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Film Screening of Dirty Business & Climate Action Discussion

October 8, 2010 Events

• Film Screening of Dirty Business & Climate Action Discussion
Ecumenical Christian Ministries (1204 Oread. St. in Lawrence, KS)
Sunday, October 10, 7-9:30pm

From the organizers (Films For Action):
Films For Action, the Sustainability Action Network, KU Eco-Justice & GPACE present a free encore screening of Dirty Business on Sunday October 10th. This event is being organized in solidarity with Bill McKibben’s 350.org campaign, calling for a global day of action on 10.10.10. See http://www.350.org.

After the film screening, around 8:30, several Lawrence groups committed to climate action will give a short introduction to the work they’re doing here locally, followed by a Q&A with Scott Allegrucci from the Great Plains Alliance for Clean Energy. Scott is one of our local experts on the proposed coal plant issue, being closely involved in the campaign to oppose the boondoggle project since it was first proposed. Scott will have an update on the status of the campaign and offer ideas for how we can help oppose the project and support a smart, clean energy future for Kansas.

If you’ve already seen the film, this is a great change to get everyone you know who missed it to come see it. We can all become media activists by helping to spread the word and educate our city about the significant choice our state will be making in the coming months.

If you’d like to help promote the film to others but just want to come for the discussion, it will start around 8:30pm. If you haven’t seen the film yet, here’s your chance. Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EZj7dZKxFU

Watch: Kevin Smith’s True Hollywood Stories

You probably know Kevin Smith as the mastermind behind such movies as Clerks, Mallrats and Zak and Miri Make A Porno; but what you may not realize is that Smith also happens to be one of the greatest living storytellers around. While some in Hollywood insist on keeping their behind-the-scenes shenanigans under wraps, Smith is never afraid to lay it all out there for you. Here we’ve collected some of our favorite Kevin Smith True Hollywood Stories.

1. The story of how he almost wrote and directed a Superman movie in which the man of steel would not fly nor wear a cape.

2. Kevin Smith hangs out with Prince for a week to shoot a documentary…then things get weird.

Prince and Kevin Smith part 2
Prince and Kevin Smith part 3
Prince and Kevin Smith part 4

3. How Smith ended up protesting his own movie Dogma

Watch the actual news report from the Dogma story here

Watch Smith tell the story of how he pissed off Tim Burton here

Watch Smith describe how people reacted to his stories here

Much of this footage is from the 2002 DVD An Evening with Kevin Smith

posted by: Harold Johns III

Infographic: Google’s Data Removal Service


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According to Good Magazine (published July 20, 2010):

Google compiles and holds vast amounts of the world’s data. It’s supposed to be totally private but sometimes governments need that information for investigations, and they request it from Google (or its subsidiaries like YouTube, Blogger, or Orkut). Other times, governments find a piece of data offensive or erroneous, and request that Google remove it from its database entirely. The search giant makes all these requests public. This is a look at which countries ask Google for the most information on its users, which ask Google to remove the most information, and how often Google gives information.

The infographic was designed by MGMT design.

posted by: Brent Carter

Funny Video: The skinNY

“The skinNY” is the story of Rachel and Joanna, two wildly self-confident girls from Orlando who move to New York to work in PR and “run this town.” They dress like it’s 2004, believe they can have any guy they want, and listen almost exclusively to Fergie. Starring Jonny Sollis and Fabrizio Goldstein (The Fat Jew). Produced by Nick Gallo from The Onion.

posted by: Harold Johns III

Photo Flash: Sea Cucumber Mountaineer

According to National Geographic (published July 7, 2010):

Ten potentially new species—including “mountaineering” sea cucumbers (pictured above) and possible “missing links” between invertebrates and backboned animals—were discovered during the six-week expedition.

The voyage, which ended July 3, was the last of the MAR-ECO project, a series of biological surveys of unexplored waters along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the underwater mountain range that bisects the Atlantic Ocean from north to south.

Deep-sea sea cucumbers are normally found on the ocean floor. But the study team saw several species high on steep slopes of the vast underwater mountain range running the length of the Atlantic Ocean.

“We’ve always thought of them as slow-crawling animals, but they are actually capable of swimming,” marine biologist Monty Priede, said. “This is quite important on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, because otherwise there’s a risk of starving if they get stuck on a ledge somewhere.”

See more photos of the newly discovered species here

posted by: Brent Carter

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