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Yes, we can

Sorry, I did not find the time to write so much here during this month. I have been revising manuscripts (on asthma genetics and another on the history of vitamin D introduction), traveling to another visit in Bolzano, a meeting in Barcelona and a retreat at Seeon. At present Yes, we can weiterlesen

Tu vuò fà l’americano

Yesterday we had been in “Schloss Nymphenburg” for the “Serenade im Park“. I did not know about the close connection of Munich and Venice where even Gondolieres had been hired by the former Bavarian emperors… So it was quite natural to hear some Canzoni Napolitane, traditional songs like La Danza, Torna a Surriento, Santa Lucia while my favorite was “Tu vuò fà l’americano” by Maria Tselegidis, simply wonderful also the encore. My limited Italian did not allow to understand the Neapolitan dialect that says

Puorte’ o canzone cu’ ‘nu stemma arreto,
‘na cuppulella cu ‘a visiera aizata.
Passe scampanianno pè Tuleto
comme a’ nu guappo pe’ te fa guardà!

Tu vuò fa l’americano!
“mmericano! mmericano!”
Siente a me, chi t’ho fa fa?
Tu vuoi vivere alla moda
ma si bive “Wisky and soda”
po’ e sente ‘e disturbà.
Tu abballe ‘o “Rocco Roll”
tu giochi al “basebal”
ma ‘e solde pe’ Camel
chi te li fa?..
La borsetta di mammà!
Tu vuò fa l’americano
“mmericano! mmericano!”
ma si nato in Italy!
Siente a mme non ce stà niente a ffa
Okay, napolità!
Tu vuò fa l’american!
Tu vuò fa l’american!

Comme te po’ capì che te vò bene
si tu le parle ‘mmiezzo americano?
Quando se fa l’amore sott’a luna
comme te vene ‘capa e di “j love you!?”

which is about an Italian who imitates an American (see translation). Although I can’t replay the excellent performance of Maria Tselegidis here, there are several versions of ‘Tu vuò fà l’americano” at Youtube – the famous one with Sophia Loren, the Ripley variant and a talented amateur version. Or watch the Puppini Sisters:

What’s the connection to Science Surf? I know also a lot of European scientists “vuò fà l’americano”, yea, yea.

Webcam based laser point tracking

If you do have the same problem like me – operating a computer, pointing towards a wall and looking at the same time at an audience is somewhat odd – here may be a solution for you.

Initially found this at a blog with some java source code.
Another video example is

with abandonded C# code that compiled nicely on my mac (laserinteraction). Experiments are ongoing…

A secosteroid transcriptional activator

A new vitamin D review is more serious about the biology and possible outcomes than some others.

The popular press is talking about vitamin D as “The Sunshine Vitamin”, promoting it as capable of reducing the risk of cancers and autoimmune disease. Yet vitamin D is actually a secosteroid transcriptional activator, at the heart of the innate immunity.

This looks trivial but it isn´t if you look at the NEJM paper A secosteroid transcriptional activator weiterlesen

From digicam to web display