Bill Maher: Be More Cynical (2000)

Bill Maher: Be More Cynical is Bill Maher's fifth HBO special, filmed in the summer of 2000 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, months before the 2000 US presidential election.

Topics that he covered during his performance included religion, attack ads, candidates Al Gore, John McCain, and George W. Bush (about whom he states, "I don't like this little prick, I gotta be honest, drugs, gun control, and outgoing President Bill Clinton.

It was released on DVD on April 5, 2005 and has a runtime of approximately 60 minutes.


Ike to Obama: 60 Years of Campaign Ads

A supercut of US Presidential election ads from the 1952 Eisenhower campaign to the 2012 Obama campaign. Find out what's changed and what's remained the same over the past 60 years.

By Hugh Atkin.


What Top Republicans say about Mitt Romney

Listen to leading Republicans including Guilianai, Gingrich, Santorum, John McCain, Ron Paul, Fox News commentators, and even Paul Ryan share their hearts and thoughts about Mitt Romney.


Jimmy Kimmel: John McCain Gaffe and New Obama Campaign Ad

Jimmy Kimmel Live - John McCain Gaffe and New Obama Campaign Ad

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Epic Rap Battles: Sarah Palin VS Lady Gaga

Hi, my name is Nice Peter, and this is an Epic Rap Battle of History. I make these videos every month, and I make a new picture song out of random funny pictures every week.

Lloyd Ahlquist as John McCain
Lisa Nova as Sarah Palin


Punchlines For Progress

Punchlines for Progress assembles some of the best American political satirists to highlight the power and importance of the court jester in an explosive package of damning observations and gallows humor.

Remix or Mash Up is a reflexive art form that allows the artist to create their own meaning out of media based cultural artifacts. This video collage technique helps people to surpass passive consumption by becoming active producers of media. Through the act of reappropriating, recontextualizing, and remixing, media awareness becomes less of a bombardment and more of a game. Lawrence Lessig suggests that remix is the modern day equivalent of quoting authors in papers and books. He argues, It is a type of literacy a form of expression that is increasingly defining young generations! This language of remix is a digital call and response culture where source material is recycled repeatedly to expand on ideas and provoke further social discourse.

Comedians are true remix arts. Through imitation and reinterpretation they allow us to look at the world from their perspective. Weather it be racism or religion, stand-comedians have opened doors for our first amendment rites by reveling in our cultural taboos. In Punchlines For Progress I am merging the art of the satirists in American culture with the experimental stile of Internet remix artists. Im interested in the rebellious tendencies of both art forms and their attempts at disseminating alternative socio-political commentary to the masses through nontraditional methods. Both have histories of confronting the law very openly. Both push social boundaries and have the ability to inform and transform American culture, and both have been described as symptoms of its decline. What is so frightening about theses methods of self-expression? What positive contributions do they offer and how are they changing the way we communicate?

This film falls under the Copyright act of 1976 that allows people Fair Use of any public footage when used for social commentary and criticism. It was created during my studies at university with much forethought into the democratization of media. It is not intended to lessen the importance of copyright laws. Instead it is meant to level the playing field of public discourse by utilizing the worlds largest digital library. This doc is 46min long, cut from 400 hours of footage and around 100 sources with proper credits given to the materials used.


Lex McMahon: Three Things Politicians Could Learn from the UFC

In the mid-90s pundits and politicians had nearly forced mixed martial arts to tap out. Ardent boxing fan Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) led the charge against the new sport, slamming it as "human cockfighting." Cable companies shunned the sport and nearly 40 states banned it. And yet today, MMA has not only survived, it's become a global juggernaut, dominating pay-per-view events, and perhaps even proving safer than McCain's beloved sport of boxing.

Lex McMahon has witnessed the rise of mixed martial arts firsthand. McMahon runs Alchemist Management with CEO and three-time Grammy Award winner MC Hammer, and the two manage some of the best fighters in the world, including Nate Marquardt, who headlines Wednesday night's UFC Fight Night 22 and Brendan Schaub, who takes on Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 121 on October 23.

McMahon sat down with Reason.tv's Ted Balaker to weigh in on the improbable mainstreaming of MMA, how promoters learned that improving safety would attract more fans, and what this most cosmopolitan of sports does to foster an environment of innovation.

Approximately nine minutes.

Interview by Ted Balaker. Shot by Hawk Jensen, Alex Manning, and Paul Detrick. Edited by Balaker. Music by doublethink;


McCain's Teleprompter Problem

The secret behind John McCain's frequent word mix-ups is finally revealed.

Melvin played by Tom McCaffrey. Google him to get his latest standup CD!


Colbert Report: Karl Rove's New Book

Karl Rove discloses the bombshell that it wasn't him who spread the rumor that John McCain fathered an illegitimate black baby.

From The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert.