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The End of An Emu

As you may have guessed from the silence around these parts – the emu-themed blog action has wound down to an end. I want to thank everyone who has followed the journey of this video-centric blog since its inception in January of 2009. The podcast won’t be affected by this change – it will still sling your usual doses of radio improvisational discussion-ness every now and again.

For those interested in video-related postings – you can follow me on Twitter, or check out my video favorites on Frequency.

Saving that, I give you Meppers the last video – as I toss this blog off the proverbial cliff. Enjoy, be well, and keep mepping.

What’s Due Process Again?

Leave it to Andy Griffith to remind us of the principle of due process of law – and the reason why the Patriot Act is an abominable document.

Olberman on Hicks

Was surprised to learn that Keith Olberman is yet another Bill Hicks disciple. I suppose it shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the anti-authoritarian, silly streak in both of them. Yet, this was a pleasant and totally unexpected convergence. Happy to have attended the LA premiere of this.

Facebook Russian Roulette

Want to play. Badly. Mao. MAO! MAO! MAO! (BLAM)

Roll a d6, baby!

There’s awesome, and then there’s awesome squared.

Welcome to the latter.

Existentialist Star Wars

Why must everything be guided by Force? Isn’t a lack of Force the seedling from which transcendence emerges?

Ancient Comedy Jedi

There’s a reason that Conan O’Brien yawns at the sight of Tom Cruise, but gets all jittery when in the presence of Jonathan Winters.

The Cosby Step

Really enlightening tutorial remix entitled “How to Dance to Dubstep.” Incidentally, this is also the universal mating dance for Jello Pudding Pop Aficionados.

American: The Bill Hicks Story

An absolute must-see documentary that premieres this weekend in selected theaters. For those not in the know, Bill Hicks, is considered one of the patron saints of contemporary stand up comedians. He used comedy as a conduit to changing people’s perceptions about their world. In doing so, he levied the harshest possible criticisms of the status quo, while seemingly remaining completely uncorrupted by the forces that pulled at him as his celebrity grew.

Three Big Pigs

Watch closely. This is the only Mep reference you’re likely to see to the Angry Birds smartphone gaming phenomenon. It’s so artfully done, though, that I can’t deny it entry.