Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Boney M - "Sunny"

My new favorite song, performed live for TV in 1976.

Cheney: "I Don't Recall."

The New York Times has reported that Dick Cheney sent Alberto Gonzales and Andy Card to the hospital bed of John Ashcroft, in order to get the former Attorney General to sign off on the warrantless wire-tapping program. So, in a recent interview, CNN's Larry King asked him point blank if that report was true.

Doesn't look like Larry King's buyin' that sack of crap, either...

The Daily Show - The Scorn Supremacy

Jon Stewart and Aasif Mandvi analyze the level of contempt in DC.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Bust My Ass

Since this whole "war on terror" began, Americans have seen a marked spike in arrests for protesting, displaying anti-war slogans and voicing their opinions in public forums. Well, turns out the same thing is going on in Great Britain.

This BBC film takes a humorous look at the erosion of free speech rights and the government's use of terrorism legislation against its own citizens. Think we don't live in a police state? Think again.

Bill Moyers on Sacrifice

In the latest episode of Bill Moyers Journal, Bill reflected on two classes of America's youth. Clip includes portions of Generation Chickenhawk.

Red State Update Debate

Most of the republican presidential candidates have not yet confirmed whether they will participate in the CNN/YouTube debate, so Jackie and Dunlap have invited them on their show instead.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Human Footprint

BBC documentary that explores and creatively demonstrates the astonishing amount of products consumed and produced in the average lifetime and what impact the average person has on the world as a whole.

Portishead - "Glory Box"

Performed live with orchestral accompaniment, at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, on July 24th, 1997.

Cooking with Christopher Walken

Home video of Christopher Walken preparing Roasted Chicken and Pears.

Ultimate Warrior? Ultimate Nutjob

Excerpt from the film The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior, a WWE documentary retrospective of the Warrior's wrestling career.

Escort - "All Through The Night"

Edited to scenes from The Muppet Show.

Mr. Show - Rap, The Musical

A musical about rap, without all the rap music.

Bill Maher - The Decider

Full comedy act from Bill Maher's recent televised special.

Guys and Dolls

Documentary film about guys and their sex dolls.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

LA Department of Water and Power in Crisis

Short film about how the LA DWP is decades out of date and the city's infrastructure is falling apart.

Tancredo Land

Rachel Maddow takes a close look at the republican presidential campaign of Tom Tancredo.

Louis and the Brothel

BBC documentary film about Nevada's biggest brothel.
(English with subtitles in some other language I don't recognize.)

Stoned in Suburbia

BBC documentary about the growing number of people who smoke marijuana and the change in people's opinions of the drug over the last 50 years.

Countdown - The Tillman Truth

Keith Olberman spoke with Jon Soltz of VoteVets.org, about the suspicious death of Corporal Pat Tillman, and the Congressional hearing that will take place next week.

Irene Cara - "(Flashdance) What A Feeling"

Theme song from the movie Flashdance.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Rafael Mendez - The Trumpet

In this segment from a television special, entitled The Trumpet, musician Rafael Mendez discusses finger dexterity and breath control. And then illustrates these concepts by playing "Flight of the Bumble Bee" and an excerpt from "The Mexican Hat Dance", which he plays entirely in one breath.

Sergio M. & Brasil '66 - "Fool on the Hill"

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 performing live for television.

Japanese Host Men

Click to view video.

A look at the male hosting (or escort) service in Japan, from the documentary The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief. (Click to view the entire film.)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

GoLeft TV: Rigged Clinical Drug Trials

In this video from GoLeft.TV, attorney Michael Lynch details the devious practice of rigged clinical trials in the drug approval process. Americans are spending billions of dollars on drugs that don't work.

Bob Dylan - "Maggie's Farm"

Performed live on May 23, 1976, during a concert at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado, during the second leg of the Rolling Thunder Revue. This concert was broadcast on NBC later the same year.

Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade of Pale"

Performed live for television in 1967.

INXS - Kiss the Dirt

Roy Orbison - "Lana"

Performed live on The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club in 1974.

Holy Motherfucker...

The House Oversight Committee held another hearing today. This one was for Allegations of Waste, Fraud and Abuse at the New U.S. Embassy in Iraq. The Committee is examining the performance of the State Department and its contractors in the construction of the new $600 million U.S. embassy in Baghdad. They are reviewing questions about the embassy compound construction, as well as allegations of labor abuse through improper contracting practices.

The clip below is the opening testimony of Rory Mayberry, a former subcontractor employee for First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting Company. This is probably the most shocking testimony the Committee has heard yet! According to Mayberry, the US State Department & its contractors authorized the deception, kidnapping and forced labor of Philippino nationals, for the construction of the embassy in Iraq.

FOX Attacks Bloggers

Brave New Films has a new video exposing the lies and propaganda that FOX opinion media has spread about progressive bloggers. Sign up to participate in the campaign to alert FOX advertisers about what their ad dollars are supporting.

The Daily Show - Hearing Problems

Harriet Miers and Josh Bolton have been held in contempt of Congress, Gonzales refuses to answers questions in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Jon Stewart tries to make sense of it all.

Special Counsel Investigation on Gonzales

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) just gave a press conference, announcing that the Democrats of the Senate Judiciary Committee will be seeking a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

This Atheist's 10 Commandments

How Not to Get Your Ass Kicked...

Chris Rock's educational video on how not to get your ass kicked by the police, from The Chris Rock Show.

Not All Emo Folk Cry

This YouTube video
is a response to
this YouTube video.

I'm so glad that we didn't have the internet when I was her age...

Countdown - White House in Crisis

Keith Olberman spoke with Former Reagan Deputy Attorney General Bruce Fein about Bush's recent executive orders, as well as the growing bipartisan desire for impeachment.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Pap Attack: The Toxic GOP

Mike Papantonio of GoLeft TV and Air America's Ring of Fire talks about the deadly FEMA trailers that the Bush Administration has been using to house tens of thousands of still-homeless victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Billie Holiday - "Fine and Mellow"

Performed live on CBS's The Sound of Jazz in 1957. It is perhaps the single most famous live jazz performance in TV history. Accompaniment by: Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Eldridge, Doc Cheatham, Vic Dickenson, Danny Barker, Milt Hinton and Mal Waldron.

Public School House Rock!

Dysfunction Junction is a Mad TV parody of the old School House Rock cartoons, that teaches kids the wonders of psychoactive medication.

Altered Images - "I Could Be Happy"

Dimitri From Paris - "Sacre Francais"

Global Dimming

The full BBC documentary on a devastating phenomenon that rapidly increases the rate of global warming, and causes more droughts and famine.

"Girl From New York City"

Donny Osmond & Tom Jones share a duet on Tom Jones and Friends Live.

Mummenschanz on the Muppet Show

The Yes Men

The entire documentary, with Spanish subtitles.
(Click the "CC" button to disable the captions.)

Bill Moyers - The Yes Men

Click to view video.

Bill Moyers sat down with the brilliant satirists Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men, who impersonate corporate representatives at international business conferences, and present outlandish schemes in order to draw media attention to serious issues.

The Daily Show - CNN/YouTube Debates

Last night's Daily Show devoted the entire episode to covering the CNN/YouTube Debates.

In this clip, Jon addresses the biggest complaint about the debate: the news network had no idea how to work with the new medium.

And in this clip, John Oliver does some political trendspotting, and submits his own YouTube-style question for the debate.

Latest Gonzales Hearings

In this clip from Countdown, Keith Olberman takes a look at some of the testimony given at yesterday's Senate hearings, in which Attorney General Alberto Gonzales either perjured himself, or revealed yet another secret domestic spying program. Clip includes highlights from Senators Diane Feinstein's & Arlen Specter's questions.

In this segment of the hearings, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tries to get a straight answer out of Gonzales, but basically proves that he's been lying all along and that he's completely incompetent. If it weren't so awful for our nation, this would be hilarious.

And, finally, during the closing statements of the day's hearings, Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy tells Gonzales that he's lost all trust in him and that he has no credibility. And at the very end, Code Pink supporters shout for Gonzales to resign.

UPDATE: TMPTV has put together a highlight reel of all of the ugliness from yesterday's hearings. This is as beautiful as it is horrible.

Mike Gravel: "Americans Are So Arrogant"

MSNBC's show Super Tuesday gave former Senator and democratic presidential candidate Mike Gravel a chance to answer questions from callers today, without interruption and ridicule. What a novelty!

I don't care if he doesn't have a chance. I love having him in this race.

Dancing Prison Inmates

Sure you've probably seen the "Thriller" video by now, from the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) in Cebu, Philippines. But did you know they did a bunch of other songs as well? And it's a pretty curious selection, too.

The "Thriller" video, re-enacted by more than 1,500 CPDRC inmates.

"I Will Follow Him", from the movie Sister Act.

Queen's "Radio Gaga", featuring excerpts of the original video and special effects.

A world record-setting 967 inmates participated in the "Algorithm March".

And, finally, "Jumbo Hotdog" by The Maskulados. The refrain, apparently, roughly translates to: "Jumbo Hotdog. Can you take me? Can you handle me?"

This is one swingin' prison...

Clean My Ride: Project Phin

This is episode #1 of a cute campaign to encourage Congress to push for ethanol and higher mileage standards.

Lisa Stansfield - "This Is The Right Time"

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bob Marley - "Is This Love?"

A Fox, a Wolf, and a Whole Lot of Bull

Remember how in the Fox Republican Debate, back on May 15th, the Fox anchormen asked Congressman Ron Paul if he was running for the election of the wrong political party, cause he believes that America has shitty foreign policy, and then Rudy Giuliani opened his big fat trap and said something really fuckin' stupid, and then every idiot on the TV set repeated the same piece of stupidity...?

Well, some bright person out there in the internets has put together this two-part video that sheds light on the media coverage and false accusations surrounding the event. It is shameful how over-represented and over-glorified the far right lunatic fringe is in our country...

Part 1.

Part 2.

CNN/YouTube Dem Debate Highlight Reel

TMPTV has put together a highlight reel of last night's debate, in case you missed it.


Here's another good ad from last night's CNN/YouTube Democratic debate, from John Edwards.

Brenda Dickson - Welcome to My Home

Brenda Dickson, former star of the soap opera The Young and the Restless, shares her tips for fashion and style in this video from 1987. I don't know which is more entertaining: her pageant-esque outfits, her dead cocaine eyes, or her pilled-out Percocet delivery. Maybe it's the full-package that makes her so horrendously wonderful.

Welcome to My Home, Part 1:

Welcome to My Home, Part 2:

Here's the gay translation of Ms. Dickson's instructional video.

And for more Brenda Dickson magic, here's her segment of the E! True Hollywood Story: The Young & the Restless.

Want to see Brenda in action on the '80s daytime drama? Here's a scene in which her character Jill Abbott is confronted by her ex-stepson(!) Jack about her involvement in an executive committee meeting. In a desperate attempt to keep him from attending the meeting, Jill tries to seduce him.

Apparently, Jack was unsupportive of her idea to introduce a men's cosmetics line...

Special thanks to Tammy for sharing the gorgeous insanity of Brenda Dickson!

Beatbox Chef

How to cook up the hottest beats right in your own kitchen.

George Benson - "Give Me the Night"

The Daily Show - Expert Tease

Jon Stewart tries to find out exactly what Bush is and what he is not.

Text "PEACE" to 73223

You may have spotted this ad if you watched tonight's CNN/YouTube debate. It's Dennis Kucinich's new campaign to send a message to the White House and the Democratic Congress. Text the word "PEACE" to 73223. It only takes a minute...

Sunday, July 22, 2007

R.I.P. Tammy Faye

As you know by now, Tammy Faye Messner has passed away this week. As nutty as she was, she was always genuinely sweet and hopeful. Even when things were really tough and she was suffering, she never had a bad word to say about anything or anyone. And despite religious differences, she was embraced by gays and fag hags early on for her loving heart, her compassion, and her yummy cracked-out awesomeness. Tammy Faye was a legend.

Here she is sharing the secrets of her make-up case in an excerpt from the fabulous documentary The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

In this clip from the same film, Tammy tells the story of how that back-stabbing bitch Jerry Falwell stole the PTL network away from her and her former husband Jim Baker. Narration by RuPaul.

And in this clip, Tammy Faye shares an anecdote about a time she prayed in the bath tub.

God, I'm gonna miss her...

Jessica the Hippo

This amazing wild hippopotamus has made herself a home with a South African family.

CNN/YouTube Debates Tomorrow!!

The big Democratic debate is tomorrow night on CNN at 7pm! This will mark the first presidential debate that features questions submitted by citizens, via the internet. Really kinda awesome... While CNN will be picking out which videos to use, you can vote on your favorites right now.

This question, from a teacher in Puerto Rico, is pretty badass, and I hope it makes the cut.

And I would just loooove to hear a response for this question on a coporate media outlet...

Overall, the YouTube questions are really interesting, with a range from global warming and healthcare to election reform and international diplomacy. For now, though, the #1 most popular video question regards the impeachment of Bush and Cheney, and there are dozens more just like it:

Family Guy - If Al Gore Was President

In this episode, Death allows Peter to go back in time, but when he returns to the present he discovers that Lois is married to Quagmire. An alternate version of the world is presented in which Al Gore is president.

*Le Sigh*

Do You Take Vitamins?

No wonder the Chinese government decided to execute the guy in charge of food and drug regulations...

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Generation Chickenhawk

A look inside today's College Republicans.

Teach-In - "Ding Dinge Dong"

Performed live, on behalf of the Netherlands, at the Erovision Song Contest in 1975.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Melle Mel & The Furious Five - "Beat Street"

From the 1984 film Beat Street.

Cheney Will Be President Tomorrow

Apparently, Cheney becomes President of the US every time Bush let's someone dig around in his asshole.

Mind Control Made Easy

How to become a cult leader.

Colbert & Michael Moore vs CNN

Michael Moore and Stephen Colbert talk about kicking CNN in the Blitzer.

The Daily Show - Return of the Jihad

Jon Stewart takes a look at how Al-Quaeda has gained strength since Bush invaded Iraq.

US Forces Working with the Terrorists

This segment from CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 shows how US forces are now working with brutal Sunni insurgents, as part of Bush's latest military plans in Iraq. The Shia-backed Iraqi government is NOT happy. It's basically militia vs. militia, one backed by the US, the other backed by Iran. And it's nothing but bloodshed and horror for everyone caught in between.

DIY - Impeachment

Did you know that there is a way for ordinary citizens to IMPEACH government officials? There is a clause in the Rules of the House of Representatives, known as the "Jefferson’s Manual". This document actually empowers individual citizens to initiate the impeachment process themselves.

The current campaign is to support Dennis Kucinich's resolution to IMPEACH Dick Cheney. Be sure to send a copy of your letter to the makers of the video posted above, Impeach for Peace. They are planning on hand delivering your letters to DC, in front of the national media, next week!!

Download the PDF file here.

Inside the Surge

This is an ABC News report from the streets of Baghdad. The soldiers are strained beyond belief. One even openly challenges any member of the Hill to join him for his 15 month tour. Others accidentally murder an innocent taxi driver, mistaking him for an insurgent. Warning: Graphic images.

This is ABC's follow up to the story, with responses from viewers and the mother of one of the soldiers in the piece above.

YouTube Campaign to Impeach Bush Now!

A number of YouTube members got together, released their statements of support to IMPEACH Bush, and edited them all together into one video. Includes speeches from Bill Moyers, Keith Olberman, Ramsey Clarke, Jack Cafferty & Tim Robbins, as well as the Neil Young music video posted below.

The movement continues to grow. Do your part to restore justice to this country.

Neil Young - "Let's Impeach the President"

Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On"

Rare footage of a live performance, from the 1973 concert film Save the Children.

Tracy Chapman-"Talkin About a Revolution"

Performed live in 1988.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Countdown - "This is YOUR War!"

Tonight's Special Comment from Keith Olberman regarded Bush's scapegoating of the War in Iraq. Apparently, after sending a letter to the White House, Senator Hilary Clinton received a response that basically blamed her, and every other citizen who has also questioned the validity of the war (you & me & more than 70% of the American people!), for "reinforcing enemy propaganda". Well... Keith went OFF!!

This is Keith Olberman's Special Comment.

And this is his interview with Senator John Kerry.

FEMA's Toxic Trailers

The House Oversight Committee held a hearing today on FEMA's Response to Reports of Toxic Trailers. They are investigating formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers provided for victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes and FEMA's response to these reports. Formaldehyde is used in paint and adhesives, and is classified as a "known carcinogen" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Reports of high formaldehyde levels found in FEMA issued trailers and FEMA's response raise serious public health concerns. More than 86,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina still live in FEMA trailers.

This is Chairman Henry Waxman's opening statements.

This is the opening statement from Mary DeVany, an industrial hygienist, who explained the danger of formaldehyde and the need for immediate action.

And this is Representative Elijah Cummings questioning the witnesses at today's hearing.

(What was it Kanye West so wisely said about George W. Bush??)

Storm Troopers Have Too Much Free Time

Unemployed Storm Trooper.

Tokyo Dance Trooper.

Vandals Destroy Hummer

I love how no one really feels bad for the owner of the car...

The Making of a Kiss Show

This is a special behind-the-scenes look at how Kiss concerts were put together, from the PBS kids show 3-2-1 Contact, from 1979.

Violent Femmes - "Add It Up"

Performed live at the Lyceum Theater in London, in October of 1984.

Let the Bodies Hit the Floor

Hysterical montage of charlatan "faith healer" Benny Hinn.

Chapelle Show - Knee High Park

The gang from Knee High Park teach kids valuable life lessons. Guest stars for this episode include Q-Tip, Snoop Dog & Charlie Murphy.

Drunk Monkeys

This is a clip from Animal Planet about the monkeys from the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. Apparently they developed a taste for alcohol about 300 years ago, and have found a way to satisfy their cravings by raiding local bars. Now they are studied for insight into human drinking patterns.

Quarterflash - "Harden My Heart"

Prefab Sprout - "Looking for Atlantis"

Performed live on the Terry Wogan Show in 1990.

Top GOP Candidate: None of the Above

In tonight's Countdown, Keith Olberman discovered that a recent poll of Republican voters shows that the majority chose "None of the Above" over the current GOP candidates.

NYC Transformer Explosion

Click to view video.

CrooksandLiars has raw footage from today's transformer blast in Midtown Manhattan. I heard the blast, but I live so far away that I assumed it was just thunder, as it had rained on and off all morning.

For the record - NO. THIS WAS NOT TERRORISM. Just another example of ConEd's ineptitude. Last summer they deserted Astoria, during a blackout that lasted more than a week. Last month, parts of Manhattan were blacked out, including Mayor Bloomberg's neighborhood. And back in the summer of '98 or '99, all the manhole covers down 14th street (a major crosstown thoroughfare that leads directly to the front door of the ConEd plant in Manhattan) blew clear off. So, today's event, while tragic, is nothing new.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Richie Havens - "High Flying Bird"

Performed live on BBC Four, his first appearance in the UK.

PS - Richie is playing a FREE concert this Saturday on Governors Island @ 1:30pm.

CSN - "Marrakesh Express" & "Blackbird"

Crosby, Stills, & Nash performing live in 1969 at Woodstock, from Woodstock-The Lost Performances.

Conspiracy of Silence

Okay, so this is a documentary film about the Boys Town molestation case (AKA the Franklin Coverup Scandal). According to witnesses and investigators, back in the 1980s there was a child sex and prostitution ring run out of Boys Town, Omaha, by local religious and political leaders, with ties all the way to the Reagan and Bush, Sr. Administrations.

Pretty outrageous, right? Well, it gets worse.

Apparently, this film was set to be aired on the Discovery channel back on May 3, 1994. It was printed up in the TV Guide and everything. But right at the last minute, unnamed officials from congress had the film seized and all copies destroyed. What is posted above is a damaged working copy of the film that was leaked to Former Nebraska Senator John DeCamp.

I'm normally skeptical about a lot of this kinda stuff, but considering all the crazy sex crimes we've seen pour out of the GOP & the Catholic Church lately... I find it hard to dismiss.

The Pixies - "Dig for Fire"

USA Up All Night

TMPTV has highlights from last night's all-night session on the hill.

OMG - Sen. Thune (R-SD) is such an idiot!! And can someone please smack Lieberman? Please?!?

America Speaks Out About the Iraq War

In this video from Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films, citizens, veterans and policy-makers speak out against the war.

Two Faced Dick

All hail the latest installment from Atlanta cable access TV's Alexyss K. Tylor Vagina Power Show! You may recall her previous masterpiece, Dick'll Make You Slap Somebody in the Face.

Stairway to Stardom

I wish I had this clip from TV Carnage on a constant loop...

How Not to Make Bread

This is a segment from a British PSA about nutrition. Consider it a lesson on how to make bakeries slightly obscene...

Japanese Man Lives with 100 Sex Dolls

Am I the only one who's kinda relieved that this dude has given up on real women?

The Daily Show - Hot and Fathered

Jon Stewart discusses the Catholic Church's recent $660 million settlement for 508 cases of child molestation.

The Word - Victimcrite

Stephen Colbert takes a look at whether or not Senator David Vitter (R-LA) should be considered a hypocrite for frequently the services of the DC Madam.

DC Pajama Party

If you haven't already heard, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is having an all-night session tonight! Details of the event are in the clip below from Hardball.

So, as a salute to this aggressive move from the Democrats (finally!), I figured, why not give 'em a little nacht muzik?

"All Night Long" by Lionel Richie.

"You Shook Me All Night Long" by ACDC.

"Up All Night" by Slaughter.

"Stay Up Late" by Talking Heads. (Fun-for-me factoid: I got to meet the kid this song was written about.)

"All Night Long" performed live in 1956 by Keely Smith and the Louis Prima Band.

"All Night Long" by the Mary Jane Girls.

"You Shook Me All Night Long", live duet by Celine Dion & Anastacia (who?) for VH1's Divas Las Vegas concert.

Nana Mouskouri - "A Force de Prier"

Greek singing sensation Nana Mouskouri performing live, on behalf of Luxembourg, for the Eurovision Song Contest of March, 1963.

Hardball - Cindy Sheehan Interview

Chris Matthews interviewed Cindy Sheehan about her grassroots movement to impeach Bush and Cheney, as well as her threat to run against Senator Nancy Pelosi if she doesn't put impeachment back on the table.

Creatures of the Abyss

PBS's News Hour speaks with French wildlife producer and journalist Claire Nouvian about her new book The Deep, a collection of more than 200 photos of rare and newly discovered aquatic species living in the deepest parts of the ocean.

Check out the online slideshow, for more awesome photos of these bioluminescent sea creatures.

Countdown - Bush Cover-Ups

Bush has invoked executive privilege in the Pat Tillman case, and has refused to allow Harriet Miers to testify before Congress. Keith Olberman talked to Jonathan Turley, constitutional law professor, about what legal recourse the Congress has at this point.

Eddie Izzard - Computer Armageddon

Performed live for his 1997 Glorious tour.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Daily Show - Iraq War Report Card

The Bush Administration released a report card on itself and, well...

The Daily Show - Language Burier

John Oliver takes a look at Senator Inhofe's initiative to make English the official language of the US.

Breaking News: Web Crash 2007

Top story from the Onion News Network.

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Full documentary film about the Motion Picture Association of America's rating system and its effect on American culture. It's a fascinating film. You won't look at movies the same way again.

Magical Mystery Tour

The full Beatles movie.

Inside Scientology

Full episode of ITV's The Big Story: Inside the Cult, an undercover investigation of Scientology. Features interviews with former followers and leaders of the cult, as well as undercover footage of actual training and recruitment sessions.

How to Create an Angry American

Fabulous video documenting the lies, manipulations and contradictions of the Bush Administration.

Helen Hume - "I Cried For You"

Performed live with Count Basie in 1952.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

zZz - "Grip"

This is a one take, overhead-shot video, with professional trampoline gymnasts simulating typical video effects. Recorded live for the opening of Nederclips at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

The Comic Stylings of Mike Tyson

Uncensored wisdom from the infamous boxing legend.

Hayseed Dixie - "I Don't Feel Like Dancing"

Country/Bluegrass version of the Scissor Sisters song.

Fun Boy Three - "Our Lips Are Sealed"

Performed live on Switch in 1983.

Bit of history: this song was co-written by Jane Wieldin, of The Go-Gos, and Terry Hall, lead singer of Fun Boy Three, and formerly of The Specials. The Go-Gos released their version in 1981, with great success. This version, released in 1983, was produced by David Byrne of the Talking Heads.

Dschingis Khan - "Dschingis Khan"

Performed live in Jerusalem, Isreal, at the Eurovision Song Contest on March 31, 1979.

Call Nancy Pelosi Today

Davis Fleetwood's latest videoblog asks you to call Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi right now and tell her to put IMPEACHMENT back on the table by July 23rd. Play along at home. It's easy!

Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows

This clip of Leslie Gore, performing her big hit "Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows", comes from the 1965 film Ski Party.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Bee Gees - "Nights on Broadway"

Performed live on Burt Sugarman's The Midnight Special in 1975.

Petula Clark - "Downtown"

Performed live on Top of the Pops in 1964.

Sesame Street - Orange Sings Carmen

Classic stop motion animated film about an orange with a passion for opera.

How To Get a Cork from a Bottle

Really neat party trick.

Bush Censors Science

After Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona's congressional testimony that the Bush administration suppressed and manipulated science to fit their ideology, CNN took a look at what may be a pattern of political and partisan pressure.

Here is Richard Carmona's opening statement before the Congressional Oversight Committee.

Did You Know 2.0

Thought-provoking statistics and information about new technology for future generations.

Pizzicato Five - "Audrey Hepburn Complex"

The band's first single, from 1985.

BBC Horizon: A War on Science

Full episode from this BBC series, chronicling the recent attacks on evolution and scientific evidence, by religious fundamentalists.

The Secret Life of Plants

Rare 1979 documentary, based on a book by the same name, featuring music from Stevie Wonder's album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants.

There's lots of cool, trippy time-lapse photography of plants growing and flowers blooming, and well, it's pretty trippy overall... According to some scientists, plants have feelings and consciousness. Others have even tried to give plants a voice. And then there's the interpretive dance...

Deciphering "Mack the Knife"

Pearl Bailey and Dinah Shore try to figure out the meaning behind the old standard. Performed live on the Dinah Shore Chevy Show in 1960.

Hardball - Sex, Lies & Politics

Reporter David Shuster takes a look back at some of the most notorious political sex scandals in recent memory.

David Hasselhoff - "Pingu Dance Rap"

In 1989, David Hasselhoff released the single "Pingu Dance" in Switzerland. It was a rap song based on the Pingu animated series and it featured a number of samples of Pinguish.

David Bowie - "Ashes to Ashes"

Friday, July 13, 2007

Republicans Sure Do Love Illegal Sex...

Good Lord! The latest to be caught is Bob Allen, a Republican state legislator for Brevard County, Florida, as well as a John McCain 2008 campaign co-chair. He was arrested on Wednesday afternoon, at a Titusville Park, for offering $20 to perform oral sex on an undercover male police officer in a public bathroom.

Here's a local report featuring his perp walk.

And here's another local report with commentary from Bob Allen.

Mmmmmm.... smell those "family values"!

Bill Moyers - Impeachment

In tonight's Bill Moyers' Journal, Bill spoke with Bruce Fein, a constitutional scholar, and John Nichols, correspondent for The Nation magazine, about the possibility and validity of impeaching Bush & Cheney.


Stop Being Stupid on Iraq

Rachel Maddow takes a look at where the presidential candidates, both republican and democrat, stand on the Iraq War and she isn't impressed.

How to Commit the Perfect Murder

BBC documentary that thoroughly investigates the forensic science used to uncover murders.
WARNING: There are some pretty graphic images.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Shonen Knife - "Redd Kross"

Countdown - Michael Chertoff's Gut

Another biting and eloquent special comment from Keith Olberman.

Kahimi Karie - "Good Morning World"

Cocaine Cowboys

Cocaine Cowboys is the true story of how Miami, FL became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States. This astounding documentary chronicles the development of the massive illegal drug trade in Miami during the 1980s. Features detailed interviews with high-level drug dealers, law enforcement, journalists and hitmen.

Larry Flynt: "Payback's a Bitch"

Larry Flynt's investigation into the DC Madam's phone logs led to the discovery of the Senator Vitter (R-LA) connection. And now he claims to have 30 solid leads into other cases, including two more senators and 25 congressmen, as well as other top-ranking officials. No politician, from either side of the aisle, is safe.

In addition, CrooksandLiars reports today that a GOP pundit has also been outed in connection with the escort service.

You have got to love the fact that Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler Magazine, has got the GOP sweatin' like a whore in church...

RJD2 - "Work It Out"

Artist Bill Shannon was born with a degenerative hip condition, but has developed a way to express himself through dance. Here he performs - with crutches! - on the streets of downtown New York, in one continuous shot, for RJD2's latest video. Amazing.

Jonathan Harris: The Web's Secret Stories

Artist and computer scientist Jonathan Harris builds interactive online art projects that capture the world's expressions. At the TED conference, Harris shared his We Feel Fine project which snags feelings from people's blogs, catalogs them and then organizes them into customizable graphics and charts. He also unveiled his latest project Universe, an endless flow of tagged information from around the world, that reveals the zeitgeist in the form of clouds and constellations.