1. ‘Mitch Was a Writer’ (11 Minutes)
“I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.” That classic line came from Mitch Hedberg, and this stirring “Modern Comedian” documentary features his widow Lynn Shawcroft speaking about Hedberg’s writing and creative inspiration. Hedberg died in 2005.
5. Louis CK on Saying ‘I’m Sorry’ (6 Minutes)
A Louis CK short film on teaching children (and adults) the art of apologizing.
7. Olga Korbut’s 1972 Olympic Gymnastics Performance
Here’s what the Olympics looked like 40 years ago: The Belarusian-born Korbut’s silver medal-winning routine on the uneven bars.
9. Biohackers: A Journey Into Cyborg America (13 Minutes)
(Warning: Graphic) A feature story and short documentary from The Verge’s Ben Popper, who investigates the “grinder” culture of people who are attempting to use technology to hack their bodies.
12. TED Talk: ‘Dare to Disagree’ (13 Minutes)
However, some of us *are* TED fans. Here’s one of their most-saved clips of the week, featuring entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan.
14. Kelly Oxford & Rainn Wilson Chat in a Sweaty Van (6:37)
The two comedians take to a creepy van to talk about writing, the creative process and parenting.
16. That New Mumford & Sons Song
The song is called “I Will Wait.” What do you think? Are we into it?
17. Americans Want to Live in a Much More Equal Country (They Just Don’t Realize It)
Behavioral economist and Duke professor Dan Ariely wanted to ask a new question about income inequality: What do we think is the “ideal” distribution of wealth? Here’s what he found.
19. The Colors of Evil (4 Minutes)
An animated Pixar-meets-Satan tale created by students Phillip Simon and Alyse Miller at the Ringling College of Art and Design.
20. The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers
From the new I Files investigate journalism channel on YouTube, here’s the Center for Investigative Reporting on the environmental costs of our meat-eating.
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- Top Democrats are demanding House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes remove himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the election.
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- Samsung announced plans to refurbish and sell some of the 4.3 million explosive Galaxy Note7 phones it recalled last year📱🔥