I think I’m good on shows right now

Lots happening this time around. There’s even been an effort put into getting this posted somewhat on time. Medals, congratulatory claps and cheers all round. Or not. Whatever.

There’s a pretty random collection of things today — from parody to serious and from music to maths — creeps and algorithms, robots and scanners, secure computers and girls names, lists and education methods, cardboard boxes and dinosaurs, lists and umbrellas, apples and wolverines, and starting with cops and cameras:

Requesting permission to engage, over

It has been a strange week on the home front. So rather than delving into that, we’re going to jump right into what’s collected here. Hopefully it’s not too heavy.

There’s loads about the NSA, which up until now has been avoided as a topic of discussion, but it’s everywhere of late, so the smarter side of it is here also. A couple of music videos, some things about games — virtual and tabletop, horoscopes, a couple of anomalies in the natural world, how glass measures up in nature, something about translators, the questions a slave gets asked by modern people, Monty Python Lego sets, ornithopters that actually work, optical illusions, a Lord of the Flies scenario, the rush to create secure email, a video about a fox, and a nice little finisher with job applications with a twist. First up though is an artist’s collaboration with her daughter: