Natural World: A Farm for the Future

BBC production, first aired February 2009, RT 48:38. Produce locally, reduce consumption!

Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.


PBS Evolution: Great Transformations

Second of the sub-series of NOVA. RT 56:16.

What triggered the incredible diversity of life on Earth, and how have complex life forms, including humans, evolved? Is there direction to evolution? And is human intelligence inevitable? This program focuses on evolution's "great transformations"among them the development of a standard four-limbed body plan, the journey from water to land, the return of marine mammals to the sea, and the emergence of humans. Driven by a combination of opportunism and a genetic "toolkit," these astounding leaps forward define the arc of evolution. And they suggest that every living creature on earth today, and every species that has ever existed, is a variation on a grand genetic themea member of one, and only one, tree of life.


The Petaminx

This is my completed Petaminx based on Andrew Cormier's design....


Pixies: Where is My Mind, Live 2004

The Pixies reunited in 2004 for a triumphant worldwide tour that saw the band playing better than ever, injecting the classic songs with renewed energy and universal critical response.


Foghorn Leghorn: Sock A Doodle Do

Circa 1952, RT 7:16.

A prize-fighting banty rooster, so slap-happy that he goes into a punching spree whenever he hears a bell, falls out of a truck and onto the farm where Foghorn Leghorn is in the midst of his usual sparring match with the barnyard dog. Foghorn and the dog use the fighter-rooster's manic punching against each other by ringing a bell once the rooster is within striking distance of their intended victim.


Muddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man Live '60

The inimitable Muddy Waters performs Hoochie Coochie Man live. From the Newport Jazz Festival on July 3, 1960 in Newport, Rhode Island. Rare recording in mono from the film master.


PBS Evolution: Evolutionary Arms Race

A sub-series of the PBS program NOVA. This episode, the fourth out of seven, first aired September 1, 2001 and has a RT of 56:37.

Survival of the fittest. Raw competition? Or, a level of cooperation indispensable to life? Evolution tells us that both are important. This program explores the spiraling arms race humans have with microorganisms, the only entities that pose a threat to human existence. The program follows the struggles of medical detectives uncovering the roots of epidemics and traces the alarming spread of resistance among pathogens that cause disease, like the new virulent tuberculosisnicknamed Ebola with wings. Interactions between species are among the most powerful evolutionary forces on Earth, and understanding them may be key to human survival.


Leave Limbaugh Alone!

John Amato of CrooksAndLiars.com parodies Chris Crocker's YouTube plea to leave Britney alone...but this time for poor ol' Rush.


Eddie Izzard: British vs. U.S. Movies

Clip from Eddie Izzard "Dress to Kill" describing the glaring differences between the two countries' films and why a British Star Wars would have never taken off.