There’s a lot going on in the world. It can be very hard to process it all. War, poverty, hunger, discrimination, financial crisis, death, destruction, disease, and on and on. The Onion, a comic take on news is a great salve to the woes of the world. The writing is so clever, so thoughtful, and so funny. They have tackled the most challenging events of recent history and allowed us to laugh at it all.
Cannot tell you why I like Vine. Perhaps that it is simple and works with short, manageable video clips. Perhaps because it’s clever. Perhaps because it stimulates creativity. Perhaps because it captures moments in small bites, like a moving photograph. And perhaps because it’s free.
Wonder is a new, young adult debut novel by R.J Palacio. And it’s surprising. At first I thought it was going to be a straightforward tale about a boy and his struggles to live in this world with an unusual facial condition. But it turns out to be more than that. It’s one of those books where you feel like you know these characters, want to visit their world, and therefore make our world a better place.
Ok. This video is bizarro (thanks Jim for sharing). And yet watch out, you are going to get pulled into watching it again and again. Created by the comedy Norwegian Duo Ylvis, this is clearly a joke and at the same time has a great hook, upbeat music, and interesting song structure. And it is taking off. Already over 10 million views on youtube and it came out September 3rd. Check it out. What does that fox say?
The Out List is a film from the HBO Documentary Films Series. It features some of the most current and prominent figures in the LGBT community. It’s frank and open, straightforward and insightful. Check it out, pun intended. And while you are at it, check out the entire HBO Documentary Film Series.