Sunday, 25 March 2007

Random Media, Part 87

The full version of this interview was even stranger because Wolf Blitzer just kept agreeing with the Donald as he went on venting about how dubya was the WORST President EVER. Trump correctly pointed out that the current administrations actions has resulted in nations traditionally allied with America to begin distancing themselves while neutral nations have begun to appear to dislike the US. He went on to suggest that the only viable solution for the ongoing debacle in Iraq is for America to declare victory and then immediately withdraw everything. [Like the 1970s t-shirt slogan' 'Do Unto Others, Then Split'] While this initially sounds absurd, it makes about as much sense as attempting to occupy Iraq for another decade or two.

The Donald Fires Off [73 sec.]

The Donald Fires Off - Funny home videos are a click away

And on a slightly different note, this video presents Mankiw's 10 principles of economics translated for the uninitiated [i.e. everyone without a PhD in economics] by Yoram Bauman. Originally filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference session on humour [16 February 2007], this presentation was based on an article first published in The Annals of Improbable Research. The paper also goes on to provide a "constructive example" of how the exchange process can actually serve to make everyone involved worse off.

Principles of Economics, Translated [5:20]

For more material along the same line, please go to The Standup Economist.

On a slightly different note, the following video provides advice for aspiring young Marxists. The use of public source material and the Internet, while arguably technologically elitist, still allows for individuals who would otherwise be unable to connect to communicate. In the dark age ahead, communication will be central. The use of public source material is equally of use for the frugal radical but I suspect that if Bakunin were alive today, his take on the matter would be that 'Intellectual property is theft!'

A Guide for New Marxists [1:10]

I suppose the mere presence of this on my blog is enough to make certain members of Rabble turn me in to the proper authorities for 'head fixing.'