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We let you see the sausage being made and now here it is, broiled over an open flame and served on a bun with your favorite condiments. The video version of the Flagship Podcast (#521) for all to enjoy! Preview Open
For those of you who couldn’t make our live broadcast, we present A Night with John Yoo.
John spends an hour+ with Ricochet Editor Emeritus Troy Senik to talk about his new book, “Defender in Chief,” to reminisce about clerking on the Supreme Court and his time in the Bush 43 Administration and legacy as “the torture memo lawyer.”
Exchanging schnitzel (or maybe Swabian Maultaschen) for waffles and tiramasu? For those who want the twelve-second take, the Pentagon’s concept stated today basically says this: Belgium & Italy are big winners. Poland is a winner. Germany–specifically Stuttgart–is the loser. Of course this will take years and involve much diplomacy and political battle. I recommend listening […]
Fox News has posted both parts of the Sunday evening news event to its YouTube channel, making it available to everyone. The title make the theme, and President Trump’s focus, clear: “America Together: Returning to Work Town Hall.” The setting was amazing, reminding me of the old stories about President Reagan and Michael Deaver using […]
I attended parts of both the Ricochet and the GLOP podcasts this weekend, and found them both interesting. Now that I am getting better at recognizing who is speaking, I can enjoy them more. Voices: Preview Open
Chad Benson, host of “The Chad Benson Show,” and Greg Corombos of Radio America serve up your Columbus Day martinis while Jim is away basking in a New York Jets victory. They start by getting a kick out of Bernie Sanders once again trying to drag Democrats to the left by telling ABC News the big difference between him and Elizabeth Warren is that she’s a capitalist and he is not. And of course, Bernie once again calls for a political revolution. They also shudder as Chinese President Xi Jinping warns that anyone trying to create divisions in China “will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones” and Chad warns that the U.S. and the rest of the world need to realize that the future will either be dominated by China or the U.S. And they react to the violent video meme depicting Trump mowing down media entities and political opponents and the furor that inevitable followed.
Two weeks ago, we made a nostalgic return to the launch of America’s small market television stations. Last week, we took a look at an early form of television that could have blanketed the country twenty years before it did. This week we do an autopsy on a flashy offshoot of television that became famous, then forgotten.
You’ve spent most of or all of your life in a world where you could buy or rent a copy of a movie and see it whenever you wanted. “Let’s run ‘The Godfather’ after the kids go to bed tonight” is a privilege that only a couple of well-heeled electronics hobbyists enjoyed before roughly 1980. That’s the home video revolution you grew up with. It’s centered around pre-recorded tapes, usually Hollywood-made entertainment.
In a strange but comfortable bed on a Fort Lauderdale morning, everyone is fast asleep but me. Later gazing in the bathroom mirror, a face kissed lightly by Caribbean sun smiles back. Leg muscles, slightly stiff from extra exertion, are stretched, and I begin a long day of editing video and traveling north. Time to […]
I have been trying to upload video I took at Titus’s Last Stop meet up last weekend, to YouTube. I am encountering an error I have never had before. The video was made with my Panasonic video camera, and I have loads of experience uploading video to my RushBabe49 YouTube site. I have nearly 40 […]
In an effort to video document Tea Party activity on April 15, 2009, PJTV recruited people like me to interview rally attendees. On the eve of the worst election cycle I can remember, it’s almost quaint to revisit this little movie, where I asked, “Why are you here today?” I’m still amazed at the answers – […]
It’s almost been a year since we had a family get together that evolved into something more significant. In July 2015, we cooked dinner with my sisters-in-law one Saturday night. It was a fancier meal than we would normally make so my wife Michele Bledsoe brought her camera, intending to document the process. What began […]
Stunning new technology makes manipulation of video streams, in real-time, easy and truly convincing. The research was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) to researchers at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, and Stanford University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohmajJTcpNk Preview Open
If this was how Republicans argued in televised interviews, they wouldn’t always be stuck defending themselves against Democrats’ lies. Instead of investing in fleeting individual campaigns, the Republican party should invest in promotion of videos and arguments such as this. Preview Open
‘Tis the season of political ads. About 47 percent of them are uninspired and another 52 percent are downright embarrassing. This cycle, the remaining one percent belong to Senator Ted Cruz. Today his campaign revealed a pitch-perfect parody of the printer scene from Office Space, which itself is a parody of gangster movies:
According to the news, ISIS is pretty good at disseminating recruitment videos. Why can’t the geniuses at Ricochet come up with recruitment videos to post here and/or YouTube? I’m betting that members would have a great time recording videos of themselves discussing Ricochet, how much we benefit from our memberships, and urging others to join. […]
So you’re hanging out at your local froyo stand, trying to enjoy an artisanal, lactose-free creamed corn and green tea swirl, when a gaggle of annoying millennials curate their pre-Fetty Wap show protein boost with 34 duck-lipped uploads to Instagram. Ugh, these chicks with the selfie sticks are so vain … but might they actually be an elite squad of Putin-trained killing machines?