Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

This is a little on the long side, but it’s really good. (i just listened to the audio while working)

neurophysicists + Bobby McFerrin

Just found this great video of Bobby McFerrin demonstrating to a panel of neurophysicists how the brain anticipates notes at the World Science Festival. Cool! What else can our brains do?!?

Via Mpr’s State of the Arts Blog

I’m Tellin All Ya’ll It’s Galactica!

I really wish that show was still on, Caprica is good but I don’t love it as much.

Popcorn Song!

Time for popcorn!

Popcorn Song from bthompson on Vimeo.

Ukelele Stop-Motion

As long as we’re posting videos, here’s an adorable Japanese stop-motion ukelele video featured on Boing Boing:

U! Ha!

How about I post another video!

You guys are diggin’ the videos, right?! France + Star Wars = Fun!


SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THESE COMMERCIALS. EDIT: Colin to the rescue!!! Here is what he said in the comments section…

“They’re ads for a website, Jaran, which helps you make reservations for hotels I think, for various activities such as business trips, summer vacation, and…hotel…trips. Believe it or not, it’s even more awesome and adorable if you know Japanese. For example, in the first one in the background they keep saying “Shuccho, shuccho, shuccho” which means “Business trip, business trip business trip,” AND every thing the cat says is in adorable cat Japanese where he says “nyan” all the time instead of real words.”


Howard Zinn, 1922-2010

It’s actually taken me off guard how sad I am that Howard Zinn died yesterday. I’m not good a eulogizing, so I’m not going to. Instead, I’m just going to post a lecture that Dr. Zinn gave last year and let that be that.


People shouldn’t be able to make these noises.

5 years is a long time

“We’re Friends Like These from Minneapolis.”