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January 03, 2008

A Little YouTube Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Philip Murphy thinks that British Conservative pol David Cameron is a master of online-video communication.

* Philip also offers a lovely video tribute to recently-deceased jazz-piano giant Oscar Peterson.

* David Blaine, that bitch, is back.

* Here are some YouTube resources for lifetime learners.

* The Communicatrix points out a sweetly funny and naughty song about a girl with a special kind of fetish. (NSFW)

* David Chute links to a lot of scorching Bollywood clips. It seems fair to say that the Indian film industry has no fear of color, and even more of a taste for sexy navels than we do.

* Thanks to Anne Thompson, who points out the-hard-to-resist filmchat duo ReelGeezers. Executive Marcia Nasatir and screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr. are both longtime filmworld vets, and are both as smart as can be about movies. It's as much fun, though, to observe their outsize personalities and their cranky-loving friendship as it is to listen to their observations about the films they've watched. Marcia and Lorenzo -- who were introduced to each other by the late New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael -- may be in their 80s, but they're definitely YouTube naturals. Patrick Goldstein calls ReelGeezers "the coolest new critics on the block," and who could take issue with that judgment?



posted by Michael at January 3, 2008


Enoyed this one recently:

Supposedly made up of scenes censored out of silent films.

Posted by: Ron on January 4, 2008 8:14 AM

The Bollywood music video is just wonderful, real 1950s Hollywood. You can see in the video the emergence of a middle class society still retaining its old fashioned Indian values. And, it's so overwhelmingly hetero!

Thank God! I'm completely exhausted with the gay worship that has overtaken hip America. Gay culture is the ultimate rejection of the most important responsibility to one's culture... the responsibility to reproduce and continue the family.

If you want to know why we can't rouse ourselves to fight wholesale immigration, or why we can't assert the values of our own culture, this video should help you to understand.

The cult of the individual has spun out of control in the U.S. In the absence of family structure, religious discipline and good old fashioned machismo, we've collapsed. Mark Steyn writes very well about this.

Before anybody gets completely outraged, I'll say that I have no interest in running any other person's life. But, a society that gives up on hetero marriage and procreation, as hip U.S. society has done, is commiting suicide.

We've created a society full of women who think they're too good to produce children. Bringing them en masse into the workforce has produced enormous wealth, on the positive side, and the dread chokehold of the politically correct, on the negative.

Sermon over.

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on January 4, 2008 11:56 AM

And here is an old, I mean, really old Bollywood song that is one of my favorites.

Posted by: JM on January 4, 2008 2:56 PM

ST,do you have any other setting besides "rant?"

Posted by: JV on January 5, 2008 7:31 PM

Well, he is called "Shouting" Thomas. So no, probably not.

Posted by: rvman on January 8, 2008 5:02 PM

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