Monday, March 31, 2008

Elephant Paints Self Portrait

On the off chance that CuteOverload is not a part of your daily life, here's an amazing video of an elephant painting its own self-portrait.

Recession: The Movie

McCain & Bush said their war policies couldn't lead to a recession. They were wrong.

Siegelman Released From Jail

After recent media outcry, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman was released from prison this week. MSNBC's Dan Abrams spoke with Representative Artur Davis and reporter Scott Horton about allegations that Karl Rove was behind the scandal.

Stone Roses - "Elephant Stone"

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - "If I Take You Home"

Ah, the video that inspired a thousand bad hair cuts in my grade school... Lisa Lisa's hair is still atrocious, but the song is still as slammin' as it ever was. And I know you still know all the words.

Hillary & Obama Suck Fat Ass

Drag queen Hedda Lettuce, of the Hedda for President campaign, shares her thoughts on the democratic competition.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Ali G - Sandwich War

Ali G spoke with Pat Buchanan about US elections, the Iraq War and Saddam's BLTs.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Obama's "More Perfect Union" Speech

Delivered on March 18th, at the Philadelphia Constitution Center. It's just over 37 minutes long and worth every single second. If you haven't watched it yet, consider it mandatory viewing.

It is probably one of the most important and beautiful speeches in recent memory, on race, political divisiveness and broader issues Americans face today. With this single speech, Barack Obama has dwarfed all competition and laid the groundwork for a brighter, more united future.

All I can say in response is "Hello, Mr, President!"

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Are You Smarter than a Tranny Hooker?

Another silly bit from The Big Gay Sketch Show, sent in by Angelo!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Japanese Animal Torture

Regular readers of CuteOverload will recognize this clip from Japanese TV. It's an experiment in animal willpower and discipline, with super cute results.

Alfonso Ribeiro - "Dance Baby"

Before he was Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, he was this kid in 1983.

Tracy Morgan's Rebuttal

A few weeks ago, Saturday Night Live alum and star of 30 Rock, Tina Fey returned to SNL's Weeekend Update to pledge her support for Hillary Clinton. This week, her 30 Rock co-star Tracy Morgan joined Weekend Update to talk politics and respond to Tina's comments.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Boney M - "Young, Free and Single"

The Electric Mayhem - "Sunny"

From The Muppet Show.

Lena Horne - "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"

Performed live on The Frank Sinatra Timex Show in 1959.

Bobby Darin - "Beyond the Sea"

Three Degrees - "Jump The Gun"

In The Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening

The strange trio of Bobbie Gentry, Bing Crosby and Tiny Tim sang a snippet of the classic song at The Hollywood Palace, January 1969.

What's My Perversion?

Clip from the 1972 Woody Allen film Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask).

Bettie Page Burlesque

The legendary Miss Page doing a silly little dance in this burlesque clip from 1950.

Chef Boy-Ar-Dee Commercial

Chef Boy-Ar-Dee was a real person! In this TV ad from 1953, Hector Boiardi, chef of a Cleveland hotel, promotes his prepared Italian foods for American consumers.

Special thanks to Chris for sending in this clip!

Wen - "La Cucaracha"

YouTube celebrity Wenarto strikes again. This time with friends and dancing and singing in Spanish.

Better Know A Lobby - Drug Lobby

Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report sat down with Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance to discuss drug legislation.

Great Moments In Presidential Speeches

Some nice internet person has created a compilation of some of the best clips from this regular segment on The Late Show with David Letterman.

A Loaf of Bread...

This classic clip from Sesame Street, circa 1972, is so ingrained on my memory that, to this day, every time i go to the grocery store, I go through the list: "a loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter", despite the fact that I almost never purchase any of these items.

Red State Update: Obama's Preacher

Jackie & Dunlap talk about Obama's preacher, Jesus and how all preachers are a little bit crazy.

The Daily Show - You're Not Helping

Jon Stewart addressed the controversial comments by Clinton supporter Geraldine Ferraro, as well as those by a preacher at Obama's church.

Ellen's Message to Rep. Sally Kern

If you haven't heard the latest bit of gay bashing ridiculousness, Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern went on an ignorance-filled tirade and someone recorded it. Then it hit YouTube and someone made a video out of it. And then an online protest cropped up and suddenly it was national news. And this last week, chat show host Ellen DeGeneres addressed the issue on her show.

Here is the video from Victory Fund, a group that helps to elect members of the LGBT community to political office, featuring audio of Rep. Kern's hate-speech, alongside video of the "I'm Listening" online protest.

Learn more about the Victory Fund and their protest. And find out more about the Sally Kern scandal and it's fallout over at Pam's House Blend.

The Return of South Park

Trey Parker & Matt Stone have come back for season 12. The first episode of the new season, "Tonsil Trouble", is posted below in two parts.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Countdown - Special Comment: Dear Hillary

Countdown's Keith Olberman issued another Special Comment last night: this time addressing Geraldine Ferraro's racist comments about Obama.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Super Liza

Alcohol gives Liza Minnelli super powers!

Special thanks to Angelo for showing me this clip from LogoTV's Big Gay Sketch Show.

Tucker - We Hardly Watched Ye

MSNBC has formally announced that Tucker Carlson's show Tucker will be canceled. David Gregory will be taking over his timeslot. 23/6 pays tribute to the fallen media hack.

TYT Calls It - Hillary Is DONE!

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks adds up the delegate math & makes the call. Can't argue with facts.

Iggy Pop - "Burning Up" & "Ray of Light"

At this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Iggy Pop & the Stooges paid tribute to fellow Michigan-ite Madonna by covering two of her famous songs.

Mo Rocca's Presidential Advice

Comedian Mo Rocca shares a bit of advice for the democratic candidates on CBS's Sunday Morning.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Gnarls Barkley - "Run"

Justin Timberlake stars in the latest seizure-inducing video.

Erykah Badu - "Honey"

Her new single, performed on VH1 SoulStage Live.

Culture Club - "I'll Tumble 4 Ya"

A Tribute to Fallen GOP Candidates

The Young Turks have posted their salute to the Republican presidential candidates that didn't quite make it.

Dead Or Alive - "You Spin Me Round"

Good luck getting this one out of your head.

Headzup: Bush Endorses McCain

What voting for McCain really means.

Swift Kids for Truth has an on-going series of fake political attack ads, featuring the Swift Kids.

First up, Barack Obama in "Snow Job".

Next, Hillary Clinton in "Hillary's Cookies".

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Texas / Ohio Preview

Today's the big day and Josh Marshall has an overview of the latest primaries, details on the odd Texas voting practices, and some possible outcomes.

The Democratic Messiah?

Current TV's Super News offers up their take on the democratic quandary.