London 2012 Paralympics – Very cool video ad

Very cool video ad for the 2012 London Paralympics. These are some tough athletes. Video: London 2012 Paralympics: Channel 4 launches Paralympic Games advert - Telegraph.

Flower from our backyard

Got lucky with the light on this one...A little underexposed, but for a cell phone camera it's pretty darn good. Flower from backyard ~ Brent's photostream | Flickr - Photo Sharing!.

Best ashtray ~ Sends the right message

I never thought I'd promote an ashtray, but here is one that communicates the right message... Source
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Chris Stuckmann review of Venom

Chris Stuckmann's movie reviews are always thoughtful and combine the passions of a movie fan with the critical eye of a filmmaker.  I don't always agree with his conclusions, but I always take his point of view seriously. Here's a particularly frank review from Chris...

Ruger 22/45 Lite ~ I want this gun!

Ruger 22/45 Lite ~ This looks like a fun gun to shoot. I've shot Ruger Mark IIs plenty, and the Ruger 22/45 series look similar in a lot of ways--except for the significant difference in the grip angle, which is designed to emulate the 1911. YouTuber BRANDON401401...

Who Set Up Daenerys to Get Ambushed? – Game of Thrones S8E4

Spoilers: @Talking_Thrones theorizes about how Euron knew where Daenerys would be for the ambush of her dragons and fleet. With Jon taking a separate route, did Sansa leak the information, hoping Daenerys would be taken out? Seems unlikely since that significantly...

Louis C.K. on Fathers Day

Louis C.K. offers an excellent and personal critique of how men fail at fatherhood...and a possible solution. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkMi_X-Hwgc
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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...

Russell Brand interviewed by Jeremy Paxman – Video

My only exposure to Russell Brand was when he played the outlandish "Aldous Snow" in the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. His loud, obnoxious, ridiculous performance left me with a peculiar aftertaste, and I felt I'd had enough of the guy. But Jeremy Paxman's...
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Gratitude can increase happiness by 25%

Happiness and Gratitude - I tend to agree with Nassim Taleb, that statistical evidence in the social sciences often amounts to little more than lies, but the concept seems worth some self-experimentation. Here's the method... One a week for 10 weeks, write down 5...

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.