Posts tagged: video
Being president ages a person. Or so this video of Barack Obama shows.
Fans of “House of Cards” will probably love “House of Cue Cards.” People who haven't seen the former might not get some of the jokes, but Jimmy Fallon makes a surprisingly good Kevin Spacey.
This may not be a date that ranks with Dec. 7, 1941 or Sept. 11, 2001, but some people might remember where they were when President Nixon announced he was resigning.
Bonus: Here's how The Spokesman-Review reported it the next morning. Note that the only “non-Nixon” feature on the front page is the “Expo Today” lineup.
How many of these infractions, misdemeanors and felonies have you committed?
And yes, Weird Al probably made better use of this tune than Robin Thicke.
Lots of people had fun with the surprise result in the Virginia primary election. The Daily Show, however, had the best graphic.
Award-winning author Sherman Alexie and Stephen Colbert take on Amazon's control of book sales.
People with low regard for the Oregon ethos will get the most laughs out of this segment from Sunday's “Last Week Tonight” show.
Warning: It's from HBO, where they feel no need to bleep out swear words.
This ad from Montana congressional candidate Matt Rosendale suggests two truths about American politics:
Guns are popular.
Drones are not.
The ad also suggests that Rosendale considers himself a pretty good shot.
Some folks will say that J.D. Winteregg, House Speaker John Boehner's Republican primary opponent, is pretty clever. Others will say he went beyond the bounds of good taste.
What do you think?
For her first qualification for the U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst of Iowa lists one of the most unusual ever.
If the pigs in this commercial look a little nervous, they may have good reason…
You can't make up how bad some of the coverage of the Malaysian Flight 370 was. At least Jon Stewart didn't have to as he reviewed some of the low lights.
In what has become an annual tradition, President Obama filled in his NCAA brackets for ESPN. The clip picks up when the president is at the Sweet 16 level, so you'll have to look at the ESPN website to realize that he dissed Gonzaga, expecting them to lose to OK State in their first game.
Of course, he had the Zags going pretty far last year, and like many bracketologists in Spokane, was knocked out of the money early.
Now we can expect the annual tradition that follows this annual tradition: Conservative pundits complaining that Obama should be doing something more important with his time than filling out his bracket on ESPN. This year, one can expect those complaints to include the words “Putin” and “Crimea” as well as the old standards like “Benghazi” and “Syria.”
Feel free to weigh in on the comments section on whether you think the president should be spending his time doing something else than filling out his bracket on ESPN.
Alternate question: In the interests of gender equity, shouldn't Obama also fill out a bracket for the women's tournament on ESPN?
Stephen Colbert makes fun of the conservative furor over “America the Beautiful” being sung in multiple languages in Coca Cola's Super Bowl ad.
Don't know about anyone else, but I'm waiting for some furor — conservative, liberal, bipartisan, academic or whatever — over Fox's selective editing of the Declaration of Independence, which was only partially read before the start of the game. Who are they trying to appease?
To see what the “reading” left out, go inside the blog.
City Councilman Jon Snyder borrowed a bit — OK, he kind of outright stole — from “Vision Quest” to say thanks to supporters for his re-election. But he acknowledged it on the video.
“Snyder Quest” features the councilman and his bike, has good shots of Spokane and some amusing screen credits.
And for those too young to remember or so old they've forgotten, “Vision Quest” was filmed in Spokane.
Signup for the Affordable Care Act begins tomorrow, but Saturday Night Live offered its take over the weekend on why health care reform is so necessary.
Included is a cameo shout out to the final episode of “Breaking Bad”, which in a sense was the ultimate story of how things go wrong when you don't have health insurance. The clip is from the NBC files, so you do have to sit through a commercial before it comes on, but it is worth it.
Jon Stewart returned to the Daily Show this week, and it didn't take long before he was smacking the Obama Administration over Syria.
Talking Points Memo's take on Monday: Let's talk about how it's too early to talk about 2016.
And the kid mayor. He's going to get obnoxious real soon.
Talking Points Memo boils Thursday down to less than two minutes, and even manages to find a clip that manages to mention the week's two most pervasive 24-hour-network-news events: Anthony Weiner and the royal baby.
The Daily Show had lots to mock after weeks of royal baby coverage, culminating with several days of delivery and presenting of the new prince.
Having John Oliver as the anchor might have added to the satire, and “On Her Majesty's Secret Cervix” may be one of their better titles of late.
At some point, you've probably seen “I'm Just a Bill”, a video that tries to explain to kids how a bill becomes law.
U.S. Senate Democrats have a new take on the old theme called “I'm Just a Budget” that tries to skewer Republicans for keeping the budget from going to conference. Graphics are about the same as the original, which is to say not phenomenal by 2013 standards.
It shares one other trait with the original. It's pretty simplistic. But among it's co-stars is Washington Sen. Patty Murray.