Friday, February 21, 2014

RICE FIELDS OF JAPAN - AMAZING ...and Sid Caesar passes away at age 91

You Control Your Reaction

You do not have complete control over anyone else. But you do have a strong degree of control over your reaction to any given situation.
Knowing this will improve your skill of thinking instead of reacting emotionally. The more confident you are that you can control a situation using wisdom, the less chance you will lose your temper.

Speaking of control--here was a master of self control and humor --Sid Caesar.

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Hail the Mighty Caesar

Hail the Mighty Caesar

Sid Caesar passed away at the age of 91, but the laughter he created lives on.

by Marnie Winston-Macauley

On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, we lost Sid Caesar at age 91.
Sid changed the comedic world with his legendary talent and subversive Jewish chutzpah; a significant part of our Jewish humor.
If there weren’t a Sid Caesar, there wouldn’t have been comedy as we know it
If there weren’t a Sid Caesar, there wouldn’t have been comedy as we know it. “SNL,” ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ sitcoms, sketches, and parodies, might all be lost to us.
The 1950s Your Show of Shows starring Sid Caesar had a dream team of writers who did the subversive, to introduce Jewish humor using Yiddishe double-talk during the Vanilla (pearls and vacuum) era. A sketch from Sid and Carl Reiner:
SID: What have you got to eat?
CARL: Klochmoloppi. We also have lich lop, slop lom, shtocklock, riskkosh, and flochlish.
SID: Yuck!
CARL: We have yuck too. Boiled or broiled?
A genius with words, he worked with the best: Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Carl Riener, Woody Allen, and Larry Gelbart. All wanted to impress Caesar, who was not unlike his namesake.

Watch one of his great scenes called Big business on  You tube
and one of the funniest

and finally

at the health food restaurant

Looks ordinary enough....... but watch as the rice grows!!!!!!

Stunning crop art has sprung up across rice  fields in Japan , but this is no alien creation.    The designs have been cleverly  PLANTED!  Farmers creating the huge displays use no ink  or dye.
Instead, different colour rice plants have been precisely and strategically arranged and grown in the paddy fields.
As summer progresses and the plants shoot up, the detailed artwork begins to  emerge.

A Sengoku warrior on  horseback  has been created from hundreds of thousands of  rice plants. 
The colours are created by using different varieties of rice plants, whose leaves grow in certain colours. 
This photo was taken in Inakadate , Japan  .  
Napoleon on horseback can be seen from the  skies.  This was created by precision planting and months of planning by villagers and farmers located in Inkadate , Japan  . 

Fictional warrior Naoe Kanetsugu and his wife,  Osen,
whose lives are featured on the television  series 'Tenchijin'
 & nbsp;appear in fields in the town of
Yonezawa in the Yamagata prefecture of Japan  .
This year, various artwork has popped up in other rice-farming
   areas of Japan , including designs of deer  dancers. 
Smaller works of 'crop-art' can be seen in other  rice-fa rming areas of Japan such as this image of Doraemon and deer dancers  
The farmers create the  murals
  by planting little purple and yellow-leafed  Kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed Tsugaru, a Roman variety, to create the coloured patterns in the time between planting and harvesting in  September.
The murals in Inakadate cover 15,000 square  meters of paddy fields.
From ground level, the designs are invisible,
 and viewers have to climb the mock castle tower of the village office to get a glimpse of the  work.
 Closer to the image, the careful placement of the thousands  of rice plants in the paddy fields can be seen. 
Rice-paddy art was started there in 1993 as a local revitalization project, an idea that grew from meetings of the village  committees. 
The different varieties of rice plants grow alongside each other to create the  masterpieces..  In the first nine years, the village office workers and local farmers  grew a simple design of Mount Iwaki every year.  But their ideas grew more complicated and attracted more attention. 
In 2005, agreements between landowners  allowed the creation of enormou s rice paddy art.  A year later,
organizers used computers to precisely plot the planting of four  differently colored rice varieties that bring the images to  life!

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