Instant Meme: The Shoes That Echoed Around The World

ViralVideoChart.com collects viewing and linking data on videos posted online and tries to quantify how fast they spread in order to identify the newest memes. This is how their chart looks right now, a couple of hours after President Bush dodged shoes thrown by Iraqi journalist poet:

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To The Still-Unnamed Still-Living American Soldier Who Doesn’t Know It Yet

Today, as the Iraq war starts its sixth year, and only a short time before the 4000th American soldier is inevitably killed in action, I thought I would share a song by Pink, an open letter to the person who had a lot to do with the predicament the world is in right now:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eDJ3cuXKV4

Dear Mr. President – Pink – Lyrics

Dear Mr. President,
Come take a walk with me.
Let’s pretend we’re just two people and
You’re not better than me.
I’d like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly.

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why?

Dear Mr. President,
Were you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
How can you say
No child is left behind?
We’re not dumb and we’re not blind.
They’re all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell.

What kind of father would take his own daughter’s rights away?
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You’ve come a long way from whiskey and cocaine.

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?

Let me tell you ’bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you ’bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you ’bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you ’bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don’t know nothing ’bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh

How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Dear Mr. President,
You’d never take a walk with me.
Would you?

Academy Award Nominations Concur: America is at a Crossroads

With all the excitement of an Israeli film nominated for an Academy Award for the first time in twenty years, I did not pay enough attention to the Documentary Feature category:
Three out of five films nominated deal directly with the Iraqi conflict, including ‘No End in Sight‘, which I wrote about in a post titled ‘Watch This Film and Become a Better Citizen of the World in 90 Minutes‘. If you were not persuaded to follow my advice then, with an Oscar nomination you really have no excuse now.

Watch the No End in Sight trailer here:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGPp-WhgEXE

The 80th Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Jon Stewart (Leibowitz), will be broadcasted live:
USA – February 24th, 5PT/8ET, ABC
Israel – February 25th, 3am, Hot Gold (channel 12)

Which Presidential Candidate Should I Vote For On Super-Tuesday?

Good Morning!

If you happen to be one of the few who will have a chance to determine the future of the world (yes, the world – see Dubya’s legacy for reference), but you just happened to sleep through the debates and you are not really sure where the candidates stand on issues that concern you, here is a solution for you:
GlassBooth.org is a website that will help you decide who to vote for. All you have to do is select which hot button issues concern you, and how much you care about it, and the website will tell you which candidate shares your beliefs, based on past votes and campaign speeches.

What Presidential Candidate Should I Vote For On Super-Tuesday?The issues you can choose from are:
– Medical Marijuana and Drug Policy
– Civil Liberties and Domestic Security
– Crime and Punishment
– Iraq and Foreign Policy
– Trade and Economics
– Environment and Energy
– Gun Control
– Immigration
– Health Care
– Social Security
– Taxes and Budget
– Education
– Gay Rights
– Abortion and Birth Control

Have a productive Super-Tuesday,
Vote early and often!

Nelson Mandela Is Dead – Saddam Hussein Killed Him – Or So Bush Says

I was watching this live on CNN, and was bumfuzzled for a second, but no worries, Mandela is alive and well, but not according to Bush’s press conference this morning:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1KGwQ1O88Y

I thought an interesting comment was made – somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, “Now, where’s Mandela?” Well, Mandela’s dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas.