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Monday Evening Awesome: eighth blackbird's Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, May 2, 2016 at 5:59:28 pm
YouTube Classical music isn't dead, and it doesn't even smell funny. It smells great when it's played by eighth blackbird. May 2, 2016 by TOM HUIZENGA • The Chicago new-music ensemble eighth blackbird is on a roll. Just after winning its fourth Grammy in February, the group received a MacArthur Award ...
147 comments | Last comment: Tue, May 3, 2016 at 3:31:33 am

Video: Ted Cruz Says Children Should Be Spanked

Mon, May 2, 2016 at 11:16:34 am
YouTube Here's Ted Cruz at a speech in La Porte, Indiana, last weekend, responding to a young boy who shouts "you suck!" by saying the child should be spanked -- like he does to children in his household. "Thank you son. You know, I appreciate you sharing your views. You know, ...
321 comments | Last comment: Mon, May 2, 2016 at 8:25:49 pm

Prepare to Be Blown Away as Jacob Collier Reimagines the Flintstones Theme

Sun, May 1, 2016 at 6:29:08 pm
YouTube No matter how firmly your jaw is attached to the rest of your face, it's going to hit the floor when you hear this unbelievable one-man cover of the Flintstones theme song. I don't even know what to say about a talent this profound; Jacob Collier is an alien. He ...
291 comments | Last comment: Mon, May 2, 2016 at 11:44:09 am

Tech Note: Lots of New Embedded Image Options

Sun, May 1, 2016 at 4:16:03 pm
Image via Shutterstock Quietly, behind the scenes, hidden from the eyes of an unsuspecting world, I've been writing code to allow our users to easily embed images in comments or LGF Pages from an assortment of image-hosting sites, such as Flickr, Instagram, Imgur and Giphy. We've had Instagram embedding for a little ...
62 comments | Last comment: Mon, May 2, 2016 at 4:13:14 pm

Breitbart Audience Reacts to Larry Wilmore's Speech With Huge Outpouring of Ugly Racism

Sun, May 1, 2016 at 11:48:41 am
In his speech to the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Larry Wilmore pushed the envelope hard; George Carlin would have been proud of him. Wilmore closed by saying, "Yo Barry -- you did it, my nigga." And of course, that was all it took to send conservatives across the Internet into paroxysms ...
208 comments | Last comment: Sun, May 1, 2016 at 11:58:54 pm

Video: Larry Wilmore Owns the White House Correspondent Dinner

Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 9:13:55 pm
YouTube Immediately after the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the CNN panel started trashing Larry Wilmore and saying he "went too far," and offended their delicate sensibilities. I thought he was absolutely on target; I don't like using the cliché "speaking truth to power," but that's exactly what he did tonight. The ...
217 comments | Last comment: Sun, May 1, 2016 at 6:52:36 pm

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Speaks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Sans Trump

Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 7:05:10 pm
YouTube This is the last time President Obama will speak at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. I don't think Donald Trump is attending this year after being thoroughly embarrassed at the 2011 dinner, where he sat stone-faced and humorless as Obama ruthlessly dinged him for his support of conspiracy theories -- ...
198 comments | Last comment: Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 10:36:52 pm

Amazing Computer Animation: Kung Fu Motion Visualization

Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 12:08:19 pm
Vimeo Here's something amazing to look at on a Saturday afternoon.
247 comments | Last comment: Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 9:37:01 pm

Overnight Tiny Desk Jam: Lake Street Dive

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:01:34 pm
YouTube February 29, 2016 by BOB BOILEN These four musicians made their first record together a decade ago, but for many of us, 2016 will be the year Lake Street Dive becomes a household name. The appeal of this band of New England Conservatory friends lies in their warmth in ...
204 comments | Last comment: Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 12:56:36 pm

Anti-Choice Fraudster David Daleiden and Accomplice Reject Probation Plea Deals

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 6:25:37 pm
Anti-choice fraudster David Daleiden and co-conspirator Sandra Merritt have both now officially rejected plea deals that would have let them avoid possible prison sentences. HOUSTON (AP) — Two anti-abortion activists indicted in connection with making undercover Planned Parenthood videos are rejecting plea deals offering them probation. Sandra Merritt's attorneys said Friday ...
132 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:10:11 pm

Trump Supporters Send Threatening Antisemitic Messages to Journalist Who Profiled Melania

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 12:14:52 pm
Journalist Julia Ioffe wrote a profile of Melania Trump for GQ Magazine that was actually pretty sympathetic; but Melania didn't like it. So she took to Facebook and posted a message bashing Ioffe by name. Donald Trump's knuckle-dragging followers got the hint. On Wednesday, GQ published a profile of Melania Trump ...
256 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 7:08:06 pm

The Bob & Chez Show: The Lucifer Burn

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:36:02 am
http://www.bobcesca.com/podcast/042816/BCS_042816.mp3 Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob & Chez Show: Lucifer: We Have a Democratic Nominee; Cenk Uygur and HA Goodman Hoping for the FBI to Make Bernie the Winner; Donald Trump is Close to the Nomination; The Woman Card; Nate Silver's Electoral Vote Tally; Ted Cruz Announces His ...
78 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 12:24:49 pm

Photos: Large Protest Outside Trump Rally in Costa Mesa

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 9:30:13 pm
Watch live: Protesters try to overturn Costa Mesa patrol car outside Trump rally https://t.co/9w2UnJdn5t pic.twitter.com/EyRbPFWewP — KTLA (@KTLA) April 29, 2016 Hundreds of protestors block streets outside of Trump Rally in Costa Mesa https://t.co/hzVUfwhzGR pic.twitter.com/jjewZxm1Oz — Good Day LA (@GDLA) April 29, 2016 Costa Mesa, now. pic.twitter.com/iA1PyeG7D6 — Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) April ...
270 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:32:24 am

Florida GOP Chairman: Clinton Will 'Go Down Like Monica Lewinsky'

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 6:04:36 pm
Image via Shutterstock Here's a perfect example of the right wing caveman mentality Donald Trump is ruthlessly exploiting, as a highly placed Florida Republican says when Hillary Clinton debates Trump, "she’s going to go down like Monica Lewinsky." Hurr durr. Good one, Bob. Bob Sutton, chairman of the Broward County GOP Executive ...
239 comments | Last comment: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 10:54:43 pm

Quote of the Day: Former House Speaker John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the Flesh"

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 2:32:20 pm
Believe it or not, there's actually somebody establishment Republicans loathe more than Donald Trump: that other guy running for president. Former House Speaker John Boehner is unloading on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, calling him "Lucifer in the flesh." "I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a ...
199 comments | Last comment: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 7:00:22 pm

Were Philadelphia Voting Machines Rigged to Prevent Voting for Bernie Sanders? Nope.

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:37:21 am
What a Philadelphia voting machine looks like when it's turned on New York Daily News writer Shaun King has turned his Twitter account into a non-stop over the top advocacy platform for Bernie Sanders, and a couple of days ago he tweeted the following video, with the description: "Philly voters saying ...
220 comments | Last comment: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 2:54:56 pm

Overnight Tiny Desk Jam: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:00:43 pm
YouTube April 25, 2016 by JOSH ROGOSIN • Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds' punchy horn section, bluesy vocals and uniquely transformative harmonica solos instantly demand attention. Their obvious joy in playing music together is contagious, and they brought the party to Bob Boilen's desk in a big way. The seven-piece ...
400 comments | Last comment: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 4:25:15 pm

Anti-Muslim Extremist to Be Keynote Speaker at Central New York Police Expo

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 6:21:37 pm
VERONA, N.Y. -- Tactical law enforcement officers from across the region will gather at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino next week to view the latest law enforcement equipment and receive training, but the expo's keynote speaker has drawn criticism from groups advocating against Islamophobia and bigotry. The keynote speaker ...
160 comments | Last comment: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 7:55:36 am

A Special Video Clip: Carly Fiorina Makes Up Songs and Sings Them

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 2:43:42 pm
YouTube At today's special Ted Cruz event where he announced Carly Fiorina as his pick for vice president (a pretty pointless choice since he's not going to be the GOP nominee), Cruz shared an endearing anecdote about Fiorina: Cruz: “On the bus, Carly makes up songs and sings them!”lolwut? Video, please. — Charles ...
233 comments | Last comment: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 7:38:56 am

Trump's "Foreign Policy" Speech: Same Old Talking Points Read Haltingly From a Teleprompter

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 1:06:35 pm
YouTube Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Donald Trump read a speech from a teleprompter? Well, wonder no more! Because in today's "foreign policy" speech he showed us exactly what it's like: slow, halting, and painfully stilted. I'm using scare quotes around "foreign policy" because it was really ...
131 comments | Last comment: Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 3:21:04 pm

The Bob & Chez Show: Bernie Math Edition

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:58:22 am
http://www.bobcesca.com/podcast/042616/BCS_042616.mp3 Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob & Chez Show: Literally: Pennsylvania and Rhode Island Primaries; Bernie Math; Alex Jones and His Black Friend Agree that Beyonce is Eating Baby Brains; Literally; Alex Jones is Gullible; Ted Cruz Lying About Transgender People; Ted Cruz and History; Trump Has Another ...
179 comments | Last comment: Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:35:44 pm

Video: Donald Trump on Hillary: "If She Were a Man She Wouldn't Get 5% of the Vote"

Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 8:52:31 pm
YouTube Just the latest awfulness from the most awful human being ever to run for President of the United States: "If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5% of the vote. The only thing she's got going is the woman's card, and the beautiful thing is - ...
432 comments | Last comment: Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 11:05:34 am

Video: Why Bernie Sanders Is Actually Winning

Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 7:10:27 pm
YouTube Math is hard.
189 comments | Last comment: Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 6:48:22 am

Primary Election Results Starting to Come In

Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 5:19:12 pm
Here's a thread for our commenting community to keep track of the incoming election results from the primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. We know already that Hillary Clinton has won the Maryland primary, awarding her 38 more delegates and bringing her closer to the goal of 2,383. Donald ...
339 comments | Last comment: Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 7:34:25 pm

Was There a Clinton-Orchestrated Conspiracy to Shut Down Sanders Facebook Groups? Nope.

Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 2:53:55 pm
Last night, Bernie Sanders supporters all over the Internet -- Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, etc. -- went on a conspiracy theory binge because several pro-Sanders Facebook pages had been shut down. And of course the target of these conspiracy theories was, you guessed it, Hillary Clinton. Is there nothing this diabolical ...
269 comments | Last comment: Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 9:42:18 pm

In His Latest Crazed Video, Alex Jones Says Beyoncé Wants to Eat Children's Brains

Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 10:55:20 am
YouTube It's really not possible for Alex Jones to get farther out there; he's now at the outer reaches of the Batshit Galaxy. And yesterday he beamed back to Earth a new video from his combination spaceship/lunatic asylum explaining that Beyoncé is working with the CIA to eat children's brains -- ...
302 comments | Last comment: Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 5:21:19 pm

Sanders Supporter Tim Robbins Thinks Exit Polls Prove Hillary Is Stealing the Election

Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 6:22:14 pm
Tim Robbins is a gifted actor who's been in some great films that I'll always enjoy. "The Shawshank Redemption." "The Hudsucker Proxy." But his advocacy for Bernie Sanders entered some really unhinged territory today, promoting the idea that Hillary Clinton is somehow stealing the election by taking advantage of -- or ...
506 comments | Last comment: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 8:02:55 pm

GOP Delegates Getting Death Threats From Trump Supporters

Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 8:30:00 am
lev radin / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump has been openly encouraging his delusional right wing followers to get violent against protesters, and hinting broadly about "riots" at the upcoming GOP convention, so this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone: Delegates face death threats from Trump supporters. First it was an email warning ...
496 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 6:57:51 pm

Sunday Jam: GoGo Penguin, "Hopopono"

Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 6:17:10 pm
YouTube GoGo Penguin - Hopopono (from the album 'v2.0' released on Gondwana Records in March 2014) Audio - Joe Reiser and Brendan Williams a Norvun Devolution Production Ric Lowe & Blain Cousin http://gogopenguin.co.uk http://www.gondwanarecords.com © Gondwana Records 2014 Ⓟ Gondwana Records 2014
232 comments | Last comment: Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 10:42:44 am

Donald Trump's Unfavorable Rating Among Latino Voters: 87%!

Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 10:53:33 am
Marie Kanger Born / Shutterstock.com In the latest poll on the presidential candidates by respected research firm Latino Decisions, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have nearly identical favorability ratings: Clinton: Total favorable: 61% Total unfavorable: 32% Sanders: Total favorable: 61% Total unfavorable: 24% The difference in their unfavorable ratings is clearly due to the "No opinion" ...
244 comments | Last comment: Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 7:09:33 pm