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Category Archive: Entertainment

Jul 16 2012

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego on the Ukulele

Almost exactly what it says on the label.  Forgive my cold, my enthusiasm overcame my whole having lost my voice thing.

Jul 15 2012

Goodbye, Fairy Godmother Celeste Holm

As the self-appointed art and film nerd of FtB, it is my sad duty to inform you that Celeste Holm died today at the age of 95.  She is best known for her performances in All About Eve and Gentleman’s Agreement and originating the stage role of Ado Annie in Oklahoma! But she has a …

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Jul 07 2012

Anti-Caturday: Celebrity Koalas, Otters, and Hedgehogs

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I love them all.

Jul 05 2012

Crash Course: Molasses to Rum to Slaves

Am I going to annoy you with this every week?  Possibly. Also, since it’s the fourth of July, I’m going to use this excuse to post a song from 1776 Here some of the Crash Course info: Like us! http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @thoughtbubbler @saysdanica Resources: Inhuman Bondage by David Brion Davis: http://dft.ba/-inhumanbondage …

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Jul 04 2012

Higgs Boson Meme

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Jun 30 2012

Crash Course: The Best Show on the Internet

No, really.  And I am extraordinarily picky.  I don’t listen to podcasts and I rarely watch web series — despite the fact that I have worked on both, they just don’t hold my attention.  This, on the other hand, is absolute brilliance, and everyone I know who knows about it has watched the entire series …

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Jun 30 2012

Boyz-n-the-Hood on the Ukulele, as God intended

I am trying desperately to finish an independent study and start up the next one before the SSA conference next weekend.  So here’s a video of me playing the ukulele instead of an in-depth post.

Jun 18 2012

Plan 9 from Seattle

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As some of you know, and many undoubtedly do not, I was in my first play ever last March, a stage version of the Ed Wood epic Plan 9 from Outer Space.  Well, I went to the museum in Seattle and discovered an actual UFO from the actual movie. And I saw lots of musical …

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Jun 14 2012

Someone who moves like you

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Television has a huge impact on how we view the world and, perhaps more interestingly, how we view ourselves.  When Joe Biden said that Will & Grace had done more for gay marriage than anything else, it probably seemed like hyperbole, but the normalization of the Other often comes first in the form of simple inclusion. Now, …

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Jun 13 2012

Dear White People: Watch This Trailer

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Can we get a movie with, you know, characters in ‘em instead of stereotypes wrapped up in Christian dogma? I realize that there is a huge fundraising effort going on here for the SSA, and I strongly encourage you to participate, but I would like to bring your attention to something else.  I am, admittedly, …

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