Jimmy McMillan: Rent Is Too Damn High

In a debate expected to be dominated by top New York governor candidates Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino, Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party provided the excitement.

Watch his inspired views on karate, gay marriage, and, well, rent.

October 18, 2010

Pony and Master

Two participants of Pony Play, a 'pony' and her master, are here interviewed in New York City's Central Park.

Elvira's Not a Witch

It's time for a change. For too long stations have shown crappy movies late at night with NO cool host to make them fun.

Well despite rumors of her dabbling in witchery, Elvira comes clean and states her plan for change.

This one's for you, Christine O'Donnell.

Arming the First Atomic Bomb

Manhattan Project technicians arm the first atomic bomb ("the gadget") and hoist it onto the test scaffold.

Recently declassified raw footage of the Trinity nuclear test. Filmed at White Sands Proving Ground, Los Alamos, New Mexico 1945.

The Courier (2010)

A courier of fine gourmet dishes in Paris is faced with a hungry beggar and his accomplices...

Blackadder: The Cavalier Years

Classic Comedy sees Blackadder return for a Comic Relief Special. It is up to Charles's loyal subjects Sir Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) and Baldrick (Tony Robinson) to ride to the rescue, or the king will be beheaded.

1958 Oldest Known Color Videotaping

This is sample footage of the earliest surviving colour videotape recording which is the Dwight Eisenhower inaugural address to WRC-TV on 22nd May 1958. The first 15 minutes of this event was shot in B&W; which you see the president arriving to the building and the news reporter giving details of the event, then about nearly 15 minutes in Robert Sarnoff hits the colour switch and on comes the colour. For the remaining 15 minutes Robert Sarnoff, Dwight Eisenhower and David Sarnoff speak about the station and the colour television technology while being recorded in living colour!!! The whole program is available for download in DVD quality from a user on Veoh right here . In the sample I've included the B&W; portion where the president arrives and the colour portion which Robert Sarnoff and Dwight Eisenhower speak.

USA started broadcasting colour in late 1953 and colour TV sets were available to the public in 1954 at an expensive price. Colour videotaping began in USA in 1958 and this footage is the earliest known to exist and it has been successfully transferred to digital for preservation. It is totally awesome to know that some colour programs from the late 1950s have survived on colour videotape as they show to us younger generations how good colour television really was back in its earliest days!!! Those RCA TK-41 cameras gave brilliant pictures back in the day!!!

Hubble Directly Observes Exoplanet

Hubblecast 22: Hubble Space Telescope Directly Observes Exoplanet Orbiting Fomalhaut.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an extrasolar planet, for the first time using direct visible-light imaging. The strange world is far-flung from its parent star, is surrounded by a colossal belt of gas and dust, and may even have rings more impressive than Saturn's.