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The Wisdom of Batman

From the Batman TV show  in 1966, some words to live by:

General Wisdom:

Batman: “An older head can’t be put on younger shoulders.”

Batman: “That’s one trouble with dual identities, Robin. Dual responsibilities.”

Health:

Robin: “Gosh, Batman, this camel grass juice is great.”
Batman: “Beware of strong stimulants, Robin.”

Robin: “Holy molars! Am I ever glad I take good care of my teeth!”
Batman: “True. You owe your life to dental hygiene.”

Education:

Dick: “Awww, heck! What’s the use of learning French anyway?”
Bruce: “Dick, I’m surprised at you! Language is the key to world peace. If we all spoke each other’s tongues, perhaps the scourge of war would be ended forever.”

Batman: “The green button will turn the car a la escarda o a la drecia.”
Robin: “To the left or right. Threw in a little Spanish on me, huh, Batman?”
Batman: “One should always keep abreast of foreign tongues, Robin.”

Dick: “Wow! The rings of Saturn! This is sure some fun, Bruce.”
Bruce: “Astronomy is more than mere fun, Dick.”
Dick: “It is?”
Bruce: “Yes, it helps give us a sense of proportion. Reminds us how little we are, really. People tend to forget that sometimes.”

Dick : “What’s so important about Chopin?”
Bruce : “All music is important, Dick. It’s the universal language. One of our best hopes for the eventual realization of the brotherhood of man.”

Dick: “Sorry, I’m not interested in dance lessons.”
Bruce: “Wait a minute, Dick. The junior prom’s coming up, isn’t it?”
Dick: “Yes, but…”
Bruce: “Well, we don’t want you to be a wallflower, do we? Dancing is an integral part of every young man’s education.”

Robin: “You can’t get away from Batman that easy!”
Batman: “Easily.”
Robin: “Easily.”
Batman: “Good grammar is essential, Robin.”

Women:

Robin: “I guess you can never trust a woman.”
Batman: “You’ve made a hasty generalization, Robin. It’s a bad habit to get into.”

Batman to Robin: “When you get a little older, you’ll see how easy it is to become lured by the female of the species.”

Politics:

Batman: “Better put 5 cents in the meter.”
Robin: “No policeman’s going to give the Batmobile a ticket.”
Batman: “This money goes to building better roads. We all must do our part.”

Dick: “Gosh, Economics is sure a dull subject.”
Bruce: “Oh, you must be jesting, Dick. Economics dull? The glamour, the romance of commerce… Hmm. It’s the very lifeblood of our country’s society

Robin: “Gosh, there could be diplomatic repercussions if we fail this time, Batman.”
Batman: “That’s not the point, Robin. What’s important is that the world know that all visitors to these teeming shores are safe, be they peasant or king.”
Robin: “Gee, Batman, I never thought of that. You’re right.”
Batman: “It’s the very essence of our democracy.”

Batman: “Nobody wants war.”
Robin: “Gee, Batman. Belgravia’s such a small country. We’d beat them in a few hours.”
Batman: “Yes, and then we’d have to support them for years.”
Who knew Batman was so full of wisdom?

(source http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/search/author/garden-of-eden)

The Blue Zones

Twin Cities native and author (among other trades) Dan Buettner will be on Oprah today with Dr. Oz discussing the 9 secrets of the world’s longest-lived people/cultures.  These people reside in these “blue zones,” or certain locations around the globe where the residents outlive other populations by years.  He’ll discuss small things people can do in their everyday lives to add years to it (things like eating nuts, getting plenty of sunshine/vitamin D, high-antioxidant wines, etc.). The account of his expeditions which led to these findings can be found in the book, The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, by National Geographic Books.

I’m at work during Oprah,but KS95 this morning told me that it’d be on at 4PM on Channel 4 (WCCO).

*Some information here is courtesy of Wikipedia.

Film Your Own TV Program with Saint Paul Neighborhood Network

Saint Paul Neighborhood Network logoHow many people know what the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network is? I’ll admit I had a vague sense of it being a community television station, but I didn’t know much about it beyond that.

There is oh so much more to the SPNN. They don’t just produce community television. They train anyone in the community who wants to learn how to produce video to make your own program.

Once you are a member of SPNN and become certified you can use our cameras, field gear, edit suites, and studios to create your program.

You cannot use SPNN gear for personal purposes, commercial content, weddings or family events.

You can use SPNN gear to tape your kid’s soccer game, public events, documentaries, and anything you want to share with the St. Paul community.

Anyone using SPNN gear must broadcast their program on one of SPNN’s five channels.

If this sounds interesting to you, the first step in your journey is to attend an Intro to SPNN class. It runs the first Tuesday of every month. The next class is Tuesday, July 1, at 6:30pm at SPNN studios. In this free class you will learn how to become an SPNN member and the basics of producing your own program. There are no pre-requisites for this class, but this class is a pre-req for a lot of the other classes SPNN offers and is required for any person or organization wanting to become a member.

For questions regarding training contact Ed Sanders at sanders@spnn.org or call 651-298-8914.

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