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The Machine Is Us

Confused by all this talk about Web 2.0? This clever video (which is burning up the charts at YouTube) breaks it down for you—with a sweet techno music backing.

  • Our favorite idea: We “teach” the Internet a new idea with our every click. We are the machine.

  • Posted on Feb 7, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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    Colbert on global warming

    Colbert Cools on Global Warming

    Stephen Colbert on climate change: As long as it’s only 99.9 percent of scientists saying that greenhouse gases are responsible for global warming, then all the science isn’t in.

    Posted on Feb 6, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

    Anderson Cooper

    A Soldier’s Cost for Exposing Abu Ghraib

    In this “60 Minutes” segment, Anderson Cooper interviews the former U.S. soldier who brought the Abu Ghraib pictures to light. Video and/or transcript

    Posted on Feb 6, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

    Cheney the Chipmunk

    Cheney the Chipmunk

    In this great “Saturday Night Live” clip, members of the Bush White House try to boost their appeal by assuming the form of furry animals.

    Posted on Feb 6, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

    Evangelicals' war on evolution

    Evangelicals Make War on Evolution

    This short documentary is perhaps as scary as it gets: Creationists indoctrinate children into believing that humans and dinosaurs coexisted a few thousand years ago.

  • Want to see what this kind of indoctrination leads to? Read Andrew Sullivan describing why it’s impossible for him to ever doubt the existence of God.

    Posted on Feb 6, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

  • Russ Feingold

    Feingold Slams Warner-Levin Resolution

    Sen. Russ Feingold unloads on both Dems and GOP’ers for making only empty gestures on ending the Iraq war. Feingold, like Rep. Dennis Kucinich, is one of the few elected officials with guts on this issue. Give this video a look.

    Posted on Feb 6, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

    Snickers anti-gay commercial

    Snickers Pulls Anti-Gay Super Bowl Ads

    UPDATE: Snickers parent company Mars has pulled the anti-homosexual ads it was hosting on its website—expressing regret and saying it will never air them again.

  • Earlier: Snickers aired an ad during the Super Bowl that featured two men reacting in violent disgust after accidentally kissing while eating a candy bar.

  • AMERICAblog has more details.
  • Salon also ran a story.
  • Tell us what you think in the comments box.

  • Posted on Feb 5, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

    Scrubs and Iraq

    ‘Scrubs’ Debates the War

    In this clip from the popular hospital-based sitcom, a wounded U.S. soldier from Iraq prompts lighthearted, hospitalwide arguments about the merits of America’s involvement in Iraq. Watch it.

    Posted on Feb 5, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

    Prince Super Bowl halftime

    Did Prince Give an Antiwar Super Bowl Show?

    Check out this clip of Prince’s halftime performance. Blogger Manila Ryce wonders if his covers of “All Along the Watchtower” and “The Best of You” construed a subtle anti-Iraq-war message.

    Posted on Feb 5, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

    Dangerous Driving

    How Americans Get Around Town

    On Friday, “Countdown” aired this troubling video of American soldiers negotiating Iraqi traffic by bumping cars out of the way and driving on the wrong side of the road. The soldiers would rather avoid making themselves stationary targets than build goodwill among the already outraged Iraqis.
    (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

    Posted on Feb 4, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

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