Archive for the 'Pregame Phriday' Category

Friday Night Double Feature: ‘The Right Stuff’ And SpaceChimp

Posted on February 3, 2012 - Filed Under Pregame Phriday | Leave a Comment

I found ‘The Right Stuff’ on Youtube. In HD. It’s about 3 hours long: However, if you’re looking for something a bit shorter, here’s a 10 minute documentary about Ham, the first living organism to come back from space alive:

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Pregame Phriday: Bhutto

Posted on January 13, 2012 - Filed Under Pregame Phriday | Leave a Comment

I don’t have an embedded link for this one, but it’s on Netflix streaming. If you can’t tell from the title, this is about Benazir Bhutto and it is extraordinary. It tells the story of modern Pakistan through the lens of the Bhutto family and goes all the way up to her assassination. Amazing stuff, [...]

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Pregame Phriday: The Meaning of Robots

Posted on December 9, 2011 - Filed Under Pregame Phriday | Leave a Comment

So this guy (hoarder) bas basically dedicated his life to making a movie about robot sext. Enjoy: MATT LENSKI – The Meaning Of Robots from millerstephen on Vimeo.

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Pregame Phriday: Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey

Posted on November 11, 2011 - Filed Under Pregame Phriday | Leave a Comment

AAAAWWWWWWWW YYYYYEEEEEEEEEAH: Be like water my friend.

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Pregame Phriday: African Fractals, in Buildings and Braids

Posted on October 21, 2011 - Filed Under Pregame Phriday | Leave a Comment

This is an absolutely fascinating Ted talk about how fractals appear in traditional African art, architecture and body decoration. I don’t usually post Ted talks because they’re all generally pretty awesome. This one, in particular is pretty amazing:

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Pregame Phriday: Fog of War

Posted on October 14, 2011 - Filed Under Pregame Phriday | 1 Comment

This is probably one of my top 10 favorite documentaries of all time. All this is is Robert McNamara talking very candidly about his life as the Secretary of Defense. He then gives us 11 mistakes that we, as Americans, should never repeat. I may rewatch this myself this weekend: Update: I accidentally referred to [...]

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Pregame Phriday: Football High

Posted on October 7, 2011 - Filed Under Pregame Phriday | Leave a Comment

I like watching football, but it turns out that it’s bad for your body (playing football, that is). Playing in high school could do some serious long term damage. Frontline investigates: Watch the full episode. See more FRONTLINE.

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Pregame Phriday: Louis Theroux – America’s Overmedicated Kids

Posted on September 30, 2011 - Filed Under Pregame Phriday | Leave a Comment

If you haven’t ever seen a Louis Theroux documentary, you’re in for a treat. He goes all over the world to find (in this case) poignent or, in other cases, ridiculous groups of people. He was really one of the first people to get to know the Westover Baptist Church. Check that one out if [...]

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Pregame Phriday: Kill Me If You Can

Posted on September 23, 2011 - Filed Under Pregame Phriday | Leave a Comment

I can’t embed this one, but if you have a spare hour this weekend then you want to check out this documentary. Here’s the basic premise. Some kid in Manchester gets addicted to this chat forum. He meets a person claiming to be a spy who can give him power, money and sex. All he [...]

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Pregame Phriday: The Secret Life of Chaos

Posted on September 16, 2011 - Filed Under Pregame Phriday | Leave a Comment

This week’s Pregame Phriday is one of my absolute favorite documentaries of all time. As the title suggests, it tackles the the basic concepts of chaos theory. In the grander scheme of things it talks about the hidden order behind the blooming, buzzing confusion that is nature. Truly a marvel. The British are the best [...]

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