Posts filed under “Weekend”

RIP Robin Williams – Weapons of Self Destruction

Weapons of Self Destruction was the name of his last HBO special. So brilliant, funny . . . and sad.

 

Robin Williams stand up comedy live from Washington

 

HBO: Robin Williams – comedian, writer and Academy Award-winning actor – returned to HBO for his first solo TV concert since 2002. The show was filmed at Washington D.C.’s DAR Constitution Hall on his sold-out “Weapons Of Self Destruction” national tour. Robin covers such topics as global warning, health care in America (suggesting a “cash for clunkers” for elderly relatives), and more personal topics such as his recent open heart surgery. Bonus features include clips from Robin’s previous concerts – some dating back to 1978 – as well as tour highlights filmed all along the 2009 tour.

Category: Humor, Weekend

Ariely: Our Buggy Moral Code

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it’s OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we’re predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we can’t grasp.   Published on Apr 26, 2012

Category: Psychology, Weekend

Richard Pryor Roast (1977)

Richard Pryor Roast 1977 featuring: Richard Pryor Robin Williams Paul Mooney Tim Reid John Witherspoon Sandra Bernhard Vic Dunlop Edie McClurg Marsha Warfield 43:31 minutes See also • Pryor Love (New Yorker)

Category: Humor, Weekend

Friday Night Soul: James Brown in Eighteen Minutes

“Get On Up” is the new biopic out on James Brown. David Remnick of the The New Yorker calls it “the second-best film ever made about James Brown.” But rather than watch a good impersonations, how about seeing the real thing? The following James Brown video has been called the “most thrilling, compressed, erotic, explosive…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Quant’s e-Sportlimousine: Electric Revolution

~~~ ~~~ Video From Classic Driver: So how does it work? Quite complicatedly, as it turns out. Essentially, each wheel has its own electric motor, drawing power from a central ‘Nanoflowcell’, a new chemical battery system capable of storing and releasing electrical energy at extremely high densities. Allegedly, the technology is a ‘beacon of hope’…Read More

Category: Technology, Weekend

ISIS Thanks John McCain for Making their Rise to Power Possible

ISIS Terrorists Credit the Iraq War for Their Success   We’ve noted for months that the ISIS terrorists wouldn’t have been able to take over Iraq if we hadn’t launched the idiotic Iraq war and “regime changed” the country. But don’t take our word for it … the ISIS barbarians just agreed. Breitbart reports: The…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Weekend

Stranded on a Whale

I’ve spent the weekend fishing for much smaller game, but I cannot imagine what it would be like to experience what this quick video reveals: h/t Kottke Amazing !

Category: Weekend

Mad Max: Fury Road

Coming in 2015

Category: Film, Weekend

Gentleman Jet Ski: Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod

Since I am away this week at a conference in Maine, combining fishing with economics and investing, I thought this week we would go for something water rather than land based. Hence, I present the Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod:     Source: Classic Driver

Category: Weekend

Morgan Freeman as LeBron James doing Redemption

This was the funniest thing I saw all week:   LeBron James Redemption (Frank Caliendo as Morgan Freeman  

Category: Humor, Sports, Weekend