“Edwards breaks down roasts (dark roast vs light roast), processing, freshness, varietals, and source. For each element, the connoisseur looks at and tests each coffee before guessing which coffee costs more. Once the prices are revealed, Edwards explains why a specific coffee costs more and dives into specifics on how each coffee is made.”
James Bell from the UK shared this amusing video of his overambitious Norfolk terrier mix, Nelson, quickly learning that herding sheep is a lot harder than it looks.
The worst tourist mosquito experience I know is Roanoke Island in North Carolina, and the best is at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. But when you go to Walt Disney World in Orlando, you’re too busy having fun to notice the lack of mosquitos. The theme park is built on a swamp in Florida, so what gives? The truth is that Disney goes to great lengths to control the mosquito population. Rob Plays explains how that happens.
Will McDaniel gives a handy salad recipe for when you find yourself with any left over vegetables following a trip to the fourth dimension of darkness.
When Don McLean released a seven-minute song called “American Pie” in 1971, music fans clamored to decipher all the cultural references and deeper meaning in the lyrics. I once received a tract that claimed it was a prophesy about the end of the world. That was nonsense; the song is a history of how American culture changed from the ’50s to the ’70s as told through music. However, nearly 50 years later, we have a couple of generations of music lovers without the first-hand knowledge of those events. Polyphonic gives us an explainer to make them clear. You can hear the original song in its entirety here.
Fail Army presents a cringe-causing compilation of the best and funniest fail videos that hit the Internet during the first week of June 2018.
Phil Edwards from Vox takes a look at the history of multi-camera sitcoms and explains how the lighting techniques of German cinematographer Karl Freund revolutionized television.
“Karl Freund was the genius cinematographer behind Metropolis, the silent film classic. But then he designed the set for I Love Lucy – the first of the multicam, laugh-track heavy sitcoms. Today, they look bland, but it wasn’t always that way.”
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