Yoga - with dogs It started in the US, when a growing band of health-conscious dog owners wanted a way of combining their favourite exercise with spending quality time with their pets. Now 'Doga' - yoga with dogs - is growing in popularity in the UK, mainly thanks to the efforts of Swiss-born yoga teacher Mahny Djahanguiri. She runs classes in London for people and their pets, and while the dogs do not really get a yoga workout themselves, they certainly play a part in some of the poses. 54 Hilarious Protest Signs We Can ALL Get Behind Freedom of speech and political protest are some of the greatest traditions in the United States, but sometimes they can get a little serious. What better way to lighten the mood than these clever, funny, and just plain weird signs? Down with them! Image: The Chive Not quite angry enough to come up with an original slogan, though… But what about in the Senate?
Job Interview Shakespeare Solos: watch the first six films Adrian Lester, Hamlet ‘To be or not to be’ Adrian Lester performs Hamlet’s soliloquy from act III, scene 1, in which the prince reflects on mortality and considers taking his own life. Chimp In Cocaine Study Starts Lying To Friends ATLANTA—Concerned workers at the National Primate Research Center said Bobo, a 5-year-old chimpanzee participating in a 16-month cocaine study, was observed this week lying to the faces of friends, family, and staff. "Our goal was to determine how large doses of the stimulant would improve or impair the chimpanzee's ability to perform memory and language tasks," said primatologist Daniel Martin, the project's lead researcher. "What we found was that cocaine not only disrupted Bobo's concentration and recall, but it also caused him to lie, cheat, and emotionally manipulate those around him." Continued Martin, "Essentially, Bobo has become an asshole." According to researchers, initial results of the study were promising, with Bobo energetically completing cognition tests in record times. A researcher chronicles Bobo's descent into thievery and lies.
Monty Python's Flying Circus - "Working Class Playwright" The Story of Bottled Water - The Story of Stuff Project The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day), employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows virtually free from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call for viewers to make a personal commitment to avoid bottled water and support public investment in clean, available tap water for all. Credits The Story of Bottled Water was co-created and released by The Story of Stuff Project and a coalition of partners, including Corporate Accountability International, Food & Water Watch, Polaris Institute, Pacific Institute and Environmental Working Group.
In pictures: The 12 Labours of... Putin In Greek mythology, Heracles, or Hercules, the son of Zeus, performed 12 labours: a dozen incredibly difficult and highly dangerous tasks. But slaying the Neamean lion or battling the Lernaean hydra must have been a walk in the park, compared to what Vladimir Putin has had to deal with. At least, that's the impression you get from this bizarre exhibition. Monty Python - The architect sketch VOSTFR 7 Days in Hell: HBO's tennis mockumentary is a grand slam What’s the name of the show? 7 Days in Hell When does it premiere? Saturday 11 July at 10pm EST on HBO. What is this show? Disguised as an HBO sports documentary, this is the fictional account of the world’s longest tennis match, which took place in the summer of 2001 and lasted for seven straight days.
The Washington Post Folsom, Pa. The Johnson family’s neighborhood, just a half-hour southwest of Philadelphia, is made up of the neat, modest brick houses that sprang up all across postwar America. It was not a happy home. Robert, his father, had studied to become an artist before giving it up to become a machinist. Marion, his mother, is paralyzed by anxiety and depression. Cannabis enhances excuse-making ability REGULAR cannabis smoking boosts the part of the brain that invents excuses. The Institute for Studies found that people who smoke skunk daily are 84 per cent more effective at explaining why they had failed to do things. Professor Henry Brubaker said: “Stoners’ brains evolve this amazing capacity to make up bullshit excuses which, although unconvincing, are at least creative. “Long-term cannabis users show extensive growth in the ninth ventricle, the region of the brain that deals with responsibility avoidance.” Inveterate pothead Roy Hobbs said: “I was supposed to pay the council tax but somehow a wild boar got in the garden and I had to chase it out which took all day.
Modern Family iPhone Episode: "Connection Lost" and Storytelling By the time you reach your sixth year of anything, you’ve got to find new ways to keep it interesting. Last night’s Modern Family tried something new: The entire episode, running more than 21 minutes, was filmed on iPhones and other Apple devices, with the familiar backdrop of a computer desktop. Seen from Claire’s perspective, the episode follows all the main characters as they interact online. Since “Connection Lost” aired, much has been made of how the episode focuses on Apple products, or how the cast and crew pulled off filming it, or how it speaks to themes of communication within a family. Across the board, the attention is on the technology itself.