Saturday, June 30, 2007

Countdown - Subpoena Showdown

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Keith Olberman has the latest in White House scandals, from the flurry of subpoenas to bogus claims of executive privilege. And that Rahm Emmanuel amendment to de-fund the Vice President's Office? So close!

The The - "This Is the Day"


Performed live in 1983.

(How the hell did this great song end up in a M&M commercial?!?!)

Al Gore - The Assault on Reason


Highlights from Al Gore's speech about the corruption of the corporate media and neo-conservative politics.

*Sigh* This was supposed to be our president.

Democrats on Racial Inequality


PBS hosted a presidential debate for the Democratic candidates. In this clip, Bill Richardson, John Edwards, Barack Obama, and Dennis Kucinich give their views on the issue and share ideas on how to make things better.

Excrementory Grindfuckers - "Stayin' Alive"


Deathmetal version of the Bee Gees' hit.

Another amazing find from Mr. Dante Fontana's.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Call Her Miss Ross!

On July 21st, 1983, Diana Ross held a concert for 300,000 fans in New York's Central Park, to raise money for a children's playground. The concert was broadcast live worldwide. But 15 minutes into the show, there was a torrential downpour. Diana then announced that she would continue the show the very next day. She kept her word, despite objections from then Mayor Ed Koch, and 500,000 people returned for one of the largest free concerts in the park's history.

This clip is from the end of the first night. Here she sings "Endless Love", while being pelted by rain. You can also see her haggling with concert organizers, refusing to leave the stage, and finally announcing her commitment to come back for a full show.


Here is the opening of day two, July 22nd. Includes a recap of the previous night, as well as performances of "I'm Coming Out" and "Home".


This is her finale from day two, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".


The Diana Ross Playground was built three years later and now sits on Central Park West, across from the Natural History Museum and Hayden Planetarium, on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Bill Moyers on Rupert Murdoch


Bill Moyers pulls no punches in this editorial on Rupert Murdoch's plans to grow his media monopoly. Thank god we still have Bill Moyers!!

Back in Black - New Media


Lewis Black takes a look at the latest trends in news media.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Radiohead - "Like Spinning Plates"


Solo performance by Thom Yorke, live on Musique Plus Montreal, on June 2nd, 2003.

West Bank Story


2007 Academy Award Winner for Best Short Film, West Bank Story, retells the Israel/Palestine conflict in musical form, through campy song and dance, ala West Side Story.

In the Days Before Sicko

Michael Moore has stated that the following two stories, from his old television shows, were the inspiration for his new movie Sicko.

TV Nation - "The Health Care Olympics"

(Moore has said that NBC censored this segment. In the original cut that he submitted to the network, Cuba won. But the network refused to broadcast any claim that Cuba was victorious and re-edited the piece to say that Canada won, instead.)

The Awful Truth - "Funeral at an HMO"

Lucio Battisti - "Il Mio Canto Libero"


Performed live on French TV in 1972.

Mika Brzezinski Rips Up Paris Report


I give her a ton of credit for taking a stand against her producers. At least there's one person in the corporate media who understands the duty of journalism.

Liberace - "Moonlight Sonata"


Performed live on The Andy Williams Show in the late 1960s.

Trixie and the Treetrunks


Seriously trippy puppet show that makes absolutely no sense, but still is somehow good.

Steve C. & Sekou the Misfit - "America Calls"


Steve Connell & Sekou the Misfit on Def Poetry Jam, hosted by Mos Def.

BBC News Night - Vulture Funds

Greg Palast's full report on Vulture Funds for BBC News Night.

Ten Years of Tony Blair

Great Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair stepped down today. The CBC takes a look at his legacy.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

One More Down in Jack Abramoff Scandal


The Jim Lehrer News Hour reports that another Bush administration official has been sentenced to prison. This is the highest ranking official to be sentenced in the Abramoff scandal, to date.

Guadalcanal Diary - "Watusi Rodeo"

DSCB - "I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby"


Fats Waller classic, performed live by the Dutch Swing College Band, in Austria in 1976. Vocals by Bert de Kort.

"I Will Believe the Scientists"


TMPTV has more on the Congressional Subcommittee Hearing on air quality in Manhattan after 9/11. Former Governor (NJ) and Former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman contradicts herself again and again, tries to dodge questions and finally cracks!
Wooo! This is sweet...

HS Presidential Scholars Protest Torture

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During an annual meet-and-greet session with this year's high school Presidential Scholars, 50 of them handed Bush a signed formal petition to end torture practices.

Pat Yollem - "The Ballad of Ann Coulter"


By now, you've probably heard all about how that depraved lunatic Ann Coulter insulted Former Senator and Presidential Candidate John Edwards, called for him to be killed by terrorists, made fun of his dead baby, and then got into it with his wife Elizabeth (who's struggling with cancer), on Hardball with Chris Matthews, when Elizabeth called the show and asked her nicely to please stop making fun of her dead baby and wishing death upon her husband..... Yeah. Like, yeah.

Anyway! There's this guy in Texas who wrote a lovely song about Ms. Coulter, got drunk and recorded it for all of us to enjoy. So enjoy!!

Judiciary Hearing on Post-9/11 Air Quality

On Monday, the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing dubbed The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Response to Air Quality Issues Arising from the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001: Were There Substantive Due Process Violations? Former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, amongst others, testified before the congressional committee.

Here, Congressional Representative for lower Manhattan, and Subcommittee Chairman, Jerrold Nadler gives his opening remarks.


In this clip, Nadler grills Whitman over her claims about the air quality in lower Manhattan in the days and weeks after 9/11.

Bitch fucking lied to us.

The Beatles - "I Am the Walrus"

The Star Spangled Banner


JibJab's latest video features the presidents of the United States of America singing the national anthem.

Chris Dodd - Change the Debate


As we head towards the early primaries, YouTube has been highlighting each of the presidential candidates. Each featured candidate has benefited from the exposure. But the media is only focusing on superficial nonsense, like haircuts and theme songs. Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) has chosen to use his time to promote his congressional amendment to bring the troops home now. He is also calling on viewers (YOU) to visit their local representatives to let them know that you support this policy and to share your experiences online. Prove to corporate media that the American people are more interested in the real issues.

UPDATE: Here's a clip from a speech he gave the other day at the ACLU Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice Rally in Washington DC. It gives you a much clearer idea of his stance on the pressing issues of the day.

Bill Moyers - Lobbying for Dictators

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Ken Silverstein visits the Bill Moyers Journal to share his undercover expose` on how brutal dictatorships are able to successfully lobby Congress for favors, business deals, trade agreements and even US tax dollars. (YOUR tax dollars are being used to support their regimes.)

Hedda Lettuce - "Can't Sing, Can't Dance"

The Word - Elsewhere


Stephen Colbert has figured out what to do with all the "evildoers", if Guantanamo is shut down.

The Daily Show - Decisions '07


Jon Stewart plays Spin the Justice to see how recent Supreme Court decisions went down.

Countdown - Calling Cheney's Bluff

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Keith Olberman spoke with Representative Rahm Emanuel about the Democrat's plan to follow Cheney's logic that he is not part of the executive branch of government, and to therefore defund his office. This would save taxpayers over $4.5 million.

Norman Greenbaum - "Spirit In The Sky"


In celebration of the life of Cruella, the diva kitty. R.I.P.

Why New Yorkers Hate Rudy Giuliani

This guy goes by the name Touching You. He's a performance artist, poet, musician and local downtown celebrity. He even ran for mayor of the city. He may seem a little crazy, but he's not at all. He is in fact extremely knowledgeable about NYC government and he's passionately devoted to setting the record straight about Rudy Giuliani. Here are just a few examples of how corrupt Giuliani is.

Giuliani steals funds from 9/11 widows.


Giuliani's best buddy covered up molestation cases in the Catholic church.

The Jam - "Going Underground"

Muppets - "For What It's Worth"

Vulture Funds

Investigative reporter Greg Palast visited Air America's Randi Rhodes Show to talk about how Bush's buddies are stealing millions of dollars from the charitable funds that were donated by Congress for AIDS relief in Africa. And Bush knows about it and hasn't done a damn thing to stop it.
This will just make you sick with rage...



Can we storm the Capitol yet?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Morrissey - "November Spawned a Monster"


Filmed in Nevada's Death Valley in 1990.

Beastie Boys - "Gala Event"


New single off the new CD that came out today, The Mix Up.

Countdown - Dick's World

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Keith Olberman tries to make sense of the latest constitutional crisis coming out of Washington.

The Word - Fourth Branch

The Daily Show - Dick Move



NOVA ScienceNOW - Manhattanhenge


Host Neil deGrasse Tyson shows how, two days out of every year (May 28 & July 11), the sun aligns perfectly with the street grid of Manhattan Island.

UPDATE: To learn more about this phenomenon, and other cosmic goodness, check out Neil's website.

!!! - "Hello? Is This Thing On?"

Kurtis Blow - "America"


Original video from 1985.

Afrika Bambaataa - "Planet Rock"

Monday, June 25, 2007

Bootsy Collins - "Psychoticbumpschool"


Bootsy's Rubber Band live in Houston, TX, on Halloween 1976. Features a brilliant saxophone solo by Maceo Parker.

The Sunday Show Roundup


The good people at TMPTV have sorted through all the Sunday political chat shows and picked out just the bits you need to know. It's everything from Cheney's constitutional crisis, to Rudy Giuliani's temper tantrums, from Pat Buchanan's ludicrous claims about immigration to republicans preparing to jump ship on Iraq.

Man Without a Memory


This clip, from a BBC documentary on time relativity, is about a man named Clive Wearing. He has the worst recorded case of amnesia in history.

After contracting viral encephalitis, Clive developed anterograde amnesia, a condition which does not allow new memories to become long-term memories. Repeatedly, throughout every day, Clive has the experience of waking up for the very first time in his life, as if he is just coming into consciousness that very instant. The only person he remembers is his wife, and every time he sees her, it is as if he hasn't seen her in years.

This is an extraordinary story, and if you're as fascinated as I am, check out some deeper studies of Clive's case. There are two BBC documentaries available here.

Red State Update: Debate Questions

As you probably know by now, CNN & YouTube have teamed up for the next Democratic debate. They are seeking questions from you (yes, you!) for the candidates. To get things rolling, Jackie & Dunlap from Red State Update have posted a bunch of questions already. Here are some of my favorites.

Question about Senator Chris Dodd.


Question for Governor Bill Richardson.


Question for Representative Dennis Kucinich.


Question for former Senator John Edwards.


Question about immigration.

"Der Kommissar"

Original 1982 German version, by Falco.


English version by a group called After the Fire, from 1983.

Grace Jones - "Slave to the Rhythm"

Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger


Scene from a 1982 Danish film called 66 scener fra America.

Ha Ha Ha America


Creative short film illustrating a fictional open letter from Chinese business to America.

Hooligans, The Untold Story


BBC documentary about British football hooligans who started riots throughout Germany during the 2006 World Cup Tournament, and caused a national disgrace. Features undercover footage from inside street mobs and confessions from fight organizers and thugs.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

A Double Dose of The Clash

"I'm So Bored with the USA" & "Train in Vain" performed live.


"Magnificent Seven", performed live on the Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder in June 1981.

They sound so fucking good in this clip, that I want to cry for the loss of Joe Strummer all over again. I fucking love The Clash!!

Lift the Ban


Short film about Stephen Benjamin, a soldier, fluent in Arabic, who was discharged from the military for being gay.

Why are we the least civilized western nation? I mean, seriously!

Tell your representatives to support HR-1246, the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, that would repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy currently in place.

Incarcerex


Does your politician suffer from Chronic Re-election Paranoia?

David Bowie - "Oh You Pretty Things"


Performed live on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972.

Jane's Addiction - "Mountain Song"


Uncensored version of the music video, including a brief interview at the end.

Ozomatli - "Can't Stop"


Live performance at 7AM, in the studios of LA's Indie 103.1 FM radio.

Thanks to Sari for sending in this great clip!

Obama's Plans for Government Reform

Local New Hampshire news report on Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama's recent speech, where he promised lobbying reform and pledged to not accept any campaign contributions from political action committees.


Below is a fuller version of the same speech, to give his words more context.

I like what I'm hearing...

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Judas Priest - "Breaking the Law"

Minisodes

MySpace has developed a network for Minisodes. They're shortened episodes of some of the crappiest, cheesiest TV shows ever made.
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What's Happening? - THE TICKETS
In this episode, Mama gives Raj two tickets to see Stevie Wonder. Who will Raj choose to take with him?



Fantasy Island - MY FAIR PHAROAH / THE POWER
Joan Collins stars as a woman who's biggest dream is to sit on the Egyptian throne.



Facts of Life - Gossip
Tooty starts gossiping to get attention from the older girls. But her loose lips start trouble for her friends.

Patti Smith - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

The Cramps - "Tear It Up"


Live performance from 1981, released as part of the rare cult classic film Urgh! A Music War.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Are You Suffering from Teenage Affluenza?


You, too, could be a spoiled rotten brat with nothing to complain about. Do something real.

Duke Ellington Medley


"Black and Tan Fantasy", "Creole Love Call" & "The Mooch", live in Zurich, Switzerland on October 9th, 1959.

Sicko Lobbyist Screening


The other day, Michael Moore hosted a free screening of his film Sicko for DC healthcare and insurance lobbyists. This is the Q&A session before the film.

Most Improved Candidate Awards


Rachel Maddow evaluates and awards the presidential candidates.

John the Revelator

John The Revelator

Freaks of Nature

Unbelievable amateur video of a showdown, between lions, crocodiles & water buffalo, at a watering hole in South Africa's Kruger National Park. This is so amazing. (For those who are squeamish, I promise you a satisfying ending.)


This vacation video features an elephant named Mara who likes to fuck with tourists.


I can't stop laughing at the poor girl who shot this clip of a cheetah, in the Masai Mara region of Kenya.


Okay, now this clip comes from a National Geographic program, and it tells the story of a baboon and a leopard. Problem is, it's in like Danish or Turkish, or something. But you don't need to know the language at all to know what's going on. And this will just slay you. It's so beautiful. (There's a version of this available in English, but it's incomplete.)


If you didn't totally lose it after the last one, here is the ultimate tear-jerker: "Baby of Mine" from Dumbo. (Get the Kleenex!)

Countdown - Above the Law

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Tonight Keith Olberman reported that back in 2002 "Vice President" Dick Cheney claimed that his office is not part of the executive branch of government and, therefore, not subject to oversight. So, the dude has gone unchecked and unrecorded for the last five years...

Britain's Got Talent - Opera Singer


I'm probably the last person in the world to see this video, but what the hell... He was awesome. And he sang Nessun Freakin' Dorma. I mean, come on!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Marvin Gaye - "Inner City Blues"


Extended funky version, performed live in Switzerland at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1980.

Tom Browne - "Funkin' for Jamaica"

Living in a Box - "Living in a Box"


From the 1987 album Living in a Box.

Iggy Pop - "I'm Bored"


Performed live on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1979.

Enviro-Bamboozler James Connaughton


James Connaughton is the piece of shit that's responsible for the EPA telling New Yorkers that the air was safe in lower Manhattan after 9/11. This clip from TMPTV features the highlights of his senate testimony, wherein he tries his damnedest to squirm out of taking any responsibility whatsoever.

As a resident of lower Manhattan, I can tell you that a toxic cloud of smoke and dust and ash hung over this portion of the city for a full TWO MONTHS, after 9/11. The fire raged deep within the rubble the entire time, and the air reeked of toxic fumes, from here to midtown.

Promise me that if you ever see this human maggot on the street, you will punch him in his big fat shiny lying face, m'kay?

Michael Moore on Capitol Hill


Micheal Moore speaks on Capitol Hill about healthcare and the corrupt system that is currently in place.

Contact your congressional representative RIGHT NOW and tell them to support HR-676!

Waterloo


Sing along at home!!

Sweet Home Gore-Obama


The Young Turks have put together this tribute to their dream ticket for '08.

Le sigh... I think I really want Al Gore to run again.

Countdown - The Falafel Guy Fatwa

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Keith Olberman takes on Bill O'Reilly's claims that reporting the truth about the war is "meaningless", and highlights exactly what Bill-O deems newsworthy.

The New Zoo Revue - "The Miracle of Birth"

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Smoke something before you watch this.

Paint Jam

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Artist Dan Dunn paints live on stage. Wait for it. You will be surprised.

Beastie Boys - "The Mix Up"

Click to listen.

Want to hear the new Beastie Boys album The Mix Up? Head on over to Brooklyn Vegan. They've got the whole thing streaming on their site right now. And it's pretty freakin' fly.

The CD is due in stores next week, on June 26th. And I CANNOT WAIT!

The Daily Show - "May or May Not"


Jon Stewart discusses the speculative presidential candidates.

Hillary Clinton's Campaign Ad


I gotta give it to her. This ad was pretty clever. And it did get a ton of media attention. (And Johnny Sachs is in it!)

The song she ended up choosing, though... Barf! It's freakin' Celine Dion... I think that officially lost my vote, right there. She'd have been better off using the Journey song.

Hillary, what were you thinking?!?!?!?!

UPDATE: Jon Stewart has his own take on Hillary's ad.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Daft Hands


Very creative video set to Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger".

A Taste of Honey - "Boogie Oogie Oogie"


Extended live performance from 1978.

Black Sabbath - "Iron Man"


Performed live for TV in 1970.

Hometown Baghdad: Trouble Finds Its Way


Short documentary about a young Iraqi man, returning to his home in Baghdad.

Radio Paradise Lost?


David Brancaccio of PBS's Now reports on the the legislation that threatens to kill internet radio by next month.

Do your part to help save internet radio now.

Greenwich Village Sunday


Short documentary of Greenwich Village, Manhattan in September, 1960.

When I moved to the Village 15 years ago, it was still very much like this. Washington Square Park was still filled daily with artists and musicians and students and chess players - all the local characters. Then Rudy Giuliani took over NYC and it all went to shit. He sent "Green Rangers" into the park to keep out the so-called bad elements. The artists disappeared. The musicians scattered. The street performances became less and less frequent. And the heart of the Village shriveled up and died. Now it is a sterile pathway for NYU students and a dog run for its wealthy neighbors. Before, you could lose whole days to the spontaneous delights of the park. But now, there is little reason to linger.

C-SPAN Fires Back at Savage

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Okay, so crazy loony tunes, radio talk show host Mike Savage won some award and instead of showing up to make his acceptance speech, he sent in a video. So, C-SPAN's programming department decided not to show it, cause it wasn't live, it was just a dinky little DVD... Well, now Savage is all offended that they didn't show the speech (that even he didn't make the time to formally give), and he's called on his listeners to harass C-SPAN.

So, on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, host Brian Lamb read some of the emails that he's received and responded to their false claims, point by point. Crooks & Liars has the highlights and it's really kind of great.

Is it wrong that hearing Brian Lamb say "dickhead" on TV made me laugh out loud?

Countdown - House of Scandal

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Keith Olberman & David Schuster discuss the White House email purge. Basically, the White House has - yet again! - been caught breaking US laws. But this time, it maybe worse than originally suspected. You can safely regard this scandal as worse (WAY WORSE!) than Nixon's deleted 18 minutes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Robot Chicken Star Wars Special

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Full episode available, featuring guest voice-overs by George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Seth McFarlane, Conan O'Brien, Hulk Hogan, Malcolm McDowell, & Robert Smigel.

Bat for Lashes - "What's a Girl to Do?"

Louis Armstrong - "Stompin' at the Savoy"


Performed live in Stuttgart, Germany in 1959, featuring an incredible solo by Hawaiian drummer Danny Barcelona.

A Dramatic Look

Monday, June 18, 2007

Sonic Youth - "Teenage Riot"

Gil Scott Heron - "B Movie"


This is, unfortunately, only part of (or at least most of) Gil Scott Heron's brilliant song "B Movie". This is a live performance from his 1982 film Black Wax. The lyrics are just as relevant today.

Letterman Interviews Michael Moore

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I just finished watching a bootleg copy of Moore's new film Sicko. I would love to link to it, but I don't want it to get taken down just yet. I STRONGLY advise you to seek it out, though.

The film is fantastic! I laughed. I bawled my eyes out. And now I want to storm the Capitol. When you see the film, you'll want to join me.

I don't want to spoil anything for you, so I will just say that it could very well be Michael Moore's best work ever.

YOU (and everybody you know) NEED TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Impotence of Proofreading


A short and funny lecture by Taylor Mali at the Bowery Poetry Club.

Mike Huckabee Hates Mini-Skirts


According to an interview with Marie Claire Magazine, Republican Presidential Candidate Governor Mike Huckabee believes that women who wear mini-skirts are asking for the wrong kind of attention. That's right - asking for it...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Daily Show - Virtual Hangouts


Jon Stewart discusses the websites and internet media produced by the 2008 presidential candidates.

This is the Mike Gravel video, called "Rock", featured in the Daily Show clip.


There is also this internet video available from the Gravel campaign, entitled "Fire", which basically just shows him building a fire, and then a close up of the fire burning for about 6 minutes.

I'd rather watch this than some boob tryin' to lie to me...

Undercover in North Korea


Lisa Ling's report for National Geographic on conditions inside North Korea.

Family Guy vs. Christianity


All the best Christian jokes from Family Guy.

Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady"


Performed live on Soul Train on April 14th, 1973. This is some funky funky Aretha!

I found this clip on my new favorite blog, Mr. Dante Fontana's Visual Guidance Ltd. I wish I could lock myself up for the next 6 months straight and go through each and every one of the incredible videos he's posted. His collection is unreal!

Bill Moyers - The Libby Pardon

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Bill Moyers takes a close look at the recent push to pardon Scooter Libby and rips apart all of his supporters.

Nancy Sinatra - "These Boots..."


"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", performed for television in 1966.

Toxic Brooklyn

Vice Magazine's short documentary film about the booming luxury condo market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the toxic waste it has all been built upon.

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As a native New Yorker, all I have to say is... "Die, Yuppie Scum!"

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This is a video I took of a band playing in Union Square in Manhattan, on the last night of the RNC invasion in 2004. It pretty well sums up my sentiments.

And, no, I do not feel bad for the yuppies who have built their million dollar condos on a toxic waste dump. Fuck 'em all. Get the hell out of New York, you pieces of shit.

The CNN / YouTube Debates


CNN and YouTube are partnering up to host a debate with the candidates and they are looking for submissions. Send in your questions to Citizen Tube.

Michel Gondry - Da Cribbage


Very cute parody of avant-garde director Michel Gondry.

Celia Cruz & the Fania Allstars - "Kymbala"


The Godmother of Salsa, live in front of 80,000 fans in Zaire in 1974, in conjunction with the Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman.

This is Celia Cruz in her PRIME!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

OverVlogged


Still one of my all-time favorite vlogs. It so clearly illustrates what those early days were like. And it's such a treat to see all those old friends & those great videos all together. This fantastic video was created by Kevin at Limeblog.

Bea Arthur Turns It On


"Sniff, Swig, Puff" performed live with Rock Hudson on The Bea Arthur Special in 1980.


"Sex in the City", from the 2004 TV Land Awards, co-starring Sally Struthers, Charlotte Rae, Katherine Helmond & Abe Vigoda.

The Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"


Performed live in 1973.

John Lennon - "Instant Karma"


Performed on Top of the Pops in 1970.

Talib Kweli - "Get By"

The Alabama Leprechaun


Local TV news report about a leprechaun that has taken up residence in a community in Alabama.

Stephen Colbert Interviews Ron Paul


Republican Presidential Candidate Congressman Ron Paul (TX) talks to Stephen Colbert about his views as a Constitutionalist.

The Word - Pathophysiology


Stephen Colbert takes a look at Holsinger, the new nominee for Surgeon General.

The Daily Show - Our Enemy's Enemy


The US military is now arming the insurgents, as long as they pinky swear not to use the weapons against us.

Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill"

Suzanne Vega - "Tom's Diner"

Battle of the Japanese Kid Bands


Battle of the bands, with Japanese kids, all under the age of 10.

Triumph at the Tonys


Triumph the Insult Comic Dog does everything he can to boost the ratings for the Tonys.

Latin Jazz Masters


Two great performances in this clip from 1972. The first is Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe with their influential salsa hit "Che Che Cole". The second features Graciela Machito & the Machito Orchestra singing a beautiful Afro-Cuban Jazz love song.

The Grass Roots - "Let's Live for Today"


Fans of The Office may recognize the guy in the striped sweater as Creed Bratton (AKA the hysterically freaky guy who sits in the back). This clip is from a show called The Hollywood Palace, hosted by Jimmy Durante, which aired on December 5th, 1967.

Roky Erickson - "White Faces"


Roky Erickson & the Explosives performance from the 1980 documentary Meeting With an Alien.

Patsy Cline -"Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray"


Performed on the Arthur Godfrey and His Friends television show on April 24th, 1957.

Bill Moyers - CEO Salaries

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Bill Moyers discusses the current trend of multi-million dollar CEO payoffs at the expense of workers' wages and benefits.

What's Wrong With... the Gay Agenda?


Current TV's Joe Hanson takes a look at the gay agenda and the debate on gay marriage in America.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Carl Sagan - Cosmos

In this clip, from his famed PBS series Cosmos, Carl Sagan discusses the four billion year evolution of life on Earth.


And in this clip, from Family Guy, Sagan's Cosmos has been translated for rednecks.

Fad Gadget - "Collapsing New People"


Performed live on Formel Eins on German TV in 1983.

(The sound is a little extra loud on this one, so turn down your volume.)

Digable Planets - "Cool Like Dat"

French & Saunders - Computer Trouble


A 2002 skit from the French & Saunders BBC TV show.

B-52s - "Dance This Mess Around"


Performed on Saturday Night Live in 1980.

The Amazing Freezing Frog


North American forest frog that freezes solid every winter and comes back to life every spring.

The Sugarcubes - "Plastic"


Performed live in 1988.

They Might Be Giants - "The Sun"


Performed live on Nick Rocks.

The Gay Bomb


The US military at one time proposed construction of a non-lethal weapon that would turn opposition soldiers gay. And, yes, this is real.

Coming Out Insurance

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The good folks at Coming Out Insurance have come up with a way to help with the financial burden of raising a gay child.

The Daily Show - Mixed Martial Arts


Okay, I gotta dedicate this one to Chris and Stephen, for getting me interested in MMA. Thanks to you both for indulging my weakness for half-naked, sweaty men.

How Much Is That Puppy at the Auction?

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The Humane Society has put together a short film exposing the cruel conditions at breeding dog auctions.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Clyde (A Tough Guy)

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Another great short documentary from IFC & Rooftop Films.

Red State Update: The Creation Museum

Better Know a Makeup Brush

I had a dream last night about cosmetic brushes. I know. I'm a makeup geek. But it's true! Anyway, when I woke up, I was determined to hunt down some new tools for my brush roll. But, with all the varieties available, I never know which ones to get.

Enter YouTube. Some lovely makeup artist has been kind enough to put together a series of videos all about makeup brushes! She goes step-by-step through each kind of brush available, what it's used for and how to work with it. How happy am I?

Foundation & concealer.


Powder, bronzer, blush & shadow base.


Crease, shadow, liner, brow & lips.

Hedda Lettuce for President


She's better than any of the republicans, at least.

The Damned - "Jet Boy Jet Girl"


Performed live at Club Waldorf in San Francisco, on July 6th, 1979.