Unconcerned about your losing your right to privacy?

  Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to day. ~ Edward Snowden Add this quote, which is controversially attributed...

Mass Effect 3 ~ Voice Cast Reveal

Mass Effect 2 was one of my favorite "video game experiences." This video reveals some of the main voice actors in the cast for Mass Effect 3, which is to be release March 6th. Most are returning members of the cast. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG9otVyV6GI Martin...

Boyfriend X.0 to husband 1.0

Received this on some email chain or something. I've read other variations, but this is one of the funniest 🙂 Dear Tech Support, Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance particularly in the...

Domesticated foxes ~ Are they like dogs?

I'd watched a documentary some years ago about a Russian scientist who, in 1959 or so, started trying to domesticate foxes in hopes of discovering how wolves were domesticated into dogs. Surprisingly, the answer to that question still remains a mystery. This video...

Why does salt enhance even sweet food flavors?

Why does salt enhance even sweet food flavors? Very interesting question. Many recipes, even those for candy, call for the addition of salt. And the truth is if you leave out the salt, the resulting dish or confection (or alcoholic drink) won't have as much flavor as...
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Vegetarian myth busting ~ Lierre Keith

Vegetarian myth busting ~ Superb interview with Lierre Keith, author of The Vegetarian Myth. Keith touches on many of the myth busting conclusions she came to after finally accepting that her health was deteriorating after 20 years as a committed vegan. The truth she...
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Why “Right-to-Work” is wrong ~ Robert Reich

In this video, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich makes the case that right-to-work laws are promoted by corporations at the expense of workers. Question: What are right-to-work laws? Right-to-work laws are statutes in 28 U.S. states that prohibit union security...

Child’s coffin found at construction site

It was the beautiful face that caught my attention. But as I realized what I was admiring, I began to feel a little sick. This beautiful child died in the 1870's, and this is a picture of her extremely well preserved corpse. You can see the casket on the right--it was...

Marcus Aurelius quote on atheism

This appears to be the correct version of the often misquoted Marcus Aurelius. "Now departure from the world of men is nothing to fear, if gods exist: because they would not involve you in any harm. If they do not exist, or if they have no care for humankind, then...
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Why engagement rings are not given to men

Why are engagement rings not given to men? Because not so long ago, presenting an engagement ring to a woman was not only a promise to marry—it was insurance. In those times, for a woman to be part of the market of marry-able women, she pretty much had to be a virgin....

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.