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If I Die on Mars

This is a genuinely fascinating video from the Guardian. “Three volunteers are on the shortlist to be among four people on the Mars One programme, the first manned space flight to Mars – a one-way trip that’s effectively a suicide mission. A physics student in the UK, a young doctor from Mozambique and an Iraqi-American woman, all happy to sacrifice their futures for a place in history. Why do they want to leave Earth, and who are they leaving behind? As the list of potential Mars explorers is whittled down further on 16 February, meet those competing to be the first to land on the Red Planet.

As much as we’re making a mess of Earth, I do quite like it. So I doubt I could ever have the will to do this trip to Mars. But it’s a great video to see who might.


Adam Curtis on Last Year’s News

A brilliant look at the hidden narratives behind the chaos of last year’s news, which was part of Charlie Brooker’s 2014 Wipe. I intended to post this earlier in the month, but I wasn’t sure how long it would be left up on YouTube. It’s still there. I really cannot wait to see Curtis’ new documentary series soon, which will be only available on iPlayer (giving him more creative freedom).


Tokyo Ghostbusters

Ever wondered what if Ghostbusters was a 1980’s Anime? Well here’s an animated short cartoon that answers your question.


Russian Roulette

A woman meets a cosmonaut on chat roulette… Quite a charming little film, directed by Ben Aston.


Just Go

Age is just a number, as proven by 62 year-old Milos Kmetko from Slovakia.