Monthly Archives: December 2012

A song for Christmas

Here’s Tim Minchin’s newest version of his utterly lovely humanist carol “White Wine in the Sun.” I seem to be making a tradition out of posting this song at Christmastime; so be it. Enjoy:

I’ve wanted, but failed, to write about so much over the past few weeks — including about the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, where so many of the family gatherings that Minchin celebrates will be terribly incomplete this year. And there has been a death in my own extended family as well. But we keep gathering, and consoling, and loving, because we are human, and that’s what humans do.

Merry Christmas. See you in the new year.

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The infinite city, cont’d: Terry Jones versus the Beatles

Documentary filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady capture a moment of hate — and love — in a city big enough to contain both:

I love this town.

(via The New York Times)

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“Let us all unite!”

John Boswell, of Symphony of Science fame, offers an autotuned remix of Charlie Chaplin’s rousing speech from The Great Dictator:

A previous remix (and my thoughts on it) here.

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