Backpacks, backpacks, come get your backpacks!
This is an amazing idea. Here is how you can help. We need to do this for Saskatoon (or your city as well).
I showed this to Oliver and he lost control while watching it. It’s humor that works on every single level, unless you are that kid.
The whole video is worth seeing but check it out if only to see the drastic decline in human population during the Bubonic Plague during the middle ages.
The Sociopath is a documentary about the rise of Donald Trump and the Tea Party.
A short video showing the satellite images of the U.S./Mexico border. Good luck building that wall and even more luck keeping it secure.
What does the southern border of the United States actually look like? And in that sense it was a very simple gesture to try to see the border in aggregate. If you were to compile all 2000 miles and try to see it in a short space — what would that look like? In another sense it grew out of the discourses as you suggested. The way migration is talked about in our contemporary moment and in particular the way migration is talked about in terms of the southern border of the U.S. So part of this piece is a response to the way migrants and borders are talked about in our politics. And it’s also just a way of looking at landscape as a way to think about some of those things.
Serving coffee out of his 1971 Volkswagen, Carabiner Coffee’s Erik Gordon lives a life dedicated to friendship, passion, and the outdoors.
Oliver turns 8 tomorrow and when I asked him what he wanted to do for his birthday, he said he wanted to shoot a Casey Neistat type video about his day tomorrow. That isn’t going to be that hard to create or edit and I thought I would just upload it to my channel. Then Oliver realized that he doesn’t have a YouTube Channel of his own and was stressed. Last night I built one for him and you can find it here. He ruthlessly micromanaged me while I made the edits today.
So he was thrilled with it until tonight when he realized he has no subscribers and is worried his video will be a flop. Can you do me a favor and subscribe to his channel tonight or tomorrow? A couple dozen subscribers would make his day. That way when I upload this video tomorrow night, he’ll have an audience.
A story is worth a thousand data points. More here.
Tucked away in a mountain located on the Svalbard archipelago in Norway, also home to The Northmost Town on Earth, is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The Vault is home to more than 860,000 plant seed samples deposited by dozens of different countries from around the world (even North Korea) and is closed to access about 350 days per year. But the folks from Veritasium were able to finagle a tour of the facility during one of its rare open days.
This facility was built to last about 200 years and withstand earthquakes and explosions. It was placed on the side of a mountain so even if all the ice on Earth melts, it will still be above sea level.
Other fun facts about the Vault: the temperature in the storage rooms are kept at minus 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit to hinder seed growth/deterioration, the permafrost in which the Vault is built will maintain the low storage temp in case of electrical failure, GMO seeds are forbidden due to Norwegian law, and the first withdrawal was made last year by Syria because of the civil war.