Sunday, June 25, 2017

Archive for the ‘Pop Sci’ Category

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What is circuit bending? This video shows how circuit bending is done, and gives an introduction into “the surreal world of sound.” Watch this group play around with changing the connections on a circuit board and creating sounds:

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This scene from Woody Allen’s movie Sleeper is a “giant food” fight in the future. That’s a pretty big chicken!

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Richard Simmons shows off his new steamer on the David Letterman show:

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In this clip from the movie Dr. Strangelove, Or:  How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, James Earl Jones  and Slim Pickens encounter a breakdown in technology, and Major Kong rides the bomb:

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In this clip from the movie Dr. Strangelove, Or:  How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Peter Sellers describes “the doomsday device.”

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Clip from the film “Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”  Dr. Strangelove presents his idea for a survival plan to the President of the United States:

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At TRPS, we introduce the illegitimate love child of Dave Letterman and Langdon Winner. We call it “performance Luddism.” Here is one of its forbearers at his best. What better use for a Buick? Dave Guston on Dave Letterman

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Before the Ed Sullivan Theater, there was the five-story tower. And Dave in shorts. One farm-fresh turkey. $1.99 per pound. One mini-tramp. $49.99. Turkey, spread-eagle after hitting the tramp, priceless. But I’m still not sure if it beats WKRP’s Thanksgiving Day promotion.  Before there was Lawrence Krauss, there was Venus Flytrap. David Guston on David  [ Read More ]

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Leave it to Dave to break rules. Like not performing with kids. It’s fabulous to give the brainy ones, and not just the brawny ones, exposure. It’s funny to watch Dave battle to keep them from stealing the scene. But how freaky is it that they learn to talk like adult scientists so quickly? David  [ Read More ]

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Dave Letterman finds out what happens when you drop Mentos into Diet Coke, several times, all leading up to a grand finale outside the theater with 122 bottles of soda: