Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bouldering in Tulsa

I had no idea there was this much good climbing in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Got a spare couch Rob?

SendNation: Tulsa from LadyHawk productions on Vimeo.

Located around Tulsa, Oklahoma are five different bouldering areas. This video showcases some of the more classic lines in these areas. With problems ranging from V1-V13, you're sure to find one the gets you psyched.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

CRASS | There Is No Authority But Yourself

From Wikipedia:
There is No Authority But Yourself is a Dutch film directed by Alexander Oey documenting the history of anarchist punk band Crass. The film features archive footage of the band and interviews with former members Steve Ignorant, Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher. As well as reflecting on the band's past, the film focuses on their current activities, and includes footage of Rimbaud performing with Last Amendment at the Vortex jazz club in Hackney, a compost toilet building workshop and a permaculture course held at Dial House in the spring of 2006.

The title of the film is derived from the final lines of the Crass album Yes Sir, I Will; "You must learn to live with your own conscience, your own morality, your own decision, your own self. You alone can do it. There is no authority but yourself."

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualizing our humanity

http://www.ted.com Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data -- and at times vast numbers of people -- and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the "Wilderness Downtown" video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mr. Deity and the Hitch

I'm a big fan of Christopher Hitchens and I still had a tough time getting all the inside jokes.

Timmy tells Mr. Deity that Hitch has arrived at the Pearly Gates.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Climate Change Deniers

During an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher on March 2, 2012, Dr. Tyson explains the stages that deniers of scientific fact must go through.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Freeclimber Dean Potter on the Subject of Death

A friend and I were talking today about the insanity of freeclimbing. Ironically, to say "I would never do that if my life depended on it" means nothing here...But I do understand a climber getting to know their own strengths and weaknesses to such an extent that they are completely confident in their capabilities and have an acute understanding of every move in the particular route they are climbing. But still, for me, my fear of falling is only tempered by my trust in the gear that is keeping me from being a big bloody spot on the ground.
Case in point: check out this climber who took a huge drop before an anchor broke his fall.

Friday, July 6, 2012


An hour of pure eye candy for fans of the insect world. I didn't expect the film to be quite this beautiful. You can stream the entire thing high-definition on Netflix (the narration is translated to English).

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Lip Sync of Screamin' Jay Hawkins- I Put A Spell On You

Screamin' Jay Hawkins always puts a smile on your face...This is possibly the best lip sync ever...