Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Weekly Discoveries

// I Didn't Know They Could Do This -

// Favorite (Creepy) Nature Video -

// Favorite Original "Nothing Is Original" Video -

Everything Is A Remix: THE MATRIX from on Vimeo.

// Favorite SNL Sketch of Last Week -

// Favorite Song - Five Iron Frenzy is back!

// Favorite Office Cameo -

Friday, November 11, 2011

Weekly Discoveries

// Favorite Encouraging Video -

// Favorite Parody -

// Favorite Ad -

// Favorite Song - "A Case of You" by James Blake

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Weekly Discoveries

// Favorite Charity - Charity: Water's WaterForward Campaign:

How WaterForward works. from charity: water on Vimeo.

// Favorite Autotune - This new video from the Symphony of Science:

And this one:

// Favorite "To Catch a Predator" Stunt - (warning, some of the text is nsfw)

// Favorite Informational Video -

// Favorite Song -

// Favorite Son - Beth accidentally left the light on after Liam was put to bed last night. So naturally I took the opportunity to get a photo.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Guys, please, please do me a favor RIGHT THIS MOMENT and check out this blog post.

Okay, back?


Who's in? I've thrown my name in the ring for an invite -- let me know if you want me to pay for an invite for you.

I really like this idea, and I love the charity: water organization. As I'm sure you read, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of donations go to getting clean water to those in need of it.

Please let me know if you're interested. If you have ten bucks to spare, it'll completely be worth it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Meditations on 7,000,000,000

Earlier this week in the Philippines, the (hypothetical, of course) 7 billionth person on the planet was born.

There's a lot of talk--granted, mostly from Ted Turner--about how overpopulation is one of the worst things that can happen to this planet. And they'll usually use these anecdotal pictures of a crowded street:

Honestly I'm trying to wrap my mind around that many people and what it means for the planet. But my initial reaction to the population increase is not so bleak and horrific. I tend to think that the more people on the planet, despite there being more mouths to feed, means more minds to solve the problem.

Although it's easy for me to say that as I shovel starburst candy into my mouth from an evening of children going door to door and receiving food that they do not need, from people they do not know, I tend to be more optimistic. Research shows that less people are dying from disease and starvation--even as the population continues to rise. It's still a staggeringly horrific fact that millions still do die each year from easily preventable causes, but it's encouraging to know that the number is continually dropping each year.

The rising population is already starting to plateau, and the more humanity progresses the more it will continue to do so. Instead of freaking out about the population of the planet, let's do what we can to help those on it. There is a way. And it probably involves all seven billion of us.

For an interesting read, check out this article.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Weekly Discoveries

// Favorite New Album - A tie between Florence and the Machine's Ceremonials and John Mark McMillan's Economy

// Favorite Song - Johnny Cash's "I See a Darkness"

// "You Should Have Been There" - Will anything as exciting and awe-inspring as this happen again? I sure hope so.

// Favorite Nature Video -

// Favorite Video of My Son - He went trick or treating for the first time. He's definitely got some learning to do.

// Favorite Ryan Adams Video - The strange Halloween absurdist metal-themed talk-show. (Confused? So am I. But it's great.)

// Favorite New Website - The Verge. My new favorite site discussing consumer electronics. I've been looking forward to this for a while.