Four videos today.  Let’s start with this one.  Short, funny, and topical:

HOW TO SPOT LEGITIMATE RAPE – 2 Minutes

Evelyn MacPhee:  “I adore this song. I am sending it to 60 of my closest friends.”

Next up:

FLIP FLOP MAN – 6 Minutes

No one should be criticized for changing his mind as circumstances change or as he evolves in his thinking.  Indeed, we should welcome evolved thinking — when it’s sincere.  But, this guy?

Allen Brand:  “If you haven’t seen this . . .

Awesome.  A 92-year-old World War II vet and retired North Dakota judge — in uniform, no less — reads the poem he wrote (text included, if you have any trouble hearing him) . . . O, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou, Romney-O?

(If you have 20 minutes more, John Seiffer points us to “the ultimate Romney flip-flop collection.”  You will be forgiven for not watching — we get it: he takes flip-flopping to an entirely new level — but just so you have it.)

And now:

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES 3 minutes

Well, the movie isn’t three minutes, but this trailer is.  And if you can find the movie itself someplace (your hotel room?), take another hour-forty to watch the whole thing (94% of Rotten Tomatoes-approved critics liked it).  It is the story of the Time Share King (you will never again even think about investing in a time share) and his young wife — basically nice people with absolutely no regard for anyone but themselves — and, tangentially, of their large brood of dreadful children and dogs, one of whom she has stuffed and keeps on display after it expires (dog not child) — who set out to build a 90,000-square-foot single-family house, the largest in America . . . and who basically epitomize all the excesses of inequality and personal consumption and salesmanship and leverage that have taken such a toll.  (One nice touch: the Time Share King says he delivered Florida for George W. Bush in 2000, though he declines to say how because, he says, it may not have been legal.)

Finally:

DAN SAVAGE DEBATES THE MAN FROM N.O.M. – One Hour

So what happens when perhaps the nation’s most articulate equality advocate, a lapsed Catholic, has an after-dinner debate with perhaps the nation’s leading anti-marriage-equality advocate?  Watch — it makes for snappy video — or read the New York Times account (by the debate moderator) here.

Have a great weekend.

 

 

 

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