I tend to stay away from longer videos; generally, I'd rather read for 15 minutes than watch a video for that period. But this is a good one: John Hodgman explains that most of our current problems are rooted in the ages-old conflict between the nerds and the jocks. It was kind of eerie how many of his quiz questions I could answer, and by his standards I am way out there on the nerd end of the spectrum. He ends on a rather touching and hopeful note. My only quibble is that it might have been even funnier if Obama had been miked.
Earth Day, the Geological Perspective
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