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May 30, 2018

60 Minutes Australia - Cyndi Lauper

True colours.

Posted by the Flea at 06:13 AM

Clinton Shorter - The Sea

Posted by the Flea at 06:12 AM

May 29, 2018

60 Minutes Australia - Boy Oh Boy

"These days we should probably be calling Boy George Man George because he’s now been wowing – and wooing – his adoring fans for more than three decades. His is a singing and performing career which has soared to the dizzying heights of number one hit records and never-ending radio airplay. Boy George has also had some stumbles along the way, but hey, what pop star hasn’t made headlines for the all the wrong reasons? Now he’s getting the old band, Culture Club, back together for a worldwide tour that will start in one of his favourite countries, Australia."

Posted by the Flea at 09:28 AM

Dijf Sanders - Subway

Posted by the Flea at 09:24 AM

May 28, 2018

60 Minutes Australia - Golden Girl

"In an exclusive interview with Karl Stefanovic, Kylie Minogue reveals the pain of her recent broken engagement and talks about reports that it led to a nervous breakdown."

Posted by the Flea at 07:44 AM

Kylie Minogue - Golden

Posted by the Flea at 07:41 AM

May 27, 2018

W Screentests - Eva Green

Posted by the Flea at 08:59 AM

Queen - You Don't Fool Me

Posted by the Flea at 08:57 AM

May 26, 2018

The Rat Pack Live hosted by Johnny Carson (June 20, 1965)

"This is the only known concert recording of the Rat Pack, capturing the on-stage antics and raucous camaraderie that Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin made famous at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas during the five years following their appearance together in the Vegas c*sino caper comedy Ocean's 11 (1960)."

Posted by the Flea at 07:35 PM

May 25, 2018

The mountains of pi

A brilliant New Yorker article from 1992 introducing, amongst other things, the life and work of the Brothers Chudnovsky. It is worth your time.

Pi is by no means the only unexplored number in the Chudnovskys’ inventory, but it is one that interests them very much. They wonder whether the digits contain a hidden rule, an as yet unseen architecture, close to the mind of God. A subtle and fantastic order may appear in the digits of pi way out there somewhere; no one knows. No one has ever proved, for example, that pi does not turn into nothing but nines and zeros, spattered to infinity in some peculiar arrangement. If we were to explore the digits of pi far enough, they might resolve into a breathtaking numerical pattern, as knotty as “The Book of Kells,” and it might mean something. It might be a small but interesting message from God, hidden in the crypt of the circle, awaiting notice by a mathematician. On the other hand, the digits of pi may ramble forever in a hideous cacophony, which is a kind of absolute perfection to a mathematician like Gregory Chudnovsky. Pi looks “monstrous” to him. “We know absolutely nothing about pi,” he declared from his bed. “What the hell does it mean? The definition of pi is really very simple—it’s just the ratio of the circumference to the diameter—but the complexity of the sequence it spits out in digits is really unbelievable. We have a sequence of digits that looks like gibberish.”

“Maybe in the eyes of God pi looks perfect,” David said, standing in a corner of the room, his head and shoulders visible above towers of paper.

After words: Something nice to read next.

And then this.

Watch how two brilliant and eccentric Russian number theorists, the Chudnovsky brothers, tackle a math problem so large it draws comparisons to analyzing the human genome. The problem involves stitching together fractured images of one of the most beautiful and complex works of art to survive from the Middle Ages—seven famous tapestries known as "The Hunt of the Unicorn" housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The brothers attempt to solve the visual puzzle using a home-made supercomputer built with parts from Home Depot.
Posted by the Flea at 07:54 AM

Bill Laswell - Upright Man

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May 24, 2018

Britain's Got Talent 2018 - Giang Brothers

Posted by the Flea at 11:02 AM

Trevor Something - Mechanical Love

Remix of Com Truise - Hyperlips

Posted by the Flea at 11:00 AM

May 22, 2018

Hemingway’s lost suitcase

"In December 1922, Ernest Hemingway was in Switzerland, on assignment as a correspondent for the Toronto Daily Star, covering the Lausanne Peace Conference. The journalist and editor Lincoln Steffens, whom Hemingway had met in Genoa, was also there. Apparently, Steffens was impressed with Hemingway’s writing and asked to see more. Hemingway’s wife, Elizabeth Hadley Richardson, always known as Hadley, was in Paris, where they were living at the time. She packed up all of Hemingway’s papers in a suitcase, to take them to him in Switzerland. She packed everything she could find."

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

Chelmico 「ずるいね」

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

May 21, 2018

Canadian Rider - Pulled over in my Audi R8 by Canadian police in Toronto...

"Pulled over in my Audi R8 by Canadian police officers (specifically Toronto police)! This is how all police and citizens should interact with one another everyday, with respect!"

Posted by the Flea at 03:44 PM

Gruffydd Wyn - Nessun Dorma

Nessun dorma! Nessun dorma!
Tu pure, oh Principessa
Nella tua fredda stanza
Guardi le stelle che tremano
D'amore e di speranza
Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me
Il nome mio nessun saprà
No, no, sulla tua bocca lo dirò
Quando la luce splenderà
Ed il mio bacio scioglierà
Il silenzio che ti fa mia
(ll nome suo nessun saprà
E noi dovrem, ahimè, morir, morir)
Dilegua, oh notte!
Tramontate, stelle!
Tramontate, stelle!
All'alba vincerò!
Vincerà!
Vincerò!

Posted by the Flea at 03:42 PM

May 20, 2018

Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. - The World of LSD

Episode 053, Recorded on April 10, 1967
Guest: Timothy Francis Leary

Posted by the Flea at 11:28 AM

Maribou State feat. Holly Walker - Steal

Posted by the Flea at 11:24 AM

May 19, 2018

ABC News (Australia) - Royal Wedding Highlights

"Meghan Markle's induction into the Royal family was a break from conservative tradition. In a ceremony watched by 600 guests — and millions of people on TV worldwide — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle vowed to love, comfort, honour and protect each other."

Posted by the Flea at 10:16 PM

May 18, 2018

Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. - Tom Wolfe and 'The Painted Word'

Recorded July 9, 1975.

Posted by the Flea at 06:12 AM

Lusine - Just A Cloud

Posted by the Flea at 06:11 AM

May 17, 2018

Acquisition Reform: Ep. 3.5 - The Program Awakens

Capt. Mark Vandroff discuss naval acquisition by the Galactic Empire at NavyCon at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum on Nov. 18, 2017.

Posted by the Flea at 09:04 AM

Yes - Roundabout

Posted by the Flea at 09:01 AM

May 16, 2018

H2O: Just Add Water - S01E01 Metamorphosis

"H2O: Just Add Water, also known as H2O, is an Australian dramatic fantasy television programme for children and teenagers created by Jonathan M. Shiff. It first screened on Australia's Network Ten and runs in syndication on channels in over 120 countries and has a worldwide audience of more than 250 million. It was filmed on location at Sea World and other locations on the Gold Coast. The show revolves around three teenage girls facing everyday teen problems with an added twist: they're mermaids with powers over water."

Posted by the Flea at 05:38 PM

Alicia Markova & Anton Dolin - Pas de deux from 'A Song for Miss Julie' (1945)

"This pas de deux is performed by Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin in the movie 'A Song for Miss Julie' (1945) directed by William Roland. The sequence is the only time these two dancers appear in the film."

Posted by the Flea at 05:37 PM

May 14, 2018

The North Korea in China (2018)

"This documentary I made about the North Korean region of China is eye opening, and very interesting. The borders of North Korea don't just stop at China, they extend. In and around Jilin province, Dandong, the Tumen river, and the Yalu, North Koreans both deal with China on an economic basis, as well as culturally and linguistically. Through escaped refugees, to the entire Korean communities living their lives within the borders of a foreign country, the North Korea of China is a region that is seldom talked about, but we took it upon ourselves to explore and find some answers."

Posted by the Flea at 08:14 AM

Dijf Sanders - Jaipong

Posted by the Flea at 08:13 AM

May 13, 2018

TTC elevator reading Dan Brown's Inferno

Posted by the Flea at 08:19 AM

Lifford Shillingford - A Change is Gonna Come

Singing Sam Cooke on Britain´s Got Talent 2018.

Posted by the Flea at 08:18 AM

May 12, 2018

Brian Shul - LA Speed Story

"Major Brian Shul, USAF (Ret.) relays the true story of a ground speed check with Los Angeles Center, while piloting the SR-71 Blackbird over Southern California."

Posted by the Flea at 08:17 AM

Efence - Starchaser

Posted by the Flea at 08:14 AM

May 11, 2018

Lawrence Wright - The Looming Tower

"Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer for The New Yorker, brings exhaustive research and delightful prose to one of the best books yet on the history of terrorism, The Looming Tower. He begins with the observation that, despite an impressive record of terror and assassination, post--WWII, Islamic militants failed to establish theocracies in any Arab country. Many helped Afghanistan resist the Russian invasion of 1979 before their unemployed warriors stepped up efforts at home. Al-Qaeda, formed in Afghanistan in 1988 and led by Osama bin Laden, pursued a different agenda, blaming America for Islam's problems. Less wealthy than believed, bin Laden's talents lay in organization and PR, Wright asserts."

"Ten years later, bin Laden blew up U.S. embassies in Africa and the destroyer Cole, opening the floodgates of money and recruits. Wright's step-by-step description of these attacks reveals that planning terror is a sloppy business, leaving a trail of clues that, in the case of 9/11, raised many suspicions among individuals in the FBI, CIA and NSA. Wright shows that 9/11 could have been prevented if those agencies had worked together. As a fugitive, bin Ladin's days as a terror mastermind may be past, but his success has spawned swarms of imitators. This is an important, gripping and profoundly disheartening book.

"This event took place September 14, 2007 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA."

Posted by the Flea at 05:07 AM

Fleurie - Soldier

Posted by the Flea at 05:03 AM

May 10, 2018

The True Story Behind Polybius, Gaming’s Most Bizarre Urban Legend

Posted by the Flea at 09:04 PM

Freedom Family - Ayentsoo

Posted by the Flea at 09:00 PM

May 09, 2018

Jan Kadar - The Blue Hotel (1974)

Based on 'The Blue Hotel' by Stephen Crane (1898). Featuring an introduction by Henry Fonda.

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 AM

Sofi Tukker - Matadora (Medina Remix)

Posted by the Flea at 07:22 AM

May 08, 2018

Magus Utopia | Auditions | BGT 2018

Posted by the Flea at 06:34 AM

Sofi Tukker at Paste Studio NYC live from The Manhattan Center (April 6, 2018)

Posted by the Flea at 06:32 AM

May 06, 2018

Love in a Cold Climate - Ep. 1 Child Hunt (1980)

Based on The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford.

Posted by the Flea at 05:04 AM

Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues (1929)

Posted by the Flea at 05:02 AM

May 05, 2018

Pay It No Mind - The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson (2012)

Marsha, what a trip. She was something else. I vividly remember seeing her back in the 70's & 80's on Christopher Street. Kids would point at her in awe with bulging bug-eyes saying, "See that crazy drag queen over there?" I would respond, "Well honey, she started the Stonewall riots." The listener's mouth without fail would drop agape, because she was truly a sight to see. Then, after that, all the up and coming queens whenever we saw her would pause & genuflect as she made her way along the cobblestone streets of Greenwich Village. She is an undisputed icon. She's the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, and the Sphinx all rolled up into one divine ball.
- Jack Walls

Posted by the Flea at 08:09 PM

Céline Dion - Ashes

Posted by the Flea at 08:07 PM

May 04, 2018

Dr. Jerry Hendrix - Fleet Operations in the Honor Harrington series

"#NavyCon was held at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum on November 18, 2017 to discuss how fleets and navies are portrayed in science fiction and scifi’s lessons for today’s navy."

Posted by the Flea at 10:14 AM

David Weber speaks at NavyCon

Posted by the Flea at 10:12 AM

Illenium feat. Joni Fatora - Sleepwalker

Posted by the Flea at 10:11 AM

May 03, 2018

Sebastian Baczkiewicz - Arthur: The Sword of the King (2004)

"Stable boy Arran meets a traveller who makes him confront his true origins and grasp the sword of destiny."

The cast includes Ben Whishaw as Arthur and Ian McDiarmid as Merlin.

Posted by the Flea at 10:04 AM

Eefje de Visser - Wakker

Posted by the Flea at 10:01 AM

May 02, 2018

Revenge Of The Creature (1955)

Starring Clint Eastwood.

Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.
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Berlin - The Metro

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