Thursday, December 28, 2006

Nathan Lane - Evening at Pops 8 of 8
Nathan Lane - Evening at Pops 7 of 8
Nathan Lane - Evening at Pops 6 of 8
Nathan Lane - Evening at Pops 5 of 8
Nathan Lane - Evening at Pops 4 of 8
Nathan Lane - Evening at Pops 3 of 8
Nathan Lane - Evening at Pops 2 of 8
Nathan Lane - Evening at Pops 1 of 8

Friday, December 22, 2006

TD5 - St3w4rt blasts, Bush, Snow on winning Iraq flip-flop
TD5 - St3w4rt blasts, Bush, Snow on winning Iraq flip-flop

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

NY Big Voice Video Diary #11

One of the most emotional--for me--videos I've ever seen

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A rare and wonderful visit to the artist studio of the late Al Hirschfeld, the brilliant caricaturist for New York theatre for most of the 20th Century. His widow, Louise, takes us on the tour. Jim, who has idolized Al his entire life, is overcome with emotion, as you will see.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

SENOR WENCES Ventriloquism & Juggling 1960

Senior Wences was always one of my favorite performers on the old Ed Sullivan show.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Il Divo Christmas-Mania
Schweaty Balls
Bowie Meets Crosby
Celine Dion - blue christmas (live)
John Denver Christmas
Judy Garland - Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Not Enough Cemetery to Go Around

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The Abu Hanifa Mosque is a famous Sunni mosque in Adhamiya.  After the invasion the mosque constructed a new cemetery originally for fighters in the war but it has since been expanded.

Now the cemetery takes all manners of victims of Iraq sectarian violence and it has open to Shi’as as well.

Although stories about Iraq accentuate sectarian violence and the possibility of a looming civil war, there are many accounts of Iraqi's coming together in opposition to sectarianism.  One story is about how the Abu Hanifa mosque helped survivors of the Kadhmiya bridge tragedy in 2005.

Unfortunately this new cemetery can not hold all of the martyrs and others dieing each day in Iraq, and they expect to build many more in the coming months.  The caretaker of the Abu Hanifa cemetery says they dig an average of 4-5 graves each day, and this is just for one cemetery in a city of five million inhabitants.

As the Iraq study group returns dire statistics from the situation in Iraq, one wonders when the stories of mutual aid and collective support in Baghdad's communities will begin to get more play in the media.  Although a civil war now seems inevitable, perhaps a better understanding of the solidarity present within Baghdadis and Iraqis can provide another direction for Iraq's future.

Please consider making a donation to support the work we are doing.  Although our access and regularity may appear to denote financial resources, each month we are reevaluating whether the project will be able to continue, as we are entirely viewer funded.

A Mother Tells a Martyr's Story

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It's nearly a daily occurrence that we read in the news of a half dozen or more insurgents or resistance fighters killed by US, Coalition, or Iraqi security forces.

Rarely, however, do we hear the full story, rarely do we hear of the fighter, or martyr's experience. Although the press generally refers to them as insurgents, Iraqis killed on all sides of the conflict are generally referred to in Iraq as martyrs.

Ali was one fighter among many who have been killed during the war in Iraq. He was killed during one of many shootouts in the past year in Adhamiya. Correspondent Isam Rasheed met his mother by chance in a new cemetery that has been built for Martyrs, those killed by Coalition forces or in the rising sectarian violence.

Iraqis, and Arabs generally, have vastly different opinions of the resistance movement. For some more insight, see videos such as, A Conversation with an Iraqi Policeman, this conversation between two Sunni doctors, Iraqis Discuss the Resistance, and this interview with Yusef Rababa, a man who knew Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi personally.

Please consider making a donation to support the work of Isam Rasheed and our other correspondents in Baghdad!

Tags: iraq, baghdad, aliveinbaghdad, terrorism, waronterror

Car Bomb Survivors, No Longer Statistics

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Although car bombs are a regular occurrence in Baghdad, it's nearly impossible to find accounts from the victims.

The victims in this story survived a car bombing this summer in the Adhamiya neighborhood, but due to complications, we were only able to bring you their stories now. These images are graphic, but they depict an aspect of daily life in Baghdad.

The media carries numbers of dead and wounded soldiers, security forces, and civilians, but without bringing their stories directly to the viewership, it may be impossible to ever truly understand the particulars of life in a place like Baghdad.

In this video you'll see what happens to some of the dozens of people whose stories are reported only in your daily newspaper's injured statistics.

Tags: iraq, baghdad, aliveinbaghdad, terrorism, waronterror carbomb

Saturday, December 09, 2006

New York Times!

This is Steve's movie of Jim reading the New York Times review for the first time--and the reaction of both of them about it.

The night the NY Times review of The Big Voice came out, we stayed up until 1:30 AM to read it online. I decided to tape us reading it whether it was good or bad. Now, see what happened...

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Real Life Power Ranger Saves Sister

This isn't the best quality video, but it's one of the cutest things I've ever seen. (If it ever gets posted in better format, I will replace it, because it's good cute not to be seen)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

jerome murat

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Big Voice in New York #5

It's the night before opening and all through the City, the Christmas tree has been lit, people are starting to make return trips to our show, someone brings some friends, and Steve almost makes it on the Daily Show.
The Big Voice in New York #4

Jim and Steve go to Sardi's and have a little fun with each other.
Aussie Bloopers

Crazy Aussie Bloopers - video powered by Metacafe

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Dove ad,
Kinderen voor Kinderen song - Two Fathers

Saturday, November 25, 2006

screwed by Bush

Thursday, November 23, 2006

NY Big Voice Vlog 1

Steve and Jimmy are back in New York with "The Big Voice." I'm so excited!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

My Thanksgiving Prayer
WKRP - Thanksgiving Turkey Drop
The Day King George Was Crowned...

Monday, November 20, 2006

Anna Russell's Opera Lessons
How to Write a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta

You either know of Anna Russell or you don't.

Friday, November 17, 2006

This is one of my favorite West Wing clips.
Worst Burglar Ever
Five movie voice overs in one limo
Good Morning Don LaFontaine

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Doggie Cam

Lizzie is famous!!! Apparently Ellen Degeneres ran this video on her show on 11/7...AND I MISSED IT!!!!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Coca Cola Artic Party
Beer comercial
Comercial Vim
Berlitz German Commercial

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Friday, November 03, 2006

Graham Chapman's funeral
Monty Python - Self Defense Class
Monty Python- Blood Donor
'Found' Python: Choreographed Conservative Party Speech
Monty Python - A Man With Three Buttocks

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Colbert Comments On Santorum and Lord of the Rings
Countdown Keith Special Comment on the torture bill signing

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Day King George Was Crowned...
Harrison Ford: Wife Force One
Python's Camelot interlude, by Kirk and crew

Monday, October 16, 2006

Josh & Donna - For Good

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Last Newhart
baby sleepy

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Asylum Street Spankers Video
Liza Minnelli & Gene Kelly
liza minnelli lorna luft

Monday, October 09, 2006

How To Bash Bush - A Lesson From The Daily Show

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Keith Olberman Special Comment on Lying pt 2
Keith Olberman Special Comment on Lying pt 1
The Dildo Diaries, edit

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Taiwan Dancing Dog
Dog Dance

Friday, October 06, 2006

Chinese Opera
Fighting Scene
Beijing Opera Sparring Set

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Impeach Bush Song

(There are two words which explain why I am not in favor of impeaching Bush: "President. Cheney.")
Letterman's Top Ten Bush Moments

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Jon Stewart on Larry King
Muppets Tonight - Penn & Teller Blast Off
Skidboot the amazing dog
Water-boarding 101
Larry King / Jon Stewart Interview
Keith Olbermann IRAQ For Sale : Blood Money
Banana Splits Tv Show Intro
Zoom - Best of the 70's
Hugh Laurie lager advert, 1980s
Hugh Laurie - Stuart Little clip
Gilbert & Sullivan
Panda Baby Boomers

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Alfred Hitchcock Cameos

Monday, October 02, 2006

Jon Stewart on Larry King

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Anti-Gay Marriage Petition Fraud Caught on Camera
Cat and Dog
zoe's first mirror experience
Skin by Allan Sherman

Friday, September 22, 2006

Jesus Camp : Kids Worshipping to a George Bush Picture
Superbman Trailer - unrestored version

This just shows that you never know where you're going to find old friends on YouTube!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Beer Cannon Montage
Best card trick in the world
Johnny Carson reacts to rickles breaking his cigarette box.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Daily Show, 9/18 -- Gays in the military
Card House
Ernie Kovack's Nairobi Trio

Monday, September 18, 2006

Superman Returns INFLAT-O-SUIT Commercial
Superman Montage

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Ocean Symphony with Jack Black
The Importance of Being Bilingual

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Battle Hymn Of the Republic

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Olbermann's 911 Special Commentary

Monday, September 11, 2006

Freddie mercury and Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona
dinosaur neil terrorizes newscaster

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Cheryl Wheeler singing the end of her
STOMP - The Kitchen / Waterphonics
Stomp gorillaz

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Daily Show sums up Bush Speeches
Leonard Nimoy

Friday, September 08, 2006

Blue man group
Forbidden Broadway
Beach Blanket Babylon
AOL Interview

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Pakistan Gives Weapons and Amnesty to bin Laden
old commercials ajax 2
old commercials rock em sock em robots
Flintstones for Winston Cigarettes (Record Player)
Mattel 1960 Toy Commercial with Popeye
1978 - Milky The Marvelous Milking Cow

Monday, September 04, 2006

Holy Dirt
Westboro Baptist Church - Brimstone video

This one will leave your mouth hanging open in disbelief

Saturday, September 02, 2006

A Wicked section! (I love this show)

Wicked: The Road to Broadway

Wickeder - Forbidden Broadway Parody
(watch this one last!)
One Short Day: Idina and Kristin (Macy's Parade)
For Good (An Idina and Kristin Video)
Shoshana Defying Gravity 1.9.05
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Koko Speaks To Us

Friday, September 01, 2006

Keith Olbermann annihilates Rumsfeld
Bush has an ek-a-lek-tik Reading List
AccuServ commercial

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Have You Had Enough?

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

John Denver play 12 String version of Pete Seeger Song

Monday, August 28, 2006

Emmys 2006 - Opening Number (Part 2)
Emmys 2006 - Opening Number (Part 1)
The Night Charlene Tilton Danced with Fred Astaire

This was filmed by my friend Steve.
Magic Wheel

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Granny Hardcore

Thursday, August 24, 2006

orca and dog
George Bush Does Teletubbies
keep your jesus off my penis

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Colbert Analyzes Wikipedia
Domino effect

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Friday, August 18, 2006

HOWTO: Open A Beer Bottle With A Piece Of Paper
OK Go - Here It Goes Again

(Thanks to Jim for the link to this one!)

After way too much frustration, I finally was able to activate the feed and create a button on the it is now possible to subscribe to this page through an RSS feed. Whew!

Someone wrote to ask if I could please set this up for RSS feed. First, I deleted the message inadvertently (I apologize).

Then I attempted to set it up but FeedBurner is giving me fits and it won't even let me register for the support forum, since it keeps rejecting my confirmation code (yes, I'm certain that the letters are case specific). I've written to "contact us" at FeedBurner, but am not holding my breath for a speedy reply.

Anyway, whoever asked about RSS feed, know that I'm working on it, if I don't have a heart attack from trying to work with FeedBurner.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Is there anything more infectious than a baby's laugh?

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Ben singing the Major-General's Song
YouTubeaholism - Dealing with YouTube Addiction - Episode 10
How to steal a bike in NYC
Where the Hell is Matt?

Friday, August 11, 2006

Freda Payne, 1975 Mike Douglas Show (RIP), Clip 2
Jim Henson and Frank Oz on The Mike Douglas Show
Tom Waits - Mike Douglas Show 1976
Judy Garland - For Once In My Life - Mike Douglas Show 1968
Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow - The Mike Douglas Show 1968
Hezbollah: Coming Soon To Your Hometown

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Whose line is it anyway ~ 1
Scenes From A Hat With Robin Williams

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

1970 commercial - Great American Soup - Ann Miller
Stan Freberg - The Calypso Singer

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Zero's Testimony Before HUAC (as performed by Jim Brochu).

Monday, August 07, 2006

William Shatner performs
Yow's Trickshot Madness - Chop Suey - Mr Massacre

I used to play pool, so I can really appreciate this!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Puppy vs. Cat
The Muppet Matrix

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Freedom of the Press is Under Attack

Please watch this video. Josh was arrested yesterday and is being held on contempt of court charges. The judge says "everyone from the president on down has to give information to the grand jury." Oh yeah? The president? Not that I've noticed!
The Electric Company- The Plumber

Brings back memories of my kids' childhood!
Circle Of Life
Brokeback: The Final Frontier

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Zero Mostel on the Hollywood Blacklist
Backstage at Zero Hour: Making Zero Mostel's Combover

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Carpenters and John Denver

I just got all nostalgic watching this...those two young talents lost much too early.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Fred Phelps tv ad #1 God Hates America

A look at real hatred.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Folgers - Happy Morning
Mama Mia, That's a spicy meatball

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Al Gore on the Daily Show (Part 2)
Al Gore on The Daily Show
The Bush Administration's approach to Global Warming

Friday, July 21, 2006

The Secret of the Great Big Hall (Studio version)

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Brownback on Stem Cells

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I'm Tired Of Saying Goodbye

This is Steve's latest song. I love it.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Shatner Singing to Lucas
Knights of the Round Table - Star Trek TOS

Monday, July 17, 2006

The Internet Is A Series of Tubes
Copper Clappers

Saturday, July 15, 2006

The Daily Show: They So Horny?

I'm so proud to live in the "progressive" city of Davis.
Coffee in your cream

Friday, July 14, 2006

I Miss Monica
Cool By Default

Steve's latest music video

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Lewis Black - Gay Banditos

The truth will out!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Jesus Kicked out of the Christian Coalition.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Quick Change Artists on America's Got Talent

This is pretty amazing. I'll have to try it!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Tattoo remover

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Piano with balls

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Steve Sings at Ephesus

Steve and Jimmy visited Ephesus and Steve had to try out the acoustics.
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Studs Turkel on the Daily Show

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Weird Stuff

I don't even know how to describe this!
Drummer boy

Just too cute.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Climate Change Graph Explained by Sir David Attenborough
Hooked on a feeling

Which answers the question "Whatever happened to David Hasselhoff" (before "America's Got Talent")
Amazing Juggling Finale

This is truly amazing. I know Mary has seen it, but I thought of her when I first saw it.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Jon Stewart Post 9/11 Speech

I was not a Daily Show viewer when 9/11 happened, so I never saw Jon Stewart's return to the screen. I happened to see this yesterday and was so emotionally affected. It was a 3-kleenex video. Possibly the most "real" thing I've seen in a very long time (aside by some of the coverage of Katrina)

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Kitten vs Frontrow (by mattcoats)

Too cute!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Singing Post Raisin Bran Commercial

This is the famous video that Steve's partner Jimmy appears in.


click here to download

Thumbnail's not so good, but check the video!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Sigur Ros- vidrar vel til loftarasa(video)

This is a 7 minute arty video that Jim Lawrence directed me to. As he describes it, "Stunning and loving and hateful..."

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Maury & Connie: Thanks for the memories

I'm speechless.
Kermit the frog on daily show

Jon Stewart gets ALL the big names.

Monday, June 19, 2006

richard simmons

I love "Who's Line is It Anyway" and this has got to be the funniest bit I've ever seen on the show.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

When You Care live for Saddle Up L.A.

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I don't hear Steve sing the "old stuff" so much any more. I loved this video.

This video was originally shared on by steveshack with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Akbank Advertisement-Reklam Filmi as seen on TV
Crazy Dog
Evolution of Dance
Bush makes fun of reporter Peter Wallsten's sun glasses
diet coke and mentos

You just wonder how people discover things like this, much less turn them into an art form.
The Coolest Bird Ever: The Lyrebird - Richard Attenborough