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On YouTube, Barney the Tv Border Collie wants to save Bella from the werewolves in Twilight.*
*My God, what is this doing to Barney's brain!?

See also, Barney the Tv Border Collie watches Dances with Wolves
same * as above
And don't get me started on skateboarding Frenchies in China
Seriously, what hath Dog Named Stella Wrought!?
posted on Feb-26-24 at 5:43 PM

The Yamma Ensemble -- Sien Drahmas Al Dia (I Make 100 Drachmas a Day)
posted on Feb-11-24 at 3:45 PM

Predator: Dark Ages

Regarding the mystic power of a ludicrous sci fi one off featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger on generations of wannabe monster movie auteurs. Excluding of course any reference to the execrable corporate mashups of all things Alien vs. Predator and their occasionally molecular acidic ilk for all the obvious they suck reasons.
posted on Jan-11-24 at 10:23 AM

So, I bought the DVD set for Soundies: A Musical History by Michael Feinstein and decided subsequently, via individual YouTube videos, to recreate it as a Christmas present for you all starting with...

Duke Ellington -- Hot Chocolate (Cottontail)

Cab Calloway -- Blowtop Blues

Louie Jordan & his Tympany Five -- Jumpin' at the Jubilee

Nat King Cole Trio -- Frim Fram Sauce

among others....
posted on Jan-8-24 at 6:34 PM

Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special
posted on Dec-17-23 at 7:52 AM

The Soul Stirrers -- He's Been a Shelter to Me (Paul Foster)
As the ranking comment reads: Paul Foster is a fire breather! Period!
posted on Dec-13-23 at 7:36 AM

Willie Nelson — Stardust

Willie Nelson in concert at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland in June 2000.
posted on Dec-10-23 at 1:18 PM

posted on Dec-7-23 at 8:57 PM

=== This is a free online edition of
Bruce Sterling's anthology Mirrorshades. ===
via boingboing.
posted on Nov-29-23 at 12:34 PM

Although it's first release was a version by Roberta Flack in February of that year, that summer saw Les McCann & Eddie Harris -- Compared to What (Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1969) and that performance put the Montreux Jazz Festival on the map and calender and in history forever.
posted on Nov-23-23 at 12:46 PM

The Interstitium

Invisible Landscapes
posted on Nov-19-23 at 6:39 PM

"...The deeper I got into this particular subject, the more I came to realize that the government’s UFO cover-up has primarily been a cover-up motivated not by knowledge but of ignorance. It’s not that the government knows something it doesn’t want to tell us; it’s that the government is uncomfortable telling us it doesn’t know anything at all."
UFOs and the U.S. government: The push towards greater transparency
Transcript included
posted on Nov-14-23 at 12:55 PM

More than 400 years ago, Galileo showed that many everyday phenomena—such as a ball rolling down an incline or a chandelier gently swinging from a church ceiling—obey precise mathematical laws. For this insight, he is often hailed as the founder of modern science. But Galileo recognized that not everything was amenable to a quantitative approach. Such things as colors, tastes and smells “are no more than mere names,” Galileo declared, for “they reside only in consciousness.”
Is Consciousness Part of the Fabric of the Universe? [Archive]

posted on Nov-9-23 at 12:42 PM

Twenty Minutes of Adorable Puppies

Need I say more?
posted on Nov-5-23 at 4:20 PM

Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Orchard Park NY July 4 1986
What it says on the tin.
posted on Nov-2-23 at 4:32 PM

Oh, the schadenfreude! -- On Amanpour, David Cay Johnson talks to Hari Sreenivasan about the coming just desserts of TFG. Warning: Viewing and/or just listening to this is relentlessly entertaining and uplifting. To and for you! Or so I hope.

See also John Kelly, a Former White House Chief of Staff, Confirms Trump's Disparaging of Veterans and consider the source. The ice dams are collapsing -- watch out for flash floods!
posted on Oct-3-23 at 12:31 PM

Philip K Dick Speaks in Metz, France in 1977
posted on Aug-17-23 at 11:00 AM

Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the Collection of Mack McCormick, 1958–1971 I have not been this excited about a new collection of vintage blues and African-American music in years...And this is as good as it can get.
posted on Aug-7-23 at 1:27 PM

Son House -- Full Live Performance (November 15, 1969)
posted on May-10-23 at 2:22 PM

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

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