Republican Talking Points on Health Care Reform
Posted on March 26th, 2010 at 2:40 pm by Steve

…from 1961! Voiced by the actor RONALD REAGAN!

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“One of the traditional methods of imposing Statism or Socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. Most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it. Now, the American people, if you put it to them about Socialized Medicine and gave them a chance to choose, would unhesitatingly vote against it. We had an example of this: under the Truman Administration, it was proposed that we have a compulsory health insurance program for all people in the United States. And, of course, the American people unhesitatingly rejected this.”

This recording was distributed in 1961 as an LP, and was apparently funded by the American Medical Association. You can read all about it on Wikipedia!

The Imperial Conquest of Wall Street
Posted on December 22nd, 2009 at 8:06 pm by Steve

Come to think of it, this would explain the $700 BILLION bailout of the banking sector…

“Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week To Quit Sniffing Glue…”
Posted on October 16th, 2009 at 2:19 pm by Steve

Incredible! Thanks to Larry Coen on Facebook, I discovered the film Zero Hour. It turns out that Airplane! (one of my all-time favorite films) is almost a scene-for-scene remake of Zero Hour, with jokes added. Some enterprising YouTube user has compiled some of the same scenes for your viewing pleasure:

Other Links Too Good to Miss
Posted on May 21st, 2009 at 2:19 pm by Steve

I’m not sure I can explain what it is, but Magical Nihilism makes for some fascinating reading.

Graphic novel creator Warren Ellis never fails to amuse, enlighten, or dismay, depending on your tastes.

Tellart Labs in Providence, RI makes physical interfaces for computing devices… they take mashups to the physical plane!

The Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science has an amazing library of works on line, including this article on urban design innovator Kevin Lynch.

I meant to post about this when it was first published back in April: Steve Crocker’s Op-Ed in the New York Times marking the 40th anniversary of the RFC, the process by which Internet protocols are standardized. It makes for some great reading. Also interesting is Crocker’s RFC 1, the initial Request For Comments that described the HOST software requirements for machines connected to the brand-new ARPA Network… which laid the foundations for this vast series of tubes we know today as teh Internetz.

TROOPS! An all-time Noiselabs favorite.
Posted on April 10th, 2009 at 7:20 pm by Steve

“TROOPS is filmed on location with the men of the Imperial Forces!” An old VHS hand-to-hand classic is, of course, now coursing through the Tubes:

My Little Storm Trooper
Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 12:09 pm by josh-wah

Continuing Steve’s Star Wars motif…


By the Way…
Posted on January 24th, 2009 at 12:49 am by Steve

They’re still at it:

Back at Work and Dreaming of Vacation…
Posted on December 29th, 2008 at 12:58 pm by Steve

Taken from this hilarious and time-wasting set of images of Star Wars figurines in… unexpected tableaux.

Yep. I’m back at work!

Fun Friday Freakshow
Posted on December 12th, 2008 at 5:08 pm by Steve

The hookers of Starrbooty

If you haven’t seen RuPaul’s film Starrbooty, you are truly missing one of the most hilariously gross films of the decade. Starrbooty makes Pink Flamingos look like Mary Poppins!

“This Is What the Internet Is For!”
Posted on October 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm by Steve

Mr. Mul-zany shared this incredible Flash video site with me today via email. Too freakin’ awesome!

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