Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Department of Pre-Regulation

My vision has finally been realized on video, with the assistance and collaboration of many friends and colleagues. A (very) short film inspired by "Minority Report" and the disturbing implications of contemporary politics.

Credits go to: Erin Wildermuth, Cord Blomquist, Ivan Osorio, Brooke Oberwetter, Jeremy Lott, Megan McLaughlin, William Yeatman, Julie Walsh, Kate McLaughlin, Dominick Saran, Jason Talley, Greg Conko, Christine Hall, Sam Kazman, Al Canata and Holly Jackson. Also, special thanks to Philip K. Dick and Scott Frank for a little inspiration.


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Hitch Goes Wild on the Rev

More Malcontent on Falwell and Hitchens.

I never liked Falwell, but it's very clear that Hitch likes him even less than me. Like everyone else, I've always known that Hitchens is no fan of theism. It's personally amusing to see him hate so hard on the religious right, though, just because the last place I saw him speak in person was at the Family Research Council (on his book about Thomas Jefferson). Talk about strange bedfellows.

To recap, here he is on Anderson Cooper 360:

And here he is the next night on Hannity & Colmes:


Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Simpleton's Guide to Rachel Carson and DDT

Rachel Carson's 100th birthday is coming up. She's remembered for sounding an alarm about overuse of pesticides in the U.S. Unfortunately, the movement she started has has tragic unintended consequences. Prof. Scammington explains in all.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Dan Rather Hits Bottom

Matt at The Malcontent has posted the SNL Fringe Candidates Debate skit, and it's gold. I just wish they had given the NAMBLA guy more time to articulate his views on monetary policy.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Send Your Underpants to the Undersecretary of Energy in Protest

My colleague Julie makes an impassioned plea for affordable washing machines that actually get one's clothes clean. So what's standing in the way? Surprise, surprise: it's the Department of Energy.

In case you missed it, that address was:

Dennis R. Spurgeon
U.S. Undersecretary of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20585


Monday, May 14, 2007

Roundtable on Organ Sales

I filled in for regular photographer Kat Ruddy at the most recent America's Future Foundation roundtable. Should it be legal to buy and sell human organs? Only four expert panelists know for sure. Flickr series here.


Sunday, May 13, 2007

A Day in the Life of Lafayette Park

I was around the White House today, taking some photos of the surrounding area. I even ran into someone I knew (and his brother). The Flickr set is here.


Friday, May 11, 2007

...and the war came.

I'm working on a short mockumentary video project now, and as we get closer to filming, I keep thinking back to one of my favorites of the genre: The Battle of Hoth.