Listen now: I disabled the Odiogo's "listen now" buttons because the company found out that there's insufficient demand for audio ads on the web and the service has to be a paid one, from $129 a year (since September 1st), which seems like too much to me. It's plausible that this blog could be free as a "personal" one but I don't want to investigate.Joseph S. sent me a link to the Symmetry Magazine, Why Particle Physics Matters, that offers you four 1-minute-or-so videos explaining the Americans why HEP physics is worth their money. You may vote for your favorite.
I decided not to hide my preferences. This guy from Mississippi is my winner. His passion for learning and his particle physics built on Columbus' shoulders sound appropriate to me.
He's arguably a particle physicist from the only not-clearly-left-wing state (or city) and I think you can see it in his style and presentation. It has much more energy. He's been trained to proselytize and convince other people about things that aren't obviously true and important according to their culture.
In comparison, the remaining three people seem slightly bored and their videos seem somewhat boring to me, offering some PC-style theses about people who are ill, colored, or female. They seem to be used to preach to the converted, colleagues in a partly intellectually sterile environment that suffers from group think.
Now, the Champions League theme song came to Pilsen for the first time (when Pilsen played in the Champions League for the first time, it had to play in Prague because our municipal stadium wasn't great yet). Tonight, I simply have to watch the first match of FC Viktoria Pilsen against the Slovenian champion, Maribor. It's aired on Prima Cool, the channel that airs The Big Bang Theory and similar programs.
The winner of the double match will play in the basic group of the UEFA Champions League; the loser will fall down to the Europa League of Losers. ;-)