Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tuning Into The Week

Videos: ABC, APM & NBC

Marketplace Minute 09/17 from Marketplace on Vimeo.

In Hendrix Hometown

Hendrix by Pedro Seixas
Seattle's Experience Music Project remembers Jimi every day...
But especially September 18th.
Voodoo Chile
Audio Embed: Puget Sound Public Radio 9/17/10,
Reporter: Marcie Sillman
Cry of Love
Audio Embed: Morning Edition 9/15/10,
Commentator: John Ridley

Not Ready For Prime Time

Videos: MSNBC

Right, Quite Right

Freedom Works honcho Dick Armey, House Majority Leader (1995–2003), and author of a TEA Party manifesto proclaims openly that the TEA Party isn't interested in compromise... What they have in mind is a hostile takeover of the Republican Party.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Dick Armey Extended Interview 8/17/10

Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Unwrapping The New Christine
Audio Embed: Dave Ross, KIRO-FM/Seattle, 9/16/10.
Before the Tea Party victory in the Delaware primary, many Republicans were adamant about their lack of support for those deemed too extreme. After the surprising win of Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell over veteran politician Rep. Mike Castle, many within the GOP are lining up to endorse her and donate to her campaign. Does this mean Republicans are ready to absorb and back those they previously felt too far to the right?
Falling In Line... If Not Love
Audio Embed: The Takeaway, WNYC/New York 9/16/10,
Hosts John Hockenberry & Celeste Headlee.

SuperTramp - Bloody Well Right (1977)

Million Moderate March

Video: MSNBC

Yet Another "Upgrade"


AutoTune For The Aging

Berger explains to Prescott that, like talk radio gasbags, the AutoTuning Gregory Brothers get their material from the news, too.
Run 'n' Tell Dat
Audio Embed: Berger & Prescott, podcast via Facebook.
AutoTune the News channel on YouTube.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Real Time Returns (NSFW)

Bill Maher recaps the racist summer of 2010 in the first "Real Time" broadcast since the show's summer hiatus, tonight (9/17/10) on HBO.
Video: HBO via Huffington Post

Controversial Candidates

A robot drone capable of being remote controlled from a secret location pictured standing in front of a U.S.A.F. "Predator."
2006 photo from NV-R Senate Candidate Sharron Angle's own website
Mojave desert ditz Sharron Angle was the prime target for this year's political mockery... Then Delaware delivered Christine O'Donnell.

Huffington Post's list of crazy Christine O'Donnell quotes.

Bill Maher: Teabaggers Are Out There

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Tea Party Primaries - Beyond the Palin
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party
Videos: ABC, Comedy Central & CNN

The Town

Based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves, "The Town" follows four Charlestown, Massachusetts bank robbers as they are pursued by the FBI. Ben Affleck directs and stars as the unrepentant leader of the group who terrorizes, then falls for, a bank manager after a heist.

"The Town" opens wide in theaters today, 9/17/10.

Divine Divisions

Pervasive Abuse in Belgium

The new head of the Belgian Catholic Church has pledged to focus on the victims of alleged sexual abuse in a first attempt to rebuild public trust. An independent body to investigate the alleged abuse found it had occurred in every diocese over decades.
Audio Embed: BBC, PRI & WGBH's The World, 9/13/10.
Clark Boyd reports from Brussels.

Into The Frying Pan

Video: ITN 9/15/10.

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Britain on Thursday -- the first visit by a pope in nearly 30 years and the first papal state visit since King Henry VIII broke with Rome in 1534. The trip comes at a low point in Catholic-Anglican ties and under the weight of the clerical sex abuse crisis, and the perspective is different when viewed from Rome.
Audio Embed: All Things Considered 9/15/10,
Reporter: Sylvia Poggioli.
CNN's Carol Costello profiles women "priests" in rebellion.

Ben Affleck on Kimmel

Videos: ABC

Flowchart Options

Humor from the Huffington Post

Look, See Looxcie!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Everything Stops For TEA

Videos: MSNBC

Who Are Those Guys?

The Tea Party? There's No Short Answer

Tuesday's primary elections saw the impact of a relatively new force in politics: the Tea Party. Morning Edition takes a closer look at this diverse, amorphous movement. Jonathan Rauch of the National Journal gives Linda Wertheimer a rundown of what the Tea Party really is, and what its decentralized structure means for its future.
Nobody You Can Deal With
Audio Embed: Morning Edition, 9/15/10.

Lay Down The Law, Liz

Video: MSNBC

YouTube video post by Metrophonics11

I'm Looking Through You

According to "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," transparent aluminum is an ultra-strong lightweight construction material first made by a San Francisco Plexiglas company who acquired the formula in 1986 from a mysterious engineer known only as "Professor Scott."

In real life, credit DARPA or scientists at Oxford... But fact is it's here, very expensive, but potentially ready for commercialization.

Stronger than glass, various military and commercial applications for this remarkable material are already being tested. What was once used in the science-fiction Star Trek movies, see-through aluminum is now something that – through test mixing with rubies, sapphires and more – is now being tried out in all kinds of ways to create transparency where strength is also required.

For now, it is used in static-free transparent aluminum wrapping for computer parts and other electronics. It is also being tested in otherwise-conventional see-through soda cans and military shielding for vehicles where windows once were. At over ten dollars per square inch, however, it is still not cheap enough for mainstream everyday use – but may be someday soon.

Source: dornob via Geekologie

The Bachelors

Don't Wait For The Mid-Season TV Show

Onion News Network: U.S. Strategic Bachelor Reserve

Roller Derby Renaissance

Former public radio intern Kassandra Sundt, reveals a darker alter ego on the track as “Maya Mangle-you” of the Boston Nutcrackers, blocking in the world of women’s flat track Roller Derby.
Nut Up or Go Home!
Audio Embed: BBC, PRI & WBUR's Here & Now 9/15/10,
Host: Robin Young.

Video: A quick jam with the Boston Nutcrackers vs. Wicked Pissahs

See a live performance of Roller Derby Queen by the late Jim Croce and Maury Muehleisen (BBC, July 1973).

Mayberry WTF

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Mayberry WTF
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wi-Fi In White Space


Holy Crap!

Linda Wertheimer, Morning Edition, NPR 9/14/10:

If you're looking to add an extra touch of grace to breakfast, a Vermont man is offering the Jesus toaster... Starting at $39.95. It takes your daily bread and burns the image of Christ on it, inspired by the famous grilled cheese sandwich with the image of the Virgin Mary, a new model which the inventor hopes to introduce along with a Star of David toaster for Team Moses.
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Team Mohammed vs. Team Jesus - Religious Conflict
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

What Bugs You?

Bed Bugs
Audio Embed: Dave Ross, KIRO-FM/Seattle, 9/14/10.
Super Bugs
Audio Embed: CBS Radio's Osgood File, 9/14/10.


Video: ABC

Back (Yard) To The Land

As headlines of a large salmonella outbreak from industrial egg farming make as many or consumers sick than the disease itself, more people are finding out what it takes to raise their own chickens.

In Seattle, city residents are now allowed to keep eight chickens in their backyard. KUOW's Bryan Buckalew explains the learning curve.
Audio Embed: Puget Sound Public Radio, 9/10/10.

Political Slugfest

Video: ITN

Subway Terror Alert

Gillette's MTA warning signs noted by AdFreak blog.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Newt Goes Nuts

Videos:CNN & MSNBC

Tax Cut Trap

Videos: MSNBC

iPhone Typing

Via: Imgur

Shaping Up

Today Now!: How To Thrust Your Fat Into A More Appealing Shape

New Night, New Time

Same Theory

Season 3 will be at 8p Thursdays.

Video: CBS

Cell Phone Privacy

Court ruling extends search warrant protection to GPS data used to pinpoint a caller's location in law enforcement investigations... No word if it also applies to the TV show "Cheaters."
Adding Where To Caller ID
Audio Embed: CBS Radio's Osgood File, 9/8/10.

Character Camera

Nigerian Demographer Alex Ezeh proposes a camera which enables us to see what others are really like.
Lie Detector App For Cell Phones
Audio Embed: The Forum BBC World Service, 9/12/10.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dont Care, Doesn't Matter

Court Overturns Military Closets


Yes They Are

The Party of No

Video: MSNBC

Pulling The Strings

On All Those Teabags

Video: MSNBC

Muscling Up for Mars

A trip to Mars may be out of the question, at least until the problem of astronauts loss of muscle can be solved. Despite rigorous work-outs during six-month stays aboard the International Space Station, the absence of gravity results in a the loss in mass, force and power translated into a decline of more than 40 percent in the capacity for physical work... Which would be catastrophic on a three-year round trip to Mars.
Out of This World Workout
Audio Embed: CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks 9/11/10,
Host: Bob McDonald.

TMI - Twitter Edition

Is Updating Your Social Network Status
Really a Matter of Life & Death?


Our Lips Are Sealed

Dave has nothing more to say about you know who doing blank.
A Non Flammable Comment
Audio Embed: Dave Ross, KIRO-FM/Seattle, 9/10/10.

Ball Four, Plus 40

Jim Bouton's diary, Ball Four was first published in 1970 and has been acclaimed as one of the best books of the 20th century by the New York Public Library. He comments on today's game and looks back at the book and his career 40 years later.
Baseball Still Breaks Hearts
Audio Embed: Weekend Edition Saturday 9/11/10,
Host: Scott Simon.