Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Edition


Yes, the NSA is watching your porn

Corporations Are People, the Biblical Sequel


Obama Has Pardoned Almost As Many Turkeys As Drug Offenders


Marcos JovenDid this man live with wolves?


Iran's Hassan Rouhani in music video


NSA 'plan to shame web-porn users'


Judge Orders Sriracha Factory To Cool It

Today’s Video: Black Sabbath –  Neon Knights

"Neon Knights" is a song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath from 1980's Heaven and Hell, their first album with American vocalist Ronnie James Dio.

"Neon Knights" was the last song written by the band for the Heaven and Hell album. It was quickly written and recorded at Studio Ferber in Paris simply to fill time on the album's first side. The lyrics were written by Dio. It is the only song on Heaven and Hell to definitely feature songwriting input from bassist Geezer Butler, the band's main lyricist during the Ozzy Osbourne era. Butler was absent for most of the songwriting process due to his own uncertainty as to whether he wanted to remain in the band.--wiki

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Saying NO to sex, and YES to Dr. Who!

Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt in Doctor Who

Doctor Who sets BBC America record


Modern life 'turning people off sex'


Pope Francis calls for power to move away from Vatican


What's In It For U.S. To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions?


Food Stamp Costs Are Decreasing Without The GOP's Cuts

Today’s Video: Black Sabbath –  A Hard Road

Never Say Die! was the final Black Sabbath album to feature the entire original line-up. At the time of the recording of Never Say Die! the members of Black Sabbath were all heavily involved in drug and alcohol abuse. Prior to recording, vocalist Osbourne briefly quit the band and was temporarily replaced by former Savoy Brown and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Dave Walker. "We had a few internal problems," Osbourne admitted to Sounds magazine. "My father was dying, so that put us out for over three months with the funeral and everything. I left the band for three months before we got back together to record it." Osbourne has criticised the album and the decision to record it in Toronto, telling After Hours in a 1981 interview "The last album I did with Sabbath was Never Say Die and it was the worst piece of work that I've ever had anything to do with. I'm ashamed of that album. I think it's disgusting".--wiki

Friday, November 22, 2013

No free hugs!

We’re No Better than the Terrorists

Penguins chasing a butterfly

Two men rescue moose-eating beached shark


Saudi men arrested for offering free hugs in Riyadh


Lazy man

Y chromosome: Why men contribute so little


Charles Manson Getting Married To 25-Year-Old Named 'Star,' According To Her


Endangered pangolins rescued in Thailand (cool creatures! Video)


China 'flies first stealth drone'


"Monster worm" found in Vietnam (Dubious)


Will Things Economic Soon Be Looking Up?! Sorry, I don’t see it…


Neutrino Detector Finds Elusive Extraterrestrial Particles in 'Major Breakthrough'

Today’s Video: Black Sabbath – Am I Going Insane (Radio)

Although common conception is that the suffix "Radio" was said to be added to the title because it was made for the purpose of being played on the radio, drummer Bill Ward said that it was Cockney rhyming slang for "mental"; radio-rental. Critics also have said it was ironic that all the members of Black Sabbath except for Tony Iommi later suffered from clinical depression.

Although happy with most of the songs on Sabotage, lead singer, Ozzy Osbourne did not like the responses he got with "Am I Going Insane (Radio)" or "Supertzar." Due to Osbourne's implication that the two tracks in particular were distractions on what would otherwise be a perfect album. AllMusic reviewers claimed that the song was unrecognizable for Black Sabbath and that it was a reckless attempt to change the band's identity. Despite Osbourne's feeling towards the song and negative reviews its popularity caused it to appear as the only track from Sabotage on Sabbath's greatest hits album We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll.--wiki

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Don't go nuts! Eat them!

15 Words Etymologically Inspired by Animals


This Is A Woman In A Kimono Attempting To Outrun A Komodo Dragon (video)


Eating nuts 'may prolong life'


Sahara rock is 'oldest chunk of Mars'


US plane lands at wrong airport


'Catch An Illegal' Protest At U.T.-Austin Totally Backfires


'Good Lord Bird', 'The Unwinding' Win National Book Awards


The Orchestral Recipe, From The Pilgrims To Today


Today’s Video: Black Sabbath – Changes

Close friends of the band, Led Zeppelin showed up in the studio during Sabbath Bloody Sabbath's recording. Drummer John Bonham wanted to play on "Sabbra Cadabra" but Sabbath wanted to play material other than their own for the occasion. In the end, the two bands had an improvised jam session which was recorded but never released.

Changes was not on the album, but a B-side to the title track’s single.--wiki