggest something closer to reality than science fiction. Ongoing analysis and investigation of current research is essential. Nevertheless, scientists from a conservationist point of view, continue attempts to measure rates of species extinction. Such data is compared to rates by which new species evolve and replace others. However, at the present time, as some investigators assess current conditions, negative aspects adversely favor gradual termination.

In terms of the evolutionary processes for increased diversity versus species extinction, the former appears to be taking place. It may be that extinction rates are occurring faster than “life forces” can compensate for the losses. An imbalance between life and death may have been breached with severe repercussions. Once the line is crossed between rational efforts to increase survivability, and the emotion driven thinking fallacies of selfishness, the prospects for advancement greatly diminished.

In the multidimensional complexity of thinking, ideas intend the foundations by which behavior unfolds to get what we want. We think and make choices based on what gain is to be obtained. Given our proclivity toward a hedonistic nature, a cost-benefit analysis spans a spectrum of ideations that are private, individual and rational. No matter how senseless an act seems to another, whatever it is, it makes sense to us on a primal level. Personal ideations discern rationalized intentions by which we are motivated by the nature of our selectivity through various means of satiation.

Our range of inclinations varies, and as thinking devolves by choice, our purposes transcend to a more sinister perception of the world around us. Selfishness, and the full gamut of deceptive self-interests, instigates negatively divergent disparities across the social spectrum. As people place self-imposed limitations on cognitive abilities, which contrive a dumbing down of the populace, innovation and creativity suffer exponentially. By persistent resistance to intelligent analysis in societal problem solving, a climate of fearful fallacies of thinking hastens a communal repressiveness.

Across the social continuum, large numbers of people will voluntarily seek the well-beaten path of apathy and mediocrity. Creativity, inventiveness and individuality are negatively viewed as threatening to collective conformity. Gross fallacies of inference in anti-thinking, steeped in emotional reactivity, will chase hasty facetious generalizations. And, given the “herded mentality” of the majority, cultures will degenerate.

As societies and “empires” devolve, the attempts at pretending to be a global civilization gradually reveal the baser aspects of human nature. Whining, sniveling and self-pitying complainers add to the turmoil of wasteful grumbling, absent profound solutions. Many complain in their “self-victimized pain”, yet few labor tirelessly in serious problem-solving vain. A well-differentiated, mature, wise and dynamic presence of mature leadership is woefully deficient in the world.

Particularly in the gluttonous consumption fixated post-modern cultures, leadership is hardly in evidence of any significant form or fashion. No, selfishness is more the manner and style. Arrogance focuses on the reflection in the shimmering pool of self-gratification at any cost. Everything is a commercialized marketing ploy, with bloated consumerism as the objective. Not much can be researched, viewed or otherwise contemplated in the info-age, without a demeaning childish commercial interruption.

Nope, not even the most torturous genocidal infliction of human debauchery goes reported without a brief advertising blip. People, places and things, are but means to materialistic gain at the expense of intellectual and spiritual enlightenment. Meanwhile, we forget the necessity of leadership for species survival. Leading is not “ruling” by selfish motivations for self and party, or collective affiliation. It is confident, persistent and intelligent action-oriented motivation to higher realms of thought and action. It is the courage of convictions and despises symbolism over substance.

Honorable forthright self-evolving perseverance places high value in facts, reason and rationality. Healthy mature skepticism trumps the fictions, myths and dogmatic mysticism of ideological extremism. By contrast, personal enlightenment leads by visionary direction, creative power and selfless control to equalize with consistency the distribution of wise, prudent and judicious actions. Humility discourages invitations to the grotesque materialism of societies grown weaker by foolishness.

In the direction of higher thinking and actualization of thought into productive transformational action, the decay of leadership potential, for instance, has deteriorated severely. Success is more important than substance of character, and survival of the human species is gravely in doubt. Figuratively speaking, clowns run the circus and the circus is a three-ring display of self-centered superficial acts. Principles and precepts for nobler ascendency are wasted for emotional irrelevancies in primal subservience.

Self-gratification for immediate satiation of prurient needs finds easy seduction to fallacies of inference, which labor foolishly for hasty generalizations. For the overindulgence of fuzzy thinking and mystical sputter, many spew the social landscape of discourse with rages of stupidity. Regardless, an ignorant and devolving species cannot long survive. And, why not? Other life forms have come and gone. As a species, around the globe, we are tribal, superstitious and interpersonally barbaric.

In U.S. society, as compared to other so-called civilized nations, the majority of us are physically unfit and gluttonously over-consumptive. In addition, many remain slothfully deficient in intellectual pursuits, creative and artistic individuality and woefully ignorant of historical relevancies to learn from the past. Mature imaginative thinking remains a challenge in terms of rational and realistic problem-solving capabilities.
Self-centered hedonistic appeasement over-rides the essentiality of profound self-changing transformation into a better species than before. To rise above the selfishness require hard introspective mental labor. Sure, some try to overcome themselves and ascend to higher levels of psycho-physical innovation. By contrast, most do not make the effort. As a result, they embrace the fixation of some point in time, with a particular frame of reference. Extreme narrow perspectives devolve personal outlooks.

Unfortunately, such is the effort of the multitudes across planet earth. Yet, there are some, a small percentage, who come to realize the dangerous necessity of attaining higher insight into one’s existence. For those who seek the transition above their selfishness, the quest is about individual differentiation. A well-differentiated non-anxious presence is one that is becoming a better version of oneself. It is a matter of willful liberation and a distinction of self-sufficiency in the freedom to self-evolve. A wiser mature individuality is a daring prospect beyond the crowd.

Separating oneself from the illusions of the pack means an ever-expanding effort to think, learn and grow with insightful appreciation. However, that prospect requires daily diligence in healthy skepticism and methodical inquiry. Critical assessment of sensory experiences, coupled with logical interpretation, goes beyond the boundaries of herded thinking in the constraints of social conformity. It is much easier to remain thoughtlessly bound to a simpler framework of two-dimensional superficiality. Erroneous thinking patterns from self-absorbed intentions contrive regressive behaviors.

Beliefs often collide with reality in the sense that believability is clouded by the conjecture of mythology. Folklore readily overrides the scientific validity of facts in evidence to contrary. To the realm of the metaphysical, whether religious or otherwise, people believe what they want to believe, in order to feel good about their world. With the range of self-centered degrees of arrogance, one might easily proclaim humankind might miraculously change and transform the planet. History has not shown that to be true. By exhausting available resources, human demise might be inevitable.

By the comfort of the familiarity of divisive repetitions in human interactions, there is an acceptability of living with less than meaningful transitions. Human exploitation is a never-ending degeneration contrary to the transformational processes of an ascendant race of planetary inhabitants. To rise above the degrading behaviors of the past, forsaking the greed of self-gratification, requires extraordinary shifts of thinking. Ideations have to excite behaviors that implement productive changes throughout all societies.

However, that is not going to happen. From the persevering energies of ancestral pioneering explorers, to the bloated excessiveness of over-consumption, people will invite their social and cultural collapse. As one historian has studied, as to the fall of empires, and by extension the human species, each follows predictable paths of self-destruction. In subsequent “ages”, or transitional periods of history, an “empire” moves from exploration to exploitation. Rising from eras of discovery and conquest, commerce, industry and commercialization give way to the increase of affluence.

From malevolent purposes of wealth accumulation, comes the growing stratification of class divisions and ever-increasing misuse of resources. Creativity slumbers, injustices show an increasing upsurge, inequities abound, and the decadence of stupidity becomes commonplace. Maturity is shunned in favor of foolish and simpleminded behaviors. Wisdom fails to achieve effective warnings for productive transformation. Widespread emotional reactivity replaces rational objectivity, as reason falters.

With smug arrogance and disdain for those who have less, those with more claim a seemingly “divine right” of sociopolitical decision-making. Political processes are plundered by self-absorbed and selfish factions of “elitists”. Bloated national bureaucratic systems over-reach into every aspect of private individuality. Immediate gratification in gluttonous consumption pacifies the masses, as the end gets closer.

In the aberrant stupidity of lazy attentiveness toward serious life and death issues of survivability, some researchers point to the deadly impact humans have on the environment. Climate change is one of those and a controversial topic of investigation. A few others have even suggested that survival might be assured if industrial societies collapse. In this regard, digressions pertain mainly to over-consumption and exploitation of natural resources. As a result, a regression of modern commercial-industrial technologies would force people to revert to more basic modes of living.

Constant reliance on machinery, chemicals, rapid production and marketing of everything for immediate unending consumption, continues to hasten the decline of livable environmental conditions. Like a plague of locusts, swarm, consume and move on to the next opportunity for consumptive satiation. Then again, maybe the analogy should be more like our fascination with intergalactic visitors. Given cultic preoccupations with UFO’s, perhaps we’re the aliens, here to use up resources and leave.

Technology over-kill, according to several investigators may actually end up killing us off. We are self-destructive in our own ill-contrived and unwise utilization of inventive capabilities. Not to mention of course, we perpetrate a collective inability to ensure equity, justice and social harmony as a planetary civilization. Human nature, as regards the primordial duality that struggles in dire straits of good versus evil, enjoys the seduction to the darkness of personal demise. We flirt with death every day.

Into the abyss of extinction, our persistent selfishness drives a significant number of other species to oblivion every year. At some phase, there will likely be a disappearing point of departure that includes us. As in some sci-fi adventure, the “zombie” apocalypse will show our misguided complicity. The results could be horrific. Yet, every day on each news show, smiling, smugly silly faces of “movie star” media personalities happily “report” the usual mundane foolish conjecture.

Reporting with grinning banality, pretended concern, and tainted when timing is right on cue for rehearsed emotionalism, the trite festivities pontificate briefly on the latest headlines. And then, after acting the part for some semblance of mystic wisdom, the horrors of the day cut to a commercial for further contrived pretentiousness. After returning from a seemingly endless flash of fast paced yelling, grunting and groveling, there’s the high fashion weather report. Then, on to sports, eating, and buying.

How sadly superficial we are, along with how little we actually, deeply, wisely think about what we say and do. Coupled in that sense, regretfully true, and disastrously probable, is the inability to transform to a higher level of enlightened maturity. While the key mission of the individual journey could be described as a personal quest, it is by no means a selfish one. Nonetheless, the greediness is monumental. Surely, and without question, there are always a few minor exceptions. However, that is not enough to turn the tides of rising floodwaters, literally and figuratively, against societal erosion. To the vast majority of human inhabitants, serious analytic ideation is too hard.

A devolving culture is an ignorant declining collectivity of unchanging conformity. In a harmonious collaboration for greater ascendency, the primal basis of existence has become getting by and the lowest primeval level. And, ‘eval’ is the key ingredient or closely akin to the complex rubric in human nature, good versus evil. As to the notion of ‘evil’, or ‘eval’ as in primeval, such mirrored reflection is at the core of self-interests. When you look longing in the mirror, you see the duality of the malicious staring back. Everyone has that persistent presence of self, each of us know it, few admit it, and some put the potency into destructive action. Yet, we quickly deny our collusion.

‘Evil’ and ‘eval’ are curious points of pondering. You probably have been in a group setting, some meeting of a sort, maybe even a ‘faculty meeting’. Well, in the latter assembly one speculates on the assumption of a more ‘ascended’ group of thinkers. After all, with the advanced degrees in the room, you might consider that to be true. Do not be fooled for a second, because seemingly educated smart people act stupidly in many ways. At any rate, you are in a grouping, and another person projects his or her pretended plea for wisdom. Immediately, a healthy sense of skeptical inquiry should be invoked.

However, undeterred by the wiser move of thinking before talking, and then keeping your mouth shut, the “learned” individual speaks. Such as, the might say, if you reverse the word ‘evil’, you get ‘live’. How trite is that? How completely devoid of any relative significance to an advanced species, could that apply? Perhaps it is symptomatic of a devolving species that such nebulous notions appear on bumper stickers. Naturally, this kind of simplistic assertion proves absolutely nothing, but the lack of alleged enlightenment on the part of the speaker. It is stupid talk, anti-thinking, and a poorly constructed assertion that devolves to a fallacy of inference.

From faulty, unevolved and regressive thinking, hasty generalizations foster the degradation of the species. In addition, if you speak out in favor of ‘eval’, from primeval, what have you added to the nexus of social regression? You have encouraged the continual unproductive nature of stupidity. Primeval is prehistoric and archaic, not forget primitive, rough, crude, and unsophisticated. ‘Eval’ then could be compared to a time duration sequence of antediluvian unsophistication in supernaturalism. To reverse it, as so many enjoy with the word ‘evil’, as pretentious contrast to ‘live’, you end up with the nonsense of “lave”. That might suggest ‘leave’, or ‘residue’.

Perhaps that is a very subtle point; maybe the inference is that it is time for humans leave. With a murderous sense of self-absorption, contrived perpetrations of selfish stupidity and visionless conformity to mediocrity, the species encourages self-destruction. Ethical cowardice shutters in face-to-face confrontation with ideological extremism. By failing to insist upon evidence over myth, magical thinking blinds the capacity by which constructive consistency elevates and transforms life cycles. The demarcation between good and evil is permeable, and malevolence is destructive.

Human demise continues relentless perpetration by infantile thinking processes that embrace fixations on the supernatural, illusionary and superstitious. More than three-quarters of the population give unsubstantiated credence to an array of mystical folklore. Mythology, in lieu of being metaphorically instructive, devolves to the literalism of philosophical extremes. From facetious thinking processes in arrogant self-deceit, the manifestations of malevolence abound in myriad social atrocities.

Independence in of individuality toward sophisticated dimensions of enlightened transformation, fight against the entrenched repressiveness of ignorance, conformity of herd mentality, and slothful devolution. Instead of heroic quests to ascend and advance civilized earthly population, where equity, justice and wisdom prevail over selfishness, the counterproductive opposite is more malignant.

Pretending to know immortality, as though nothing ever ends, while hope springs eternal, ignores the finite nature of inevitable termination. With a history of exploitation of people, places and things, the testimony is not that great. Mesmerized by the illicit proselytizers of magical thinking, many voraciously strive to maintain an ever-increasing consumption of strained ecosystems, and collapsing social structures.

Whether by some bizarre viral outbreak, biological or nuclear terrorism, or other contrived disaster of the human origin, global habitats continue to be threatened. By comparison to post-modern conditions, in the history of previous extinctions, the demise came in the form of some external catastrophic incident. A meteorite is one example offered in the case of prehistoric life. Different now from before is the high probability that humankind, the internal mechanism, brings about finality of human life.

For some, the collision of “doomsday” prophecies and contemporary social disruptions, which might result in civilization’s collapse, could be referred to as an “apocalypse effect”. That is, the conditions created and set into motion that brings about the termination of life as we currently experience it. While the planet has been around for a long time, odds are the earth will likely outlive us. As a few have suggested, such deterioration of human behavior are more a danger to people than the planet.

While there are divergent perspectives on the eventual demise of the human species, some areas of analysis have come up with a list of several possibilities. These dangers cover a broad spectrum of human and non-human interactivity. From death by an asteroid collision, to an uncontrollable worldwide pandemic, there are critical catastrophic costs. For instance, one source offered twenty ways the end would come. Another research point of view expanded that number to thirty kinds of calamities.

No one knows for certain, as nobody is privy to any secret knowledge. But, a number of researchers, scientists and allied investigators, continue to speculate on the eventual reality. There are serious ramifications with terminal results, by the nature of cause-effect consequences of careless and greedy global behaviors. In self-righteous haughtiness, child-like foolishness, and immature indulgences, conceited intentional gullibility for a never-ending cycle of earthly livability is rapidly growing to a close.

We cover our foolishness with a facade of “intellectual superiority”, pretend we are so “smart”, and can solve the problems we have never solved. Our masks come in many variations, from corporate sponsors to political patrons. In the process, for the materiality of the gain, we overlook evil degradations and wicked degenerations. Whatever the endgame, the current path does not offer encouraging prospects for the human race. Our incessant brutality toward others and the environment ought to remind us that human demise remains a deceptive regression in disguise.

Top Arts and Entertainment Hotpots in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale boasts of a culture that is as deep as its oceans any individual can ever fathom. Its heritage is diversified by the arts and entertainment that make its communities alive and dynamic. Throughout the year, there are festivals and events that foster interaction and unity among its residents. Here are some of the arts and entertainment hotspots in the city where you can spend fun time alone or with friends and family.


Located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd., Artserve holds the reputation of being one of America’s six art incubators. The 20000 square foot art facility has a professional art gallery, dance studio, auditoriums, conference rooms, and office suites. It also holds programs and services that aim to help local artists turn their arts into profitable businesses. It is a haven for both artists and art enthusiasts. The facility also holds regular exhibits which focus on bringing diverse kinds of art to the public.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

On 900 N. Birch Road, you can find the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. It is a historic house museum erected on 35 acres of pristine barrier island in Fort Lauderdale. It prides itself of being one of the few places with homes and studios carrying original furnishings from American artists. It also has an art gallery from several reputable artists. Its garden is also a living art by possessing five distinct ecosystems within it – the Atlantic Beach Ocean, freshwater slough, secondary dune, mangrove wetlands, and maritime forest. Tropical tranquility beams with the tropical vegetation, hibiscus garden, and arid plantings. The entire garden is also a perfect paradise for wildlife like squirrel monkeys and gopher tortoises. Weddings and corporate events can be held in this place through special arrangements.

Arts & Culture Center of Hollywood

The parcel of land in 1650 Harrison Street is the site of the Arts & Culture Center of Hollywood. It is where art exhibits, live performances, and educational programs for kids and adults are staged. It has several art galleries, art school, theater, and café. This is literally a melting pot of arts and entertainment where residents and visitors can have a grasp of the rich culture that Fort Lauderdale has grown over the years.

These are just three of the top arts and entertainment hotspots in Fort Lauderdale. Throughout the city, there are more places like these which can also satisfy your thirst for visual arts and live entertainment. If you want to know more of these hotspots, you can contact your local real estate agent for more information.

A Hairy Issue For Humans

The amount of your hair from the neck up is different from your hair (what little there is of it) from the neck down. There are sexual differences with respect to hair between the human male and female as well both from the neck up and from the neck down. The curious part is that neither neck up or neck down or sexual differences tend to have close parallels with nearly all the rest of the terrestrial mammalian kingdom, mammals we presumably naturally evolved from. The 64 cent question is why?

Humans vs. Mammals: Humans tend to have way less body covering usually termed hair and/or fur relative to other mammals, our size or below, including our primate ancestors. That our first uniqueness. Why is that? Now apparently our lack of fur, why we lost the fur we presumably once had way back once upon a very remote time ago, was because we developed sweat glands to regulate heat, which, IMHO was a retrograde development.

Fur is a good regulator whether retaining or allowing body heat to escape. Some animals, like cats, shed some fur as the warmer weather approaches, though it thickens again as winter approaches. Sweat glands are only a cooling mechanism. That’s okay. But be that as it may, the ‘why’ question now becomes one of explaining why humans alone out of all our primate cousins developed sweat glands thus contributing to the evolutionary loss of our fur. You’d think what’s good for the human is also good for the gorilla, chimpanzee, gibbon, orang-utan, etc. So, why were humans and humans alone selected to be ‘the naked ape’? Was it a normal natural selection, an evolutionary fluke or by design?

Neck Up / Neck Down – Distribution: For the human species, there’s an obvious dichotomy between the amounts of hair we have from the neck up relative to the neck down. But any breed of cat, or dog say will tend to be just as furry neck up as neck down. Why do we have a neck up / neck down division to our relative hairiness? Was it normal natural selection, an evolutionary fluke or by design?

Neck Up / Neck Down – Haircuts: From the neck up, humans tend to need to have the occasional trim or haircut, or shave. But, humans, like the rest of the mammals, don’t need haircuts from the neck down. To b honest, the rest of the mammals don’t need haircuts from the neck up either, unlike humans. Why is that? Why do humans need haircuts? Was it normal natural selection, an evolutionary fluke or by design?

Sexual Differentiation: Hairiness or furriness has no obvious sexual differentiation in nearly all the rest of the mammals; male cats of any particular breed will have as much hair on their bodies as their female counterparts, although male lions have manes that lionesses don’t have. Still, lions and lionesses apart, that sexual distinction is part and parcel of the human species. In humans, males tend to be way more the hairier in terms of overall body covering. Males also tend to have far more hair on the front of the face – beards and moustaches. But that’s not always true on top. When it comes to hairiness, there’s not only a neck up / neck down division but a differential between the sexes. Why is that so? Was it normal natural selection, an evolutionary fluke or by design?

Natural Pattern Baldness: I need start here by making a distinction between thinning hair which a goodly percentage of human males and females experience as they age, and baldness. Some human males, percentages increasing with ever increasing age, tend to lose, for reasons apart from disease, stress, chemotherapy, etc., more of their hair up top – the common occurrence called male pattern baldness or partial baldness or massive thinning of the hair on top. But whether to a greater or lesser degree, there’s not an inevitability of hair thinning and total loss of hair up top with age in human males. That alone suggests that aging isn’t the be-all-and-end-all of the condition.

Human females, though to a far lesser extent, will also tend to exhibit hair thinning (as opposed to total baldness), again, percentages going up as one’s age goes up and up. On balance however, you see far, far fewer females than males with bald spots relative to gradual hair thinning.

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that I’ve got a lot less hair up top today than I had in my teens. That applied to my father and equally as well to my father’s father. The question is why is baldness an unfortunate fact of life for some since baldness isn’t a fact of life for all human males; it certainly isn’t as much of an issue for the female of the species (another of those sexual differentiations noted above). Baldness certainly isn’t a fact of life for most hairy or furry species (another human vs. animal data point to be added to the above), like our companion animals, be they cats or dogs, mice or rats, rabbits or guinea pigs, ferrets or alpacas. However, the thinning of the hair isn’t quite uniquely confined to humans. Some primates, but only a relatively few species, show some progressive thinning of their scalp hair following their version of puberty.

So baldness tends to be fairly obviously a sex-linked genetically transmitted condition that arose as the result of some genetic mutation in an ancestral primate and/or human male multi-thousands upon thousands of years ago, way before the start of written history. But lots of questions arise. Why balding on just the top of the head; why not, especially with inevitable aging, the entire head (and face)? Why not the entire body’s covering of hair? Humans have so little fur that the thinning and loss of the rest of it shouldn’t matter really. [There are medical conditions that do involve total facial, even in extreme cases total body hair loss, but they aren't related to normal hair thinning and baldness.]

If hair thinning and eventually baldness (in some individuals) confers no evolutionary advantage or disadvantage why is there nothing similar in any other non-primate mammalian species? Actually there might be an evolutionary advantage in that genetically linked hair thinning and eventual baldness presumably started with one mutation in a statistical sample of just one individual (perhaps even one of our ancestral primate cousins) which has now spread to include a reasonable minority of adult males (or majority of adult males, even females if you count just hair thinning and those over 60 or so). However, why did that original mutation spread as it obviously did? What could that evolutionary advantage actually be? And if there is an evolutionary advantage, why isn’t the condition more widespread throughout mammalian species? For the moment, those questions stump me. Was it normal natural selection, an evolutionary fluke or by design?

Spots / Stripes / Plain: Humans, from the neck up, have a single natural hair colour. Human hair tends to be blonde, red, brown or black (I’ll ignore grey/white since that’s an aging issue). So here we have one species, four different hair colourations. Mammals of any one species tend to be one of two colour patterns, neither of which has a parallel akin to the human condition. Either all members of a species are just one plain colour and only that colour; polar bears are white; brown bears are brown (the very rare condition of acquiring the genetic mutation and ending up an albino is a separate issue), or else all members are multi-coloured with spots, stripes; often an irregular pattern. All humans, one species, aren’t all the same with respect to hair colour like brown bears – some humans are blonde, or black or red-haired. Tigers have stripes; leopards have spots; calico cats tend to be multi-coloured with an irregular symmetry. Humans have neither stripes, spots nor an irregular colouration pattern. Why are humans different from other mammals when it comes to the general rule of one species – one hair colour, or one species – multi-coloured fur patterns? Was it normal natural selection, an evolutionary fluke or by design?

But the biggest anomaly of all is what natural environmental changes – triggers – survival-of-the-fittest scenarios transpired that could account for all these differences between the human mammal and the rest of the mammals blessed with fur? It’s not an advantage one would think to need a haircut; the amount of relative hairiness between males and females, including baldness, is great enough to require an explanation, but I can’t think of one; and there would appear to be no advantage in humans coming in four basic hair colours, yet no combinations of those. It is all very strange.

Performing Arts and Entertainment

Entertainment comes in all forms and fashions, from taking a walk in the park to going to your local movie theater. A wonderful form of entertainment that many people seem to overlook is performing arts entertainment. Performing arts entertainment is a great choice for all ages and all types of people. It offers a type of entertainment that going to a movie cannot fulfill. The inner feeling of seeing your favorite musical or play performed by live people is simply exasperating.

When it comes to choosing an event for a group of people, performing-arts entertainment reaches out to a large audience. Whether it is Monday date night and you need something to do together, or a place to take the class for a field trip. Performing arts offers plays for the young and the old ranging from dramas to comedies. The environment is suiting for the entire family and provides a great atmosphere to all.

It is important to not let culture die. Modern day people tend to resort to entertainment from areas that are killing tradition and leading to a dying breed and lack of diversity. The arts will take you back in time and make you feel as if you were sitting in the same room with people of the past in a wonderful indoor setting.

Performing-arts entertainment is put on hold because many people tend to think they cannot afford it. Plays and performances have lowered drastically in price and offer many packages and memberships to satisfy your needs. Remember, if you’re looking for an inexpensive way to feel the culture alive than take the family to a performing arts production.

Impact of Technology On The Field of Arts And Entertainment

Nearly everyone enjoys the different types of entertainment, and some people enjoy even more being entertainers. They want to become actors, comedians, dancers, singers. We used to go inside theatres after a hard day’s work to relax and see our favorite plays. But only in the last hundred years have we been able to record sound and pictures and to broadcast them through air. These improvements have brought fun and entertainment to every corner of the world and into most of our homes.

Technology has indeed made it possible for us to see entertainment in a new light. For one, technology has made it also possible for us to store our memories. Actors and singers long dead seem to come to life again every time their films or records are played. We can store a seemingly countless number of these records and films in CDs, hard drives and other storing devices like our computer. This makes it possible for us to entertain ourselves almost anywhere- at home, at the office, at the park, the bus; as long as we bring our devices with us. One can actually live without TV these days as long as one has a computer device and internet connection.

The world of entertainment has grown tremendously, and it can teach us as well as entertain us. Today, broadcasting is the most important form of popular entertainment. But now it is challenged by still newer inventions. Video playback and recording equipments make it possible for home viewers to buy or record their favorite shows. Many classic movies are already available for home viewing. This new equipment may encourage many viewers to spend fewer hours watching network offerings of situation comedies and action dramas. And now, we can record, transfer, and produce our own videos using cellular phones.

At the same time, the internet has revolutionized viewing habits in another way. The internet provides information on a lot of sources for movies, music, and other forms of entertainment. With internet connection, people can bring programs directly into their computer by doing downloads and many of these downloads are offered for free. Not only does it provide entertainment but we can even do some transactions like when you want to buy stun guns online.

The internet offer entertainment on almost all particular interests- music, news, and special information such as stock markets, weather, and social networking. These sources are made available to us faster than ever, as fast as the stun gun effects. We can update on news even before they get broadcasted on TV through the different websites on the internet.

Never in recorded history have Entertainment and arts been so important in the lives of so many people. Modern inventions such as the internet have put nearly every person within reach of music and drama all day, every day, at home, and away from home. The internet has also made it possible for people not just become viewers but also the performers themselves as they are able to upload their own videos on different sites. The future of entertainment and arts is taking shape through technology and the people themselves.

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Boys Come… Boy’s Co.

“John Lennon & Yoko Ono Bed-In for Peace”

Ask any girl. Those rules were bent Friday night when I happened upon old flame David Goldman still going strong at his Boy’s Co exclusive opening of “All We Are Saying” – a fashionable evening featuring the original photographs of “John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s Bed-In for Peace” by the late photojournalist Gerry Deiter.

These extraordinary photographs, providing the backdrop for the theme of the evening, were on display through the sagacity of the Elliott Louis Gallery’s owner Ted Lederer – who single-handedly dragged them out of Deiter’s vault for a first-time showing on May 26, 2004 – thirty-five years after John Lennon and Yoko Ono went to bed in a suite in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel, and invited the entire world to join them in seeking an alternative to violence and war in solving global political and social problems.

May 26, 1969. That month the battle of Dong Ap Bia, a.k.a. Hamburger Hill was exploding in the Vietnam War. Race riots occurred in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. French Foreign Legion paratroopers landed in Kolwezi, Zaire, to rescue Europeans caught in the middle of a civil war. U.S. National Guard helicopters sprayed skin-stinging powder on anti-war protesters in California. It was two years after the Summer of Love.

John and Yoko were in room 1742 of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Early in the Bed-In, a reporter asked John what he was trying to do. John said, “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” Putting sounds to the thought, he rented an 8-track tape machine from a local music store and, on May 31 while in bed, recorded the first solo by a single Beatle,” Give Peace a Chance”, – the recording was attended by dozens of journalists and various celebrities, including Timothy Leary, Petula Clark, Dick Gregory and Canada’s Tommy Smothers.

Gerry Deiter was there for the entire eight days. He was assigned to photograph the Bed-In for Peace by Life Magazine but Life never ran the feature. Ironically, it fell victim to a bigger story – the death of Ho Chi Minh, leader of North Vietnam.

Deiter kept the negatives and transparencies locked away for more than 30 years. He had been living aboard a classic wooden motor yacht cruising the wilderness of the British Columbia coast photographing and writing when Ted Lederer, with the help of family and friends, prevailed on him to bring this archive to life and offer the work to the public at the Elliott Louis Gallery in 2004. This amazing work offers up 25 images in colour and black and white that celebrate John and Yoko’s example of peace and love.

What brought the Boy’s Co show together were Goldman and Lederer meeting up on the field where their sons play soccer. It was a confluence that allowed for a new generation to have a special glimpse of an older one.

Disenchanted fan, Mark David Chapman, murdered Lennon on December 8, 1980. The world is still at war. This retrospective clearly speaks to Lennon’s prescience.

Good on Deiter, Goldman and Lederer for keeping his mission in our faces.

Devorah Macdonald is a freelance writer living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her professional career began as a disc jockey in California, Seattle and her hometown of Vancouver BC.

Vancouver Magazine, in an article titled ‘Video Vixen’, hailed her as having “the best female voice in radio locally,” going on to compare her world-weary delivery with Linda Ellerbee, formerly of the ‘Today Show’ and the award winning ‘Nick News’.

A ten-year retirement devoted to creating three children, “one of each,” according to Macdonald, now allows time write on music, movies and television.

All You Wanted to Know About Life Casting

In the ancient days, life-like, three-dimensional imitations of a deceased person’s body were created to transport him or her to the next world. This venerable art from the land of Egypt is now being practiced all over the world.

However, one no longer has to be dead to get a life cast done! Yes, realistic and perfectly detailed reproductions of the living and breathing human body are possible today. The 3D replica manages to capture every minute detail right down to the hair, skin texture, fingerprints and even the pores.

This cherished reflection can be captured from any part of the body and impressions of baby hands and feet are particular popular. So are pregnant bellies, intertwined hands, individual torsos and so on.

How is it done?

A life cast begins with making a body mold. In fact, this forms a crucial step and success depends on both the skill of the artist and the cooperation of the model. In fact, the model is only involved at this stage and the artist will work on his own during the casting.

The life casting artist will carefully instruct the model and decide on a pose that has to be maintained for a while. The artist will do his best to ensure that the model stays comfortable, secure and stationary.

The artist coats the body part with petroleum jelly or other release agent before slathering it with an alginate mixture. This alginate is a natural product that is derived from seaweed and is completely safe for the skin. Softer set variations are also available that is gentle for infant skin. Alternatively, the artist can opt to make the body mold with skin-safe silicone rubber too.

The mold making material is carefully applied on the body. Extra attention is needed when casting the face as the mold should capture the precise shape and yet the material should not enter the eyes, mouth or nose. Alginate molds are secured with plaster bandages to enable the mold to retain its shape.

The mold will set in a matter of minutes and it can be demolding by wriggling the face a bit. Now alginate molds should be cast quickly as the material tends to shrink and distort quickly. Plaster is generally the material of choice for making life casts. Resin life casts are also popular. It is even possible to make life casts in stone, metal or wood by using cold casting powders.

The casting material is carefully poured into the body mold. Care is needed to avoid air bubbles that can easily mar the perfection of the life cast. Once cured, alginate molds are usually broken away to reveal the life cast inside. The cast is then carefully finished (to correct any imperfections) and can also be painted or buffed as required.

Music As an Art and an Entertainment

When we were kids, our parents made it a point to expose us to a lot of things. They made us sing, dance ballet, act, play instruments, join art classes and many more. Our exposure to arts and entertainment deviate our attention from the structured lessons we learn in class. Aside from developing our cognitive abilities, it is important that we work in honing our creativity and motor skills. Being a well-rounded person is a good thing. It allows us to adjust to our environment and relate well to our peers.

Arts and entertainment covers a broad area, it includes music, literature, television, theater, visual arts and many more. It is everything that stimulates what we see, what we feel and what we hear. The people who came before us left beautiful masterpieces, which should inspire us to do better.

At present, modernization has paved the way of doing the impossible. People are driven to achieve more because things are one click away. Books are can be bought online, movies are available in DVD’s and music updates are very accessible. Technology may have taken over, but it cannot be denied that everything that we have right now is a product of man’s creativity. This is a good thing because a lot of young people are into it. They enjoy immersing themselves on what they see on TV and on listening to their favorite songs from their playlists. One of the artists that are loved by most of them is Jason Derulo.

A singer and a songwriter born in Miami, Jason Derulo has succeeded in making himself known in hit charts along with other famous performers. The songs that he released from his present album were a major hit that everyone is looking forward to his upcoming projects. His fans are excited to collect stuff like Jason Derulo “autographed” photos that they can keep as a memorabilia or post on their walls. In fact, most of them enjoy joining contests where they can show how much they love and enjoy his music. A big thanks to technology; these activities can be accessible to everyone who is willing to join in the craze.

So what’s in stored for Jason Derulo for 2011? Lots! He will commence his year by going on tour internationally. He will begin in England on February 17, 2011 with a concert in Bournemouth which will be followed by a similar event in Wolverhampton on February 18, 2010. He will also be visiting Leeds, Derby, Manchester, Cardiff and London. I’m pretty sure the people in the United Kingdom are all excited to meet him. Ticket details and the schedule of his tours are readily available online. This way, fans who are interested to watch his concerts, will be kept updated. Attending his concerts will surely be fun and exciting, besides the fact that you get to see Jason Derulo in person, you will also hear him sing live!

The guy is just starting his career but everybody loves him already. The fans are hanging on to what he is going to offer in the near future and they don’t doubt his capacity to exceed what he has already achieved.