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Category Archive: Entertainment

Jul 18 2012

The Only Appropriate Response to Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A

This brilliant song was released in March, back when RuPaul’s Drag Race was happening. Willam is pretty much my favorite internet Drag Queen. “So please don’t sue us for libel, we just want a little meat without your Bible…” Willam Belli, Detox and Vicky You might feel shame (You should feel shame) (You’re an abomination) …

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Jul 16 2012

Goodbye Encyclopedia Brown: Thank you Donald J. Sobol

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One of my first introductions to critical thinking was through the Encyclopedia Brown books.  They were more like riddles than mysteries, but they always taught you to pay close attention to the details and figure out which part was bullshit. The author of these wonderful books, Donald J. Sobol, has passed away today. If you …

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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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