Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul

Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautifully shot film that follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the worlds first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes.

Perversion for Profit: Come Join the Fun Trafalgar Remix

Parody of "Perversion for Profit". Instead of making it sound like anti-pornography, it was re-mixed to sound like a pro-pornography clip. Absolutely brilliant, funny and hilarious.

Perversion for Profit is a 1965 propaganda film financed by Charles Keating and narrated by George Putnam. A vehement diatribe against pornography, the film attempts to link explicit portrayals of human sexuality to a Communist conspiracy and the subversion of American civilization. The film is in the public domain, and it has become a popular download from the Prelinger Archives. Perversion for Profit illustrates its claims with still images taken from various soft core pornography magazines of the period, though with some portions of human anatomy obscured by colored rectangles.

To bolster his position, Putnam makes several references to "Dr. Sorokin, the renowned Harvard sociologist". This individual is Pitirim Sorokin, a Russian-American who founded Harvard's Sociology department and served as the American Sociological Association's 55th president.

In an article discussing the Prelinger Archives for the San Francisco Chronicle, Peter L. Stein observes that the film has gained a different sort of utility than its producers intended: the parade of girlie magazine covers, men's physique pictorials and campy S&M; leaflets continues, the film betrays a kind of prurience the filmmakers could hardly have intended. What results is a remarkable visual record of midcentury underground literature and sexual appetites, and a gloss on the values of the society that condemned them.
At the time the Chronicle article was written, Perversion was the Archive's second most popular download, superseded only by Duck and Cover. Ephemeral film scholar Rick Prelinger, founder of the Archive, views the popularity of such films as a sign the "unofficial evidence of everyday life" has become more interesting than "'official' documents from Washington or New York".

In 2004, a Prelinger Archive user going by the pseudonym "Trafalgar" produced a remix, in which short clips from the film are rearranged to make a pro-pornography advocacy video. Trafalgar's remix, entitled Come Join the Fun!, is available from the Internet Archive's open-source movie collection. The electronica band 3kStatic sampled audio from the original Perversion film for the title track of their 2005 album Perversion: for Profit.

Perversion For Profit text made available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Taken from Wikipedia. Thank You.

William Shatner: Fuck You by Cee Lo Green

You can't say fuck on television. So Shatner sings it. A la Cee Lo Green? No, nothing like Cee Lo Green.

From Lopez Tonight with George Lopez.

First aired November 4, 2010.

John Lennon: Power to the People

Song recorded by John Lennon at Ascot Sound Studios in London, England and released on 12 March 1971 in the United Kingdom and 22 March 1971 in the United States. The song was written by Lennon in response to an interview he gave to Tariq Ali and Robin Blackburn, published in Red Mole (822 March 1971). As Lennon explained, "I just felt inspired by what they said, although a lot of it is gobbledygook. So I wrote 'Power to the People' the same way I wrote 'Give Peace a Chance,' as something for the people to sing. I make singles like broadsheets. It was another quickie, done at Ascot."

A Runaway Star

Hubble's Universe Unfiltered (Episode 14): A Runaway Star.

In order to get observing time on Hubble, an astronomer needs a well-thought-out plan of exactly what to observe and the science that may be learned. However, the universe is continually surprising us by providing unanticipated results. When a survey of a star-forming region found a star 90 times as massive as the Sun, located hundreds of light-years from its home, and speeding by at a quarter of a million miles per hour well, that's a surprise that's worth investigating a bit further.

Car Racing Incident: Fire You Cannot See

When Rick Mears pitted on lap 58 (1981 Indianapolis 500), fuel began to gush from the refueling hose before it had been connected to the car. Fuel sprayed over the car, Mears and his mechanics, then ignited when it contacted the engine. Methanol burns with a transparent flame and no smoke, and panic gripped the pit as crew members and spectators fled from the invisible fire.

Commando: The Musical

Arnold Schwarzenegger performs "Jenny and Me" from "Commando: The Musical."

Music and lyrics by Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan.

Contains variations on James Horner's calypso music from Commando.

Science Saved My Soul.

Yes, many of those thinkers to whom I owe my mental freedom were religious, like Newton, a Christian, who believed God made the Earth but who then showed me why the Earth would have formed without a god's help. Or Plank and Schrodinger, two more Christians, who believed God ruled the Universe but showed me how God could not control a single electron. The discoveries these and many other people made, the laws they are famous for, are the very things that make gods getting humans pregnant, or angels whispering to prophets in caves, look infantile. I could never and would never question their intelligence. Their honesty and intellectual consistency are a different matter.


I can stand on the shoulders of giants and see what even they seemingly could not.

I'm not against the Creator(s), if they exist, if they ever existed. I'm not against the search for the Creator(s). What blows MY mind is that people think religion has anything to do with it at all.

Strange Charm: A Song About Quarks

Strange Charm is a song about the subatomic particles called quarks. It may get stuck in your head, but good luck learning the lyrics.

Hank plays a song for you... the video was made in Illustrator and After Effects and it took a ridiculously long time to do. I hope you like it.