AP uploads historical videos on YouTube

This is totally welcomed:

The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world’s most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape the world, it will be the largest upload of historical news content on the video-sharing platform to date.

The two channels will act as a view-on-demand visual encyclopedia, offering a unique perspective on the most significant moments of modern history. Available for all to explore, the channels will also be powerful educational tools and a source of inspiration for history enthusiasts and documentary filmmakers.

The YouTube channels will include more than 550,000 video stories dating from 1895 to the present day. For example, viewers can see video from the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, exclusive footage of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Marilyn Monroe captured on film in London in the 1950s and Twiggy modeling the fashions of the 1960s.

Source: AP makes one million minutes of historical footage available on YouTube

We look into books and pictures to tell stories of the 20th century when you have many videos which quality is just insulting sometimes.

Final Fantasy mod for Starcraft 2

Haa! Final Fantasy mod for Starcraft 2. Very convincing:

Starcraft 2 Mod – Final Fantasy 0.2

As you all likely have known, Starcraft 2 is out but it is not within my financial comfort to make purchase of the game. I was in a game shop last week and came really near, like 20 cm, to purchasing the hugely popular game that I have been attracted to for, well, nostalgic reasons. However at almost a hundred dollars, it just strikes me as a rip off and I hate having the feeling of being ripped off.

Perhaps I am not that a big gamer to begin with; I love games but I love my $100 more.

Thor disapproves

Touchdown Jesus at the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio was struck by lightning tonight during the ferocious storms and is reported to be engulfed in flames! I’ll try and get some video and/or photos early in the morning.

UPDATE 6/15 1AM: The statue has been destroyed except for the metal skeleton underneath. Here are links to a couple pictures…

Touchdown Jesus Struck by Lightning!

Thor doesn’t approve?

Be humble

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.