Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Daft Punk - "Harder Better Faster Stronger"

This video for the live version of the song, directed by Olivier Gondry, is comprised of footage from 250 cameras held by audience members at the Keyspan Park show in Brooklyn on August 9th, 2007.

Mr. Awesome!

If you haven't seen The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters yet, consider it a priority. For it is in this amazing documentary that you get to meet Mr. Awesome, controversial world record holder for highest score on Missile Command. Posted below is an interview from the bonus features of the film's DVD, in which he promotes his book Mr. Awesome: The Comic Book Life of Roy Shildt. This clip will change your life.

And if you'd like to see something more recent, check out this video from the holiday party in 2006, where Mr. Awesome attempted to reclaim the world record on Missile Command, under new regulations. Before playing, Mr. Awesome had James AKA Blackboy sing a revised version of the national anthem, with lyrics written by none other than Mr. Awesome himself. As expected, it's awesome.

The Clash - "Straight to Hell"

Brilliant performance on Saturday Night Live from October 9th, 1982.

The Prosecution of Don Siegelman

60 Minutes ran a story this week about the unjust trial of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.

Campaign Finance Deformed

Josh Marshall breaks down all the details of John McCain's campaign finance woes, and how it will likely come back to haunt him in the near future.

Tina Fey Returns to Weekend Update

Tina Fey made a special appearance on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to discuss women's issues and to cast her endorsement for president.

The Word - Good Bad Journalism

Stephen Colbert takes a look at the latest media attacks on Obama and McCain.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Waitresses - "I Know What Boys Like"

How Much Money Did Romney Spend?

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks reports exactly how much of his own money Mitt Romney spent on his failed campaign run.

Red State Update: McCain's Alleged Affair

Jackie & Dunlap have a rather unique take on today's scandalous news.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Trevor Moore - "The America Song"

Enthusiastically patriotic music video from the IFC comedy show The Whitest Kids U' Know.

New Rules - Amazing Race

Bill Maher got his writers back and the New Rules segment made a welcomed return.

The Queen of Hearts

Cartoon short from 1934 based on the nursery rhyme about the Queen of Hearts, who made some tarts.

The Spies Who Love You

In this animation from Mark Fiore, Snuggly Bear explains why the government needs to spy on you.

Frank Sinatra - "Witchcraft"

Performed live for television in 1965.

Woman Sentenced to Death for Witchcraft

In 2005, the religious police of Saudi Arabia arrested a woman accused of witchcraft. Today she faces death by decapitation, unless the Saudi king intervenes on her behalf.

So, I guess this mean that the courts of Saudi Arabia are no more clever than those in Monty Python's Holy Grail.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Headzup: Helmets For Our Troops

The Pentagon just awarded a new $74 million dollar contract to Sioux Manufacturing, a company which just settled a lawsuit for providing faulty Kevlar helmets for our troops in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Grandma's Gay Stripper

This is a home movie posted on YouTube, of someone's grandmother's retirement party back in 1985.

Special thanks to Chris & Tammy for sending this one along.

The Zax

The story of the Zax, from the CBS animated special Dr. Seuss on the Loose, first aired on October 15th, 1973.

Spongebob Classics

The voices of the cast from Spongebob Squarepants dubbed over famous scenes from classic films.

PostSecret - A Valentine Video

Check PostSecret for more anonymous messages.

Lawrence Welk - "One Toke Over the Line"

Singers Gayle and Dale perform the "modern spiritual" in this clip from the Lawrence Welk Show.

St. Petersburg Is Smaller Than Moscow

Russian flip-book style animation sequence made almost entirely on post-it notes.

Muppets for President

Candidates that have run for president this year, alongside their Muppet counterpart.

D. Washington - "Send Me to the 'lectric Chair"

Dinah Washington performed "Send Me to the 'lectric Chair" live in 1958.

Sarah Vaughan - "You're Not the Kind"

Performed live in 1951.

Shirley Bassey - "Diamonds Are Forever"

Performed live in 1973.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Supremes - "Reflections"

Performed live on the "Tennessee" Ernie Ford Show in 1967.

Socially Irresponsible Investment Bank

Wormword Bayne, the investment bank for people whose greed is greater than their conscience.

Countdown - Special Comment on FISA

In tonight's Special Comment, Keith Olberman slammed Bush for his terror mongering, fascism and blatant lies. No more fear, indeed!

Stone Roses - "Waterfall"

Performed live on Other Side of Midnight in March of 1989.

La Sexilinea

In this episode of the Italian animation series La Linea, created by Osvaldo Cavandoli in 1969, Mr. Line. explores the perils and pleasures of love and sex.

Letterman Valentine's

One of the camermen for the Late Show with David Letterman has forgotten Valentine's Day again.

Mr. Schwartz, Mr. Hazen & Mr. Horlocker

Mr. Schwartz calls the police to report his noisy neighbors and everything gets a little weird after that.

Project Runway in 60 Seconds

MTV's Jim Cantiello has a hilarious recap of last night's episode. Catch up on past recaps over at MTV News. If you're a fan of Project Runway, consider it mandatory.

Less Jobs, More Wars

Brave New Films takes aim at Senator John McCain's anti-hope campaign platform.

Why Congress Can't Get Anything Done

Remember the US Attorney firing scandal?? Well, that whole mess was never resolved...

In the summer of 2007, the Judiciary Committee had issued subpoenas for the testimony of Harriet Miers & Josh Bolton. Then Bush turned around and claimed executive privilege and said they didn't have to show up. Today, Congress convened to address the matter and issue contempt charges against both Miers and Bolton, under House Resolution 982.

First up was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). She laid out the platform of the resolution, why it's necessary, and then pointed out that Bush's executive privilege nonsense doesn't apply.

Next came Representative Robert Wexler (D-FL), who reminded Congress that checks & balances are a primary function of the Legislative Branch of government.

And so, when faced with the fact that they would actually have to do their jobs and uphold the laws they were elected to protect, the GOP decided to throw a massive hissy-fit. Lead by Representative John Boehner (R-OH), the republican members of Congress staged a walk-out.

When you go the polls this November, remember who was willing to work, and who could care less about the Constitution and the rule of law.

UPDATE: I take it back! Congress actually accomplished something today! Democratic members of the House were able to pass HR 982, despite the Republican temper tantrum. Harriet Miers and Josh Bolton have both been sited with contempt of Congress. I guess this means they might be forced to testify now?? The Gavel has loads more video from today's proceedings.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Conan's Studio Tour

To help fill air-time on last night's show, Conan O'Brien took one of his audience members on a tour of some famous 30 Rock studios.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

More Candidates Court Fat Vote

The Onion News Network reports that the presidential candidates have been reaching out to fat voters, by eating large amounts of food.

What the Hell Is a Super Delegate?

TMPtv's Josh Marshall explains the whole mess about delegates and super delegates and what it all means for the democratic party nominee.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Deee-lite - "Runaway"

Pat Benatar - "Heartbreaker"

Queen - "Fat Bottomed Girls"

Frozen Grand Central

More than 200 people frozen in Manhattan's Grand Central Station.

Grace Jones - "Pull Up to the Bumper"

Live video for the 1981 dance hit.

Mario Cuomo's "Two Cities" Speech

Governor Mario Cuomo (NY) gave this famous speech, attacking Reagan's failing economic policies, at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco on July 16th, 1984.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Super Tuesday Is Coming

YouTube's political videoblog Citizen Tube takes a a look at the significance and history of Super Tuesday.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Countdown - FISA & the Telecoms

On tonight's Countdown, Keith Olberman issued the first Special Comment of the year. This time Keith takes on Bush for supporting immunity for the telecoms, for illegally spying on the American people, under the guise of national security.