Friday, August 03, 2007

Common Improbable Events

Ever witness an improbable event ? You think how lucky you are. Then you think how many improbable events are there out there waiting to happen. Surely there are allot more possible improbable events than there are possible common events. Clowns throwing boomerangs in the middle of a herd of cows is one improbable event. But change it a little and you have another one. So the chances of coming across at least a few improbable events is quite high.

Best Movies II

Great Documentaries

Bowling for Columbine, 2002
Sketches of Frank Gehry, 2005

Good Movies

Breach, 2007
Children of Men
Pan's Labyrinth, 2006 (watch second time with director's commentary )
Freedom Writers, 2007
Penn & Teller's Magic and Mystery Tour, 2003

Good Documentaries

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
American Movie
The Corporation, 2004 ( lots of extras on dvd )
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, 2006
The God Who Wasn't There, 2005
Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times, 2002
Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause, 2003

My previous list of movies ... Best Movies I.

Radio Lab

There are lots of science and good stories at the podcasts of RadioLab.