Archive for December, 2007

Queen Elizabeth’s 1957 Televised Christmas Address

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

For the first time, addresses the British "empire" in 1957 by a television broadcast. Many of her sentiments sound absolutely contemporary. She warns against foolishly abandoning tradition and then goes on to boast of two new "additions" (otherwise known as colonies) to the commonwealth. Very interesting:

Isaac Asimov On Computers & Robots

Monday, December 24th, 2007

I don’t know how old this clip is but it is certainly prior to the advent of affordable home robots; in it, the prolific science fiction master and the man who invented the optimistically expounds upon a future in which computers and robots relieve humans of toil and drudgery:

Pleo Toy Robotic Dinosaur

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

looks awesome! I totally want :

A Picture A Day For Homer Simpson

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

One of the many reasons is wonderful is the writers’ keen riffing off of popular culture. In this case, does a and does "a picture a day" video:

Noah’s A Picture A Day For Six Years:

Girls Gone Mild!

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Heh.

Let It Be – Beatles Music Video

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

perform a four minute version of their classic, :