Friday, February 22, 2013

A Government Of Cows

Well not exactly, but this graphic rendering of an updated take on an old joke is pretty great...

            A Tale of Two Cows

                A Tale of Two Cows infographic by kylatomdesign.


(via BOTM)

New Music

There are a lot of things that I stay pretty up to date on, suffice it to say that the Billboard Hot 100 chart is not one of them.  So I'm late to this party, but damn if it isn't fun...

Maybe the kids these days have some taste after all, and at least a bit of a sense of humor (which is awesome).  The WSJ's Speakeasy blog is right about Macklemore deserving a lot of credit for his vocal pro gay rights stance as well.

In related news the Billboard Hot 100 chart now counts you tube views, which is an interesting sign of the times to be sure.

Who Was Vivian Maier?

We know she took a lot of photographs, and apparently she was also a nanny and a super secretive or shy or just really withdrawn lady during her life...

This looks like a great little film, and it has my interest piqued in her work all over again.

(via kottke)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Great White Sharks Not Always Demented Killing Machines

All too often sharks are presented as nothing more than stream lined, highly efficient predators and killing machines.  It isn't that they aren't apex predators (they definitely are) just that it isn't terribly fair that you pretty much only ever see them portrayed in fear laced videos and stories with blood in the water.

This video of Ocean Ramsey and a great white is more than a little different, it should make you pause and think at least a little bit about how you perceive sharks...

For more on sharks' cuddlier side check out Shark Stanley.

(video via LS)

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Bonny Ship The Diamond Goes A-Fishing For The Whale

They don't run whalers out of New Bedford these days, but they certainly still go fishing.  The upcoming documentary Leviathan provides a pretty unique look at what that experience is like...

Yep, no music or dialogue, just the sights and sounds of the boat.  Check out the website for more details.

(via LS)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Let's Talk About The Climate

You know you we should be listening to when it comes to climate change? Climate scientists.  You know who we end up listening to instead? All too often it's talking heads who are making things up ads they go along.

You could start changing that by listening to these mostly Australian climate scientists (first video is the clean version the second one is NSFW)...

(via SS)

Friday, February 1, 2013

It's Time To Dance

This video is everywhere at this point, but that's never stopped me from sharing something cool before...