(h/t Denise Martin)
(h/t Denise Martin)
On Friday, I posted a clip of Billy Bragg singing to a dancing Canadian lobster. (Nova Scotian, to be more precise). I allowed as how I would like to know more about this dancing lobster fella and Canadian kids’ TV in general, and an obliging commenter helped me out – check out her knowledge and prodigious Google-fu here. Bottom line for our purposes? Dude’s name is “Captain Claw.”
You might well imagine that armed with this information, I proceeded to the YouTube. Whereupon I found the following piece of sheer delight: Captain Claw singing the undeniably catchy “When You’ve Got to Go” song.
I have begun my workday/week by reading about: the slaughter, underway even as I type, in Syria; the ongoing Israeli theft of Palestinian land, underway even as I type, in East Jerusalem; and rape.
I can’t bear it. I have actual paying work to do, which actually deals with Israel/Palestine and Jerusalem, and I’m not dealing with it because I’m too busy going from heartbroken to incensed and back again.
So, here: OK Go teamed up with veteran PBS stop-motion animator Al Jarnow to make a very delightful little clip about the primary colors for Sesame Street. It is, in a word, outstanding, and I can only hope that it will brighten your Monday as it did mine:
He’s so – him! Plus: Now I know who Charles Hamilton Houston was*. Win!
* Dear ABL: I know you’re a lawyer so you knew and are all HORRIFIED that I didn’t, but dude, I’M NOT A LAWYER. And I was in a foreign land for many years. And I was dead at the time. Point is: Get off my case, man!
My parents made this video. My mom shot it and my dad spliced it together and added music. They’re very excited about it. It’s cute. (Both the ducks and my parents.)
Why? Because I have the keys to the blog and I can do this sort of thing whenever I like.
Also: Awwwwwwwww! And he shares with Daddy! Come for the Science, stay for the kisses at the end!
Plus: You know you didn’t actually know this, so thank God this young man came along to teach us all.
(I tell you what though, little man is going to be very confused when he discovers the actual size of the stuff that he’s talking about).
Hand to God, there’s a Star Trek moment for every reason and every season:
You know, there are some words I’ve known since I was a schoolboy: “With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.” Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie* as wisdom and warning. The first time any man’s freedom is trodden on we’re all damaged. – The Drumhead
*a character in the Next Gen universe
h/t Fashion It So (the OMG SO AWESOME tumblr dedicated to the OMG WHAT WERE THEY THINKING fashion of Star Trek: The Next Generation)