Nader debates Gore advisor this week
October 9, 2000 10:11 AM   Subscribe

Nader debates Gore advisor this week They might not let him debate Gore face to face, but hey, at least this is something. Way to put the issues on the table, Ralph.
posted by snakey (11 comments total)
50 lashes with a wet noodle.
posted by ethmar at 10:26 AM on October 9, 2000

the debate will be on metafilter?
posted by taylor at 10:35 AM on October 9, 2000

Arg. . . I thought I pasted in the link. I'm horrible. The debate is on Wired!

Here's the real link.
posted by snakey at 10:43 AM on October 9, 2000

anyone else catch Nader on Saturday Night Live this weekend? i liked it =)
posted by pnevares at 11:21 AM on October 9, 2000

I missed it, and my buddy forgot to tape it. . . I heard he was in a skit or something.
posted by snakey at 11:24 AM on October 9, 2000

yeah, after the second or third skit and before the commercial break
they showed Lorne Michaels chatting with him, and Rob Lowe came off stage and Lorne said "hey rob, look who's here!" and ran off camera
they did their little "what this person's thinking" bit, and one of ralph's was "i think this guy's HIGH! maybe i should tell him about my plan to decriminalize pot - that'll get his vote!"

i wish i had taped it, i would have if i'd know in advance (esp. since i'm in AZ, it was already broadcast on the east coast)
posted by pnevares at 11:28 AM on October 9, 2000

I TiVo'd it but that doesn't help anyone, does it?
posted by daveadams at 11:44 AM on October 9, 2000

that's my big question about tivo -- can you not tape anything permanently? if you tape a move off hbo, say, can you keep it for ten years? can you transfer a tivo digital recording to regular vhs to give to a friend? [whoa, topic drift ahead...]
posted by palegirl at 1:01 PM on October 9, 2000

You can "Save Until I Delete" which I'm pretty sure will save it forever. At the expense of that much of your disk space. There's a "feature" called "save to VCR" which will give you a countdown to start recording on your VCR, so yeah, you can do that.

Vote TiVo!
posted by daveadams at 1:04 PM on October 9, 2000

Wow, Nader actually said something about POT? WEED? MARIJUANA?! on Saturday Night Live? It's about time. Man, somebody must have a tape somewhere. . .
posted by snakey at 1:25 PM on October 9, 2000

I don't know what the head of the F.C.C. will be able to say in response to Nader's points. I mean, for most of the past ten years, all the F.C.C. has been doing has been rubber-stamping one mega-media merger after another while at the same time clamping down on community (i.e. "pirate") radio and, oh yeah, making sure you don't say "fuck" on air. The kind of media industry we have didn't happen by accident and the F.C.C. has its share of responsibility in it.
posted by leo at 8:16 PM on October 9, 2000

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