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And here is the quite promising start to what led to "Quite possibly the worst album by either Bob Dylan or the Grateful Dead"

Bob Dylan and Grateful Dead Complete Studio Rehearsals June '87
posted on Jan-8-23 at 11:17 AM

Alice Guy-Blaché -- The Consequences of Feminism (1906)

Alice Guy-Blaché -- A Fool and His Money (1912) First Narrative film with an all black cast*

Alice Guy-Blaché -- Falling Leaves (1912)

Alice Guy-Blaché -- The Ocean Waif (1916)

Films - Alice Guy-Blaché

Alice Guy-Blaché: Cinema’s First Woman Director
posted on Dec-2-22 at 4:06 PM

How Moondog Captured the Sounds of New York
Synchronizing his work to traffic and footsteps, the musician and composer translated the clamor of street life into song.
The weird and true story of Moondog

Moondog -- Do Your Own Thing

The Genius of Moondog, New York’s Homeless Composer

Random Moondoggery and details within regarding the life of someone Mefi's Own nickyskye knew well and counted as a close friend...
posted on Nov-26-22 at 2:26 PM

And here is Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry -- Bo's Beat from Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley -- Two Great Guitars

Only Solitaire blog gives it a bit of side eye
More of an historical curiosity here than an actual good album — but a terrific historical curiosity all the same. ...the album is never remembered as a particular highlight for any of those guys; however, in some ways it is a rather unique artifact of the era. Even if you find it horrible, you won't ever forget how you found it horrible, that is for sure.
All the same here are the two men in concert all of 45 years later:

Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley Together LIVE (2009)

And down the tesseracted rabbit hole we go...
posted on Nov-24-22 at 8:10 PM

Comiclopedia, once the brainchild of the late Sir Cornelius Kousemaker, the owner of the oldest comics shop in Europe still in business. Did you know there are now 14,000 comics artists counted there by country? From Algeria to Yemen -- will wonders never cease? It's no wonder Kees Kousemaker got himself knighted.
posted on Nov-2-22 at 12:19 PM

Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On
posted on Oct-28-22 at 2:32 PM

FRONTLINE - Putin's Attack on Ukraine: Documenting War Crimes

CW: War crimes documented via incredibly detailed FRONTLINE footage of interviews of survivors, captured Russian footage, Ukrainian footage and detailed analysis by Ukrainian war crimes investigators. It is harrowing to view but well worth watching.
posted on Oct-26-22 at 12:49 AM

Kyiv: Special Edition, Ukraine - Somewhere Street

I was lauding NHK's Somewhere Street in adept256's Let's go for a walk in the city when I came upon this in my search. It shows the sights, views and landmarks along conversations and interactions with people met in the streets of Kyiv in 2019.
posted on Oct-22-22 at 5:15 AM

The Falconer

‘You care for birds, and they heal you’: film profiles world of a Black falconer

Rodney Stotts Used to Hustle Drugs in Southeast DC. Now He’s One of the Few Black Master Falconers in America.8

Hunting with Falcons: How One City Man Found His Calling in the Wild

Game Hawker: A Wild Journey to Falconry

Facebook: Shawn Hayes Falconry
posted on Aug-11-22 at 10:55 PM

"...The observation that bees are most likely sentient beings has important ethical implications. It’s well known that many species of bees are threatened by pesticides and wide-scale habitat loss, and that this spells trouble because we need these insects to pollinate our crops. But is the utility of bees the only reason they should be protected? I don’t think so. The insight that bees have a rich inner world and unique perception, and, like humans, are able to think, enjoy and suffer, commands respect for the diversity of minds in nature. With this respect comes an obligation to protect the environments that shaped these minds..."

Bumblebees can create mental imagery, a 'building block of consciousness', study suggests
posted on Aug-3-22 at 1:18 PM

Bob (Robert) Neuwirth, born June 20th, 1939; died May 18th, 2022

See also

Friend and confidant of Bob Dylan in the 1960s and Janis Joplin in the 1970s, he appeared in both Don't Look Back and Eat the Document as well as on the cover of Highway 61 Revisited. He was the OG hipster.
posted on May-20-22 at 8:18 AM

State Senator Mallory McMorrow, Democrat of the Michigan State Senate responds to Senator Lana Theis.

Her Office

posted on Apr-20-22 at 9:56 AM

Something's Missing | Ancient Bowl From Tibet Shows Alexander the Great – the Jewish Version
posted on Apr-12-22 at 10:14 AM

The remarkable brain of a carpet cleaner who speaks 24 languages
posted on Apr-5-22 at 10:09 AM

Barney the Cat on pianoforte and Jeffin Rodegheri on Modulus flea bass

Barney the Cat on pianoforte and Jeffin Rodegheri on Modulus flea bass [2]
posted on Mar-25-22 at 10:02 AM

And here, my Precious, is the Site Map of TOLKIEN -- the official website of the Estate of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. It is a museum, library and near universe of almost all things Tolkien

For example: his Letter to the poet W. H. Auden 7 June 1955


his Painting, to name but a few...

Let other horrible workers etc. etc...
posted on Mar-24-22 at 8:52 AM

Petra the home automation expert

OK Google, spell Petra...
posted on Mar-21-22 at 3:37 PM

Zelenskyy: The Man Who Took On Putin

"No one knows at this stage, how this story will end."
posted on Mar-18-22 at 9:04 PM

Regarding Carole Cadwalladr:

This caught my eye last night:

Russian Misinformation is a "Military Assault" on the West | Amanpour and Company

See also

Facebook's Role in Brexit -- and the threat to democracy | Carole Cadwalladr

posted on Mar-12-22 at 5:14 PM


Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov


Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov
    NYT obituary

And oh, if ever there was a time we needed another one, two, three or more of such Russians, now comes to mind...
posted on Mar-11-22 at 4:51 PM

Dogs of 2021

I just searched this onsite and Google limited to MetaFilter. According to my phone, it has never been posted. How can that possibly be !?
posted on Mar-10-22 at 3:23 PM

Witness History -- Anna Akhmatova -- Voice of Russia -- BBC Sounds

Requiem by Anna Akhmatova in English translation
posted on Mar-7-22 at 12:50 PM

...As for Happy, Breheny declared, with evident frustration, “We are forced to defend ourselves against a group that doesn’t know us or the animal in question, who has absolutely no legal standing, and is demanding to take control over the life and future of an elephant that we have known and cared for over 40 years.” He went on, “They continue to waste court resources to promote their radical philosophical view of ‘personhood.’ ”

According to the Nonhuman Rights Project, it has repeatedly offered to drop the case if the zoo consents to send Happy to one of two sanctuaries, in Tennessee and in California, that have indicated a readiness to accept her. Given the zoo’s stated intention of eventually shutting the exhibit down, its refusal to settle the case suggests an institutional desire to put an end to the campaign for animal personhood. Officials for the society and the Bronx Zoo refused repeated requests to comment for this article.
The Elephant in the Courtroom
posted on Mar-2-22 at 1:11 AM

Gang Starr - Manifest
Heavy D and the Boyz - We Got Our Own Thang
Queen Latifah - Dance For Me
Kid 'N Play - 2 Hype
Slick Rick - Hey Young World
Salt-N-Pepa - Let's Talk About Sex
De La Soul - Me, Myself and I
Kwame - The Man We All Know and Love
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You


Once again, a quick two week Free Trial of YouTube Premium is recommended
posted on Feb-25-22 at 1:30 PM

What animals are thinking and feeling and why it should matter
posted on Feb-18-22 at 12:14 PM

And here again are Norah, Yarah and Rosa:

Professor Longhair -- Big Chief Blues (Pt. 2)

2Pac -- Only God Can Judge Me

Common ft. Blackthought, Seun Kuti -- When We Move

aka Let It Happen

So enjoy and as you know...
posted on Feb-14-22 at 1:25 PM

What it says on the tin.
posted on Feb-8-22 at 9:38 AM

Marvin Gaye -- Got to Give It Up

The Five Stairsteps - Ooh Child

Al Green -- I'm So Tired of Being Alone (10/30/71) 1st Soul Train Appearance: Yikes!!!

The Second Time Around due to link rot in the Previously

posted on Feb-6-22 at 1:06 PM

Next thing I know I have this 50 ton whale coming right at me, and I'm thinking "Oh my God. Stop, I just saved you." Yeah, she's rising up towards me. And I'm just thinking this is going to hurt, and, uh, when she was only inches away from my chest... She stopped. And pushed me on the chest backwards, and then released me, and then kind of pushed again, and then release, and pushed again, and again. And then she swam up right next to me, puts her head up above the water so that her eye was above the water, and then came up and looked directly at me... for what felt like 30 seconds, she just stared...

James Moskito's account
posted on Jan-26-22 at 7:46 AM

"...I had to remember to breathe, and to blink. Hours passed. I stopped to finish my water and looked ahead to see our destination, a lake glittering in the far distance. Almost all Robinson’s novels involve an experience of this kind—a long, difficult, rocky journey through a mountain landscape, on Earth or elsewhere, accomplished through sustained concentration that lifts one out of time. The main thing is to start, then to keep going, finding your way one step at a time. It never occurs to you to stop. Even if the path isn’t set, the job before you is clear: you have to get down the mountain before dark."

The Best Case Scenario
posted on Jan-25-22 at 5:50 AM

Silent Pictures

Version 1 -- Paris Review: Art Spiegelman on Lynd Ward

Version 2 -- Vulture: Art Spiegelman on Forgotten Comics Pioneer Lynd Ward

From Jan-Peter Semmel's Pinterest: Art by Lynd Ward

posted on Jan-22-22 at 6:37 PM

Virtual Rome in 3D -- Aerial view, 8 minute flight over the detailed reconstruction.
posted on Jan-20-22 at 12:51 PM

Good taste prevents me from providing a sample video above the fold because Here Thar Be Trigger Warnings. Yar! Short videos describe persons who made incredibly foolish decisions and the results thereof. Very scientific, very horrific descriptions ensue. Please stop and think before clicking upon...

                Chubbyemu's videos.
posted on Jan-14-22 at 10:15 PM

The T.A.M.I. Show
posted on Jan-12-22 at 12:17 PM

Best JoKeS Russian Dubbed Simpson's Treehouse of Horror XXVIII Pez dispenser intro

Best JoKeS Russian Dubbed Lego Simpsons action
posted on Jan-11-22 at 3:38 AM

Homo Ludens is a book originally published in Dutch in 1938 by Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga. It discusses the importance of the play element of culture and society.
posted on Jan-7-22 at 2:19 AM

Toddler meets dog for first time due to pandemic

Pee Wee Herman version:

14th month old meets dog for first time.
posted on Jan-3-22 at 10:43 AM

River otters playing on a snowbound dock. Alternative YouTube link.
posted on Jan-2-22 at 10:37 AM

Smarter than the Average Bear
posted on Dec-28-21 at 11:32 AM

From the BBC this morning, an hour's meditation on the nature, practice and moral questions regarding war photography: Regarding the Pain of Others
posted on Nov-20-21 at 7:31 AM

Kim Stanley Robinson and Omar El Akkad discuss the responsibility science fiction writers have to address the climate crisis.
posted on Nov-5-21 at 12:41 PM

Are you lost in the world like me? CW: Images of Suicide
posted on Oct-18-21 at 9:22 PM

"The reintroduction of endangered species comes from the heart, a good place, but we have a lot to learn about the species we are reintroducing and the habitat where we want to reintroduce them before we do so..."
Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside
posted on Oct-13-21 at 11:24 AM

Mississippi John Hurt Video Collection

Pretty much what it says on the tin, but, oh, the cameos — both aural and visual.
posted on Sep-24-21 at 3:23 PM

Deadwood Releasing 10.9 Gigatons of Carbon Every Year – More Than All Fossil Fuel Emissions Combined
posted on Sep-21-21 at 1:45 PM

The Last Flight of Dr. Ain
posted on Aug-27-21 at 1:54 AM

The Gospel of Phillip K. Dick from thepostarchive, the latter of which is an incredible and ongoing labor of love compiled by a self described ''NB PoC trying archivist collecting between and through institutions."
posted on Aug-14-21 at 1:06 AM

posted on Jul-25-21 at 11:34 AM

As it turns out, 2021 may be a good year for Noctilucent Clouds after all.
posted on Jun-18-21 at 5:22 PM

Stephen King: Are you afraid of the dark?

posted on Jun-15-21 at 5:03 AM

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