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    If you find any old videos of famous poeple - scientists, poets , whatever maybe you could share them - with or without ongoing (more modern) explanation. (?)

    A couple that spring to mind...

    here are a couple on Einstien - starting with the wit of George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw & Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein

    E=mc˛: Einstein explains his famous formula

    Time Travel: Einstein's big idea (Theory of Relativity)

    The Elegant Universe - Einstein's Relativity

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    Tennyson reading his poem about the Charge of the Light Brigade..
    seriously old sound track - I suspect made with a recording cylinder of some sort.

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    Duke Kahanamoku surfing in Hawaii (don't think I saw a fin there ?)
    Probably score about (-20) these days lol.

    Old Hawaiian Footage of Duke Kahanamoku

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    "The Road Not Taken" Read By Robert Frost

    The Road Not Taken (for Chorus and Piano) by Dale Victorine

    Robert Frost

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    JRR Tolkien on Film

    There are two clips here spliced together of JRR Tolkien talking on film. In the first from 1968, he talks about "The Lord of the Rings" books and gives some detail about where some of the ideas for characters came from in ancient stories. In the second (date unknown) he mentions the first time he ever wrote down the idea for "The Hobbit". The picture is better in the first clip--the audio is better in the second. Both clips are of very poor quality however.

    Tolkien was a member of the Inklings, a literary group of friends and writers associated with Oxford University and of which C.S. Lewis was the principal member. Tolkien and Dyson together were instrumental in introducing Lewis to Christianity

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    George Bernard Shaw

    "A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul."

    "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."

    "Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history."

    "Lack of money is the root of all evil." (vs the usual "money is the root etc" )

    "Martyrdom is the only way a person can become famous without ability."

    This one could be on the Bible thread I guess ..
    "The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one."

    "Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few."

    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

    "Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."

    "Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them."

    "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it."
    Last edited by 2020hindsight; 31st-August-2008 at 08:59 PM.

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    apropos of nothing in particular

    Profiles In History: George Bernard Shaw

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