Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Superman and the The Mad Scientist

August 19, 2017

“The Mad Scientist,” a 1941 Superman cartoon by Fleischer Studios. released in Technicolor by Paramount Pictures Superman. Based on the characters created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel; story by Seymour KneitelIzzy Sparber, and Jay Morton. Directed by Dave Fleischer. Animation: Frank Endres and Steve Muffati. Music by Winston Sharples and Sammy Timberg. Voice actors: Joan Alexander (Lois Lane), Jackson Beck (narrator), Bud Collyer (Superman/Clark Kent), Jack Mercer (Mad Scientist),Julian Noa (Perry White). The actors had worked on The Adventures of Superman radio show since 1940.

More:

“The Real Heroes of Superman, Part 3,” Nina Kincaid, Flixens

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Nice! Not Nice!

August 18, 2017

“Nice! Not Nice!” The President Show, on Comedy Central.

Related:

“Why The President Show Might Just Work,” David sims, The Atlantic

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Removing Confederate Monuments

August 18, 2017

“I didn’t start the problems with race in this country, but I did force the people of New Orleans to confront them,” reflects Mayor Mitch Landrieu. 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival.

The monuments:

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‘The Confederacy lost and we’re better for it’: New Orleans mayor,” USA Today

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Border Patrol Hiring Surge

August 17, 2017

President Trump plans to hire and train 5,000 more Border Patrol agents, 500 in the next year. There’s even a mobile app to recruit them. What could possibly go wrong? John Oliver explains.

More:

“Trump’s plan for Border Patrol, ICE hiring surges face timing, security obstacles,” Caroline Kelly Todd J. Gillman, Dallas Morning News

“The Border Patrol’s Corruption Problem,” Jeremy Raff, The Atlantic

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We’ve Been Here Before

August 14, 2017

Don’t Be a Sucker!a short film produced by the US War Department in 1943. It was re-released in 1947 to make the case for the desegregation of the U.S. armed forces.

Watch the 18-minute film here

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“After Charlottesville violence, World War II anti-fascist propaganda video finds a new audience,” Derek Hawkins, Washington Post

“Why an Anti-Fascist Short Film Is Going Viral,” Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic 

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Science Is a Fundamental Part of America

August 3, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson:

“How did America rise up from a backwoods country to be one of the greatest nations the world has ever known? We pioneered industries. And all this required the greatest innovations in science and technology in the world. And so, science is a fundamental part of the country that we are. But in this, the 21st century, when it comes time to make decisions about science, it seems to me people have lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not, what is reliable what is not reliable, what should you believe what you do not believe. And when you have people who don’t know much about science standing in denial of it and rising to power, that is a recipe for the complete dismantling of our informed democracy.”

 StarTalk Radio

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America’s National Road System

July 31, 2017

America’s national road system: The Federal Highway Administration looks back on a century of America’s public roadways.

More highway history here.

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Shoofly Pie

July 29, 2017

The Wood Brothers – “Shoofly Pie” (no not that song) by the Wood Brothers. Oliver Wood (guitar),  Chris Wood (bass) and Jano Rix (melodica and percussion). Recorded at WFUV-FM in 2011. Video by Daniel Hodd and Erica Talbott.

Wood Brothers website

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Thinking About Climate Change

July 19, 2017

The University of California’s Dr. M. Sanjayan explains why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change. A Vox video.

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Synesthesia

July 9, 2017

“Synesthesia,” a 2009 short film by Terri Timley (Ian Kibbey and Corey Creasey).

syn·es·the·sia syn·aes·the·sia (sĭn’ĭs-thē’zhə) n. 1)A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. 2) A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain. 3) The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normally describe another.
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