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Fresh Air interview with Jonah Hill, director of “Mid90s”

My sister and I watched Mid90s, Jonah Hill's first, full-length film as a director. I can say we enjoyed it, but we both felt we needed more context to understand and appreciate what the film meant. Was this autobiographical for Jonah Hill? Were the actors in the film...
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...

Clever Tampax Ad ~ When Swimming with Sharks

I know, I should be ashamed. But I thought this was a clever ad...if in poor taste—No pun intended!...I'm going to hell. Via Ads of the World

Stephen Fry ~ American Prisons Facts

Stephen Fry shares some shocking statistics about the American prison system, which is heavily populated by black (African-American) men who, while in prison, are forced to assemble many consumer goods we buy....Listen to find out more....
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Reddit, what useful programs/addons would you like to share?

Excellent reddit post on "can't live without" programs/addons. Below is a copy of one of the more detailed entries from redditor microwavedCheetos (sorry, too lazy to summarize)... Most people covered the common software out there, so I'll focus on the less commonly...

Travelers’ Guide to Obscene Gestures

I was totally unaware that most of these gestures were considered obscene in different cultures. Live and learn.  

Why is the “pisello” on Michelangelo’s David so…small?

When you visit Florence and view Michelangelo's sculpture of David, you might notice that his "pisello" is a little...bit. Legend declares that Michelangelo intended for his marble sculpture of David to representation the perfect male form. If so, why did...

Downton Abbey ~ Maggie Smith’s Best Moments

I'm totally mesmerized by Masterpiece Theater's Downton Abbey, and Dame Maggie Smith has some of the best lines. Below is a video compilation--with Rod Stewart's Maggie May playing in the background. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs5_E1J_9hY Watch Downton Abbey: The...

The Walking Dead ~ Bad Lip Reading

Bad lip reading of The Walking Dead ~ Totally hilarious. One of the best of the Bad Lip Reading series. NSFW due to sexual innuendo and farts...lots of farts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR4lLJu_-wE "The Walking (And Talking) Dead" — A Bad Lip Reading of The...

Kookaburra ~ Beautiful image

Some years ago, I saw a documentary on a mating Kookaburra pair, and their life seemed anything but pleasant. Between  predators and other aggressive Kookaburra birds, existence was a constant struggle. I gained a lot of respect for the determined and beautiful...

Florence Pugh Eats 11 English Dishes

Florence Pugh's modern, almost boyish mannerisms create a fun contrast to her Victorian (?) attire in this video where she eats  "a bunch of British food." Done for Vogue, this nicely produced video of a very witty Florence Pugh (pronounced "pew") was surprisingly...

Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley,

I don't recall ever being so struck to the core by a poem... Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not...

The Traveling Wilburys – End Of The Line – Lyrics

  The Traveling Wilburys Lyrics "End Of The Line" Well it's all right, riding around in the breeze Well it's all right, if you live the life you please Well it's all right, doing the best you can Well it's all right, as long as you lend a handYou can sit around...