Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Sit Down Servant

September 23, 2018

“Sit Down Servant” (aka “Sit Down Servant and Rest Awhile),” a traditional spiritual, performed by The Staples Singers, 1963.

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Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

September 17, 2018

“Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears,” not an Aesop fable. More here.

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Keeping Balance

September 14, 2018

“Keeping Balance,” a short video by Bernhard Wenger, shot at Vienna’s Prater amusement park.

Wiener Prater website

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The Well-Dressed Bullfighter

September 13, 2018

If you have a date with a charging 1,300-pound-bull, wearing flip-flops and cargo shorts won’t do. You need a custom-made traje de luces, a suit of lights. Antonio Lopez Fuentes of Madrid’s Fermin Tailor Shop explains. His family has been outfitting matadors for 55 years.

Video from GreatBigStory.

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1973 Computer predicts the end of civilization. We’re right on track.

September 5, 2018

“In 1973, a computer program was developed at MIT to model global sustainability. Instead, it predicted that by 2040 our civilization would end. While many in history have made apocalyptic predictions that have so far failed to materialize, what the computer envisioned in the 1970s has by and large been coming true. Could the machine be right?”

— Paul Ratner, Big Think

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How Cats Tamed Us

August 29, 2018

Abigail Tucker explains why humans are obsessed with cats. A New Yorker video.

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Bill Murray, on Being Obnoxious

August 28, 2018

Bill Murray, interviewed by T.J. English in 1988. Animated for Blank on Blank by Patrick Smith.
Colorist: Jennifer Yoo, Audio Producer: Amy Drozdowska.
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The History of Chocolate

August 27, 2018

“The History of Chocolate,” a TED-Ed video by Deanna Pucciarelli. Directed and animated by Lisa LaBracio.

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World’s Smallest Cup of Coffee

August 24, 2018

World’s smallest cup of coffee, brewed by Lucas Zanotto.

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How to Sell a Million Dollar Work of Art

August 23, 2018

How do you sell (very) strange artwork for millions of dollars? Dion Lee explains.

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