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Saturday At Abe’s: Fundraiser For David

David Segal is running a grassroots campaign for Congress. Let’s help send a longtime progressive champion to Washington, DC! This is a fundraiser/get-together at Abe’s, a sweet bar on Wickenden Street. There will be food, and potentially music. Whether you are in the neighborhood for

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Obama shares his Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich with you. And the Wealth. In PRIMETIME!

Primetime Baby! That’s right, Obama’s primetime address to the nation, all 3 million dollars of it, is already on the youtubes and ready for consumption by the TV-less. It’s embedded after the jump, and actually, there’s a video from today that I think it much

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The perfect antidote to Palin’s KKK rallies? Dancing, singing children for democracy!

See, isn’t that much better than the insane racism that attends a Palin rally? You know, like the type that gets so bad that when someone straight up yells out that Obama is a “n*****”” DURING her speech, LOUD ENOUGH FOR HER TO HEAR ,

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Some funny videos about the campaign and such

While Famous Old Jews for Obama (or FOJO) is pretty funny, this actually takes the cake. HEHHH?!?

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Fossil Hunters Hit Paydirt in Attleboro

Hey there paleophiles! Did you know that North Attleboro is apparantly the home of some nifty dino deposits? Tufts University scientists didn’t, until they read a “long-forgotten” Brown Masters Thesis from 1929 which alluded to some potential Flinstonian finds in the land of Emerald Square

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Almost makes you want to have brain surgery

Banjo player Eddie Adcock recently had brain surgery where surgeons installed deep brain stimulator electrodes to control a tremor in his right hand. Patients are sometimes kept awake during brain surgery to interact with the surgeon and help guide the procedure. In Adcock’s case, he

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Debate Tips 4 McCain

Slightly more seriously than the above video, George Stephanopoulous sez that McCain has some potential “long balls.” And no that does not refer to the effects of gravity over three quarters of a century: The McCain campaign is looking for something dramatic he can do

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Heroes, Gossip Girl boppers make silly election vids

See more Hayden Panettiere videos at Funny or Die Yup, that’s Heroes Co-Star Hayden Panatierre (sp.?) being all pottymouthed. Perhaps even more hilarious is this ad which is actually going on TV, I think, starring some of the kids from Gossip Girl, which I am

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My fellow prisoners?

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mBi7d6e5KI] So, when McCain refers to Americans as “my fellow prisoners,” is it: a) a flashback, possibly drug or senility induced, to his actual days of being a prisoner, or b) a reference, albeit an oblique one, to his outmoded economic views, inasmuch as he

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Mo mammals? No. Mo problems? Yes.

Indeed, the problem appears to be fewer mammals. All of your cute n cuddly favorites, from the super intelligent dolphins, to bulky, lovable whales, to apes and cats and hyraxes are dying off in a horrible evolutionary cataclysm, termed an “extinction crisis” by the International

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Get Mavericky

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROt3qC8TRVc] SNL’s take on the VP Debate was arguably better than the real thing. Not only does Tina Fey’s Palin get better and better, but I’m shocked that the writers could get this much mileage out of Biden. Also, Queen Latifah. Nuff said.

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My favorite political blog does a rundown of RI

Ooh this is neat! My favorite political blog, fivethirtyeight.com, so named because of the number of electoral votes, is doing a running breakdown of all of the states, and is graciously including states like Rhode Island where Obama literally cannot lose unless he performs a

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Foxwoods Craps King McCain is “founding father of Indian gaming”

You heard it here first! And by here, I mean the New York Times, which leads this snappy piece on McCain’s pervasive influence over one of his favorite past-times – legally dropping thousands of dollars on the roll of the dice – with a vignette