Sunday, February 28, 2010

from CNN ireports-1

Apparently if you have a web connection you can upload a "citizen journalist iReport" to CNN. This is one Bob Johnson from somewhere in Michigan. I haven't figured out how to get this page to load with the ireport embedded such that it doesn't autoplay, but you can pause it indefinitely, or at least until your connection to HZ refreshes.

[note: you have to hover over the video to make the controls appear.]

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Ladysmith black mambazo

the original is here.

"For 40 years, the choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo has captured the hearts and minds of people around the world, including former South African President, Nelson Mandela"

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Yes, even bar graphs

I heard that after they saw this, Gustavus Adophus called this guy wanting their degree back. Via Gawker, here.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Howard Zinn X2, from 2009

'Howard Zinn: relying on charity from the rich'

A Youtuber, mr1001nights, writes:

"From a talk I recorded at Harvard's JFK school of government in March, 2009, on a break from recording Thomas Ferguson for my documentary Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics"


and,from jpreeeter, "Howard Zinn on President Obama Recieving Nobel Peace Prize"

"The honorable author, historian, and social activist, Howard Zinn, taped at Lower Cape TV on Cape Cod 10/9/2009 commenting on President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace prize."

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Monday, February 22, 2010

stroke your plants

via CBS2, "world's most useless facts" (although this strikes me as moderately useful.)

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fora TV discussion of "the Daily show"

"Journalists Rachel Davis Mersey and Ted Anthony defend "The Daily Show" from NPR's Ira Glass, who argues that the program, while good satire, is a poor substitute for actual, in-depth news coverage."

the complete video is here.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Robert Greenwald vs. the History Channel -A petition telling the History Channel that until they stop running politically motivated fiction as historical "fact," you will refuse to watch their programming.

Robert Greenwald: "Joel Surnow, a hard-right activist and former Fox News producer who supported Rick Santorum and is close friends with Rush Limbaugh, is the executive producer of an upcoming mini-series on the Kennedys that is character assassination of the most disgusting kind.

Unfortunately, in its desperate quest for ratings, The History Channel has decided to let fiction pass for historical scholarship. The History Channel has decided to push Surnows sleaze, degrading the accomplishments and trashing the memory of one of our nations most beloved families."

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Parker Lewis können nicht verlieren

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Audrey Nelson on Fora TV

''Cleavage at Work? A New Dress Code for Professional Women''

Another video from Fora TV. This is Audrey Nelson. The full video of her presentation is here. Yes, the still image caught my attention.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Nixon and the HMO debate

via Ed Richey and Sean O'Neill.

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claymation resnais, sort of

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Friday, February 12, 2010

those pesky distinctions

gays in the military and new york magazine

screenshot from New York magazine, referencing this cbs news story.

and,catching up from last month:

"Bunch Of Phonies Mourn J.D. Salinger"

cross-posted at Dead Horse.

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Euronews: 2 stories

"Eyes in the sky helping with major disasters"

The tragic earthquake in Haiti last month triggered a vast international rescue effort. And space played a vital role in saving lives. Observation satellites are helping by providing crucial information in the emergencies that follow major natural disasters....

Euronews interview with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sunday Morning- from 2003

from the 1st season of Dead Like Me, from the summer of 2003. I never watched this show during its original, brief two-season run, but then again I've never had any premium cable channels, and I think it was on Showtime. Nevertheless, having gotten past the silly intro sequence I'm growing fond of it now, watching it in its second or third life on Hulu.

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

CNN n' winter driving

Added On February 6, 2010
CNN's Reynolds Wolf visits a winter driving school and picks up some tips on how to navigate safely in the snow and ice.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Temple Grandin on CNN

LINK- HLN's Joy Behar talks with Claire Danes and autism pioneer Temple Grandin about the importance of treating autism early.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

3 Feb 2010 Muslims changing names to reduce discrimination