Conan O'Brien with Norm MacDonald

Clip of Conan O'Brien on one of his last interviews on 'Late Night' with Norm MacDonald. He talks about stuff, but the main thing he does a skit about Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger


CD Cover Meme

From the people who brought you MilkandCookies.com comes Cover Meme.

Make your bands album cover meme:

1. Go to Wikipedia. Hit "random". The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2. Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations". The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3. Go to Flickr and click on "explore the last seven days". The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together. Remember this is Album/CD art, so keep it square. Roughly 500500 is a good size.

5. Email image, band name, album title to post - at - covermeme.com. Optionally include attribution and links for the image and for yourself to be used in the public posting one this site. We will not use your name or address from your email. Only information you specifically share in the body of the email.

They are working on a submission form to make this easier. Stay tuned.


James Randi: Dowsing, the Ideomotor Effect

James Randi Speaks Video 7 (2/18/2009). Dowser Greg Price threatens litigation over not being able to challenge the million dollar prize. RT 6:42.

The James Randi Educational Foundation gets many applicants for it's Million Dollar Challenge who claim to be able to dowse. Many say that they can detect things from Water, Gold, Money and the like. What many of them fail to do is to research the ideomotor effect.

We received an application for the Challenge which is a perfect example of how people sometimes just can't understand that the rods are only responding to their movements.

Information on Ideomotor Effect

http://skepdic.com/ideomotor.html

More video of Randi and Dowsing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOsCnX-TKIY

Dowsing in the News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8BxmXHRaBI

Dowsing with Derren Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rOqyMykIso


Animaniacs: A Hard Day's Warners

(Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Short)

In this parody of A Hard Day's Night, the Warners are trying to go to a convention but are followed everywhere they go by their crazy fans.

RT 7:01

Season 3

Episode 15

First Aired 9/23/1995


Rock Family Trees: The British R&B Boom

BBC Series exploring the dramas that lie behind some of the best-known bands. The British blues boom threw up two of the biggest bands of the late 60s and early 70s, Cream and Led Zeppelin. This programme charts the careers of groups as diverse as the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann and Cream as they turned the blues into rock.

In the 60s young people were tired of pop and started listening to American blues. With Paul Jones and John Mayall. Some strong language.


Secrets of the Occult: The Magicians

First of a three part series, RT 48:01.

Much of occultism's practices have taken on a new, more freely accepted label. New Age practices can be seen widespread throughout the commonplace world, even spanning within the local bookstores in their own segmented shelves. This first portion of Secrets of the Occult tackles the practitioners and their practices of such occultist dogmas, such as gazing into crystal balls, working with tarot cards, and the fabric of astrology. Numerous renowned names will surface in this portion, ranging as far back as Pythagoras himself and the seeming "creation" of occultist assemblies. However, many of these names will more than likely be foreign. It's a world of sances, scrying, alchemy, and spiritual whimsy that has developed to quite an art.

The break-neck pacing through many a century in the Magicians portion of Secrets of the Occult can be a shade on the blinding side. As interesting as this material can be, the repeated dancing from subject to subject is rather dizzying. Though quick, it's still fairly engaging. Learning about the historical practitioners of sances and the usage of scrying is rather compelling. Also, the history of Aleister Crowley and his control over people can be pretty intriguing as well. Introduction to the magicians of the cult in such a brief time period is a daunting task that is marginally successful. There is a great amount of room for expansion, even though this is a positive undertaking.


Balance

Upon a floating platform a group of men fish into the abyss, each cooperating with the rest to evenly distribute their weight.

Peace is broken when one of the men catches a heavy trunk on his fishing line.


Circa 2008, RT 72:07.

Kevin Hart riffs on marriage, kids, and the dangers of dating in this hilarious stand-up concert, and still has energy left over to take himself to task for being short. The host of BET's COMIC VIEW: ONE MIC STAND, Hart cracks jokes and tells stories in this live comedy from the Laff House.


Le Faux Pli

There is no floor and everything hangs down on strings: bypassers, workers, policemen and even prisoners. In a place like this, just imagine this young man's first day at work.

Another animated short from Supinfocom,

this one just 5:36 of fun.


Amateur Walk In Fridge

Check out these guys, building Heineken's walk in fridge for themselves! Oh, and they live in an apartment, on the tenth floor...