Robert Fontaine reviews Arrival

​Robert Fontaine has been doing moving reviews for CBC Radio Ottawa for years. I too-often forget to listen to his Thursday afternoon segment and I was just searching to see if he has a podcast version. No, he doesn’t. But I stumbled across this very entertaining review of the movie, Arrival (featuring Lucy van Oldenbarneveld) November, 2016.

Politically correct UC-Berkeley restricts access to thousands of online lecture videos

This is too bad.  UC Berkeley has a trove of video-taped lectures that they through up on their website – as a goodwill gesture, I guess.  That seems like good economic sense – creating value in the broader community and good publicity for the university.  But the recordings weren’t post-edited to include hand signage or footnotes for the visually- or hearing-impaired.  And they complained.  And the university agreed to take down the videos.  In a narrow sense, I agree with the university’s decision.  “You know what?  You’re right.  Screw this.  Life’s too short for us to go to bat.  You want to spoil something for everyone just because you can’t use it?  Okay.”


Why UC-Berkeley is restricting access to thousands of online lecture videos

Source: Why UC-Berkeley is restricting access to thousands of online lecture videos – The Washington Post

John W. Dean (Nixon’s lawyer) on the current President

Remember John Dean, from the old days? At the time he struck me as one of the (rare) good apples in a bad bunch.
Dean’s observations here, from the CBC’s “Power and Politics” show, are excellent. Inquiring minds will be rewarded by waiting till the end of the interview (or advancing the tape to 7:12)….”How’s this going to end?”

(For better or worse, CBC’s video player includes several non-skippable public service messages.)