Category Archives: YouTube
I like this for two reasons.
First, my dad was really into James Bond movies when I was growing up, and he used to have a collection that he would watch from time to time. In many ways, James Bond started my dislike of the entire genre of action film. All the movies follow the same general plot. Bond has girls, Bond has mission, Bond blows things up, Bond kills people, Bond gets another girl. It’s clear who the intended audience is. As much as I realize my disdain for these movies comes partially out of personal preference, a large part of that comes from that role taken on by the women portrayed in them. If women are not the ones being rescued, then they instead take on the role of highly sexualized “badasses” which still contributes to the creation of the ultimate male fantasy. Although I have not seen the new James Bond movies, I appreciate We Are Equal‘s use of a decades-old cultural figure who I view as an enforcer of gender stereotypes as a framework to point out ways in which sexism still thrives in our society.
Second, Daniel Craig can obviously pull off heels.
At long last, allow me to present A Place To Stay: Combatting Michigan’s Brain Drain with Sustainable Communities. This short documentary was created entirely by Michigan students, in particular the Environmenal Committee of our very own organization. It presentsÂ one solutionÂ to the brain drain and suffering economy of Michigan, namely creating attractive communities where young educated people want to live, create, and consume. In it, we hear from experts on urban planning and tallent retention, as well as fellowÂ Michigan students. Perhaps you will recognize a face or two. So without any further ado, enjoy!
News is digital these days. Recently The Detroit Free Press announced scaled back home deliveries and a strengthened emphasis on online digital content. The New York Times also has most of its traditional newsprint content online. However, it wasn’t that long ago that getting a newspaper online was a far fetched even fantastic idea. Thanks to YouTube, we can take a look back in time…all the way back to 1981.
My favorite parts:Â
1. Takes 2 hours to download @ $5 an hour
2. The newspaper editior says “We’re not in this for the money” and “Its an expriment”
3. The newscaster at the endÂ declaringÂ that the average newspaperman won’t be out of a job anytime soon.
Look what Maddie and I discovered:
There are 6 levels, and a new one comes out every Thursday… yet another thing to look forward to! You will probably spend hours playing it, just like we did. You’re welcome.
I was looking back today at videos from the campaign and I refound the Obama Les Mis video that came out September. It expresses a lot of the feelings and the excitement that I have felt all day for tomorrow. Plus, I love this song. Enjoy:
I don’t want to be kicking a lame duck, especially a duck as lame as this one, but this was one of my favorite segments on David Letterman’s show – Great Moments in Presidential Speeches. The format: historical speech, historical speech, historical speech, George W. Bush mangling the english language. Well, last night Letterman aired his last moment followed by a montage. These are not just regular Bushisms- they are just really bad speeches. Here is the montage: