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Archive for August, 2010

Boob apron: worst invention ever

Posted by Martin Poulter on 27 August 2010

The Cami Secret allows women to cover up their cleavage when they dress smartly. As a measure of how annoyed men are by this, one man feels so strongly he’s added his own narration to the original advert.

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State of the climate

Posted by Martin Poulter on 27 August 2010

Nice to see climate science getting some good PR for a change. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration brings together ten lines of evidence, from multiple data sets collected around the world, to show definitively that the world is getting hotter and that the consequences are already here.

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Rip! An open source film about intellectual property

Posted by Martin Poulter on 27 August 2010

Rip! is a documentary about the clash between youth culture and corporate culture, using the mashup artist Girltalk as an example of how a lot of modern creativity is strictly illegal in a political environment that favours large corporations. It also touches on health issues: how the patenting of genes is inhibiting biological research. Rip! itself is an open source film, meaning that you are entitled to take the footage and make your own edit.

It’s a long film – just the trailer is included below – but set aside some time and you’ll be rewarded.

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The Japanese Tradition

Posted by Martin Poulter on 26 August 2010

I’ve been raving about these satirical videos since seeing a couple of them at film festivals several years ago. Now they’re available on Youtube, although the versions I saw had English narration rather than subtitles. Start with “sushi”:

…and follow the rest of the series (crowned by the rather long but brilliant “Relationships”) via Zarq’s post on Metafilter.

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Will mario be required for a plumbing certificate?

Posted by olliemoss on 25 August 2010

http://www.brainygamer.com/the_brainy_gamer/2010/08/portal-booklist.html

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the alphabet

Posted by olliemoss on 19 August 2010

Please don’t watch just before bedtime, but if you do have kids this is the way to teach. They will not forget this ever!

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Who Killed Captain Alex

Posted by rootdev on 5 August 2010

Nevermind Sucker Punch, filmic event of the century right here from Uganda’s premier production house:

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This is the best thing I have seen in ages

Posted by glittrgirl on 3 August 2010

Washing Machine Self-Destructs via BoingBoing.

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Martin’s righteously indignant interview about Scientology

Posted by Martin Poulter on 2 August 2010

Righteous Indignation is a weekly UK-based skeptical podcast with a growing fan-base. I’m pleased and privileged to be their latest interview subject, talking about Scientology in an episode that also mentions crop circles, homeopathy and the paranormal. Check out the archives for more episodes and some actual celebrities!

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