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The most amazing, moving commercial of the Olympics – Meet the Superhumans of the Paralympics

 

This multi-sport training montage reveals that the Paralympics aren’t just a wheelchair affair. As Public Enemy’s “Harder Than You Think” blares in the background, we see Great Britain’s best: the visually impaired soccer team practicing with blindfolds (a way to ensure that those who see more than others don’t gain an unfair advantage), the fierce-looking four-foot tall champion swimmer Ellie Simmonds, amputee runners, and, yes, the wheelchair basketball team.*

Halfway through the clip, there’s a jarring cut to a bomb exploding in a war zone. Then there’s a pregnant mother at the hospital, awaiting word of her unborn child’s condition. That’s followed by a road accident that sends a car flipping on the highway. A second later, we’re back in the gym, where a legless man is doing pull-ups. Then we see a man—presumably the victim of that horrific car wreck—next to his crumpled vehicle.

 

Keep reading: Slate - This Trailer for the Paralympic Games is the Most Amazing Olympic Video You’ll Ever See

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend – handsome men of the 1800s

 

The daguerreotype (phonetic: dəˈɡɛrətaɪp) was the first commercially successful photographic process. The image is a direct positive made in the camera on a silvered copper plate. – Wikipedia

 

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What do old men really do at night?

Nike Commercial – Magic Soccer Night

 

 

What do old men really do at night?

Written, Directed, Produced by Paul Wie (vimeo.com/paulwie)
Produced and Edited by Peter Yun
Co-Produced by Jason Lee
Music by Robert Litton
Director of Photography: Chris Saul

 

 

I think I saw this the other day, very early morning where 4 guys were playing doubles tennis. They could barely hit the ball but were acting like it was the Wimbledon finals. It was so mesmerizing I secretly watched for 15 minutes.

Favorite Commercial: Chicago baseball vs. Chicago baseball – Round 1

 

The Windy City Showdown begins. Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson go head to head in this long-standing MLB rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox. Which side are you on?

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See all three Chicago vs. Chicago commercials:

Favorite Commercial: Chicago baseball vs. Chicago baseball – Round 2

 

The Windy City Showdown continues as Craig Robinson quizzes Nick Offerman about the lengths he would be willing go to for a Cubs World Series win.

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NASA’s master plan – to create the next space airlines

The Commercial Crew Program is responsible for helping companies develop vehicles that can ferry astronauts, and maybe civilians, to space. Could this lead to a ‘spaceline’ industry, a la the airlines?

An interview with Ed Mango, manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program:

 

What’s the goal of the Commercial Crew Program?

We still have Americans in space. But we don’t have a way to get there. So the motivation for this small team I have is that we are the next organization within NASA that’s going to get American systems back into low Earth orbit.

Why is NASA relying on private companies instead of operating the flights itself?

It fits with what has happened in the past. Look at how the airlines got started: Air Mail was run by the government, totally. Then eventually, the government didn’t want to be the ones to own airplanes, own airfields, employ the pilots — all that kind of stuff. So they said, “We’re going to contract this out.”

That became cargo capability. And as time went on, companies said, “We can transport people, not just cargo.” Thus, the birth of the airlines.

 

Keep readingNASA encouraging spaceflight to go commercial

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Calvin and Hobbes – quotes and life lessons

On life’s constant little limitations

Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.

 

On the cruel reality of commercial art

Hobbes: Van Gogh would’ve sold more than one painting if he’d put tigers in them.

 

On the falling of sparrows (or providence’s lack of a timetable)

Calvin: Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one.

 

On why winter is the cruellest of seasons

Calvin: Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.

 

On the truth

Calvin: It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!

 

Find more atSixteen Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else

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