Archive for March 10, 2008

Revenge Effects For Generations

March 10, 2008

The Vietnam Syndrome

Part of what will be called The Iraq Syndrome?

Ignore the cheeky opening titles. This is the best version I could find to embed here from YouTube:

The Greatest Generation experienced war. When they came home, they shut up. I guess they thought it manly. They should have opened their mouths. And spared us Korea. And spared us Vietnam.

Where are the Iraq and Aghanistan vets? Show me.

God Damn Suit TV

March 10, 2008

What’s on TV Tonight? Humiliation to the Point of Suicide

In November 2006, a camera crew from “Dateline NBC” and a police SWAT team descended on the Texas home of Louis William Conradt Jr., a 56-year-old assistant district attorney. The series’ “To Catch a Predator” team had allegedly caught Mr. Conradt making online advances to a decoy who pretended to be a 13-year-old boy. When the police and TV crew stormed Mr. Conradt’s home, he took out a handgun and shot himself to death.

“That’ll make good TV,” one of the police officers on the scene reportedly told an NBC producer. Deeply cynical, perhaps, but prescient. “Dateline” aired a segment based on the grim encounter. After telling the ghoulish tale, it ended with Mr. Conradt’s sister decrying the “reckless actions of a self-appointed group acting as judge, jury and executioner, that was encouraged by an out-of-control reality show.”

Mr. Conradt’s sister sued NBC for more than $100 million. Last month, Judge Denny Chin of Federal District Court in New York ruled that her suit could go forward. Judge Chin’s thoughtful ruling sends an important message at a time when humiliation television is ubiquitous, and plumbing ever lower depths of depravity in search of ratings.

NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” franchise is based on an ugly premise. The show lures people into engaging in loathsome activities. It then teams up with the police to stage a humiliating, televised arrest, while the accused still has the presumption of innocence.

See my post about John Hockeberry.

And see this:

Words by the immortal Paddy Chayefsky, from his movie Network.

Welcome To The Internet, Everyone!

March 10, 2008

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I was at Truveo so I simply did a search for the infamous video of these two bastards.

Everyone out there: Pay attention to what appears after the break.

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Another Iraqi Puppy Meets U.S. Soldier

March 10, 2008

And it’s what we would expect!

He treats the puppy well.

Unlike someone else.

Previously here:

Video Site Logo: Which One Has This?
Big Man Marine Murders Helpless Puppy

Video Site Logo: Which One Has This?

March 10, 2008

This is the logo/bug that appears in the upper left corner of just about all copies of the infamous video documenting a sociopathic Marine flinging a puppy into an abyss in Iraq. This suggests that site could be the original source of the video. (The copies of the video I’ve seen without the logo have obviously been cropped to remove it.)

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A blogger described it as a crown. But I don’t think it is. It looks like a foreign script: Arab, Japanese, or even Hebrew.

I’ve visited a bunch of video sites today in search of this and have been unsuccessful.

Does anyone know what site puts this logo on videos?

New York State Governor Resigning

March 10, 2008

Because he put his wee-wee where he wasn’t supposed to put it.

Allegedly in a hooker who cost anywhere between $1,000-$5,500 per hour.

If you are one of those, uh, workers, please submit a photo so I can see exactly WTF that amount of money can rent.

I mean, do you have, um, special anatomical features or something?

I mean, hell, I could buy two CloudBooks or a frikkin MacBook Pro for that amount of money!

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No Deal, ladies. I’ll take the two CloudBooks!

Update: News reports are now saying that he won’t resign. Hey, Governor Spitzer, you would have had a better time with a MacBook Pro — not, you know, a lady pro.

Reference: Online Video Sites (Again)

March 10, 2008

Comprehensive List of Video Search Engines & Sharing Sites.

It’s big, but the frikkin URLs aren’t hot! They have to be copy&pasted!

Online Video Comparison Matrix by Life Goggles


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