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Substitute the word “Communist” with “Socialist” and I could see this happening today all the same….

Under the Mountain Bunker

Yesterday vs. today:

1947 FBI Memo Re: “It’s A Wonderful Life”

With regard to the picture “It’s a Wonderful Life”, [redacted] stated in substance that the film represented rather obvious attempts to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as a ‘scrooge-type’ so that he would be the most hated man in the picture. This, according to these sources, is a common trick used by Communists. [In] addition, [redacted] stated that, in his opinion, this picture deliberately maligned the upper class, attempting to show the people who had money were mean and despicable characters.”


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The A-Team 2010. Seriously.

So, I learned about this today. And was giddy like a schoolgirl after watching the trailer (below).

Made of awesome. Full of win. Nothing more needs to be said.

New A-Team Trailer Increases Nostalgia Factor by Roughly 300 percent

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Watch Frontline This Week (Second Life)

It appears that Tuesday’s episode of Frontline will deal, at least in part, with Second Life. The trailer (embedded below) has some good bits in there about the use of SL for collaboration and both business and social/pleasure stuff. So, check your local PBS listings and set yer tivos and stuff!

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The Golden Age Of Video

“We came, we saw, we kicked it’s ass!”

Trust me, it’s catchy. Watch it twice.

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Sloth and Goonies and

From an entry on is somewhat NSFW but this entry isn’t):


That said, in a few years there will be a generation of adults for whom The Goonies is not the nostalgic icon that it is for us. And those people are going to ask you why you have a tattoo of a retarded pirate on your arm. If there are any measures you can take to prepare yourself for this outcome, you should probably do it.

…and that’s sad.

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Farewell Analog Television: Flipping the Switch

My fellow blogger, Scottoway took a moment to eulogize the passing of analog television when it happened earlier this month.

I just happened to come across a pretty neat video via snapstream blogs and that fine stand-up character Mike at 1000 monkeys that tells the story in a more direct way.

Here, the author recorded the transitions on several channels, and put them together in this montage. It’s pretty neat (in my opinion) to actually watch them flipping the switches.

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Tiny House

Here’s a blast from the recent past. One of my favorite commercials ever.

“This is kinda awesome…”
“I just want to make an omelet!”