Washington DC history and culture

Washington DC history and culture

On meetups and on eventbrite, there are two groups, Washington DC history and culture, and Baltimore history and culture. They give lectures via Zoom on various historical events and people. They record some of them, but are unable to record the ones that involve music, due to copywrite laws. You’ll have to catch those lectures live. They are well worth it.

Today’s lecture was on Dr. Martin Luthor King, Jr and his speech at the March on Washington for jobs and freedom in 1963. It was recorded and will be posted on YouTube later this week.

They have various lectures already recorded and posted, so you can just search for the groups on YouTube, or you can use the link I posted above.

Again, I stress that these lectures are well worth the time it takes to view them. Be careful, though. You might learn something.

Judy Huemann

Watch “Monday Minute: Reading Books by Disabled Authors!” on YouTube

The above YouTube link shows the January show of Judy Huemann who was in the movie, Crip Camp, that I reviewed a few months ago. Judy was one of the crusaders for putting the ADA in place. The link above shows her telling about books about and by disabled people.

Judy does a YouTube episode every Monday. It’s worth subscribing to and watching.

Makeup and Mystery

Bailey Sarian has a YouTube channel. She does amazing makeup jobs while telling a true mystery story. I have watched several of them so far, and I have been fascinated by the whole procedure. The makeup is wonderful. The stories are interesting. The whole process gives one a lot to think about. I still am not going to do a full face of makeup, but it’s still good to know that I can learn how, if needed.

Demolishing the School

Demolishing the school

The above linked article is a YouTube video of an 8 year old trying to convince a demolition company to knock down her school. It’s cute and entertained the employees of the company.

I found out that the girl has several videos out, making prank calls. They are cute and harmless. I’m impressed that she doesn’t crack up on the phone. I sure was laughing at a few of them.

Mood Ring Toilet Seat

Toilet mood ring

The above linked article shows how to make a toilet seat that is a mood ring. I was thinking of so many things I could say about this project. Some are not appropriate. I suppose it could tell you if you have been perched on the seat too long and your butt fell asleep. The tingling in your butt might be a better indicator than the color of the toilet seat, honestly.

The temperature of the paint only goes up to 90 degrees, so it’s not like you could really use this as a thermometer. It might be fun to use. I wonder how the paint and sealant will stand up to cleaning.

I watched this whole video, thinking that these people have too much time on their hands, but a lot of us do these days. Me watching the whole video kind of proves it, too. These two seem to be having a lot of fun, anyway.