Friday, February 1, 2008

YouTube, ITube: A Friday Batch of Local Links

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2008 at 11:22 AM

Well, dear Pith reader, as a reward for reading, or at least planning to read, a 6,000-word memo on public education reform, we have for you a collection of amusing YouTube links. Let's do this. First, for you kids out there who think of Fred Thompson as a harmless and amusing old man, there was a time when Grandpa Frederick had a bit more bite, telling then U.S. Senate opponent Jim Cooper to “shut up” in a debate in front of about four octogenarians. Cooper, meanwhile, shows how you can win an argument on the facts and lose a debate on personality. The hair, the look, the voice, was anyone cooler than this guy right around 1980? Maybe these guys a few years later? Definitely not this gentleman in 1991. Eight years ago, Bill Purcell went from a dark horse candidate for mayor into the indomitable front runner all because of this here. And yes, that was an effective and still entertaining ad but how come we can find Purcell sitting at a desk on the interwebs but not Bill Boner playing a harmonica? When I was a senior in college I couldn't stop listening to the Gin Blossoms, the Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam. (Were I to post such a disclaimer on Nashville Cream I'd be the object of mockery and ridicule so let's just keep this between us, k?.) Somehow, I missed this show. I feel kind of mean for posting this and even worse for not making a cheap joke or two. Getting kind of awkward. Um, let me just give you the link.

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