Friday, March 28, 2008

So, it was true all along...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Every time you close your eyes (Lies! Lies!)

Hillary Clinton claims foreign relations experience in part from her international travels as First Lady. In the clip below the audio is from Clinton on the campaign trail this year describing a harrowing experience when she arrived in Bosnia on behalf of the President, and the video is from CBS news reporting on that aforementioned arrival.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The honeymoon's over for Ollie and Jim

Elevator safety may be important to New Yorkers, but that's not the real story breaking on Good Day NY.

Be aware!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bitch may be the new Black, but Black is the new President, bitch.

A few weeks ago Tina Fey hosted Saturday Night Live, and she made a special commentary supporting Hillary Clinton. Among other things, she railed against the critique that Hillary is a bitch. Fey tries to flip the negative connotations with "bitch", embracing the word and claiming to be a bitch herself. She said you want a bitch in power, because they get things done. She concludes with a pre-primary pitch, "So come on Texas and Ohio. Get on board, it's not too late. Bitch is the new Black!"

Apparently Tracy Morgan wanted to counter the perceived SNL bias towards Clinton. He made a special commentary of his own last night, and it is hilarious. His concluding words, seen in the title of this post, are sure to polarize Obama and Clinton supporters. But you have to admit, it is a pretty sweet comeback to Fey's rallying cry.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spike Jonze's Kanye video

Hate or love Kanye, you should enjoy this music video for the song "Flashing Lights", especially the finale.

There is some controversy that Kanye and Spike, who co-directed the video, might have ripped off the concept from a 2002 Eskimo Joe music video (that can be seen below). Personally, I think both are pretty cool.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Larry David on Hillary Clinton's 3 a.m. campaign ad: "Does anyone want this nut answering the phone?"

Larry David has written an amazing commentary on The Huffington Post about the negative ad that Hillary Clinton effectively used to scare old white people in Ohio last Tuesday. L.D. has many spot on observations, including...
How is it that she became the one who's perceived as more equipped to answer that 3 a.m. call than the unflappable Obama? He, with the ice in his veins, who doesn't panic when he's losing or get too giddy when he's winning, who's as comfortable in his own skin as she's uncomfortable in hers. There have been times in this campaign when she seemed so unhinged that I worried she'd actually kill herself if she lost.
The whole post reads like it would be an exceptional commentary segment on The Daily Show or Weekend Update.

To refresh, here is that Clinton spot, pulled straight from the Carl Rove handbook.

Although I prefer Larry David's suggestion on how to counter, I think Obama is classy and effective with his response video.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

No offense Jake Shimabukuro, but bow down to the master

Alright, I started getting nostalgic about "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" while publishing the last post. After a little surfing, I came across this performance of the song during George Harrison's posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. The whole performance is fun, but Prince steals the show with his guitar solos.

With my mind on Prince, I remembered how he gave my all-time favorite Super Bowl halftime performance last year. If you think for a second that Prince's show is the standard of quality for these things, just watch this year's fiasco with Tom Petty. Better yet, don't, and enjoy Prince again (or for the first time)...

Prepare to forget everything you thought you knew about the Ukulele

His name is Jake Shimabukuro, and he is seriously magical with a ukulele. Check out his response as the audience yells "faster" on a song called "Crazy G".

Here he is doing a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from the Beatles' White Album. I had thought ukuleles were just kind of kitschy, but this performance is beautiful.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Kama Obama

Who needs mariachis, when you can have maharishis...

Saturday, March 01, 2008

¡Viva Obama!

The mariachi endorsement trumps any lame old superdelegate.