My #introduction on another site: I'm a microeconomist who spends his days searching for better models, but I mostly use this site for one-liners.
Am a heavy music consumer, and may post track links w/background. I do a lot with intellectual property, migration, and computational statstics, which I think are important topics with a lot of room for curiosity and creative exploration. I make soap, bike everywhere, often sleep in tents, and am generally an introverted hippie.
I created a Wikipedia page about a person, so the account I set up in 2005 was flagged as a sockpuppet for that person. As evidence, the flagging editor writes, "B k has less than 140 mainspace edits spanning five years."
Sockpuppets on WP must play a serious long game. That or casual volunteer edits are discouraged more and more.
I tried to find photos of the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River (Ohio), but it was a pre-Internet event so photos are not prevalent. This is the best I could find: https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5cd58fb51f00002f009d4e4c.jpeg
In my mind it's always been vivid.
If you're OK with Southern Rock, here's a good song from 1986 about the incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deTl5FGnL7Y
PS: I recognize that that site is potentially shady. It's hard to search for "Kim Kashkashian" without Google vigorously insisting on giving you somebody else. Or buy the album (Neharót) from ECM, featuring some works by Tigran Mansurian, another stellar Armenian.
Here's his Requiem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUoINWiTqZA
OK, I'm back, and I finally found a site that will let you hear Armenian superhero viola player Kim Kashkashian: https://mp3fm.top/song/89499301/Kim_Kashkashian_Betty_Olivero_Neharot_neharot/ There's a lot there, but I recommend skipping to Betty Olivero's Neharót Neharót.
Posting a few more badass Armenians today.
Here's Mary Kouyoumdjian's "The revolt of the stars", performed by cellist Caitlin Sullivan: https://caitlinsullivan.bandcamp.com/track/the-revolt-of-the-stars-mary-kouyoumdjian It is "inspired by the Armenian fable by the same name, in which the stars unite in an attempt to outshine the sun and the moon."
O and what about "A boy and a makeshift toy", https://soundcloud.com/marykouyoumdjian/children-of-conflict-a-boy-and-a-makeshift-toy "a portrait of a young boy playing in an abandoned train station, full of Albanian reugees, waiting to be taken to another camp."
During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher.
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