Anime Clip: From Ants to Atrocity

Our Film Critic Derek Langston shared with us a jarring though realistic anime clip posted to Facebook two years ago, on the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It opens with ants and then… progresses from there. The excerpt is not for the faint of heart, although we believe that it is critical for humans to forefront in their minds the true horror of war.

[CONTENT WARNING: Gruesome war imagery]

[UPDATE: Film Critic Langston says he believes the clip is from the 1983 film Barefoot Gen]

TEDx Talk by High Schoolers from “Antsylvania”

Last November, then-high school senior Akshay Kulkarni reached out to The Daily Ant to share his love of ants with us. During our email exchange, Akshay referenced his ant adoption website, Antsylvania, and let us know about an invited TEDx talk he did with his brother, Akhil, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Well, now you’re probably wondering, “Where can I appreciate said TEDx talk?” Right here, of course:

Needless to say, Akshay and Akhil Kulkarni are myrmecological inspirations for us all!

The Cinematic Event of a Generation

The time is upon us. Ant-Man and The Wasp debuts early in theaters all around the United States today. This day. Thursday, July 5th, 2018. Prime yourself by watching both trailers for the film, and then do your civic duty. Get out to the box office and put your money where your mandibles are! Let us invert the Hollywood agenda together.

T.V. Tuesday: Queer Eye

The Netflix show Queer Eye, a reboot of the popular Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, has been met with generally favorable reviews by critics and viewers alike. Thanks to Tube Correspondant Katerina Theodossiou, we now know the reason why, and it’s found in Season 1, Episode 5 (“Camp Rules“). In this episode, the Fab Five give Bobby Camp, a “devoutly Christian father of six”, a makeover. During the all-important scene, Jonathan Van Ness chats with Camp about his morning routine:

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