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How ‘Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom’ Created The PG-13 Rating 30 Years Ago

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the popular second installment of the Indiana Jones series, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." However, a more important anniversary is what "Temple of Doom" helped to usher in: the creation of the PG-13 rating. Show More Summary

Teachers As Artists

Whenever hear the question, “Is teaching a science or an art?” Invariably the answer is both. That seems reasonable. But what if you ask a musician  “Is music a science or an art?” Most people would lean heavily toward it being an art. Seems to me the answer should still be both. But obviously since […]

Who is Onboard?

Patrick Smith at has ranted on a subject I have ranted on before. There are at minimum two people working in an airline cockpit. Both are pilots. Why do the media pretend there is only one? This isn't a new thing. Ernest Gann started out as a copilot in the... Show More Summary

Silly Rock Band Names Rendered In Pictures

Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Stone Temple Pilots get flat and literal, courtesy of design group Tata & Friends. Over the past few decades, as artists seek out their own unique place in the musical universe, band names have gotten harder to nail down, and hilariously abstract. Read Full Story

eCigarette advertising: past is prologue

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Dr. Robert Jackler, “Freedom to Vape”: Unregulated Exuberance in Electronic Cigarette Advertising (Dr. Jackler is talking to FDA and to Congress about the same issues on his trip to the East Coast) Note: I’m just going to stuff Dr. Show More Summary

Why We Love Watching Violent Characters Like Walter White On TV

Tony Soprano. Nucky Thompson. Walter White. The three characters from "The Sopranos," "Boardwalk Empire," and "Breaking Bad" respectively have committed despicable crimes and murders, yet we absolutely love watching them on television. Show More Summary

15 Movies You Need To See This Summer

Summer movies had an early start this year when "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" premiered the first week of April. Come May, three highly-anticipated movies will make their way into theaters. Past the web-slinging, transforming,...Show More Summary

When Reaching The Youth Goes Wrong: B-Classic Gets Cheeky

A variety of classical music groups are trying to reach new audiences these days. I've written about some of them (see links below) but until B-Classic came out with its K-Pop choreography music video featuring the music of Dvorak, I had yet to see an approach that truly missed the mark. Show More Summary

Off Label Use Does Not Establish a False Claim

Part of what makes holidays special is telling and listening to the same stories over and over. The things in the stories that dazzled us when we were young fade or lose their impact, but then other nuances in the stories strike our more mature selves as pertinent or poignant. Show More Summary

Here's An Insane Video Of People Changing Wheels While Driving On Only Two Wheels

There's no need to pull over to change wheels when you can just pop up on two wheels and keep on moving. Well, at least in one instance. A video posted to Youtube appears to show a Toyota FJ Cruiser lifted on two wheels — which is only...Show More Summary

Accelerate Your Insights

If you missed our CEO Satya Nadella talk last week on how to drive your business in real-time, from apps to insights, using all your data, big and small I strongly suggest that you take a look here.  During this event Satya talked about...Show More Summary

Latest Brian Williams 'Rap': Snoop's 'Gin and Juice'

If you liked Brian Williams' "performance" of "Rapper's Delight," you'll love this version of him doing Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice." The going-viral video appeared on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show last night, and the NBC Nightly News anchor's rendition got a boost from NBC colleagues Natalie Morales, Lester Holt, Richard...

Trying To Find Your Dope In Combat

It was recently the anniversary of the fighting in al Najaf, and Travis Haley does an after action report on his engagement (the only one I think I’ve seen from him on this epic fire fight).  Take note of what he says: “Trying to find your dope in combat” is the last thing you want […]

An Internet-on-Airplanes Upgrade

FCC gives co-primary status to “Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft” uplinks. The FCC has given in-flight Internet an upgrade. Late in 2012, the FCC authorized use of earth stations installed on aircraft to communicate with Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) spacecraft in geostationary orbits. Show More Summary

Take a 2-Minute Vacation Right Now: 40 Inspirational Movie Speeches in 2 Minutes

Nonprofit Life & Style • February 17, 2014 • Email Print Do nonprofits inspire people? or do people inspire nonprofits? If you need two minutes of inspiration, enjoy this video that includes such classics such as "A day may come when...Show More Summary

F@¢K Yeah! HBO Renews Veep, Silicon Valley

HBO has picked up its merrily profane Beltway comedy, Veep, for a fourth season, while locking in the newbie Mike Judge strip, Silicon Valley, for a second run. Created by Armando Iannucci, Veep stars Seinfeld alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the nation’s most unapologetically potty-mouthed vice president since Lyndon Baines Johnson. Show More Summary

Just Add Water . . . Clinic Isn’t a Manufacturer

Today’s case got us thinking about all of the consumer products available that require the purchaser to add water to turn the purchased product into its usable or desired form. Start with Jell-O. You add hot and cold water to turn powder in a wiggly, jiggly, sweet snack. Show More Summary

Wrong Rooney, TV newsreaders!

Jimmy Kimmel has video clips showing news anchors across the U.S. reporting the death of actor “Andy” Rooney. Fox 11 Los Angeles: “Andy Rooney, the pint-sized anchor who was giant on stage and screen, has died.” From other stations’ reports: “We’re going to look back at actor Andy Rooney’s career.” “Andy Rooney received … Read More

Ad of the Day: Watching Sex Scenes With Your Parents Is Weird, Says HBO

As someone who once, as a teenager, was watching this George Carlin bit when his parents walked into the room, I can appreciate SS+K's new HBO campaign, aimed at millennials, which rightly attests that some programming is just better consumed without your mom and dad around. Show More Summary

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