Studios: United 93 - the website for the well-reviewed
movie about United Flight 93, the jet that the passengers crashed into the
Shanksville, PA field in an effort to keep the terrorist pilots from flying
the hijacked plane into the Capitol Building on September 11, 2001.
(even the trailer and other promo material are powerful - it certainly
brought back 9/11, with all its thoughts, sights, and feelings!, to me)
Justice is Duck Blind! -
Remember that whole business about Cheney and the Energy Commission and
Supreme Court Justice Scalia? (Whatever became of all of that,
25 Things To Do Before the Bush Inauguration - If you've been
procrastinating you better get a move on!! (This is a humor bit, while
a little late, is too funny to pass up altogether. Yes, I am still
procrastinating - 3/28/06)
Origin of CTRL-ALT-DELETE - video a little slow in downloading (at least
today), but worth the wait. "I may have invented it, but Bill made it
famous." Not only stars the Creator of the Three-Fingered Salute, but
co-stars Bill Gates.
The Drugs I Need...
- thanks to JibJab for referring this link. Be sure not to miss this
song/cartoon animation poking fun - and a [well-deserved] sharp stick - at
Remember, these people still need the help of the rest of us Americans.
Give to these less fortunate as well as to your loved ones this Holiday
The Story About Katrinalaya - The story is not over. Read about and hear this
parody of "Jambalaya" about Katrina and the bayous. No, they're not
really "son of a gun, having so much fun on the bayou" right now.
The Revolt of
the Press Corps - no longer content to go along with the Administration,
not in regard to the handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Watch your favorite reporters going ballistic on this.
If Fox News Had
Been Around Throughout History - see Fox cover the Crucifixion, the
Boston Tea Party, check out what O'Reilly has to say about Southern slavery.
Also, see the coverage of the Civil Rights movement, the Titanic sinking,
www.dimwitty.com/11-08-05/presaddress.wmv - a scary video about our
President and Congress (based on The State of the Union speech from 2003 - the
actual speech a pretty scary one). BTW, my college-age son sent this to
me in an E-Mail saying "Watch that!"
What is Victoria's
Secret? - (In actuality, "she" needs to stop wasting paper.) Among
other goodies in this video, be sure not to miss Karl Rove in ladies'
Yet another good one from "The Meatrix" people.
JibJab.com - 2-O-5 (Two-Oh-Five, you know, this year).
Our President gives a year-end review, in song.
Cagle's Web Log! from
the Professional Cartoonists Index - had to see what cartoonists themselves
are saying about this Mohammed cartoons uproar (or whatever to call it.)
Do note that the Muslim press has been known to publish cartoons making fun
of Christians and Jews... Turn about isn't fair play apparently?
Shorts: The Dubya Movie- bringing back the GWB bio from the 2004
campaign. Starring the wonderful, recently-departed Don Knotts, doing
a remarkably apt impression of the President. (rerun
Interesting "Google Glitch" which has been around for a while now, only
I just discovered it: Go to the Google
Home Page, type in the word "failure", then click on "I'm Feeling
Lucky", then see what happens. : )
Lost Gospel of Judas--Photos, Time Line, Maps--National Geographic
- this is all pretty exciting. BTW, if you haven't yet read the
Gospel of Thomas, you should - not only does it include familiar
material you'll recognize from the canonical Gospels, but new-to-us
teachings of Jesus, which are very likely, judged by Biblical
scholars, to be as authentic as those in the canonical Gospels.
If Al Gore Were President - with Al Gore - I saw this broadcast - it
was wonderful. Sad, too, in a way. Clever and funny, any way you
look at it. (Gore apologizes for the budget surplus being smaller,
also mentions G. W. Bush being the Baseball Commissioner, among other gems.)
YouTube - India
Driving- and I thought it was bad in L.A.! Note how
there is no apparent "right-of-way" whatsoever. Scary.
CNN.com Video -
The Albino Code Parody - I'm putting this here in
support of an albino acquaintance. It is a little unfair how albinos
are portrayed in movies. This parody is from an actor with albinism
and a great
sense of humor.
The Albino Code --
"Echo Not a Lie, DB." - the Home Page for the movie. View the
movie, as well as learn more about it here. PS: I've been told by the
star, etc. of this little film that it will be written up in PEOPLE
magazine this week. (a direct scoop from your intrepid reporter)
CNN.com - Mona Lisa 'speaks' thanks to [Japanese] acoustics expert- be sure to look at "Related Links" to hear Mona Lisa, as well
as Leonardo da Vinci "speak" - and don't let the Japanese scare you away.
Naturally enough, these voices are speaking in Italian - not in Japanese
or English. This is all about how the size and shape of one's face,
head, and body affect the kind of voice one has. There are all kinds
of interesting purposes for this far beyond any movie trivia musings, such
as use in criminal investigations.
- What really happens when you phone Customer Service. Twelve
minutes, but well worth it - very funny and on target.
YouTube - The
Immigration Debate - a funny, clever take on immigrants (legal and
illegal) appreciated by this cracker daughter of a, ahem, legal
immigrant. Very interesting take re Native Americans and American
History as well.
What You Can Do - Yes, you. Right now, this very minute.
Changes you can make to your home, to your lifestyle, etc. - many of
them quick and easy - to help our planet, which, after all, is the same
thing as helping ourselves, isn't it?
from this site: the HBO trailer from the 4/22/06 "Too Hot to
Handle" documentary; The Blue Man Group; Will Ferrell as Bush on
global warming; Robert F. Kennedy (yes, Bobby's son) interviews
Martin Short representing "Big Oil"
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: the large international
group of scientists who released their authoritative report yesterday
(2/2/07) which stated that our planet is freaking busted - and we pretty
much did it ourselves. (Okay, now what?)
- The California ISO - the people controlling our electrical power
with the status of our power grid today. Handy to keep on
top of, or prevent, possible blackouts when there's a hot spell.
Check out the Conserve-o-meter, also the tips for saving
Air Quality Forecast - Let's see, SCAQMD = Southern California Air
Quality Management District. Find out just how lousy (or not?) the
air is where you live and what it is likely to be tomorrow.
Huntington Beach - Live Beach Condition- from the pier area, live
streaming web cam, highly cool - this is even better than Surfline.com.
(What in the world am I doing at this computer?! Oh,
yeah, making some $$$... Darn...)
- U C Berkeley's collection of 107,114 photos, most of a nature
Wow, I'm amazed at how beautiful and graceful
sea lions (Zalophus californianus, doncha know) are underwater,
being big, fat slobs when you see them hanging out and lazing on
buoys and rocks.
The Terminator Meets Jesus - and stresses Jesus out with his
violence. A clever parody from MAD TV. In the end Arnold
reassures us all that "He'll [Jesus] be back."
Arnie's Neighborhood - these are the people in his neighborhood
@ 123 Schwartzenegger Street: Rover, the Cheney Monster, O'Reilly
the Grouch, etc. (Wish I had this earlier! Still good,
Conan vs. the Kindergarten
Cop - very good video from the Meatrix people. Maybe
Arnold really does have this split-personality thing? About a
worthy topic - the poor condition of California's youth prisons (or
Juvi Halls, as we call them here).
Californians & related, check out the link here with
Cal Worthington. It's incredible. Note how Cal W. goes
from wrestling wild animals, standing on airplanes, etc. to merely being
onscreen to being nothing more than a voice-over these days. Note
the same jingle the whole time: "Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see
Cal...!" This guy's been doing these commercials for how long?
I remember seeing Cal W. on TV in the late '60s and he was a fixture
then. Classic Cars Old TV
Huell Howser, another famous local character,
spoofed on "The Simpsons" as "...a man called Howell Huser, who's been
roaming America. They torment him so much that he breaks his 47 year
long smiling streak. Huser leaves and appears on TV, saying just how
terrible Springfield is. Within a month, the Springfield tourism
business closes." (quote Wikipedia) Yeah, that's about it.
Add, also, that Howser's one of the best looking older men (50+) I've
ever seen. The muscles on that guy! He's still got a strong
Tennessee accent, which makes him sound more like Al Gore than Al Gore
does, which is somehow not very Californian, but it's definitely a part
of the Huell Howser experience. Great guy, great show. If
you want to see and learn more about California, it's a must-see.
Find it on PBS. Note that the shows are sold on videotape, as