Werner Roeder posted this video of Azawakh among the Tuareg and vassal tribes in Burkina Faso and Niger filmed during the 2000 ABIS expedition. 

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The Onion Mocks PeTA

September 5, 2009

This is not a new video. I’m late to the party but it was so damn funny that I actually laughed out loud.

We never have to say “I don’t know” ever again.

This is going to totally stun everyone!

via richarddawskins.net

We are a long way away from the Star Trek ideal of programming a computer via speech recognition. This is a hilarious video of some guys using Windows Vista software recognition to write  a Perl script.

Perl is a programming language which loosely derives syntax from C. It is case sensitive and has special meanings for lots of symbols like these: `'{}.,;:”()<>!?*&+-|^@/\~_#%=

Hilarity ensues.

On the other hand, maybe the great Trek future is not so far away.

Orwelian Propaganda

December 14, 2008

I heard this on the NPR news quiz, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”  bluff the listener game. I thought it was a joke, but it’s real: “Frosty the Coal Man”!

There is a coal industry lobby group that is attempting to “green wash” coal via new lyrics to the classic and beloved Frosty the Snowman song.

Disturbing stuff. It turns out that the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity received so many complaints about their desecration of Frosty, that they pulled the anthracite carolers from their website but not before they were immortalized on YouTube.

This is America, Jack. How dare you defile my childhood animated winter TV special?