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Bush the robot

Bush’s Mysterious Bulge, Explained

Remember the unexplained shape visible under Bush’s jacket during the 2004 debates? A German TV station has solved the mystery: It’s Bush’s gas tank. Check out this very funny satirical riff on “Bush, the puppet.”

Posted on Jul 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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An Illustrated History of the Bikini

Sure, the FCC may be cracking down on indecency, but if you want to see how far society has come in that department, check out this Victorian-era “bathing machine,” a hut on wheels that protected bathers from public scrutiny until they were far enough from shore to avoid being observed.

Posted on Jul 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Caroll and Coulter

Carolla Hangs Up on Coulter

The radio talk show host hung up on the right-wing hatemonger when she called in to his show late. Carolla: “I don’t have time for bitches.”
Amen, brother. Hopefully radio and TV hosts will extend this by not inviting her on their shows in the first place….

Posted on Jul 9, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Ned to Joe

Lamont Fends Off Lieberman With Fox News Sword

Cute moment in Thursday’s debate in Connecticut’s Dem. Senate primary race: Sen. Lieberman tried to interrupt challenger Ned Lamont and Lamont silenced him by saying “...this isn’t Fox News, sir.”

Posted on Jul 7, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Who Killed the Electric Car

The Next Must-See Documentary

Check out the new movie that The New York Times calls “a prosecutorial examination of the role of oil companies, the automobile industry and the Bush administration (them again) in stymieing the development of emission-free electric vehicles.”

 

Posted on Jul 6, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Ann Coulter and Keith Olbermann

Olbermann Talks to Coulter Plagiarism Spotter

The guy who used special computer software to catch Coulter’s pilfering said there were so many instances of misappropriations that he had to quit before his “eyes start to bleed.”

Posted on Jul 6, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Seymour Hersh

Sy Hersh: War Planners Have No Hard Targets in Iran

The investigative journalist par excellence tells CNN that many higher-ups in the Pentagon have grave concerns about the White House’s military designs in Iran.

Posted on Jul 4, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


AOL account guy

AOL Said, ‘If You Leave Me I’ll Do Something Crazy’

Listen to the hilarious “Today Show” appearance of a guy who nearly had to sacrifice his firstborn child to get an AOL customer service representative to cancel his account.

Times article on him

Posted on Jul 3, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Dana Priest Smacks Down Bill Bennett

Dana Priest Smacks Down Bill Bennett

Washington Post reporter Dana Priest threw Bill Bennett’s gambling history back in his face when the conservative pundit attempted to lecture Priest on ethics.

Posted on Jul 2, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Gitmo Interrogation Room

Behind the Scenes at Gitmo

ABC News gets an extremely rare (maybe unprecedented) look at the inside of Guantanamo Bay. Watch it.

  • The head interrogator denies all use of torture, and even refers to his interrogations as “custodial interviews.”
  • The room pictured above—which has a plush lazy chair—is supposedly one of the interrogation rooms.
  • This sugar-coated look at Gitmo feels sort of like the tours of North Korea that Westerners sometimes get.

  • Posted on Jun 30, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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