A TV show for non-TV watchers!

Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe is a show that takes a look at TV with a humorous, foul-mouthed critic’s eye… like someone watching the tube so you don’t have do, which is great for someone like myself. Link goes to the first episode, follow the Youtube links from there…

A surprisingly insightful documentary

While checking out documentaries on the web recently I came across this brilliant one. It’s a documentary produced by Adam Curtis (of The Power of Nightmares fame) for the BBC called The Trap. It’s about “freedom” in our modern times, but it has even more important undertones (in my opinion) dealing with the individual’s “self” in the context of society, and game theory. It’s quite hard to explain, but very much worth a viewing. Links after the jump. Continue reading “A surprisingly insightful documentary”

Clearly the current crisis wasn’t unforeseen.

The financial crisis is all over the news nowadays, but some people did see it coming. Watch this CNBC appearance by Peter Schiff if you want to see someone getting it right two years ago… and listen to Art Laffer foolishly attempt to rebut him with see blind, jingoistic optimism.

It may not be the best before-bed viewing for everyone, though.

END: DAY is a BBC dramatization of 5 “doomsday scenarios” by which earth could be destroyed or severely impacted. Like a macabre “Groundhog Day”, if you will.

Weird videos file, continued.

To keep the streak of weird videos going, here’s one entitled Dancing Man Wearing a Horse Mask Cooks Wild Mushrooms. And you know what? It delivers on that title.