VIDEO – This is Water

The text originates from a commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College on May 21, 2005.

This video has been removed several times. Knowing this, I’m still posting it here. My apologies if it no longer works.

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Mr. Olympia Darian Yates discussing Steroids, DMT, THC cancer cure and more

6-time Mr. Olympia Darian Yates discussing  Steroids, DMT, THC cancer cure and more:

London Real talks to Six Time Mr. Olympia Winner Dorian Yates
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Professional Bodybuilder and 6 time Mr. Olympia winner Dorian Yates sits down with London Real to discuss how his “High Intensity Training” techniques changed the sport, the specifics of his steroid use and its effects, how he psychologically reinvented himself after his abrupt retirement in 1997, and his thoughts on conspiracy theories, psychedelics, and cannabis.

“My techniques were totally against the convention.” – Dorian Yates (08:30)

“You must have a goal.” – Dorian Yates (12:30)

“I started training bodybuilding in 1983.” – Dorian Yates (13:05)

“During weight cutting your mind plays tricks on you.” – Dorian Yates (22:24)

“Steroids are used in all sports.” – Dorian Yates (28:20)

“Back in the 80s we were very cautious about steroids.” – Dorian Yates (33:15)

“We’re talking about 10 years of consistency.” – Dorian Yates (42:20)

“In Brazil I drank Ayahuasca.” – Dorian Yates (56:55)

“There’s a world beyond what we can see and touch here.” – Dorian Yates (57:18)

“I’m in a new place now.” – Dorian Yates (1:02:20)

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VIDEO – Sam Harris on Free Will

A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.

In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this truth about the human mind does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom, but it can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life.

 

VIDEO – Journey to the Edge of the Universe

National Geographic presents the first accurate non-stop voyage from Earth to the edge of the Universe using a single, unbroken shot through the use of spectacular CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) technology.
Building on images taken from the Hubble telescope, Journey to the Edge of the Universe explores the science and history behind the distant celestial bodies in the solar system.

This spectacular, epic voyage across the cosmos, takes us from the Earth, past the Moon and our neighboring planets, out of our Solar System, to the nearest stars, nebulae and galaxies and beyond — right to the edge of the Universe itself.

When you finish this video, you will walk away from it with an awareness that you never had before, of the unseen astronomically massive universe that we float around on like a spec of dust in the ocean.
This video takes you on a journey through the universe as if you are watching a Sci Fi adventure. Yet you constantly have to remind yourself that what you’re seeing is really out there.

Magic Trip’s Druggy Sixties Origin Story (or, Why Historians Should Think About Selling Out)

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When people tell me the 1960s aren’t history, I try to convince them otherwise by describing the process of transcribing decades-old audio from a reel-to-reel tape player. Gingerly string the tape onto the player and try to avoid mangling a piece of history. Miss a word and a say a prayer that the tape doesn’t get gnarled when you rewind. The headphones are like a phone line to another time; if you accidentally splice the tape, you’ll need to ask the archivist to patch you through again.

Filmmakers Alex Gibney and Allison Ellwood had an infinitely more difficult job. Working with UCLA’s Film and Television archive and an illustrious group of funders, they had the opportunity to take day-glo canisters of footage from Ken Kesey and the Merry Band of Pranksters’ cross-country bus trip and craft a coherent chronicle out of them. What they made with the film—some of it shrunken…

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