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Posted in Found Objects, Harry Shearer with tags Torture, Barney, Laura Ingraham, Mother Jones, Harry Shearer, My Damn Channel on 7/15/2008 4:01:54 AM by Rob Barnett

Months ago, Mother Jones uncovered this 'playlist' of tunes our country is using to torture prisoners:

1. Fuck Your God – Deicide
2. Die MF Die – Dope
3. Take Your Best Shot – Dope
4. White America – Eminem
5. Kim – Eminem
6. Barney Theme Song – Barney The Dinosaur
7. Bodies – Drowning Pool
8. Enter Sandman – Metallica
9. Meow Mix TV commercial
10. Sesame Street TV theme
11. Babylon – David Gray
12. Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen
13. Shoot To Thrill – AC/DC
14. Stayin' Alive – Bee Gees
15. All Eyes On Me – Tupac
16. Dirrty – Christina Aguilera
17. America – Neil Diamond
18. Bulls On Parade – Rage Against The Machine
19. American Pie – Don McLean
20. Click Click Boom – Saliva
21. Cold – Matchbox 20
22. Swan Dive – Hed P.E.
23. Raspberry Beret – Prince

Harry Shearer offers a new torture technique on today's premiere episode of "Found Objects."


Posted in Alex Gibney with tags Alex Gibney, Oscars, Taxi to the Dark Side on 2/25/2008 7:45:00 AM by Rob Barnett


Alex Gibney is an Oscar winner! The man is a friend, an inspiration, and a soulful warrior. His films are completely dedicated to telling the truth.

TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

Here's the LA Times:

'Taxi to the Dark Side': A look at torture

"Taxi to the Dark Side" provides the night's most overtly political commentary.
By Mark Olsen
February 25, 2008Winner for outstanding documentary feature, "Taxi to the Dark Side," a painfully clear-eyed look at the United States policy on torture in Afghanistan and Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, provided the night's most overtly political commentary -- Jon Stewart's monologue notwithstanding.Directed by Alex Gibney and produced by Gibney and Eva Orner, the film features photographs and video footage from Abu Ghraib prison, as well as interviews with military personnel.In accepting the award, Gibney said, "Here's to all doc filmmakers," and then went on to dedicate the award to Dilawar, the Afghan cab driver whose death provides the film with its throughline and title, and to his own late father, a former Navy interrogator, noting "his fury about what was being done to the rule of law."

"Taxi to the Dark Side" was one of three nominees that touched on the war in Iraq, but Gibney's feature was the one that beat out the sizable cult of celebrity around filmmaker Michael Moore, a nominee for his look at the American healthcare system, "Sicko."Gibney was also an executive producer of the nominated feature-length documentary "No End in Sight."

"Taxi to the Dark Side" was originally scheduled to be broadcast on television by the Discovery Channel, but was recently picked up by HBO when Discovery made it clear they would not show the film this year. Gibney very much wanted the film on television prior to the November elections.

Gibney concluded his acceptance speech by saying, "Let's hope we can turn this country around, move away from the dark side and back to the light."


Anne DeBevoise & husband Alex at the big show:

A song & a prayer (11.8.07 - 2:42 am)

Posted in Harry Shearer, My Damn Channel, Waterboardin' USA on 11/16/2007 12:09:00 PM by Rob Barnett

The twins turn three weeks old today. We rocked them both back to sleep this morning, and thoughts bounced between the joy and honor of caring for these perfect little souls...and the angst of knowing they were born into a world led by a war-hungry demagogue. The Joy Killer. Bush is hellbent on the notion that he can protect us like the father by talking tough. He never got past the anger of 9/11 to enter into any other stages of the grief. "Blow them all to hell" is a reaction that crept into pop culture long ago, but it's the wrong drama to turn into a reality show. "Dead or Alive" was a pathetic joke...and Osama's still laughing. If you've read the news, then you've seen stories unfolding since Abu Ghraib about our government's decision to torture human souls in the name of freedom. Now, the secret ship of state is leaking like a sieve and the waterboarding scandal is front page news. My Damn Channel's Harry Shearer decided to do what any enlightened rebel would do in this situation.......he's singing about it. Imagine what the world would be like if more of our heroes could carry a tune. On day 101 of 'My Damn Channel Invades Earth' - we're releasing Harry Shearer's "Waterboardin', USA" to radio stations and video screens across America. Harry was just nominated for Funniest Web Video in the upcoming TV Guide Online Video Awards vs. Will Ferrell's "The Landlord" and SNL's "Dick in a Box." My Damn Channel also got the nod for Best Comedy Web Site, but we're up against Comedy Central, Funny or Die, and SuperDeluxe. We're gonna BEG for your VOTE just to see if our wizeass little web site can topple the big money favorites. Please help us get up on that TV stage + make some trouble!!!! What would an awards show be without a nod to God. Let's endeth with a morning prayer: Dear God, please bless our new babies and please be good to Harry Shearer for he giveth us The Simpsons, Spinal Tap, Le Show, and weekly new web videos like "Waterboardin', USA." Amen.

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