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Movie: New Star Trek Trailer

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New feast for trekkies is coming with a new Star Trek movie to hit the theaters next May. And from the trailer(s) (see below) it looks like this one might become one of the best ever.

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The Time Machine: An Interactive YouTube Adventure

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The first interactive video game created with YouTube’s new Annotation feature.

At the end of each episode viewers can take a decision and are branched to different follow up videos. The plot is three friends traveling with a time machine (yes we know). So far there are 9 videos online.

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Humor: Monty Python YouTube Channel

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Finally some of the greatest Monty Python sketches have been made available in high quality from the source.

So far there are 24 videos including “Always look on the bright side …”, “Lumberjack Song”, “Job Interview”, “Four Yorkshiremen”, “Black Knight” and “Killer Rabbit” to name a few.

Guys, you can do better, where’s the “Spanish Inquisition”, “The Funniest Joke” and all the other great ones you’ve done!

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Data-Visualization: Ensuring the Future of Food

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A Sims style data-visualization by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery explaining some of the complex networks around how food arrives on tables in Japan and the food industry.

Worth watching for the graphics alone.

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Animation: Burn-E

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A great teaser for Pixar’s new DVD available from End of January 2009.

Like always from Pixar animation at its best.

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The 2007 Mafia Inc. Balance Sheet

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It looks like it was another very good year for Mafia Inc. in Italy.

With corruption and bribery on the rise almost everywhere the Neo-Liberals got a foot in the door and with the worldwide financial crisis 2008 might turn out to become even better.

With the Neo-Liberal deregulations and the loss of business ethics, new business practices that were just a few years ago considered as criminal and prosecuted as such together with the vacuum created by the loss of values, no wonder bribery and corruption is on the rise, and everybody seems to be doing it not necessarily because they want so, but because they are forced to.

Single persons to get a favor or place someone on an important position, companies to get contracts, and governments on a really, really big scale. And who would be surprised that at the same time these governments have…

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