Archive for November, 2013
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION turns its attention to Asia as Vice President Biden takes a week-long trip to meet with leaders of China, Japan and South Korea amid China’s renewed claim to a disputed territory and warnings to encroaching planes.
Da Vinci’s viola organista debuts … 500 years after its design
http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2013/11/30/da-vincis-viola-organista-debuts-500-years-after-its-design/ by Ed Morrissey
It looks and plays like a piano, but it sounds like a string quartet — and it took 500 years before anyone built it. Leonardo da Vinci’s flight of fancy in designing a hammerless piano, called a “viola organista,” has come to life half a millenium after da Vinci designed it, thanks to a Polish concert pianist and musical engineer. It couldn’t have sounded any better in da Vinci’s head (via Brad Thor and Dan Gainor)
Archbishop Konrad Krajewski
Krajewski gets his marching orders each morning: A Vatican gendarme goes from the Vatican hotel where Francis lives to Krajewski’s office across the Vatican gardens, bringing a bundle of letters that the pope has received from the faithful asking for help. On the top of each letter, Francis might write “You know what to do” or “Go find them” or “Go talk to them.”
odd Obama line? per WH transcript: “just looking at faces, I could tell there were some folks who are here not because they were born here.“