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Posted by : cj on Monday, December 18, 2006 - 04:34 PM
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Poetry Related Political Cartoons .
As we look back at the year 2006, the top news stories show us just how lucky we are to be poets as opposed to personalities or politicians. Here are fourteen videos inspired by the most popular news stories of the year 2006. As with any internet video, don't bother clicking on the links unless you have a pretty good connection speed, either DSL or broadband (not dial-up). If you have a decent connection speed, click on the headlines and be glad that you are a poet. Click on your "back" button after each video to return to this page. The total running time of all videos combined is apx. 45 minutes. Thanks to Google and YouTube for the links. Some of the following videos contain adult language.

TOP SEVEN NEWS STORIES ABOUT PERSONALITIES

1. Did Tom Cruise eat the placenta? (30 sec.)

2. Are the Jews responsible for Mel Gibson's drunk driving? (1 min. 24 sec.)

3. Seinfeld's Kramer is a racist (warning, extremely harsh language). (2 min. 27 sec.)

4. Animal lover Steve Irwin killed by a stingray. (4 min. 24 sec.)

5. John Mark Karr pretends he killed Jon Benet. (2 min. 34 sec.)

6. The Knicks vs. The Nuggets. (3 min. 27 sec.)

7. Pimp song wins Academy Award (plays better after 10 sec.). (4 min. 36 sec.)


TOP SEVEN NEWS STORIES ABOUT POLITICIANS

1. Dick Cheney shoots a man. (1 min. 42 sec.)

2. Donald Rumsfeld's last words in office. (3 min. 55 sec.)

3. Tom Delay claims the Democrats didn't win. (5 min. 25 sec.)

4. Ken Lay avoids jail time by dying. (1 min. 7 sec.)

5. Internet child safety advocate Mark Foley talks dirty to children on the internet. (3 min. 4 sec.)

6. Homophobe Ted Haggard is gay. (2 min. 40 sec.)

7. George Bush don't like black people. (3 min. 48 sec.)


(Did you notice that there wasn't one single headline involving a woman in this list of videos? This wasn't on purpose or on accident; this list of videos was compiled by researching fourteen of the most popular news stories of 2006, and we got a little creative from there. It looks like the women are simply too smart to make themselves look like fools on TV.)

HAPPY NEW YEAR CHICAGO POETRY SCENE! I WONDER WHAT 2007 WILL HAVE IN STORE FOR US.


ADDED BONUS!

TOP SEVEN POETS IN THE NEWS


1. Half hour interview with Luis J. Rodriguez.

2. Live performance at the Green Mill.

3. Lou Reed on poetry.

4. Def Poetry Jam Poet.

5. Nikki Giovanni on Rosa Parks.

6. Allen Ginsberg on dropping bombs.

7. An hour reading by Cornelius Eady.


Note: The top fourteen news stories of 2006--be glad you are a poet.

 
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