Archive for May 24th, 2006

Senator Lloyd Bentsen

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Texas Senator in Houston. He was 85.

Bentsen flew combat missions as a B-24 pilot during World War II, earning the . In 1970, Bentsen ousted incumbent Senator and future President , and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 1976, 1982, and 1988.

In 1988, Bentsen was chosen by Massachusetts Governor as his Democratic running mate for the 1988 presidential race. It was during this race–during the televised Vice Presidential debate against Republican , specifically–that Bentsen delivered one of the best put-downs in American political history (from chickenhawkdown at YouTube):

This is a three minute clip that has poorer audio but gives more context to the remark (via jraan at YouTube):

Though Dukakis lost that election, Bentsen continued to serve in the US Senate until 1993, when he resigned to become Secretary of the Treasury under President from 1993 to 1994.

Also watch this Real Video AP clip of Bentsen’s  life and career via the .

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Oregon Nuclear Plant Implosion

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

I dunno; maybe it’s just me. But I wouldn’t feel too comfortable being anywhere near the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant in Rainier, Oregon when it imploded:

This one is from Tundon at YouTube:

This one is from dunlap31 at YouTube:

This one is from breathinglife at YouTube:

Bonus trivia: for both and The China Syndrome.

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M.A.C. Cosmetics In-Store Video

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

I had a buddy in college who did some very cool painting using photos where he would paint on top of and embellish the photographs in much the same style as this video.

This very cool in-store promo is produced by and there is a rather hilariously flagrant gay=fashion equation that runs through it. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, as would say.

Extremely well done. I know that background song. It’s on the edge of my head but I just can’t place it. If you know it, please post the title and artist in the comments.

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