Gay Byrne interviewed Stephen Fry for RTÉ programme, “The Meaning Of Life”. The full episode goes out on Sunday evening.
While the video above has gone viral in Ireland (and maybe further afield), if you haven’t seen the Intelligence Squared debate on the motion that, “The Catholic Church a force for good in the world.” it’s well worth watching. Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens decisively argue against the motion.
There’s also a short video of Stephen’s contribution to the debate if you don’t want to sit through the two hour video above.
That song is going around and around in my head now..
25 minutes of an amazing performance by a great band.
I want to know who was the guy in shorts who was leaning against the stage wall at around 8:29.
(Thank for the link Leon!)
I wouldn’t go so far as to say everyone creative has good taste because that’s subjective but otherwise I think you’ll enjoy this:
It was more recently made into another video that has gone viral in the last couple of days but I prefer the older one.
The quote is taken from an interview with Ira Glass on storytelling. It’s in four parts. Here’s the first part:
An Australian news network reports that Santa was spotted over Darwin this evening. He’s on the way!
A rather depressing montage of the the low points of Irish politics over the last number of years. Mostly since the 80s, but you gotta get Dev in there preaching about our morality too.
I still don’t know why they put the “This video does not exist” message over it. Anyone enlighten me?
This is the very talented Salut Salon playing “Wettstreit zu viert” or “Competitive Foursome”. Wow!
Canon commandos set out on a rescue mission. (Via Mark Gorman of Blarney Photography Club)
His magic water cures cancer and many other ailments. Sounds legit!
Update! Steven Novella writes about The Miracle Cure for Everything in an excellent SBM piece.
The reality check of science may be disappointing to our emotional desires, but at the same time it has given us the actual ability to prolong life and improve quality of life significantly. I personally would never trade the hard-won knowledge of science for the comforting fictions of the cure-all.