Monday, December 29, 2014

My missing explainer

For some reason—well, no reason, actually—I haven't posted a video from one of my favourite YouTube explainers, CGP Grey, in a long time. In fact, the last one was back in August. So, here are his two most recent videos.

First up is the video above, “The Lord of the Rings Mythology Explained”. It was posted a couple weeks ago, about the time that the last “Hobbit” movie was released. That might seem to make it timely, but this video really lays out the background that ultimately led to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and that followed on from The Hobbit.

Still, it’s interesting.

Finally, is “Quick and Easy Voting for Normal People”, which is actually more about how to make a group decision than it is about voting as such. CGP Grey has made several videos about voting systems, a number of which I’ve posted here in the past. Those are useful, but this one may be more useful in practical sense. I certainly plan on trying it from time to time.

There: Now we’re up to date with CGP Grey videos. Whew!


Roger Green said...

The thing at the end of the Hobbit video about movies and expectations is DEAD ON!

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

I thought that, too. It was a snippet from the podcast CGP Grey does with Brady Haran called "Hello Internet", http://www.hellointernet.fm/

rogerogreen said...

That's why I like to tamp down expectations of movies people haven't seen. Frozen is all right , I guess (even though when I saw it 13 months ago, I thought it was GREAT!)I