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Roman Mars on city flags

I used to love TED Talks, and would watch each one religiously as it was posted. With the spread of TedX, though, and regional conferences posting every one of their speakers’ talks, the quality has diminished to the point where I don’t bother clicking, because I don’t want to spend 5 minutes determining if this […]

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“ll Capo” (Excerpt) by Yuri Ancarani – NOWNESS on Vimeo

Wordless film from a marble quarry; totally captivating. “ll Capo” (Excerpt) by Yuri Ancarani – NOWNESS on Vimeo on Vimeo

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Some thoughts on the death of Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert is memorialized by Scott Tobias, one of my favourite movie reviewers. As this obituary shows, you can fill at least part of the void left by The Great Ebert by checking out the AV Club, where Ebert’s disciples carry on his work. Now, please pardon my indulgence as I break obit form and […]

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Face-Off With a Deadly Predator

Terrific short clip of a National Geographic photographer explaining how his ferocious subject didn’t act according to stereotype. Face-Off With a Deadly Predator – YouTube.

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Pixellated Classics

Animated GIFs of some of my favourite movies. Fabulous. Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

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Queen – Live Wembley Stadium FRIDAY 1986 FULL CONCERT London, England HD 1080p RARE – YouTube

A friend posted this on Facebook, and I idly clicked on it, not realising I’d spend the next 2 hours staring at a tiny box on my screen. You can see why Queen was able to fill Wembley – this is a hell of a show. Queen – Live Wembley Stadium FRIDAY 1986 FULL CONCERT […]

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“Danny and Annie”

Beautiful animated story, as told by the real people behind it. A commenter says it best: MY TEARS THEY’RE EVERYWHERE via "Danny and Annie" from StoryCorps – YouTube.

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Julia Sweeney “Sex Ed.”

“A bit like having a waste treatment plant next to an amusement park. Terrible zoning!” This is great.   Wits – Julia Sweeney “Sex Ed.” Monologue | Minnesota Public Radio News.

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John Cleese Despises Christianity

Excellent religious argument from John Cleese aside, this is a fascinating time capsule of England in the late 1970s. When a comedy film with a religious setting could be dragged across the coals by the media and the establishment. But it’s the Pythons’ argument that is the meat of the clip. Cleese and Palin ask […]

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Happy Birthday, Rossini

In honour of Rossini’s 53rd birthday (he was a Leap Year baby), I present to you this – my favourite of his works.(Tchaikovsky had the cannons, but Elmer Fudd has the shotgun.) My second favourite Rossini interpretation (also my theme song):

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