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Thoughts Are Free: “Die Gedanken sind frei”

Via: Wikipedia

Die Gedanken sind frei” is a German song about the freedom of thought. The original lyricist and the composer are unknown, though the most popular version was rendered by Hoffmann von Fallersleben in 1842.

The idea represented in the title—that thoughts are free—was expressed as early as in antiquity[1] and became prominent again in the Middle Ages, when Walther von der Vogelweide (c.1170–1230) wrote: joch sint iedoch gedanke frî (“yet still thoughts are free”).[2] In the 12th century, Austrian minnesinger Dietmar von Aist (presumably) had composed the song Gedanke die sint ledic vrî (“only thoughts are free”). About 1229, Freidank wrote: diu bant mac nieman vinden, diu mîne gedanke binden. (“this band may no one twine, that will my thoughts confine”).

The song was important to certain anti-Nazi resistance movements in Germany.

1. Thoughts are free, who can guess them?
They fly by like nocturnal shadows.
No man can know them, no hunter can shoot them
with powder and lead: Thoughts are free!

2. I think what I want, and what delights me,
still always reticent, and as it is suitable.
My wish and desire, no one can deny me
and so it will always be: Thoughts are free!

3. And if I am thrown into the darkest dungeon,
all these are futile works,
because my thoughts tear all gates
and walls apart: Thoughts are free!

4. So I will renounce my sorrows forever,
and never again will torture myself with whimsies.
In one’s heart, one can always laugh and joke
and think at the same time: Thoughts are free!

5. I love wine, and my girl even more,
Only her I like best of all.
I’m not alone with my glass of wine,
my girl is with me: Thoughts are free!

 

 

 

Rock tribute to Killary

 

 

“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

It’s late in the evening; she’s wondering what clothes to wear.
She puts on her make-up and brushes her short hair.
And then she asks me, Do I look all right?
And I say, No B-i-t-c-h, you look horrible tonight.

You abuse all your power
Waste  everybody’s time
You dress like a hooker
Not the expensive kind
So get your ass to the airport
Take a one way flight
Because B-i-t-c-h you look horrible tonight

Catchy Plastic Surgery Parody Is Hilarious

Via: Luke Cameron

 

Meet Dr. Cory Torgerson. Described as “one of Canada’s most talented and prominent cosmetic plastic surgeons, focusing on head, neck, and facial plastic surgery,” and described by me as “a guy I never would have imagined to make a parody video of anything, let alone that huge hit ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ by The Weeknd.”

Yet his video does just that, and it’s actually hilarious!

The video features patients before, during, and after cosmetic procedures, and features some incredible lyrics like “the Botox keeps me beautiful, I’ll stay forever young.”

 

 

 

 

Can Dancing Holograms Teach You How To Play Piano?

Ever wanted to learn piano? Andante, which comes out of MIT’s Tangible Media Lab, is the program to help you learn keystrokes visually.

Andante from Tangible Media Group on Vimeo.

Andante: Walking Figures on the Piano Keyboard to Visualize Musical Motion

Popular Science: Animated figures walk, dance, and lumber across the  piano keyboard

 

 

David Patrick Carter Questions The Ruling Elite

 

 

David Patrick Carter throws out some interesting questions on the topic of the ruling elite in England. He questions the validity of the Queen of England, he links his research to David Icke, Alex Jones and Joel Skousen from the World Affairs Brief. The global population is under attack from the air, the water and the food, we are controlled by the banks and we need to wake up before it is beyond our control.

 

 

 

 

 

Insane base jumping / bike parkour

 

Malvina Reynolds / Little Boxes

 

CSNY: What are their names?     Let’s impeach the President for lying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Little Drummer Boy’ – Pentatonix

Via: Pentatonix

Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, and Kirstie Maldonado formed a trio during high school together in Arlington, Texas. They added the final two members, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola, the day before their audition on Season 3 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off”, and PTX was born. Pentatonix has that special acappella swag, something that most singing groups tend to lack.


Youtube: Pentatonix