Videos

Pete Davidson Apologizes to Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw – SNL

I liked this...and it had a good message at the end about Veteran's Day...Thank you for your service, really...And we'll "Never Forget." I suppose I should know what happened to prompt this, but I haven't bothered yet. In any case, good on them for doing this.

3,000-year history of the hoodie ~ Paola Antonelli explains

The history of the hoodie has more significance and substance than I expected. Design curator Paola Antonelli takes us on a brief, 3-minute tour of the hoodie's 3,000-year history that includes tales of the Grim Reaper, monks, athletes, superheroes, and Travon Martin.

What is a “CVT” Transmission ~ Scotty Kilmer

CVTs (Continuous Variable Transmissions) are cheaper to build and get around 6% better gas mileage over automatic transmissions, says auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Because of these features, more and more manufacturers are putting CVTs in their cars—in some models they...

Paul Allen on Bill Gates at Microsoft

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died recently from cancer, a disease he fought for much of his adult life. Even though I live in the Pacific Northwest where Allen was active, I don't know anything about the man. From this 2011 interview with Leslie Stahl on 60...

Mike Rowe’s frank and funny hour-long interview 

I don't think I've heard Mike Rowe cover so many topics in an interview. I've always liked his humor, and I find myself attracted to many elements of his philosophy, which he sums up in The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge. This interview reveals a lot about his values and how he...

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How to treat heart failure with diet

How to treat heart failure with diet

This video from nutritionfacts.org provides persuasive evidence that higher levels of TMAO (Trimethylamine N-oxide) lead to higher incidence of heart attacks and heart failure. TMAO comes from byproducts of eating animal products, dairy, eggs, meat. TMAO  seems to...

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A reminder about the illusion of framing

A reminder about the illusion of framing

John Green reminds us that the people we admire (maybe even feel envious of) may not have it all together like we imagine. And that's okay. We all try to put our best "frame" forward, hoping no one will tilt the camera in a direction that reveals something we're not...

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Oceans ~ Cold Ain’t For Me

Oceans ~ Cold Ain’t For Me

Beautiful, young people in tropical, pristine locations with melodic, laid-back music. I felt a deep, rooted vibe from this video. The slow moving images  triggered strong feelings of nostalgia for the carefree days in my 20's. Oh, to be back to those days again. It...

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Why “Right-to-Work” is wrong ~ Robert Reich

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...

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Miss Pepper Pita Pepperidge

Miss Pepper Pita Pepperidge

My wife LaRonda wrote this adorable poem about our cat, "Miss Pepper Pita Pepperidge," then paired the verses with pictures in this video. It's really quite charming--I'm not just saying that. It will give you a chuckle. Pepper, sometimes known as Pita, came to us...

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5 leadership mistakes of Star Wars Galactic Empire

5 leadership mistakes of Star Wars Galactic Empire

If the Galactic Empire had avoided these leadership mistakes, perhaps we wouldn't have had to endure the Star Wars prequels...Not sure that's logical, but here are five leadership mistakes identified by Forbes magazine that the Empire committed, and some suggestions...

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