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Where the Hell is Matt? 2012

(YouTube link) Matt Harding started recording himself dancing in different countries way back in 2005. His last (and biggest) dance video was in 2008. In 2012, he is finally starting to try out new dance styles, in new places. Link  -via Metafilter PS: Ethan Zuckerman wrote a great piece about how Harding’s dance videos have evolved. [...]

Fog-Covered Horse Racetrack

(Video Link) I haven’t the foggiest idea who won this horse race. Fog covered the Elwick track in Tasmania, making the horses and riders all but invisible to spectators: Although visibility was still poor it was good enough to proceed and Harding gave the all-clear. As the horses and jockeys made their way to the barriers and started [...]

The Quick 10: Pre-Presidential Professions

You already know that Ronald Reagan was president of the Screen Actors Guild before he was President of the United States, and I bet you recall a joke or two about Jimmy Carter being a peanut farmer. Here are a few ways other future presidents paid the bills before they started signing bills. 1. Harry Truman, [...]

10 Memorable Presidential Campaign Slogans

By Brendan Spiegel While today’s presidential slogans are mostly indistinguishable combinations of the words “America,” “leader,” and “change,” that certainly wasn’t always the case. Here are 10 campaign slogans worth remembering. 1. Voters didn’t know much about Democrat Franklin Pierce when he headed into the 1852 election, so Pierce decided to cast himself as the rightful heir [...]

Fun With Live Microphones

Much has been made in the press of President Obama’s off-the-cuff, off-the-record remark about Kanye West and his upstaging of Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards ceremony. Even though Obama simply voiced what most viewers were thinking, there was a lot of media criticism/analysis after the fact as to whether his remark should’ve been [...]