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Science: What is Dark Matter? (Video)

In a little over a minute total running time, learn about Dark Matter and why it matters… to the very fabric of the universe!

Minute Physics provides an energetic and entertaining view of old and new problems in physics — all in one minute! In this episode, we discuss Dark Matter, an exotic type of matter we know very little about, despite the fact that it makes up around 80% of all matter in the universe! Created by Henry Reich.
– Minute Physics

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BJ The Chicago Kid Is Asked, “Why Does Future Mumble?” And More On ‘Arts & Raps’ (Video)

BJ The Chicago Kid said Future has a sippy cup… aaaand that’s where we get started with some serious snapping!! Then the kid (not BJ, one of the others) disses Hov… Yoooo! This video is hardcore, funny and more.

Rising and soulful singer, BJ The Chicago Kid, joins the show to answer, “Why Does Future Mumble?” See an interview of a lifetime in this week’s episode of All Def Digital’s Arts and Raps!

Plus, the kid can carry a tune. Great episode of Arts and Raps.

(And c’mon Hollywood. Make that ‘Equalizer’ sequel and cast BJ as the star; defending the hardware store against another gang of bad guys. Call it ‘Equalizer II: Security And Justice For All!’ Cut the check, and send it here. The kids’ll love it!)

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Thor: Ragnarok (Teaser Trailer)

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!
– Cinelinx

Rock’em sock’em on an intergalactic other-worldly level! But how in the Asgard did Hulk go from (literally) flying off into the sunset on the last Avengers movie to going the f**k off in the super-powered gladiator arena fighting Thor? No answers… yet. But an action packed teaser for the next Thor chapter… YES!

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Out Cold: How Long Does It Take To Get Frostbite? (Video)

So wind chill DOES matter. For real! All these years, since bus stop forecasts on the evening news weather reports to just now, I was thinking that wind chill was just a matter of comfort; how long you could ‘chill’ in the wind, so to speak. But naaaaah son, it’s real in the field (AND at the bus stop). It turns out that extreme cold, in concert with wind chill, can freeze uncovered extremities within MINUTES. Introducing… frostbite!

Yeah, I used the word ‘concert’ – but think more ‘lose your fist’ than pumping your fist to ‘Lose Yourself’ if you find yourself in the middle of a windy winter in Detroit without gloves and gear. Just saying.

Frostbite is a serious condition. Cold temperatures can cause the skin and tissue to start freezing, killing the cells. But, wind-chill can drastically change how long you’ll last.
– Tech Insider

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How Microaggressions Are Majorly Offensive (Video)

Still don’t fully understand what microaggressions are?
Here’s a metaphor you won’t forget!

Ohhh! So that’s what you call it when folks who don’t know any better (or who actually do, but wanna be azzholy-on-the-lowly) poke and pester you with patronizing platitudes that are actually coded putdowns… microaggressions!

You know, like if you are actually surprised that a Black guy, or a ‘blogger’ for that matter, actually knew those words I just used, could onomatopoeically employ them thusly, or even want to comment how surprised you are that I know a sesquipedalian word like ‘onomatopoeically’… Yeah, you’d be one of those microaggressors!

@ojones1

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Tito Montana – “Must Be Crazy” feat. Dave East (Video)

Tito Montana threw the switch and brought a monster to life with this one. Dave East on the feature. Featuring an audio sample from Dick Gregory schooling fools (once again) on America’s fear of the young Black male… You know a joint with all that “Must Be Crazy” (iTunes link to single below)!

Animated visuals, huh? A’ight let’s see ’em.

TITO MONTANA – MUST BE CRAZY FEAT. DAVE EAST

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Roots Picnic 2017 (Promotional Video)

Ha! Kinda dope (actually, really dope, and hilarious) ad for the 10th Annual Roots Picnic on June 3rd, 2017. Back to the lab with it. Animated.

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Blank On Blank: Nina Simone 1968 Interview (Video)

Back in the day renowned Italian national radio on-air personality Lilian Terry recorded a favorite, long-sought celeb interview – of Nina Simone – by the skin of her teeth. See, Nina being Nina… She did not make a habit of talking to White people. And Lillian almost missed out, because she had the complexion for rejection. However, once Nina found out Lillian was ‘from Egypt’ though (born in Cairo to a father from Malta and a mother from Italy), the two were formally introduced and found themselves talking about Nefertitti and the Pharoahs in no time. Only days later Lilian went to Nina’s house in Mt. Vernon, New York, and recorded this conversation.

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Tom Clancy’s “Ghost Recon Wildlands” Trailer: Open World Of The Wildlands (Video)

The once beautiful South American country of Bolivia is now a perilous narco-state; its citizenry suject to lawlessness, fear, and rampant violence every day. But you, Ghost Recon, are going in to change that… armed with your wits, any arms you can get your hands on, and absolutely no support or acknowledgement of your mission. So, are you in?

You may say no in real life, but in the realistic Wildlands, you would definitely consider it. And after you play this latest “Ghost Recon” trailer, you will probably be ready to join up (or at least play the game)!

@ojones1

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Tom Clancy’s “Ghost Recon Wildlands” Trailer: Mission Briefing (Video)

Damn. Anybody still hanging on to the old school video games? Who got Tecmo Super Bowl skills? You KNOW the Houston Oilers vs. anybody-who-wanna-get-whupped can happen, right? Heee… I’m just playing… but so not (who ya got). Old schooool game fam!

But nah. This game is NOT that. Tom Clancy storytelling stylings gone wilding in this ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ game. And peep, above; that’s just a TRAILER!

@ojones1

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MLB The Show 17 (Gameplay Reveal Trailer)

It’s here! The first official gameplay of The Show™ 17. Visit www.theshow.com to pre-order now. Get your first glimpse of Ken Griffey Jr. in action.
– PlayStation

Whether you like it, or love it, MLB The Show 17 has got a PlayStation Experience for YOU! The Gameplay Reveal Trailer above is enough to validate predictions of what a lot of dudes (and females, equal opportunity gamer-slackers…Hahaaa!) are going to be tied up doing. Nice action shots and dope choice of music. Here we go now!

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Comedy/Animation: Death Star Architect Speaks Out (Video)

Hilarious smothered in dope sauce! Dorkly scores with some uber-nerdcore 8-bit animated Star Wars humor. Dude said he has been Force Choked (bwaaahahaaa) over ‘failed’ supersized spacestation super-weapon’s design. Bwaaaahahaaa!

Okay. Well, we ought to at least hear him out, right?

@ojones1

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Eloh Kush x Dus – “B-Boy Bonanza” feat. John Robinson x El Da Sensi x A.G. x Stahhr (Video)

Damn. That’s a strong lineup. AND L-L-LOOK! It’s StaHHr! She’s ’bout to snap on a track again! That alone was occasion enough for me to take a look-see (and listen). And I am glad I did, because for some who still sleep, this is my opportunity to share some real essence of way back. Boom bap or get slapped. This is Hip-Hop family. So, have a seat and belly up to these BARZ. “B-Boy Bonanza” – buffet of choice lyrics from Eloh Kush & Dus, featuring John Robinson, EL Da Sensi, A.G. (of D.I.T.C.)… and StaHHr with the shutdown verse. Just a bump off that “Angeldus” LP. Dope!

ELOH KUSH – ANGELDUS (LP)

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Animation: GZA & RZA Have Been Hip-Hop Since They Were Kids (Video)

Nice! Boom Bap Nation dug and found this toonage of some GZA talk about back in the day with him and RZA growing up Hip-Hop… So true to it it likely cost RZA an azz whuppin as a young’n (at least once, hahaa)!

@ojones1

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Your Plane Might Get Struck By Lightning! It Happens More Often Than You Think (Video)

Welcome back to the work-week, Americans. Did you enjoy the holiday? Did you travel…by airplane? If you did, what are the chances it got struck by lightning? Probably a lot higher than you think! Peep the science.

Although the idea of your next flight being struck by lightning may be terrifying, it’s actually pretty common. Every airplane is stuck by lightning about once a year. The lights may flicker, but thanks to some smart engineering, the danger is low.
– Tech Insider

@ojones1

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Science: Why Don’t Ants Get Stuck In Traffic? (Video)

More smart programming produced by PBS Digital Studios. Brilliant insights in this vid on what ants have to teach us about building efficient traffic networks. Such simple solutions, but many seem impossible. Because they are? NO.

Because…us!

Just watch, and maybe remember this the next time you’re stuck in that road jam downtown.

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Blank On Blank: Stevie Wonder 2005 Interview (Video)

Incredible interview of the legend, Stevie Wonder, by British journalist Barney Hoskyns. The audio is good enough, but you know PBS Digital had to juice it up with animation in the best way. It is short but impactful nonetheless, esp. with Wonder talking about his first brush with racism.

“I think I discovered, you know, the whole thing of color when I went down South once, when my grandmother passed away,” the musician says in the video. “There were some kids, White kids that lived nearby or whatever, [that said], ‘Hey, n!gger!”

Wow.

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Jay Z Speaks On The Failed ‘War On Drugs’ (Video)

It’s only 4 minutes long, but it’s an impactful 4. Jay Z is speaking on the failures of the so-called War On Drugs, speaking specifically about its effects on New York (his hometown) and the double standards of the campaign.

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Technology: Airport Sleeping Pods (Video)

Traveling can be stressful. These futuristic pods will put you at ease and to sleep!

Right now, in the Abu Dhabi International Airport, weary travellers are getting a chance to get a nap. Think about that long layover, or missing that connector flight and having to wait many hours… but not quite a day… for the next. If you could find a quiet, secure place to relax & recharge at the airport, wouldn’t that be everything? Well, these airport sleeping pods are… EVERYTHING! Check ’em out, and keep your fingers crossed that they make their way to your terminal next botched flight.

@ojones1

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