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Selected Movie & Article Links

Below are links to a sampling of our best, most interesting, infuriating, or just plain funny movies, articles, and essays. Selections for this list are entirely arbitrary. Feel free to make suggestions! The-Ave.US has over 18,500 postings, so this isn’t an index.

MOVIE SHORTS

Apollo 11 Countdown (4:43 min., genre: documentary — click here)

Black Hole (2:42 min., genre: science fiction — click here)

Cloud Waterfall (5:00 min., genre: nature — click here)

Cow Cuddling (4:13 min., genre: health and wellness — click here)

Daisy and Cooper Share Ice Cream (0:42 min., genre: humor — click here)

Dog Loves Diving Into Leaf Piles (1:07 min., genre: humor — click here)

Funny FAT Animals (6:20 min., genre: animated short — click here)

Geico Chicken Commercial (0:29 min., genre: humor — click here)

Looking Ahead to the Future II, the Years of Repair (8:58 min., genre: social activism — click here)

Modern Educayshun (7:20 min., genre: horror — click here)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (excerpt, 2:00 min., genre: comedy — click here)

Oh Sheep! (6:36 min., genre: animated short — click here)

Revenge of the Roadkill Rabbit (9:57 min., genre: spoof horror — click here)

Sheep on Trampoline (0:34 min., genre: humor — click here)

“That” Pepsi Commercial (3:07 min., genre: music video — click here)

The Dentist (6:37 min., genre: western — click here)

Wildebeest (0:59 min., genre: animated short — click here)

FEATURE LENGTH MOVIES

Battle of Nagashino (excerpt; 11:49 min., genres: historical drama — click here)

King Petar the First: Vivodvan’s Bells 1914 (excerpt; 25:15 min., genre: war — click here)

Matewan (133:07 min., genre: historical drama — click here)

Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (92:20 min., genre: drama — click here)

The Edge (119:58 min., genre: Russian feature-length drama — click here)

SERIOUS ARTICLES & ESSAYS

A brief history of democracy (1/26/21; 274 words — click here)

Vox article says, “Kicking people off social media isn’t about free speech.” Or is it? (1/21/21; 794 words — click here)

How to finally realize you’re a crummy writer (1/3/21; 16 words — click here)

Was the Civil War about slavery? (10/25/20; 1,546 words — click here)

Want to be a lawyer? (10/11/20; 506 words — click here)

Walking a tightrope between America’s two competing philosophies (9/17/20; 995 words — click here)

Reflections on writing (8/27/20; 491 words — click here)

What I think of today’s journalism (8/23/20; 25 words — click here)

Dr. Steve Schwartz, being Jewish, and the Holocaust (8/22/20; 706 words — click here)

How dangerous is QAnon? (8/21/20; 585 words — click here)

The reasons for going to college and what you learn there, (8/16/20; 1,764 words — click here)

Russia’s Vietnam (8/15/20; 2,158 words — click here)

Was Lincoln right to preserve the Union by force? (7/23/20; 692 words — click here)

Oklahoma tribes win big Supreme Court victory (7/10/20; 703 words — click here)

A liberal view of business regulation (5/3/15; 768 words — click here)

Before the Big Bang (5/4/14; 1,564 words — click here)

MISCELLANEOUS

This blog’s commenting rules in effect from 4/16/20 – 1/29/21 — click here

How this blog has evolved since its founder’s death (10/22/20; 326 words — click here)

How to unblock NBC websites — click here

FEATURED ARTICLES FROM ARCHIVES

Tamir Rice’s rap sheet (5/29/15; 31 words — click here)

You don’t have to be crazy to drive this road but it helps (2/16/15; 109 words — click here)

The most unpardonable sin an academic can commit (2/20/24; 528 words — click here)

GENERAL INTEREST

Primer on home backup generators (2/17/21; 1,238 words — click here)

Creating a home gym (1/26/21; 907 words — click here)

Easy way to open cardboard boxes (12/27/20; 105 words — click here)

The greatest threats to humanity (10/25/20; 348 words — click here)

The Frost ornithopter (10/24/20; 214 words — click here)

It’s not a bargain if you don’t need it (8/29/20; 129 words — click here)

How to bag groceries (8/22/20; 554 words — click here)

Third hottest temperature? (8/18/20; 106 words — click here)

Ferdinand the Bull charges firemen battling So. Cal. wildfire (8/15/20, 83 words — click here)

New analysis suggests D. B. Cooper splashed down in the Columbia River (8/4/20; 401 words — click here)

Hallelujah, I found a can opener that works!!! (8/4/20; 487 words — click here)

An engagement photo for a lifetime (7/22/20; comet photo — click here)

CURRENT EVENTS

Former Aussie PM: How the U.S. and China could avoid war (2/15/21; 1,558 words — click here)

China vs. Taiwan (2/4/21; 202 words with links to resources — click here)

Compilation of Capitol riot stories (1/7/21; 19 links to news reports — click here)

Jerry Falwell Jr. is in hot water (8/7/20; 74 words — click here)

WHO warns of “long road back” (8/3/20; 473 words — click here)

“Black lives matter” explained (7/17/20; 122 words — click here)

Is “All Lives Matter” hate speech? (7/5/20; 345 words — click here)

What’s wrong with “white lives matter”? (6/23/20; 453 words — click here)

POLITICS

In defense of Sen. Joe Manchin (3/7/21; 1,104 words — click here)

Understanding politics (2/18/21; 46 words — click here)

Whither the filibuster? (1/29/21; 1,493 words — click here)

Archive of Trump and 2020 election links (1/20/21; 27 links to The-Ave.US posts — click here)

Those silly maps of “red” counties don’t mean a darn thing (12/17/20; 213 words — click here)

GOP senator disparages democracy (10/9/20; 2,157 words — click here)

Rightwing media’s shrieking grievance peddlers (10/4/20; 802 words — click here)

“A Tea Partier Just Called Me Communist,” by Conceptual Guerilla (10/2/20; 810 words — click here)

“Defeat the Right in Three Minutes,” by Conceptual Guerilla (10/2/20; 2,579 words — click here)

What living in a “republic” means (8/31/20; 23 words — click here)

Kamala Harris was born in California, but birthers argue she can’t be vice president. (8/13/20; 971 words — click here)

Is something wrong with America’s voters? (7/16/20; 544 words; essay, liberal viewpoint — click here)

CONGRATULATIONS: Sawant makes $200,000! (6/17/15; 276 words — click here)

GENERAL HUMOR, SATIRE, and TONGUE-IN-CHEEK

Gary Larson “Far Side” cartoons embedded in articles (click here, here)

If obituaries were honest (11/13/15; 604 words — click here)

The Art of Getting Disbarred For Perjury (12/16/13; 1,751 words — click here)

POLITICAL HUMOR & SATIRE

They’re in a bus! They’re antifa! (8/30/20; 960 words — click here)

1981 High School Football Team Photo Leaves Little Doubt that Michelle Obama Was Born Michael Robinson (3/27/15; 1,259 words — click here)

  • Debunking the absurd claim that Michelle Obama is transgender (9/15/20; 304 words — click here)
  • About that “1981” article (8/17/20; 209 words — click here)
  • Kamala Harris is a man! (8/15/20; 225 words — click here)
  • But was Donald Trump born Donna Trump? (8/15/20; 265 words — click here)
  • A Post on TA breaks 700! Go figure (6/13/16 — click here)

BOOKS

3 Compact War Histories (8/19/20; book titles and authors — click here)

“A Warning” by Anonymous (12/3/19, 875 words; book review — click here)

Joachim Fest’s “Hitler” (3/10/16; 1,350 words; book review — click here)

“House of Debt” by Mian and Sufi (10/26/14; 2,228 words; book review — click here)

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