Rob Abrazado (flatvurm) wrote,
Rob Abrazado
flatvurm

The Garrulous Bombast Friday "Take Ten"

You know how it is: the weekend's almost here, your brain has already checked out, and no one wants to do any work anyway. Time for a ten-minute break!

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I caught this nifty little video the other day courtesy of Slashdot, and I thought I'd pass it along for your break today, everybody. Basically it's 200 years of quality-of-life data from all over the world presented with an animated graph and hosted by excitable health statistician Hans Rosling. It's from BBC 4, and you can watch the clip here. I don't think it illuminates anything mind-blowing or anything, but it's nice just to see the blobs dancing around. The dude seems to pull a lot of optimism out of it, but I, for one, don't really see it that way. I actually started to get a little panicky. Could just be the dancing blobs, though. ;)

Need more? I have nothing else for you at this time except, unaccountably, this video of John Travolta disco dancing in Saturday Night Fever...set to the tune of "Discipline" by Nine Inch Nails. It is...a strange kind of "what the hell?" sight. This can probably be considered fallout from the earlier mashup madness.

That's all for this morning, everybody. Hope you had a good break. Happy Friday!
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