📺 Baby Shark | YouTube

Watched Baby Shark from YouTube

I almost can’t believe this silly video has over 147 million hits. And it’s just one of many versions of this song. I actually saw a couple in their late 30’s a few weeks back talking about the song in public. They had no idea what it was about or why it was popular.

📺 POKÉMON Detective Pikachu – Official Trailer #1 | YouTube

Watched POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Official Trailer #1 from YouTube

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - In Theaters May 10, 2019

The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.

Ryan as the voice is just inspired casting.

📺 Ricky Jay – Late Night with Conan O’Brien (September 25, 2002) | YouTube

Watched Ricky Jay - Late Night with Conan O'Brien (September 25, 2002) from YouTube

Master close-up magician and historian Ricky Jay makes an extremely rare television appearance on Conan O'Brien's show in 2002 and performs several effects.

📺 Workplace Happiness is Your Best Business Strategy | Valerie Alexander | Innovate Pasadena | YouTube

Bookmarked Workplace Happiness is Your Best Business Strategy by Valerie AlexanderValerie Alexander (YouTube)

According to Gallup, American employers lose $450-550 billion a year by failing to create positive corporate cultures that foster accomplishment, autonomy, and appreciation in the workplace.

Employee Unhappiness leads to:
• Higher turnover
• Excessive absenteeism
• Poor customer service
• Theft
• Workplace bullying and violence
• Increased workers compensation claims
• More on-the-job injuries

…and a myriad of outcomes that have no line item in the budget, but still reduce productivity throughout the workplace. Engagement, job satisfaction and worker happiness matter to the bottom line.

This talk will give employees and managers the skills to create a positive work environment through simple adjustments and practices anyone can do, no matter the workplace. Whether in an office, a hospital, a restaurant, classroom or construction site, these techniques work!

In the U.S., the average loss due to unhappiness and disengagement is $3,500 per employee per year. When it comes to happiness, is your workplace above or below average? Can you afford to let it stay that way? Make happiness a priority in your workplace today, and reap the rewards tomorrow.

I remember quite enjoying this talk at Innovate Pasadena by Valerie Alexander about two months ago. They’ve kindly taped it and released it on YouTube for everyone who missed it. If you’re an executive or leader within your company, it’s highly worth your time to absorb these ideas and implement them into your company culture. I’d also submit that it’s worth your personal time as well.

Perhaps not surprisingly, happiness is worth it’s weight in gold in the workplace.

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📺 Online Verification Skills — Video 4: Look for Trusted Work | NewsWise | YouTube

Watched Online Verification Skills — Video 4: Look for Trusted Work by Mike CaulfieldMike Caulfield from NewsWise | YouTube

“It’s the internet! You can go out and find a better story and invest your time in that.” –Mike Caulfield

📺 Online Verification Skills — Video 2: Investigate the Source | NewsWise | YouTube

Watched Online Verification Skills — Video 2: Investigate the Source by Mike CaulfieldMike Caulfield from NewsWise | YouTube

NewsWise is a news literacy program to provide school-aged Canadians an understanding of the role of journalism in a healthy democracy and the tools to find and filter information online.

For those who like browser bookmarklets and shortcuts, I’ve dug up some code that will take a URL and automatically remove the additional path (as demonstrated manually in the video) to leave you with the base URL. It can be found here on my site: https://boffosocko.com/2017/03/27/to-amp-or-not-to-amp-that-is-the-question/. Perhaps it will help people verify sites even quicker?

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📺 Online Verification Skills — Video 1: Introductory Video | NewsWise | YouTube

Watched Online Verification Skills — Video 1: Introductory Video by Mike CaulfieldMike Caulfield from NewsWise | YouTube

The Stanford research report, Lateral Reading: Reading Less and Learning More When Evaluating Digital Information, can be found here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3048994

NewsWise is a news literacy program to provide school-aged Canadians an understanding of the role of journalism in a healthy democracy and the tools to find and filter information online. Visit http://newswise.ca/ for more information and resources. NewsWise is the product of a partnership between CIVIX and the Canadian Journalism Foundation, with the support of the Google.org Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation.

📺 School Segregation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) | YouTube

Watched School Segregation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) from YouTube

Public schools are increasingly divided by race and class. John Oliver discusses the troubling trend towards school resegregation.

📺 Saudi Arabia: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) | YouTube

Watched Saudi Arabia: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) from YouTube

Following the alarming disappearance of a Saudi journalist and political dissident, John Oliver examines America's uncomfortably comfortable relationship with Saudi Arabia.

📺 Face the Nation 10/14: Marco Rubio, Chris Van Hollen, Ben Sasse | CBS

Watched Face the Nation 10/14: Marco Rubio, Chris Van Hollen, Ben Sasse from CBS

This week on Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson interviews Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, and Sen. Ben Sasse. Plus, our CBS News' Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto shares some new insights from our Battleground Tracker polling.

Ben Sasse segment plugging his new book was quite nice. We all need to get back to our communities. This reminds me that I need to go back to reading more local news.

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📺 O’Leary Car Ride: Showtunes 2018 | YouTube

Watched O'Leary Car Ride: Showtunes 2018 from YouTube

Singing some show tunes in a car during our daily outing's during the summer

List of songs
1. Phantom of the Opera
2. Mary Poppins
3. Sunset Boulevard
4. Phantom of the Opera
5. Dreamgirls
6. Les Miserables
7. Frozen
8. The Wiz
9. Phantom of the Opera
10. Miss Saigon
11. The Little Mermaid
12. Phantom of the Opera
13. Mary Poppins
14. Carousel
15. Evita
16. Phantom of the Opera
17. The Lion King
18. Hamilton
19. Cats
20. Phantom of the Opera
21. The Wizard of Oz
22. Carrie
23. Funny Girl
24. Rocky Horror
25. Phantom of the Opera
26. Frozen
27. Wicked
28. Mary Poppins
29. Phantom of the Opera
30. Frozen

📺 IndieWebCamp NYC 2018 Jess Klein Keynote | YouTube

Watched IndieWebCamp NYC 2018 Keynote: Designing for participation in open spaces by Jess Klein from YouTube

Catching up on the last of the keynotes that I missed a few weeks back from IWC-NYC. Now I’ll have to spend some time going through the materials Jess highlighted…

📺 Brazilian Elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO | YouTube

Watched Brazilian Elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) from YouTube

Brazil is about to elect a new president during a turbulent period of political corruption and economic uncertainty. John Oliver urges the people of Brazil not to figuratively fingerbang their democracy.

📺 Brett Kavanaugh: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) | YouTube

Watched Brett Kavanaugh: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) from YouTube

John Oliver discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, the sexual assault allegations against him, his Supreme Court nomination, and what that could all mean for the highest (mostly-dog) court in the land.