Archive for May 25th, 2006

Douglas Adams – Towel Day

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Apparently, it’s today. You’re supposed to carry a towel with you today to honor the death of , author of –a book everyone should read.

Here’s a music video mashup I found about Marvin, the paranoid android (from someonelikethemoon at YouTube):

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Enron Verdict

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

. Kenneth L. Lay, or, as the President is fond of calling him, , and were found guilty of fraud and conspiracy. 

Here’s doing a Back In Black bit on Enron for ‘s (from iconoclastic17 at YouTube):

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Rolling Stones Postpone European Tour

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

I see that the have because had some mysterious head injury that required surgery. Something to do with a . Palm tree; jet ski? Sounds like someone misheard something.

I would have liked to have seen the Stones in concert–about 20 years ago. Something about a –who is, like, what? 50-something going on 85–prancing around like an eighteen year-old doesn’t really appeal to me. That and tickets that cost half a grand.

For that reason alone, I’m sympathetic. So for all you Parisians and Athenians and Barcelonians and Zagrebites and Brnots and Brusselots, I give you the Stones back even before I would’ve seen them performing (thanks to rickreynoso at YouTube):

And while I’m at it, you should probably watch the wittiest condemnation of Country Western music ever created, from their amazing 1978 album (from ttocs60 at YouTube):

Lastly, here’s a commercial from 1964 that Mick and the Boys did (from rustypearl at YouTube):

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An Inconvenient Truth

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

‘s documentary film fom Paramount about global warming, , opened yesterday. Gore was right. He did, after all, literally write the book on the subject. Hell, . I’m no tree huggin, granola crunchin, scruffy beardin environmentalist–I happily drive a Jeep, fer chrissakes–but you’ve got to be absolutely insane to believe that global warming is not real. We Minnesotans have to wait till June 9 to see it at the Uptown. Here’s the trailer:

And here’s Gore being interviewed by on (from Atrios at ):

Here’s Gore’s campaign ad from 2000 (from waltisfrozen at YouTube):

But, of course, trots out , oil industry spokesman, to slam the movie and compare Gore to Nazis (from PragmaticChaos at YouTube):

And something called the "Competitive Enterprise Institute" is currently running these ads in response to Gore’s movie (from CEIdotorg at YouTube):

I love the classic Bush logic at the close. State a fact and assert the the polar opposite is true. "Cabon dioxide. They call it pollution. We call it life."

Really?!? Well, lot’s of luck with that.

And, finally, here’s a bonus vid of a between Al Gore and (from carbulo at YouTube):

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