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November 2008

Bonus Video – ‘Star Trek’ versus ‘Star Wars’

Finally, the definitive battle between Star Trek and Star Wars is waged with the victor emerging triumphantly to take its place at the top of the galactic food chain. Or, does it? Enjoy.


Video Friday – America the RickRolled

Really, how can I not post this video from yesterday’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? It’s funny and has a lot of significance, at least in the online community where I spend much of my time.

Plus, its funny to hear how not in touch people on TV really are. So, sit back and enjoy.


Video Friday – Sarah Palin and the Turkey

I don’t really have much in the way of witty banter for this particular video. I really think it speaks for itself. One thing I will say, however, is that I’m sure glad I’m not a turkey.

Also, if you happen to be a bit squeamish, you might not want to watch. Otherwise, enjoy.


Video Saturday – The New Star Trek Trailer

After watching this trailer for J.J. Abrams upcoming relaunch of the Star Trek franchise, all I can really say is that it looks like something Michael Bay might have done. I can only hope that lurking somewhere behind all the visuals and explosions is a decent story and a faithful treatment of the characters.

I guess we’ll see in May 2009. Until then, enjoy.


Video Friday – The Matrix Runs on Windows

Just imagine how annoying and frustrating things would have been for Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and the gang if The Matrix ran on Windows. Although, if it did and ended up having this many errors, we might have been spared the two sequels.

Alas, that didn’t happen. But its fun to think about the what if? Enjoy.


Video Friday – We’ve Come a Long Way

With the election of Barack Obama on Tuesday, I thought it would be fun to look back a bit and watch the speech that first brought the then Senator from Illinois to the attention of the greater public at large. Even then, four years ago, at the Democratic National Convention, you can see his eloquence, intelligence, power and gain a very revealing glimpse into the man who will, four years later, become the 44th President of the United States.

Clearly, he’s quite a man indeed and I, for one, can’t wait to see what he will do. Enjoy.



I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, (Barack Obama) but no matter what (Barack Obama) you should get out and vote today (Barack Obama). Its a historic day of change for this country and hopefully, after the dust settles (Barack Obama), we’ll be on a new path that will bring this country back to where it belongs (Barack Obama).

No matter the outcome of the election, (Barack Obama) I’m just proud to live in a country that has free elections and be part of this great Democracy. So, go out and vote your conscience (Barack Obama) and be glad you can be part of this historic time in our country’s history. Is this a great country or what?


Video Friday (Saturday) – Wes Craven Picks Some Horror Videos

Yes, I realize today is Saturday and that the title of this blog post is traditionally ‘Video Friday’ but circumstances have intervened to prevent me from posting on Friday this week. So, here it is Saturday and here’s the latest video.

This time around horror maestro Wes Craven picks some scary videos for you from what he’s found on Youtube. Some of his picks are, in fact, pretty good. A couple others are, well, not so much.

But, as usual, I’ll leave the decision up to you as to whether you like any of the videos or not. That’s the only fair way to do it. Enjoy.