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YouTube Video of the Day: The internet explained – it’s quite simple, really. 29 October, 2006

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Why? Because i love YouTube!

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The internet is not something that you just dump something on –

it’s not a big truck.

It’s a series of tubes…

Tangled up tubes.

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Help protect our tubes: support net neutrality.

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¡Viva Border Volleyball! 19 October, 2006

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viva beach volleyball 2 “Why not use this no-man’s land as a real beach
and see if we could strike up a friendly pickup game?
There’s no law against that.”

Or is there?

viva beach volleyball 1

California’s most desolate and unknown beach is desolate and unknown for a reason. It has no name, no facilities, no parking lot.

“CONTAMINATED WATER; DEEP HOLES; RIPTIDES; NO LIFEGUARD; NO SWIMMING!” the signs announce.

This is a geopolitically divided beach, purposefully hidden. A fence of metal pylons draws a 20-foot-tall line in the sand all the way into the sea.

It is the perfect beach, in other words, for the world’s first game of international border volleyball.

viva beach volleyball 3 read Joshuah Bearman’s article @ LA Weekly

watch a video of border volleyball @ wholphindvd.com

Picture of the Day: America the _____ 11 September, 2006

Posted by ~V~ in Images, Philosophy, Picture of the Day, Politics, Portland.
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because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

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What does America mean to you?

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About this image:

This is another photo i took one autumn night at Pioneer Courthouse Square
in Portland, Oregon.

A few months ago, i posted a photo of the falls from a different angle
(which makes a great desktop background wallpaper) here.

They’re both part of my Flickr set “city @night” which can be seen here.

You can check out my Flickr photostream here.

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YouTube Video of the Day: What is a Darknet, Charlie Brown??? 13 April, 2006

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Why? Because i love YouTube!

No actual Peanuts characters were humped during the making of this video.

i just wish i could say the same for the Sesame Street characters…

Wanna join a Darknet?

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the Red Baron exults in victory!!!

“¡Sí, Se Puede!” ( “Yes, We Can!” ) 11 April, 2006

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Hundreds of thousands of people demanding U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants took to the streets in dozens of cities from New York to San Diego on Monday in some of the most widespread demonstrations since the mass protests began around the country last month.

~ from a story on the AP newswire

We shall strike. We shall organize boycotts.
We shall demonstrate and have political campaigns.
We shall pursue the revolution we have proposed.
We are sons and daughters of the farm workers’ revolution, a revolution of the poor
seeking bread and justice.

Until the chance for political participation is there,
we who are poor will continue to attack the soft part
of the American system – its economic structure.
We will build power through boycotts, strikes,
new union – whatever techniques we can develop.
These attacks on the status quo will come,
not because we hate, but because we know America
can construct a humane society for all its citizens –
and that if it does not, there will chaos.

~ César E. Chávez (1927-1993)

We are an entire nation of “illegal” immigrants…
Consider this: you would not be the person you are today if your relatives
had not immigrated to this country at some point in history.

History is now.

We are making history.

hey hey hey, it’s… 26 March, 2006

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Fat Albert Napoleon Dynamite

Fat Dynamite!!!

This frickin’ sweet video mash-up/remix is a perfect example of why traditional copyright laws need to be reformed.

Combining animation from Fat Albert with audio from Napoleon Dynamite, Shawn Nee of idiotwork creates a funny, yet thoughtful juxtaposition of the two pop-culture icons that includes subtle (and not so subtle) critiques of racism and politics.

Watch video on YouTube

TV is dead… Long live TV!!! 24 March, 2006

Posted by ~V~ in Philosophy, Politics, Web Resources.
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retro tv

Hey kids, let’s face it –

we’re all addicted to staring at moving images on a glowing screen.

But traditional television is so… 20th century.

Now we can have fun AND rebel against the corporate media overlords
by utilizing the power of the internets!

i’ll link to some of my favorite sites for watching and sharing video
on the web after the jump.

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