Archive for the 'Video' Category

DO WE PLAN OBSOLESCENCE FOR OUR FOOD…?

July 26th, 2015

Again, a comedian has to step forward to tell Americans how fucked up we are. I remember when I worked at the food co-op in Athens, Ohio, that much of the produce we had wasn’t all that pretty, but no one cared. I don’t know that this is the case, but I imagine that farmers […]

ALL LIVES MATTER IS A NON SEQUITUR…

July 25th, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Felonious Munk might be the comedic twin to Ta-Nehisi Coates. This week I’ve begun reading Coates second book—I’ve long been a fan of his blog posts and magazine articles—Between The World And Me. Coates is a brilliant writer and thinker and I was only on page seven when […]

OHIO’S JFK: JOHN FREAKIN’ KASICH…

July 24th, 2015

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HERITAGE…? PRIDE…? RIIGGGHHHHTTTTT…

July 22nd, 2015

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GLANVILLE ADDRESSES PARLIAMENT ON BADAWI…

July 17th, 2015

In other Badawi news: This could be Raif’s chance – ask for his freedom.

DON’ FUCK W’ ME, I’M JUST A GUARDIAN READER

July 14th, 2015

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JOHN OLIVER ON OUR DARK CARNIVAL…

July 13th, 2015

I’m watching Gillian Anderson in The Fall on Netflix at the moment and I’m taken with how Anderson’ character plays with the undercurrent of misogamy that runs through each episode.

JOHN OLIVER ON THE SENATE’S TORTURE REPORT…

July 12th, 2015

Our house guest, a cousin from Wales, thinks having John Oliver’s job—telling Americans how fucked up we are—would be his dream job. Senate Intelligence Committee Report On Torture.

WE GET THE VICTORIAN HOLMES FOR CHRISTMAS…!

July 11th, 2015

Steven Moffatt’s 21st century update of Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most talked-about BBC shows of recent years, pitting Benedict Cumberbatch’s meticulous detective against a host of contemporary foes—while keeping a little of the emotional repression of Conan Doyle’s creation. Now for an upcoming Christmas special, Moffatt is doubling back on himself, taking […]

WAVES OF SAND AS DEVASTATING AS TIDAL WAVES…

July 4th, 2015

Dune, one of the 18 books that have shaped my world, was first published by Chilton on 1 October 1965. One of the very few DVD/Blu-Ray discs in my collection is the David Lynch vision of Dune. Hari Kunzru celebrates the golden anniversary: During the period he wrote Dune, his wife Beverly Ann was the […]

THAT VS. WHICH USAGE BATTLE…

July 4th, 2015

I always enjoy the Merriam-Webster Ask The Editor videos. While I have my own quirks—over vs. more than being one particularly irritating example*—I appreciate the squishy language aspect brought to the table by the editors. Language Arts teachers across the United States, and possibly in the rest of the English-speaking world, notwithstanding, words are what […]

TEACHING DEMOCRACY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE…

June 29th, 2015

Hmmm… Maybe he was thinking of these Red Tails…

LARRY WILMORE DEFINES THE REPUBLICAN FIELD…

June 28th, 2015

I know that a lot of people lament losing Jon Stewart, but the rabbi taught his pupils well.

PAPA POPE NAILS THE BIGOTS TO THE FLAG POLE…

June 27th, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Now that is the speech I, and many others I’m sure, wish our President had delivered.

LARRY WILMORE ON CHARLESTON…

June 20th, 2015

I’m uncertain as to why The Nightly Show links are posted before they become active, but I expect that this embedded video will work later (the time is now 0753) today. Until then, here is a direct link. Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows

OWNING OUR FAUX TWO-PARTY DEMOCRACY…

June 13th, 2015

Our pseudo two-party political system works so well, other oligarchs want to duplicate our success. Jon Schwarz writes in Russian Oligarch Wanted to Turn My Joke Into Reality: One of my core political beliefs is that there would still be a Soviet Union if they’d been smart enough to have two communist parties that agreed […]

BUT, BUT THEY’RE WHITE…! OH, NEVER MIND…

June 8th, 2015

[Update on 9 June from The Guardian: “Unlike Ferguson, North Charleston or Baltimore, no one was killed or injured here. This is an affluent, mostly white area without a history of serious racial tension. But the expressions of anger and the demands for change on Monday night in McKinney, Texas, recalled scenes from elsewhere in […]

FLEEING POLICE IS NOT A CAPITAL CRIME, DAMN IT…

June 3rd, 2015

I left the following comment on the story in reply to Rhodan 1970 who made the repugnant You run from the law, you end up with a good chance of having an entry wound on the back side lame excuse: We do not allow summary executions here and fleeing from the police is not a […]

MA AND PA AND OUR FIRST BLUEBIRD FLEDGLINGS…

June 1st, 2015

Ma and Pa have already built nest number two and are waiting for this brood to mature.

HOW TO INFLATE A CONCRETE SHELTER…

June 1st, 2015

Behind my grandparents’ home on Front Street in Marietta, Ohio, between the garden and and the Marietta Boat Club on the bank of the Muskingum River, was a concrete boat. Not a boat for hauling concrete, but a boat made from concrete. I’m not sure how the relic from WW II came to be there, […]

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