Thursday, June 16, 2011

Love in the time of riots

Update: The Today Show interviewed the couple from the picture and you can find the video and the background story here.

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Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. Photo: Getty Images, Rich Lam / 2011 Getty Images

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Rare View of the US Space Shuttle Docked to the ISS

This view of the US Space Shuttle Endeavour (or any US Space Shuttle, for that matter) was taken by Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli as he left the International Space Station (ISS) in May in a Soyuz capsule to return to Earth.

What's rare about this view is that according to security protocol and procedures, the Soyuz capsule may not be in transit when the shuttle is present.

What makes the picture even more meaningful is that this was taken during the last mission for the shuttle Endeavour and the second to last shuttle mission ever. All the shuttles are being retired and only the shuttle Atlantis will fly once more, on its last mission as well.

The shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth on June and is being prepared to be sent to be seen in publicly display at a science museum in California.


Thursday, June 02, 2011

Provocative Speech at TED

What is the Internet hiding? Whether it's accidental or on purpose,'s Eli Pariser raised that question during his TED speech, and what he found out was quite eye-opening. I encourage you to watch it to the very end, because this can be a very serious matter that we need to find a solution to, especially in this age of self-entitlement and me-and-only-me bubbles that we already live in.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Unaired SNL Skit with Justin Timberlake

I have to admit that Justin Timberlake is a funny dude. I love when he hosts SNL because I know that we'll have a good laugh or two. Anyway, a skit that was shot during dress rehersal in last Saturday's season finale was dropped (not sure why!) and here it is below (if the embedding is not working, here is a link to the clip):

I think it's funny!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How to Know Who to Root for in Movies

I came across this article on about the tricks Hollywood uses in order to get audience and viewers root for the right guy in movies. It's a funny article, but ultimately, makes a lot of sense! Especially the parts in the article when the writer cites cases where the things that are happening in a certain movie don't even make sense, but they're there for a reason. And the reason seems to fit the overarching theme of the article, that Hollywood, just may actually be using those tricks to influence viewers' allegiances towards certain characters in the movies.

Here's a link to the article. Worth the read, for the laughs, and for the food for thought therein!

Monday, May 02, 2011

NSFW: Youtube Hitler Commentary on Osama's Death

If you haven't heard about Youtube Hitler, Bing him! His commentary on a wide range of issues, from American Idol to Politics, is priceless. So when news of Osama's demise came forth, he obviously had to chime in. Take it away, Adolf:

Obama Kills Osama

The triviality of the mundane, perfectly captured!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Palin? Look Again

That's actually actress Julianne Moore, taking on the role of Sarah Palin, in an upcoming movie about the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign, where he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate.

It's amazing how much Moore looks like Palin!

Wordless Wednesday: Bacon Cupcake