THIS MOVIE HAS BEEN RUNNING NON-STOP FOR 24 YEARS
If you ask someone in India if they’ve seen Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge or DDLJ for short, chances are you’ll get a yes. The movie is an iconic part of Indian cinema, and it’s so beloved that it has screened every day, for the past 24 years, at the Maratha Mandir theater in Mumbai.
CAN FARTS SPREAD COVID-19?
Don't laugh. I almost did but it's not necessarily a joke. As the Global Times reported:
”In a lengthy and seemingly humorous yet serious article on its WeChat account, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of Tongzhou district in Beijing clarified that farts, normally, do not constitute another transmission route of COVID-19, unless someone takes a good and rather close sniff of gas from a pantless patient.”
TELEMEDICINE NOW PAID FOR BY MEDICARE
President Donald J. Trump announced on Tuesday that Medicare will now pay for telephone or video conferences with any physician including using such services as Skype and FaceTime.
Until now, this service had been restricted to Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas. Now, as STAT reported,
“'Medicare beneficiaries across the nation, no matter where they live, will now be able to receive a wide range of services via telehealth without ever having to leave home,' said Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
“'And these services can also be provided in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, hospital outpatient departments, and more.'”
THE LAST BOOKSTORE
This is a terrific short documentary (12 minutes) by filmmaker Chad Howitt about The Last Book Store in Los Angeles and its owner, Josh Spencer.
CATS SLEEPING IN WEIRD PLACES
It's what they do. Here are some examples:
There are 38 more images of cats sleeping in odd places at Bored Panda.
SUNDAY ELDER MUSIC
With tomorrow's Elder Music column, Peter Tibbles begins a three-part series about home – in Sunday's case, “Home is Where the Heart Is” with music from Nina Simone, Maria Muldaur, Sam Cooke and a bunch of others. Do tune in.
This is simply amazing food artistry from pastry chef Luke Vincentini. Thank TGB reader Joan McMullen for it. (If you dislike the music as much as I do, just turn down your speakers, you'll still get all the information in the captions.)
There are more videos of Vincentini's creations at YouTube.
THE MYSTERY OF RABBIT ISLAND
As the Youtube page explains:
”Okunoshima is a small island in Japan’s Inland Sea. It's called 'Rabbit Island' because of the thousands of feral rabbits that roam the land. No one knows exactly how they got there, but since the end of World War II, the rabbits have been doing what they do best...”
ONE FINE MORNING
We live in frightening times these days but I've found a small respite. With this video, we can let go of our hyper-vigilance for a few minutes, breathe deeply and relax to the magnificence of nature.
This was shot at a cyprus swamp in Florida in early January 2020.
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