Friday, October 23, 2009
Like all things carrying the Eli Whitney Name, it is pretty inspiring to watch their testimonials.
Here is a video of one of the band member's younger brothers playing Halo to one of their sweet jams (it was probably Ryan's brother, because everyone seems to hate the video):
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Check out this song about Eli Whitney and the historical implications of the cotton gin set to the music of Soulja boy. Regardless of your views on the musical merits of Soulja boy, I'm sure you can agree that this is a creative and thought provoking work.
I'm taking a small detour from talking about people named Eli Whitney, to show you this great poem about Eli Whitney by Tim Clarke:
so spread-eagle splayed,
fine harp, the weaver of hymns
God is listening
the cotton gin is marching
and we follow
artificial hearts of pure-bred fantasy
beat deep in the chest
where so thoroughly buried,
so gently molested,
enjoy a subtle bending
times are harder
so we follow...
Check out the Eli Whitney band:
This band from San Jose, California has some weird but cool tracks that you should check out(Myspace). It seems like they aren't touring anymore due to the tragic suicide of one of their members. Their disortion-laden tracks are reminiscent of the also short-live Chicago based legends Cap'n Jazz. Worth downloading Eli Whitney if you want something obscure to impress your hipster friends.
There seem to be a plethora of doctors who share the Eli Whitney namesake. What good fortune for lucky patients. This Dr. Eli Whitney is a cardiologist at N.E. Baptist hospital in San Antonio Texas. One happy patient described Eli Whitney as "A good cardiologist with compassion, and a sense of humor. Always has a joke for you. Besides knowing his medicine he is very good about recommending vitamins, minerals, and life style changes to help you get better. I have mediocre insurance now= with past employer it was good insurance, but he still spends time with me on my visits. Just do not waste his time with lots of chit chat - a little is OK. I like him a lot."
It seems Whitney is always happy to talk with patients, despite insurance problems, what a stand-up guy!.
For more (universally positive reviews) check out his page on ratemds.com
Dr. Eli Whitney is an assistant professor of dentistry as the University of British Columbia. Dr. Whitney hates cavities tremendously. He may have once been quoted as saying "I've never met a cavity I didn't like." Also, once when asked who his favorite imaginary character is, he responded "the tooth fairy." Clearly this man cares about dentistry.
To contact this professor, please check out his directory page at the UBC website!
Eli Whitney of Brookline, MA just outside of Boston is the executive administrator of American Investigative services.
According to Eli's company Bio: "Eli Whitney has been a valued member of the AIS team since 1996, after over twenty years' experience as a legal administrator. Whether analyzing documentary evidence in criminal defense matters or conducting exhaustive due diligence for corporate investigations, Eli's strong work ethic leaves no stone unturned. Extremely organized and analytical, her unique perspective has been instrumental in developing investigative strategies for a wide variety of clients and presenting our findings in a manner tailored to the client's specific needs. Also adept at undercover assignments, Eli has successfully obtained critical evidence in a number of challenging cases. "
Eli Whitney Debevoise, born in 1899, was the great great grandson of the Eli Whitney. Eli Whitney Debevoise passed away in 1990, at the ripe old age of 90 years old; his obituary was printed in the New York Times. He was a graduate of Yale and Harvard law. Debevoise started his career in the army and eventually gained the rank of second Lieutenant. In 1931 he founded Debevoise & Stevenson law firm with a partner, which eventually became the high-profile Debevoise & Plimpton LLP of today.
From SourceWatch: "Mr. Debevoise served as Deputy United States High Commissioner for Germany from 1951 to 1953, one of the top positions with the Allied Commission that administered Germany's affairs in the years immediately following World War II.
In 1959, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller named Mr. Debevoise chairman of the New York State Task Force on Youth and Juvenile Delinquency, which was mandated to carry out a six-point program that included developing work camps for troubled youngsters.... Debevoise was also active in many charities, serving as president of the New York Association for the Blind, chairman of the Russell Sage Foundation, as a trustee of Rockefeller University and a trustee of the American Geographical Society." Also, look at these papers on record at Amherst college that document his position as the deputy general counsel with the High Commission for Germany-Office of General Counsel (HICOG-OGC) from 1950-1953.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
"Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 – January 8, 1825) was an American inventor best known as the inventor of the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the industrial revolution and shaped the economy of the antebellum South. Whitney's invention made short staple cotton into a profitable crop, which strengthened the economic foundation of slavery. Despite the social and economic impact of his invention, Whitney lost his profits in legal battles over patent infringement, closed his business, and nearly filed bankruptcy."
Poor Eli Whitney, the man who brought us guns with interchangeable parts, and made cotton into a cash crop was plagued by misfortune throughout his life (his lab was broken into and people copied his gin design, and one of his factories burnt down putting him in serious financial trouble). Then again, the whole facilitating large-scale commercial cotton kind of lead to slavery being viable. He also had shifty sweetheart weapons contracts thanks to his Yale connections. There is even evidence that his attempts to build a cotton gin were unsuccessful, and that his design flaws were solved by a woman named Katherine Green (source).