The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles Sings ‘True Colors’ for the ‘It Gets Better’ Project

via Towleroad.com This gave me chills and made me weep. This is what my 15 year-old self needed to hear. But back then we didn’t have YouTube and Facebook. Share it and the kids that need the message today will find it. This is how social technolo…

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This gave me chills and made me weep. This is what my 15 year-old self needed to hear. But back then we didn’t have YouTube and Facebook. Share it and the kids that need the message today will find it. This is how social technology makes real impact in individual lives. Amazing.

We’re all just petri dishes with shoes.

Valerie Brown has a long, humbling piece on the micro-organisms that make up “the vast majority ??? estimated by many scientists at 90 percent ??? of the cells in what you think of as your body”: Researchers have found several reasons to believe that …

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Valerie Brown has a long, humbling piece on the micro-organisms that make up “the vast majority, estimated by many scientists at 90 percent, of the cells in what you think of as your body”:

Researchers have found several reasons to believe that bacteria affect the mental health of humans. For one thing, bacteria produce some of the same types of neurotransmitters that regulate the function of the human brain. The human intestine contains a network of neurons, and the gut network routinely communicates with the brain. Gut bacteria affect that communication. “The bugs are talking to each other, and they’re talking to their host, and their host talks back,” Young says. The phrase “gut feeling” is probably, literally true.

(Image by Jake Lewis. It can be bought here and here.)

Hat tip Andrew Sullivan.

My Wilderness Downtown postcard

I highly recommend this fabulous interactive film/video for Arcade Fire. http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/ Technically and artistically brilliant, I felt it made a great impact by integrating my old childhood address into the storyline. When g…

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I highly recommend this fabulous interactive film/video for Arcade Fire. http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/

Technically and artistically brilliant, I felt it made a great impact by integrating my old childhood address into the storyline. When given an opportunity to send a postcard back to that younger version of myself, I felt compelled to give him comfort. He experienced some really difficult, painful times. But he turned out ok.

Trippy video for your next acid trip: “The Music Scene”

via vimeo.com An animated mind melt into a post human New York where TV and animals rule. All cast to the sincerely melodic soul of Blockhead’s ‘The Music Scene.’


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An animated mind melt into a post human New York where TV and animals rule. All cast to the sincerely melodic soul of Blockhead’s ‘The Music Scene.’