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Digital scrapbook IV

Outstanding anti-smoking video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gV9_P2Oc3U

Write like the wind, George R.R. Martin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7lp3RhzfgI

Books that shaped America:

http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/books-that-shaped-america/

The evolution of print:

And who says the world is without irony?

Dettifoss, Iceland, Prometheus, and Ridley Scott in one video:

http://vimeo.com/43258575

http://icelandwantstobeyourfriend.tumblr.com/

Code Club, the Interview. It does help if you know something about the Internet and British royalty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxhGIajRsq4

The future is ours:

http://vimeo.com/44658040

I just wanna play ball:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1ighxU1vYw

Wedding announcement:

http://jessandruss.us/

My dad weighs 15 pounds:

http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2012/06/26/all-about-my-dad/

101 year old driver and 1931 Packard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHwwwJ83oWo

CNN, the Supreme Court, and health care reform, in Tweets:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/the-25-funniest-obamacare-tweets

Moving to Canada to escape socialized medicine:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/people-moving-to-canada-because-of-obamacare

Affordable Care Cat:

http://affordablecarecat.com/

We Stopped Dreaming

Two video clips that argue “we stopped dreaming,” trading in exploration and experimentation for hedonism, extravagance and, in some cases, expediency:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbIZU8cQWXc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFO2usVjfQc

Narration by Neal deGrasse Tyson, with video by NASA, NOAA and a host of other sources.

It is worth noting that many of our nation’s fondest achievements were the result of periods of depression and recession. Hoover Dam and Grand Coulee Dam were built during the Great Depression, and the Empire State Building was not only built, but massively overbuilt. If you visit Empire State Building, with its massive stone walls and Art Deco panels, think of it and then consider the tasteless, odorless, utterly dehumanizing boxes currently being constructed because of “the economy.”

Tyson is right: our malaise is one of imagination, not spreadsheets and economic projections. We need to dream — big.