The Jefferson Island Disaster

What happened on November 21, 1980 when the Diamond Crystal Salt Company and Texaco oil explorers met each other below Lake Peigneur?

Table Cloth Challenge

If there is any art or medium more inane than American television, it must be Japanese television. The video above appears to be an excerpt from a program during which contestants pull the tablecloth out from underneath tableware, capped off by a little WTF dance by the loser.

Al Franken on Letterman

Al Franken and Tom Davis visit Late Night with David Letterman, 8/20/87. Al draws a map of all 48 contiguous states in under 2 minutes.

From Butterflies to Humans

Produced by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 12/02/2005. RT 59:01.

The story of animal evolution is marked by key innovations such as limbs for walking on land, wings for flight, and color patterns for advertising or concealment. How do new traits arise? Sean B. Carroll, Ph.D. explores how new patterns evolve when 'old' genes learn new tricks. Old genes learning new tricks also apply to our own species and the evolution of traits that distinguish us from earlier hominids and other apes. Despite immense advances in evidence and understanding, there remains a societal struggle with the acceptance of our biological history and the evolutionary process.

Speedy Gonzales: Cannery Woe

Directed by Robert McKimson, 1961.

Summoned to supply cheese for the Mexican mouse fiesta, Speedy Gonzales works like lightning at lightening the cheese store of its stock, under the not-so-watchful eyes of Sylvester, the cat.

Of Muppets & Men: Making of Muppet Show

Of Muppets & Men - The Making of the Muppet Show. RT 51:09.

The documentary features appearances by Muppet Show performers Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire, and Brian Muehl; writers Jerry Juhl, Don Hinkley, David Odell, and Chris Langham; director Peter Harris; producer David Lazer; and guest stars Roger Moore and Raquel Welch.

Night of the Vampire (2006)

A vampire tries to sleep, but a terrible predator approaches.

Action, brocolli pizza & german expressionism on this award-winning short film by Ale Camargo.