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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the Diversity Edition

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This girl is hilarious. She sweetly imitates numerous people in her life as they perform the nursery school song, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." She has a future in comedy, for sure.
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The Bull That Didn't Know the Rules

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Yesterday morning while I was in the gym, I saw this footage over and over and over again on the national news. Even with my language barrier, it's not difficult to figure out what was happening nor what the eventual outcome would be.
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Mosque-Erade

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Why does this hilarious video remind me of Dr. Laura Schlessinger's recent on-air explosion filled with racist epitaphs, followed the next day by her pretend apology, which was followed a few hours later by her bold assertion that her First Amendment rights have been violated?
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The Internet

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The video trailer of this theatre performance, The Internet, looks very interesting, but as usual with anything interesting, I have to be in NYC to see it. If you are in NYC, please do go see it and report back to me what you thought of it, okay?
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Jason Clay: How Big Brands Can Help Save Biodiversity

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Convince just 100 key companies to go sustainable, and WWF's Jason Clay says global markets will shift to protect the planet our consumption has already outgrown. Hear how his extraordinary roundtables are getting big brand rivals to agree on green practices first -- before their products duke it out on store shelves.
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Phil Plait: Don't Be A Dick

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In late July 2010, Bad Astronomer and skeptic, Phil Plait, gave a thoughtful public presentation called "Don't Be A Dick." This presentation discusses how one presents their skepticism to the public and how they discuss it publicly. There was a lot of positive reaction to the talk, but also some criticism.
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Senator Al Franken Demonstrates That He is More Than Just Another Pretty Face!

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Senator Al Franken draws an amazingly accurate map of all 50 states in the United States -- from memory -- during an appearance on Minnesota Public Radio's Midday at the Minnesota State Fair.
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Telephoto Lens Advice Needed

MyZeil in der Regen (MyZeil in the rain).

Image: GrrlScientist, 27 July 2010 [larger view]

My photography skills are improving, so I am looking at purchasing a telephoto lens for my dSLR Nikon camera, and I need your help choosing the appropriate lens for what I will use it for. Initially, I plan to photograph soaring/flying and not-close-to-me birds, running horses, and other fast-moving objects, mostly (but not exclusively) in color. The lens should have a fast autofocus option, should not be too heavy (I've already got three lenses that I drag around with me, and am eyeing a couple more) and of course, should not be terribly expensive.
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Night at the Creation Museum

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This amusing video shows Jackie and Dunlap talking about Kentucky's new Creation Museum, the new Billy Graham library, and Murfreesboro's own Bible Park. Plus, a sneak peek at the new Ben Stiller comedy "Night at the Creation Museum" -- must sees, all! [my favorite part was the horse]
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Asking Inappropriate Questions

Aug 14 2010 Published by under Cultural Observation, Humor, Streaming videos

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David Mitchell reflects upon American-British cultural differences after meeting an American .. where the third question this American asked him was "how much do you earn?"
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