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90-year-old woman freaks out over next generation virtual reality goggles

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In a video published to YouTube on Sunday by game developer Matt Rix, his 90-year-old grandmother tries out a cutting edge new display technology called the Oculus Rift, which combines stereoscopic 3D imaging and extremely precise head tracking to produce a stunning virtual reality effect.

And as you can see from the woman’s response, she’ll never think of rendered video game worlds the same way again.

“Oh man, it’s so real!” she exclaims, witnessing the developer’s “Tuscany” demo. “Oh, this is something else. And I’m still sitting where I was? Holy mackerel!”

The Oculus Rift has whipped up immense enthusiasm among some of the gaming industry’s biggest names thanks to the huge splash it made at the CES conference in January.

Video of people trying the Oculus Rift during the show produced lots of stunned reactions, albeit from hardened gamer dudes. Watching the technology work its magic on a senior citizen who probably wouldn’t have any interest in video games or virtual reality otherwise is significantly more awesome.

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“I’m amazed,” she says. “I don’t believe I’m seeing this. Heavens. Holy mackerel. This is unbelievable. I’ll remember this all the rest of my life.”

This video was published to YouTube on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

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‘Washington is no longer functional’: Brian Williams admits he’s sad to report that ‘our government is broken’

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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday reported that America's federal government is broken.

"This was day 908 of the Trump Administration and while there is no joy in it, one way of summing up today is this: Our government’s broken, our politics are broken, Washington is no longer functional, and the cracks in our society are deepening," Williams reported.

"Much of this day was taken up by the discussion of racist statements by the president. Then tonight came the news that had so many people thinking back to when we were different, the death just tonight of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at the age of 99," he said.

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Trump ignored being condemned by Congress and instead praised Republicans on Twitter for defending his racism

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President Donald Trump celebrated on Tuesday night despite the House of Representatives having voted earlier in the day to condemn his racist statements.

By a final vote of 240 to 187, Congress voted for a resolution saying, "Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

The resolution said Congress “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.”

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The tortured madness of Donald Trump: It’s clear the president is out of his mind

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Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon could do literary justice to the tortured madness of Donald Trump, who fluctuates between petulant self-pity and weird self-praise.

His brags are especially weird because they usually involve achievements he hasn’t made. It’s as though his saying something makes it true — even though everyone except his most naive devotees can clearly see that he’s either hallucinating or lying. In June, for example, at a rally launching his reelection campaign, he retrumpeted an old campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” assuring the adoring crowd that “that’s exactly what we’re doing right now.”

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