How do you pronounce the image file format GIF (short for Graphics Interchange Format)?
The White House Tumblr blog recently sparked a debate by saying it's GIF, with a 'hard G', but they're actually wrong... both the founder of the GIF, the initial GIF file format specification, and the earliest known mention of the pronunciation of the acronym found on the web say it is pronounced "JIF" as in the peanut butter, also because the JIF peanut butter brand at the time of the creation of GIF had a popular TV commercial that said "choosy moms choose JIF", and the specification promoted itself with a parody that went "choosy designers choose GIF".
The film Shaolin .vs. Ninja, also known as Challenge Of The Ninja and Shaolin Challenges Ninja was re-released in 2008 throughout North America (and later internationally) as "Heroes of the East". It is one of the best looks at Kung Fu (Chinese martial arts) .vs. Budo (Japanese martial arts).
Here is a short history lesson on the first sanctioned MMA match in American History - "Judo" Gene Lebell VS Milo Savage, a top ranked boxer, in Salt Lake City, Utah, from December, 1963.
It was Judo VS Boxing in this match, and Gene Lebell came out on top with his Judo using a rear-naked choke.
"Fight of the Century" is the new economics hip-hop music video by John Papola and Russ Roberts at http://EconStories.tv.
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Great Recession ended almost two years ago, in the summer of 2009. Yet we're all uneasy. Job growth has been disappointing. The recovery seems fragile. Where should we head from here? Is that question even meaningful? Can the government steer the economy or have past attempts helped create the mess we're still in?
In "Fight of the Century", Keynes and Hayek weigh in on these central questions. Do we need more government spending or less? What's the evidence that government spending promotes prosperity in troubled times? Can war or natural disasters paradoxically be good for an economy in a slump? Should more spending come from the top down or from the bottom up? What are the ultimate sources of prosperity?
Keynes and Hayek never agreed on the answers to these questions and they still don't. Let's listen to the greats. See Keynes and Hayek throwing down in "Fight of the Century"!
RAP NEWS episode 9. 2011 hits harder than a pre-apocalyptic hangover as "the economy" threatens to annihilate our stock-piles of imaginary, inflated wealth, spawning a battle of epic proportions as insurgent grassroots forces move in to #OccupywallStreet and coalitions of indignados hold their ground in Athens, Madrid and Tel Aviv; facing up to the riotgear, batons and tazers that stand between them and a more equal redistribution of the proverbial pie. ...But enough action and excitement! It's time for some heroic armchair philosophy: Join your affable host, Robert Foster as he attempts to shine some light on this mysterious creature, "the economy". Is this the failure of capitalism that we are witnessing, or its triumph? Is it the end of the end of history, or yet another crazy chapter in the whimsical journey of the human experiment?
Postscript: For the occasion, we've pulled out the big guns: admittedly it was a tough choice deciding who to interview: we could've had Alan Greenspan on the show, or the Emperor himself, Milton Friedman; the first lady, Christine Lagarde; or financial buffs like Gerald Celente, Peter Schiff and Donald Trump. But to get the freshest juice we knew we had to go further - much further. Rap News 9 features two VIP Internet grandees who have uploaded gigabytes of juice via the one remaining free frequency to feed a discerning and ravenous audience, thirsty for answers. Whilst these two fine folk agree with each other on many things, fortunately, there's no shortage of issues to rap-battle about. Well, time's short - so let the rhyme-rodeo begin as we blast off on a rollercoaster odyssey. It's the stupid Economy, in all its gory glory.
In the avenue of cruel and unusual videos there is this one... a helpless and innocent Baby battles a King Cobra in the streets of Mumbai, India as the baby's parents look on.
Sure this is madness? No... it's how Snake-Charmers teach their children not to be afraid of snakes. The cobra was de-fanged and had its venom glands removed.
A modern-day David .vs. Goliath with 'MIGHTY' MO the Samoan giant as Goliath and KAOKLAI KANNENSORING as David.
Mighty Mo outweighed Kaennorsing by over 100 pounds (50kg) and was the heaviest competitor at the tournament while Kaennorsing was the youngest and lightest ever to compete in the tournament.
This fight took place at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan (2004-12-04).