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a rhetorical analysis of oprah's golden globes speech

oprah’s golden globe speech was so good that it literally had people hoping she would run for president of the united states. if you saw the speech, you know that not only was oprah’s delivery indeed incredible, but also her content was on point. however, you might have a hard time articulating what exactly made her speech so good. using aristotle’s poetics, entertain the elk analyzes what rhetorical devices and techniques made oprah’s golden globe speech so darn powerful and motivating.full story at youtube.more great vids. posted by josh urich





holy kaw! - all the topics that interest us

you might have heard of esperanto, an language that’s supposed to be internationally accessible. you probably haven’t heard of solresol, a language entirely based on music. its creator was an idealist, and hoped that he could unite all humankind with a universally accessible language built on something we all know: music. solresol combines the do-re-me syllables used for teaching music into two-, three-, and four-syllable words, grouped into categories of similar words. because there are only seven syllables, the language easily translates to hand signals. read more





slow mo guys demonstrate how tv works

most of us just stare at our boob tubes without so much a thought as to how they work––until, of course, they stop working, and then how tvs work becomes the most important thing in the world. well, this video won’t help you figure out how to fix a broken tv, but it is really interesting. with their super slow motion cameras, you can see how crt and lcd televisions work, one frame at a time.full story at youtube.more great tech. posted by josh urich





binging with babish makes the every meat burrito from regular show

to celebrate his two-millionth subscriber, binging with babish made the every meat burrito from the regular show. and when we say the every meat burrito, we mean the every meat burrito. babish had to travel across new york city to get the ingredients for this burrito, and don’t bother trying to make it at home––all told, the ingredients cost nearly six hundred bucks. it’s fun to watch, though, and babish answers some fan questions.full story at youtube.more great recipes. posted by josh urich





how steven spielberg uses sound to build a scene

when you watch a movie, there are two ways you take in data: through your eyes and through your ears. most movie analysis has to do with the former––with how directors frame shots, block scenes, and so on. when essays deal with sound in movies, generally they cover dialogue or perhaps music. but in this nerdwriter essay, he examines the ways in which steven spielberg uses sound to give scenes extra depth and suck you into the film in ways you don’t even realize are happening.full story at youtube.more great movies. posted by josh urich





why getting water up your nose is so painful

if you’ve ever been sideswiped by a wave at the beach or had a cannonball go awry, then you know the pain of having water shoot up your nose. paradoxically, though, nettipots allow you to pour water straight through your sinuses without any problems whatsoever. what’s the deal? this scishow episode explains the difference between accidental water-up-noseage and intentional, starting by explaining the anatomy of the nose. take a look, and then plug your nose the next time you cannonball into the pool.full story at youtube.more great science. posted by josh urich





a geographic introduction to kuwait

most of us only know kuwait from the early 1990s gulf war, and once it left that news cycle it left most of our consciousnesses. take a minute, then, to watch this video and learn a bit more about kuwait. it begins with a basic geographic introduction to kuwait, situating it within the wider persian gulf. it then offers some of the most interesting sites to see in kuwait, as well as some of this history of the gulf war, and then on to even more interesting facts about kuwait.full story at youtube.more great geography. posted by josh urich





the history of coffee in 6.5 minutes

since the boston tea party, americans have been crazy for coffee, choosing it as their caffeine fix. but obviously that’s not the origin of java. naturally, the history of coffee goes back much earlier. this video goes back to the very first cup of coffee ever brewed and sipped, and then it traces the spread of coffee around the world. so get out your chemex, grind some beans, boil some water, and sit down to watch this history of coffee with a cup of your own.full story at youtube.more about coffee. posted by josh urich





the science of getting swole

there are tons of urban legends and old wives’ tales about getting swole––exercise, that is. but don’t worry, there are loads of studies about those exercise myths, and this video looks at a handful of them. for example, many people believe that running damages the cartilage in your knees. but is that the case? studies disagree, but it doesn’t seem like you should avoid running for fear of hurting your knees. and what about those cramps you get from running? do pickles and bananas really help with those? take a look at this video to find out more.full story at youtube.more about fitness. posted by josh urich





why empathy is so important in horror flicks

there are lots of overplayed, clichéd ways that horror films freak people out. you know the tropes: being isolated somewhere without cell service, jump scares in the dark, and so on. but this video examines another reason that horror movies freak us out, and the reason that horror movies can really get under our skin: empathy. it’s important to note the difference between empathy and sympathy. empathy means that you put yourself in someone else’s shoes; sympathy means that you see someone else’s problems for your own perspective.full story at youtube.more about movies. posted by josh urich





jordan peterson on the tragedy of the man-child

we all know a real life peter pan. you know––those guys (or gals, but it’s mostly guys) who refuse to really grow up and instead keep being immature and unproductive their whole lives. or for most of their lives until they realize they’ve been immature and unproductive (which usually happens around forty- or fifty-years-old) and then they have to deal with the tragedy of their own lives. jordan peterson describes how that happens––and how to avoid it––in this video.full story at youtube.more great psychology. posted by josh urich





the impact of exercise on your brain

it is a few weeks into the new year, which means that your new year’s resolutions are probably waning if not dead already. hopefully, this video will be useful for those of you who resolved to exercise more. it lays out the ways that exercise affects your brain. but more than that, it teaches your why exercise has such impacts as increasing your energy, focus, and your memory. that might be just the motivation your need to keep your new year’s resolution.full story at youtube.more about your health. posted by josh urich





a universal language made of music

you might have heard of esperanto, an language that’s supposed to be internationally accessible. you probably haven’t heard of solresol, a language entirely based on music. its creator was an idealist, and hoped that he could unite all humankind with a universally accessible language built on something we all know: music. solresol combines the do-re-me syllables used for teaching music into two-, three-, and four-syllable words, grouped into categories of similar words. because there are only seven syllables, the language easily translates to hand signals.full story at youtube.more great music. posted by josh urich





dan harmon's sexual harassment admission called "master class" in apologizing

a woman that dan harmon sexually harassed recently called him out for supporting the #metoo movement when he himself had not made his own mistakes right. in this video, you’ll see harmon’s full, unedited apology. the woman he harassed has called it a “master class” in apologies. that’s because harmon doesn’t justify what he did, he doesn’t make excuses, he just explains what happened and why. he admits to everything, lays it out as objectively as possible, and leaves it at that.full story at youtube.more great vids. posted by josh urich





holy kaw! - all the topics that interest us

dasani, coke’s cheap-o bottled water, makes about a billion bucks a year in the united states. coke wanted to tap into that kind of cash across the pond, so it released dasani in the uk, with the aim of spreading to the continent. but things went…very poorly. first, uk media found out that the water was basically filtered tap water. this reminded people of a british comedy show in which people tried to sell tap water at a high markup. then, to make matters worse, coke claimed that dasani water was full of spunk. spunk, in british slang, is semen. read more





potential problems with uploading your mind to a computer

there was a black mirror episode in which elderly people plugged into a virtual world much like the matrix. at the end of the episode, some elderly people choose to permanently upload their consciousnesses into the virtual world. other bits of pop culture have examined this––transcendence, for example. this video examines some of the philosophical dilemmas of mind-uploading. many of those questions revolve around how you define consciousness. in other words, is the being in the computer conscious? and if so, what happens then?full story at youtube.more interesting philosophy. posted by josh urich





coca-cola tried to sell bottled tap water in the uk, and it was a disaster

dasani, coke’s cheap-o bottled water, makes about a billion bucks a year in the united states. coke wanted to tap into that kind of cash across the pond, so it released dasani in the uk, with the aim of spreading to the continent. but things went…very poorly. first, uk media found out that the water was basically filtered tap water. this reminded people of a british comedy show in which people tried to sell tap water at a high markup. then, to make matters worse, coke claimed that dasani water was full of spunk. spunk, in british slang, is semen.full story at youtube.more great business stories. posted by josh urich





canadian man takes it on himself to hunt pedophiles

canada has a vigilante pedophile hunter. he spends his evenings pretending to be a teenage boy, tricking pedophiles into falling for his trap. don’t expect batman or bruce wayne, justin payne is just your everyday guy. but through his vigilante activity, he’s publicly shamed hundreds of pedophiles. learn all about how he vets, stalks, and shames his victims in this nearly hour-long vice documentary, as well as some of the complications with the police.full story at youtube.more about vids. posted by josh urich





john wayne, daniel day-lewis, and vocal control in movies

in early talking films, vocal actors kept their voices the same from movie to movie. but later, actors started shifting their voices to fit more into roles. john wayne is an excellent example of such early vocal control, and that’s where this video starts. we learn how john wayne uses his voice to control a scene and, by contrast, how daniel day-lewis used his voice to control scenes in the movie “there will be blood.”full story at youtube.more great movies. posted by josh urich





how macguffins can ruin a good movie

we all know what a macguffin is, even if we know that we know. a macguffin is basically the thing in a movie that all the characters care about, but the audience does not care about. pretty much all spy movies and heist movies use a macguffin, as do most superhero movies. one of the most famous macguffins is the briefcase in pulp fiction. this video examines what makes those macguffins go wrong and what makes them go right.full story at youtube.more great movie stuff. posted by josh urich