Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Famous people painting

I got this in an email that said there are 100 famous people in this painting, if you can name 30 of them you are doing good.

Now, I am terrible with names so I knew a few of them but mostly I recognize the faces but couldn't tell you the name. I thought it was pretty cool anyway and wanted to post it.

The email didn't say who created the painting or where it can be found or anything so I can't give credit where do, sorry.

Click on the picture to enlarge it (it's big) and start naming!

UPDATE 4/28/09: I came across a link on Twitter today that has information and answers about this painting. Cool!

UPDATE 8/15/09:I received an email today from Lester in Australia that said:

Hi there Dawn there are really 103 Faces and they are named below.

1 Bill Gates, Microsoft founder
2 Homer, Greek poet
3 Cui Jian, Chinese singer
4 Vladimir Lenin, Russian revolutionary
5 Pavel Korchagin, Russian artist
6 Bill Clinton, former US President
7 Peter the Great, Russian leader
8 Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister
9 Bruce Lee, martial arts actor
10 Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister
11 Henri Matisse, French artist
12 Genghis Khan, Mongolian warlord
13 Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader
14 Che Guevara, Marxist revolutionary
15 Fidel Castro, former Prime Minister and President of Cuba
16 Marlon Brando, actor
17 Yasser Arafat, former leader of Palastine
18 Julius Caesar, Roman emperor
19 Claire Lee Chennault, Second World War US Lieutenant
20 Luciano Pavarotti, singer
21 George W. Bush, former US President
22 The Prince of Wales
23 Liu Xiang, Chinese hurdler
24 Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General
25 Zhang An (the painter)
26 Mikhail Gorbachev, former Russian leader
27 Li Tiezi (the painter)
28 Dante Alighieri, Florentine poet
29 Dai Dudu (the painter)
30 Pele, footballer
31 Guan Yu, Chinese warlord
32 Ramses II, Egyptian pharoah
33 Charles De Gaulle, French general
34 Albert Nobel, Swedish chemist, founder of Nobel prizes
35 Franklin Roosevelt, former US President
36 Ernest Hemingway, American novelist
37 Elvis Presley, American singer
38 Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist
39 William Shakespeare, English playwright
40 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer
41 Steven Spielberg, American film director
42 Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter
43 Marie Curie, physicist and pioneer of radioactivity
44 Zhou Enlai, first Premier of the People’s Republic of China
45 Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, German writer
46 Laozi, Chinese philosopher
47 Marilyn Monroe, American actress
48 Salvador Dali, Spanish painter
49 Dowager Cixi, former ruler of China
50 Ariel Sharon, former Israeli Prime Minister
51 Qi Baishi, Chinese painter
52 Qin Shi Huang, former Emperor of China
53 Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic Missionary
54 Song Qingling, Chinese politician
55 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian poet
56 Otto Von Bismarck, German statesman
57 Run Run Shaw, Chinese media mogul
58 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher
59 Audrey Hepburn, Belgian-born actress
60 Ludwig Van Beethoven, German composer
61 Adolf Hitler, Nazi leader
62 Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist politician
63 Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq
64 Maxim Gorky, Russian writer
65 Sun Yat-Sen, Chinese revolutionary
66 Den Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary
67 Alexander Pushkin, Russian author
68 Lu Xun, Chinese writer
69 Joseph Stalin, former Soviet Union leader
70 Leonardo Da Vinci, Italian painter
71 Karl Marx, German philosopher
72 Friedrich Nietzche, German philosopher
73 Abraham Lincoln, former US President
74 Mao Zedong, Chinese dictator
75 Charlie Chaplin, British actor
76 Henry Ford, founder of Ford motor company
77 Lei Feng, Chinese soldier
78 Norman Bethune, Canadian physician
79 Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychiatrist
80 Juan Antonio Samaranch, former International Olympic Committee president
81 Chiang Kai Shek, Chinese general
82 Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom
83 Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist
84 Li Bai, Chinese poet
85 Corneliu Baba, Romanian painter
86 Auguste Rodin, French artist
87 Dwight Eisenhower, former US President
88 Michael Jordan, American basketball player
89 Hideki Tojo, former Japan Prime Minister
90 Michelangelo, Italian Renaissance painter
91 Yi Sun-Sin, Korean naval commander
92 Mike Tyson, American boxer
93 Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister
94 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author
95 Shirley Temple, American actress
96 Albert Einstein, German physicist
97 Moses, Hebrew religious leader
98 Confucius, Chinese philosopher
99 Ghandi, Indian spiritual leader
100 Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch painter
101 Toulouse Lautrec, French painter
102 Marcel Duchamp, French artist
103 Behind George Bush is Osama bin Laden

Thanks Lester!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Conversion of heart

From The Curt Jester blog.

We the students of the University of Notre Dame have called for a Rosary Crusade in response to the recent announcement of the honoring of President Obama on our campus. During the Rosary Crusade, which began on Wednesday of Holy Week and will last until Sunday May 17th (the day of President Obama's commencement address at ND), we will be praying the Rosary each day for the following three intentions:

1) The conversion of heart of President Obama regarding the sanctity of life.

2) For the Catholic character of the University of Notre Dame.

3) For a greater respect for the dignity of human life from conception until natural death around the world.

We truly believe we can have 1,000,000 Rosaries prayed by May 17th, but we need people to know about our campaign in order for that to happen. We at Notre Dame realize that the scandal given by the honoring of President Obama extends much further than the Notre Dame campus and we recognize that we, the students, have been given the great opportunity to be leaders (at least for this small portion of time) in the Catholic Pro-life movement around the world. Please encourage your readers to join with us in praying the Rosary for these intentions and logging the number of Rosaries they have prayed on our website at http://ndresponse.com/counter/ . Facebook users are encouraged to join our event. If any good is going to come from this situation, that good will be motivated and brought about by prayer, especially the prayer of the Rosary.

No mission or cause is too great for God, least of all the cause of those who are the weakest amongst us. We trust Our Lady will watch over us and recommend our prayers to Her Beloved Son.

Nice! Count me in.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

First fruits

The first flower of the season to open in my yard. Spring happiness! :)

Handy little chart of hope

An email forward.

You say:   'It's impossible'  
God says:   "All things are possible"
(Luke 18:27)

You say :  'I'm too tired'  
God says :  "I will give you rest"  
(Matthew 11:28-30)

You say:   'I don't feel loved'
God says :  "I love you"  
(John 3:16 & John 3:34)

You say:   'I can't go on'  
God says:   "My grace is sufficient"
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say:   'I can't figure things out'  
God says:   "I will direct your steps"  
(Proverbs 3:5-6)

You say:   'I can't do it'  
God says:   "You can do all things"  
(Philippians 4:13)

You say:   'I'm not able'  
God says:   "I am able"  
(II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: 'It's not worth it'
God says:   "It will be worth it"  
(Roman 8:28)

You say:   'I can't forgive myself'  
God says:   "I Forgive you"  
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say:   'I can't manage'  
God says:   "I will supply all your needs"  
(Philippians 4:19)

You say:   'I'm afraid'  
God says:   "I have not given you a spirit of fear but power and love and sound mind" (II Timothy 1:7)

You say:   'I'm always worried and frustrated'  
God says:   "Cast all your cares on ME"  
(I Peter 5:7)

You say:   'I'm not smart enough'  
God says:   "I give you wisdom"  
(I Corinthians 1:30)

You say:   'I feel lonely"
God says:   "I will never leave you or forsake you"  
(Hebrews 13:5)

Remember, God is always on call!

Pass this on, you never know who it may help!

Love and Responsibility and Hormones

Thank you Dr. Janet Smith!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

An Engineer's Guide to Cats

The best part is the cat yodeling. Love it! :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter! He is Risen!

He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

God's word be done

Upon the cross the Savior died;
Beneath, the Mother bowed her head;
Above, the storm broke harsh and wild—
God's word be done, was all she said.

A soldier came and thrust him through;
The blood and water proved him dead.
They laid his body in her arms—
God's word be done, was all she said.

(Part of the hymn from Magnificat's morning prayer)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Dr. Oz to Oprah and Michael J Fox: "The stem cell debate is dead."

Found this on the Catholic Fire blog. Good stuff!

“Road Not Taken” revisited

I posted this poem by Robert Frost a long time ago when I first started this blog because it is one of my favorite poems that has always "spoken" to me. I came across "Road Not Taken" in an article today which prompted me to revisit and repost this poem. It kind of feels like a needed bookend in this phase of my life that I'm going through. As the article says:

It fits perfectly with the idea of dying to self that Lent inspires.

There have been many times in my life when I have felt that living the Catholic life is much like taking the “[road] less traveled by.” While our numbers indicate we are one of the most populous religions in the world we all know that saying you are Catholic and being Catholic are two very different things. The two paths of Frost perhaps.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Quote of the day: Great Easter reflection

And so maybe we can begin to see the need for the crucifixion.

This is the act of God putting Himself entirely in the hands of those who betrayed (and continue to betray) Him. It is God utterly dying to Himself in order to forgive, to reconcile and to heal the breach made by that betrayal. It is God putting Himself in our hands again knowing full well that we may (will) betray Him again.

Why did Jesus have to die for our sins?
from guest blogger Steve G. on the Conversion Diary blog.