An Annotated Filmography of Charlie Chaplin

Director and/or star of many of the greatest films ever made including The Great Dictator yt (2:05:16) [Globe scene yt and the eternally goosebump providing Final speech yt ], The Immigrant yt (20:01), The Gold Rush yt (1:11:49), City Lights yt(1:22:40), Modern Times yt (1:27:01), and Monsieur Verdoux yt (1:59:03), Charlie Chaplin’s movies have entered the public domain in most countries. Below the fold is an annotated list of all 82 of his official short and feature films in chronological order, as well as several more, with links to where you can watch them; it’s not like you had work to do right?

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The cosmos is also within us, we’re made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos, to know itself.

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is a thirteen-part television series of one hour shows written by Carl SaganAnn Druyan, and Steven Soter, that was aired at the tail end of 1980 and was – at the time – the most widely watched series in the history of American public television. It is best introduced by an audio excerpt of one of his books, The Pale Blue Dot,

Inside is a complete annotated collection of the series.

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You collect 4,276 lbs of buffalonium, but your wagon can only carry 3 lbs more.

Spanning one-ninth of the earth’s circumference across three continents, the Roman Empire ruled a quarter of humanity through complex networks of political power, military domination and economic exchange. These extensive connections were sustained by premodern transportation and communication technologies that relied on energy generated by human and animal bodies, winds, and currents. Conventional maps that represent this world as it appears from space signally fail to capture the severe environmental constraints that governed the flows of people, goods and information. Cost, rather than distance, is the principal determinant of connectivity. For the first time, ORBIS allows us to express Roman communication costs in terms of both time and expense. By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity.

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This is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

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The art of mindfulness

I was at sailing camp on the West River of the Chesapeake Bay almost a decade ago and he was the more experienced of the instructors. He was a short but large man with thick leathery skin and hard blue eyes with a way of asking for things in such a way as they’d get done and teaching skills in such a way as they were learned. The moment he walked onto a boat no one called him Jack any more, he was Skipper, and it was just so natural to call him that. So, one day towards the end of our trip around the bay at a campfire, he tells us this story of how he learned not to sail.

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My collection of molecular movies

There has been a new discipline developing in molecular biology for some time now, Bioanimation Projects have ranged in size from WEHI‘s colossal compilation to Harvard Biovision‘s magnum opus “Inner Life of the Cell” to commercially produced masterpieces to smaller projects by university PIs and enthusiasts.

Here is my collection,

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Why are Christians so concerned about sex?

When English interpretations of the New Testament talk about ‘sexual immorality’ they Courtisane recevant l'un de ses clientsare really translating the Greek word porneia (πορνεία), it’s used almost every time the topic of sex comes up and often when talking about the worst sins in general. If you can really grok what Paul was talking about as he uses the root for the word over and over again (it appears 32 times in the New Testament) then the rest falls into place. Now porneia has always been translated into Latin as fornication, while being understood by many conservatives to just be a 1:1 stand in for ‘any sexual expression not between husband and wife’. However, Porneia in post-classical Koine  Greek did not mean generic sexual sin, or even sex outside of marriage, at all exactly and neither did fornication in actual Latin. The truth, like in many things, is a little bit more complicated and a lot more interesting

Courtesan receiving a client
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TRIGGER WARNINGS AHEAD FOR DEPICTIONS OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN CLASSICAL GREECE, ALSO AN NSFW VASE. (SFW version)

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Why are Christians so concerned about sex? SFW

When English interpretations of the New Testament talk about ‘sexual immorality’ they Courtisane recevant l'un de ses clientsare really translating the Greek word porneia (πορνεία), it’s used almost every time the topic of sex comes up and often when talking about the worst sins in general. If you can really grok what Paul was talking about as he uses the root for the word over and over again (it appears 32 times in the New Testament) then the rest falls into place. Now porneia has always been translated into Latin as fornication, while being understood by many conservatives to just be a 1:1 stand in for ‘any sexual expression not between husband and wife’. However, Porneia in post-classical Corinthian Greek did not mean generic sexual sin, or even sex outside of marriage, at all exactly and neither did fornication in actual Latin. The truth, like in many things, is a little bit more complicated and a lot more interesting

Courtesan receiving a client
(Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Courtesan_client_NAMA_12778.jpg)

TRIGGER WARNINGS AHEAD FOR DEPICTIONS OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN CLASSICAL GREECE.

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