Friday, September 14, 2012

Clip of the Week

Time for this week's Clip of the Week, brought to you once again by NASA.

Yes, that means I'm passing up on some good football highlights from NFL Week 1, notably from Robert Griffin III and David Akers. I'm also passing on a delightfully deceptive defensive play from the Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado, yet another head-scratching play in the Orioles' bizarre sleight-of-hand season.

I'm also passing up on some seriously excellent animal-related videos, including this one about how birds' communication patterns mimic those of humans (and how Beethoven used birds as his muse), this one that features a daredevil family of ducks, and this cat just chillin'.

Other random stuff includes this amazing "Obama campaign video" from the Daily Show and Larry David (it's the second video on that page, but the first one is excellent too), this cool underwater wonderworld, and The Roots' ?uestlove killing it on the pots and pans.

But NASA has been churning out some eye-opening stuff lately, and I'd be remiss if I didn't pass this one along. According to NOAA, this year through August has seen the most extreme climate (coldest winter months, hottest summer months, longest droughts, most soaking rains) of any year in U.S. history. That's terrifying, even if you're a right-wing whacko who thinks that global warming is a hoax cooked up by scientists in a basement for God knows what reason.

Alright, good talk. Enjoy your Clip of the Week. It's... something.

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