Friday, October 31, 2008

Palin As President Interactive Site

Check out this amusing interactive website:

Wasilla "Rape Kits on Sale" Ad

Remember when Sarah Palin was charging rape victims for their own forensic exams? When you're that cruel, you're probably tacky enough to put them on sale! This video was produced for by Andy Cobb.

Barack Obama Interview with Rachel Maddow

Here's Rachel Maddow interviewing Barack Obama. She is intelligent and insightful. And he is just terrific. (In two parts.)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

American Stories, American Solutions: Full Video of Obama Special

The gift of this 30 minute special is that the American people get heard, appreciated, validated and respected. Much of it really moves me to tears. And it all speaks from Obama's core principle, "I'm asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington... I'm asking you to believe in yours." Watch:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obama, McCain Dance-Off! With Surprise Ending...

If only the Presidential Race could be decided as simply as a dance-off. The folks that made this put a lot of time and attention to detail into it. The beginning close-up itself is remarkable, not to mention the surprise ending. Watch:

Homo Horse to Compete in Breeder's Cup

While our attention has been on the Presidential Race, another race is making the news as Ship's Captain, an openly gay horse, prepares to compete for The Breeder's Cup! Watch the touching story courtesy of The Onion.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"Macs vs. PC" a la "West Side Story" & "Night of the Living Dead"

"The Evil Dead" meets "West Side Story" in this tale of rival Mac and PC gangs fighting -- and dancing -- to the death.

Single Man Dances to "Single Ladies"

My latest favorite thing on YouTube is this video of a guy doing the exact choreography from Beyonce's latest hit, "Single Ladies." He does it all in one take, which was the original concept for the real video. That said, Beyonce's video is still genius! Watch them side-by-side and see.

(HINT: If you turn down the sound on "Single Man" and have Beyonce playing 4 seconds behind, they are synched up!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Electoral College: Two Weeks to Go


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Obama '08 - "Vote For Hope" Video by MC Yogi

Hip-hop artist MC Yogi gives us the latest pro-Obama music video.

From MC Yogi's Vimeo Page:
“Vote For Hope” was written to encourage and inspire the hip hop generation—and everyone—to get involved, and contribute their time, energy, creativity, and other resources to be the change they want to see in the world. We have been inspired by the artistic and musical contributions that have been pouring out accross the nation in support of Barack Obama's campaign. Vote for Hope is our offering to this creative movement. It is our way of adding our small voice to the collective voice of millions of Americans calling for a change.

Colin Powell Refers to Platon Portrait of Elsheba Khan

In the previous post, we heard Colin Powell speak about a portrait that moved him about what America stands for. It was a reference to the photograph above by Platon of Elsheba Khan at the grave of her son, Specialist Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan from New Jersey who as Powell said was a 14 year old at the time of 9/11 and grew up to join the armed forces to serve and die for his country.

From "The New Yorker":
Platon took pictures of hundreds of men and women who volunteered to serve in the military and were sent to Iraq or Afghanistan. He followed them on their journey through training and deployment, after demobilization and in hospitals, to compile a portrait of the dedication of the armed services today.
You can see all of Platon's portraits on "The New Yorker's" website.

Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorses Democrat Barack Obama for President, describing the Illinois senator as a "transformational figure." I'm really moved by Powell's love for America, our people and our soldiers. He is definitely and inspirational figure:

Retired 4-Star General Powell, has served as National Security Advisor to Ronald Reagan, Chairman of the Joint Chief's of Staff to George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and Secretary of State under George W. Bush.

You can see the portrait Powell refers to in his statement in the next post.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Star Trek Movie Images & Stills

Stills and images from the upcoming Star Trek movie hit the web today. I think they are awesome. My favorite images are these ones of the bridge, Eric Bana as Nero, and the crew:

I would have loved to see the bridge look closer to the original, but I'm not disappointed with the upgrade. Though I do wish Uhura had a beehive!

Michael Urie Calls Anderson Cooper "Sassy Pants"

The fabulous Michael Urie from "Ugly Betty" appears on "Regis & Kelly" and has some choice words as he sizes up Anderson Cooper. Tension? Chemistry? You decide. I vote for "Sassy Pants" replacing "Silver Fox" as Cooper's new nickname. Urie and Ripa's dance number is the best!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Maddow on Palin: Calling a Liar a Liar

Hi America! Sarah Palin is looking you straight in the eye and enthusiastically lying to you! The other alternatives are that she's in denial or living in some alternate universe. Or perhaps she never got over the kindergarten strategy of "saying something over and over again makes it true!" Rachel Maddow does a brilliant job of simply showing and telling it like it is.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Waldo Found! Manhattan!

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Where's Waldo? Apparently in Manhattan! (Via StreetViewFun.)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

McCain Calls Obama "That One"

One of McCain's low points, captured as bumper stickers via On The Fritz. Was the Republican candidate being smarmy, tacky, or dehumanizing? Your decide:

Obama Doesn't Understand!

One of Obama's best rebuttals: "Sen. McCain, in the last debate and today, again, suggested that I don't understand. It's true. There are some things I don't understand. I don't understand how we ended up invading a country that had nothing to do with 9/11, while Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda are setting up base camps and safe havens to train terrorists to attack us. That was Sen. McCain's judgment and it was the wrong judgment. When Sen. McCain was cheerleading the president to go into Iraq, he suggested it was going to be quick and easy, we'd be greeted as liberators. That was the wrong judgment, and it's been costly to us."

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Duchess and Dubya

I saw "The Duchess," story of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. The trailer for another historical bio-pic "W"preceded the film. I would imagine both movies have a lot to do with choices that change history and the personal integrity of their main characters. And by integrity, I don't mean morality, but rather being true to one's word. I loved "The Duchess" and would definitely see it again, and I'm looking forward to "W." The trailer is great!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Matthew Shepard Beating: 10th Anniversary

Today is the tenth anniversary of the torture and battery of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. He died days later on October 12. His mother, Judy Shepard, appeared on The Early Show this morning, speaking on the progress or lack thereof on hate crime legislation. Matthew Shepard would have been 35 years old if he were alive today. Wyoming along with 18 other states still has no laws addressing hate crimes based on sexual orientation.

Tina Fey & Queen Latifah Spoof Veepstakes Debate on SNL

Tina Fey nails Sarah Palin yet again on the SNL cold open, this time with host Queen Latifah as Gwen Ifill. Watch:

Friday, October 03, 2008

Joe Biden: Leadership, Knowledge & Passion During VP Debate

Joe Biden does an awesome job inspiring confidence in the leadership, knowledge and passion he brings to the table as a future Vice President. My favorite parts of the "Veepstakes" debate are when he talks about being a single father, slams the "Maverick" label being thrown around, and takes apart McCain's health-care plan.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Love Never Fails!

"Love Poem," a short piece by Bryton Films in support of "No On Prop 8." The text is from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.