I am shock at this video. Russell Brand continues to demonstrate that he’s incredibly smart, and that he has a better grasp on real news that TV news anchors. This is one of the most condescending fluff approaches I’ve seen on TV news, and Brand is clearly freaked out by it, then decides to try to save it by offering lessons in manners, focus, and actual news.
After you’re done watching this, read this interview Gawker did with Russell Brand about Bradley Manning: “What’s actually important? A human being doing a thing that was quite bold—possibly from a position of some personal trauma—but that regardless has brought attention to important stuff. We all know that shit goes on! But he’s brought palpable, tangible evidence of mendacious—oh no, don’t want to use that word again—conduct apparently for the protection or for the furtherment of the American people.”
Seems that someone was clearly underestimated this morning.
This wss honestly one of the most amazing non-maddow news segments I have ever seen. On a side note, the way Brand destroyed the entire construct of that news setting while simultaneously making all the female anchors want him (not subtly at all) and all the male anchors want to be him was frighteningly enjoyable.
Photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around Nagoya City, Japan. By keeping the camera’s shutter open at a low aperture Cyan captures every bioluminescent flash of each insect resulting in dotted light trails that criss-cross the frame.