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Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Music Lesson from Bobby McFerrin

Is our response to music hard-wired, or is it culturally determined? That was the topic being explored at an event entitled "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus", from the 2009 World Science Festival held last year on June 12.

In this clip, the inimitable Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale:

You see the full event here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Favorite Tom and Jerry Cartoon

I'm first and foremost a Bugs Bunny fan, but when the kids were watching this on TV I was reminded why I liked Tom and Jerry when I was growing up...

Friday, February 05, 2010

Drink, Drink, Drink That Cigarette

Imagine the looks you'd get at a restaurant in one of those "smoke-free" cities where private property rights aren't respected.


Thursday, February 04, 2010

Beware of Talky Tina!

This bobble head replica of Talky Tina from the classic Twilight Zone episode "Living Doll" might actually be a great gift for children. It's the parents who need to watch out.

You can order it here.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Chimps Filming Chimps

This is pretty much the kind of film one would expect from a dumb, filthy, poop-flinging primate. (No, not Quentin Tarantino.) I suspect an infinite number of chimpanzees typing on an infinite number of typewriters for an infinite amount of time couldn't come up with a better screenplay.

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