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YouTube, campaigns and TEH STOOPID

Last month, I linked to Rachel Maddow‘s rather groovy video deconstruction of the campaign asylum. Rachel’s worth watching again, taking on the Republicans (and Hillary) on Iraq: Incidentally, we could do with a better debate on Iraq – not just

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Posted in Climate change, elections, Federal Elections, Film, TV, Video etc, Howardia, Iraq

Foundationalist myths

Military glory – that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood – that serpent’s eye, that charms to destroy… ~Abraham Lincoln Jessica Lynch has been testifying to Congress. “The bottom line is the American people are capable of determining

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Posted in Film, TV, Video etc, Iraq, USA, War

At least you can get a free bowl of chili on the Death Star

No, this isn’t a post about the McCain Walnuts! cabin on the Death Star, but Rupe’s corner of the dark side of the force. (Though, over the fold, you can see something of the cyber-savviness of McCain’s campaign wonks who

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Posted in elections, Federal Elections, Film, TV, Video etc, media, USA

Dolly's balance

As is well known, the execrable Difference of Opinion is a direct response to the ABC balance police agenda. (Coming to a tiny audience tomorrow – are the kiddies connected or disconnected to phones and those intertubes and “what sort

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Posted in culture, Film, TV, Video etc, history, politics, War

Virginia Tech and (violent) creative writing

There’s been some discussion on the other thread of the fact that Cho Seung-Hui was a creative writing student. Let’s dispose of the claim made by some wingnuts, desparate to throw up a smokescreen to obscure the fact that gun

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Posted in Books, Writers & Writing, Crime, Disasters, education, Film, TV, Video etc, USA

The Straight Talk Song Express

John McCain has been taking questions from supporters. His campaign team should advise him not to.

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Posted in Film, TV, Video etc, Iran, politics, USA, War

Feisty!

LP was promoting Canadian indie music long before the NY Times discovered the fabulous Feist. Indie to commercial success narrative aside, who has better dance routines in videos than the fantabulous Ms F?

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Posted in culture, Film, TV, Video etc, music

Gratuitous Paul Keating goodness

Lazy blogging afternoon! Via Crikey, it seems that PJK’s on YouTube.

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Posted in Film, TV, Video etc, politics

Words of the Day: Geumatophobia, Ideophobia

(the 300 post I’d rather not be writing, thank you very much) geumatophobia n: morbid dislike of taste. ideophobia n: morbid dislike of ideas. There’s been a lot of both on display in the great 300 stoush that’s been fought

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Posted in Film, TV, Video etc

Hometown Baghdad, four years on

Via Crooks and Liars, here’s a link to an excellent series of videos made and uploaded by young Iraqis on YouTube – Hometown Baghdad. Snippets of real life and perceptions from the ground are always very useful correctives to the

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Posted in Film, TV, Video etc, Iraq, War

The 300 Post I Might as Well Get Out of the Way

I haven’t seen it and I won’t be seeing it until it comes out on DVD. Then I can sit back with a couple of bottles of cheap red and it’s bottoms up every time that Scottish bloke who plays

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Posted in Film, TV, Video etc

Will he emerge from the bushes?

There’s a bizarre editorial in the bizarre New York Sun which boosts Dick Cheney for a White House run. It was a fine idea then and it still is — not because the current field is particularly weak, but because

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Posted in elections, Film, TV, Video etc, levity, politics, USA
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