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.
On the day a world famous celebrity dies the Internet fills with countless messages remembering their life, expressing grief and shock at the death. It’s a collective coming together of humanity. Today was exceptional though. I read that grown men were reduced to tears when they read the news. In solidarity, people repeated the same simple catch phrase an alien in the 70’s used in greeting.
I still remember him best as Mork, the alien who crash landed on Earth in an egg but he has a long list of movie and tv titles to his name which you’ll find on Wikipedia, or IMDB.
I knew he had battled substance abuse but had no idea he fought depression. It’s horrible that someone who brought so much laughter and joy to the world should see no alternative but suicide. I can’t imagine how dark the future must seem if this is the only way. I wonder what he’d make of the outpouring of feelings and grief today?
Some links that I came across today, because the Internet will return to normal tomorrow. I hope these don’t rot away with time.
- The Death of Robin Williams, And What Suicide Isn’t.
- Robin Williams did an AMA on Reddit 10 months ago.
- There was a megathread devoted to the man today. Lots of great stories there.
- The WTF podcast interview is hilarious. (Youtube mirror.) NSFW language.
- My Facebook and Twitter streams this morning at 6:30am when every single message was about Robin Williams.
- Quote from his wife Susan Schneider:
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” she added. “As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
- He posted loads of great photos on Instagram.
- Even ISIS terrorists in Iraq tweeted about Robbin Williams (mirror). He reached everyone.
- Robin Williams, depression, and Stephen Fry.
These are dark days for his friends and family in their grief.
Nanu Nanu Mork. RIP.