Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Man confronts Superintendent about Bullying in Katy ISD public schools.


On March 19th during the Katy ISD school board work study meeting, a man shares his experience being bullied in Katy ISD schools.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Huge start crash FIA GT World Cup at Macau Qualify


Huge start crash FIA GT World Cup at Macau Qualify

Competition: Win Beecham House on DVD

Beecham House is out on DVD on July 22nd.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
LOVE, HONOUR, secrets, betrayal…welcome to Beecham House. Bend it like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha pens this lavish ‘Dehli Downton’ drama, set amongst British nobles in India during the cusp of the 19th century. Airing this Summer on ITV, the stunning six-part series is set to arrive on DVD and digital from Acorn Media International.

Tom Bateman (Vanity Fair, Murder on the Orient Express) stars as John Beecham, an Englishman who resigned from the East India Company to make an honourable life for himself in Delhi, but he leaves Calcutta under a shadow. How long can he survive before his secret past is revealed, and what does this past mean for his descendants in generations to come?

John’s widowed mother Henrietta (Lesley Nicol – Downton Abbey) finds life in India a difficult adjustment, but is helped by her spirited companion Violet (Bessie Carter – Howard’s End), who has feelings for John. Australian-Indian actress Pallavi Sharma (Lion) plays the regal Chandrika Kumari, a princess seeking refuge at Beecham House, who clashes with Henrietta over the running of the household.

The staff also have a part to play: the loyal head of servants Baadal (Viveik Kalra – Blinded by the Light) would do anything for naïve nursemaid Chanchal (Shriya Pilgaonkar - Fan), who accompanies John to look after his mysterious olive-skinned baby. But who is the child’s mother, and what exactly is John hiding?

This sumptuous period drama provides a new perspective of British rule in India, from the mind of the iconic British-Indian filmmaker behind Bhaji on the Beach, Viceroy’s House and the upcoming Blinded by the Light.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

In which century is Beecham House set?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@tviscool.com

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1. Closing date 29-07-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Competition: Win Year of the Rabbit on DVD

Year of the Rabbit is out on DVD on July 22nd.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
Fresh from the success of What We Do In The Shadows, Matt Berry makes a welcome return to our screens in Year of the Rabbit,  a brand new original comedy for Channel 4 set in Victorian London.

This hilarious six-part series is set to turn the detective genre on its head with a brand new crime fighting trio, that sees Matt Berry’s (Toast of London, The IT Crowd), Detective Inspector Rabbit, teaming up with Freddie Fox (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Cucumber) and Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum, Crazyhead). They are joined by a stellar line-up of great British acting talent including Line of Duty favourites Keeley Hawes (The Durrells, Bodyguard) and Craig Parkinson (Misfits, Four Lions), plus Sally Phillips (Smack The Pony, Miranda), Jill Halfpenny (Three Girls, In the Club), Alun Armstrong (The Cane, Frontier) and Paul Kaye (Wanderlust, Afterlife).

Detective Inspector Rabbit is a hardened booze-hound who’s seen it all, his new partner is hapless and by-the-book…when they’re called in to investigate a local murder, they are joined by the lewd, but insightful adoptive daughter of the chief of police, she’s also the country’s first female officer. Together, the mismatched team must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, Bulgarian princes, spiritualists, music hall stars and the Elephant Man.

Directed by BAFTA-nominated Ben Taylor (Catastrophe) and written by Emmy and WGA Award-winners Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil (Veep), with Matt Berry contributing with his offbeat wit and talent Year of the Rabbit is the must-see comedy of the summer.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

What is the name of the character played by Susan Wokoma?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@tviscool.com

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1. Closing date 29-07-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.


Saturday, 13 July 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 on PS4?


ClapTrap9 is back! The 14 year old LittleBigPlanet 3 content creator has made Super Mario Maker within LBP again, this time including elements found in Super Mario Maker 2! Join us as we test all the elements and see just how loyal this editor-within-an-editor really is!

Thursday, 11 July 2019

I Waterproofed Myself With Aerogel!


Aerogel has extraordinary properties but it can be tough to work with. This video looks at modifying aerogels to take advantage of their unique characteristics.


Monday, 8 July 2019

Competition: Win Chernobyl - (2019 Sky Atlantic Drama)


Chernobyl is out on DVD & Blu-ray on July 15th.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
‘ENTHRALLING, QUIETLY spectacular, meticulously researched’ (The Observer) Sky Original drama Chernobyl explores the truth surrounding the disastrous nuclear power plant explosion in 1986 – a story of incredible heroism and sacrifice, but also shocking lies and conspiracy.

The result of extensive research, Chernobyl seeks to tell the stories of those directly involved in causing the catastrophe, and those affected by the nuclear fallout felt across the world. Jared Harris (Mad Men, The Crown) stars as Valery Legasov, a nuclear physicist who is one of the first people to grasp the scope of the nuclear disaster. Ulana Khomyuk (Emily Watson – Apple Tree Yard, The Theory of Everything) is a scientist committed to getting to the bottom of the cause, while Lyudmilla Ignatenko (Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose, Beast) is the wife of a firefighter who was first on the scene. Stellan Skarsgård (Mamma Mia, Thor) plays Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shchergina, leading the government commission from a safe distance.

Directed by The Walking Dead’s Jonas Renck, the series is committed to a realism that refuses to shy away from the horrors, both physical and psychological, inflicted upon the victims of this uniquely horrifying event. A deeply moving story about how individuals act when faced with something inexplicable, this drama seeks to honour the spirit of those who helped stop the devastation from spreading even further.

Investigating the lengths to which governments will go to cover up atrocities and suppress the spread of information, Chernobyl also acts as a timely warning: the truth will out.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who stars as Ulana Khomyuk in Chernobyl?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@tviscool.com

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1. Closing date 22-07-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
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Sunday, 7 July 2019

Animals on drugs!


Black lemurs get high off millipedes in Madagascar. The lemurs bite the millipedes gently to provoke the millipedes to spray out defensive chemicals including cyanide. The lemurs crave these chemicals and rub the secretions all over their body to act as an insect repellant but as a consequence the lemurs enter a blissful state.

Clip taken from the series Weird Nature. A John Downer Production for the BBC.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

First Class Bus Stop by George Barratt-Jones


We all know it, taking the bus isn't the most fun thing to do.
So why can't it be more luxurious and fun? Why can't the start of the day be more fun?

So I created the "First Class Bus Stop". Serving people coffee, tea and a home made cookies. While cafe music is being played in the background.

People can come to have a chat. Get to know the people in their neighbourhood.

Turning to otherwise boring time waiting for the bus. Into something hopefully more enjoyable.

This project was all about creating more fun. Making people 10% happier.

First Class Bus Stop by George Barratt-Jones from George Barratt-Jones on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019

Competition: Win London Kills - Series 1 on DVD

London Kills - Series 1 is released on DVD on July 1st

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
From the creator of Suspects comes gritty, gripping new police drama London Kills. London's best detectives take on its worst crimes in this slick and thrilling mystery series which sees the world’s most exciting city as the backdrop for a string of killings – all investigated by an elite murder squad.

Hugo Speer (The Full Monty, Britannia) stars as the brooding head of department DI David Bradford, who returns to work after three months compassionate leave, after the disappearance of his wife. Tensions arise as he clashes with the ambitious DS Vivienne Cole (Sharon Small – The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Trust Me) who has been running the murder squad in his absence. The crack team includes seasoned detective DC Rob Brady (Bailey Patrick – Bodyguard, Eastenders) and big-hearted trainee TDC Billie Fitzgerald (Tori Allen-Martin – Unforgotten, Pure), whose inexperience may get her into trouble. Guest stars include: Jennie Jacques (Vikings), Glynis Barber (Night & Day), Laurie Brett (Eastenders) and Frances Tomelty (Catastrophe).

Delving into the gruesome metropolitan murders that are all part of his day job, David  must grapple with the constant pain of not knowing what has happened to his loved one. As suspicions are raised, he has to put his personal issues aside to focus on his job and learn to trust his colleagues….but can he solve the case closest to him?

Created by crime TV don Paul Marquess, known for his work on The Bill, M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team, Crime Stories and Suspects, London Kills is the perfectly polished result of the passion and expertise of a true police procedural aficionado. Shot documentary style on hand held cameras, this nail-biting drama will keep you on the edge of your seat.

London Kills will be available on DVD and digitally to download and keep from iTunes, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.

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COMPETITION CLOSED



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1. Closing date 08-07-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Competition: Win Inspector Montalbano - Collection 9 on DVD

Inspector Montalbano - Collection 9 is released on DVD on July 1st

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
OUR FAVOURITE Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano returns for his final enthralling series of intrigue, drama and fine food, set against a stunning sun-drenched backdrop.

The final episodes of the hugely popular, long-running drama will be served up on digital and DVD as Inspector Montalbano Collection 9 courtesy of Acorn Media International, following its run on BBC4.

Based on Andrea Camilleri’s bestselling books, the show is a TV ratings hit and stars Luca Zingaretti as the eponymous much-loved icon of contemporary detective drama.  The series has all of the thrills of Scandi-noir, but with fine food, Sicilian culture and the warmth of the Mediterranean sun.

Salvo Montalbano is a sharp, unconventional detective who must fight to succeed within Italy's precarious justice system, alongside his trusted colleagues. The final two feature length delights find him amidst a refugee crisis, tying up some murderous loose ends and tackling a triple blast from the past.

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COMPETITION CLOSED



Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 08-07-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

South Africa's Port of Durban


High tide of plastic in South Africa's Port of Durban last month. Over 300 tons of plastic garbage was found in the harbor after flooding.


Friday, 21 June 2019

Operation: Dry Tank


It was a peculiar experiment, but someone had to do it...

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

World Record Penny Pyramid - 1,030,315 pennies Guinness World Record


This is the last video showing the construction of the New World Record Penny Pyramid according to the Guinness Book of World Records.  This beats the previous record which used 100 people and was built in Lithuania.  I constructed this by myself over the course of 3 years to the day.  In real time I spent a total of 1.8 year building it and took approximately 425 days off during the construction.  Please share this video as I think it would be amazing to see massive views on this.


Interview with Sam Ingraffia


Though best known as an actor, the star of the new YouTube series The Amazing Return of Sal & Junior (see it here)  moonlights as a very successful screenwriter. Actor Sam Ingraffia tells us about his other, little-known vocation.


Hi Sam, you’re a very busy actor – not to mention a gifted one. I wanted to ask you about the other hat you wear though, writer. When did you first begin writing?

SAM: It was the late 70s, and I had just started as an actor. I was a member of a small theater company in Los Angeles. The Artistic Director threw out a challenge to every actor. He gave us two weeks to write a short play. I wrote one in a week and turned it in. I then proceeded to forget about it, never thinking it would be chosen for a workshop production. The memory of hearing actors say my words for the first time is still etched in my brain.


And do you remember the first screenplay you wrote?  

SAM: The first screenplay I wrote was an adaptation of one of my plays. It was called “39 Goodbyes.” The play had been produced a number of times in L.A. and New York and people suggested I try turning it into a film.  I did, but the play was better than the screenplay.


What was the first screenplay to be produced?

SAM: t was called “Random Shooting in L.A.” It was about a guy who wanders around the city with a video camera randomly filming people. He captures little snippets of people’s lives --  some loving, some violent, some just plain weird.  It never made any money but killed at film festivals.


For many actors, the decision to write and/or direct their own material has to do with the fact that they consider it the only way they’ll be offered the types of roles they want to be playing. Did that factor into your choice to write?

SAM: I did think about writing roles for myself. I’ve even tried it a few times. Ironically, I think I’m better at writing for other actors than I am for myself.


I imagine having worked on such big productions as The Falcon and the Snowman and Barry that you were able to learn a lot, just from being on set.  Did you pick up any writing tips though, along the way?

SAM: Steve Zaillian, who adapted the book for the film “The Falcon and the Snowman” was on the set every day. I would sit quietly and listen to him and John Schlesinger, the director, talk about shaping the beats of a scene, character motivation, subplots, what exposition should be cut. It was like a Master class in screenplay writing.


Blue Telescope sounds intriguing. What can you tell me about it?

SAM: A father dies and his three sons return home for the funeral. All three guys, now middle-aged men, have very different takes on growing up with the old man.  Plus, it deals with the roles we all play in the family unit. No matter how old we are, we are always the “baby” of the family, or the “older brother.”


Do you find you gravitate towards writing certain types of films? 

SAM: No. I try to come up with interesting stories, then I think about what genre or medium best serves it. I’ve written historical dramas, action adventure, horror, scifi and comedies.


What have you written that you also appear in? all of them?

SAM: I wrote a play called “Starfire” that was based on my relationship with my dad. I played him as a young man. I wrote a short film called “A New Finish.” I played one of the leads. It was about veterans with PTSD, trying to stay alive as house painters. I wrote an Internet series called “Shoot To Kill.” I play a serial killer who has never been caught. And I have a new Internet series that’s doing really well on YouTube called “The Amazing Return of Sal & Junior.”  I play Sal. The premise is based a pilot I wrote for Universal Studios thirty years ago. 


Is their a script, or scripts, plural of yours that you’d love to see come to fruition?

SAM: I have a screenplay called “The Secret President” which I think is very timely.  In 1918, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson had a massive stroke. He couldn’t walk or talk and was almost blind. His young, beautiful wife Edith launched one of most amazing cover-ups in U.S. history. For almost two years, she took over the duties of the president, at a time when women were not even allowed to vote.

I also have another script called “The World’s Fastest White Man.” The picture of Tommie Smith and John Carlos standing on the medals platform at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics with leather-gloved fists raised, is one of the most iconic pictures ever taken. People forget there was a third person in the picture. Peter Norman. Norman won the silver medal and supported Smith and Carlos in their protest. He was ostracized in his home country of Australia and was never permitted to participate in another Olympics. The three men connected by that one magic photo, remained friends and comrades their entire lives.


Why should actors learn how to write, too?

SAM: You can write projects for yourself, which can help your career; think Stallone and Billy Bob Thornton. As an actor, you spend a lot of time waiting for the phone to ring. Writing can be another creative outlet. Most of the things you need to learn as a writer, you’ve already covered as an actor: What does the character want? Who or what stands in his/her way? Breaking scenes into beats. And probably the most important reason is you learn how hard it is to write a script. As the actor, you must give the script the same kind of commitment and effort that the writer put in writing it. 

Monday, 17 June 2019

"Fly Me to the Moon" with an original rap verse


LYRICS:
They say that every day, the universe expands
and we discover certain things that we don't understand.
Dark matter ain't the only mystery at hand.
I'm wond'rin' how I got a girl like you to say that I'm her man.

It's a statistical anomaly, but girl, you've got me.
Gravity is pulling me to your heavenly body.
No astronomical phenomenon could ever stop me.
You've got a smile that every star in the galaxy copied.

The constellations couldn't make as beautiful a pattern.
The conversations—every night, I ring you up like Saturn.
The telescopes tell us folks that you're the coolest view.
A supernova's scootin' over to make room for you

'cause you eclipse every wonder of the cosmos.
It's almost unfair to them, but you're the one I want most.
It's a miracle that Galileo never found you.
If he did, he'd say the universe revolved around you.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

1 mile wide tornado in Kansas


Kansas City: A huge tornado moved through Lawrence, KS on its way to Linwood. Chopper pilot estimated it was a mile wide. Thank you to @41actionnews and @GerardJebaily who caught this video of tonight's tornado as it passed south of Lawrence, Kansas.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Hammer and feather drop on moon


In 1971, astronaut David Scott re-created Galileo's famous experiment on the moon by dropping a hammer and a feather simultaneously.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Weatherman calls out viewers complaining about a tornado warning during The Bachelorette


Jamie Simpson, a weatherman in Dayton, Ohio, spoke out against local viewers complaining about the network's decision to interrupt the latest episode of The Bachelorette with emergency tornado warning coverage.


Friday, 7 June 2019

Groundhog Day For A Black Man


When a black man lives the same day over and over again, he tries changing his behavior to survive a police interaction.


Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Saturday, 1 June 2019

My Baby's Reaction to Hearing a Violin for the First Time - Toddler violin


My baby's reaction to hearing a violin for the first time! Toddler violin. Something really sweet happens at the end! I think he was moved emotionally by the music!


Thursday, 30 May 2019

Rick Astley with Choir! Choir! Choir! - Never Gonna Give You Up!!!


In March 2018, we made a video asking pop legend Rick Astley to come sing with us.
HE SHOWED UP two weeks later!!

It was even more incredible than we could have expected.

Rick looks and sounds better than ever.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

DJ Shadow - Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels


A standout track from his album ‘The Mountain Will Fall,’ out now on Mass Appeal Records.  The video depicts a meeting of leaders that quickly descends into chaos, a scene not unlike what is unfolding in governments around the globe.  It also features appearances by DJ Shadow and Run The Jewels.

Says DJ Shadow: "We wanted to make a positive, life-affirming video that captures politicians at their election-year best.  We got this instead.”

Says Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike: "It's such a dope video. It's what I really wish Trump and Hillary would just do and get it over with...And even in that fight I think Hillary would win - and that's not an endorsement."

The video was directed by Sam Pilling and produced by Pulse Films, stars Igor Tsyshkevych and Ian Bailey, and was shot in NYC, London and Ukraine.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Why did you poke the frog ?


Possibly my favourite video of the year.
Little boy pokes the frog, frog jumps on his arm, chaos ensues. Just brilliant.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

13-year-old JTOG Co-founder Demands Action to Prevent Child Abuse


Sophia Valenti accuses City Attorney Mara Elliott of lying to her about why she refused to investigate the child abuse cover up at Junior Theatre. "I couldn't believe the woman speaking to me, LYING to me, was none other than the City Attorney, a leader I thought I could look up to."


Saturday, 18 May 2019

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Monday, 13 May 2019

Competition: Win Warren, Series 1 on DVD


Warren, Series 1 is released on DVD on May 20th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
TV favourite Martin Clunes returns to our screens as another man behaving badly: Warren, a hilariously pedantic driving instructor who thinks the world is against him, in prime-time sitcom currently airing on BBC One and coming to DVD and digital courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Created and written by upcoming British writing team Jimmy Donny Cosgrove and Paul McKenna (no, not that one), this original six-part comedy drama centres around Warren Thompson, who suddenly finds himself in his mid-50s, forced to up sticks from the south to Preston when his partner Anne’s (Lisa Millett – Robin Hood, Peterloo) father falls ill. Not blessed with patience, empathy, or any kind of paternal instinct whatsoever, cantankerous, blunt and grumpy, he just about tolerates his students, not to mention the two teenage stepsons he never wanted.

To put it delicately, Warren’s naturally difficult personality means he’s constantly finding himself in sticky situations. Set in his ways, he’s happy with a clean house, a neat garden, and a nice cup of tea…but always seems to end up on the verge of absolutely losing it. From neighbourly disputes to vendettas in both his personal and professional life, this uniquely British, crabby comedy hero will have you clutching your sides and clutching your pearls in equal measure.


Warren arrives on DVD and digital (to download and keep from iTunes, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play) so stick on your L plates and get ready for a bumpy ride.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED


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1. Closing date 27-05-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Competition: Win Chimerica on DVD


Chimerica is released on DVD on May 20th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
EARNING PLAUDITS galore and described as an ‘electrifying thriller’ by The Guardian, Olivier award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s stage play Chimerica is set for the small screen treatment, as a powerful and timely four-part series. Airing on Channel 4 this Spring, this unique drama is set to arrive on DVD and digital from Acorn Media International.

Adapted by Kirkwood for TV, this fictional story about true events has been brought up to date using the notorious 2016 US Presidential election as a back drop. It explores the murky borders between fact and fiction, truth and censorship, political manipulation and personal sacrifice.

Award-winning actor Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, Disobedience) stars as Lee Berger, the photographer behind the seminal Tank Man of Tiananmen Square photo, captured during the deadly 1989 protests in China. Now working as a dedicated photojournalist in America, accusations of fake news are levelled against him, and he sets out to reclaim his credibility by searching for the subject of his most famous picture.

Joining Lee on his frantic search are seasoned reporter Mel Kincaid (Cherry Jones - Transparent, The Handmaid’s Tale), corporate market researcher Tess Kendrick (Sophie Okonedo - Hotel Rwanda, The Hollow Crown) and cynical newspaper boss Frank Sams (F. Murray Abraham - Homeland, The Grand Budapest Hotel). Lee also enlists the help of an old friend, Chinese activist Zhang Lin (Terry Chen - Jessica Jones, Birth of the Dragon), who has troubles of his own. Can he uncover the elusive truth before it is too late?

Exploring not just the relationship between East and West, but also some of the most pressing and important issues affecting society today, the series delves deep into the new world of fake news, censorship and the power of political protest, with the rise of Trump and the suppression of Chinese human rights protests mirroring each other in unexpected and unsettling ways.

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COMPETITION CLOSED


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1. Closing date 27-05-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Medieval wood riving – An attempt to recreate craftsmanship


The movie describes an attempt to split a thirteen meter long log of pine tree. The riving was done by radial cuts. The original was founded in the spire of the church of Hardemo southwest of Örebro city in the province of Närke. The church was built approximately between 1180 – 1220. These rafts are produced from the log by a method which never been documented before. One side of the rafts is raw sapwood which is rare in churches from the Middle age. All woodworking are done with tools that are modelled on archaeological findings. The felling and riving of the tree are performed with a few axes and tools.


Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Inside a scam call center


These guys are a particularly nasty group from Kolkata in India. They run a refund scam and this video shows what their call center looks like, how they operate, who and where they are. I've sent a link to the unblurred version of this video to the Kolkata Cyber Police (for all the good that it will do).


Monday, 6 May 2019

Jimi Hendrix On An Acoustic Guitar


Jimi Hendrix On An Acoustic Guitar

Competition: Win Flack - Series 1 on DVD


Win Flack - Series 1 is released on 13th May


And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Meet Robyn, a sharp and witty high-flying publicity guru who can make her clients bad situations better with some expert spin, but when it comes to her own life things aren’t quite so straightforward.

Hollywood star Anna Paquin (The Piano, True Blood, X-Men) takes the lead in Flack, a brand-new darkly comedic drama that delves deep into the wild world of high stakes public relations.

Robyn is a senior publicist at Mills Paulson PR, under the tyrannical, but awe-inspiring boss Caroline, played with relish by  Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, Wanderlust, Chimerica). Then there’s the rest of the team: the tirelessly hedonistic yet brilliant PR powerhouse Eve, in a hilarious turn by Requiem’s Lydia Wilson, and the endlessly willing intern, Melody (Rebecca Benson – Game of Thrones).

Damage limitation is Robyn’s game, as she’s tasked with babysitting her clients and dealing with a litany of scandals that threaten their careers. Whether it’s bringing a footballer’s hook-up back from an overdose, saving a teenage pop singer’s career with a fake sex-tape, rescuing a comedian’s sell-out tour after an ill-judged performance that’s gone viral, or the influencer who needs to borrow a baby, Robyn and the agency will do anything to keep their clients’ reputations intact.

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COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 20-05-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Competition: Win Deutschland '86 on DVD


Deutschland '86 is released on 13th May

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Deutschland ’83 saw viewing figures in excess of 2.5 million, exceeding that of the seminal Nordic noir hit The Killing and putting Germany at the forefront of must watch television. This epic coming-of-age story is set against real events, culture wars and the political realities of Germany in the early 1980s and sees Jonas Nay (Line of Separation) as a spy at the centre of this suspenseful Cold War thriller. The series also features an era defining 1980s pop soundtrack that hits all the right nostalgic buttons (99 Red Balloons anyone?).

Deutschland ‘86 is an epic 10-part drama that catapults audiences into the tumultuous political landscape of 80s East Germany. We join Martin Rauch (Nay) in 1986 and East Germany is broken, Perestroika is real, terrorism plagues Europe, the AIDS crisis intensifies and the struggle against apartheid rages on. Banished for his sins in 1983, Rauch wallows in limbo until his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader – Aimée & Jaguar, The City and the City) conscripts him into her plan to drum up hard currency abroad. They set off on an adventure through Africa, Western Europe and finally home to East Germany. Can mafioso-style Capitalism save Communism just in the nick of time?

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COMPETITION CLOSED


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 20-05-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Hamm's Beer 1970s TV commercial


A vintage bit of bear n' beer in this early 1970s television ad for Hamm's Beer.


Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Day in the Life of a Typical Japanese Office Worker in Tokyo


Living in Japan and working in a Tokyo office - This is a Tokyo day in the life  of a Japanese Office Worker, 24 year old, Emi.  This is also a tour of her Japanese office, Pasona.  We start this typical day in her Japanese home, commute via train to her Tokyo office in Otemachi and spend a day in the life of Emi at her working place.  We see her typical working hours in Japan and how it is working in Japan as a female in her position.  Her day in the life in Japan may be a bit different than some Japanese salarymen, but her experiences in the office with chorei, senpai / kouhai, and kenshu is a very typical in experiences in many Japanese offices.  If you want to know how work in Japan or want to know how work in Tokyo, this could be how your job in Japan could be like. 

The Tokyo office itself, is probably an above average Japanese office in terms design and the business culture a bit more progressive than most traditional Japanese companies, but this Japanese company still maintains a very traditional Japanese office environment.  So all in all, this is an example of Japan life as well as Tokyo life if you were to work in a Japanese company.  You should always be aware of Japanese culture when working in a Japanese office.  This Japanese office has a gym, English school and even a farm all in the building.  Pasona is one of the largest staffing services company in Japan.  There’s about 4000 staff in her office alone and about 9000 in total worldwide. 


Monday, 29 April 2019

Madonna - Like A Virgin at 33rpm


Madonna - Like A Virgin at 33rpm

Competition: Win Line of Duty - Series 5 on DVD


Line of Duty - Series 5 is released on 6th May

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Line of Duty Series Five sees the return of AC-12 investigators Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), Detective Inspector Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) to tackle another major case of police corruption. The team are joined by some familiar faces, alongside a stellar line up of new characters, but who can they trust?

One of Britain’s great acting talents Stephen Graham gives an awe-inspiring turn as John Corbett, the ruthless leader of an Organised Crime Group (OCG) who hijack a seized drugs convoy. When three police officers are shot dead during the heist, AC-12 move in to investigate possible police collusion.  As the body count rises, AC-12 realise they could be facing their most vicious adversary yet.

With its intricate plots, and shocking twists that keep everyone guessing, there’s huge excitement building for the new series of the gripping Line of Duty, the show that everybody is talking about.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

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1. Closing date 13-05-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.