Video-Philes: November 2006: Archives

November 30, 2006

World AIDS Day: Strange Math & The Phone Call genre: Gaylingual & Little Red Ribbon-Hood & Video-Philes

The following video is the first release of an original Thought Theater video. I thought it would be appropriate to kick off the sites video content with a message on World AIDS Day. Perhaps not every Thought Theater reader has lost someone to HIV...but I have lost a number of friends and I think it’s important to be reminded that HIV is currently the number four cause of death and is expected to soon become number three. There has been a lot of progress in controlling the virus but millions are unable to afford the drugs needed to extend their lives.

I often imagine a world without HIV or at least one where a vaccine exists or that is able to treat and cure the disease. That day may never come but we must continue working towards that goal. Many people are living longer and more normal lives but not without the difficulty that comes with any serious ailment…especially one frequently viewed as socially unacceptable.

World AIDS Day is also a good time to acknowledge the courage and commitment the gay community has demonstrated over the years in its effort to combat the disease and bring awareness and attention to the need for more research and funding. Many of us lived through the early years of HIV and will never forget the many vibrant friends that were lost in what seemed to be an instant. I remember and honor them all this and every day.

Daniel DiRito | November 30, 2006 | 8:20 PM | link | Comments (1)
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November 21, 2006

Robert Altman Has Died At 81 genre: Happy Remembrances & Video-Philes

Maverick film director Robert Altman has died in California at the age of 81. Altman's most recent work, A Prairie Home Companion didn't get a lot of attention but I really enjoyed it. The following are excerpts from Breitbart.com. You can read the full details on Altman here.

From Breitbart.com:

No director ever got more best-director nominations without winning a regular Oscar, though four other men - Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Clarence Brown and King Vidor - tied with Altman at five.

In May, Altman brought out "A Prairie Home Companion," with Garrison Keillor starring as the announcer of a folksy musical show - with the same name as Keillor's own long-running show - about to be shut down by new owners. Among those in the cast were Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Kline, Woody Harrelson and Tommy Lee Jones.

"This film is about death," Altman said at a May 3 news conference in St. Paul, Minn., also attended by Keillor and many of the movie's stars.

The following clip is from A Prairie Home Companion:

Daniel DiRito | November 21, 2006 | 1:51 PM | link | Comments (0)
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Daily Show: John Oliver On Humbled President Bush genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | November 21, 2006 | 11:52 AM | link | Comments (0)
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November 17, 2006

Christina Aguilera On SNL genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Christina Aguilera Sings Hurt

Christina Aguilera Sings Ain't No Other Man

Christina Aguilera Ain't No Other Man Live on SNL

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Daniel DiRito | November 17, 2006 | 10:34 AM | link | Comments (0)
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November 16, 2006

The Colbert Report: Sam Harris On God & Faith genre: Hip-Gnosis & Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | November 16, 2006 | 11:03 AM | link | Comments (0)
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November 12, 2006

Borat & Martha Stewart Appear On Jay Leno genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Jay Leno Interviews Borat

Jay Leno Interviews Borat - Part II

Jay Leno With Martha & Borat

Daniel DiRito | November 12, 2006 | 11:43 AM | link | Comments (0)
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Bill Maher: New Rules 11/10/06 genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | November 12, 2006 | 11:26 AM | link
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November 7, 2006

Bill Maher: New Rules 11/03/06 - Advice To Dems genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | November 7, 2006 | 8:51 AM | link | Comments (0)
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