Posts filed under “Weekend”

Visualizing empires decline

Visualizing empires decline from Pedro M Cruz on Vimeo.

Where is the spinoff of the US from Britain?

Hat tip Paul

Category: Weekend

Pinot Noirs for Thanksgiving

Sometime later this week, you will come to the realization that you are either travelling to or hosting a *Thanksgiving dinner. As these tend to be large family affairs, there may be some tensions, arguments and other social problems. My advice to you is to start drinking heavily. I suggest lubricating these affairs with copious…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

HOW TO SING THE BLUES … by Stretch Melon Clinton

1. Most Blues begin, “Woke up this morning.” 2. “I got a good woman” is a bad way to begin the Blues, ‘less you stick something nasty in the next line, like “I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town.” 3. The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right,…Read More

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Unfriend

Unfriend was the New Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year for 2009. Check out the list of runners up below: Technology hashtag – a # [hash] sign added to a word or phrase that enables Twitter users to search for tweets (postings on the Twitter site) that contain similarly tagged items and view thematic…Read More

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Debunking 2012

Cool graphic, from Information is Beautiful: click for larger graphic chart courtesy of Information is Beautiful

Category: Film, Weekend

“The Uniqueness of Humans”

Sapolsky’s outstanding Stanford lecture on “The Uniqueness of Humans” Stanford primatologist and anthropologist Robert Sapolsky scores big with this grad lecture on “The Uniqueness of Humans,” a humbling, inspiring and sweet 30 minutes on what it is about humans that makes us unique from our animal cousins, and how many of the seemingly unique features…Read More

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Pigeon Impossible

Awesome 6 minute animation Pigeon Impossible: via boingboing

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Wu Tang Financial

On the flight over, I watched some Chapelle videos. The guy is unbelievably funny, and his show was terrifically ballsy. We met with lots of people this week — maybe that’s why this video resonated. Its an oldie but a goodie — watch the old white lady’s face as she nods in agreement. Chappelle’s Show…Read More

Category: Weekend

Chap-Hop History’ by Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer

Bizarrely amusing: The first installment of Chap-Hop superstar Mr.B the Gentleman Rhymer’s ‘Histories’ series. The history of hip-hop. In five minutes. On the banjolele. Chap-Hop hoorah! Directed by Dave Alexander.

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Jon Stewart Smacks Down Glenn Beck

This is way too funny: > The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The 11/3 Project www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Crisis

Category: Humor, Weekend