Ted Talks: Indiana Jones of Virus Hunting

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering new, deadly viruses where they first emerge -- passing from animals to humans among poor subsistence hunters in Africa -- before they claim millions of lives.


Popeye the Sailor and Betty Boop

Betty only once appeared in a Fleischer Brothers cartoon alongside Popeye, & it was for Popey's debut film, Popeye the Sailor (1933).


Star Wars: Retold

...by someone who hasn't seen it.

Amanda had never seen a Star Wars film but claims she already knows what happens. So she was asked recount what she know. It was then given some basic animation.


Merrie Melodies: A Wild Hare

1940 release, RT 8:17.

A Wild Hare (re-released as The Wild Hare) is noteworthy as the first true Bugs Bunny cartoon, as well as for settling on the classic voice and appearance of the hunter, Elmer Fudd.


What Would You Do?: Gay Bashing at a Sports Bar

ABC News Tested Americans' increasing open-mindedness", they staged a verbal gay-bashing scenario at a local sports bar in Linden, N.J.

They hired actor Vince August to play a homophobic patron.

Dusty St. Amand and Dominic Benevento, a gay couple in real life, played the targets of his slurs.

Two additional actors, Traci Hovel and Brad Lee Wind, played a heterosexual couple at the opposite end of the bar.


Eddie Izzard: Definite Article

Show is circa 1996, RT 1:48:25.

This stage show which was recorded at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London is without doubt one of his best. His topic of discusion range from Noah to fashion (cool, cool, normal, looking like a dickhead, cool!) and from James Bond to why dogs got the first say in how to have sex and why all the other animals had to do it doggy style.


National Geographic: CIA Secret Experiments

First aired 10 March 2008, RT 45:38.

It's the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents. In simulated attacks on enemy populations, entire cities in America are contaminated with bacteria, exposing millions of Americans to germ warfare. But the real focus of the research is on mastering the art of mind control. Psychiatrists at top academic institutions work under secret contract with the agency. Psychiatric patients, prisoners, even unwitting members of the public are exposed to a startling array of experiments designed to facilitate interrogations, induce amnesia and program in new behavior. Every psychological technique is explored, including hypnosis, electroshock therapy and lethal cocktails of drugs. What was the extent of these brainwashing experiments? How did the CIA become involved in such far-reaching and disturbing research? Join us as National Geographic presents: CIA Secret Experiments.


Q&A with Comedian Louis C.K.

Louis CK recently riffed on consumerism and general impatience in a popular clip http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/137583/detail/ In this TIME interview, he teaches himself (and possibly America) a lesson ...