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http://mydamnchannel.com They’ve been accused of being a rip of funnyordie.com,which is kinda true, except here all the shared content is produced byprofessionals and known artists, so they’re usually funnier… and thename definitely reflects the TIH zeitgeist. Check out “You Suck at Photoshop“, and the hilarious send up of virtual worlds, “Sn4tchbuckl3r’s Second Chance“.
http://galaxyzoo.org Use your delicious brains to help scientists do what no computer cando today – sort through millions of sometime stunningly beuatifulastonomical images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and help classify them. Maybe you’ll even discover something unique and they’ll name it after you like “Hanny’s Voorwerp“
http://pot.tv One of those URLs that’s pretty self-explanatory. Think YouTube forstoners, and you are there my friend. And although some of it isactually informative, cringe-filled hilarity abounds. Be sure to catchat least a tiny portion of an episode of “Harry Pothead and theMarijuana Stone”… wow man. Or perhaps the Jodie, Marc and Tommy Chong show. Read more
Christian Parenti returned to This is Hell! Christian is the author of, most recently, “The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq” (New Press). This week, he wrote the Nation piece, “Class Struggle in the New China.” Peter Rogers who wrote the Scientific American article, “Facing the Freshwater Crisis.” Peter argues that, “As demand for Read more
http://scroogle.org/ From the site: “Since 2000, Google has recorded your search terms,the date-time of each search, the globally-unique ID in your cookie (itexpires in 2038), and your IP address. This information is available togovernments on request.” Created by an ex-Google employee and owned and operated by PublicInformation Research, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that also operates Read more
live from (not) Dublin, Lyndall Stein is executive director of Concern, an “humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.” Lyndall’s most recent writing includes her openDemocracy article, “Ethiopia: the tears and the rains.” live from Baghdad, journalist David Enders has Read more
http://snagfilms.com/ Big thanks to TIH irregular correspondent Kevin Harris for this one.A great new beta site (even if it’s play thing of ex-AOL execs likeSteve Case) that’s offering hundreds full length docummentaries like”Super Size Me” for free. And no registration… for now. And they makeit easy for you to spread ‘em around and plop them Read more
Kai Wright is a Brooklyn writer and editor whose work focuses on the politics of sex, race, and health. He is author of “Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay and Coming of Age on the Streets of New York” (Beacon Press). Kai’s most recent writing includes the American Prospect article, “America’s AIDS Apartheid: The domestic Read more
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org If you have any interest in particle physics (and who doesn’t)here’s the best darn online particle physics magazine on Earth. It’spublised by Fermi Lab and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, andyet I still found it’s articles readable, dare I say… engaging. Gothere and learn the facts about that scary new large hadron collider.
live from Islamabad, Graham Usher is a contributing editor of Middle East Report (http://www.merip.org). Graham is the author of “Dispatches from Palestine: The Rise and Fall of the Oslo Peace Process” (Pluto Press). His most recent writing includes “Pakistan Amidst the Storms” and “Getting Pakistan Wrong.” Adam Isacson is director of programs at the Center Read more
http://www.filmjunk.com A sweet little movie info site run by a small gang of Canadian filmjunkies, including a fellow alumnus of Sheridan College, where I got myanimation training a million years ago. The site offers podcasts,trailers, archives, and reviews featuring smart writing with a Canadianaccent.
Pervez Hoodbhoy wrote the article, “Anti-Americanism in Pakistan and the Taliban Menace.” Pervez is chairman of the Department of Physics at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad. He is chairman of Mashal, a non-profit organization which publishes books in Urdu on women’s rights, education, environmental issues, philosophy, and modern thought. He is author of “Islam and Science: Read more