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A new animation from the PBS Blank On Blank series featuring an excerpt from a 1958 interview with the English novelist Aldous Huxley by Mike Wallace. To wit:

This is Aldous Huxley, a man haunted by a vision of hell on earth. Mr. Huxley wrote Brave New World, a novel that predicted that some day the entire world would live under a frightful dictatorship. Today Mr. Huxley says that his fictional world of horror is probably just around the corner for all of us. In this remarkable interview, Huxley foretells a future when telegenic presidential hopefuls use television to rise to power, technology takes over, drugs grab hold, and frightful dictatorships rule us all.

Prevously: Gene Wilder Talks Truth

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Amerigeddon (2016)

Ronan Grant writes:

I came across this the other day. The official plot of this movie made me think it couldn’t possibly be a real movie. Then I watched the trailer… It’s like a Trump fever dream. Now I can’t wait to watch this piece of poo movie. A fictional depiction of a future wherein a globalist terrorist organization aligned with the United Nations to disable the United States’ power grid and institutes Martial Law. It will take a dedicated family of patriots armed with strong survival skills and the remains of the Second Amendment to save America and reclaim its freedom.

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Scale-comparison composites by college student Kevin Wisbith.

Above: the prehistoric Pulmonoscorpius kirktonensis or (Breathing Scorpion); a B-2 bomber; the Titanic (on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan); NASA’s 1950s M-1 rocket engine; the Mir mine in Russia (with the Sears Tower inside) and the Seawise Giant, the largest ship ever built (sunk during the Iran-Iraq war).

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