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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

We're Talking Baseball



In the unlikely event that tonight's MLB All-Star game is a blowout or just boring, check out some of these highly entertaining baseball video clips in the LikeTelevision library. My personal favorites include the Jackie Robinson Story, Bang the Drum Slowly, starring Paul Newman, and The Clampetts Meet the Dodgers, where Jethro Bodine gets a tryout with Leo Durocher of the Los Angeles Dodgers. And for all of you New York Yankees fans, check out this vintage video clip, The Lou Gehrig Story, which includes the Iron Horse's legendary farewell speech to all the Yankee fans at Yankee Stadium. ("I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth...")

Monday, July 7, 2008

Metropolis, Ready for Download



We took a break last week from our job of preparing the studio for a new musical offering. (We hope to be doing some live video shoots of some promising bands on the "chitlin circuit", which goes from Atlanta to Washington, DC). And for your downloading pleasure, we re-encoded a Fritz Lang classic titled Metropolis. This 1927 silent is listed as one of the best movies of all-time by most movie pundits. On IMDB, it is listed as #74 for instance, and carries a respectable 8.4 rating. The movie is all about the scary new technology of the early 1900s, and how electricity and factory automation were going to ruin the world. It is techno-phobia at its finest, and is an interesting film when looked at from today's current hysteria, global warming. (When i was a kid, it was going to get really cold after a nuclear winter. And now we are slated to burn in hell as we get warmer). In any event, the lesson seems to be that all the gloom and doom dire predictions are rarely all they are cracked up to be. Yes, I understand we all should lower our carbon footprint, and i enjoy riding a motorcycle, so I like to think I am doing my part to save on the precious gas droplets, by getting close to 55 miles per gallon. But I digress - check out Metropolis and if you are a member, or want the movie a la carte, go download it. The new MPEG files look great!

If you need more Metropolis related videos, check out Superman as he finds some bad guys at the Metropolis munitions plant.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

July Fourth Videos



We hope everyone has a terrific long weekend for the July 4th holiday and we hope that all your burgers are grilled to perfection. Here's a few videos obtusely related to the July 4th holiday. Let's start with some fireworks - a cool cartoon called Patriotic Popeye. Popeye's nephews Peepeye, Poopeye, Pipeye, and Pupeye get their hands on some fireworks and have a bang up time setting them off. If you some eerie sci-fi drama is more your thing, we'd suggest this episode of One Step Beyond, with George Washington on a cold Night in December. If you prefer comedy, watch this Andy Griffith Show episode, Andy Comes to America.

One final July 4th gem, check out Kate Smith debut a new song titled God Bless America on a national radio broadcast in the 1940s during WWII.