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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The differently-abled on YouTube.

This week I bring you several channels of YouTubers who have awesome channels and just happen to be disabled.

The first is Tommy Edison, who is blind.  He has two channels, the Blind Film Critic and the Tommy Edison Experience.  In the former he reviews movies after opening night, and rates them, before asking his sighted friends what they saw.  He's reviewed movies like Momento, the Dark Knight Rises and Inception.  In the latter he shows how hard it is to use money, go to the ATM and shoot a basketball.

Next up we have a spunky woman named Tisha who runs Tisha Unarmed.  Tisha was born with no arms and uneven legs, but has learned to do everything from taking a shower, getting dressed, driving and grocery shopping.  But she also eats sushi with chopsticks!  Amazing.

Last but not least is Josh Sundquist who only has one leg after a childhood battle with cancer.  He now is a motivational speaker and an excellent storyteller.  He has relayed his experiences with airport security, as well as how to smuggle soda into a movie theater.  Josh also uses crutches so he has to think about things like how to hold hands with your date as well as how to walk on ice with crutches.  The reason I found him originally was his math videos like The Game of Thrones for Math Nerds or The Hunger Games for Math Nerds. His newest?  Gangnam Style for Math Nerds.

And not to neglect our non-human disabled friends, we have Lil Bub Bub.  She is a polydactyl, toothless cat whose "dude" makes videos of her.  Lil Bub has a website, store and has even gone viral!  You can see her dude take her to the park, feed her yogurt and makes her very very happy.

Friday, September 21, 2012

History and Food

I ran into a blog about the war of 1812 when browsing events to do this weekend.  It's a running documentary about the events surrounding the war.  The writers include several historical sites, newspapers, parks and historical societies.  If you're interested in more historical blogs, check out this extensive list.  Included are Cardinal Wolsey's Today in History and Elizabeth Mahon's Scandalous Women about 'history's most fascinating and flagrant women'.

On another topic, there's an awesome website about food substitutions.  I ran out of rice wine vinegar when making sushi this other night and this site came to the rescue.  Also, my favorite food personality, Alton Brown, has a blog!  Well, it's less of a blog and more of a food news aggregator.  Anthony Bourdain also has a food blog, which may be fascinating as he wraps up his last season of No Reservations.  Bon Appetit!