This is a new video for Radiohead’s Lift, a song recorded in the 90s and released officially on the re-release of OK Computer 20 years later album Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017. 

OK Computer is probably one of my favorite albums of all time, and Radiohead is certainly one of my favorite bands as well. So consuming this video is like a dip into my youth. Dip below the fold to listen/watch to other songs from this amazing album.

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Mayor spends three days and two nights among the homeless … lives to think and act on it


Dressed in jeans, sneakers and a hoodie, the county mayor spent three days and two nights walking and sleeping among the homeless and drug-addicted in Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande neighborhood.

One night on the street. One night in the shelter.

His experience was “shocking” on multiple levels, he said. And while he by no means meant his experience to be an “expose” on the Road Home shelter, an important stakeholder in homeless services reform, his stay did shed light on some troubling realities within the 1,062-bed shelter, including:

 

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The hand of a young orangutan


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This was posted at reddit in a “likeus” thread.

The conversation quickly dipped into the claws of evolution vs. creationism.

This comment stood out:

What about the bible? The largest Christian churches in the world encompassing the majority of Christians worldwide fully embrace evolution. Only some American fundamentalist protestants with churches barely a few centuries old don’t.

Oh, sorry, i forgot i’m on a predominantly American site where everything in the world is reduced to the local political, ideological and cultural peculiarities of the USA.

Read more at the thread here.

Seen at TYWKIWDBI

 

I’m this many!


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Last Thursday, I turned 42.

As you may already know, I’m going to spend approximately two years as a 42 year old.

I know. I’m a time traveler.

Last Thursday, my wife and I were on a job in Wisconsin. It was three days of corporate headshots, video production and some event photography for a large, international executive head hunting firm.

That’s why it was so quiet last week here at Le Café Witteveen.

Even if it was only a couple hours away, it was still exactly what we like to do: travel to work on the things we love: motion picture and portraits. Had we done environmental portraits, it would have made my heart swoon.

I was on a six-mile run yesterday thinking about life.

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Hurricane Irma tracking without all the scare tactics


From this video’s youtube:

Website: http://www.tropicaltidbits.com/ Please note that these posts do NOT reflect the official forecasts of the National Hurricane Center, and should not be interpreted as such. While tropical storms exist in the Atlantic, official NHC information is available at http://www.hurricanes.gov. Please refer to the NHC when making decisions, and heed the advisories and evacuation statements of your local National Weather Service Office and emergency management officials. Levi Cowan creates videos and blogs pertaining to tropical cyclones, primarily hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. Posts occasionally concern other, non-tropical weather events around the world. Levi is currently working on his PhD in tropical meteorology at Florida State University, and completed his bachelors degree in applied physics with a concentration in atmospheric physics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

I found this video at TYWKIWDBI. I liked his breakdown:

I don’t know who this guy is, but he’s good.  This is not an official NWS presentation; he appears to be a well-informed enthusiast on tropical weather.  His presentation is fast and concise.

That’s in contrast to the national news media reporters who have to stand out in the wind and “fill airtime” with repetitive and worthless drivel.  I was pleased to see a Hurricane Harvey victim talk back to a CNN reporter.

Hit the link for TYWKIWDBI for more.


via reddit