One of them is by James Grim, who appears on numberphile from time to time. It's mostly about math tricks, puzzles or just interesting things. It's pretty laid back, kind of a mathematician's playground or whatever. It teaches you how to take embarassing information out of people.
The other one is by the same guy who makes numberphile, and it's called Philosophy File. It's pretty new and most videos are about movies, books or football, but dang i love hearing philosophers talk about whatever.
The randomized response thing is problematic for a few reasons:
It still assumes that people aren't lying. Even with a "proper" explanation that makes it clear that they don't necessarily know what card you're picking, there's still a decent amount of people who can easily lie or screw things up.
It only works on a large scale; if you take 20 people there's a fairly significant chance that (lying aside), doing it with a coin flip could produce like 14 heads and 6 tails.
It has practical uses, but I can never see it being at all useful in day to day life or for actually getting any info from people (especially not in the "one specific person" implication I originally thought you meant).
Oh yeah sorry I got everybody's hopes up! But I think it's an interesting idea to know about and fool around with.
And you CAN take information out of specific people, just slowly! For instance I now know with 75% certainty that my girlfriend picks her nose!
Is he... anti math?
Is her serious?
Looks liek somebody failed middle school and is still bitter about it.
And what is with the voices.
oh man. I am usually of the opinion that nostalgia greatly colors our perception of what's good and try to fight that perception. I Tend to rant against "X used to be better, now it sucks" (I think the new pokemon are perfectly valid, even though I do like the old ones better). That said, I have not seen a cartoon channel with this good of an intro in a LONG time. I am willing to be proven wrong, and I'm not saying all these cartoons were good (not a cow&chicken fan), but this channel was golden.
Yeah, wasn't a fan of the Ren & Stimpy-esque shows like Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel, Catdog, etc. And some of them were just hit or miss, like Johnny Bravo or Grim & Mandy, but Powerpuff Girls, Courage, Ed Edd n Eddy, Samurai Jack, Dexter's Lab (except for the 1-button labcoat seasons) all of them were amazing, and shows that I remember watching as an entire family. (Jack, Dexter, and Powerpuff Girls especially. Lauren Faust, dude, seriously, FiM isn't the first time she made a supposedly for girls show everyone loved.)
I hate the whole "omg stuff today sucks, nostalgic stuff is so much better" attitude too, because there were just as many shitty shows out there that we've just forgotten about as there are relative to the good shows now. But oldschool Cartoon Network didn't just have the lion's share of the good ones, you can see they put honest effort into EVERYTHING about their channel. They really did honestly love cartoons.
See CR's piece on Groovies for some examples. Its also what reminded me of this intro.
Also, I realized that I've had that synth-y "naaa na na-na-na" part of the song in my head for YEARS afterwards.
In a similar vein:
Okay, this video is pretty damn awesome and hilarious, but it's pretty damn vulgar. I'd suggest headphones and I'm putting it in spoilers in case of wary mothers/children/bosses.
I AM LORD NONSEQUITOR, HARBINGER OF PURPLE FADING HASHBROWNS!
Snake venom + blood (spoilered for gorey):
I don't what kind of snake this venom is from unfortunately :/
Animusic 3 is finally going to become a thing. SO HYPED.
From what I gather, they'll do it whether or not the kickstarter goes through, its just a matter of doing it within the next year, or the next several via their old individual funding method.
They reworked their software so they can theoretically release an entire album/DVD of animations in a year, instead of three. (Or due to all this programming stuff, five) Which hopefully means not just one, but several.
The basic concept for the unfamiliar is, they made an animation program that converts music into videos. So literally everything you hear played in the song has a corresponding action on the screen.
I highly recommend watching this in fullscreen to appreciate that fact.
They've been doing this sort of thing since the 90's, and Animusic since 2001. The animation is still gorgeous today.
I'm not a fan of brostep but holy crap this guy:
It's stuff like this that makes me wish I could dance