In case you weren’t aware, Desert Bus for Hope, the charity internet telethon where members of the sketch comedy group Loading Ready Run, play the worst video game ever made twenty four hours a day until people stop donating money, starts tomorrow!
Want more info? Here’s a nice video.
If past Desert Bus events are any indication, you can tune in for the next week or more at http://desertbus.org/ or on their associated twitch tv channels. It is always entertaining to watch no matter what time of the day it is (especially at the wee hours of the morning when part of the crew is half asleep).
So come watch, perhaps donate to the charity Child’s Play. It’ll be fun!
There have been some amazing scientific findings regarding stress and the human body.
Here’s a video fo Katee Sackhoff and Jamie Bamber, actors of Battlestar Galactica fame, discussing sexism in Hollywood and the television industry. You don’t have to watch the entire video:
“We expect women not to age, which I find offensive to me.”
“And how roles just disappear for women when they approach 40, and I think that is a problem.”
“I was told I was overweight and needed to lose weight from the day I got to California.”
“And I’ve always kind of wondered if I had lost 20 lbs would my career would be here [motioning to higher] rather than here [motioning to lower].”
It is also kind of telling how prevalent this kind of sexism is, when you hear a part of the crowd start to applaud Katee for saying that she has been the same size since she was seventeen. Somewhat amusingly it apparently became obvious to some of the crowd that wasn’t something to necessarily cheer about.
A small city in Colorado is raising money for a campaign that will decide if their community moves to a renewable resource model of energy generation, or continues to use the traditional coal-burning resources provided by the sole energy company in the area. See the video below about the steps they’ve already taken.
I was just having a discussion with some friends the other day about stale and derivative movies. This was well-timed.