Monthly Archives: October 2008

Putting the ‘fun’ in ‘funeral’…

From The Baltimore Sun: Funeral home decides to celebrate 80th anniversary with replica Elvis casket, impersonator BARTONVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ The owners of Endsley Funeral Home in Bartonville wanted to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the business by putting a little "fun" into "funeral." So, for their open house Saturday, they put a replica of(…)

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“We can change what they do” — Funny Amnesty Int. Ad

“We can change what they do” — Funny Amnesty Int. Ad

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Classic clip — Orson Welles voice-over for frozen peas

Classic clip — Orson Welles voice-over for frozen peas

"crumb crisp coated" and "what is it you want in the depths of your ignorance"!

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Better Beer: College Team Creating Anticancer Brew

Better Beer: College Team Creating Anticancer Brew

found image From Science Daily:  College students often spend their free time thinking about beer, but a group of Rice University students are taking it to the next level. They're using genetic engineering to create beer that contains resveratrol, a chemical in wine that's been shown to reduce cancer and heart disease in lab animals.(…)

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Recent scenes from North Korea — Excellent collection of photographs

Recent scenes from North Korea — Excellent collection of photographs

Links lead to article with much larger images. Detail  Celebrating 60 years of existence this year, North Korea holds out as the last Stalinist state in the world. In such a restrictive society, it is difficult – if not impossible – for residents to get news of the outside world, and for the outside world(…)

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Digital TV Signal Conversion PSA — Funny Clip

Digital TV Signal Conversion PSA — Funny Clip

Talkshow with Spike Feresten cast member, Mae LaBorde, helps you prepare for the 2009 digital switch.

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“tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland”

From the Washington Post: In recent years, as it has tried to improve its performance in Iraq, the U.S. military has done a lot of remedial studies of earlier counterinsurgency campaigns. This note, passed along by a Special Operations officer, describes a couple of tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern(…)

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Spanish judge to probe Franco era

Spanish judge to probe Franco era

Judge Garzon is famous for crimes-against-humanity ca A Spanish judge has launched a criminal investigation into the fate of tens of thousands of people who vanished during the civil war and Franco dictatorship. Judge Baltasar Garzon – Spain's top investigating judge – has also ordered several mass graves to be opened. One is believed to(…)

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Acoustic Guitar Boat

Acoustic Guitar Boat

Musician Josh Pyke films the video for his new song 'Make You Happy' in a special boat created to the exact specifications of the Maton acoustic guitar that he performs with, at Rozelle Bay on October 9, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. The track will be the second single released from Pyke's second album 'Chimney's Afire'(…)

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Just in time for halloween and the US Presidential Election — Political Pumkin Patterns

Just in time for halloween and the US Presidential Election — Political Pumkin Patterns

Political Pumkin Patterns, shown here the Sarah Palin pattern. See more here with downloadable PDF files. 

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The “Village Pet Store And Charcoal Grill” Opens in New York City

The “Village Pet Store And Charcoal Grill” Opens in New York City

From the Wooster Collective: While New Yorkers have been consumed by the stock market meltdown, a tiny little pet store quietly opened four days ago at 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street in the West Village of New York City. There are no puppies or kittens in the windows here. Instead, a(…)

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Vintage : Woody Allen Interviews Billy Graham

Vintage : Woody Allen Interviews Billy Graham

Oddly enough, Bill Graham keeps reminding me of Bill Clinton in this clip…

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Guinness Spot — “Spoken Word”

Guinness Spot — “Spoken Word”

Working with a powerful script and creative from Saatchi & Saatchi London, Shilo directed this spot — which has as its main components location-based live-action cinematography, an amazing performance by international spoken word artist Ainsley Burrows and stylized original animation seamlessly blended into the striking visuals. Found at Adland   

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The Clash — Two classics, relevant as ever…

The Clash — Two classics, relevant as ever…

"Washington Bullets" —Video montage "The Call Up" —Live footage.

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