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Video: Liberal Redneck — Virginia is for Lovers, not Nazis

. “I’m absolutely disgusted by this weekend in Charlottesville. But I maintain….love will prevail y’all.”  Trae Crowder is an American comedian and author. Crowder grew up in rural Celina, Tennessee, near … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Stylo G x Jacob Plant “Bike Engine”

. Directed by Keith Schofield, this short film is the strangest visual poem you will ever experience. . . Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Charlie Chaplin — Modern Times “Nonsense Song” (1936)

. When Chaplin sang this song in Modern Times, he was internationally famous, but it was the very first time that the world had heard his voice, after two decades of … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Hail to the Duffer in Chief

Think of Donald Trump as the plutocratic id loosed in the White House.  And who hasn’t noticed the results?  Civil war and uproar in Washington with bodies regularly carried out … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: The Charm

During the reception, while the bride and groom were smiling till their faces ached, wishing it were over, and the parents were alternately weeping and jockeying for position in the … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Olivia Ward: Parody Sweeps Washington — Many Infected

“It’s a troubling feature of the virus that the victims don’t realize how sick they are,” the official added. “Unfortunately, many are beyond help.” A senior official of the Centers … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: Putin Apologizes for Hacking US Election

Claims it was a practical joke that got out of hand. According to detailed notes taken during their private meeting in Hamburg, Germany, the Great American President, Donald Trump, sternly … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · 6 Comments

Video: Nobody Speak — DJ Shadow

. “You wanna hear a good joke?” Music: Run the Jewels & DJ Shadow Cast: Igor Tsyshkevich / USA Ian Bailey / UK Vika Akentyeva / Portugal Vladimir Arhipov / Germany … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Operetta vs Trump (Gilbert and Sullivan edition)

. Make the Roman Empire Great Again! Rebecca Nelsen and Eric Stoklossa of Operatico Politico describe the decline and fall of a Modern Roman Empire with a little help from … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Le Clitoris

. Women are lucky, they get to have the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure: the clitoris! In this humorous and instructive animated documentary from French … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Slavoj Žižek — The Dusty Balls of Capitalism

. Slavoj Žižek tells an old Russian joke, expounding its political relevance today. Slavoj Žižek (born 1949) is a Slovenian psychoanalytic philosopher, cultural critic, and Hegelian Marxist. He is a senior … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump (compilation)

. In this compilation of NBC’s Saturday Night Live sketches, Alec Baldwin pulls no punches in his portrayal of President Donald Trump as absurdly incompetent, dishonest, and corrupt. Email subscribers … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Comedians have figured out the trick to covering Trump

. While major news networks have struggled to figure out the right way to cover the Trump administration, political satirists like Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Operatico Politico vs Trump (Rossini Edition)

. Opera singers Rebecca Nelsen and Eric Stoklossa of Operatico Politico brilliantly summarize the Trump administration with a little help from Rossini. Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · 2 Comments