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Video of the day: Palin and the not-so-pardoned turkey

Check out this hilarious video of an interview with former GOP veep candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a turkey farm in Anchorage, Alaska, all conducted while a curious worker stuffs a turkey into a mysterious piece of equipment behind her.

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2008
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Richmond youngsters say why they like Barack Obama

The young daughters of Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and Richmond Councilman Tony Thurmond (who was elected on Nov. 4 to the West Contra Costa Unified School District) talk in this video about why they are going to vote for Barack Obama.

Maya Thurmond, seated on the right, is 5 years old. She is talking with her friend, 4-year-old Emilia Gioia.

Check out which newspaper they read, too. (Clue: It’s not the San Francisco Chronicle!)

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2008
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Video of the day: Hilton for president

Never underestimate a blonde, especially a super-star celebrity blonde with more money than even a presidential candidate.

Check out this spoof video featuring Paris Hilton on the Funny or Die web site, where she calls GOP presidential candidate John McCain that “wrinkly, white-haired guy” and presents an energy plan that sounds downright reasonable.

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
Under: 2008 November election, Video of the Day | No Comments »

Vorderblog: July 22, 2008

I’ve just finished Barack Obama’s book, “Dreams From My Father,” and I will start tonight John McCain’s “Hard Call.” And I had better get cracking on Obama’s latest book, “Audacity of Hope,” too.

Check out my second videoblog (posted below) as I talk briefly about the books and the challenges of reading everything prior to the start of the conventions late this summer in Denver and St. Paul.

It’s also my second experiment with my new Flip video. I sat closer to the camera, so the audio should be a lot clearer than yesterday’s attempt. I am perhaps, a bit too close, as is the video slightly cuts off the top of my head. But I was reluctant to go for a third take in my backyard for fear my neighbors would start wondering why I’m talking to myself.

Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
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Vorderbrueggen goes video!

Success! And on a Monday morning, too.

My test run of my new Flip video has produced positive results. I recorded a brief statement, edited it, saved it onto my computer, uploaded it to Flickr and embedded it below. Whew.

I’ll be using the Flip at the upcoming presidential conventions in Denver and St. Paul and need to practice the new technology. So far, it seems pretty easy. Unlike my colleagues who produce highly sophisticated, multi-media flash presentations, this device — the size of a small cell phone — allows me to post short interviews, sights and sounds and do some video blogging without too much fuss. I don’t want to spend a lot of time editing and fooling around with lengthy downloads/uploads.

I’m not sure I quite have the hang of the art of video yet. I needed to stand closer to the camera and you get a lovely shot of my garage door. My heels were unusually loud, too. But I’ll get better! Check it out below.

Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2008
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JibJab unveils new political video

Check out JibJab’s new campaign animated song video based on Bob Dylan’s famous tune, “The Times, They Are A-Changin.”

It’s hilarious.

It starts with a banjo-playing President Bush and a heart-clutching GOP nominee John McCain and goes on from there. But I especially love the part where Obama is skipping through the forest with Bambi and Thumper, singing about change as he leaps on the back of a unicorn flying under a rainbow.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
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Comic Carey pokes fun at ‘nanny’ state of the nation

Conservative think tank folks at the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation created their own television show complete with host comedian Drew Carey.

The show starts out with “Whether you love it, hate it, or have never thought about it, chances are some politician wants to ban it. Welcome to the Nanny State Nation … where the government minds your own business.”

It’s pretty funny. Check it out.

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2008
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Jon Stewart covers Berkeley flap

My colleague at the Oakland Tribune, Josh Richman, posted a video link from Jon Stewart’s Daily Show about the Berkeley-Marine recruiters debacle. Very funny!

Posted on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
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