The Interesting Articles, Documentaries and Videos Thread
#1
I am creating this thread for sharing interesting shit. Any article or video that is something interesting about life, travel, self-improvement, etc or is just something funny. 

Unfortunately the imbedding feature still isn't working so youtube videos will have to be linked and a brief description attached.

This is a 20min documentary by a VICE journalist, back before they sucked, traveling with Russian pilots who fly busted up airplanes around Congo. The journalist is a cute American girl who surprisingly is quite pleasant. The old pilots live communally and fly every day and share meals and drinks in the evening. Their evening meals kind of reminded me of that prison meal scene from Goodfellas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epYiIMl4W4U
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#2
This doc on mushrooms is supposed to awesome. I haven't got to see it yet as it's only in cinemas.

https://fantasticfungi.com/screenings/
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#3
I highly recommend the documentary called American Factory.





I actually do have hobbies and interests that have nothing to do with China. However, this is one of the most insightful things I've seen in a while and I think it says more about the US than it does about China in some ways.

A bit slow, but definitely worth a watch. They somehow got things on camera that I can't believe they were willingly allowed to film.

Another great one that I watched recently.





If you watched the original (or even if you didn't), you'll probably love this film. It can be entertaining even if it doesn't change your mind about anything and you don't give a damn.
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#4
Two hamsters spinning on a toy set to Hans Zimmer's Interstellar music. It's more funny if you've seen the movie and remember the docking scene. It's stupid and hilarious.

https://youtu.be/1Zn958rN-H4
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#5
Rather than re-post all my comments, here's a link to the thread I started on RVF with a similar theme:

https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-26172.html
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#6
(02-01-2020, 04:28 AM)Suits Wrote: I highly recommend the documentary called American Factory.

Watched this tonight while doing another task and it was pretty good. It was funny how the Chinese would say "laowai" and the subtitle translation was "American" instead of "foreigner".

I imagine the chairman guy brings a load of paid hotties on his private jet for routine orgies, at least when he's in China. He's got the money for it!
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(02-02-2020, 05:15 AM)WorldConquest Wrote:
(02-01-2020, 04:28 AM)Suits Wrote: I highly recommend the documentary called American Factory.

Watched this tonight while doing another task and it was pretty good. It was funny how the Chinese would say "laowai" and the subtitle translation was "American" instead of "foreigner".

I imagine the chairman guy brings a load of paid hotties on his private jet for routine orgies, at least when he's in China. He's got the money for it!

Ya, I noticed that too.

I wish they would have made some comment on that, that these Chinese people were in the US and they were still calling actual locals foreigners.

I generally object when people refer to me as a foreigner even in China. I'm Canadian. I have an identity. Don't refer to me with a blanket term for outsiders that robs me of that.
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#8
I'm never been offended by being called a gringo in Latin America or a gaijin in Japan, it doesn't matter.

I may watch that show on Netflix but I know it will just piss me off, fucking Chinese people China ruining the world.
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(02-02-2020, 07:04 AM)SC87 Wrote: I'm never been offended by being called a gringo in Latin America or a gaijin in Japan, it doesn't matter.

I may watch that show on Netflix but I know it will just piss me off, fucking Chinese people China ruining the world.

The film is a more sympathetic take than that.
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#10
MLB pitcher Daniel Norris, of the Detroit Tigers, makes three million dollars a year. And he lives out of his 1970's van full time and spends the off season traveling around the country surfing. Dude is a Christian and has some interesting things to say about minimalism, perfecting yourself to the best of your ability in something you love, and the importance of self reflection and how they are the real keys to happiness.

He's a cancer survivor, showers at work and does pullups at Walmart carriage return stations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKPa3uVddbU
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#11
Damn, I will have to check that out. Some interesting suggestions already. Lemme think on some others.
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#12
Jack Donovan on violence (10min read):

Great read on how integral violence is in our society

https://www.counter-currents.com/2011/12...is-golden/



WaitbutWhy on artificial intelligence (1-2h read):

Really clear and concise explanation of artificial intelligence, singularity and how it might change our world.

https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificia...ion-1.html


WaitbutWhy on Elon Musk, he tries to figure out his method how he can attain so much:

https://waitbutwhy.com/2017/03/elon-musk...eries.html


RibbonFarm on the ''human complete problem' (30-40min read):

I think Venkatesh Rao is one of the smartest people I've ever encountered
very interesting read, hard for me to explain as I don't understand it very well myself. 

https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2016/03/31/hu...-problems/



Not sure how much content I can dump hereTongue so I will keep it to this for now
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#13
This article about OKCupid is old, from 2012, but it's inteeresting. The experiment played out about as you would expect. The male thirst is extreme. Women get tons of interest, but most of it is from beta choads, with most men offering a lot of compliments.


[Image: okcupidfake.jpeg]
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#14
The Bizarre World of Fake Martial Arts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjbSCEhmjJA
Honk
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#15
This YT video can go here, because it's technically interesting. However, my main reason for posting it is that it is hysterical.



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#16
What a fucking legend : - )

Groucho Marx on the Dick Cavette Show, 1969 (full -- 54 minutes), in glorious NTSC format/dimensions.





** Note: the youtube embedding fix is to use video embed button on the STW post toolbar and use the full youtube url and attach &feature=youtu.be to the end of it.
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#17
This is damn thought-provoking.  What would "people on the street" answer to the same questions today?  Could be a good inroad for an aspiring, on the street, cam-man today.  Also, I'm in total agreement about speech patterns and dressing style -- No frumps, backpacks, slang, or gym-shoes.  





** BONUS: step into your time-machine and rate the ladies and who you'd make the play for first. I mark the typist as a very doable 7/10, but I'd probably go for "ms bureaucracy/government" first just to see -- she seems fun ; - )
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#18
^^^^ Very cool video. People were so curious back then. It seems like a simple walk down the street in the 70s could at any point turn into an adventure.
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(02-14-2020, 06:10 AM)Navyblue42 Wrote: ^^^^ Very cool video. People were so curious back then. It seems like a simple walk down the street in the 70s could at any point turn into an adventure.

I was a little bored and not especially impressed with the video. The people didn't seem all that special or well dressed to me. Of course there are going to be guys in suits on Wall Street.

If anything, they just seemed clueless and uninsightful to me.
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#20
1987 vs 2014 at the same 7-11 gas station.

Fuck, I wish I grew up in the 80's.

1987:





2014:



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