Sina drumming

Sina’s drum cover of My Sharona by The Knack

Born in 1999, Sina is a young German drummer and musician who has been doing drum covers on YouTube since she was about 14 years-old. This is her recent drum cover video of "My Sharona" by The Knack, which I'm embarrassed to say was an anthem, of sorts, at my Catholic...

Earth ~ The Big Blue Marble

Just because...We sometimes need a reminder...

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...

Mother of God! What the Hell?! – Heidi Taillefer

Heidi Taillefer

Robotic grippers ~ Brilliant “granular” method for picking up objects of all shapes

Robotic grippers ~ What a simple, brilliant idea for solving an difficult problem: How to enable robot "hands" to pick up objects as easily as human hands do. I would love to hear the story behind this insight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKOI_lVDPpw

Espresso coffee field guide infographic ~ Latte, cappuccino, etc.

I found this infographic on espresso coffee quite interesting. Gonna go to the nearest barista and try a Con Panna 🙂 Source: Coffeenate.com

Charlie Chaplin’s inspiring speech ~ ‘The Great Dictator’

What an inspiring speech from Charlie Chaplin in the classic talkie The Great Dictator. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcvjoWOwnn4 Charlie Chaplin final speech in The Great Dictator - YouTube
Typical Gamer ~ Photo by Jeff the Trojan

Playing video games can improve brain function

Gamers are saying, "We told you so!" Parents are saying, "WTF!?" According to recent studies, playing video games can increase brain function and improve: creativity decision-making hand-eye coordination night vision But at what cost? According to one analyst, if you...

South African TV ad “The Reader” promotes literacy & scotch

Literacy. At any age. Is a good thing. Nearly 95 percent of this video tells the story of an older man who decides to learn how to read. Nicely edited scenes reveal the effort he puts in and the support he receives on his journey. His motivation is revealed in a...

Smoking kid ~ Ogilvy ad

Smoking kid ad from Ogilvy ~ Nice to see the "mad men" and women of Ogilvy (Thailand) put their creative energies into something for the public good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHH2LsAHeHc

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Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Found this thread of old insults while browsing reddit post What old insults need to make a comeback? My favorite contribution was a long list of insults from famous politicians, authors and the like curated by redditor Jesse_James.

“That’s not the way you should think about it”

“That’s not the way you should think about it”

I took my car into a Toyota dealership some weeks ago for a repair I thought Toyota should pay for. After stating I knew my car trouble was not the service rep's fault, I noted that I did think Toyota should be asked to pay for the service. How the service rep....

Elon Musk interviewed by Kara Swisher

Elon Musk interviewed by Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is a force of nature. Her interview with Elon Musk, another force of nature, yields some manageable storms. Kara's personality and interview style is to kibitz during the interview, and this has the wonderful effect of throwing subjects off-message....

What is a “CVT” Transmission ~ Scotty Kilmer

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 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...