When Paul Miller of The Verge began his year-long hiatus from the Internet, I rolled my eyes. I looked to me to be a kind of attention-getting gimmick, intended to raise his profile and lend him an air of sophistication. My assumption, however, was pure prejudice, having known nothing about him as a writer or …
Tag Archive: video
May 01 2013
Apr 24 2013
I think their usual lineup of guests must have all simultaneously perished, because HuffPost Live invited me to join a panel this evening, literally minutes before air time. I was happy to oblige, of course. (The host, Josh Zepps, has my boss on a lot.) We’re discussing he recent moves by Hungary to ban Nazi …
Apr 15 2013
Paul likes cleverly-arranged a capella music. Paul also likes beautifully composed music written for video games made before 2000. In walks Smooth McGroove (and his cat), and my world is changed. I wish Mr. McGroove great fortune, wealth, and additional free time to make more of these. My hero.
Apr 10 2013
Andrew Sullivan has what at first seems like an alarming reaction to the death of his friend David Kuo, following a ten-year-long battle with brain cancer. Watch: I feel a revulsion to this line of thinking, that someone has gone “to a better place,” or as Sullivan calls it, “home.” It obviously comes from the …
Mar 11 2013
The damsel in distress cliche, enshrined in our video games. This is fantastic. I’ll definitely be watching more of Anita Sarkeesian’s videos.
Mar 04 2013
This is the preview ad for Samsung’s coming big unveiling of the Galaxy S IV. It features three happy, rich, white males, and one totally silent servant black guy who is summoned by a finger snap. It’s 30 seconds in. Now, I like a lot of what Samsung is doing in the gadget space. …
Mar 02 2013
A classic idea, might be the way to go. Just a thought. “Find the Pope in the Pizza” from George Nimeh on Vimeo.
Feb 22 2013
It looks like a previous Kindle ad, but with a twist at the end that pleases the bleeding heart liberal in me.
Feb 22 2013
You really have to watch this video of this mystical guy who really seems to know things he could not possibly know about the people he’s giving readings to. Watch to the end to have your mind blown.
Jan 24 2013
A young protester interrupts his confirmation testimony, and he says, yeah, that’s what I was here to do when I got here. Word up, sir. Hat tip to Weigel.