Politics, you guys!

You don’t have to be an expert on politics to know that there’s an election going on. In fact, I don’t believe you have to be an expert on politics to get your own show on FOX or CNN making comments about it.

On November 6th people of all races, ages and creeds will come together in the spirit of patriotism to go through the election process we were all taught in 8th grade civics. They will line up and place their marble in one of two bowls. The bowls are then emptied into a nest of meerkats. We’ll know who the new president is by the old rhyme “If the meerkats run, then Romney is the one. If the meerkats sleep, Obama we keep.”

I think.

I have a confession to make…I’m not an expert on politics. Chances are YOU aren’t either.

Which is why November’s video roundup is chock full of informational and entertaining (something I call “entertational”) videos to keep you informed about “political happenings,” which is incidentally the name of my news pundit show on CNN – Wednesdays at 5.

…videos

In this video, (brought to you by TNM Comedy’s CJ Hunt) an evil billionaire gives some heartfelt reasons why we should give Mitt Romney our full support.

From SNL (and Jon Hamm), here’s a vid is about Pat Finger’s campaign for City Council of Butts County…should be fine

I’ve heard of campaign ads, but NEGATIVE campaign ads?! They exist, and in this clip from Mr. Show we see that no one is safe.

Democratic Party? Republican Party? I prefer Royal’s Party (from Station Theater’s Royal Millen featuring Matt Gawloski.) In this clip they review a contingency plan for a russian mafia invasion, something I think the other platforms are sorely lacking.

You can’t cast your vote until watching this candid video from President Obama’s college years from Key and Peele.


-Roger Anderson

July Vids

July Video Round-Up – A Look At Classic Cinema

We aren’t even done with July and Hollywood has already graced us with numerous Summer blockbusters. These have included such notable titles as Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s prequel to the “Alien” which dared to ask the question “What the crap is happening in this movie?”

Not to mention, “Magic Mike,” the tale of a young boy with magical powers who is accepted into Wizadry School.

In honor of the amazing summer movies we too often take for granted, this video round-up takes a glance at classic cinema.

First up, a piece uncovered by TNM Houston’s Adrian Frimpong and Adrien Pellerin features the classic comedy duo Carl and Jerry detailing a beloved college tradition.

Next, the gripping climax from one of film history’s grittiest gangster films. Brought to you by “The Birthday Boys,” this clip is not for the feint of heart.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Europe’s contribution to the evolution of film. From “The Mighty Boosh,” this clip from Jurgen Haabemaaster’s “A Doctor and Pencil” is an existential exploration of pain and rage.


Check out this rare outtake from the legendary film Casablanca via Milo Smith and Sara Reihani, featuring TNM Austin’s Rob Gagnon and Ariel Greenspoon.

Finally, here’s “Shopping Tarts” a short film from the 1940’s singing group “The Apple Sisters.”

-Roger Anderson

Video Round Up: June Stank

The Scent of Summer

Do you smell that? That’s the smell of June. Seriously, it’s not me. It’s June. Stop looking at me like that!

As the temperature increases so does the stank. Let’s face it. It’s time to musk up. This month’s video round-up features a wide array of olfactory treasures to pick from.

Your first option comes from SNL. “Compulsion,” designer fragrance or harmful cleaning agent? In that moment of passion…does it really matter?

 

TNM Founder Chris Trew offers his own signature smell, “Terp: Cologne for Women.” Sorry fellas, this scent is on a one way train to lady-nostril town.

Looking for something a little more sophisticated…more refined…snootier? Then try “Pretention” from Fry and Laurie, or as most Americans know them “Sherlock Holmes’ brother from the sequel” and “House.”

 

Is there any smell more sensuous than stale garbage and the lingering odor of regret (or maybe urine…yeah, thats urine) following a night of debauchery? TNM NOLA certainly doesn’t think so. And if you do…well, you’re wrong.

 Sex Panther, just…Sex Panther

 

-Roger Anderson