Left side is a description of a video. Right side is recommended videos, which I would think have some sort of relationship to the video we’re watching:
How do we jump from funny dog videos to Amy Winehouse & Member of the 27 Club? Not so much with the funny.
The chart that should accompany all discussions of the debt ceiling - Spoiler: it's the tax cuts, stupid
From the NY Times: With President Obama and Republican leaders calling for cutting the budget by trillions over the next 10 years, it is worth asking how we got here — from healthy surpluses at the end of the Clinton era, and the promise of future surpluses, to nine straight years of deficits, including the $1.3 trillion shortfall in 2010. The answer is largely the Bush-era tax cuts, war spending in Iraq and Afghanistan, and recessions.
Here's the rest of the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opinion/sunday/24sun4.html?_r=1
And more commentary about this chart from the atlantic at http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/07/the-chart-that-should-acc...>
When the clock struck midnight in New York State on Sunday morning, same-sex marriage was suddenly legal in the state. What better place to tie the knot than Niagara Falls, especially when it’s lit up like a rainbow?
As gay couples began their midnight nuptials at the traditional honeymoon spot, they were surprised by the sudden colorful backdrop of Niagara Falls sporting the rainbow hues that have served as a rallying banner for LGBT activists fighting for their civil rights.
Pop singer/actor and former ‘N Sync-er Lance Bass snapped this photo of the Falls (update: turns out he didn’t snap this photo — it’s by Flickr user Mykelle Nicole, and it’s being passed around as a symbol of the official beginning of gay marriage in NY), and posted it to TwitPic as the crowd celebrated the auspicious occasion. Now the photo’s gone viral, with more than 31,000 views so far. Exclaimed Bass in a Twitter post just after midnight, “Niagra Falls right now! So amazing!”
Photo used with permission, courtesy Flickr/Mykelle Nicole
In addition to the falls being all rainbowy, today's Style section of the NY Times is all sorts of gay. It's filled with articles & ads about gay marriage. The most entertaining article was about mothers who can now nag/pressure their gay kids to get married. It's nice to see that we're not being left out of any of the rituals all the straight folks get...
Finally! The Dems pointing out that the GOP is fighting against what their saint Ron Reagan believed...
Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the launch of Winston Churchill’s WWII “V for Victory” campaign. To mark the occasion, LIFE.com gathered up color photos taken in London during the war.
Image credit: William Vandivert/TIME & LIFE Pictures (1940)
From LIFE.com: “I felt,” Churchill recalled, “with a spasm of mental pain, a deep sense of the strain and suffering that was being borne throughout the world’s largest capital city. How long would it go on? How much more would they have to bear? What were the limits of their vitality? What effects would their exhaustion have upon our productive war-making power?”
Image credit: William Vandivert/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images (1941)
From LIFE.com: A man sits on a park bench in London, reading a book; a moored “barrage balloon” is visible in the background, while a second one soars high in the distance. Barrage balloons were remarkable devices designed to fly high enough to disable or even destroy enemy aircraft, which might fly into their ropes and metal cables. In WWII, barrage balloons were credited with bringing down more than 200 V-1 flying bombs — or “doodlebugs,” as the enormous (4,000-lb.) weapons were known in characteristically blithe British vernacular — over England during the Blitz.
Image credit: Frank Scherschel/TIME & LIFE Pictures
Lots more color photos of London in this LIFE.com gallery.