One year ago, Perry Moore died

Perry Moore was the producer of The Chronicles of Narnia. He was 39 years old when he died Feb. 22, 2011.

Perry Moore produced all three Narnia films and also wrote an illustrated book to accompany the series opener, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The distributors planned to market the films to schools with pre-packaged classroom lessons. I wonder if they thought the famous Christian allegory in the story made it an acceptable education package.

Future history blog: Paleo-Future

This blog showcases visions of the future that people held in the past: Paleo-Future Blog.

The current article is about a movie from 1910, delineating the horrors of a female-dominated society.  It was called “Looking Forward.”

Periodic table of videos

The University of Nottingham in England is producing a series of short science videos about chemical subjects.

Because of the recent, unusual amount of snow in the U.K. they have made one about snow:


Here’s the “periodic table of videos” index.

Totally looks like…

This is an offshoot of the LOLcat site I Can Has Cheezburger.

See more famous look-a-like faces.

James Helfield is a member of Metallica.

Religulous producers lied to make film

The movie attempts to show religions in a ridiculous light, and mostly it succeeds, but the producers didn’t take a straightforward approach.

Bill Maher admits that he and the film’s producers used a fake name for their film to put people whom they interviewed off guard.

“We never, ever, used my name. We never told anybody it was me who was going to do the interviews. We even had a fake title for the film. We called it ‘A Spiritual Journey.’

That’s dishonest and they should be ashamed of themselves.

Why do people laugh at creationists, part 19: “Evilution”

This is Thunderfoot’s favourite video in his series, “Why do people laugh as creationists?”

Why do people laugh at creationists, part 26: Sarah Palin

It’s scary: She’s almost incoherent but she knows what she believes. If you want to know more about Sarah Palin, in her own words, this is a good place to start:

Thanks to Thunderfoot for creating this educational video.

Inherit the Wind: speech by Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy’s speech in the play about the Scopes trial.
(hat tip to The Pre-Game Show)

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