http://www.britethorn This is a video I shot when my wife and I introduced our new 9 week old Bengal kitten, Sonic, to our five year old Snow Bengal Mithril (who some of you may recognize from some of my other videos.) Our older cat, Silk, passed away from cancer a few months earlier, and Mithril had been very lonely since then. When the two meet you can hear the older cat making distinctly happy trilling noises when he meets the kitten. During the past two weeks since they met, there hasn't been a bit of hissing from either one of them, and they often sleep curled up together. The music used in the video is, of course, "Three Little Kittens." I played around with it a bit, and have admit to being more than a little pleased with the outcome. The Bengal is a medium to large domestic feline that originates from crossings of the small Asian Leopard Cat (ALC) to the domestic cat in an attempt to create a companion with an "exotic" look but a domestic temperament. After four to five generations of Bengal-to-Bengal breeding, the breed is recognized for championship competition by most international domestic cat associations including TICA, ACFA, GCCF, and AACE. p the background color of the Bengal, ranging from golden, rust, brown and orange, to sand, buff, or even ivory. Bengal spots also vary in color, from rust or cocoa and chocolate brown to charcoal or black. Some Bengal patterns have inherited striking rosettes or spots made up of more than one color, usually a secondary color forming a dark outlining to the spot. Brown and Snow Marbles The second Bengal pattern is called marble. This is created by the combination of rosettes from the Asian Leopard Cat and the domestic classic tabby pattern to produce a "marbleized" look, one or more colors swirled into the base colors. Ideally, both the spotted and marbled patterns should have a horizontal flow rather than a vertical appearance. Since the original purpose for breeding Bengal cats was to try to replicate the look of the exotic spotted Asian Leopard Cat, the dominant spotted pattern is most common. The Bengal Cat has a happy, active, interactive and extremely intelligent personality. Every domestic cat breed has its unique features, and the exotic heritage of the
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Netflix is going after HBO with its Amazing New Political Drama Series, "House of Cards," starring Kevin Spacey. Subscribe here: http://www.youtube.com/user/britethorn If you love Politics the way I do you have give Netflix's new Original Series "House of Cards" a look, because just one look is all its going to take to addict you to this show. How good is it? Well, as a top executive at Netflix recently said, our goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us." Let the Online Streaming Wars Begin! And that's what this is, an HBO quality show on Netflix with one big difference: the whole original 13 episode series isn't being released an episode a week: its all on their site today. The show stars Kevin Spacey playing the House Majority Whip in a Democratically controlled congress who has just been screwed over by the newly elected Democratic President and he's now out for revenge. Everything about this show reminds me of Aaron Sorkin's, The West Wing -- but written by his evil twin. My favorite line in the first episode comes when Kevin Spacey turns to the camera to confess his love for his wife, played by Robin Wright: "I love that woman," he says. "I love her more than shark's love blood." And that's what he and most of the principle characters in the show are: shark's in the game of Washington politics. So watch that first episode -- I'm really curious to know what you think of the opening scene with the Dog, because I think its the best teaser to a new show I've ever seen. And for the next 14 days I'll be watching and reviewing the entire series, one episode a day, except for Superbowl Sunday, so why not watch that first episode today and share you thoughts on the series with me by commenting on the episode. See you tomorrow -- and don't forget to hit the subscribe button and give this video a thumbs up.
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Show your support for Conan O'Brien by proudly displaying Mike Mitchell's "I'm With CoCo" graphic on your YouTube and Facebook pages! http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2010/01/14/arts/14fans_CA0.html http://www.britethorn.com http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2010/01/14/arts/14fans_CA0.html
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http://www.britethorn.com UPDATE: This interview was recorded last August as Second City Actress Shelly Gossman was waiting to hear if she had gotten the nod from SNL after her second audition for the show. While she didn't make the cut then, she went on to perform in the theater's 50th Anniversary Show and was eventually hired by Lorne Michaels after he saw her perform again in the summer of 2010. Congratulations Shelly! Ever wonder what it takes to get an audition for Saturday Night Live? Meet Shelly Gossman of Chicago's "Second City." She auditioned twice for Saturday Night Live in the space of a year and shares her experiences at those auditions at 30 Rock in New York, along with a lot of advice on how to make it in the world of Improvisational comedy. This interview was conducted by John Kramer in the Main Lobby of the Second City's Chicago theater at 1616 N. Wells in August of 2009, just before the theater celebrated its 50th anniversary. Ironically, Shelly's castmate, Michael Patrick O'Brien was actually scheduled to do the interview that day, but had to bow out when an acting engagement at Chicago's IO theater came into conflict with the timing. Later that week he was offered a writing position at SNL where he accepted. Shelly was gracious enough to fill in for him.
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http://www.britethorn.com What's up with Donald Trump and his hair? If he is going to be a serious candidate for the Republican Nomination he has a lot of questions to answer about his hair. What if he were to be jostled at the Republican National Convention as he was accepting their nomination to be President and his hair fell off? Chaos! that's what would happen. The GOP would blow up on television while the whole world was watching! And what is all the business about with Trump sending "investigators" to Hawaii to dig up the "truth" about President Obama's birth certificate? Is that supposed to be some kind of a joke? Obama's mother was a US Citizen born in Kansas! A million different news organizations and watchdog groups have checked into Obama's birth certificate. Trump really has no shame -- or hair.
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TED Talks is afraid that posting venture capitalist Nick Hanauer's TED Talk will offend too many people. http://www.britethorn.com http://www.facebook.com/BritethornMedia Someone posted a link to the video. You can see it here until it gets pulled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv&v=bBx2Y5HhplI&src_vid=E6DzBwCPqeE&annotation_id=annotation_629481 You can read the full text of Nick Hanauer's TED Talk here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-01/raise-taxes-on-the-rich-to-reward-job-creators-commentary-by-nick-hanauer.html From the Washington Post: TED describes itself as "a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading." In case that was unclear, their statement of purpose is just four lean words: "Our mission: Spreading ideas." But as Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer has learned, that mission comes with an unwritten caveat: "Unless the ideas might offend one party or the other." In November, Hanauer wrote a column for Bloomberg View taking direct aim at the conventional wisdom on taxation and job creation. "I'm a very rich person," he wrote. "As an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, I've started or helped get off the ground dozens of companies in industries including manufacturing, retail, medical services, the Internet and software. I founded the Internet media company aQuantive Inc., which was acquired by Microsoft Corp. in 2007 for $6.4 billion. I was also the first non-family investor in Amazon.com Inc." "Even so, I've never been a 'job creator.' I can start a business based on a great idea, and initially hire dozens or hundreds of people. But if no one can afford to buy what I have to sell, my business will soon fail and all those jobs will evaporate." "That's why I can say with confidence that rich people don't create jobs, nor do businesses, large or small. What does lead to more employment is the feedback loop between customers and businesses. And only consumers can set in motion a virtuous cycle that allows companies to survive and thrive and business owners to hire. An ordinary middle-class consumer is far more of a job creator than I ever have been or ever will be." And for that reason, Hanauer said, taxes on the rich would create jobs. "It is mathematically impossible to invest enough in our economy and our country to sustain the middle class (our customers) without taxing the top 1 percent at reasonable levels again. Shifting the burden from the 99 percent to the 1 percent is the surest and best way to get our consumer-based economy rolling again." In March, Hanauer was asked to give a TED talk on the subject. The talk went well. "I want to put this talk out into the world!" one excited TED official told Hanauer. But as the National Journal's Jim Tankersley reports, Hanauer's talk never quite made it out into the world. In an e-mail to Hanauer, Chris Anderson, director of TED, wrote that he wouldn't post the talk because "it would be unquestionably regarded as out and out political. We're in the middle of an election year in the US. Your argument comes down firmly on the side of one party."
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Get ready! SNL is about to start making some big changes! http://www.britethorn.com Tonight actress Sofia Vergara will be hosting SNL as the show returns after one month hiatus during which time a new cast member seems to be hired while rumors are swirling about the possible exit of several SNL giants. Next to the copious amounts of cleevage Sofia Vergara will be sure to be showing tonight, all eyes will be carefully studying Upright Citizen Bridage actress Kate McKinnon who is said to have been hired by the show -- although details are still sketchy as to weather she's merely doing a tryout in a featured spot or has been granted one of the coveted main cast positions -- many of which seem on the brink of opening up. Several news sources this week have been reporting that Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudakis are all considering leaving the show at the end of this season or at the end of the year when their contracts expire. And while there have been no direct affirmation to these rumors, there have also been no denials, leading SNL fans with the horrible thought of the show possibly losing three of its most consistently funny permormers. For political junkies like myself, the thought of losing Jason Sudakis and his spot on impersonation of Mitt Romney as we head toward the general election this coming fall, just makes me want to bang my head against a wall -- as does the prospect of an SNL without Andy Samberg;s digital shorts. And as for Kristen Wiig, she's clearly the comedic equivalent of Meryl Streep, with her amazing ability to transform herself into any woman for purposed of skewering them. So don't forget to watch the show tonight or at least set your DVR to tape it, because with only a handful of episodes left this season you may soon find yourself watching a whole new SNL.
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Amazon's "Alpha House" is an amazingly smart and funny online pilot starring John Goodman with cameos by Stephen Colbert and Bill Murray! Season 1, Episode 1. TV Pilot Watch Alpha House Here: http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-HD/dp/B00CDBTQCW Subscribe to Kramer Here: http://www.youtube.com/user/britethorn When did Amazon get into the comedy business? Well, actually there's a war going on in the online streaming video business and as the head of programming at Netflix said, their goal is to become HBO before HBO becomes Netflix -- meaning that you can't dominate the online video market without original programming, like HBO's Game of Thrones, or from Netflix, House of Cards. Which is why Amazon has gotten into the act now by filming a bunch of pilots and putting them up for free viewing on their Amazon Prime Video site so that people can vote on the one's they'd like to see given a full season. And man would I like to see Alpha House get a full run, because its smart, funny and even has a cameos by Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert. The show is a room mate comedy -- four Republican Senators share a House in DC -- and it's executed flawlessly. You've got a lazy Senator from South Carolina who loves his job but hates campaigning (Played by John Goodman), Clark Johnson, from The Wire, playing the competent black guy who holds things together, Matt Malloy as the Senator who's in the closet but giving speeches vilifying sodomy, barebacking and mutual masturbation, and rounded up with Mark Consuelos as the skirt chasing Freshman Senator. And all four of them seemed so real that they could have just walked off the set of Meet the Press. So go watch the show and PLEASE be sure to rate it or leave a short review for Amazon to take a look at, because stuff like this doesn't come along often enough, and I'd hate to see it die in its online cradle because enough people didn't take a look at it. And while you're at it, give this review a thumbs up and let me know in the comments section what you thought of Alpha House after you've checked it out -- because the more views this video gets, the more people will go check Alpha House out and then hopefully we'll get to see John Goodman and his buddies take that trip to Afghanistan!
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http://www.britethorn.com Say how to our new kitten, Sonic. He'll be appearing in a series I'm working on called, Political Animals (if I can get him to cooperate -- not an easy task where kittens are concerned!) We gave him a big of egg yolk on a plate this morning after my wife and i finished our breakfast, and he made some of the most interesting noises I've ever heard from a cat or kitten. Pretty cute stuff! He really pus a new spin on meowing. A real om nom nom kitty.
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Legitimate Rape??? Todd Akin, what are we going to do with you? http://www.britethorn.com http://www.facebook.com/BritethornMedia I have to say that I truly cannot recall the last time I saw a politician become radioactive as quickly as Todd Akin did this past Sunday -- it only took a few hours for Mitt Romney to repudiate the congressman's asinine remarks about rape with the rest of the GOP pretty much unanimously piling on the guy right on Romney's heels. Usually it takes days or even weeks to get to the point where the party establishment is willing to throw a Senate candidate overboard -- but not this time, for which I think I own a words of thanks to Todd Akin. Because, you see, I think the Republican Party may have finally hit bottom. Akin's rape remarks may finally have brought them to a place so down deep in the mud that they've decided to try and start digging themselves out, and back into the sunshine. Maybe there is a bit of sanity left in the GOP. Maybe this disgusting talk of legitimate vs non-legitimate rape and a woman's body choosing to conceive or not conceive a rapist's child has finally brought the conservative movement in this country to the edge of cliff they aren't willing to walk over. Or maybe they are just so terrified that they're going to lose a Senate seat which they thought they had in the bag that they've now elected to perform a radical lumpectomy, cutting out the cancerous growth that is Todd Akin. Of course the last time they tried doing something like that it didn't work out too well for them. Eight years ago in Illinois, a Republican Senate candidate named Jack Ryan was forced out of the race because of a sex scandal involving his ex-wife, actress Jerry Ryan, who he had repeatedly tried to force into joining him at various sex clubs. The Illinois Republican Party stood by him for a time, but eventually forced him from the race and replaced him with conservative talk show host and nutjob Allen Keyes -- who had never actually lived in Illinois. And so the GOP lost that Senate seat to a little known state legislator, law professor and former community activist by the name of Barack Obama. So Republican Party, good luck with that Senate Seat. I'm sure Allen Keyes would be happy to relocate to Missouri.
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http://www.britethorn.com A stash of pornography was found in the hideout of Osama bin Laden by the U.S. commandos who killed him, current and former U.S. officials said on Friday. The pornography recovered in bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, according to the officials, who discussed the discovery with Reuters on condition of anonymity. The officials said they were not yet sure precisely where in the compound the pornography was discovered or who had been viewing it. Specifically, the officials said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials. Reports from Abbottabad have said that bin Laden's compound was cut off from the Internet or other hard-wired communications I could care less about ever seeing the photos of bin laden's dead body. The guy's dead, case closed, move onto the next story which is that bin Laden has a HUGE porn stash, and to be honest those are the photos and videos I'm a LOT more interested in seeing released, because its hard to imagine anything being more damaging to bin Laden's reputation, and to al Qeada's recruitment efforts, than this porn stash -- unless there's a bunch of kiddie porn mixed in -- which is all the more reason why I think the government should at least release a detailed list of what he was watching. And since they've got three of his wives in custody, why not ask them what they know about it. I mean c'mon, they were all locked up together in that compound for years so chances are they knew what was going on; like why he went through so much Kleenex and scented lotions. I say release every scrap of information they find out about his porn and make sure it gets lots of air play on Al Jazeera, because nothing will trash his reputation as a holy man more than this little hypocrisy -- unless, by chance, he was making some home video's of himself and his wives -- and maybe a sheep or two!
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http://www.britethorn.com Tenth in a series of 12 Political Parodies of the Apple Mac/PC ads ("Get A Mac") originally starring John Hodgman as PC and Justin Long as Mac. These commercial parodies were created in 2006 during the mid-term Congressional Campaign which saw the US House of Representatives and the US Senate switch over from Republican control to Democratic majorities. They also continue into the beginnings of the US Presidential election of 2008 where we see the beginning of Sen. Barack Obama's rise to the top tier of Presidential candidates, alongside John Edwards and Hilary Clinton. http://www.britethorn.com Starring Aaron Sjoholm and Shawn Girvan. Directed by Jeff Hadick. Written and Produced by John T. Kramer. The Get a Mac (2006--2009) campaign was a television advertising campaign created for Apple Inc. by TBWA\Media Arts Lab, the company's advertising agency. Shown in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Japan, the ads in the campaign have become easily recognizable because each ad follows a standard simple template: against a minimalist all-white background, a man dressed in casual clothes introduces himself as a Mac ("Hello, I'm a Mac."), while a man in a more formal suit-and-tie combination introduces himself as a Windows personal computer ("And I'm a PC."). The two then act out a brief vignette in which the capabilities and attributes of Mac and PC are compared, with PC—characterized as formal and somewhat polite, though stuffy and overly concerned with work—often being frustrated by the more laid-back Mac's abilities. The older ones shifted focus away from comparing features of the computer systems to a more general comparison. The even later ones, however, mainly concerned Windows 7. The original American ads star actor Justin Long as the Mac and author and humorist John Hodgman as the non-Mac PC, and are directed by Phil Morrison. The American ads also air on Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand television, and at least 24 of them were dubbed into Spanish, French, German, and Italian. The British campaign stars comedic duo Robert Webb as Mac and David Mitchell as PC while the Japanese campaign features the comedic duo Rahmens. Although several of the British and Japanese ads originated in the American campaign, they are generally slightly altered to suit local sensibilities. Both the British and Japanese campaigns also feature several original ads not seen in the American campaign. Now that he's THE MAN, Democrat shows Republican how it's done!! Directed by Jeff Hadick, Written by John T. Kramer, Starring Aaron Sjoholm as Democrat and Shawn Girvan as Republican.
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http://www.britethorn.com JOIN THE NIGHT LEAGUE ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=124553064235323 Tuesday's are SUPER TUESDAY'S at BRITETHORN! COME BACK EVERY TUESDAY FOR AN ORIGINAL SUPER HERO PARODY. At last it can be told. Batman's latest Robin was recently killed by The Juggalo when he was driven made by missing an Insane Clown Posse Concert. At the same time, Batman's been having some problems in the Secret Identity area which require a trip the LA, while Superman and Green Lantern keep an eye out on the New Robin. Suit up with the funniest, craziest Super Hero Parody on the Web: Starring Superman, Batman and the Justice League Gang.
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A girl walks along through an empty parking garage. She hears a noise. She knows she is being watched! But by who? Some monster lurking in the darkness/? Some crazed lunatic hiding in the shadows? Why could is be? Who would try to harm an innocent girl? And whoever said Beanie Babies aren't scary hasn't seen "B2: Rise of the Beanie Babies!" You'll die laughing! Starring Bev Baily and Andrew Thorp, B2 opens in theaters this summer! http://www.britethorn.com http://thorpedoproductions.com/video/ Written and Directed by the mastermind of silly, parody horror films, John Kramer, for Britethorn Cinema and Thorpedo Films. Prepare to put all your old Beanie Babies under lock and key as the strange tale of their horrifying transformation from Beanie Babies to Meanie Babies has you frozen in terror in movie theaters everywhere this summer. http://www.freesound.org/people/DJ%20Chronos/sounds/33380/#comments BOOM http://www.freesound.org/people/ERH/sounds/30306/ tension http://www.freesound.org/people/ERH/sounds/34187/ deep bass rumble http://www.freesound.org/people/Leady/sounds/26722/#comments strange and earie http://www.freesound.org/people/FreqMan/sounds/20793/#comments thump http://www.freesound.org/people/sandyrb/sounds/35643/ bomb http://www.freesound.org/people/ERH/sounds/34662/ nine lives http://www.freesound.org/people/novino/sounds/45581/ snake http://www.freesound.org/people/jobro/sounds/46415/ terror http://www.freesound.org/people/NightVoice/sounds/39632/ violin Creative Commons Sampling License (Allows for Commercial Use): http://www.freesound.org/people/suonho/sounds/58958/
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http://www.britethorn.com Once upon a time Donald Trump wanted to build the Tallest Building in the World. He was building it in Chicago when America was attacked on 9/11, and soon afterward backed down from his dream because he was afraid that the other terrorist might try to destroy his building. He did so after years of saying that America was a laughingstock overseas because we're not tough enough. Trump has continued to say such things even today, claiming recently that America should seize the oil fields in Iraq because in the old days the spoils went to the victory. The funny thing is, that for a guy who talks so tough about how weak America is, he backed down in the face of terrorism. And now the World's Tallest Building sits in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Peninsula. Eleven of the Nine Eleven Hijackers flew to the United States from the city of Dubai in order to execute their attack against the US. Photos: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trump_International_Hotel_and_Tower_%28Chicago%29.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burj_Dubai.JPG http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Donald_Trump_announcing_latest_David_Blaine_feat_3-alt.jpg
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Getting tired of the boring coverage of the Papal Conclave while the world waits for the College of Cardinals to elect a new Pope? Me too -- and I have an answer to the problem! Pope Francis it is! Subscribe to Kramer here: http://www.youtube.com/user/britethorn I've been watching a lot of coverage surrounding the papal conclave which has just begun, and although I was raised Catholic --but converted to Jedi--I have to say that despite spending 8 years in a catholic grammar school and another 4 years at a Jesuit university, with the exception of the smoke coming out of the Sistine Chapel chimney bit, pretty much everything I know about the papal selection process and the mysteries of the Vatican comes from reading Dan Brown's book, "Angel's and Demons" -- which was also adapted into a film starring Tom Hanks and earned half a billion dollars -- which means Dan Brown has done more to educate the world about the workings of the Vatican than anyone -- ever. So where is he? If you do a Google search on him, the only recent news which comes up about him is that he's about to release a new book in May called Inferno -- and yes, that's the same Inferno of Dante's poem -- so why isn't he being booked on networks covering the papal conclave? They've got all these hours and hours to fill with nothing but groundless speculation to fill them with. So why not put a guy on the air who's made a huge career out of shining a light into the dark and mysterious corners of the church? It's hard to believe he'd turn down that kind of exposure with a new book about to come out -- unless there's a secret conspiracy by the Illuminati to keep him quiet. Or because a secret order has gone out from the now headless Vatican that no priest is to go on air with any network which gives an on-air seat to Dan Brown! And furthermore, any network which even mentions Dan Brown's name will be excommunicated from the church -- meaning their reporters will be photo-blocked by the faithful at each of their remotes at St Peter's, and their camera trucks will be harried on the roads of Rome by seminarians on Vespas. So how about it? Where is Dan Brown -- because they have got to do something to liven up this coverage!
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With apologies to the Beatles, here's Britethorn's Nerdish Version of "A Day in The Life." Happy 70th Birthday, John Lennon! http://www.britethorn.com Starring Sherman Edwards as Supergoof the Nerd. Vocals by Sherman Edwards. Film by John T. Kramer Lyrics: I read a book today, oh boy! About a Vampire who fell in love I found it made me rather sad To know that the undead Have more luck than me in bed Id love to turn you on Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup Checked my phone and noticed I was late. Found my coat and grabbed my hat Made the bus in seconds flat Got behind the counter and pushed some books No one would buy so I went into a dream. I saw a film today, oh Joy! They re-launched the Star Trek Universe It could have used a better foe But it goes to show Treat the genre with respect and the film will make lots of dough. Id love to turn you on.
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Darth Vader''s iPhone: The Force is clearly with Apple's iPhone. http://www.britethorn.com Voice by Chip Bradley. Written and create by John Kramer. A long time ago in a cellular network far,far away. . . Yes, I know that Darth Vader is missing both his hands, but at the time I shot this I didn't feel like cutting a hole in the fingertip of a glove to shoot this -- mostly because I was borrowing a pair of my wife's Isotoner gloves. The R2D2 app is no longer available from the iTunes store. My guess is that it was being sold without the permission of George Lucas, so the nice legal people probably sent a death destroyer out against the company who made the app.
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Hate the Patriots? Love the SeaHawks? Well here's your drink! Superbowl XLIX is here and the SuperTenders have the perfect Seahawk’s Cocktail recipe to help make your Superbowl Party as Amazing as Katy Perry’s Halftime Show! SuperTender Mark is NOT a fan of the Patriots and Coach “Beli-Cheat” to he’s created a special Seahawk’s themed drink for you and your friends to enjoy during Superbowl XLIX, and he’s calling it “The 12 Man, with a Side of Beast Mode. Be sure to subscribe to the SuperTenders on YouTube and like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter! https://www.youtube.com/user/britethorn https://www.facebook.com/supertenders?fref=nf https://www.twitter.thesupertenders 12th Man Recipe Take a tumbler or Old Fashioned Glass and fill it with ice. Add to the Glass: 1.5 oz. Silver Tequila 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao And then fill the glass the rest of the way with a good sweet and sour mix, or whiskey sour mix (Pretty much the same thing.) To garnish the cocktail, remove all the green candies from a bag of Skittles and drop a few into the glass which will now be a nice mixture of the Seattle Seahawk's Blue and Green colors. Take the remaining skittles and serve them in a shot glass on the side of the drink. If you happen to be lucky enough to be in Phoenix for Superbowl XLIX, be sure to toss some Skittles at Bill Belicheck if you sea him!
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Prepare yourself to be amazed at the skills of The Amazing Unicycle Girl! Welcome to out Mother's Day film, a family and Mother's Day Friendly video of one of my friends showing off her amazing skills with a unicycle -- and having a lot of fun with our friends doing it. She shows that unicyclists can go one on one playing basketball -- but she sets a bad example using her cell phone while riding down the street -- definitely not the sort of behavior we'd like to see emulated. And there was absolutely no texting done while riding her vehicle during the shoot! Just having fun on a beautiful day in a local schoolyard. A unicycle is a human-powered, single-track vehicle with one wheel. Unicycles resemble bicycles, but are less complex. Unicycles have a few key parts: * the wheel (which includes the tire, tube, rim, spokes, hub and axle) * the cranks * pedals * fork-style frame * seatpost * saddle (the seat of the unicycle) The wheel usually looks like a bicycle wheel with a special hub designed so the axle is a fixed part of the hub. This means the rotation of the cranks directly controls the rotation of the wheel (called direct drive). The frame sits on top of the axle bearings, while the cranks attach to the ends of the axle. The seatpost links the frame to the saddle. The many different types of unicycles can include: * freestyle unicycles * trials unicycles * MUnis * giraffes * long distance unicycles Each type has special components unique to that type of unicycle. htt://www.britethorn.com
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Are you a Republican? Do you have any Republican friends or family members? Have you been watching them wring their hands and sob themselves to sleep every night as they have been forced to choose between political dunderheads like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum? Well, so have I . . . http://www.britethorn.com Film by John Kramer. Produced by Britethorn and Thorpedo Productions. Starring Bev Baily, Michael Jordan and Alex Hancock Of course, none of the above applies to Ron Paul supporters. They're all happy as clams.
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http://www.britethorn.com Turns out that YouTube isn't following the "Don't Be Evil" motto under which Google runs their empire -- unless you think that profiting from other people's piracy is considered Honorable or Ethical. Read more about it at the NYTimes: September 2, 2010 YouTube Ads Turn Videos Into Revenue By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Last month, a YouTube user, TomR35, uploaded a clip from the AMC series "Mad Men" in which Don Draper makes a heartfelt speech about the importance of nostalgia in advertising. Viewers wouldn't notice, but that clip also makes an important point about modern advertising — YouTube is an increasingly fruitful place for advertisers. In the past, Lions Gate, which owns the rights to the "Mad Men" clip, might have requested that TomR35's version be taken down. But it has decided to leave clips like this up, and in return, YouTube runs ads with the video and splits the revenue with Lions Gate. Remarkably, more than one-third of the two billion views of YouTube videos with ads each week are like TomR35's "Mad Men" clip — uploaded without the copyright owner's permission but left up by the owner's choice. They are automatically recognized by YouTube, using a system called Content ID that scans videos and compares them to material provided by copyright owners. See the rest of the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/technology/03youtube.html?_r=1&hpw
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I went looking for Ben and Jerry's new flavor Schweddy Balls at the grocery store the other day and couldn't find it. I wonder if One Million Moms had anything to do with it? http://www.snlpolitics.com/ If you caught Alec Baldwin's opening monologue on Saturday Night Live this weekend, then you heard him refer to the idiotic campaign a group called, One Million Moms, has launched against Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream because the company is selling a seasonal flavor called, Schweddy Balls, in honor of the Pete Schweddy sketches they've done on the show over the years. Now, in the words of One Million Moms (who I suspect are numbered in something far less than millions based on the fact that they only have 36,000 Likes on their Facebook Page) but in their own words this, "vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive. Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket." Well, speaking from experience, I don't really see a lot of children asking for Schweddy Balls Ice cream when its competing with dozens of other flavors in much larger containers which are loaded down with every kind of candy bar and cookie combination known to man.But those Moms have still called for a letter writing campaign which has resulted in an astonishing 500 letters being written to Ben and Jerry's condemning Schweddy balls -- with another 500 letters coming in supporting Scweddy Balls. Which has resulted in Ben and Jerry's issuing a statement that ""It's a great flavor and our fans know it. It's flying off the shelves in a lot of places." Which must really be depressing for the Mom's who are only trying to fulfill the mission statement of their parent organization, " to motivate and equip citizens to change the culture to reflect Biblical truth." Well, as the Bible says, blessed are the Peacemakers, so would it kill Ben and Jerry's to release a few more biblically correct flavors like, "Nailed to the Hot Crossed Buns." Or "Sermon on the Chocolate Mount." I wonder what Jesus's favorite ice cream was. Probably vanilla.
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Are you watching "House of Cards" streaming on Netflix? Check out my reviews of each of the 13 episodes in the series. www.youtube.com/user/britethorn as we approach the half way point in season 1, things are really, really getting dirty. Because if there were any doubt in your mind about how ruthless both Frank and Clair can be, its gone after watching episode Six. Clair visiting a dying man in the hospital who professes his love for her -- and then her response to his declaration -- well, in my book that was most shocking thing we've seen to date on the show. Although Franks manipulations of a young girl's death, of a cop on his bodyguard detail, and of Union Leader Marty Spinella were all clearly the work of a sociopath, which is what we have here in the Underwood. But as shocking as all there actions are, the thing I'm having the most problem believing in, is how weak the President, his chief of Staff, and the Democratic Party are being portrayed. Because there is no way in Hell that Democrats would ever allow a national teachers strike to occur and go on for weeks because of an Education Bill which they had written. Maybe this would fly if Frank Underwood was part of the Republican leadership in Congress, but the Democratic Party would just as soon backstab the Teachers Unions as the Republican Party would the NRA. Oh, and the Debate between Frank and Marty on CNN was the most clumsily written scene on the show to date -- and were it not for the closing moments of episode 6, when Frank crushes Marty under his heel, I would be beginning to have some serious doubts about my desire to finish watching the in seven episodes of the show. But what do you think? Am I being too picky? Is this all still working for you, or are you with me in thinking they made a wrong turn with the show last week, when Frank got into a pissing match with the Teacher's Union -- something, I might add, which they really haven't satisfactorily explained the reasoning behind.
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http://www.britethorn.com We all call it the most important job in the world, but a lot of state and local governments seem to have very little respect of the Teaching Profession these days. Just look at Wisconsin. The economy went south because of what happened on Wall Street, but you don't see anyone from the Tea Party protesting outside the NY Stock Exchange. The Big Money Men got away with murder and now that a lot of people are out of jobs and state budgets are strapped as a result, polititians are looking for someone to turn into the bad guys, and they've settled on teachers and other government workers as the scapegoats. Rather than try and hep to fix things like our medical system to bring down costs (or what Republicans would call socialized medicine or Obamacare) the Republican Party has instead insisted on trying to use this crisis to bring down the government workers unions -- who overwhelmingly support Democrats. Political gain rather than actually trying to work to reach some compromises and improve our schools and our nation. Hey, fresh out of college Like children? Want to make the world a better place? Then how about a career in teaching! It's the most important job in the world And to do it you're going to have to give up everything in the world Falling pay Falling Benefits No unions and no respect! You'll have class sizes of 40, 50 or even 60 kids! Reading, Writing and Arithmetic are out and babysitting is in! So you can help to churn out the least educated, most illiterate generation of fast food workers in American history! And you'll be able to walk to work from the home even YOU can afford in a neighborhood with the worst schools and lowest property values in America. So head on over to Wisconsin, Indiana or New Jersey! We're open for business but closed for learning!
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Know any guy who spends too much time playing with his phone? (My wife does!) http://www.britethorn.com Voices by Chip Bradley and Lisa Smith A funny parody video about the iPhone, apps, and silly things you can do with the phone and a picture of Tom Cruise!
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One cute and adorable puppy fights off an Alien Invasion! His name is Paladin,and he's my 5 month old Australian Shepherd. He's a tricolor who's as cute as a button and full of joy. The alien he's fighting is a laser toy meant for cats to play with, but which he found very intriguing.
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http://www.britethorn.com Every Tuesday is Super Tuesday on Britethorn! We premier an entirely new Super Hero video each week! Be sure to join The Night League on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=124553064235323 Superman and the gang from The Night League are back this week with an important message for all the men in our audience. As Superman says, "On Krypton my people were responsible for many amazing scientific breakthroughs, but none more astonishing than these new Superman Underpants! For a brief time you now have the opportunity to look and feel like a Man of Steel! Flash points out that as the Fastest Man Alive he can't afford to be flopping out all over the road -- and neither can YOU! Film by John Kramer starring Bob Hespen, Brian Hoolahan, Andrew Thorp, Steve Leichman and introducing Jaclyn Loberg as Wonder Woman! The underwear are all available at Target and many online sites.
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http://www.britethorn.com Everybody loves a good dog. A dog who does what he's told. A dog who agrees with his master. A dog who never bites the hand that feeds him. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have 219 Good Republican Dogs in the Congress. They Vote "No" on command, always do what they're told, and really don't seem to care if anything gets done— Just as long as they get fed. It took the Republicans 6 years to run the economy into the ground. Did you really expect President Obama to fix it in two? And just in case you're thinking of voting for the Tea Party -- well, if you thought dogs in the Congress were a bad idea, you ain't seen nothing yet. The Mid-Term election in 2010 are looking pretty tough for the Democratic Party, but they may hold onto control of the Congress if voters stop to think about the kind of gridlock that will take hold in Washington if the Republicans shut the legislative process down in the eventuality of their re-gaining control of the House or Senate. As bad as things have been, President Obama has managed to put through historic legislation like the Health Care Reform bill. If the Republicans take either chamber, we can all forget about the government getting anything BIG done for a long time. Christine O'Donnell
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http://www.britethorn.com This is a recording of our Bengal Cat, Mithril, setting a new world record for kitty sneezing. Or, at least, I think its a new world's record for cat sneezing. I did a bit of searching on YouTube and Google, but I could only come up with a another cat that sneezed 14 times (which is pretty impressive) but no cat that sneezed 15 times in a row as did out Cat. So we're claiming the world record until someone out there sets us straight on the matter. In case you're worried about our cat, he's in fine health and only does this kind of sneezing during the winter. He has a lung infection when he was a kitten which left some scarring in his lunges and a bit more prone to colds and sneezing. But we take him to the vet on a regular basis and she assures us that he is in fine health. The one problem with his sneezing is that he sprays projectile snot which has has to be cleaned up. I wasn't kidding when I said he needed a bath at the end of the video. Oh well, that's why nature gave cats tongues with built in Scrubbing Bubbles! In case you're wondering, the young cat watching the Master Sneezer is also a Bengal. His name is Sonic, and you can see him here when he was a kitten: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkU0RHT45S4
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Would more men get Flu Shots if they gave out free Viagra samples? Subscribe Here: www.youtube.com/user/britethorn I'm wondering about next year at this time when Oamacare will have kicked in and millions of more people will have health care and will presumably get flu vaccines-- or not -- and whether or not htat will help to make next year a healthy year for everyone -- after all, fewer people spreading germs means fewer people getting sick! So what do you think?
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Ms. Pretending the be Bad at Pool http://www.britethorn.com Directed By Aaron Sjoholm Written By John T. Kramer Music by Mike Descoteaux Sung by Megan Gilbert Voice Over by Chip Bradley Starring Amber Ruffin, Mathew Griffo, Darwin Smith, Sherman Edwards, Denise Swindel, Chip Bradley and Brian Henning. Thanks to Mike and Dorothy Conway, the Charleston Saloon and all our other friends who helped put these films together. You guys all ROCK!
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http://www.britethorn.com I'm not Bill Maher. There is no Bill Maher content in this video. Just taking a stab at Political Speech, Maher Style. Here's something I don't get. One of the ideals that Americans really embrace is simple fairness (unless you're a Republican who believes paying 35% of your income when you make a million dollars year, hurts as much as paying 15% when you make 20 grand a year -- cause who can get by on $650,000 anymore.) But fairness is a goal that we'll never actually realize in full, but that we're always moving toward—like high-speed rail. They've had it for years in Europe and Asia, but despite what Obama says, we'll probably never live to see it here. We used to have Jim Crow Laws and people with disabilities used to find it nearly impossible to get into public buildings, but now they don't. And individuals who chose not to smoke used to have to put up with second hand smoke everywhere from Men's Rooms to office buildings, but now they don't. In fact, the anti-tobacco zeal has spread to smokeless products, like chewing tobacco, and today I read that two US Senators, Dick Durbin and Frank Lautenberg, are pushing Major League Baseball to have the stuff ejected from the game. Because while you can't smoke anywhere in the ballparks, the players are allowed to chew tobacco on the field, in the dugout, the locker rooms or anywhere else they want. But since the ball players are role models for kids, the Senators want them to kick the habit. Then the Players can put all their energies into doing what they do best: getting bad tattoos and dating amateur porn stars like Kim Kardashian. Which brings me to the Speaker of the House, John Boehner. (Oh, come on, he spends as much time on his tan as Kim does and he probably cries more. And I'm convinced he uses eye-liner.) But what he doesn't do is live by the same set of rules that all Americans live by today. He works in the Capital building, which is just like any other large office building in the US -- except that its not nearly as productive -- and he has a large office in which he is allowed to smoke. Because while no on in DC can smoke in public places, Congress makes its own rules and one of them is that members of the House and their staffs can smoke in their offices -- IRONY because they can't do the People's business if they have to walk outside a few times a day. Now, when she was Speaker, Nancy Pelosi had smoking banned from all public areas of the House. So wouldn't it be nice if John Boehner one upped her and got rid of ALL smoking in the House. Then all members of Congress could stand outside in the cold winter air and deal with the dirty stares of the non-smokers walking past them. Just like real Americans. Except for John Boehner who has this really large balcony outside his office where he can take a drag while all the little people walk down below him.
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News Comedy Series Launch: Mr President! Episode One stars Mr. President, Mr. Gay and Mr. Republican! Political Satire done Political Action Figure Style! Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/user/britethorn Love SNL Reviews, Politics and Comedy? Then you should hit the subscribe button and get on board with Team Kramer! Episode One of Mr President finds President Obama meeting with Mr Gay to confirm his support for Same Sex Marriage. But goofy Mr Republican can't stop himself from doing everything in his power to keep Mr President from throwing his support behind Mr Gay and efforts to legalize Gay Marriage.
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House of Cards: Chapter 11 Reviewed. Subscribe Here: www.youtube.com/user/britethorn The Netflix Original Political Drama "House of Cards" stars Kevin Spacey as Congressman Frank Underwood, the House Majority Whip. He is married to Clair Underwood, played by Robin Wright (best known as Princess Buttercup from "The Princess Bride." ) The two are a Washington D.C. power couple who are united in their quest for revenge on the newly elected democratic president who has broken his promise to make Frank his Secretary of State. Joining Frank Underwood on his quest for revenge are Congressman Peter Underwood (played by Corey Stoll), Zoe Barnes, and up and coming journalist (played by Kate Mara.) The show is based on a 1990 BBC series, "House of Cards," which was in turn based on a novel. The most unusual thing about the American 2013 version of "House of Cards" is that it was released by Netflix in its entirety on one day, Friday Feb. 1. This would be the first time that a drama of this size (13hrs), budget and quality has ever been released online on one day, which has lead to a lot of people "binge watching" the series in one day. A second season of "House of Cards," has already been ordered by Netflix.
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Gotye's song, "Somebody that I Used to Know" Provides President Obama with the inspiration to puts his feelings about the Secret Service Scandal into a song parody, "Some Bodyguard that I Used to Know." With apologies to Gotye (and the prostitutes in Colombia.) http://www.britethorn.com Obama Sings: Some Bodyguard I Used To Know Now and then I think of when we were together Like when you said that you'd never, ever let me die Told myself you'd always be there for me Talking to your cufflinks for your country But that was before the hookers in Colombia The world today is filled with a certain kind of madness Neither side ever able to bend, never to bend So when I turned on M S N B C I saw what you were doing overseas Having a disgraceful x-rated sleep-over But you didn't have to check her out Post your pictures on Facebook, and adding that lewd remark Now I have to deal with this You'd think running the country would be enough. No you didn't have to stiff the hoe Have her call the police because you wouldn't pay her bill I guess now that you'll need that dough Now you're a bodyguards that I used to know Now you're just some bodyguard I used to know Now you're just some bodyguard I used to know The Press is all obsessed by the way you screwed me over Republicans trying to paint this as something I'd done But I don't wanna spend my time Gettting caught up in all your slime You swore to protect and defend But now you've become a bodyguard that I used to know But you didn't have to check her out The world is dangerous and I don't need this distraction Why couldn't you keep things secret Putting me in danger and I've had enough And you didn't have to stoop so low Argue with a whore about a few hundred dollars I guess now that you'll need that dough Now you're that you're a bodyguard I used to know
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Does Lance Armstrong's admission to Oprah that he was blood doping, lying, and cheating for years make you hate him? Subscribe here: www.youtube.com/user/britethorn After years and years and years of denying that he was blood doping -- or cheating as it is more commonly known -- Lance Armstrong has finally admitting that he has been lying all these years. He cheated, he attacked anyone who accused him of cheating, he cut all his friends and team-mates off at the knees ,if they didn't support him in his lies, and is now revealed as nothing less than a sociopath. And I particularly like the way he used Cancer as a shield. What kind of a person would accuse a cancer survivor of cheating?? And while I may hate sports, I do have a lot of friends and family -- including my wife and my younger son -- who can't get enough of them, and who die a little inside every time someone like Lance Armstrong chips away at the golden image of sports which the media and the team owners have devoted decades and countless dollars in perpetuating. And then, of course, there are all the athletes out there who aren't cheating, who've gotten screwed over by guys like Lance Armstrong, and who are being pushed harder and harder every day to cheat to compete. I'm glad to hear that the Post Office is going after Armstrong for the sponsorship money they poured into his cheating machine, and I hope that Nike and others will go after him the same way -- and I'd be really happy if some of the journalists he defamed make some money off book and TV deals to compensate them for all the shit they had to take from Armstrong while they were doing their jobs. But the only real winner in all of this is the Republican Party, which finally finds itself able too gaze upon someone else down at the bottom of the barrel. Like Kramer on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BritethornMedia FROM the LA Times: Stripped Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong reportedly confessed to Oprah Winfrey on Monday during a taped interview that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
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Well, as it turns out Superman and Batman are both a bit miffed with the black eye that the Super Committee has given those gifted with extraordinary abilities. http://www.britethorn.com With great power comes great responsibility, as Stan Lee once wrote, and its very clear that the Super Committee squandered a once in a lifetime opportunity to doing something smart, surgical and balanced about Government spending and the Deficit. I have to say that if the 12 members of Congress who made up the committee had been told that they would all be stripped of their seniority, committee positions, fund raising assistance and every other perk of their offices which could legally have been removed from them, that they might have reached a VERY different outcome from their negotiations. Perhaps Batman has the right idea. Maybe is they locked these politicians up in a room with a time bomb they might actually have done something worthy of the responsibility and power they had been granted.
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http://www.britethorn.com I hate sports and I hope YOU do too. Exercise is cool, as is running around and playing ball with your friends, for fun. But I hate all organized sports: NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and a host of others. Professional sports is the biggest waste of time in the history of the world.
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This is the third part in our series of interviews with Puppet George W. Bush to commemorate the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Puppet George W. Bush speaks in great detail of his hopes and dreams for his Presidential Library and Museum, about the hunt for Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq and about the inspiration he takes from reading his favorite book, Where's Waldo. Subscribe here: http://www.youtube.com/user/britethorn Written by John Kramer and Sam C. Locke. George W. Bush performed by Sam C. Locke Check out more of Sam Locke's puppetry here: http://samclocke.wordpress.com/pictures/ "When visitors tour the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, they will find a facility that reflects the character and personality of the former president: straightforward, confident, unapologetic and willing to let history be the ultimate decider of his time in office." The library and museum, housed on the campus of Southern Methodist University, will be dedicated Thursday morning. The ceremony will include President Obama and all the living former presidents. The museum and library will open to the public May 1. The 43,620-square-foot museum recalls the controversies of the 43rd president's eight years in power, starting with the Florida recount in the 2000 election that put him in the White House to the decision to invade Iraq in March 2003, to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to the U.S. financial crisis of 2007 and 2008.
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