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16 videos: notable public figure reactions to Orlando

Someone asked me if I knew of a central place to see many of the high-profile videos regarding Orlando. I did not. So I made this playlist.

Use the pulldown menu at the top left of the video player.  Every video will play start to finish and then go to the next one.

Included are clips from Anderson Cooper, Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, President Obama, Apple CEO Tim Cook and others.

Cooper’s is the hardest to watch.

Bee’s is, I think, the most prescient.

Apple’s Cook is interesting in that he, along with Cooper, suggest that those in the LGBT community are indeed the ones who are feeling this the hardest. Of course we all ache for the loss and despair at the violence. But who among us has not felt even just a bit unsafe walking down a street, walking in or out of a bar or showing same-sex affection in a public place? This truly could have been any of us.

I thought James Corden’s Tony Awards opening was pitch perfect. The same goes for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony acceptance speech.

The most “Hell YES!” moment comes from overseas where British newspaper columnist Owen Jones storms off the SkyNews “Press Preview” set (a show I adore btw) after the host and co-presenter try to insist that the fact that the victims were in a gay bar is irrelevant.

But they are all good, which is a small testament to how far we’ve come. It wasn’t so long ago that many of us could burn to death in a bar fire and the media didn’t much notice.

I did not include those from Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders (both of whom have been very good) or Donald Trump. It just felt as if campaign videos should be separate.


Bill Maher with a Sanders/Clinton reality check

It’s not often I agree with !00% of what Maher says on any given segment of his show, but this time he is spot on.



Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are COPS


This is from April. I have no idea how I missed my two favorite New England Patriots players being silly in their very own segment of “COPS.”

Drone footage montage from the NYCDFF


Here is a cool collection of drone footage from the NYCDFF (the New York City Drone Footage Festival.

It’s actually from March, but I had not seen it, and I’ll bet a good number of you have not either.

I would have made this much longer to allow longer clips and more photographers, but nobody asked me.


A useful Syria primer from Ezra Klein and Vox

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Ezra Klein brings you a video that starts where all good videos of this type start: from the beginning of the conflict so as to understand how it has morphed beyond its original intent:

After four-plus years of fighting, Syria’s war has killed at least 250,000 people and displaced 12 million people. And, though it started as a civil war, it’s become much more than that. It’s a proxy war that has divided much of the Middle East, and has drawn in both Russia and the United States. To understand how Syria got to this place, it helps to start at the beginning and watch it unfold:

Worth a watch.

Some nerds are going to think this is porn made for them

Some nerds are having fun with Tagged: space, cold, gang-bang, rebels.

“Horde of white guys” indeed.

Teddy Bear the porcupine loves his treats

I had no idea that a porcupine makes noises like that.

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Shoplifting running away karma

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I don’t know why people running into doors is so damned funny, but it is. And this one kind of deserved it. Shoplifting.

Joan Crawford: nothing but a “common frump”

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MIldred Pierce and Joan Crawford: “You think just because you made a little money, you can get a new hairdo and some expensive clothes and turn yourself into a lady. But you can’t because you’ll never be anything but a common frump.”

Today’s moment of cute: Panda with a ball

I don’t post many of these, but this baby panda video was too adorable to pass up.

Baby Panda With A Ball