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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 - 1:40pm

 RichardPrins wrote:
Japanese designer of soy-sauce bottle dies at 85

The Japanese designer responsible for both the classic soy sauce bottle and the train connecting Tokyo to its major international airport has died, his company said Monday.

Kenji Ekuan, who was 85, was the brains behind the sauce dispenser first used by Kikkoman in Japan in 1961.

The upside-down funnel shape with a red cap was subsequently exported around the globe and became visual shorthand for soy sauce as the craze for Japanese food swept abroad.

Ekuan, who was also a Buddhist monk, was credited with numerous corporate logos during Japan’s industrial boom era, as well as creating the look of Yamaha’s VMAX motorcycles and the Narita Express train that ferries passengers to and from Tokyo’s main international gateway.

A former president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, and a recipient of the council’s Colin King Grand Prix, Ekuan was also made officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France and awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by Japan.

The company he founded, GK Design Group, said he died on Sunday after suffering from sinus problems.



 
Sounds like he was the Japanese counterpart of Raymond Loewy.


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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 - 1:38pm

Steve Strange, Visage frontman and New Romantic figure, 1959-2015
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Posted: Feb 9, 2015 - 3:37pm

Japanese designer of soy-sauce bottle dies at 85

The Japanese designer responsible for both the classic soy sauce bottle and the train connecting Tokyo to its major international airport has died, his company said Monday.

Kenji Ekuan, who was 85, was the brains behind the sauce dispenser first used by Kikkoman in Japan in 1961.

The upside-down funnel shape with a red cap was subsequently exported around the globe and became visual shorthand for soy sauce as the craze for Japanese food swept abroad.

Ekuan, who was also a Buddhist monk, was credited with numerous corporate logos during Japan’s industrial boom era, as well as creating the look of Yamaha’s VMAX motorcycles and the Narita Express train that ferries passengers to and from Tokyo’s main international gateway.

A former president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, and a recipient of the council’s Colin King Grand Prix, Ekuan was also made officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France and awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by Japan.

The company he founded, GK Design Group, said he died on Sunday after suffering from sinus problems.


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Posted: Aug 24, 2014 - 5:33pm

Jean Redpath, Prolific Scottish Folk Singer, Dies at 77

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Jean Redpath, shown in 1986, drew on a deep historical knowledge to record some 40 albums. Credit Ruby Washington/The New York Times

Jean Redpath, an esteemed Scottish folk singer whose arresting repertoire of ancient ballads, Robert Burns poems and contemporary tunes helped energize a genre she described as a “brew of pure flavor and pure emotion,” died on Thursday at a hospice in Arizona. She was 77.


Jean Redpath was a force of nature in traditional music. The voice of an angel and the memory of a library, she recorded and celebrated the music of her native Scotland, especially the works of Robert Burns.

Here's a taste of what the world will be missing:

DaveInSaoMiguel

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Posted: Jul 29, 2014 - 7:03pm

Last living crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia at age 93


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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 5:28am

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Peter Marler, Graphic Decoder of Birdsong, Dies at 86 - NYTimes.com
The conventional wisdom among animal scientists in the 1950s was that birds were genetically programmed to sing, that monkeys made noise to vent their emotions, and that animal communication, in general, was less like human conversation than like a bodily function.

Then Peter Marler, a British-born animal behaviorist, showed that certain songbirds not only learned their songs, but also learned to sing in a dialect peculiar to the region in which they were born. And that a vervet monkey made one noise to warn its troop of an approaching leopard, another to report the sighting of an eagle, and a third to alert the group to a python on the forest floor.

These and other discoveries by Dr. Marler, who died July 5 in Winters, Calif., at 86, heralded a sea change in the study of animal intelligence. At a time when animal behavior was seen as a set of instinctive, almost robotic responses to environmental stimuli, he was one of the first scientists to embrace the possibility that some animals, like humans, were capable of learning and transmitting their knowledge to other members of their species. His hypothesis attracted a legion of new researchers in ethology, as animal behavior research is also known, and continues to influence thinking about cognition.

Dr. Marler, who made his most enduring contributions in the field of birdsong, wrote more than a hundred papers during a long career that began at Cambridge University, where he received his Ph.D. in zoology in 1954 (the second of his two Ph.D.s.), and that took him around the world conducting field research while teaching at a succession of American universities.

Dr. Marler taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1957 to 1966; at Rockefeller University in New York from 1966 to 1989; and at the University of California, Davis, where he led animal behavior research, from 1989 to 1994. He was an emeritus professor there at his death.

Two technological breakthroughs were central to his field research — the portable tape recorder and the sonic spectrograph, a device developed in World War II for recording and graphing the signature sounds of enemy ships’ propellers.

Using both, Dr. Marler was one of the first ethologists to produce graphic snapshots of birdsong — streaks of ink on paper, like an electrocardiogram, showing the wave-frequency, modulation and pitch of various calls and songs.

From that data, Dr. Marler and his colleagues discovered that some species had repertoires of only a few songs while others had as many as 100. They found they could analyze and differentiate calls within the same species — calls for roosting, seeking food, mating, territory-marking, warning of danger and summoning help, known as mobbing, to ward off an intruder. (...)


  Huge loss for the world.  Certainly for the animals.


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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 11:57pm

Peter Marler, Graphic Decoder of Birdsong, Dies at 86 - NYTimes.com
The conventional wisdom among animal scientists in the 1950s was that birds were genetically programmed to sing, that monkeys made noise to vent their emotions, and that animal communication, in general, was less like human conversation than like a bodily function.

Then Peter Marler, a British-born animal behaviorist, showed that certain songbirds not only learned their songs, but also learned to sing in a dialect peculiar to the region in which they were born. And that a vervet monkey made one noise to warn its troop of an approaching leopard, another to report the sighting of an eagle, and a third to alert the group to a python on the forest floor.

These and other discoveries by Dr. Marler, who died July 5 in Winters, Calif., at 86, heralded a sea change in the study of animal intelligence. At a time when animal behavior was seen as a set of instinctive, almost robotic responses to environmental stimuli, he was one of the first scientists to embrace the possibility that some animals, like humans, were capable of learning and transmitting their knowledge to other members of their species. His hypothesis attracted a legion of new researchers in ethology, as animal behavior research is also known, and continues to influence thinking about cognition.

Dr. Marler, who made his most enduring contributions in the field of birdsong, wrote more than a hundred papers during a long career that began at Cambridge University, where he received his Ph.D. in zoology in 1954 (the second of his two Ph.D.s.), and that took him around the world conducting field research while teaching at a succession of American universities.

Dr. Marler taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1957 to 1966; at Rockefeller University in New York from 1966 to 1989; and at the University of California, Davis, where he led animal behavior research, from 1989 to 1994. He was an emeritus professor there at his death.

Two technological breakthroughs were central to his field research — the portable tape recorder and the sonic spectrograph, a device developed in World War II for recording and graphing the signature sounds of enemy ships’ propellers.

Using both, Dr. Marler was one of the first ethologists to produce graphic snapshots of birdsong — streaks of ink on paper, like an electrocardiogram, showing the wave-frequency, modulation and pitch of various calls and songs.

From that data, Dr. Marler and his colleagues discovered that some species had repertoires of only a few songs while others had as many as 100. They found they could analyze and differentiate calls within the same species — calls for roosting, seeking food, mating, territory-marking, warning of danger and summoning help, known as mobbing, to ward off an intruder. (...)

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Posted: Mar 29, 2013 - 4:47pm

RIP Richard Griffiths, from Uncle Monty to Vernon Dursley.
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Posted: Mar 18, 2013 - 12:33pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission




Jason Molina RIP
Monday, 10AM. Not the time you expect to get a telephone call from an old friend. But sadly, I'm accustomed to it. Far too much.

On Saturday night, March 16, 2013, Jason Molina, the songwriting force behind Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company died from a body that had been drowned in alcohol for years on end. He was far too young to die and his friends and fans have experienced a massive loss.
 
Sorry to hear of another senseless death due to alcohol.{#Hug}


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Posted: Mar 18, 2013 - 10:59am

 Lazy8 wrote:
Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission




Jason Molina RIP
Monday, 10AM. Not the time you expect to get a telephone call from an old friend. But sadly, I'm accustomed to it. Far too much.

On Saturday night, March 16, 2013, Jason Molina, the songwriting force behind Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company died from a body that had been drowned in alcohol for years on end. He was far too young to die and his friends and fans have experienced a massive loss.


 
my condolences {#Hug}
Lazy8

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Posted: Mar 18, 2013 - 10:51am

Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission




Jason Molina RIP
Monday, 10AM. Not the time you expect to get a telephone call from an old friend. But sadly, I'm accustomed to it. Far too much.

On Saturday night, March 16, 2013, Jason Molina, the songwriting force behind Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company died from a body that had been drowned in alcohol for years on end. He was far too young to die and his friends and fans have experienced a massive loss.



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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 - 10:13am

 DaveInVA wrote:

There are no commercially made breads that don't have things I am allergic to in them so I have to make my own. Got pretty good at it too. The biggest killers are corn syrup, corn oil, milk and egg products are in all of them in some variation. Was fun making a pizza with no onions, cow cheese etc. I made a whole wheat and rice flour crust and used goat cheese as I am ok for Goat dairy stuff. I am trying to find a source for goat milk locally so I can go back to making my own yogurt. Most all the commercial "goat" yogurts and cheeses are really made mostly from cow milk with tapioca added to make it taste like goat. Most have no goat products in them at all ... 

 
Mag has to make her own bread as well. It's actually not too bad, I have a little every now and then. Like you, there is very little in this world that she can eat without getting sick. 
Proclivities

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 - 9:42am

 DaveInVA wrote:

There are no commercially made breads that don't have things I am allergic to in them so I have to make my own. Got pretty good at it too. The biggest killers are corn syrup, corn oil, milk and egg products are in all of them in some variation. Was fun making a pizza with no onions, cow cheese etc. I made a whole wheat and rice flour crust and used goat cheese as I am ok for Goat dairy stuff. I am trying to find a source for goat milk locally so I can go back to making my own yogurt. Most all the commercial "goat" yogurts and cheeses are really made mostly from cow milk with tapioca added to make it taste like goat. Most have no goat products in them at all ... 

 
Years ago, I was the dairy buyer at a Whole Foods in Chapel Hill; we used to get fresh goat milk and yogurt from a guy whose farm was somewhere around Roanoke.  I can't remember the name, and that's probably about 90 miles from you anyhow.

*edit: There is a goat farm called Sleepy Goat, pretty close to you, across the NC border, off of Route 86, but it looks like they may only sell the cheeses, not the milk.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 - 9:30am

 sirdroseph wrote:


Your best bet would be just get a goat if you can.  Stinky would love that!{#Lol}

 
I'm sure the neighbors here would love that...
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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 - 9:25am

 DaveInVA wrote:

There are no commercially made breads that don't have things I am allergic to in them so I have to make my own. Got pretty good at it too. The biggest killers are corn syrup, corn oil, milk and egg products are in all of them in some variation. Was fun making a pizza with no onions, cow cheese etc. I made a whole wheat and rice flour crust and used goat cheese as I am ok for Goat dairy stuff. I am trying to find a source for goat milk locally so I can go back to making my own yogurt. Most all the commercial "goat" yogurts and cheeses are really made mostly from cow milk with tapioca added to make it taste like goat. Most have no goat products in them at all ... 

 

Your best bet would be just get a goat if you can.  Stinky would love that!{#Lol}
DaveInSaoMiguel

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 - 9:21am

 sirdroseph wrote:


Which is a very useful skill to have anyway.{#Cheers}

 
There are no commercially made breads that don't have things I am allergic to in them so I have to make my own. Got pretty good at it too. The biggest killers are corn syrup, corn oil, milk and egg products are in all of them in some variation. Was fun making a pizza with no onions, cow cheese etc. I made a whole wheat and rice flour crust and used goat cheese as I am ok for Goat dairy stuff. I am trying to find a source for goat milk locally so I can go back to making my own yogurt. Most all the commercial "goat" yogurts and cheeses are really made mostly from cow milk with tapioca added to make it taste like goat. Most have no goat products in them at all ... 
sirdroseph

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 - 9:15am

 DaveInVA wrote:

Each of their products has at least 2 things I'm allergic to in them...Guess I'll have to stick to making my own whole wheat bread as I've been doing...

 

Which is a very useful skill to have anyway.{#Cheers}
DaveInSaoMiguel

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 - 8:59am

 Proclivities wrote:

{#Yes}  Nice one.  That Bunny Bread is pretty fancy stuff.

 
Each of their products has at least 2 things I'm allergic to in them...Guess I'll have to stick to making my own whole wheat bread as I've been doing...
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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 - 8:31am

 Proclivities wrote:
{#Yes}  Nice one.  That Bunny Bread is pretty fancy stuff.
 
one could say it's the perfect medium {#Yes}
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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 - 8:25am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Harry Stamps
The most awesome obit you'll read today.

 
{#Yes}  Nice one.  That Bunny Bread is pretty fancy stuff.


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