Archive for the ‘From the web’ Category

 

Black Lives Matter

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Anyone who puts a “but” at the end of that sentence doesn’t understand what the deal is and needs to do some research. Why not start with the Black Lives Matter website itself (this is the Canadian version below)? They have a list of demands, some of which have already been met. See what they […]

Positive lexicography

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Here’s an article from David Robson on BBC Future that describes a project called “positive lexicography.” The project is the brainchild of Tim Lomas, who is collecting words from other languages that we don’t have English equivalents for. In particular, he’s collecting words for feelings, emotions, and behaviours that might help us draw attention to […]

O Canada

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Here’s our national anthem, played virtually by the KW Symphony… O Canada – Members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

Articles and videos about Star Trek

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Here are some articles and videos about Star Trek that I found particularly fascinating. Authors and fans are brilliant at connecting the dots. None more brilliant than this connection by Ryan Britt between Discovery and the earlier series: Star Trek: Discovery Explains Why Kirk and Picard Never Trust Holograms Responding to complaints about the 3rd […]

Question This

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99% of the improv that I’ve watched has been the American version of Whose Line is it Anyway? But there’s one game that they don’t play on there that’s very funny: Question This. They played it on Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza (which aired for one season in 2011). In this game the audience gives an answer […]

Julie Nolke’s funny videos

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Here’s a comedian I just discovered: Julie Nolke. She has some hilarious videos on her YouTube channel. I particularly like the ones where she plays two versions of herself. Here’s a 2-part video where she explains the pandemic to her past self: Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self Explaining the Pandemic to my Past […]

The interview you need right now

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Here’s Stephen Colbert interviewing Vice President Joe Biden. Biden reminds you what “presidential” looks like and gives you hope for the future: Joe Biden: Trump Put The Country In A Terrible Spot By Failing To Act – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

Goonies video chat

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One good thing about everyone staying at home… the Goonies are back together. Josh Gad brings them all together here: The Goonies Are Back!! | Reunited Apart with Josh Gad

Cavernous stupidity

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You know who the title is referring to without looking — it could only be one person. It’s sad that it’s the president of the United States, but it’s an apt phrase. Here’s Douglas Brinkley and Eugene Robinson on MSNBC: Brinkley: Nothing Else Like Trump’s ‘Cavernous Stupidity’ In U.S. History | The 11th Hour | […]

Videos about US politics

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

I’ve previously highlighted a couple of sources of excellent information about US politics, the videos of Robert Reich and Thom Hartmann. Today I’d like to focus on a few more. These four people/channels tell you the latest deal about Donald Trump, Republicans, Democrats, Fox News, impeachment, the presidential race — and Trump’s response to the […]