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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Absent-Minded Professor" (1961)

    11/11/2012 12:20:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1961 | Walt Disney
    The absolutely disastrous past week America had prompts the pick for this week's feature. For a little levity(in both senses of the word), the film that introduced flubber(flying rubber) to our popular culture, the Disney sci-fi comedy classic, "The Absent-Minded Professor". One of the best of the Disney studio's live action films made when Walt was still with us. Absolutely the best part of the film can be found at 1:32:16-1:33:06, especially 1:32:44 to 1:32:55.
  • Self-healing rubber bounces back

    02/20/2008 6:53:56 PM PST · by BGHater · 36 replies · 346+ views
    BBC ^ | 20 Feb 2008 | Roland Pease
    The material in action A material that is able to self-repair even when it is sliced in two has been invented by French researchers.The as-yet-unnamed material - a form of artificial rubber - is made from vegetable oil and a component of urine. The substance, described in the journal Nature, produces surfaces when cut that retain a strong chemical attraction to each other. Pieces of the material join together again as if never parted without the need for glue or a special treatment. This remarkable property comes from careful engineering of the molecules in the material. The French researchers...
  • Michael Moore Statement on Canadian Election

    01/20/2006 5:33:30 PM PST · by johnmecainrino · 34 replies · 1,389+ views
    Michael Moore ^ | January 20, 2006 | Michael Moore
    Michael Moore Statement on Canadian Election Michael Moore is currently in production on his next movie. As an avid lover of all things Canadian, he has issued the following statement regarding Canada's upcoming election on Monday: Oh, Canada -- you're not really going to elect a Conservative majority on Monday, are you? That's a joke, right? I know you have a great sense of humor, and certainly a well-developed sense of irony, but this is no longer funny. Maybe it's a new form of Canadian irony -- reverse irony! OK, now I get it. First, you have the courage to...