BBC documentary on the life of Jean-Paul Sartre.
On the eve of the Firefox 3 release it’s only appropriate to view the kick-ass documentary Code Rush, which follows the burnout pace of a Silicon Valley superstar company on the verge of bankruptcy… and the beginnings of the open source Firefox codebase. Not available anywhere else, so see it now!
150 years after Charles Darwin predicted the existence of a moth with an insanely long tongue, footage is captured proving him correct.
The Rotten Library has a great article covering the more unsavory aspects of Chess… it’s pretty darn funny so go check it out.
(Link may be NSFW)
Instrumental Transcommunication is the practice of giving spirits a pallet to make pictures for you.
It was pioneered by Klaus Schreiber, a grieving parent who discovered a picture of his deceased daughter after he was “directed” to focus a video camera on a television filled with static.
Modern practitioners use far more sophisticated techniques as illustrated by the video below.
The two famous alcoholics face off on a 1968 episode of Firing Line, and come to a consensus of incoherence.
For 400 years the citizens of Cotwalds England have held an “Olympicks” which features a brutal shin kicking title bout… footage below.
This and lots of other odd British contests found over at A Welsh View.
Fantastic documentary on the 80’s cocaine craze, with interviews from players on both sides of the law. A soundtrack by Jan Hammer of Miami Vice underscores some incredible stories of real-life Scarfaces.
Terry Jones explores the history of an ancient Celtic empire that stretched across Europe, erased from history by Julius Caesar himself.
This television adaptation of Jared Diamond’s book demonstrates why there is so much disparity in wealth across the world. Required material for anyone with an interest in anthropology…