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November 4, 2006 6:22 AM   Subscribe

I couldn't have said it better.
(single link, youtube, political, beautifully done)
posted by Lord_Pall (53 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I just thought this was very well executed. If this is not an appropriate post, please nuke, and I apologize.

But I thought it should get some wider viewing.
posted by Lord_Pall at 6:25 AM on November 4, 2006


Wow, the last 2 minutes 20 seconds of that video is just black and silence.
posted by tomble at 6:36 AM on November 4, 2006


That's to give you time to think.
posted by muthecow at 6:37 AM on November 4, 2006


Haha. I assumed it was a bad encode and didn't watch all of the silence.
posted by Lord_Pall at 6:49 AM on November 4, 2006


Some that was really, really well done.
posted by squidfartz at 6:50 AM on November 4, 2006


>of<
posted by squidfartz at 6:50 AM on November 4, 2006


I'm right-leaning, but still that was pretty good. But did that little girl flip me off?
posted by The Deej at 6:56 AM on November 4, 2006


singing george michaels to the choir
posted by donabean at 6:56 AM on November 4, 2006


Thanks, I needed that.
posted by BillyElmore at 6:59 AM on November 4, 2006


Well done, thanks. Fingers crossed and hopeful for Tuesday.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 7:01 AM on November 4, 2006


well, it's kinda so so --- but that's one hella groove george m's got going there ...
posted by pyramid termite at 7:03 AM on November 4, 2006


That was a genius piece of video, but you know whichever way the wind blows, someone's going to accuse the Defeatocrats of sponsoring it.

If only...
posted by vhsiv at 7:15 AM on November 4, 2006


Fucking brilliant.
posted by disgruntled at 7:29 AM on November 4, 2006


Higher quality encoding of same video.
posted by flug at 7:29 AM on November 4, 2006


Good stuff.

Pity it won't have any effect.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:40 AM on November 4, 2006


Higher quality encoding of same video.

Yeah, but that one doesn't tell me I'VE JUST WON A FUCKING BIG SCREEN PLASMA TV!
posted by Turtles all the way down at 7:42 AM on November 4, 2006


I normally avoid political threads here, but the endorsements above made me decide to try this one out, and: it was good.
posted by Bugbread at 7:47 AM on November 4, 2006


The incredible thing was how he/she made the lyrics match the pictures so well.
posted by empath at 7:49 AM on November 4, 2006


>of< /em>
Hey, what's that ^ mean?

posted by DenOfSizer at 7:50 AM on November 4, 2006


That was, in fact, pretty good.
posted by brain_drain at 8:02 AM on November 4, 2006


Love it. Thanks for the post.
posted by mijuta at 8:06 AM on November 4, 2006


Gas Prices
LOL 9/10
OMG 9/10
WTF 9/10
Hee. Very well done.
posted by MarvinTheCat at 8:36 AM on November 4, 2006


The song might as well have been written for the graphics - brilliant.
posted by odinsdream at 8:54 AM on November 4, 2006


If only...

Damn right. Awesome. It really is amazing that the DSCC/DNC/DCCC folks have nto mined the talent out there on the net for more mainstream national advertising.
posted by fourcheesemac at 8:55 AM on November 4, 2006


That was gorgeous.
posted by loquacious at 9:02 AM on November 4, 2006


Just at this moment, I find that video unspeakably sad.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:05 AM on November 4, 2006


And apparently, Eminem's Mosh video has been updated for the 2006 elections. It still gets me revved up. I highly recommend a look if you've never seen it, or a return visit if you have. It looks ever more prescient about the buildup of discontent over the war; it was just ahead of its time. The new footage has the mosh army entering the halls of congress at the end.
posted by fourcheesemac at 9:07 AM on November 4, 2006


Wow, that was remarkably well done. I'm was never a particularly big fan of George Michaels, but I have a new found respect for that song. When combined with that video it's quite a powerful message. Pity it won't play to a wider audience than people interested in political youtube videos.
posted by quin at 9:13 AM on November 4, 2006


That video would have been perfect minus the King George II bit. Let me think of some Americans I can send this to.
posted by furtive at 9:18 AM on November 4, 2006


I've always loved that song, now I hear it in an entirely new light.

Samizdat USA.
posted by maggiemaggie at 9:18 AM on November 4, 2006


That Mosh video always gets me and I don't even like eminem.
posted by empath at 9:19 AM on November 4, 2006


fourcheesemac, that update of "Mosh" was done right after the election -- the final scene is the State of the Union address.
posted by dhartung at 9:20 AM on November 4, 2006


The first few seconds made me think I was going to hate that, but it actually worked well.
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:27 AM on November 4, 2006


The thing I liked about it was the singing people -- presumably friends of the videomaker. They all looked so goddamned nice. Every single one of them looked like someone you'd be happy to hang out with.

I can't imagine a group of singing Republicans looking as nice as those people.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:28 AM on November 4, 2006


subliminal
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:30 AM on November 4, 2006


Thanks for the clarification, dhartung.
posted by fourcheesemac at 9:34 AM on November 4, 2006


I laughed, I cried, I kissed another election goodbye.
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 9:39 AM on November 4, 2006


I kind of prefered the version with the naked supermodels frolicking.
posted by keswick at 9:41 AM on November 4, 2006


That was great. But I'm with keswick.
posted by geekhorde at 10:02 AM on November 4, 2006


Powerful, but the people who need to see it never will.

How much does a 4.5 minute spot cost during the superbowl, anyhow?
posted by Kickstart70 at 10:02 AM on November 4, 2006


Wow, I am usually predisposed to hate this sort of thing, but the creator did a really good job of matching cogent critiques with the words to the song. Well done.
posted by Falconetti at 10:28 AM on November 4, 2006


Best use of one of George Michaels' insipid songs ever!
posted by birdhaus at 10:31 AM on November 4, 2006


Very good.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:46 AM on November 4, 2006


"Freedom" is a great (insipid?!) song, and this was a perfect use of it--the photos were startling and the author managed to synch the lyrics up with the photos beautifully so much so that you forget that he's really singing about fame.

Thank you for the post.
posted by nonmerci at 10:54 AM on November 4, 2006


I enjoyed it, but felt that a lot of the pleasure was the result of catching references and being well enough informed to understand the context of some still images. In other words, a good rallying cry, but not much of a persuasive or informative work.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 2:59 PM on November 4, 2006


Insipid: lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge.

Yeah, I'd say that's the word I'd use to describe most of Michaels' output. I think this video works so well presisely because it adds a level of depth and meaning that was never there to begin with.
posted by birdhaus at 6:34 PM on November 4, 2006


Some serious video editing skills in that. Nice one! Hope it makes the rounds...let's keep the drum beat going!
posted by rmmcclay at 8:11 PM on November 4, 2006


iMovie, represent!
posted by fungible at 10:10 PM on November 4, 2006


I think this video works so well presisely because it adds a level of depth and meaning that was never there to begin with.

Eh? The song is obviously about GM's growth from a teen sexstudly managed popstar, to an independent musician who can make good music without selling out. It's a plenty deep, personal song.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:15 PM on November 4, 2006


George Michael. No fucking "s" on the end, people.

(That said, I liked this vid quite a lot, and I thank you for sharing it).
posted by beth at 2:37 AM on November 5, 2006


I'm pretty sure George Michael fucks s's on the end, too.

But we're talking about a political video.
posted by Fofer at 7:36 AM on November 5, 2006


It was well done, but whose mind will it change? Someone who is just learning about all these problems via youTube video three days before the election?
posted by hoborg at 8:04 AM on November 5, 2006


I don't think at this point any minds can be changed any longer. But if it rallies the apathetic (even in the small audience this will get), then every little bit helps.
posted by fungible at 10:32 AM on November 5, 2006


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