Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gwen Guthrie - "Ain't Nothing Going On..."

...But the Rent!

Red State Update: Ain't Nothin' Going On

Jackie & Dunlap cover all the latest campaign news, from the Florida primary results to the GOP debate at the Reagan Library.

A Message to Rudy from Anonymous

So long, sucka!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Muppets - The Jabberwocky

The classic Lewis Carroll poem from Alice in Wonderland, reenacted by Muppets.

Hey There I Lied, Yeah

Vote pro-war democrats out of Congress and the Senate.

Faithless - "Insomnia"

New Order - "State of the Nation"

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

State of the Union

Did you watch Bush's final state of the union address last night? Yeah, me neither. I assume it was as worthless as it's always been. More useless lip-service about Mars and steroids and mystical uranium from *Africa*... Ooooo-aaaahhh! Booga booga! Stupid fucker gives fresh resonance to the term "LAME duck".

Any-who! Seems a perfect time to look back on some old skits from Saturday Night Live.
This one from the year 2000, starring Will Farrell, was performed before the election, as A Glimpse of Our Possible Future, if Bush were elected. It was supposed to be a work of fantasy, but ended up being more of prediction. Whoever wrote this piece needs to read my tarot cards!

This clip from 2006, stars Former Vice President, Nobel Prize Winner, Oscar Winner and best-selling author, Al Gore - the man who should have been elected President way back when... Here he presents his state of the union address, in the parallel universe in which he actually won the 2000 election. We need to find a wormhole or something, because I need to move to that universe, now!

Spanish for Your Nanny

Rich women learn helpful phrases, so they can communicate with their nannies.

Nirvana-"Where Did You Sleep Last Night?"

This cover of the traditional American folk song was recorded live in New York City, for MTV's Unplugged, on November 18, 1993. The video and recording were released a year later, after Kurt Cobain's death.

John Lennon - "How Do You Sleep?"

Original 1971 video, directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Vermont Might Arrest Bush and Cheney

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks reports on new legislation presented by the people of Battleboro, VT, to arrest George W. Bush & Dick Cheney for high crimes against the citizens of the United States.

Headzup: Profiles In Greed - Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil is on the verge of breaking its current record for most money ever made by a single corporation.

Wally Sutton and Dolly - "Save Our Planet"

Ventriloquist Wally Sutton performing his environmental anthem on cable access television.

Julie Atlas Muz: Moon Balloon

New York City's most famous burlesque dancer, performing live on stage, with a balloon, to an instrumental version of "Moon River".

Balloon Phobia, on Helium

Maury Povich did another one of his shows where he terrorizes people with strange phobias. This time it was a woman with a fear of balloons. To make this clip even more demented, the person who posted it sped up the film. And somehow the ridiculousness of the whole situation seems more appropriate.

If you need to watch this at regular speed, clickyclicky.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Curtis Mayfield - "We Got To Have Peace"

Performed live on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972.

Fatback Band - "Do The Bus Stop"

Medical Marijuana Vending Machine

How soon before one of these is hacked?

Ultimate Cubicle Prank

This has got to be the most elaborate cubicle prank ever.

Top 10 Obama Campaign Promises

Democratic candidate Barack Obama joined David Letterman on Thursday, January 24th, to share his top ten campaign promises.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Disappearing Republicans?!?

Rachel Maddow's Campaign Asylum is back! And she's talking about the biggest, and most overlooked, story in this year's presidential run.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Colbert Report - Strikes & Negotiations

In this clip from last night's show, Stephen Colbert tells the story of the Charleston Hospital workers union strike of 1969, and how it's all about Stephen...

Stephen interviews Ambassador Andrew Young, who settled the Charleston union strike.

And, finally, in this clip, Stephen leads the Harlem Gospel Choir in a musical tribute to all of those involved in the WGA strike.

R.E.M. - "Driver 8"

Performed live on Germany's Rockpalast, on February 10th, 1985.

Why Is Impeachment Important?

While Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) continues to fight for impeachment hearings, The Real News Network checked in with scholars David Swanson & Bruce Fein to find out if impeachment is really the answer.

Top 10 Bush Ideas to Stimulate the Economy

On last night's Late Show with David Letterman, David shared the top ten Bush ideas for stimulating the economy. Number two might actually work!

Red State Update: Thompson Drops Out

Fred Thompson has dropped out of the presidential race and poor old Jackie is devastated.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Parody of Tom Cruise's Scientology Video

Actor Jerry O'Connell made this very funny spoof of Tom Cruise's super weird and creepy Scientology video.

Paul Westerberg - "I Will Dare"

Bootleg footage from his July 31st, 1996, concert at Irving Plaza in New York City.

The Cramps - "The Way I Walk"

Performed live on June 13th, 1978, at the California State Mental Hospital.

Whodini - "The Freaks Come Out at Night"

Boney M - "Rasputin"

Daniel Sentacruz - "Linda Bella Linda"

1976 live television performance by the Italian pop band The Daniel Sentacruz Ensemble.

Timmy's Wish

Little Timmy prays to Jesus for help and gets more than he bargained for, in this short film from 2001.

Lavatory Lovestory

Sweet tale of love from Russian animator Konstantin Bronzit.

Headzup: MLK & John McCain

Is John McCain a racist, or does he just support racism?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr. - "I Have a Dream"

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

U2 - "MLK"

Excerpt from the band's concert film Rattle & Hum, which chronicled their 1987 North American tour.

The Truth About Vitamins

BBC documentary that takes a close look at the myths and consequences of taking vitamins.

Stevie Wonder - "I Don't Know Why"

Performed live for television in 1969.

Bob Marley - "Stir It Up"

Performed live on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973.

James Brown - "Sunny"

Performed live in Paris in 1971.

Sesame Street - The Number 10

Short trippy animation on how to count to 10.

Red State Update: Primary Results

Campaign fatigue sets in as Jackie and Dunlap take a look at the results from this weekend's primaries in Nevada & South Carolina.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Much Ado About Nutting

1953 Chuck Jones animation about a squirrel just tryin' to get a nut.

The Daily Show - Wait and Switch

Samantha Bee investigates the latest attack on Washington lobbyists.

Real Time - Caucus Me

Bill Maher asked people at the local farmer's market to convince him to vote for their favorite candidate.

The Gong Show - Oingo Boingo

Clip from a 1976 episode of The Gong Show, featuring a live performance by The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.

Monty Python - Upperclass Twit of the Year

Full version of the classic sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus, recorded in December of 1969.

Great White Mark - "Sorrow of the Soldier"

Voices Unlimited - "Homeless"

Wonderful cover version of the famous song by Paul Simon & Ladysmith Black Mambazo, performed live by this acapella group from Salzburg, at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.

FOX Attacks Homeless Veterans

A recent study by the National Alliance to End Homelessness reported that there are roughly 200,000 homeless veterans in the US. FOX's Bill O'Reilly claims that this is a lie and that there are no homeless veterans.

If you would like to educate Bill O'Reilly further on this subject, here's his email address:

Lewis Black - Queers

Segment from Lewis Black's comedy show Red, White & Screwed, in which Lewis rants about the bullshit theory that legalized gay marriage would destroy American families.

Real Time - Dan Savage in South Carolina

Sex columnist, and correspondent for Real Time with Bill Maher, Dan Savage met with Mike Huckabee supporters in South Carolina, to get their perspective on what effect a religious president might have on the homosexual community.

Conan v. Colbert - Who Made Huckabee?

Opening monologue from the January 18th episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, in which Conan claims that he, not Stephen Colbert, is responsible for creating the Mike Huckabee phenomenon.

Kathy Griffin - Strong Black Woman

The full-length 2006 stand-up comedy show, featuring her famous story about going backstage at a Celine Dion concert.

Friday, January 18, 2008

R.I.P. Mr. Toy Man

Richard Knerr, inventor of the frisbee, the hula hoop, the slip & slide and many other celebrated toys for children, has passed away. But his creations have given millions of people joyful memories that will last forever. What an incredible legacy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Simon & Garfunkel - Concert in Central Park

The entire reunion concert, performed live for more than half a million people, on September 19th, 1981, at the Great Lawn in Central Park.

Fred Astaire - The Hat Rack Dance

In this clip from the 1951 film Royal Wedding, Fred Astaire performs one of the most memorable dance routines of all time, with just a hat rack and some gym equipment.

Vanilla Fudge - "You Keep Me Hanging On"

This amazing psychedelic cover of the famous Supremes hit was performed live for television in 1967.

Jackson Browne - "Running On Empty"

This classic rock tune was played live, with Bruce Springsteen on backup, at the Rally for Disarmament on June 12th, 1982, in New York City's Central Park.

Indecision '08 - Who's the Reganiest?

Jon Stewart takes a look at the Reagan-Off during the South Carolina Debate.

Stephen Colbert reports on Thompson's attack on Huckabee.

Would the GOP Rather Vote for a Dead Guy?

Air America's Sam Seder questioned GOP supporters about their allegiance to their candidates.

Romney Defends Allegations of Tolerance

Accusations have been made that Republican candidate Mitt Romney might be tolerant of homosexuals. The Onion News Network has the latest.

Headzup: Blackwater Gases U.S. Troops

In this installment, the crew at Headzup wonder what Cheney's response to Blackwater's gassing of US soldiers might be.

Scandal - "The Warrior"

In a post-apocalyptic world, rife with interpretive dance, Patty Smythe is... The Warrior.

Darth Vader Is Coming to America

Some wonderfully demented person on the internet has dubbed the voice of James Earl Jones's character from the film Coming to America, into these clips from the original Star Wars movie.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Rita Martinson - "Soldier, We Love You"

Special thanks to Knuckles for sending in this wonderful live performance.

Democrats for Romney

In today's Michigan presidential primary, Democrats have a unique opportunity to screw over the Republican Party.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Kill the White People

Classic early '80s Saturday Night Live sketch featuring Eddie Murphy as a reggae singer at a fundraiser.

The Road to the Greenhouse

PETA has a little fun with the presidential candidates and food puppets.

Bill Moyers Journal - Sanford Levinson

Click to view video.

Bill Moyers sat down with Sanford Levinson, author of "Our Undemocratic Constitution" to discuss some of the ways in which the US Constitution is seriously flawed and hindering the governance of modern American society.

Has Your Opinion of the Iraq War Changed?

The government is touting some minor progress in Iraq these days, so CNN's Jack Cafferty posed this question to his viewers & read their emailed responses on the air.

New Bush Coins

C+C Music Factory-"Pride (A Deeper Love)"

Crystal Waters - "100% Pure Love"

Club Kid Party at Twin Donuts

Click to view video.

Back in the early '90s Michael Alig was the king of the New York nightlife. He was the top party promoter and darling of the club kids. And then he went and killed his roommate, chopped him up into little pieces and threw his body in the East River. And the city's club scene floated away with the remains of victim.

But, before he went all psycho, Michael Alig threw the hottest parties this town has ever seen. And this is ultra-rare footage of one of his infamous outlaw parties that he threw at a donut shop in Manhattan, with some of the city's most notorious club kids. And, yes, that's Leigh Bowery wearing a toilet seat on his head. And yes, that's James St. James tweeking in the back, as usual...

God, I miss those days.
Extreme gratitude goes out to Knuckles for sending in this video!!

Countdown - Bushed

In this installment of his "Bushed" segment, Keith Olberman takes a look at no-bid contracts, the case of the destroyed torture tapes, and then finds the saving grace of capitalism.

Shields & Yarnell - Clinkers at Breakfast

Mime sketch from the late 1970s, featuring their famous robot characters, The Clinkers.

Tony Orlando & Dawn-"Knock Three Times"

Music video for the 1971 #1 hit.
(Looks like it was filmed in front of the conservatory at the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.)

The Lorax

Full 1972 Dr. Suess animation.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Duck Herding Remix

Oh, yes.

Monsterpiece Theater - Guys & Dolls

Because some guys really like to play with dolls.

People in Order

British short film of people in order from ages 1-100.

The Daily Show - Bush in Isreal

Jon Stewart takes a look at Bush's trip to Israel.

B-52's - "Give Me Back My Man"

Chris Matthews Is a Douche

This is real audio of Chris Matthews on MSNBC, January 9th, 2008 (the day after she won the New Hampshire Primary), discussing the reason he believes Hillary Clinton was elected to the Senate by the citizens of New York State.

George Michael - "Too Funky"

P.M. Dawn - "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss"

Andrea True - "More, More, More"

The 1976 disco hit from The Andrea True Connection.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Daily Show - New Hampshire Primary

Jon Stewart takes a look at the media's reaction to the New Hampshire Primary.

Colbert Report - Gov. Mike Huckabee

Stephen Colbert checks in with his running mate in '08 Governor Mike Huckabee.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Cher and Bette Midler Medley

Cher and Bette Midler sing a medley of songs about scandalous women in this segment from the first episode of Cher, which aired on February 16th, 1975.

Peggy Lee Live

Two yummy finds tonight for The Fabulous Miss Peggy Lee.

Live medley duet of "I'm a Woman" & "Wedding Bell Blues" with Petula Clark on the December 9th, 1970, episode of Petula.

"Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)", performed live on Something Special with Peggy Lee in May of 1966.

Hillary Clinton NH Primary Victory Speech

You might be looking at the next President of the United States.

Ralph Wiggum for President

Click to view video.

Simpsons campaign ad for Ralph Wiggum.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A Typical Conversation With My Mom

Animation from the series Tales Of Mere Existence by Levni Yilmaz.

Stewart & Colbert Return to TV

Last night marked the return of John Stewart and Stephen Colbert to the Comedy Central nightly line-up. Here's what they had to say about the WGA writer's strike.

A Daily Show with John Stewart

Writer's Strike Math

Daily Show/Colbert: Strike Shredder

Colbert Report: The Word (...)

Your Moment of Zen

Cat Stevens - "Wild World"

Performed live in 1971.

"The Monkey Song" with George W. Bush

An anti-evolution song from the 1970s by Crystal and Robyn Bernard, presented with photographic evidence that man is indeed kin to the monkey.

Squeeze - "Black Coffee in Bed"

Monday, January 7, 2008

The "Hello" Experiment

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Sculpture students in England were blindfolded and challenged to recreate the bust of Lionel Ritchie, from the famous video for "Hello".

Radical Christian Missionaries in Iraq

German news program Panorama, exposed the Christian missionary crusade happening in Iraq, with the full support of George W. Bush.

Yule Log (Directors Commentary)

The director of Yule Log III gives his insight into the making of the film.

Schoolhouse Rock - "Tyrannosaurus Debt"

Hansel and Gretel

Lotte Reiniger silhouette animation from 1955 of the classic fairytale.

The Babel Fish

Excerpt from the brilliantly low-budget 1981 BBC series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, describing the Babel Fish.

Sean Hannity Flees Ron Paul Supporters

After excluding their candidate from recent debates, an angry mob of Ron Paul supporters chased down Fox "News" presenter Sean Hannity, chanting "Fox News sucks!"

And then there was much rejoicing.

New York Airplane Flight

Paper airplane flying over lower Manhattan.

Goodbye Art: Family in Iraq

To commemorate the return of his Goodbye Art series, Phil Hansen created a portrait of his brother-in-law, who is being shipped off to Iraq.

A Car That Runs on Air

The BBC reports on a newly designed car that can travel 125 miles on a tank filled with $3 worth of compressed air.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Jam - "That's Entertainment"

Eric Burdon & War - "Love Is All Around"

Performed live for television in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1971.

Spinal Tap - "(Listen to the) Flower People"

From the infamous 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, directed by Rob Reiner.

Mahalia Jackson - "Down by the Riverside"

Live performance in a church from her European tour in the late 1960s.

Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Liberace

Clip from the 1980s Robin Leach show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous about the legendary opulence of pianist Liberace.
Side Note: If you'd like a closer look at some of the objects in the Liberace Museum, there's a bunch posted on my flickr account.

David Letterman & the WGA Strike

The Late Show with David Letterman returned this week, after making a deal with the show's writing staff. Thousands of other writers are still out on the picket line. So the first Top Ten list of the new season: Top Ten Demands of the Striking Writers, featuring actual striking writers.

Click to view video.

And here's a response from the AMPTP regarding the "Letterman Mutiny".

UPDATE: Letterman shared a video featuring the AMPTP's complaints about the Writers Guild demands.

Pap Attack: What We Learned in Iowa

In this clip, Mike Papantonio of Air America's Ring of Fire talks about the true lesson to be learned from the Iowa Caucus.

And in this video, Mike relishes the failures of the big money candidates and the special interest groups that support them.

Headzup: Bush's Shiny New Year

A few days late posting this one from Headzup, but it's still good.

The Misfits - "Rise Above"

This cover of the Black Flag anthem was performed live at Channel Club in Boston on March 20th, 1983.

Marianne Faithfull-"Ballad Of Lucy Jordan"

Performed on Top of the Pops in 1979.

Tenorikuma Meets Serani Poji

Super cute animated film featuring Tenorikuma, Sanrio bears who make coffee and fit in your hand.

Special thanks to Chris for sending in this video!

The Honey Cones - "Want Ads"

Performed on Soul Train in 1971.

Lewis Black - Dick Cheney

Two clips from Lewis Black's 2006 HBO comedy special Red, White & Screwed.


Axis of Evil.

Rollins Teeing Off on Revisionist History

Henry Rollins vents his frustration about creationism and the whitewashing of history.

Lena Horne Live

"Love Me or Leave Me" and "The Eagle & Me" performed live for television in 1965.

Light Criticism

Anti-advertising campaign in Manhattan by Eyebeam, known as "subvertising", that uses video ads to convey new messages.

The Muppet Show - Planet Koozbane

Kermit the Frog reports on the mating ritual of the Koozbanians, known as the Galley-oh-hoop-hoop. First aired on November 15th, 1976.

Monty Python - "The Galaxy Song"

Eric Idle sings about the universe and how insignificant we are, in this song from the 1983 Monty Python film The Meaning of Life.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Harvey Sid Fisher - The Astrology Medley

Samples from all 12 of his Zodiac-themed songs, brought to life with interpretive dance.

Special thanks to Chris for teaching me the beauty of Harvey Sid Fisher.

The Shamen - "Move Any Mountain"

You gotta love the low-budget effects used in the video for this 1991 techno hit.

Christmas Leftovers

The CBC takes a look at what becomes of the remains of the holiday season.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Aretha Franklin - "I Say A Little Prayer"

Brilliant live performance of the Burt Bacharach hit.

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - "Gangster of Love"

Performed for Avro's Toppop Discoshow, on Belgian TV in 1977.

Obama's Iowa Caucus Victory Speech

You might be looking at the next President of the United States.

Sandy Kane - "Gloria"

Manhattan cable access legend Sandy Kane performing her parody of Laura Branigan's "Gloria", on her weekly burlesque comedy show.

Chris Rock on Married Life

Clips from Chris Rock's 2004 stand-up comedy special Never Scared, on the topic of love and marriage.

The ups and downs of relationships.

Marriage is boring.

Everyone's looking for a soul mate.

Even Mandela got divorced.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Teh Best of Teh Cute 2007

The great and wonderful Cute Overload has a list of the cutest cuteness from last year. Brighten your day by checking it out.

The 1st Annual Golden Duke Awards

Josh Marshall of TPMtv announces the awards for the biggest crooks in politics.

In Pot We Trust

Full-length Showtime documentary about the issue of medical marijuana. The film takes an unbiased look at the controversy, from politics & law enforcement, to the tragically ill who benefit from the use of the drug.