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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Thursday Top 5

Llewtube Carpool
Every week British actor and author Robert Llewellyn (best known as Kryten from “Red Dwarf”) gives someone interesting a lift, and interviews them on the way, recording a video podcast. The guests seem to usually be British entertainment insiders, but others are well-known even to us on this side of “the pond,” such as Patrick Stewart, Dave Gorman, Stephen Fry, and Tony Hawk (and apparently John Hodgeman will be doing one soon). This one’s with John Lloyd (“Blackadder,” “Not! The Nine O’Clock News,” and co-writer with Douglas Adams of The Meaning of Liff [sic]). The conversations a rather inside-y and are probably only interesting to total nerds. Like me. But the concept of conducting an interview on a car ride is simply brilliant and absurdly original in the way only the English can be. Edit: His embed code doesn’t work, so you’ll have to go to his website if you want to watch any of the videos.



Galactic Empire State of Mind
Lol at the headphones.



ABC 7 I-Team Investigates: Organic Foods
Whole Foods’ “California Blend” organic vegetables are (were?) harvested in China. This investigation is from 2008; I don’t know whether there’s been an update.



Metallica, “Enter Sandman” (Smooth Jazz Version)
Nice!

Acrylic on flesh
A very interesting technique by Alexa Meade.

“Good riddance to him, the freeloading bastard”
John Cleese at fellow Python Graham Chapmans’s memorial service. [.mpg, 1.79 MB]


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday Top 5









New York Times: Tainted Tap Water
Thirty-five years after Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act, some regulators and environmentalists say the law is now so out of date that it fails to protect people from the most obvious threats. The NY Times has been reporting on water issues for a long time now in the series Toxic Waters. More:



Title of Video
Attempt at droll humor.



Kinderwette Star Wars
I thought Japan had the lock on weird TV game shows, but apparently Germany is vying for the title.



Daniel Tammet: The Boy With The Incredible Brain
From “15 Real Life SuperHeroes with Extra-ordinary Abilities.”



The Future of Publishing
Book publisher DK on the dialog surrounding the future of their industry. [via Aaron N.]


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday Top 5



History of the Internet
A good infographic-style history. Slightly lengthy, but really informative and visually compelling. Even I learned stuff I hadn’t known.



Lucas in Love
Well this explains a lot.



An Image Was Worth 1,000 Statistical Tables
Doctors don’t have a great record when it comes to properly washing their hands. I found this article on ways to change the behavior of doctors fascinating.



Wild Light
Very nice nature photography, all from the guy’s back yard in south Michigan. He’s got separate galleries of birds, bees, assorted bugs, ants, and even mosquitos. The bee shots alone are incredibly cool.

Achieve Your Big Goals With Incremental Persistence
I’m a real fan of this thinking: Chip away at it. I have tons of little side projects, some of which I’ve been working on for years. Some people roll their eyes and just walk away thinking I’m spreading myself too thin and I’ll never accomplish anything, let alone all of them. I disagree.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday Top 5: Election Special #1

I’ve been pretty quiet this election season, but with less than two weeks to go, it’s time to bring up the dirty word: politics. I’m not foolish enough to think a blog is going to change anyone’s opinion, so most of this week’s politics-themed Top 5 is humor. I do hope, though, to inform San Franciscans a little bit about Prop H, which I didn’t know anything about until recently.



Reading Is Fundamental
Linebacker Terry Tate reminds us to vote. [via Jason]




Death Star over San Francisco
This is what life will be like if the Republicans win four more years in office.





San Franciscans: Vote Yes on Prop H
Real clean energy for SF, not more of PG&E’s greenwashing. More info at www.LetsGreenwashThisCity.org.

Make Your Own John McCain Ad
Paid for by mavericks. Like John McCain. [via Marc]
www.makeyourownmccainad.com

Palin As President
Click stuff to get a sense of what it’d be like to have Sarah Palin in the Oval Office. [via Ari]
www.palinaspresident.us

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday Top 5

Star Wars (1977) Deleted Scene
Underneath that harsh, black exterior, Darth Vader shows he's still a little bit human.



Noise Pop podcast
A monthly podcast in conjunction with KQED Independents, showcasing ten indie songs.
www.kqed.org/arts/programs/noisepop/

Flight of the Conchords, "Ladies of the World"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLJ5a6aJOb8

Orwell Diaries
The Orwell Prize, a British award for political writing, is publishing George Orwell’s 1938–1942 diaries as a blog.
orwelldiaries.wordpress.com

Free Rice
Play a vocabulary game, and feed the world at the same time.
www.freerice.com

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thursday Top 5

The Ewok Gospel
I think that's actually Billie Dee Williams!



Franco Franchetti es Italian Spiderman
"Que bella melones!"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_tMEIAR8qs

Children of the Grave Felix the Cat Sync
Get stoned and watch this.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MBwCc_jUFA

StartCooking.com
This site's great for people like me, who never really learned to cook. Plus it's attractively-designed, professionally presented, and features well-edited videos.
www.startcooking.com

Lunch inside the 12 Galaxies
You ever wonder about that guy who walks around San Francisco every day with a black protest sign that makes no sense? Meet Frank Chu.
www.eightyfourfilms.com

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday top 5

Conan O'Brien's commencement speech to the Havard Class of 2000
Freakin' comedy genius. I miss Conan. Sometimes I wish I had TV again.
» www.february-7.com

Rebel Alliance or the Empire?
Vote for you favorite Star Wars stamp at USPS.
» www.uspsjedimaster.com

Universcale
An site that interactively lets you see the respective scales of things, from the largest known thing to the smallest known thing, and lots of things in between.
» www.nikon.co.jp

"This American Life"
Animated segment by Chris Ware for the new "This American Life" Showtime TV show. Makes me want Showtime. So. Damn. Much.
» brightcove.com

Google Earth adds hiking trails

» lifehacker.com

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