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19 January 2007

Gore Vidal on Aaron Burr

Cecil Hepworth, Alice In Wonderland, 1903

Yevgeni Bauer, Twilight of a Woman's Soul, 1913

Carl Theodor Dreyer, Vampyr, 1932

Erich von Stroheim, Blind Husbands, 1919

An Islamic History of Europe

Obviously, I am not associated with "turntoislam.com," nor do I care one way or the other whether you do or don't. I have wanted to post this BBC film, though...

Chomsky, "Distorted Morality: War on Terrorism?"

Noam Chomsky on Responsibility

Noam Chomsky on The Political System in the USA

Bob Dylan, "Cold Irons Bound"

I'm beginning to hear voices and there's no one around
Well, I'm all used up and the fields have turned brown
I went to church on Sunday and she passed by
My love for her is taking such a long time to die

I'm waist deep, waist deep in the mist
It's almost like, almost like I don't exist
I'm twenty miles out of town, in cold irons bound

The walls of pride are high and wide
Can't see over to the other side
It's such a sad thing to see beauty decay
It's sadder still, to feel your heart torn away

One look at you and I'm out of control
Like the universe has swallowed me whole
I'm twenty miles out of town in Cold irons bound

There's too many people, too many to recall
I thought some of 'm were friends of mine; I was wrong about 'm all
Well, the road is rocky and the hillside's mud
Up over my head nothing but clouds of blood

I found my world, found my world in you
But your love just hasn't proved true
I'm twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound
Twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound

Oh, the winds in Chicago have torn me to shreds
Reality has always had too many heads
Some things last longer than you think they will
There are some kind of things you can never kill

It's you and you only, I'm been thinking about
But you can't see in and it's hard lookin' out
I'm twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound

Well the fats in the fire and the water's in the tank
The whiskey's in the jar and the money's in the bank
I tried to love and protect you because I cared
I'm gonna remember forever the joy that we shared

Looking at you and I'm on my bended knee
You have no idea what you do to me
I'm twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound
Twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound

Copyright © 1997 Special Rider Music

History of Sci/Tech/Med in 200 Pages or Less...

The "science.culture" series is edited by Steven Shapin and published by the University of Chicago Press.

The titles are each around 200 pages (or less), and each is authored by an unquestioned leader in the field. Very accessible without being at all "dumbed down."

Here they are:

  1. The Scientific Revolution, Steven Shapin, 1996
  2. Putting Science in Its Place, David Livingstone, 2003
  3. Human-Built World, Thomas P. Hughes, 2004
  4. The Intelligibility of Nature, Peter Dear, 2006
I suggest purchasing them at a local independent bookstore or through Powells (Shapin; Livingstone; Hughes; Dear).

Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs

We end today’s program with a look at how illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created by pharmaceutical companies to make greater profits. This is an excerpt of the new documentary “Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs.” It was produced by the Media Education Foundation.

18 January 2007

The Concept of Race: The Confusion of Social and Biological Reality

Richard Lewontin lays it down...

Luis Buñuel, Un Chien Andalou, 1929

Dziga Vertov, Man With a Camera, 1929

F.W. Murnau, Nosferatu, 1922

Bad part: Silly tag at beginning from original poster, whom we do owe our thanks, actually!

Good part: Organ accompaniment; not the strange loop thing on Internet Movie Archive.

Robert Wise, The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951

Robert Wiene, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1920

Again, ignore silliness of first minute...

Sergei Eisenstein, Battleship Potemkin, 1925

French Buñuel Documentary

Fritz Lang, M, 1931

Luis Buñuel, L'Âge d'Or, 1930

Ignore the first few minutes of silliness from the original poster.

Alfred Hitchcock: Documentary

Chomsky, "The Militarization of Science and Space"

NC starts at six minutes in and ends around 45 minutes later. Hour of questions.

Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land

Rob Newman's "History of Oil"

War Is Sell

17 January 2007

Stephen Hawking on Global Warming

2 mins, 40 secs. RP.

16 January 2007

Gore Vidal Lays it Down...

...on Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Dateline. 17:13; RealPlayer req'd.

Harold Pinter, 2005 Nobel Prize Speech

Launches RealPlayer; for more options, see here.

Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam

MLK, Sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967. 41:50; RealPlayer. Transcript in first comment.