Archive for the 'Video' Category

THIS REALLY DOES CHANGE EVERYTHING…

September 4th, 2015

NO WONDER BIG SUGAR IS IN A SCREAMING PANIC…

August 15th, 2015

Last Tuesday I wrote about watching the documentary Fed Up, a film exploring the obesity epidemic in America and the central role played by sugar in that national disaster. This morning, while reading about Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, a Mauritanian sentenced to death for the crime of writing an article critical of the prophet Mohammed, […]

AVOIDING THE SWEET DANGER SPOT…

August 11th, 2015

Yesterday was something of an information perfect storm. I caught a bit of an National Public Radio story about Coca-Cola funding The Global Energy Balance Network, a front group to push exercise over not drinking cans of pop containing 9.33 teaspoons of sugar as a strategy to alleviate our current obesity epidemic. When I got […]

WHEN BERNIE SANDERS KEPT IT 100

August 9th, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows To the best of my knowledge, this was the moment–8 April 2015—that Bernie Sanders told us that he was running for his party’s candidacy to be the President of The United States of America. I have been jazzed ever since.

‘CAUSE NO ONE THINKS THEY’RE GREAT

August 3rd, 2015

When I was a budding radical in high school—I thought I was a revolutionary in my own pathetic teen agey way—I had an American flag hanging in my bedroom with 48 stars. I told my friends that I had the flag there because Alabama and Mississippi didn’t recognize The United States Constitution. I hope that […]

JUST ONE OF PRESIDENT REAGAN’S LEGACIES…

July 31st, 2015

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

Check out Undercurrents News Networks…

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.

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