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Politics of climate change, a video by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

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27 April 2017 at 6:41 pm

Ronnie O’Sullivan makes an astounding comeback in this five-minute game.

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8 April 2017 at 4:20 pm

Posted in Games, Video

Steve Martin teaches an on-line course on comedy

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Learned it from this post on Open Culture. Here’s the teaser:

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7 April 2017 at 6:40 pm

Posted in Comedy, Education, Video

A master woodworker turns a giant log into an elegant dugout canoe

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Jason Kottke has a good post that includes this video (along with the advice to watch it all):

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7 April 2017 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Daily life, Video

Stephen Colbert has a good riff on Bannon’s total cuck move

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It’s generally not a bright idea to insult the boss’s relatives behind his back.

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7 April 2017 at 11:49 am

Evolution can go in weird directions: Two different courtship rituals

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Evolution really is “creative” in the way printing random characters would, given enough time (we’re taking billions of years), produce not only Hamlet, but also all possible variations: parodies of Hamlet, Hamlet the Musical, Hamlet the Rom Com, and every possible work that could ever exist, along with those same works with and without typos. (That process is not very efficient, however—to say the least. Evolution is assisted by natural selection, which does tree-pruning of less effective adaptations.

And look at what evolution has produced in these courtship rituals. Videos via Kottke.org.

and another:

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5 April 2017 at 1:32 pm

Posted in Evolution, Science, Video

Satire shows how to cover Trump: Use common sense to blow up the bullshit

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Vox has a very good explanation of how political satire comes into its own when politics becomes irrational.

Written by LeisureGuy

4 April 2017 at 10:57 am

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