Peter Dinklage ~ Photo by Joshua Smelser / flickr

Peter Dinklage ~ The Station Agent

The Station Agent is an indie  film I probably would not have ever seen if it weren't for Peter Dinkage (Wikipedia, IMDB). Actor Peter Dinklage currently stars in the HBO series Game of Thrones  where he plays a dwarf noble, Tyrion Lannister, who relies on his wits to...

Quote that gives me chills

Truly, this quote gives me chills.... "If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness." ~Phrase carved into concentration camp cell by a Jewish Prisoner Source ~ reddit 

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...

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.
Paul Krugman ~ Photo by Alan Chan

Education is a “luxury of the elite” to GOP contenders ~ Paul Krugman

If underfunding public education leaves many children of the less affluent shut out from upward mobility, well, did you really believe that stuff about creating equality of opportunity? So whenever you hear Republicans say that they are the party of traditional...

Teenage Superstars ( Acoustic ) ~ Scars On 45

Wow! Once Aimee Driver’s vocals started, I was hooked. Powerful performance. I want more! Sadly, I think Aimee stopped performing with the band. Sad me.

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Which car brands are best according to mechanic Scotty Kilmer?

(Updated 11 October 2018 with Nissan section.) After binge-watching auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer's YouTube videos, I needed to record some of what I've learned about the various car brands. Scotty has over 50 years of experience as an independent mechanic, and he...
Chimpanzee ~ Photo by Willem van de Kerkhof

Why do human have one less chromosome than chimpanzees?

Ken Miller gave a fascinating talk where he, in part, hoped to sway creationists to accept the theory of evolution. But as a long-ago biology major in college,  what fascinated me about the talk was how far genetic analysis has come. Primary observation: One of the...

Rick Santorum ~ “I’m crazy, and I’m right”

F*cking hilarious! Bad lip reading  has Rick Santorum saying "I'm crazy, and I'm right." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js3BYcHmBhE Seriously, right?
Esto castus ring ~ Photo by Brent Zupp

Esto Castus ~ It’s Latin for…WHAT!?

I took my teen son to a camp a few summers ago that happened to be Christian based. Our family is not religious, but the camp looked wonderful and welcoming and we felt confident he'd have a good time. As my son participated in the various activities, I spent a good...

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.