It’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of Annie Clark, aka. St. Vincent, premiere indie songwriting darling, monstrous guitarist and general badass. So any news that she’s releasing new music is… er, something to my ears. Not going to say music. Was not going to say music.
Anyway, she’s collaborated with New Wave legend David Byrne (of Talking Heads fame) on an album due out in September called Love This Giant, and if the first two tracks – the impossibly catchy “Who” [...]
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It’s arrived, the sequel to my favourite Internet musical of all time – A Very Potter Musical! Not familiar with the brilliance that is everyone’s favourite Harry Potter fan parody musical? Check out this video (and all subsequent videos), then report back.
But AVPM’s sequel, A Very Potter Sequel, is finally here! And it’s great! So great! Watch! Watch!
Here’s Act 1, Part 1 for your viewing delight:
You can watch the rest of the musical here.
In other [...]
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I’ve finally made another YouTube video! This one directly targets a video that the Discovery Institute recently released featuring Stephen C. Meyer going on and on about the scientific nature of intelligent design (or what he calls the “design hypothesis”). I hope you find it educational – if you do, consider passing it on to others that you know online, if you feel that they would benefit from watching it.
(Apparently my Australian accent would be considered attractive by most American heterosexual females, according to some sources. I’m [...]
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YouTube regularly churns out some excellent videos that communicate science or principles about critical thinking in a beautiful way, and I’m always on the lookout for them, as I know that they can do wonders in getting the general population interested in topics that the skeptical community holds dear.
One such video is “65 Million Years With A Creationist”, by philhellenes. Oh wow, it’s quite special.
Tell your friends, especially PZ Myers. Are you listening, PZ? You should link to this video.
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Are you all familiar with Roy Zimmerman, American musical comedian extraordinaire? Well, you should be. He’s updated his brilliant song “Ted Haggard is Completely Heterosexual” (about Pastor Ted Haggard, who was caught with a male prostitute and some quantity of meth) so that there’s now a version about George Rekers, a Baptist minister who was caught a couple of weeks ago in the company of a male prostitute (sensing a theme here?), who he had hired from a website to “carry his luggage”. [...]
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DonExodus2, a popular YouTube defender of evolutionary theory and critic of creationism and intelligent design, had a false DMCA copyright claim filed against him by the Discovery Institute. The video below explains it all.
While I’m not really that surprised, I’m saddened that an organisation that prides itself as being all for “academic freedom” and free inquiry in science would stoop to this level. Disgusting.
Please, help spread the word about this video around – repost it on your blog or tweet about this post on Twitter.
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After the last post’s heavy philosophical content, I thought I might bring the serious tone down a little with a bit of, um, music.
Auto-Tune the News is a highly successful series of videos on YouTube produced by Michael Gregory from the band “The Gregory Brothers”. They feature almost everything you could ever want from a video: R&B music, humour, US politics, and a liberal spreading of electronic auto-tune.
For those who are unaware of the magic of auto-tune, it’s basically an electronic method of [...]
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This is one of the funniest YouTube videos I’ve seen in a while. Crafted by the guys over at fstdt.com, it’s a collection of actual things said/typed on Christian fundamentalist forums. While the statements are funny in their own right, the presentation tops it off, and makes it deserve the viral status that it is currently enjoying since it was uploaded a week ago.
If a creationist used these arguments on me, they’d win the debate. Why? Well, I’d be too busy laughing to rebut their arguments. The [...]
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Now, I know you may think this has absolutely nothing to do with evolution, creationism or even skepticism (and you’d be basically right), but I just had to blog this, it’s just that awesome.
There’s a website called ThruYOU, where seemingly unrelated YouTube videos are mixed together to create music videos. Does it sound a bit weird? Sound like something that only some sort of loner electronica fan would like to listen to? Sound like some random postmodernist crap that only a 19-year old liberal arts student could [...]
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I didn’t know that the YouTube administrators even read webcomics, but it is now clear that they do: or at least thousands of people who emailed them do.
YouTube now has a feature called “Audio Preview” that allows users to listen to a text-to-speech program’s audio conversion of their current comment-in-the-making. Comments that don’t make grammatical sense when read aloud are now no more, providing people actually use the feature.
You might think at this point, “What’s the big deal, Jack? Why are you writing a blog post about this?” [...]
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