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Elsewhere

Two lovers on the run head into the middle of nowhere, armed only with strange trinkets and a silver boombox.


Load

A man covered in responsibilities and burdened by the weight of his work is swept away on a journey that changes his perception of life.


Inspirations

Cristbal Vilas short film Inspirations imagines what renowned impossible geometrist M. C. Eschers workspace might have looked like.


Why Einstein Gets the Last Laugh

The physicist scoffed at the idea of quantum entanglement, calling it "spooky action at a distance." And while it has in fact been proven to exist, this entanglement can't be used to transmit any usable information. Dr. Michio Kaku explains.


Carl Sagan: Future of Humanity

"Those worlds in space are as countless as all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the Earth. Each of those worlds is as real as ours. In every one of them, there's a sucsession of incidence, events, occurences which influence its future. Countless worlds, numberless moments, an immensity of space and time. And our small planet, at this moment, here we face a critical branch-point in the history. What we do with our world, right now, will propagate down through the centuries and powerfully affect the destiny of our descendants. It is well within our power to destroy our civilization, and perhaps our species as well. If we capitulate to superstition, or greed, or stupidty we can plunge our world into a darkness deeper than time between the collapse of classical civilization and the Italian Renaissaince. But, we are also capable of using our compassion and our intelligence, our technology and our wealth, to make an abundant and meaningful life for every inhabitant of this planet. To enhance enormously our understanding of the Universe, and to carry us to the stars." Carl Sagan explains the immensity of space and time. This clip is from Carl Sagan's Cosmos episode 8, "Journeys in Space and Time."


The Dynasphere: A Psychotic 1930s Vehicle

The Dynasphere! Psychotic 1930s Vehicle! A fusion of two British Pathe reels which you can watch here:

"Dynasphere - Also Called Jumbo"

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-dynasphere-its-other-name-is-jumbo/

"Dynasphere: A One Seater Four Wheeler"

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-dynasphere-a-one-wheel-four-seater/

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The Dictator: Responds to Oscar Ban

The film tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. It is inspired by the best selling novel Zabibah and The King by Saddam Hussein.

The Dictator video courtesy Paramount Pictures.


The Simpsons 500th Episode Intro [Slowed]

The intro of the 500 episode of the Simpsons, with music, and slowed to .125 so we can actually see it... 250 slides some are expanded to make them last a little longer... enjoy

The Simpsons Season 23 Episode 14 At Long Last Leave


Thunderf00t: YouTube Starts Banning 'Religiously Offensive' Videos

I just can't believe youtube's really changing its policy this badly. Sure the terms of service have long essentially defined everything as hate speech while encouraging people to voice controversial opinions (yes very mixed messages!). In practice this means the policy is defined by how its enforced. Up till recently I thought youtube did an excellent job of allowing vibrant discussion of controversial topics:- a mature and responsible policy that would make anyone who espoused the virtues of the Enlightenment happy!

Then I got four videos taken down in half an hour, and a 'privacy notifications' against a further two. Believe it or not, the privacy notifications were against videos where I documented a muslim guy hunting for and dropping my docs. WTF, seriously W-T-F.

He drops my docs, YT scarcely bats an eyelid, now he says the video calling him on it is violating his privacy?

The following videos were taken down, according to YT after review by their dedicated members who determined these videos violated terms of use. This can only make sense if its 'Youtube-Malaysia: Theocratic Chapter'. Malaysia is the place that recently sent a guy back to Saudi where he may face death for merely making three vanilla tweets about Islam. For me it doesnt seem impossible that there is an element of disconnect between what 'Youtube Malaysia' and the rest of the world regard as religiously offensive.

I can only hope that it really is this simple, that it's just an error by an overzealous censor. If its a change in policy, its an ill wind that doesn't blow anyone any good.


Bill Maher: Tea Party and Founding Fathers

"Snob Story" segment from his New Rules feature more than a year ago, where the TEA Party ignoramuses are compared to the framers of the US Constitution.

And finally, New Rule, now that they've finished reading the Constitution out loud, the teabaggers must call out that group of elitist liberals whose values are so antithetical to theirs. I'm talking, of course, about the Founding Fathers, who the teabaggers believe are just like them, but aren't. One is a group of exclusively white men who live in a bygone century, have bad teeth, and think of blacks as 3/5s of a person. And the other are the Founding Fathers!

Now I want you teabaggers out there to understand one thing. While you idolize the Founding Fathers and dress up like them and smell like them, I think it's pretty clear that the Founding Fathers would've hated your guts. And what's more, you would've hated them! They were everything you despise. They studied science, read Plato, hung out in Paris, and thought the Bible was mostly bullshit. And yet, here is a popular painting in wingnut America.

Yes, that's Jesus with the Founding Fathers behind him, presenting the Constitution to America. Either that, or it's a settlement offer for that boy after he sued the rectory.

Super-religious guy Glenn Beck likes to play dress-up as Thomas Paine. Thomas Paine, an atheist who said churches were "human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind". John Adams said, "this would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it".* Which is not to say the Founders didn't have a moral code. Of course they did. They just didn't get it from the Bible. Well, except for the part about it's cool to own slaves. It's in there, folks, I didn't make it up.

The Founders disagreed amongst themselves about that, and most issues. But the one thing they never argued about was that political power must stay in the hands of the smartest people, and out of the hands of the dumbest loudmouths slowing down the checkout line at Home Depot.

And yet, Sarah Palin once said of Obama, "we need a Commander-in-Chief, not a professor of law standing at a lectern". How gay is that! Well, I hate to break it to you, but:

Thomas Jefferson, lawyer.

Alexander Hamilton, Constitutional lawyer.

James Madison, lawyer.

John Adams, Constitutional lawyer.

They were not the common man of their day. Ben Franklin studied scientific phenomena like lightning and the aurora borealis, and were he alive today, he could probably explain to Bill O'Reilly why the tides go in and out.

James Madison was fluent in Greek and Latin, and could translate Virgil and Cicero. John Boehner can't translate Fareed Zakaria. And Thomas Jefferson was an astronomer and a physicist who founded the University of Virginia, played the violin, and spoke six languages. Or as Palin would say, "all of them".