September 24, 2004

Campari Shotgun

  • Get Your War On - New Stuff (Political Humor, Coarse)
    • New stuff posted for Get Your War On.
    • “But didn’t anyone tell Dennis Hastert that we defeated al Qaeda when we invaded their country, which is called ‘Iraq?’”
  • Winnebago Man (Movie)
    • This is the stuff that ended up on the cutting room floor during the editing of a Winnebago sales video.
  • Dangerous Voters (Political, Funny/Disturbing)
    • You have to read this transcript from the September 23 show of C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. You can continue on to the actual audio if you wish, but you’ll barely believe it either way.
    • “Good morning. I�m going to vote for President Bush because, after all, you know, God made us there, you know, in His image, free from any black color and all”
    • Found via A Cry For Help.
  • Don’t Think Too Much And It Will Be OK (Political, Funny Story)
    • You have to read this story about the kids in Bush country. They held an election in class, but they didn’t give the candidate’s names. Watch the fun ensue. I wonder if the kids were punished when they got home? Thank goodness for hidden ballots.
  • TradeTricks (Funny site, Handy)
    • A place for people to reveal the tricks of their trade. Grew out of this article.
    • “Lounge Pianist: Never agree to Christmas sing-alongs if there is alcohol involved. Your singer will only remember the first two lines of his favorite tunes, or you’ll waste a half-hour on a drawn-out, stumbling, ‘12 Days of Christmas.’ The singer will be forgiven when he sobers up, but you’ll look unprofessional.”
  • Skeleton Marionette (Puppets, Movie)
    • Surprisingly groovy and articulate skeleton marionette.
  • Toby! (Flash Game)
    • Fan the little fella to his goal.
  • Commercial Mega-Mix (Torture, Commercials, Movie)
    • A blast of phrases from ads over the years. BUY. CONSUME.
  • Mad World (Video)
    • The video from my favorite song off the Donnie Darko soundtrack. Innovative use of school children and group dance. A cover of a Tears for Fears song.
  • Mailing Labels vs. Bush (Activism, Political Culture Jamming, Movie)
    • What is that guy doing with that printer?
  • God vs. Bush’s 2000 Election Results (Funny, GIF)
    • Yeah, it’s BS, but it’s still a funny coincidence.
  • Powerpoint Breakup (Funny)
    • Why use the phone, or a Dear Jane letter when you have the web at your disposal.
  • IBC Commercial And a second one (Funny, Movie)
    • Patti sent these along. Ha! That root beer is rough.
Posted by James at September 24, 2004 9:50 AM
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That Gary Jules video is fantastic. Great link.

Posted by: Mike at September 24, 2004 11:04 AM

"Don't Think Too Much" isn't funny at all! I didn't realize how influential stupid lawn signs are. A lawn sign trumps brain activity? Great. I don't have a lawn.

Posted by: Julie at September 24, 2004 11:06 AM

I didn't think anyone would read it if I'd said it was depressing.

Seriously though, I thought it was funny how shocked the kids were and their parents as well. Maybe I have an odd sense of humor.

Posted by: James at September 24, 2004 11:16 AM

So much good stuff! I played "Tobby" for far too long. And I liked "Don't think too much..." I posted this to his/her blog:

Thank you for posting this intersting tidbit.

A reader posted this comment on 9/22/04:

"I have no clue of the issues, I am a short term thinker, and generally lack the larger picture though I have paid tons and tons of taxes"

To this person, and others like him or her, I say this: If you have made it to September and still have "no clue of the issues," please stay home on November 2. You obviously are not prepared to vote.

Posted by: Patti M. at September 24, 2004 11:35 AM

Woooooooooo! I just listened to "Dangerous Voters." Man, that woman is _out there_!

His reaction is priceless (eyes stage left, "We've got a live one!"). Oh my! He can't shake her, and I feel kind of bad for him!

Posted by: Patti M. at September 24, 2004 12:08 PM

That "Dangerous Voters" entry belongs in a Halloween "Best of Shotgun"

Posted by: James at September 24, 2004 12:24 PM

Dangerous Voters - There are some scary nuts out there.

Don't Think Too Much - I love it. In a blind taste test, you ALL picked John Kerry. Therefore, there must be something wrong with the test. That must be "Right" thinking at it's best! It also explains how we got where we are today. They are just emulating the President. "Someone told me something I didn't want to hear. What do I do?"

Posted by: briwei at September 24, 2004 12:57 PM

Well obviously they have to stick their head in the sand. Can't change your mind when confronted with evidence contrary to what you beleive because that would make you a flip-flopper (supposed bad thing).

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at September 24, 2004 3:27 PM

Honey, that's what keeps people believing in god.

Posted by: Patti M. at September 24, 2004 3:39 PM

Dude, something is wrong with that PowerPoint breakup link... I'm pretty sure it's not what it was when you posted it...

Posted by: jfournier at September 24, 2004 7:51 PM

That link is working OK fo rme at the moment. Perhaps the site was having a temporary problem?

Posted by: James at September 24, 2004 8:55 PM

The breakup link is kind of funky. I had to get out and go back in a couple of times (it might have gone faster if I'd allowed Microsoft Whatever to be downloaded, but I never allow the downloads, so feh).

Posted by: Patti M. at September 27, 2004 12:09 PM

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