Archive for March 3rd, 2008

Another piece of childhood…stolen away.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35828

Geez, I guess with the success of Transformers, they’re just mining every possible kids toy and turning them into movies.

What’s next, a live action Barbie action film?

I shudder at the thought.

-E

Uncategorized Elliot 03 Mar 2008 No Comments

Erin and Elliot’s Podcast

Hey all! Enjoy our podcast!

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^_^

-E & E

Podcasts Elliot 03 Mar 2008 1 Comment

Amazing Video

So I got this from AOL news (yeah, I know, but give me a break) and I just wanted to share it with you all.

There’s a video and an article, so I’m just going to post the link here.

It’s a video of a plane in Germany trying to land in extremely heavy winds. I was never really afraid of planes before, but now I sort of wonder…

Uncategorized Erin Gosselin 03 Mar 2008 1 Comment

Steve and Jackie’s Podcast

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Enjoy listening to our podcast!

Stephen McCombe and Jackie Faillace

Podcasts Stephen McCombe 03 Mar 2008 1 Comment

Reading Steve Jobs

Stumbled upon this article in my daily wanderings. It’s implied question is one I’ve pondered for a while: Why is Apple so good at making new media (eBooks possibly included) so cool?

NY Times Article

Uncategorized Ross Bell 03 Mar 2008 No Comments

Derek and Kyle’s Podcast: Name That Sound!

Audio game shows have never been this fun…

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Podcasts Derek Long 03 Mar 2008 1 Comment

George and David’s Podcast: Racism on the radio

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This is a list of where we got the clips:

Clip 1: Michael Savage on “The Savage Nation,” as found on Air America Radio’s: “Why Don Imus? There are racists all over the media”

Internet Soure: http://youtube.com/watch?v=6GpAafmhBHQ

Clip 2: Bill O’Reilly on “The Radio Factor,” as rebroadcast on Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown on MSNBC.” February 20th, 2008
Internet Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/21/olbermann-slams-oreilly-_n_87821.html

Clip 3: President George W. Bush as rebroadcast on Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown on MSNBC” February 20th, 2008
Internet Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/21/olbermann-slams-oreilly-_n_87821.html

Clip 4: Don Imus on “Imus In the Morning” (broadcast on radio on Westwood One and TV on MSNBC) April 4th, 2007
Internet Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=RF9BjB7Bzr0&feature=related

Clip 5: Michael Richards during a performance at the “Laugh Factory” in West Hollywood California. November 17th, 2006
Internet Source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=QgmCBKPHnSY

Clip 6: Rush Limbugh on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” September 23rd, 2003
Internet Source: http://mfile.akamai.com/5020/wmv/rushlimb.download.akamai.com/5020/Video/espn092803.2.56k.asx

Clip 7: Rush Limbaugh on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” January 24th, 2007
Internet Source: http://mediamatters.org/items/200701240010

Clip 8: Paul Shanklin skit broadcasted on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” April 2007
Internet Source: http://www.alternet.org/stories/50998/

Clip 9: Neil Boortz on “The Neal Boortz Show” as found on Air America Radio’s: “Why Don Imus? There are racists all over the media”
Internet Soure: http://youtube.com/watch?v=6GpAafmhBHQ

Clip 10: Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post on Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown on MSNBC.” February 20th, 2008
Internet Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/21/olbermann-slams-oreilly-_n_87821.html

Podcasts George Altshuler 03 Mar 2008 3 Comments

Smell Yo Soulja Boy

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song credits:
“Crank Dat” -Soulja Boy
“U Stank” -Lil Rap feat. Soulja Boy
“Smell Yo Dick” – Riskay feat. Aviance & Real
“Crank Dat” – Right side of the Tree

Brian and Jessie

Podcasts Brian Sommers 03 Mar 2008 1 Comment

This is our PODCAST!!!!
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Podcasts Evan Akashi 03 Mar 2008 1 Comment

Garfield remixed

A few of you mentioned Garfield as a comic reference point. There have been some great online remixes of Garfield that you might be interested in.

Garfield minus Garfield” removes the cat from the strips, turning it into “an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life.” For instance:

The Garfield Randomizer” mashes up random panels from the strip to create a nice example of non-sequitar panel transitions.

And my favorite: a thread of Garfield strips that just remove the cat’s thought balloons, making it about Jon talking to his cat pathetically. Some favorites from this thread:

and a bit more political: “This is the Garfield from September 11, 2001 – and even though it was probably prepared weeks or months in advance, it seems like a daringly edgy response to a crisis:”

I apologize in advance for the time you will now waste…

Remix culture &Taste of the Internet Jason Mittell 03 Mar 2008 1 Comment

Responses for March 4

The readings for today by Jenkins, Lethem, and Boyle all deal with remix culture in a variety of ways—making new works from raw cultural ingredients of others. How does this form of cultural production fit within your understanding of originality, creativity, and art? Is the remix an artform? And what media seem particularly well-suited to remix culture?

Also, please post links to examples of remix culture you find particularly successful or interesting.

Reading Responses Jason Mittell 03 Mar 2008 13 Comments

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