Archive for the 'Video' Category

BURN, BABY! BURN!…*

April 29th, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows I’m not sure what is going on with the embed code, but here’s the direct link… *Nathaniel “Magnificent” Montague, 1965… (Montague is still alive. Has anyone talked to him in 2015?)

FREAKIN’ AMAZING AT 1,962 FEET…!

April 15th, 2015

At 598 meters (1,962 ft) below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, ROV Hercules encountered a magnificent sperm whale. The whale circled Hercules several times and gave our cameras the chance to capture some incredible footage of this beautiful creature. Encounters between sperm whales and ROVs are incredibly rare. E/V Nautilus is […]

SNOWDEN, THE NSA AND YOUR DICKAGE…

April 7th, 2015

Glenn Greenwald had this to say: On his HBO program last night, John Oliver devoted 30 minutes to a discussion of U.S. surveillance programs, advocating a much more substantive debate as the June 1 deadline for renewing the Patriot Act approaches (the full segment can be seen here). As part of that segment, Oliver broadcast […]

THIS IS NOT WHAT GEORGE HARRISON WANTED…

March 30th, 2015

In my moldy and decayed collection of eight-track tapes there was (I tossed them all two moves ago, but kept a list of what I had) was the two-tape collection of George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh, the mother of all benefit concerts. George and all the musicians who came together would not be happy with […]

HOW DO WE FIX CAPITALISM…?

March 24th, 2015

As we approach the 8th anniversary of our most recent Minsky Moment we still do not know how to prevent the next one. What we ought to know is that repeating the prophylactics of the past is, by one popular definition of the word bat-shit crazy insane, well, insane. Could the answer come from a […]

I’D SKIM UNTIL I COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE

March 24th, 2015

One of my nephews, upon graduation from high school, proclaimed that he would never have to read another book again. That is bad, but I know there are people who will think this 5 minute and 28 second video too long and boring to watch. From Nancie Atwell, the first recipient of the $1 million […]

DALTON TRUMBO: REBEL IN HOLLYWOOD

March 23rd, 2015

As a rule, I don’t watch the extras on DVDs because I have found them generally to be masturbatory filler. This has not been the case with the documentary Dalton Trumbo: Rebel In Hollywood found on 2009 DVD release. This hour-long documentary explores the career of Dalton Trumbo, his struggles as a member of the […]

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN

March 21st, 2015

I read Dalton Trumbo’s 1939 Johnny Got His Gun when I was in high school in the early ’70s, but I never saw the 1971 movie starring Timothy Bottoms as Joe Bonham, the Joe who who volunteered to save the world for democracy, until this weekend. The movie is brilliant and, I assume because Trumbo […]

FEEDING THE EFFELENTS…

March 19th, 2015

WHAT DOES THIS EARTH REQUIRE OF US…?

March 13th, 2015

BILL MOYERS: Welcome. In this broadcast you will meet an effervescent man who still believes we can make democracy work. Later we’ll talk about those people in Washington who refuse to let it work, but first Wendell Berry. A master of the written word, he rarely appears on television. For one thing, when he’s not […]

I ALMOST BOUGHT A MACBOOK PRO, THEN…

March 12th, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows What’s a nerd to do…?

ENLIGHTENMENT IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES…

March 5th, 2015

A co-worker sent me this story by Katharine Zaleski for Fortune magazine. I still am embarrassed by this memory. Five years ago I walked into an office on the twenty-fifth floor of the Manhattan headquarters of Time Inc. (which owns Fortune.) I was there to meet with Time.com’s then managing editor and pitch a partnership […]

NUDGE, NUDGE, WINK, WINK, SAY NO MORE…!

February 28th, 2015

SLAVERY, JIM CROW, SEGREGATION BILL PAST DUE…

February 27th, 2015

I only learned of Ta-Nehisi Coates August 2014 presentation before the Cleveland City Club last this week when I opened the March issue of The Real Deal Press and read R.T. Andrews’ front-page story Looking back to go forward. Ta-Nehisi has long been one of my favorite writers and I was looking forward to watching […]

21 FEBRUARY 1965…

February 21st, 2015

Entering the final days of Black History Month we remember the assassination of Malcolm X 50 years ago. I was a clueless and very white 4th grader on 21 February 1965 and while I knew, in a 4th grader sort of way, who Martin Luther King was, I would not learn of Malcolm X for […]

#JEFFWECAN…

February 20th, 2015

#jeffwecan

I DON’T OPPOSE THE DEATH PENALTY…

February 16th, 2015

I think that those who commit murder ought to be swiftly and permanently removed from society in the least expensive way possible. Our criminal justice system is so deeply flawed, however, I simply do not have sufficient faith that convicted murderers are guilty to accept such an irrevocable sentence. Rodney Reed, slated for execution in […]

MR. SHARPE IN SPACE…? I’M SO THERE…

January 31st, 2015

WITH DEAN WORMER AND MARMALARD IN CHARGE…

January 31st, 2015

The story of Gulet Mohamed is in no way humorous, but yet when I read about how we, the voting citizens of the United States have allowed our elected government, and the those they employ, to secretly exile Gulet, my mind leapt back to 1978 and Dean Wormer’s office. In late December 2010, 18-year-old Somali-American […]

WE NEED MORE STEPHEN FRYS IN THIS WORLD…

January 30th, 2015

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