Todd Barry - Giggles, Wiggles and Giggles With Gordy

Toddy Barry is interviewed by a Ph.D. candidate writing his thesis on the neurology of comedy.

Todd Barry

DVD Exclusive - Todd Barry - Giggles, Wiggles and Giggles With Gordy

Todd Barry is one of the few people who are hilarious AND adorable. For most people, it's one or the other. Todd is both. Hilarious AND adorable. 

Todd Andrew Barry was born on March 26, 1964 in the Bronx, NY. He got a BA in English at the University of Florida. Todd Barry first performed comedy in 1987 at Coconut's Comedy Club in North Miami, Florida. However, before he was in comedy Todd worked as a substitute teacher, tennis court maintenance, a clerk at a VD clinic, and a drummer. Yes, he really was a clerk at a VD clinic. 

Todd was a Jury Award winner (for stand up comedy) in the 1998 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Todd has been a guest on nearly every late night show you can think of, including three appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," ten appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," NBC's "Late Friday," and Comedy Central gave him his own half hour special on "Comedy Central Presents." Not enough for you? Then how about this... 

His acting credits include HBO's "Larry Sanders Show" and "Sex and the City," ABC's "Spin City," and a featured role in the movie "Road Trip." He has also had a recurring character role on Comedy Central's "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" as the voice of, well... "Todd." And yes, he really was a clerk at a VD clinic. 

Once you've seen a live performance from Todd, it's certain you'll agree that he is both hilarious and adorable...ok, and a little twisted.

Todd Barry - Bad Crowds

Todd Barry - Bad Crowds
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Todd Barry - Eating Out

Todd Barry - Eating Out
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Todd Barry - Tom's of Maine Lemongrass Deodorant

Todd Barry - Tom's of Maine Lemongrass Deodorant
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Todd Barry - Fake Follow-Up Question

Todd Barry - Fake Follow-Up Question
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Todd Barry - Hailing a Taxi

Todd Barry - Hailing a Taxi
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Todd Barry - Viagra Prescription

Todd Barry - Viagra Prescription
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Todd Barry - Swirly Face App

Todd Barry - Swirly Face App
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Henriette Mantel - Animals

Henriette Mantel - Animals
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Henriette Mantel - Morning News

Henriette Mantel - Morning News
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Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar

Why you should listen to her:

Social media expert Pamela Meyer can tell when you’re lying. If it’s not your words that give you away, it’s your posture, eyes, breathing rate, fidgets, and a host of other indicators. Worse, we are all lied to up to 200 times a day, she says, from the white lies that allow society to function smoothly to the devastating duplicities that bring down corporations and break up families. 

Working with a team of researchers over several years, Meyer, who is CEO of social networking company Simpatico Networks, collected and reviewed most of the research on deception that has been published, from such fields as law-enforcement, military, psychology and espionage. She then became an expert herself, receiving advanced training in deception detection, including multiple courses of advanced training in interrogation, microexpression analysis, statement analysis, behavior and body language interpretation, and emotion recognition. Her research is synthetized in her bestselling book Liespotting.

"All forms of self deception make us vulnerable to the scam, the con, the false promise, the bad hire, the unwise promotion, the faulty new product."



som en strut karameller
fick hela världen telepati.
men det var bara jag.

medtrafikanterna på centralen 
undrade nog varför jag gick runt och
gratulerade alla till 
äntligen att riktiga livet utan 
som en cykel
lyste jag syner och strunt,
medan dynamon slirade runt
mina tusen röster,
in och ut genom medvetande
i en enda röra.
de undrade om jag var
förvirrad på kliniken.
tocken fråga.
som korridorerna på sjukhuset,
hostande i mig,
-i och ur mig gick andra-
jag svär så var det
slutligen allt
mitt fel.


Landstingskaffets doft rules.
den sipprande doften smygande
taskigt landstingskaffe
i gryningen på korridoren.
så underbar och
tretton minuter borta.
'köket öppner inte före sju.'
'om du får ska alla ha.'
'sluta tjata.'
'bädda sängen.'
skitkaffet var nektar trist bara
gå tillbaka till sängen tolv minuter.
läsa vidare i ekelöf.
fem år senare.
behandlingshem och
arbetsträning på jobbet en
stund på centralen
var morgon en stund
ett hål i väggen.
klassisk musik i högtalarna
nothing fancy
fyra årstiderna liksom
men kaffet den stunden
var spirande jag,
den jag är.


att vara utdefinierad
psykiskt störd
snurrar igång varenda själ
som hör om det.
alla har sina egna privatmytologier
på ämnet.
inget undantag för
redaktörer för poesisajter.
är det inte så dramatiskt
även om det KAN vara det.
inget romantiskt alls.
att vara riktigt psykiskt sjuk
är att likna vid
att bajsa på sig rejält
var tionde minut
dygnet runt
i åratal.
man kan inte sitta i duschen jämt,
så man råkar er andra.
och då ba:
men det är ok.
jag känner mig själv.
jag vet.
jag älskar er.



Allan Edwall - Du Får Duga

Roadside Attractions - The World's Largest Mirror Maze

In Greek mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete and of his queen, Pasiphae. She fell in love with the Athenian hero Theseus when he came to Crete. Theseus was one of a group of youths and maidens who were to be fed to the Minotaur. Half bull and half man, the Minotaur was kept in a maze called the Labyrinth. Before Theseus entered it, Ariadne helped him by giving him a ball of yarn. He used the yarn to leave a trail by which he could find his way out. Theseus succeeded in killing the Minotaur and escaping the Labyrinth. Ariadne then fled with Theseus when he sailed back to Athens.
immortal able to live forever
There are different versions of the rest of Ariadne's story. In one version, she was abandoned by Theseus on the island of Naxos while she slept on the shore. There Dionysus (Bacchus)* found her and decided to make her his wife. In another version, after arriving on Naxos, Ariadne was killed by Artemis* but then found by Dionysus, who asked Zeus* to make her immortal so that he could marry her. Dionysus and Ariadne were married on Naxos. Two festivals were held in honor of Ariadne: one celebrating her marriage and one mourning her death. The couple had three sons.

ARM Powered Android LEGO MultiCuber 777

CubeStormer II solves the Rubik's Cube puzzle faster than the human world record.

CubeStormer II solves the Rubik's Cube puzzle faster than the human world record.

This ARM Powered robot was designed, built and programmed by Mike Dobson and David 

Gilday, creators respectively of CubeStormerhttp://youtu.be/eaRcWB3jwMo and Android 


The mechanics are constructed entirely from LEGO, including four MINDSTORMS NXT kits, 

with the addition of a Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone running a custom Android app as the 

robot's brain. Both the MINDSTORMS NXT kits and the Samsung Galaxy SII use a variety of 

ARM --based processors.

The app uses the phone's camera to capture images of each face of the Rubik's Cube 

which it processes to determine the scrambled colours. The solution is found using an 

advanced two-phase algorithm, originally developed for Speedcuber, enhanced to be 

multi-threaded to make effective use of the smartphone's dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 

1.2GHz processor. The software finds an efficient solution to the puzzle which is 

optimised specifically for the capabilities of the four-grip mechanism. The app 

communicates via Bluetooth with software running on the ARM microprocessors in the 

LEGO NXT Intelligent Bricks which controls the motors driving the robot. During the 

physical solve, the app uses OpenGL ES on the phone's ARM Mali-400 MP GPU to display a 

graphical version of the cube being solved in real time.

Human speedcubers' solve times only include the physical manipulation of the cube and 

don't include some time which is allowed to "inspect" the cube beforehand. Times 

recorded by CubeStormer II are for the total solve including: image capture, software 

solution calculation and physical solve.

Want to see it in action?? Check it out at ARM TechCon 2011 in Santa Clara, California Oct 

26-27th http://www.armtechcon.com.

Arthur Ganson: Moving sculpture

Master illusionist Al Seckel

Richard Thompson - The Money Shuffle

Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the release on 30 / 31 January 2012

 of the "Live At Celtic Connections" DVD and Blu-ray from Richard Thompson. 

Undoubtedly one of the finest British guitarists and songwriters of the last 40 years, 

Thompson's very loyal fanbase has faithfully followed him from his early Fairport 

Convention days in the late sixties and early seventies and throughout his eclectic solo 

career, with many new fans joining along the way. The Blu-ray release is Thompson's 

first ever on that format. The Mirror said, "In the guitar god firmament, Thompson 

easily takes a place beside Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. He has certainly been the 

most consistently imaginative English plank spanker of modern times."

Filmed in January 2011 at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow as part of the annual 

Celtic Connections festival, this release captures a superb performance by The 

Richard Thompson Band. The first half of the show focuses on Thompson's latest 

"Dream Attic" album with the second half given over to songs reaching back as far as 

his first solo album "Henry The Human Fly" and up to recent releases such as "Sweet 

Warrior" and "The Old Kit Bag". Thompson's distinctive voice and unmistakeable 

guitar style are well to the fore and his band are as good as it gets. This will be a 

must-have purchase for any Richard Thompson fan. As Bonus Features we also 

include two tracks filmed at the 2011 Cambridge Folk Festival: "Uninhabited Man" and 

"Johnny's Far Away".

Wrecking Crew Orchestra

The Wrecking Crew Orchestra come from Japan and collectively they have done 

something quite spectacular with their dance routines.  Instead of the usual eight men 

on stage we have a cross between Tron and a zoetrope.  While they dance they wear 

electroluminescent light suits.

Take the perfect synchronization of their dance routines and the latest electronic 

wizadry and what you get is a simply awesome combination.  This is a 

straightforward film, shot from the front – what you see is happening is unedited and 

performed before a live studio audience.

Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun

Joseph Guillotin, Henry Shrapnel and Jules Leotard became immortal -- by entering 

the English language. But NPR's Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole discover that when 

your entire life is reduced to a single definition, the results are sometimes upsetting.

This is a really entertaining animated video which shows that although immortality is 

often desired (at the very least through your name) then you may not always get 

exactly what you anticipated.

As they say, when the gods wish to punish us they give us what we want!

Toy Soldiers - Tilt Shift Time Lapse of Paris

This is a stunning piece of film.  The city of Paris is gorgeous from any angle - and 

this short film sees it tilt shitfed and time lapsed to the extreme.

There were four cameras used on the day, however most of the footage is from two 

that the film makers had positioned on top of a building on the Champs Élysées

The film follows a military march - perhaps Bastille Day? It is amazing how you can 

see the swarm movements of the soldiers: around the three minute mark you can see 

waves propagate in the group because the front row suddenly stops.  Extremely cool.

It was shot using Canon 5DMKII cameras, set on continuous mode.  It is surely one of 

the best examples of the technique that I have ever seen.  Bravo!

Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness. (Filmed atTEDxAthens.)
Rory Sutherland stands at the center of an advertising revolution in brand identities, designing cutting-edge, interactive campaigns that blur the line between ad and entertainment.

Rob Legato: The art of creating awe

Katowice - Cool Time-Lapse Video

Time is Nothing: Around The World Time Lapse


White + Black = Red


Heather Knight: Silicon-based comedy

In this first-of-its-kind demo, Heather Knight introduces Data, a robotic stand-up comedian that does much more than rattle off one-liners -- it gathers audience feedback (using software co-developed with Scott Satkin and Varun Ramakrishna at CMU) and tunes its act as the crowd responds. Is this thing on?
Heather Knight runs Marilyn Monrobot, which creates socially intelligent robot performances and sensor-based electronic art. (and she helped build the amazing Rube Goldberg machine for OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass.")

Eric Giler demos wireless electricity

Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker.
As the CEO of MIT-inspired WiTricity, Eric Giler has a plan to beam electric power through the air to wirelessly power your laptop or recharge your car. You may never plug in again.


Vilka är Pussy Riot?

Lyssna: Vilka är Pussy Riot?

Rättegången mot Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot kom inte från ingenstans. Gruppen har starka band till ett av de två konkurrerande ryska konstnärskollektiven med namnet Voina (Krig). Kulturnytts Fredrik Wadström träffade en av huvudpersonerna i Pussy Riot-fallet.
Lyssna: Lyssna på Fredrik Wadströms kommentar


Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)
Jon Ronson is a writer and documentary filmmaker who dips into every flavor of madness, extremism and obsession!

Capitalism, at its most remorseless, is a physical manifestation of psychopathy.” (Jon Ronson)

Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix ( Some GIFS And RUMI TOO-KEEP READING )

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.
Kirby Ferguson explores creativity in a world where "everything is a remix."

idiotjim is true and truth shall set us free - lol


idiotjim is true and truth shall set us free - lol

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