Part 1 of 4 of the Documentary “Animated Soviet Propaganda” From 1924 to perestroika the USSR produced more than 4 dozen animated propaganda films. They weren’t for export. Their target was the new nation and their goal was to win over the hearts and minds of the Soviet people. Anti-American, Anti-British, Anti-German, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Fascist, some of these films are as artistically beautiful as the great political posters made after the 1917 revolution which inspired Soviet animation. A unique series. With a unique perspective. Includes interviews with the directors of the animated films which are still alive and commentary by a leading Soviet film scholar. Two hours of documentary and six hours of animated films.
Before he was caught.
It’s about 45 minutes long, but a really interesting expose on The Church of the LDS, and polygamy.
Is this ok with you, Valerie?
My condolences to Debbe whose cat, Princess, passed away yesterday.
I have some sad news to reportâ€¦ my Cynikitty clone, Princess, had to be put to sleep yesterday evening. She had a stroke (!) and couldnâ€™t see or hear, poor baby. Sheâ€™s not in pain nowâ€¦ but my heart aches for her.
From the Hartford Advocate:
My phone sex career was (ahem) conceived the previous week, when I strolled into my bossâ€™s office and said “Good morning, Alistair. I saw a help-wanted ad for a phone sex line. No experience necessary! And Iâ€™m told I have a nice phone voice. Can I try it?”
Editors always smile when their writers say such things. “If you feel comfortable with that, go right ahead.”
“I donâ€™t feel comfortable at all,” I said cheerfully. “I expect Iâ€™ll be quite awful. But wonâ€™t it be fun to write about?”
With a fast Internet connection you can find a phone chat job in under a minute. I signed on with a company that runs psychic hotlines and straight and gay sex lines for men. After filling out the online application I got an e-mail telling me it was being processed, and meanwhile hereâ€™s the pay scale, job requirements and password to a restricted Web site where I could print out an employee handbook.
(via Backwards City)
An almost perfect pairing of soundtrack to video.