From the daily archives: Friday, April 10, 2009

Just so you know for sure there is no real rhyme or reason for how YouTube videos take off and get picked up, Tim’s video of over a month ago doubled views today thanks to mentions in Huffington Post and The Rachel Maddow Show tonight. It appears Tim has hit upon yet another meta theme that is catching on.

Again, seriously good work.

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In an ongoing series here at Plunderbund we highlight the changes being made by our new President. We call it our CYCBI (Change You Can Believe In) series. Today, we highlight fuel efficient fleet vehicles and support of the domestic auto industry:

President Obama yesterday announced plans to buy 17,600 American-made, fuel-efficient cars and hybrids for the government fleet, the White House’s latest gambit to steer aid to the nation’s beleaguered automakers.

CYCBI

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Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! So much for conservative ideology:

The list of governors threatening to decline federal stimulus money last month read like a list of Republicans considering running for president in 2012: Govs. Mark Sanford, Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin led the anti-stimulus charge.

But what began with a bang is ending with something closer to a whimper. All three of those governors have been forced to scale back their expectations, to varying degrees, as the push of conservative philosophy gave way to the pull of political reality.

All three found that praise from the conservative movement in Washington […]

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Following up on this insanity is this great stop motion video by someone I will now be following. Wicked good stuff:

Patrick Bolvin’s stuff is really amazing. You should spend some time on his YouTube channel. He even posts some “the making of” clips that are cool to watch in addition to the actual movies.

Amazing.

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