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Late Night: Dramatic Bumblebee Rescue

By: Saturday June 14, 2014 8:00 pm

“A bumblebee caught in a spider’s web in my window, fighting for survival…” So begins the dramatic narration of our story.

Pull Up a Chair: Fictional Fathers

By: Saturday June 14, 2014 4:00 am

Tomorrow is Father’s Day
Who are your favorite fictional fathers?

Taksim Solidarity on Trial

By: Thursday June 12, 2014 6:20 pm

Taksim Solidarity is standing trial today. For raising their voices against all the injustice and crimes committed by the state against civilians. For trying to stop the unlawful destruction and demolition of public spaces. Members of Taksim Solidarity were detained illegally on false charges last year on July 8th, and one after another prosecutors refused to allow a case to be opened.

Sunday Talking Heads: June 8, 2014

By: Sunday June 8, 2014 2:00 am

Good Morning everybody, I hope it’s bright and sunny where you are, but if it is raining, think how happy your tomatoes are.

There’s no Book Salon this week, but Monday’s movie night is an Oscar quality crime drama, In the Shadow. Joan McCarter and Dave Johnson will be Virtually Speaking this evening, looks like an interesting show.

As for the network shows, two words:

Late Night: The Tell Tale Heart

By: Saturday June 7, 2014 8:00 pm

Dakinen01 posted his Edgar Allan Poe diary today which reminded me the first Poe story I read was The Tell Tale Heart – haunts me still. Poking around online, I found this short and thought you’d enjoy watching it — right before bed. /wicked laugh

Pull Up a Chair: Swan Lake

By: Saturday June 7, 2014 4:00 am

It’s such a lovely early summer morning, so here are some dancing swans, accompanied by Tchaikovsky, to start out a mellow weekend morning. So sit back with that cuppa. Serenity Now. I think swans are magnificent, so beautiful, such grace; but apparently in real life they’re obnoxious. Anybody ever eaten one? I guess why not. [...]

CIA Unleashes Twitter Offensive: Usurps @CIA Account, Tweets to the Masses

By: Friday June 6, 2014 11:18 am

The Central Intelligence Agency ups their social media presence with a cheeky first tweet on the usurped* account, @CIA.

Is There Another “Deepwater Horizon” Waiting to Happen?

By: Thursday June 5, 2014 5:20 pm

Here’s a video showing what went wrong with the blowout protector during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, with clear animation and a suitably dramatic narration. This was created by the United States Chemical Safety Board to accompany their scary report.

Late Night: Memory Stream

By: Wednesday June 4, 2014 8:00 pm

Enjoy this beautiful animation titled Memory Stream.

Late Night: Net Neutrality: John Oliver Issues a Call to Arms for Internet Commenters Everywhere (UPDATED)

By: Monday June 2, 2014 8:00 pm

John Oliver laughsplains Net Neutrality and calls for the trolls. This is so worth watching. I’ll give you one tidbit, he says putting former cable industry lobbyist Thomas Wheeler in charge of the FCC is just like hiring a dingo to babysit.

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