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An Extended First Look At ‘The Death Of Superman’ Animated Movie (Trailer)

I remember buying my brother TWO copies of the ‘Death Of Superman’ bound volume comic when it came out decades ago. Not because I was thinking “collectors’ item… ka-CHING!” Nah, it was because I knew we’d be wearing that thang out reading it; and it was prudent to keep one ‘in the clip’ as a backup.

Epic story. Supes went out the one way he was supposed to… not withering from waves from a green glowing space rock… but from defending the earth, his home (Metropolis) from Doomsday… and falling dead on the battlefield with HONOR. The Super Scout and The Monster BEAT THE F**K OUT OF EACH OTHER!! A fight to the death!

And now DC is doing a movie about it… again. Remembering that they kind of screwed the Krypto with the Doomsday angle in the bloated Batman Vs. Superman movie they did, I’m just saying, “DC, do NOT screw this up!!”

@ojones1

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Director Ryan Coogler With ‘Notes On A Scene’ In “Black Panther” (Video)

Make no mistake: What makes for a great action movie is great action scenes. Let’s let “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler break a dope scene from his box office smash down for y’all!

On this episode of “Notes on a Scene,” Black Panther’s director and co-writer Ryan Coogler breaks down a fight scene in the movie featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Chadwick Boseman.
– Vanity Fair

Okay! Watch your mouth and keep your hands to yourself… or Wakandans will FIGHT! Got it!

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What Is So Special About The “Black Panther” Super Suit (Video)

Still in the wake of #WakandaForever we need more. Got to feed the mania! How about more info? About the uniform that King T’Challa wears, for instance? Watch.

Black Panther’s costume is so much more than just another super suit.
– NowThis Entertainment

School ’em, Kya!

@ojones1

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Explore The Royal Family Tree Of “Black Panther” (Video)

Nice piece! Comics coming to life here in the best way. Know how some fans will be in a movie, like “Black Panther” this weekend, just knowing everything about everybody in the flick? Do you [low key] wanna be that fan? Well, this clip could give you much knowledge and discussion fodder… without having to spend the half a lifetime…reading and getting paper cuts turning comic book pages. Haaa!

Dive into Wakanda’s rich comic book history with the family lineage of its ruler, the Black Panther. Long live the King.
– Marvel.com

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Watch This Short Film On The History And Musical Impact Of The Soulquarians (Documentary)

The Soulquarians were born at the Electric Lady Studios. Questlove and D’Angelo loving to make music with sickness in it. Common & Erykah Badu came in and got down with the sickness. The fam kept growing… and the brothers James (Poyser and Yancey) rounded out the core… but the story certainly doesn’t stop there…

In 1998, the Neo-Soul movement was near its peak when a collective of like-minded artists came together to push the wave even higher. They called themselves the Soulquarians, and before the decade ended they’d help birth some of the modern era’s greatest recordings.
– Pitchfork

Watch how ‘sick’ the crew would get. Nice!

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Watch The Trailer For “Guion” And Learn About The First Black Man To Go Into Outer Space (Trailer)

So people are really not knowing about Guy Bluford for real? Well, that ends now with this project. Get ready for the full-length doc about the first Black man in outer space.

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Gaming: Madden ’18 Predicts A Winner For Superbowl LII In Its Teaser (Trailer)

Who you got for Super Bowl 52, Pats or Eagles? How about we watch this EA Sports Madden NFL 18 simulation first. Watching how things could ‘play’ out might sway your decision. Plus cool to watch.

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Science: Earth’s Longest Living Lifeforms (Video)

I was just telling someone the other day: I think it is a good thing that we cannot talk to animals and plants. Some species have been around way long, and live way longer, than us. They could tell us about ourselves. Really tell us about ourselves.

And living that long, that ‘reading’ on us could get ugly. Still… thinking about how long they (e.g. non-human lifeforms) live. Hella interesting!

@ojones1

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Science: How Far Have Our Spacecraft Traveled So Far (Video)

New Year’s… on these occasions we usually look back and look forward at the same time. How about we do something like that here: As we boldly go into 2018, let’s take a look at how far we have boldly gone, into space as a human race, already.

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit Earth. In those 60 years, we’ve gone much further, reaching new planets and even the edge of the solar system. Watch as the human race explores the galaxy around us.
– Tech Insider

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Advice: How To Survive A Dog Attack (Video)

Now here’s some news you can use. This animated presentation shares recommendations regarding how to protect yourself when a dog is attacking you AND how to keep the dog from attacking in the first place!

@ojones1

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You Can Survive A Crash In A Free-Falling Elevator (Video)

Yes, you can. It’s not intuitive (like timing a jump up to avoid impact), not easy (like strapping yourself to a side of the elevator car like wearing a seatbelt in a crash), and NOT painless (this is gonna HURT)!

Oh, and surviving an elevator crash is not guaranteed

@ojones1

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Study More Effectively Utilizing “The Feynman Technique” (Video)

The world is overflowing with information. It’s impossible to learn deeply about everything.

So, that’s what the narrator is saying in the first part of this instructional video. Hmmm… not making me feel better about this training session I have to get ready to run soon… and I bet a LOT of students getting ready for finals will not be comforted by the ‘impossibility’ of deep learning about a LOT of stuff (especially given a limited time to do it, like by FINALS, in a couple of weeks)!

But hang on, true believers. The technique described in the video above outlines a process that makes sense. I’m banking on it to work (because I have some training to do for a gig VERY soon). It might help you, as a student of life, or some student you know who is facing finals soon.

Note: It is NOT magic. This involves discipline and hard work! But isn’t that always the path to true mastery?

So, click play, get insight on the Feynman Technique, and let’s get it!

@ojones1

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How Long Would It Take To Dig To The Center Of The Earth? (Video)

Know how when folks in The States would say something referencing ‘digging their way to China?’ Bet cash money this video blows their mind about how long (and improbable) a ‘trip’ like that would be.

If we were to journey to the center of the Earth, it would take a lot longer than you might expect. Here’s how deep humans have dug underground.
– Tech Insider

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Advice: Stranded On An Island? Don’t Panic…

After a day of overstuffing my belly with a house full of loved ones, I just thought it interesting to come across this vid about maybe starving and dying alone. Macabre much? Hahahaaa!

Still full (burp) from Turkey Day though. Not starving for a loooong time homie 😉

@ojones1

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Science: How Will We Evolve Over The Next 1,000 Years? (Video)

Interesting insights and predictions. Maybe we’ll be around to see if the ‘experts’ that put this clip together got it right. Maybe. Unfortunately, we are definitely doing our best to bring the Armageddon… choosing world leaders who are killing us or are gonna get us killed (or letting them stay in power)… eating and drinking poison (by choice, by ‘design’ or by inaction or incompetence of our leaders)…

Okay, okay. Staying positive. And THANKFUL!

@ojones1

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Sports: Kevin Durant Recalls Dropping 66 Points During A Street Ball Game He Played At Legendary Rucker Park (Video)

Hahaa! Know how Fat Joe said he said to Kay Slay, “I don’t wanna speak about the Rucker,” in that “Lean Back” joint? Naaah, son. KD is going to speak on his Rucker Park memories!

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Technology: Tesla’s New Semi Truck And Roadster (Video)

Aw c’mon maaaan! Real-life Tony Stark (aka Elon Musk) had his company whip up a couple of new future whips… and one is a TRUCK????! A damn SEMI??! Wow!

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new Semi truck and (in a surprise) a second-generation Roadster. The truck is supposed to get 500 miles per charge, while the Roadster is said to achieve 620 miles.
– The Verge

That’s 500 miles, at maximum weight, at highway speed… which Tesla’s truck can get to faster than today’s diesel models. Yeah. Musk’s truck can kick our trucks’ asses.

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Julius Horsthuis’ Computer Presents “Fraktaal” (Short Film)

So this is what’s hot now? Computers are just randomly banging out dope short films like this “Fraktaal” joint? Wowwww, Julius Horsthuis has found a way to make movies that are compelling to watch, quite literally, without even trying.

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Activism/History: Theresa Burroughs Would Not Be Denied The Right To Vote (Video)

Being from Alabama, growing up in Tuskegee (and in the shadow of Montgomery and Selma), with Civil Rights figures (Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Attorney Fred Gray, Rosa Parks, Dr. Charles Gomillion) as neighbors, this story hits home… hard! Not even going to hit y’all with a ‘VOTE DAMMIT’ rant today. Just watch, and maybe stop taking our ‘privileges’ for granted. Folks had to FIGHT for our rights; and even then, others tried to keep us from exercising them.

When Theresa Burroughs came of voting age in Alabama during the Jim Crow era, she was determined to cast her ballot — but she had a long fight ahead of her.
– StoryCorps

(And I can recite the Preamble To The U.S. Constitution, too. Salute, Ms. Burroughs. Respect!)

@ojones1

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Technology/Gaming: Learn To Make Car Repairs In Virtual Reality (Video)

Perhaps not an age-old question, but a cool one to answer: “Can I learn to fix race cars without risking damage to something expensive (like a car, or myself)?” “Oh wait, follow up, I don’t have a car, garage or tools of my own; does that matter much?. Oh, and wait, do I have to get ‘dirty’ and stuff?” Hahaaa!

Fix your car…in VR!

It’s time to get your car ready for racing without getting your hands dirty. “Wrench” is an indie game for virtual reality that lets players assemble photorealistic components for a custom race car. Players diagnose problems with their speed machines and try to fix them.

The game is still in development, and the developers say it won’t include any driving simulation either.

– Vocativ

Well, there’s your answer!

@ojones1

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