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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

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


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

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

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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