How to save money on gas, and keep your cake from going stale. Plus comedian and chronic hat-wearer Judah Friedlander from 30 Rock helps you avoid hat hair, and director James Cameron helps you get to the bottom of the ocean (alive).
“The funny thing about that sequence where Coach Fredricks is telling Sam about sex, he’s telling John Francis Daley dirty jokes. That’s all he’s doing in there. Because we wanted to get all these different responses and looks out of him, so he’s just telling him dirty jokes. They’d start laughing and stuff. I love that sequence, because it’s such a testament to John Francis Daley, who was such a good little actor. You just see his face, and he’s horrified, then they’re laughing.”—Paul Feig walks us through Freaks And Geeks | The A.V. Club
The Israeli government’s letter to pro-Palestinian activists entering the country uses the same, tired technique of pointing out other more “real” problems that people should be working on, which is a logic #fail on a number of levels, the most obvious being that it is possible for a human to be involved in more than one cause.
So, check it out: We’re recruiting 8 to 10 community-minded folks to participate in Vocalo’s free storytelling workshops. The classes will be taught by multimedia professionals from Chicago Public Media (Vocalo/WBEZ) and will take place at 848 E Grand Ave at Navy Pier, every Saturday from 12-4pm, from May 5th-June 2nd.
John McNeil, who is black, killed a white man who assaulted him and his son on his property. This was in Georgia in 2005. Georgia has a “Stand Your Ground” law. The police did not charge him at the time. One year later the county DA Patrick Head charged him with murder. John McNeil is now serving a sentence for life in prison.
“We have to invest and spend our money in the original Israel, which offers the right of citizenship to all people, but I don’t think we should be spending our money in the West Bank, which is a territory where Israel’s founding ideals are desecrated,”—Journalist Peter Beinart has called for a boycott of goods produced in the West Bank. On today’s Fresh Air, he explains why. (And journalist Gary Rosenblatt explains why he disagrees with Beinart.)