Weekend Reading (and Watching)
17 Apr 2009 15:45 Filed in: Weekend Reading
Reading: The Tired Donkey was alerted to this item by the Good Morning Silicon Valley blog which he highly recommends for his technology-savvy readers. The Library of Congress has just launched its own YouTube channel with the first batch of author presentations, scholar discussions and early films, including the earliest surviving copyrighted motion picture, a Kinetoscopic recording made in 1894 by Thomas Edison of a guy named Fred Ott sneezing. The Tired Donkey urges you to spend some time there this weekend learning a bit more about the history of this great land.
Watching: The Tired Donkey believes this to be the saddest video he has ever seen. It depicts the degrading training that a Stockholm Donkey has submitted to at the hands of a Freeloader. If this is not a call to action, the Tired Donkey doesn’t know what is: free the Stockholm Donkeys!
Off topic: The Higgs boson, also known as The God Particle, has never been observed in the laboratory or elsewhere despite the fact that it is predicted to exist by the Standard Model of particle physics. If found, it would help explain t
he origins of mass in the universe, and find it is exactly what they are trying to do at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva. Pretty heady stuff. But what if you were to discover and then accidentally swallow a Higgs boson? Read this article to prepare yourself for the possibility. The Tired Donkey recognizes that the chance of this happening is slim, but better safe than sorry.