Jonathan McIntosh describes himself as a “pop culture hacker and transformative storyteller”. What he does is make videos. Videos he describes as “political remix”. Of all his work to date, Right Wing Radio Duck is my favourite. The video is made of hundreds of snippets of Donald Duck cartoons from the 30s and 40s spliced together with audio from a modern radio show hosted by American right-wing DJ Glen Beck. Right Wing Radio Duck tells the story of a hard-working Duck who loses his job in a depressed economy. As the increasingly despondent Duck struggles to make ends meet (including his mortgage payments) he starts listening to the Glen Beck radio show. The short film is poignant, funny and a biting political satire on American right-wing rhetoric.
Warning / Disclaimer: I don’t expect this post to offend most Christians. I am well aware that there are Christians and there are Christians– I know, I used to be one. However, there are some people this may upset, so I am sorry about that. I will try to be considerate.
Last Tuesday, we watched the Firefly episode Jaynestown, which included this wonderful scene in which River attempts to ‘fix’ the Sheppard’s Bible.
I laughed so hard, I almost hyperventilated. These days, religion, God and Christianity almost never enter my thoughts, but once upon a time they pervaded almost every part of my life, so out of curiosity, I decided to do a little Internet stalking down memory lane.
Click on picture to link to Jane Espenson‘s interview on Talks at Google.
Jane Espenson recently (April 3, 2012) gave an interview for Talks at Google. If you haven’t yet seen it, it’s well worth watching. It’s about an hour long, so Espenson is able to talk more in depth about her writing and experiences writing for television. The interview is helped by several audience questions, which provoke more interesting answers than the usual “what’s X like to work with” and “tell us again about your funniest X story”.