History Channel’s 8-part mini-series The Kennedys was supposed to air soon but it was instead cancelled from their lineup due to the series being “not fit for the History brand“.

Anyway, the trailer for the mini-series is quite compelling and I hope it gets leaked in its entirety somewhere on the net. And seriously, is there an actor more fit to play the part of John F. Kennedy than Greg Kinnear? I don’t think so.


Disney has released the first movie poster teaser for the upcoming Spring flick Winnie The Pooh. The reintroduction of this classic cartoon is one that I’m anticipating greatly! Can’t wait!

Steven Johnson, author of one of my favorite books, Everything Bad Is Good For You, goes on stage at TED Talks to brief the audience about how amazing ideas come to life. He references the rise of non-alcoholic venues like cafes in society as a jumping board for many of history’s great ideas as well as the usual conference meetings where ideas get bounced off from one person to the next. Interestingly enough, there’s also a great story here about the beginnings of modern GPS systems. The talk is longer than your average YouTube video, but it certainly is worth sitting through and listening to. [via]

And if you’re interested in reading more, Steven Johnson’s latest book Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation is out now. Pick it up and soak in some more stories of amazing innovation.

This is a fantastic cover, and the guy playing the shaker and tambourine is actually quite good (seriously).
Thanks LT!