TV takes a dump in your brain ~ Cartoon

Exactly right! Image captures it all. From the opiate of the masses to this: TV takes a dump in your brain. Perfect. Now I'm gonna go watch American Idol. Great cartoon : occupywallstreet.

Nearly 20 minutes of a 60 minute TV program are commercials

This fact boggles my mind: Nearly 20 minutes of almost every hour of TV programming is commercials. Put another way: Nearly a third of my TV viewing time is commercials. It drives me away from network and cable television programming and toward pay sites like Netflix...

How to Smash Glass Bottles Bare-Handed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77gWkl0ZUC8 The secret is to fill the bottle with non-carbonated liquid (water) AND leave some space at the top for air. Than slam your hand over the top (as in the video). If you do it right, the compression of the air will create...
Roman Mars, 99% Invisible

99% Invisible

99% Invisible, Roman Mars' aptly titled radio series that airs on some public radio stations (like KALW every Friday at 7:34 a.m), never fails to fascinate. Mars describes the show as a "short (3 minute) radio show about design and architecture," but it's a lot more...

Long Way Round – Stereophonics

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman used the Stereophonics song Long Way Round (and variations) for their Long Way travel series. Warning: It's an earworm. Long way Round ~ Stereophonics Remember me my love, I'm the one you're dreaming of Going for a ride, I'll keep you...

Pope actually smiled during Trump visit

In the video coverage of Trump's visit with the Pope, the Pope rarely smiled and did not look engaged. Same goes for many of the photos published, like the one below. One blogger titled these portraits, Pope meets the Addams Family. Hilarious, but  I wondered if this...

Morena Baccarin’s adorable expression

I'm smitten. Ever since seeing her in the Joss Whedon science fiction series Firefly, I've had a heavy crush on Brazilian-American actress Morena Maccarin. Besides Firefly, I loved her in Homeland (a wonderful dramatic role as Nick Brody's wife ), V (dominatrix/alien...

Pump Action Slingshot Pencil Launcher ~ Really?

Joerg Sprave's unbounded enthusiasm for slingshots is fun to watch. On his YouTube Slingshot Channel, you'll see him try out all sorts of clever types of slingshots, most that he's designed and crafted himself. This pump action slingshot pencil launcher is one of the...

Iceland’s response to the economic crisis ~ What can we learn

The ascertain here is that during the housing/derivative/financial crisis, bailing out the banks was NOT the ONLY solution. It was merely the best solution for banks that by-and-large caused the crisis. The victims of the crisis, the home owners, did not benefit from...

If assaulted ~ Don’t defend yourself with a knife

The illustration below graphs the percentage of assault victims that were injured while defending themselves with specific weapons. Not sure how reliable this data is, but if accurate it suggests some interesting conclusions. Offering NO resistance is safer than...

Long Way Round – Stereophonics

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman used the Stereophonics song Long Way Round (and variations) for their Long Way travel series. Warning: It's an earworm. Long way Round ~ Stereophonics Remember me my love, I'm the one you're dreaming of Going for a ride, I'll keep you...

OneRepublic – Counting Stars – Video/Lyrics

Where have I been?! Totally missed this brilliant OneRepublic tune. Counting Stars - OneRepublic Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But, baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said, no more counting dollars, we'll be...

BALLiSTIC – Sci-Fi | Action short film by Film Riot

BALLiSTIC is a science fiction/action short film written & directed by Ryan Connolly. Set in the near future, BALLiSTIC drops viewers into a violent episode involving a young woman (played by Hannah Ward) being pursued by a "bunch of armed bad guys." Typical...

Oats Studios – Volume 1 – Rakka

Volume 1 of Rakka begins a thrilling, visceral story I dearly hope gets completed. Coming out of Oats Studios, directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Sigourney Weaver, this short film hooked me quick and never let go. Great ride.