Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

What should Iraq do with its $80B surplus from the soaring price of oil? John Oliver suggests… Alpacas! [ROFL] Aug 9 2008

Watch the full show here: Hulu – Thu, Aug 7, 2008: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Ever wonder what CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is all about? Wonder no more, behold the amazing Larget Hadron Rap! Aug 4 2008

Wonderful explanation of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider which is about to start operations soon.

YouTube – Large Hadron Rap.

(Found it here: Popular Videos)

Watch out for HOPE – it could happen to you. Jul 28 2008

A very clever and funny little video.

If you’d like to see it air on national television, go here and chip in $25.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – WATCH ALL 3 EPISODES ONLINE *THIS* WEEKEND ONLY! Jul 19 2008

Run, don’t walk, to the Dr. Horrible website and watch his micro-epic masterpiece of musical genius.

You know you love the musicals. Do it, do it now.

This will be gone after this weekend, and then you’ll be sorry you weren’t one of the cool kids who saw it when it first came out. Be part of the sensation.

That is all.

Update: It’s now available on Hulu to watch again (free). Hulu FTW!

Cool video of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor May 6 2008

Cool videos of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Neat video showing a visual representation of the Bach’s famous organ piece.

More versions:

The Wee Trio played at the Lafayette Square Christian Science Society – April 22, 2008 Apr 22 2008

The Wee Trio plays at Lafayette Square Christian Science Society in St. Louis

The Wee Trio plays at Lafayette Square Christian Science Society in St. Louis

We were happy to have the Wee Trio come give a concert on April 22, 2008. It was a great success!

The Wee Trio plays at Lafayette Square Christian Science Society in St. Louis

They performed to a packed house (standing room only) and did a great job. Their polished sound including drums, vibraphone and bass impressed everyone present.

James Westfall – Vibes
Dan Loomis – Bass
Jared Schonig – Drums

http://www.myspace.com/theweetrio

Click here to see video of the final piece they played

(Cross-posted on the Lafayette Square Christian Science Society site)

Video of the fire in the outdoor patio fireplace at Mad Art Gallery in St. Louis + exhibition opening pics Apr 5 2008

YouTube – Fire in the Patio Fireplace at Mad Art Gallery in St. Louis

We went to the Mad Art exhibition opening tonight. This video is was taken using my Treo 700p and was of the fire in their outdoor patio fireplace. It was quite cozy and nice.

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Barack Obama on Religion Feb 12 2008

Barack Obama is the most intelligent, reasoned politician I have ever heard. This video is remarkable. In it, he shares his views on religion and its role in a pluralistic, progressive society.

My favorite passage of the speech (emphahsis added):

And even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools? Would we go with James Dobson’s, or Al Sharpton’s? Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount – a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let’s read our bibles. Folks haven’t been reading their bibles.

You can read the full transcript of his speech here.

Are you hearing this America?

Lessig on Obama Feb 7 2008

One of the smartest people around, noted Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig, has put together an outstanding video sharing his reasons for voting for Obama. I highly recommend watching it and thinking about the issues he raises. If you disagree, why?

Watch or download the high-quality video here (torrent).

Lots of excellent thoughts and comments on his post too (scroll down).

“Identity Theft” by Nellie McKay performed live on Prairie Home Companion on January 26, 2008 Feb 1 2008

Nellie McKay performing live on A Prairie Home Companion

Last Sunday as I was driving around doing some errands I was listening to A Prairie Home Companion on the local NPR station. Garrison Keillor introduced a singer, Nellie McKay, who sang a song that I enjoyed very much. Afterwards, I looked around to see if I could buy it on iTunes. When I tried to purchase the album I got an error, so I waited until the streaming audio was released. The MP3 below is taken from that stream so you can listen to it as often as you like.

You can listen to the whole show here.

Check her out on iTunes: Nellie McKay

Or purchase her album on Amazon’s MP3 Service (which is what I ended up doing).

Download and listen to Identity Theft by Nellie McKay, performed live at Prairie Home Companion (.mp3, 1.6MB)



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