Sci-Fi Musical Instrument: Yaybahar #Yaybahar #GörkemŞen @HostilesMovie #Hostiles @KermodeMovie

Mark Kermode mentions that a unique musical instrument called the “Yaybahar” is used in the film Hostiles. He said only one existed in the world at the time the film was made and that the sound is unlike anything else; this piqued my interest. So I looked it up on YouTube. Seriously, the inventor of this musical instrument, Görkem Şen, is some kind of genius. I’ve never heard anything like this before. Incredible. Watch and enjoy.

https://youtu.be/_aY6TxC1ojA

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EU Referendum by Region @vote_leave #takecontrol #voteleave #brexit

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This should probably be familiar to you all by now, at least in broad outline, but I wanted to put it on my blog just for reference’s sake. Here’s how the 12 NUTS1 regions of the UK (the EU-designed regions of the UK) voted in the EU Referendum.

Note that eight of the nine regions of England voted LEAVE. See a full breakdown of results on the BBC website here.

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Subtitle Failure

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I enjoy the stationary bikes in the gym. They’ve got a little telly built in, and I normally watch subtitled BBC news for half an hour or so whilst pretending to pedal hard. I don’t know the science of how the subtitles work: I have no idea if it’s automatic, or there’s a little man frantically typing, or what, but there are some epic fails. Here’s some that’s just happened. You shouldn’t laugh, really, as some of the topics are so serious, but the macabreness of it is what makes it funny in a way (Oh non-existant God, forgive me!)

We were told how a mother is coping with her “thick little boy” who is sick in hospital with “rain cancer”…

On a beheading of a journalist by a grisly terrrorist group, we were told that the scene was “offal — — offal — — terrible“.

“The clear message that President Obama Dave Rahm Moscow was … Dystonia is a member of NATO…” So back off our dear friend Dystonia, Mr. Putin! (or our Prez, Mr. Rahm, will get you!)…

A company was referred to “as the biggest employer in the area with around 1000 Mormons in the pipeline — — more in the pipeline”

And that was just the  really stupid ones in the last half hour! P.S. Google “bbc news subtitle fail” for t3h lolz. Also see here!

 

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