Friday, November 30, 2007

The Bugaloos - "If You Become a Bugaloo"

From the 1970 Sid & Marty Krofft series.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Talking Heads - "Artists Only"

Performed on Saturday Night Live on February 10th, 1979.

The Pretenders - "Message of Love"

Performed live on Fridays in 1981.

Exposing Benny Hinn

CBC documentary about the fraudulent faith healer and televangelist Benny Hinn.

Sex Crimes And The Vatican

BBC Panorama documentary on the secret edict, called "Crimen Sollicitationis", which lays out procedures for dealing with child sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. This blueprint for cover-ups was enforced for 20 years by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now sitting Pope of the Vatican.

The Sugarcubes - "Deus"

God's Cool Designs

A look at all the things God, with His infinite intelligence, has designed.

Sesame Street - Yip Yips Meet the Telephone

Countdown - Rewriting History

Keith Olberman & Arianna Huffington discuss Karl Rove's recent comments that the US Congress is to blame for the Iraq War and that the Bush Administration did not want them to authorize military force.

The only shocking thing, to me anyways, is that Charlie Rose didn't start singing "Liar Liar" to Rove's face.

CNN/YouTube GOP Debate Highlights

Last night they held the latest Republican crazy parade. TPMtv has all the highlights.

And there was also this question from retired Brigadier General Keith Kerr, who served in uniform for 43 years and came out as gay after retirement. He wanted to know if Mitt Romney stood by his claims that he looked forward to the day when gays could serve openly in the military.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Who's The Reaganiest?

In honor of tonight's Republican CNN/YouTube Debate, I thought I'd post this question submitted by Red State Update. It seems to sum up the whole of the GOP's campaign for '08.

What If Rupert Murdoch Hadn't Been Born?

Skit from A Bit of Fry & Laurie, called "It's a Soaraway Life".

Huck Chuck Facts

Campaign ad from Republican candidate Mike Huckabee, starring Chuck Norris.

Unconventional Dance Moves

Elephant vs. Human in a Game of Darts

GOP Debate Song

Mike Gravel Music Video

It's impossible not to love this guy!

Ani DiFranco - "Untouchable Face"

Performed live at the New World Music Theater in Tinley Park, Illinois on August 28th, 1997.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Radiohead - Thumbs Down Webcast

To celebrate the completion of their new album In Rainbows, Radiohead broadcast a live show on the internet, on November 9th, 2007. What follows is a mix of studio performances, DJ sets & pre-recorded videos.


"15 Steps", a Se7en parody

"Faust Arp"

"The Headmaster Ritual", cover of The Smiths

Ed dancing around to "Take It Easy, My Brother Charles" by Jorge Ben.

"Jigsaw Falling into Place"


Some weird distorted version of "Arpeggi".

Colin plays "Uncertain Smile" by The The.

A Tender Moment with Ed

"Ceremony", cover of New Order

"Unravel", cover of Bjork

"Entanglement", a Thom Yorke DJ set.

"I Might Be Wrong"


Joan Jett - "Do You Wanna Touch Me"

Sex Pistols - The Last Show

The full final concert, performed on January 14th, 1978, at the Winterland in San Fransisco.

Sesame Street Timeline 1969-2004

A walk down memory lane on the 35th anniversary of the greatest children's television show of all time.

Liquid Sculpture

This is a ferrofluid art project, by Sachiko Kodama, named "Protrude, Flow". The artist used magents to introduce electro-magnetic waves, changing the ferrofluid from liquid to solid material, and back again.

Richard Nixon - "I Am Not a Crook"

A quick clip from Nixon's famous speech.

Veto Impeachment

Choose Bush or choose treason.

Seth McFarlane at the WGA Strike

Seth McFarlane's speech from the Writers Guild of America strike rally on November 9th.

Velvet Jones School of Technology

Eddie Murphy stars as Velvet Jones in this classic Saturday Night Live clip.

Oscar Peterson - "I Love You"

Performed live in Prague in 1974, accompanied by Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Stevie Wonder Camera Commercial

Fake 1980's Saturday Night Live ad for the Kannon AE-1 camera starring Stevie Wonder and Joe Piscopo.

Creature Discomforts

Aardman Animation, the makers of Wallace & Gromit, have teamed up with the Leonard Cheshire Disability campaign to promote awareness about the difficulties of being disabled in the UK.

Here's a report about the project from BBC News.

And here are the ads.

Senator Trent Lott Resigns

What is it they say about rats & sinking ships?

UPDATE: Keith Olberman & columnist Eugene Robinson weighed in on Lott's surprise departure on tonight's Countdown. Seems he wants to duck out before new limits on lobbying take effect.

Heidi Klum Loves Her Bazooms

Project Runway is back! And so is the loony Heidi Klum! I'm so glad this fabulously stupid show has come back for another season. If only for the Project Rungay recaps!

The Go-Gos - "Vacation"

Performed live on Solid Gold in 1982.

Okay, so my 2 week break from blogging turned into 4 weeks... Oh well, it was worth it. Vegas was fabulous. Chris & Stephen's wedding was a total blast. And it was the biggest treat in the world to spend time with friends who live so far away. I miss my west coast hoochies like crazy. I still hate that you moved. And I promise to never stop hating the distance.

Oh, and if anybody cares, there's literally over a thousand pictures up on my flickr account right now, with a couple hundred more still to come.