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High winds wreak havoc.

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This is just north of San Francisco.

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25 October 2021 at 4:40 am

Posted in Daily life, Video

Lone Wolf and Cub — and Ricky Jay

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I very much enjoyed the Lone Wolf and Cub series of movies. Perhaps it’s time to re-view them.

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23 October 2021 at 3:37 am

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Seasoned Journalist Uncovers What Most Media Ignore

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Maybe I’ve just become too pessimistic from a diet of daily journalism, with confirmation bias pushing me along: once a person adopts a pessimistic outlook, one can find many anecdotes to support the view.

Here’s another talk by Charles Groenhuijsen:

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22 October 2021 at 4:13 pm

Malcolm Gladwell explains why he avoids face-to-face job interviews

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22 October 2021 at 2:08 pm

Posted in Daily life, Video

Cafe Jacqueline and the Art of the Soufflé

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For a while, I made soufflés quite often, generally cheese, sometimes spinach. The secret, so far as I’m concerned, is to use a copper bowl and a good whisk — that and experience. I worked from the recipe in Julia Childs’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which was highly reliable (at least if you use a copper bowl for whisking the egg whites).

In Craftsmanship magazine, Todd Oppenheimer comments on a documentary made by :Phoebe Rubin. Oppenheimer writes:

Sometimes the best ideas come from chance encounters. Your opportunity to watch this film, for example, arose from a conversation I fell into recently with my neighbor and now friend, Phoebe Rubin, while walking our dogs in our local park.

I had long known that Phoebe was a filmmaker of some kind, and that she’d been working on a project about an unusual San Francisco chef who specializes in soufflés. The chef’s restaurant, eponymously called Café Jacqueline, was somewhat known locally as an unusually charming and tasty restaurant, but that’s common in a city that’s long been famous for its food. On this particular day, however, Phoebe told me that Café Jacqueline was the only restaurant in the United States with a menu made up of nothing but soufflés, which Jacqueline has been making herself, five nights a week, for decades. (Yes, I have now eaten there; and yes, the soufflés — which are served for main courses as well as dessert — are exquisite.)

As we talked further, I learned that Phoebe had turned this project into a bite-sized, 13-minute documentary, and had gotten the film accepted for a showing at the 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival, but it had been languishing in obscurity ever since. “It sounds like it might be a perfect story about craftsmanship in food,” I said. And indeed it is, as you can see below. But now I’m getting ahead of my story.

It turned out that Phoebe’s own discovery of Café Jacqueline was just as serendipitous as my own.

In the late 1990s, Phoebe and her husband, Neil, were living in North Beach, just around the corner from Café Jacqueline. As most locals know,  . . .

Continue reading. There’s more — including the brief documentary.

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22 October 2021 at 2:00 pm

Posted in Business, Daily life, Food, Video

Aging, quickly depicted

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Via Aeon: The filmmaker Anthony Cerniello achieves a remarkable visual expression of ageing, animating still photos of various members of one family

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22 October 2021 at 11:07 am

Posted in Daily life, Video

Slinging a Cestrosphendone dart

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Pretty cool.

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20 October 2021 at 2:03 pm

Posted in Daily life, History, Video

Cool tool if you like skipping stones

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20 October 2021 at 1:22 pm

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Math’s Fatal Flaw: An elegant presentation of math’s cutting edge

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20 October 2021 at 10:24 am

Posted in Daily life, Math, Video

The Gardiner Brothers

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If this works right, you’ll see a series of brief (20 seconds, roughly) dance routines by the Gardiner Brothers.  UPDATE: Well, it didn’t work. Go here and start watching to see the series play, one after the other, automatically.

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11 October 2021 at 12:31 pm

Posted in Art, Daily life, Video

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Video Shows U.S. Marshals Task Force Brutalizing Teenage Boys in Mississippi

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Something is seriously wrong with American law enforcement. Akela Lacy reports in The Intercept:

U.S. MARSHALS ARRESTED two boys, ages 17 and 16, in Jackson, Mississippi, on September 16 on charges related to August shootings in the nearby city of Canton. Footage of the arrest shows one officer leading a shirtless, handcuffed boy past another officer, who reaches out and hits the boy across the face, making a loud noise on impact and leaving him bleeding from his mouth or nose. According to a lawyer representing one of the teens and his mother, both boys have said that officers physically assaulted them while they were handcuffed, including by whipping them with a green extension cord, outside the camera’s view. The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating the arrest.

The officers are part of the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, a federally funded unit that shot and killed a 20-year-old man in Memphis, Tennessee, while serving a warrant for a Mississippi shooting in 2019. Established in 2006, the task force operates in Alabama and Mississippi and deputizes state and local officers as marshals, offering them expanded powers to target people wanted for violent crimes. Their conferred status provides them with privileges including the ability to work across jurisdictions and make arrests without warrants. The marshals do not wear body cameras.

The September arrest was instead captured on a Ring doorbell camera. The day after, Jackson’s local CBS affiliate WJTV reported on a segment of the footage in which an officer hits and yells at one boy, and the boy calls into the security camera for his mother, who was out of town at the time. The Intercept obtained more of the footage, which shows officers further berating both boys, as well as a middle-aged woman, then taking what appears to be the green extension cord with them from the scene. According to the mother of one of the boys, at least one major national network had the full video footage but has not pursued a story.

The woman in the video, who was housesitting at the time of the arrest, said officers hit her in the head and pointed guns at her before shoving her to the ground in handcuffs and verbally berating her. She is the godsister of Cawanda Harris, the mother of one of the teens, and asked not to be named by the press. Both women say that the officers never produced an arrest warrant for the boys.

Continue reading. There’s more. I imagine that the incident occurred in Mississippi has something to do with how the suspects were treated.

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10 October 2021 at 4:47 pm

First-ever atomic resolution video of salt crystals forming in real time

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Fascinating video, watching atoms jostle together to make a crystal of salt.

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9 October 2021 at 9:48 am

Posted in Science, Video

What doctors know about nutrition, and the food that hospitals serve

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6 October 2021 at 7:19 pm

Gustav Klimt’s Iconic Painting “The Kiss”: An Introduction to Austrian Painter’s Golden, Erotic Masterpiece (1908)

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This comes via a post in Open Culture:

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6 October 2021 at 11:18 am

Posted in Art, Daily life, History, Video

Interesting finding re: extra-virgin olive oil

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I will again recommend the book Extra-Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive OilThis brief video is of interest:

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4 October 2021 at 5:36 pm

Ana Vidović – Classical Guitar

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1 October 2021 at 7:07 pm

Posted in Art, Daily life, Music, Video

Mac Miller “Colors and Shapes”

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30 September 2021 at 12:44 pm

Posted in Art, Movies & TV, Video

Dudley Moore parodies a Beethoven sonata

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29 September 2021 at 2:23 pm

Posted in Humor, Music, Video

Folding an origami knight from a single sheet of paper

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Thank heavens the video is speeded up — the actual process takes around 40 hours in real time.

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24 September 2021 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Art, Daily life, Video

The Driver Is Red — An animated short documentary

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Information about the documentary here, along with another good video.

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24 September 2021 at 9:39 am

Posted in Daily life, History, Video

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