Archive for the ‘video’ Category

Patti Smith: Advice to the Young

May 21, 2019

Patti Smith, interviewed by Christian Lund, 2012.

Patti Smith website

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Grand Central

October 6, 2017

“Grand Central,” by the Tomasz Stańko Quintet, 2010. Official music video created by Katarzyna Kijek & Przemysław Adamski using 1 km of yarn, four flashlights, and a lamp. The yarn was shaken, illuminated in different ways, and shot in stop motion.

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Japan’s Tricked-Out Trucks

September 18, 2017

Dekotora:  Japan’s long-haul truckers customize their rigs. From Great Big Story.

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Big Apple Manhole Covers: Cast in India

January 10, 2017

When you’re crossing the street in New York, look down. See that heavy iron manhole cover? It was cast in India.

A film by Natasha Raheja.

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Uncle Sam Wants You — To Drink More Milk

September 19, 2016

Got Milk? Why?

“New evidence also shows that drinking lots of milk doesn’t protect against bone fractures and may be linked to certain types of cancer. And all the good stuff in milk — calcium, potassium, and protein — can be found in greater amounts in foods like broccoli, kale, and black beans.

 But these foods are at a disadvantage when it comes to competing against dairy. They don’t have trade groups giving millions to members of Congress and lobbying for influence over the nation’s nutrition policy.”
— “How big government helps big dairy sell milk,” Liz Scheltens and Gina Barton, Vox

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‘I Took Me Some Steel ….’

September 3, 2016

1956 Dodge TV commercial, via Jeff Quitney. Great scenes of 1957 model year cars and the Chrysler assembly plant.

There’s not much singing on the Ford assembly line these days, of course. Robots don’t sing, they whirr:

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GM Futurama, 1939 World’s Fair: ‘To New Horizons’

August 6, 2016

The General Motors Futurama exhibit shows the wonders-to-be of 1960 to Depression-era audiences at the 1939-1940 World’s Fair, held at NYC’s Flushing Meadows. The future sure ain’t what it used to be.

More:

“I have seen the future:” Norman Bel Geddes and the General Motors Futurama,” Lindsay Turley,  MCNY Collections Blog

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Summertime

July 30, 2016

“Summertime,” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (Jeff Townes and Will Smith, respectively), recorded in 1991. The video was directed by Jim Swaffield and shot on location in West Philadelphia.

“Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind”

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Vision Test

March 6, 2016

“White Privilege Glasses,” produced by 31 Lengths for the Chicago Theological Seminary. Cast: Michael Ford (he got the glasses), Nathaniel Ryan, Cherie Malone.

This is a short, mild introduction to this subject for white folks, but it has caused furor in the conservative blogosphere.

h/t: Colorlines

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Identity

February 28, 2016

“Identity in Islam,” a video by “Average Mohamed,” Mohamed Amin Ahmed of Minneapolis.

More:

“Twin Cities guy fights ISIS recruitment – with cartoons,” Sarah Horner, St. Paul Pioneer Press

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