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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 · 1 Comment

Video: Adriano Celentano performs “Prisencolinensinainciusol”

Vox Populi contributing editor John Samuel Tieman says of this video:  . I love this song. I first heard it on the TV show Fargo. . Wikipedia says, “The song … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Daniel C. Maguire: Comedians to the Rescue

Let’s hear it for the comedians.  We never needed them more than now in the age of Trump.  Historically, societies have learned with a stunning unanimity that power untamed by … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ellen McGrath Smith: Deconfliction Dance Party

  What’s your mood and modus operandi? We’ve got many rooms, one for every need and every provisional alliance, each contingency. Sound-proofed so your experience will not be compromised. Here’s … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: “The General” by Buster Keaton (full length feature)

. Orson Welles called Buster Keaton’s 1926 film The General “the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made.” Though … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Stephen Fry Explains Why Some People Believe Everything Donald Trump Says

. “The incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence.” Supporters of President Donald Trump believe just about everything he says, and Trump himself seems to have absolute confidence in … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws

. In this short animated video from Blank on Blank based on a 1967 interview with Studs Terkel, Hunter S. Thompson talks about the year he spent living and drinking … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Will the real Rosie Doonan please stand up?

Promotion of twin sisters has gone cuckoo at Cuckoo Records. . . Email subscribers may watch the videos by clicking on the title of this post. — Cissie Redgwick is … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Unpredictable. Unhinged. Dangerous — On Losing An Armada and Other Acts of Shocking Ignorance

If you haven’t been following the Strangelovian Korea debacle – so many debacles, so little time – it’s still, alas, unfolding thanks to our utterly clueless loser-in-chief and his historically … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Seasick Steve — Roy’s Gang

. Steven Gene Wold (born in 1940 or 1941) commonly known as Seasick Steve, is an American blues musician who plays custom guitars, sometimes made from found materials such as … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: A Heartfelt Message to our President from Keith Olbermann

. What kind of man is Donald Trump? In this video for the web series The Resistance, Olbermann calls Trump a “jackass” 27 times, and even refers to him as … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: Restraint

It takes great effort on my part, walking the colorful, tree-lined streets on these fresh and beautiful new spring days, not to turn to the next person coming my way, … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · 1 Comment