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whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


I love this thread.

Let me drop a little bombshell:

BaBoom - [url]http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/search/results/page/1/sort/dc.date+desc?q=&facet[0]=dc.type%3A%22Program+Video%22[/url]

edit: Why won't this URL encode? Radium :argh:

This is page one of all the Nova episodes - for those who might not know, Nova is a PBS (American public broadcasting) documentary series, and it is awesome.

I have 2 favorites I'll point out, sadly only 1 is viewable on this site, all though the second is available on Netflix.

Fractals - This one features interviews with Benoit Mandlebrot, and like I said in the PYF Fact that makes your brain explode thread, minute by minute features the most mind blowing facts of any doc I can remember seeing:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/hunting-hidden-dimension.html

Dogs Decoded - Not streamable online, but absolutely fascinating for anyone who likes dogs, has seen a dog, knows what a dog is, and/or finds evolution interesting:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/dogs-decoded.html


Also, if these videos are blocked outside of the US, please let me know.

whose tuggin fucked around with this message at 03:04 on Nov 29, 2010

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whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


mod sassinator posted:

Fantastic! I love NOVA too, here are a couple of my favorite episodes:

Hubble's Amazing Rescue - Fascinating look at how NASA prepares for a big mission like repairing the Hubble telescope.

Cool. I bet you some of this was filmed in my dad's old building at work. He used to work on the 2nd floor of the building payloads are readied in at Kennedy Space Center.

Have you seen this one?

Astrospies:
http://video.pbs.org/video/980042464/
And yes, it is every bit as cool as it sounds :)

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Can anyone think of any documentaries or even historical based movies about WW1? I think I'm addicted.

The nature of WW1 was that seemingly all of Europe, parts of Asia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, plenty of the Middle East and Africa and eventually the States had just saved up animosity towards each other and the a simple little event against the aging Austrian empire touched of a huge cascade of escalation until all of these powers were involved in the largest stalemated meat grinder the world has ever known. The war wasn't even won in the strictly traditional means; lines were held, more or less, until attrition and lack of trade caused the collapse of the Central Powers.

So I've already watched every single one of these time after time:

(This is the first of the series and they're all in parts)
The Great War - BBC

and this:
The First World War - BBC

I've found that under the video if you click the drop-down box next to the button with the big plus sign that says "Add to" and select "Queue" you can set it up so that the videos choose play continuously - probably everyone already knows about this but I just figured it out recently.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


No, I don't think it has. Thanks :cheers:

Although I should probably mention I've also watched some of War Walks episodes with historian Richard Holmes as well, which are really cool.
Are there more than just 2 episodes of this somewhere?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulcexsYHpNQ

Why do so many really good documentaries come out of the British Isles?

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Da Chomptroller posted:

If you have seen the movie The Fighter, this is the documentary that they were filming on Dickie. It's a HBO documentary on crack addiction. It's a pretty awesome documentary.


https://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/high_on_crack_street_lost_lives_in_lowell/

I .... can't watch this. :smith:

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


shark-bitch5000 posted:

As far as I can see, this hasn't been posted yet. It's just another Westboro Baptist Church documentary. But this one's a little different. Keith Allen (father of Lily) pretty much follows the crazies of the WBC and insults them, with their permission. It's not a very sincere take on them or anything, but how seriously can you take them?! Anyway, it's more than just a stupid documentary and it has a pretty good "twist", if you can call it that.

Keith Allen Will Burn in Hell:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1255630606668114621

This started off pretty good, and Keith Allen is pretty funny. Even as an American, I dig Channel 4 :cheers:.

Although it pretty quickly devolved into a documented argument. And I can't help but feel like I'm indulging these people by watching it.

But I DID enjoy it.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Another Evil Genius posted:

Didn't see it listed on the first page after a search, but American Experience: Vietnam War was a very fine documentary. Interviews with most of the major (living) players about a decade after the conflict, vivid footage, and just a fantastic summarization and pacing.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/

Is this not streamable?

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Also on Hulu:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/74782/pbs-indies-the-atom-smashers

Though I hate that website. Who takes a free public broadcasting program, capitalizes off of it as content AND puts commercials in it? Unforgivable.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


when worlds collide posted:

Find the second one, it's really really good. There's a message board out there, I'm posting the link for you here, and many of the people in the film post on it or are aware of it. The stepfellow of one of the boys named Mark, who was quite verbose in the doc? You might be quite surprised as to what happened to him. You can find out on this message board.

I wish I could be more helpful with a link to the second one, you might be able to find it on their board, I think that's where I found it. Both of the doc's were so interesting, I watched both marathon style then perused those forums to get up to date.

http://www.wm3blackboard.com/forum/index.php

*edit- I just remembered I watched it on youtube. Here's a link to part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5witm15yck&feature=related

part one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CyTJgAfSRs

God drat that was good. HBO makes some amazing documentaries. I'm at a loss for words. It was so poignant how it was juxtaposed with Metallica's Orion, such a beautiful song and it fits so well. I started out pretty firmly believing they didn't do it. Now I have absolutely no idea.

But it does seem to me that tho only ones in the whole doc competent enough to pull of a crime of that magnitude was Jason's defence attorney, the dude with the long slicked back hair and glasses, and the state forensic investigator that was put on the stand for a significant portion. And it truly angers me that they were convicted PURELY on circumstantial evidence. I didn't think that was enough any more to convict a person like this anywhere in the US. Guess I'm deluded.

Now I have to go watch the second one. As in, I am literally compelled to go watch it. Great post. :cheers:

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


El Gallinero Gros posted:

This is one of the rare celebrity causes I can get behind, Eddie Vedder and Metallica, Henry Rollins and some other folks have bene trying to help these kids get an appeal, especially as the film suggests the stepdad of one of the kids did it. Also CNN recently did a two part(it may have been more) on the story and came to many of the same conclusions. I'm fairly certain these kids didn't do it.

What I've read most recently (yesterday) on a website dedicated to the cause is that

There is now DNA evidence exonarating the 3 and that actually points to one of the other dads of the victims - not John Byers, the crazy mother fucker with the brain tumor who takes haldol (a SERIOUS antipsychotic - modern day thorazine) and xanax, and has a criminal history. Since the 2nd film, apparently, John Byers, who was the one that both doc's pointed at as a possible suspect, has actually changed sides and supports the 3 now as well.

Whole thing is fascinating. I want to know more about it. Thanks for the recommendations.

Although, unfortunately, the part 2 that was linked on youtube has the last 3 sections with no audio as a result of some kind of copy right infringement terms of youtube. So I had gotten really in to the 2nd one only to find that I couldn't watch the last 3 segments. :smith:

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Scary Monster posted:

Text and stuff...

There's also this place:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USAMRIID
Where they definitely do not conduct research on chemical weapons. That's illegal!

But I do like their containment system. The rooms all have a lower atmospheric pressure than the rest of the building, so if something got out in one, it'd get sucked up through the filtration system instead of blown out underneath a door like what a normal A/C would do.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Scary Monster posted:

Nothing fancier than what you'll see at a tech manufacturing plant or even a data recovery company employing 1-2 people in a rented basement apartment.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by this.



If this is the one I vaguely remember seeing, then I thought it was pretty cool:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/156059/virus-hunters

Description:Virus Hunters follows the front line workers in the war on viruses, their triumphs and defeats, and the challenges they face with a potential global pandemic on the horizon.

Bad news:Its on hulu. I hate that website. Its like watching regular TV, so many goddamned commercials.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


You know that by derailing this thread about jews, your just contributing to the massive zionist conspiracy, right?


***ALTERNATE***

You know that by taking trivial offense to that comment about jews, you are feeding the massive hate machine that is the world's antisemitism, right?

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Goreld posted:

The thing with pain and some sicknesses is, your brain naturally produces chemicals which can suppress pain etc. in the short term. That's why patients have to be monitored long-term - you could have a loving finger missing and if you have enough adrenaline pumping through your system, you'll seem perfectly fine. If you come back a few hours/days later, when the stimulants wear off, that is when you see if someone really got better or if they just had a caffeine/chocolate/ephedrine boost.

A similar thing happens when you eat shitloads of sugar - you feel better as you get this huge glucose boost, and when it wears off you bottom out like a fuckin rock.


Dumb people are susceptible to this bullshit because they only think in the immediate shortterm, and never correlate "hey a few hours later and I feel like poo poo! Maybe it didn't work!"

Is this the same way chiropractors make money?

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Not A Vet Yet posted:

I enjoyed this one way more than I expected to. Does anyone know of any other docs about environmental activists doing impressive/illegal things like these dudes?

Did you ever hear of this series that aired on Animal Planet (I think for like 2 seasons) called "Whale Wars"? Its about a big rear end ship, called the Steve Irwin I think, and its crew as they combat whaling being done by Japanese whalers for "research" purposes. They do poo poo that's extreme as gently caress; dropping nets to entangle the rudders and props of whaling ships, throwing acidic poo poo on the decks that make them really slippery, marooning themselves on whaling ships so they're forced back to Japan to deliver the prisoners. Its wild.

They look down their noses at Greenpeace for not being extreme enough.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Fooz posted:

I ctrl-f-ed all over this thread and couldn't find it so I'm gonna give a hearty, hearty reccomandation of Gasland. It's everything a good documentary should be, heart-wrenching, outrageous, urgent (especially if you live on the east coast), personal and widespread.

Is this the right thing?

http://video.pbs.org/video/1452296560/

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


iqarus posted:

is there any documentaries out there similar to the iceman confessions, one on one interview/biography type deals

Did you already watch both iceman specials? Did you see the msnbc special where a young Stone Phillips interviews Charlie Manson? Believe it or not, that puts the iceman to shame (for sheer craziness).

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Doppelganger posted:

Any Charlie Manson interview is, for lack of a better word, insane. I don't even know why they bother asking him serious questions after the first five minutes, the man clearly has at best a feeble grasp on reality.

I'm pretty sure he was at least paranoid schizophrenic (delusional and psychotic) before hand, but he's been in solitary confinement THE ENTIRE loving TIME he's been in prison. As in, since he was convicted, to now. That long. Alone. In a room.

I read once that he went up in front of an obligatory parole board hearing (in America, if someone is given a sentence of life in prison, he's still obligated to be heard by a parole board periodically), he handed the parole board members the "Get out of jail free" card he took from his Monopoly set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uhmtAmwnDQ



edit: Oh man.... I had never seen this one, its incredible:


"People look at you today, 20 years later, and they still have no idea what you're about. Tell me in a sentence who you are:"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2oZWpqtNi4

whose tuggin fucked around with this message at 03:30 on Mar 22, 2011

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Karl Pilkington goes on a Homer-like odyssey to find out if he would be happier if he was smarter.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1700622981138923572

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Well, no, actually, we were talking about that in this thread a while back. From what I ascertained things were looking up for them. That crazy motherfucker, who was posited as a possible suspect, the step-dad (bald dude, burned poo poo, etc) has since actually switched sides and is now on the side of the three. If you go back in the thread a ways you might be able to find us talking about it; but it was a while ago.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Sure don't care about whatever you guys are arguing about in the Documentaries thread.

Did you guys know that now, with youtube's recent changes to its filtering interface, if you want to search for a playlist, you just add a comma and a space and the word "playlist"? This is awesome for finding entire albums that are queued up, or piecemeal doc's and videos that were uploaded in parts before the restrictions on video length were lifted. Examples:

"Pink Floyd The Wall, playlist" (find a queued up playlist that plays each video sequentially)

"Ant Documentary, long" (find a long video that matches the search terms "ant documentary"

Here's a practical example:

"The Golden Age of Steam" - a broad spectrum survey of steam locomotion. Pretty cool, good comentary"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh5wvNwa57U&playnext=1&list=PLD9516D980891BE64

(Hope that links to a playlist and that the link works right)

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


piss posted:

The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

Though this is only Amazon reviewers speaking, some of the more famous hits claimed by Kuklinkski may indeed have been committed by person(s) other than him.

Think this one may have been mentioned before, but it doesn't really matter; it was a long time ago if it was. Its pretty drat good though.

Part 1:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5740692213665972395

Part 2:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5116812489134120077

Its a strange phenomenon, but for some reason HBO has seen fit to do a service to the world in the way of documentaries.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Listen. I know art. Better than you. I am considered the foremost expert on cubism amongst my peers. Now THIS is art:

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross
http://www.google.com/search?q=The+...1dd9b3eb8a71edc

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


This is pretty awesome.

BBC Horizon: Gentlemen, lift your skirts (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8l9bthLdzg&playnext=1&list=PL0005D1BD61A71052

Its about the latest developments of Formula 1 racing coming out of the British Isles circa 1981. I'm really starting to dig F1 racing. And I sure do love the loving BBC :swoon: (and I'm an American).

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


I bet you haven't thought about these in forever:

http://www.youtube.com/show?p=s-Gqsjg9y-8
Terry Jones' Medieval Lives
Terry Jones, a dude from the original Monty Python comedy troupe, makes awesome documentaries. They're hilarious and delightful. These are about what life was really like for medieval people. edit: And for whatever awesome reason, they are apparently country-inspecific (you know the BBC usually tries to deny foreigners knowledge for some reason? You xenophobic bastards! :argh:)

He's made some other documentaries:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=search_videos&search_query=terry+jones%2C+long&search_sort=relevance&search_category=0&page=

Ignore the white noise about the other Terry Jones that burned a Quran and got a bunch of people killed needlessly. Don't even accidentally click on them; that patronizes him.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Jeremy Clarkson, who's one of the current cast of Top Gear, apparantley made some awseome documentaries for the BBC called "Speed". He does some awesome stuff, on the BBC's dime (I guess they'll pay for anything), and I promise you'll even enjoy it if you're not particularly into cars.

And its uploaded to video.google.com so I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter what country you're in - well, except maybe China.


http://www.google.com/search?q=jere...962fefeca4d61a2

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


1955 24 hours at Le Mans Disaster

In 1955, the Le Mans race saw the worst racing disaster that the world has ever seen to this day. 84 deaths according to the official death toll. From the wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1955_Le_Mans_disaster posted:

Immediate cause

The 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans began on 11 June, with Pierre Levegh behind the wheel of the #20 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR run by Daimler-Benz. American John Fitch was Levegh's assigned partner in the car, and he would take over driving duties later. Competition between Mercedes, Jaguar, Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Maserati was close, with all the marques fighting for the top positions early on. The race was extremely fast, with lap records being repeatedly broken.[1]

After just over two hours of racing, at approximately 6:26 pm local time, Levegh was following Mike Hawthorn's leading Jaguar D-type, just as they were entering the pit straight, at the end of Lap 35. Hawthorn had just passed Lance Macklin's slower Austin-Healey 100 when he belatedly noticed a pit signal to stop for fuel. Hawthorn slowed suddenly in an effort to stop rather than make another lap. Hawthorn's Jaguar, with the new disc brakes, slowed much more quickly than other cars using drum brakes, such as Levegh's Mercedes. The sudden, unexpected braking by Hawthorn caused Macklin in the Healey to hit his brakes, throwing up a small cloud of dust in front of Levegh, who trailed close behind. Macklin then swerved across the centre of the track, attempting to re-pass the slowing Jaguar, but also apparently out of control.[1] Macklin had not noticed both Levegh and Juan Manuel Fangio, in another 300 SLR, approaching rapidly from behind. Fangio was in second place at the time, but directly behind, and attempting to lap Levegh.[1]

Levegh, ahead of Fangio on the track, did not have time to react. Levegh's car made contact with the left rear of Macklin's car as he closed rapidly (at about 150 mph) upon the slowed car. The aerodynamic design of the Austin-Healey featured a long, ramp-like rear. When Levegh hit the Austin-Healey from behind, his car became airborne, soaring towards the left side of the track, where it landed atop the earthen embankment separating spectators from the track itself.
[edit] Collision

Levegh's 300 SLR struck the mound at such speed and angle that it was launched into a somersault, which caused some parts of the car, already damaged and loosened by the collision, to be flung from the vehicle at very great speeds. This included the bonnet and the front axle, both of which separated from the frame and flew through the crowd. The bonnet decapitated tightly jammed spectators like a guillotine.[2] With the front of the spaceframe chassis—and thus crucial engine mounts—destroyed, the car's heavy engine block also broke free and hurtled into the crowd. Spectators who had climbed onto trestle tables to get a better view of the track found themselves in the direct path of the lethal debris.[1] Levegh was also thrown free of the somersaulting car, fatally crushing his skull when he landed.

As the remains of the 300 SLR slowed its somersault, the rear-mounted fuel tank ruptured. The ensuing fuel fire raised the temperature of the remaining Elektron bodywork past its flashpoint, which due to its high magnesium content was already very low. The alloy burst into white-hot flames, sending searing embers onto the track and into the crowd. Rescue workers, totally unfamiliar with how to attack a magnesium fire, poured water on the inferno – greatly intensifying the fire. As a result, the car burned for several hours. Official accounts put the death total at 84 (83 spectators plus Levegh), either by flying parts and debris or from the fire, with a further 120 injured. Other observers estimated the toll to be much higher.[1]

Fangio, driving behind Levegh, narrowly escaped the heavily damaged Austin-Healey, which was now skidding to the right of the track, across his path. Macklin then hit the pit wall and bounced back to the left, crossing the track again. He impacted the barrier near the location of the now burning 300 SLR, causing the death of another single spectator, although Macklin survived the incident without serious injury.[1]


http://video.racing.hu/deadliest_crash_the_le_mans_1955_disaster_bbcfour

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


BobFossil is fighting valiantly to keep this thread alive. And it ought not die, nay, not at this point in the evolution of humans. We need to not be dumb now more than ever. Let me see if I can think of something good I've seen recently...
poo poo, I am at a loss....


here's Mike Rowe's excellent, wonderful 20 minute talk at TED. Its great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRVdiHu1VCc



edit: It has come to my attention that the teaser image of that video juxtaposed against my avatar is awesome.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


I agree, it was amazing. Truly excellent. I recommend it even if you have otherwise no interest in sailing.


You think you could do everyone else a favor and spoiler that last paragraph?

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


El Goatherd posted:

The thread about To Catch a Predator reminded me of this BBC documentary following the UK Child Protection Team as they raid and prosecute people for possession of child pornography. Be warned that it's very depressing and upsetting in places. I can't imagine having to do a job like this and looking at the stuff they're describing without having a total mental breakdown.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jan2_police-protecting-children-1_people
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jb49_police-protecting-children-2_people
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jclk_police-protecting-children-3_people
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jd9y_police-protecting-children-4_people
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2je17_police-protecting-children-5_people
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2je4f_police-protecting-children-6_people

It's also notable because one of the arrestees featured is Pete Townshend.

EDIT : As well as the disturbing description there is also some (adult) nudity, so it's definitely :nws:.

I haven't clicked on it yet, I'm not sure whether I can take it or not. But is it by any chance this?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRRw1ERj2Gc

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Rapacity posted:

Could anyone please recommend a good sailing documentary?

I guess this is only tangentially related and also gratuitously depressing to a degree, but here's a VBS tv documentary where they sail on a catamaran to the whirlpool of garbage and plastic in the middle of the pacific ocean:

Toxic Garbage Island
part 1:
http://www.vbs.tv/watch/toxic/toxic-garbage-island-1-of-3

part 2:
http://www.vbs.tv/watch/toxic/toxic-garbage-island-2-of-3

part 3:
http://www.vbs.tv/watch/toxic/toxic-garbage-island-3-of-3


If it hasn't been said in this thread [, zed,] https://vbs.tv was born and bred for documentary cred.

You just have to get past the fact that that one dude wants to be Ernest Hemingway hard (he's not in the garbage island ones, he's in the vice guide to Liberia and North Korea), and that a lot of the films are depressing as hell but also real as hell. I've heard arguments made either as far as presenting fair, unbiased viewpoints.


---------

Ever wonder what happened on the last day of World War 1? Its not like German dignitaries signed the treaty of Versailles as their country was imploding and then BAM the war was instantly over - they had to have time to disseminate the fact that the fighting was going to end otherwise one side that was aware of the fact might have gotten steamrolled by the other side who was not. Many men still died on the very last day.

This is a Michael Palin film, The Last Day of World War 1
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-280028869456988957


One of my favorite World War 1 poets died on the last day:

Wilfred Owen visa vie http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/owen1.html posted:

DULCE ET DECORUM EST

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.
Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! – An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime . . .
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
Pro patria mori.

Wilfred Owen
8 October 1917 - March, 1918

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


I heard that too. Does that help?

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Popelmon posted:

Are you talking about Shane Smith? Yeah, he is channeling Hemingway, but I really liken his work. Especially his North Korea and Liberia documentaries are just stunning. Especially the part of the Liberia docu with General Butt Naked are just :stare:. You wouldn't get an effect like this in a classic documentary.


Yeah, I didn't mean to disparage him; I'd be willing to bet that the stuff he pulled in NK was probably worse than whatever Lisa Ling was imprisoned for. And singing "Anarchy in the UK" in a NK Karaoke bar with Koreans that didn't understand what the words meant and were generally freaked the gently caress out was pretty awesome.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


BattyKiara posted:

What was it like to have a strong pacifist belief during WW1? Is there more than one way to be a hero? How do we remember those who could not compromise their religious beliefs with killing an enemy? Ian Hislop investigates:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na_qVy_Nl-4

:cheers: for this, man; I absorb anything about WW1 like a sponge and its almost getting hard to find new doc's I haven't seen about it.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit



:stare: Wow. That was incredibly powerful. Its ironic, the day they "plea" their "guiltiness" is they day that I'm finally certain they're innocent. And the most striking video out of the whole thing is just a real life press-conference.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


The Valuum posted:

Really wanted to thank you for this, I live with my grandparents and I've been looking for a movie to watch with my grandpa for a while. This is something he would really dig!

Perhaps he might be into this, as well (which is pretty good, also):

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3269030&pagenumber=41&perpage=40#post392167058

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO5P80x-m6k

This it?


I didn't upload it, and I used my ace-in-the hole, video.google.com (with the filter option "long") to find it. Its probably gonna disappear soon, so try doing that. Also take the advice in the description about the proxies or plugins that change your firefox or chrome headers.

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Drunk & Ugly posted:

And thanks! Can't view it where I'm at but hopefully others can

That's what I meant about taking the advice in the video's description and changing your headers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV8rdpF1qZs

whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


Still can't muster up the courage to go near any of those pedophile doc's.



Apparently there are a whole bunch of full length documentary/films up on youtube, for free, under "movies":

http://www.youtube.com/movies/documentary?fl=f&l=en&pt=fm&st=f

Can't comment on their availability outside of the States, kinda curious myself.

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whose tuggin
Nov 6, 2009

by Hand Knit


I used to love this show as a kid; it would freak me the gently caress out.


Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/arthur-clarke-mysterious-world/


Arthur C. Clarke, author of "2001" and inventor of the communications satellite, apparently, explores weird mysteries and strange phenomena.

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