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    Found via Dr. Sanity:

    DC Comics Just Killed off Bruce Wayne aka Batman!

    Wow!

    It should make fore some interesting story telling in the batman universe and allow groth of the other characters before the probable restart|”oh he’s not really dead” button occurs.

    Here’s one way really cool looking way that world could look:

    YouTube Music Break: Country Swing with a Tractor as the drummer

    Found off Instapundit:

    YouTube Science Fiction: “This is my Milwaukee”

    I found this on Althouse:

    I really don’t recognize it. I don’t think it was filmed in Milwaukee.

    My Current Ear Virus: “Jacksonville” by Sufjan Stevens

    It has been going on all Morning! I hope this post helps me exercise it!

    “No Mr, Bond, I expect you to sing!”

    Found on Debbie Schlussel’s Blog, is this – The Jame Bond Theme Song with lyrics!

    Federal Government and Education in a Nutshell from “Yes, Prime Minister”

    I found this funny and thoughtful “Yes, Prime Minister” bit via The Fifth Column:

    “Star Wars/John Williams A Cappella Tribute”

    Found via SF Signal:

    BTW, other fine A Cappella music is here at The Acapodcast.

    Entrepaunerial News: Using YouTube to get the word out…

    …was covered in last Sunday’s New York Times:

    The video showed how, in a few easy steps, the Nintendo Wii remote controller — or “Wiimote” — could transform a normal video screen into a virtual reality display, with graphics that seemed to pop through the screen and into the living room. So far, the video has been seen more than six million times.

    That video, together with others that Mr. Lee, now 28, posted on YouTube, have drawn people to the innovator as well as his innovations. Video game companies have contacted him and, in September, M.I.T.’s Technology Review named him as one of its top innovators under 35.

    There is a related SlashDot discussion.

    The is a great idea. It is another venue for entrepreneurs/inventors/innovators to connect with each other, potential customers, and potential inventors.

    Here are to of the video:

    What I am listening to right now: The Replacements – I will dare

    This is the second song  played as college radio DJ in 1985. I don’t remember the first.

    “NATO mulls expanded counter-narcotics role in bid to stem growing Afghan violence”

    Sigh:

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The United States on Thursday pushed NATO allies to order their troops to target Afghanistan’s thriving heroin trade in a bid to stem the flow of drug money to the widening insurgency against the troubled international military mission.

    A two-day meeting of NATO defense ministers comes amid an increase in violence that has created doubts about whether Western forces can win the war against the resurgent Taliban militants.

    “If we have the opportunity to go after drug lords and drug laboratories and try and interrupt this flow of cash to the Taliban, that seems to me like a legitimate security endeavor,” said U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the meeting. [AP Link]

    The Afgan war is not a Counter-Narcotics war. The focus is on Al-Quada and their supporters (Taliban mostly).

    The poppy business is on both sides.

    US/NATO must focus on the goal: Defeating/Destroy/Degrading Al-Qada et al.

    Taking on the Poppy farmers is a sure way to separate USA/NATO from the Afganistani people. That is not the way successful 4GW/COIN works.

    Music break for thinking about bad business ISPs

    The Coming Dark Days

    The American Left is getting in the mode for what is to come in January.

    Smitten Eagle has a post with videos of what they are even doing to the you. Disgusting.

    Dark Days are ahead for my country. The forces of the left are rising and have become the default narrative.

    Here is what I thought of seeing those videos.

    Others have made similiar comparisons on youtube:

    Our Dumbass 60’s hippies-turned-soft-maoist are coming to power. Dark Days are ahead.

    Song Going Through My Head

    The two version of this song have been alternating in my head.

    More Bailout Blogging Music: She and Him’s cover of “Dream a Little Dream”

    I have their album on my iPod too.

    More Blogging Bailout Music: She and Him’s “I should have known better” (Beatles Cover)

    Bailout Blogging Music: World Party’s Ship of Fools

    Lyrics:

    We’re setting sail to a place on the map
    From which no-one has ever returned
    Drawn by the promise of the joker and the fool
    By the light of the crosses that burned
    Drawn by the promise of the wormen and lace
    And the gold and the cotton and pearls
    It’s the place where they keep all the darkness you need
    You sail away from the light of the world on this trip, baby

    You will pay tomorrow
    You’re gonna pay tomorrow
    You will pay tomorrow

    Oh, save me, save me from tomorrow
    I don’t want to sail with this Ship of Fools, no, no
    Oh, save me, save me from tomorrow
    I don’t want to sail with this Ship of Fools
    I want to run and hide
    Right now

    Avarice and greed are gonna drive you over the endless sea
    They will leave you drifting in the shallows
    Drowning in the oceans of history
    Traveling the world, you’re in search of no good
    But I’m sure you’ll build your Sodom like you knew you would
    Using all the good people for your galley slaves
    As your little boat struggles through the warning waves
    But you don’t, pay

    You will pay tomorrow
    You’re gonna pay tomorrow
    You’re gonna pay tomorrow

    Oh, save me, save me from tomorrow
    I don’t want to sail with this Ship of Fools, no, no
    Oh, save me, save me from tomorrow
    I don’t want to sail with this Ship of Fools, no, no

    Where’s it coming from
    Oh, Where’s it going now
    It’s just a, it’s just a Ship of Fools

    I miss the music of the 80’s.

    Public Diplomacy WTF: “State Department to Name Fran Drescher a Public Diplomacy Envoy”

    I don’t understand this.

    Haven’t they ever heard her voice?

    Update: Jay (commenting below) thinks she has some things going for her:

    Youtube: Sexpelled: No Intercourse Allowed (Expelled parody)

    I found this via http://counterknowledge.com/?p=100 . It is good satire/ridicule.

    NSFW: Star Trek TNG Rap

    This is Not Safe For Work…but it is crudely funny on a stormy Saturday night (for the trekkie inclined).

    Found Via TV Squad.

    Interesting – “Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture”

    This is pretty amazing stuff. More here.

    From the Comments: “The Empire Strikes Barack” – An Election 2008 X Star Wars Satire

    Ymarsakar brought this to my attention which he got from here. Enjoy!

    Music Break: Cover of New Order’s Bizarre Love Triangle…on Ukuleles!

    Some Jazz Music Performed by Cornet Chop Suey at the Capital City Jazz Festival 2008…

    …that I took on my Canon digital camera and uploaded to YouTube.

    Capital City Jazz Festival 2008

    The band is Cornet Chop Suey and the Music is Jazz in the Dixieland style.

    Here are the vids:

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    Two More by “Weird Al” Yankovic

    One More Minute:

    Polkarama!