Tag: Video

TV History, Episode 3: “Personal Video”, A Rare Progressive Defeat in the Arts.

 

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.

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Video: Trump Speaks to CPAC

 

President Trump delivered a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday morning, a victorious return to the conference that helped launch his political career. This is his fifth appearance at CPAC. You can watch his entire speech below.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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A couple of weeks ago, I asked the question “So, What’s Your Movie About?” More

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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 […]

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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 More

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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. More

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Ted Cruz’s Ad Game Is Strong

 

‘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:

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Diversion of the Day, 1/30

 

What would Donald Trump sound like with a Cockney accent? It’s long been a question on everyone’s mind and English actor Peter Serafinowicz finally provides an answer:

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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. […]

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Finally, a Decent Use for a Selfie Stick

 

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?

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Bad Lip Reading Highlights from the Democratic Debate

 

“Hey, the white boy thinks it’s scooter time.”

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Some of you may know that I’m kind of a slideshow geek. After each of the Ricochet Meetups I have made a video from the pictures shot there and put it on YouTube and linked to it in one of the post-meetup reports. In case you’d like to see Meetup videos by myself and others, […]

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States’ Rights in Three Minutes!

 

To mark the launch of my new book, A Less Perfect Union: The Case for States’ Rights, the good people over at the Wall Street Journal had me in for an interview with Mary Kissel on the Opinion Journal show. Here’s the clip – it’s only three minutes (about as long as it takes to recite Congress’s enumerated powers) – but gives a good overview of the book.

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Don’t Go into the Press Pool

 

Caleb Howe and I created a Hillary ad. Okay, I just gave him the idea; he did the work. (Make sure you stay ’til the end.)

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A new video, released on a jihadi website, shows men climbing ladders to take mallets and hammers to friezes on the portals or “iwans” of the main temple. In between explaining to camera that they are destroying anything that might be “worshipped instead of God”, the video shows them destroying states by using pickaxes on […]

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Here at Toad Hall, we love watching Jewish holiday videos from AISH. Don’t know much about the group other than that they make some rockin’ videos to some trashy pop music that are always much better than the actual music they are parodying. Here’s this year’s offering: More

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