Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Malcolm X on Front Page Challenge

by Warren

One of the more surreal clips in the CBC Archives.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

The Imperial Presidency

by Warren

A new book by GQ reporter Robert Draper called “Dead Certain” details just how out of touch President Bush is with reality. In a great review of the book in the New York Times, it’s revealed that Bush was convinced there were WMDs in Iraq three years after the invasion, and displays a colossal ignorance of both Iraq’s past and the nature of Islam. And that despite the continued bloodshed in Iraq, he remains sure that history will acquit him. Good luck on that one, George.

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Why Pakistan might be more dangerous than Iraq

by Warren

With the violence marring the return of exiled Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, it’s increasingly obvious that Pakistan is sinking into the thrall of militants. Newsweek has a very interesting piece on how we should be more scared of civil unrest in Pakistan, which already has nuclear weapons, than in Iraq, which doesn’t.

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Blackwater drew guns on American soldiers

by Warren

With Blackwater already in trouble for shooting Iraqi civilians, more stories are coming to light of arrogance and recklessness regarding the private security firm. The latest involves Blackwater operatives getting into a car crash with U.S. soldiers, then forcing the soldiers to lie down at gunpoint until help arrived. Not that there’s any real legitimate power structure in Iraq, but you’d think U.S. soldiers would be the last word in authority in a war zone, just by dint of hardware and history.

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Devo shills laserdisc

by Warren

In a perfect storm of surreality, Eighties consumerism and just plain weirdness, view this video of Devo hyping the Pioneer laserdisc player, all while wearing weird headpieces.

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Triumph of the Will – Remixed!

by Warren

If there’s one thing we all want to see, it’s history’s greatest villain layin’ down some dope-ass beats.