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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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Behold: the Daymak Beast (US$1,190-3,200) a solar powered ‘e-bike’ whose 60V 12AH lithium battery is trickle-fed from onboard solar panels, giving a claimed range of 40 km and top speed of 32 km/h.

Naturally, it’s Bluetooth and USB enabled with a dedicated app for tracking performance.

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Independent TD John Halligan, Fianna Fáil Senator Averil Power, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik and Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer  outline why they believe it’s wrong to exclude LGBT banners and LGBT community groups from the upcoming New York City St Patrick’s Day parade. They also say they support the alternative St Pat’s For All parade in Queens.

St Pat’s For All

Voxan-Wattman-electric-motorcycle--most-powerful-electric-motorcycle-in-the-1 Voxan-Wattman-electric-motorcycle--most-powerful-electric-motorcycle-in-the Voxan-Wattman-electric-motorcycle--most-powerful-electric-motorcycle-in-the-2The Voxan Wattman – unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this week – 150kW (200bhp), 0-160km/h in 5.9 seconds, top speed 170km/h and recharagable to 80% power in 30 minutes.

Chubby, Nippy. Probably very pricy.

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Giant scrollable version here.

Also available as a 60x90cm print from Pop Chart Labs.

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(Hat tip: Barry Higgins)