Posts Tagged ‘video’

“Simpsons” actor Harry Shearer speaking against AirBnB & other short term rentals

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A brilliant speech to a New Orleans City Council hearing on AirBnB and short term rentals in general. As Best of New Orleans reported:

Comedian and actor Harry Shearer was among the opponents speaking against short-term rentals, calling its proponents and rental owners speaking in the first half of the meeting “a parade of happy scofflaws.”

“What other business can I start in the privacy of my home?” he joked.

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Textile design animation by Gavin Edwards, sound by Thomas Williams

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

The short film “Textile” was inspired by the exhibition Post War British Textiles at Copenhagen Design Museum. Gavin Edwards, the filmmaker, tells me that the idea was to bring the patterns to life with the aid of motion graphics in a dynamic and intriguing way. The excellent sound design is by Thomas Williams, www.thomaswilliams-sound.com.

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Over 1000 dolphins escort ferry near Vancouver

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Great video shot on Hallowe’en, October 31, 2013. Over 1000 dolphins swim alongside a BC Ferries vessel on its way to Vancouver through Georgia Strait.

CBC report confirms they’re Pacific white-sided dolphins which usually congregate farther out to sea. Some have suggested that dwindling food supplies have driven them nearer to shore.

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It’s Finally Ironic

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Wouldn’t it be ironic to die of laughter when finally exposed to the potentially life-saving correction of a fatally unironic song… Some of the corrections are only barely ironic but let’s not quibble.

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Coffee

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Lying in bed at night thinking about the coffee I’ll have in the morning.

Global warming will soon cause a massive decline in coffee production. Since coffee grows in hill areas at a specific altitude and with specific water needs, as conditions get hotter and drier, plantations can’t simply be moved uphill.

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Thank you, Mr Grant

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Voice from my childhood, though when I hear Ed Asner’s voice I hear him as Lou Grant from the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Mary Richards: Mr. Grant, I just can’t thank you enough.
Lou Grant: You may have a point there.

 

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