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February 1, 2006

The Only Prince Clip Left on Youtube

As discussed on my main blog, it appears Prince has sent in his lawyers to get all files featuring his name removed from Youtube. Apologies to all those who didn't get to catch all the purple goodies I'd posted. As one last gift to my paisley brethren, here's one last classic Prince clip that The Man couldn't take away from us (yet):

15 RZA Videos

I'm think I'll step up the posting since our days may be numbered with a lot of this material. Here's 10 more from the crates:

1. Prince Rakeem - "Ooh We Love You Rakeem"

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February 2, 2006

The Entire Season of the Boondocks

Here are all ten episodes of The Boondocks tv show that aired thus far, provided by the ever generous Jose3030, also an MVP in the Hot 97 "Tsunami Song" protests.

1. Garden Party

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February 3, 2006

Ten Classic Soul Train Clips

I noticed some other files disappearing yesterday, a couple of the most prolific posters were completely wiped out. So enjoy these while you can:

1. Vanity 6 "Nsaty Girl" 1982

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Thirteen Complete Shorts from MST3K

The depths of my nerdiness is revealed, with this compilation of short films from Mystery Science Theater 3000.

1. "A Date With Your Family"

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Coolest Toy Ever

Built out of kevlar and carbon fiber, this miniature figher jet can reach speeds upwards of 280 M.P.H. The models use small jet turbines, functionally identical to those used in actual full-sized jets to achieve remarkable speeds and flying precision.

How To Download And Save Youtube Videos (UPDATED 8/30/07)

UPDATE 8/30/07: Youtube's latest upgrade broke the javimoya and other youtube video downloader solutions, but this firefox plugin still works on the new youtube, and is the best choice right now. If you don't use Firefox, uhhh, well you should really be using Firefox anyway, dude. Download it!

EDIT: As of 11/11/06, youtube has killed the greasemonkey solution below, but you can easily download youtube videos with the tools at keepvid.com or javimoya.com



Youtube Download

As mentioned earlier, many files have been booted from youtube this week, and that's sure to continue as the site keeps growing and drawing more attention. Luckily the fine people here put together a little script that lets you save youtube files on your computer. You can just follow the instructions in that link, but I'll repeat them here because it's a little involved and some key steps are buried in the comments section over there.

  • 1. Install the Greasemonkey Extension for Firefox.

  • 2. Right-click this .js file and select "Install User Script" (if you don't see that option try step one again)

  • 3. Now on every youtube video page there should be a red bar at the top, that says "Save As" to download Flash video. (see screenshots here)

  • 4. Right click the text in the red bar, select "Save Link As," and save the file as a .flv file. Firefox will rty to save it as "get_video.php," you need to change the ".php" to ".flv," and change the first part to whatever you prefer.

  • Now you need to either download a media player that runs .flv files, or download a program that converts them to other file types. Here are links to both:

    FLV PLayers

    FLV Player

    VLC player

    FLV Converters

    Riva FLV Encoder

    Total Video Converter

    And that should do it. Let me know if this works for y'all!

    EDIT: Thanks for the new bit of traffic from Digg, but in all fairness it is undeserved since I was just quoting another guy, who already got Dugg a long time ago. Also, while i'm back in here I'll post another method that many may find easier: http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php

  • February 4, 2006

    Dave Chappelle On Oprah

    [link fixed]

    Here's the complete show courtesy of jose3030:

    Once again, great television from Oprah. I wish they'd gotten deeper into his concerns about the material he was doing, hopefully he'll get to tlak about that more somewhere else. And a few other times I wished she'd let him finish his thought, such as the part about him not being naturally assertive.. but still a great show, and gave me an even greater respect for Dave. The concept of being responsible for everyone who can hear your voice, and not just those who get the joke, is crucial for so many people in media to understand, bloggers perhaps most of all.

    February 6, 2006

    Rare Unaired "Munsters" Pilot (Grandpa R.I.P.!)

    In tribute to the great Grandpa Al Lewis, who I had the honor of working with at WBAI, here's a Munsters rarity, the original pilot that never aired.

    "3 different versions of this episode were filmed. The first was filmed in 1963, and was only 15 minutes in length. It was filmed in color, and featured a slightly different cast. When this didn't sell, CBS went back to the drawing board. A 2nd pilot was filmed in 1964, this time in black and white, and full length. The show sold, but "My Fair Munster" ended up not being the pilot episode ("Munster Masquerade" ended up being the pilot episode). CBS edited the episode to a little over 25 minutes, added a new theme song, and reshot all scenes involving Eddie Munster (different makeup and everything). This is the episode before everything was changed."

    NBA Slam Dunk Contest, 2001

    Vince Carter, Steve Francis, Tracy Mcgrady. Remember these days, when the slam dunk contest had players you actually heard of?

    February 7, 2006

    KMD "Peachfuzz" Video

    Ah yes, the innocent days of our youth:

    Common on the Tavis Smiley Show

    Conscious Rap PBS Lovefest:

    Prince Err, Some Guy on SNL

    Grab this while you can!

    Japanese TV Version of "Spider Man"

    I guess this made the rounds already? In case I'm not the only one who missed it:

    Sly Stone on the Dick Cavett Show, 1970

    One of Sly's previous TV appearances. Just to help us prepare for any weirdness tomorrow night on the Grammys:

    February 8, 2006

    Accident on Japanese Newscast

    Gotta respect the guy for keeping his composure. I wonder if Ted Koppel would handle it this well:

    (or is this really a comedy show and I'm getting hosed?)

    Marvin Gaye Playing Basketball Vs. Don Cornelius

    With Smokey Robinson as referee:

    Graffiti Rock: Treacherous Three Vs. Run-DMC

    Not really much of a "vs." situation, but still a classic clip:

    February 9, 2006

    2006 Grammy Performances

    1. Kanye West and Jamie Foxx

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    February 12, 2006

    Sly Stone Grammy Tribute

    Here it is, every excruciating second of it. Once again, I hope someday you get a worthy tribute, Mr. Stewart.

    February 13, 2006

    Weirdest Grammy Supergroup Ever

    David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, Ben E King, Dion, Graham Nash, Frankie Valli, Johnny Gill and Keith Sweat. Singing Billy Joel's "The Longest Time". Who was it that looked at this song, of all songs, and envisioned these people singing it, of all people? Why, why, why?

    10 More Classic Hip-Hop Videos

    1. Eric B & Rakim "I Ain't No Joke"

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    Bill Withers - Live Acoustic "Ain't No Sunshine" 1972

    On "The Old Grey Whistle Test" show, with a nice little spoken intro:

    February 14, 2006

    Ghostface Dissing Laffy Taffy

    At the recent Wutang concert in Philly.. (audio not so good on this one)

    via okayplayer..

    Five Complete Mike Tyson Matches

    1. Amateur fight vs. some kid named Cortez (Mike at 15!)

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    February 16, 2006

    Hikaru Utada "Keep Tryin'" Video

    I know Anil likes her stuff:

    February 19, 2006

    2006 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    all the best dunks from Nate Robinson and Andre Igoudala at this years' all-star game slam dunk competition. A good one this year, and the only championship the Knicks are gonna see anytime soon!

    February 23, 2006

    Tu B'shvat Hip Hop

    A lesbian hippie-jew and a chassidic dude duke it out in rhyme at a Tu B'shvat seder in Park Slope Brooklyn.

    Prince "Daisy Chain" Video

    I never knew this track even had a video.. and I didn't really need to be reminded of Prince's aborting Eminem cloning experiment, right after Eminem blew up. The track is actually kinda funky though:

    Grab it while you can, likely to disappear.

    Shizuka Arakawa, 2006 Olympics Figure Skating Gold Medal Winner

    Here's the upset winner for ladies' figure skating in the 2006 Olympics, Shizuka Arakawa. Here is her gold medal performance:

    And one from the world championships in 2004:

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    The Infamous Vince Carter/Frederic Weis Dunk

    The saddest thing is, looking back on it, this play makes Frederic Weis the most noteworthy first round draft pick the Knicks have made in the last decade.

    February 24, 2006

    Carmen Electra Kissing Victoria Silvstedt

    This doesn't excite me all that much, but I know folks are looking for it:

    Some info from the superficial:

    "I'm sure there's a perfectly good explanation as to why Carmen Electra and Victoria Silvstedt would be kissing each other like this, but when a bag of money falls in your lap you don't ask why, you just take off your pants and start fondling yourself. Or, uh, some other analogy that sort of makes sense and doesn't end up with me looking like a pervert."

    "I saw that show. It was on TF1's (french tv) "La methode Cauet"... which is a late night. In fact it was a bet Carmen Electra did with Cauet, the show host. She said that Victoria Silvstedt and her would kiss if he snogged another guy on the show. Anyway the two dudes french-kissed and the two girs didnĀ“t. Boy were they disappointed... it was funny 'tho."

    Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone - Ridin "video"

    Riding dirty! Can't any video that employs Tiny "Zeus" Lister:

    Another Korean B-Boy

    Something is wrong with his body:

    Otis Redding on BBC's "Ready Steady Go" in 1966

    Doing "Satisfaction", "Respect" and "My Girl":

    Autistic Basketball Player

    Quick, somebody run and grab the movie rights to this:

    "CBS ran an incredibly powerful story tonight that brings you to your feet and just keeps on giving each and every minute into it. Jason McElway, an autistic high school basketball team member in Rochester NY, served as the team manager and spirit coach for several years. On the final game of the season the coach let him finally put on a uniform with the rest of the team. Watch what happens then... "

    Lil Kim "Whoa" Video

    Kim really needs to get off her high horse, and stop pointing fingers at anybody but but herself. Somebody should have said "whoa" before she let her lawyers take that unwinnable case to trial.

    De La Soul and Double "U Gotta Believe"

    De La Soul and Japanese R&B star Double, teaming up to sing about Parappa the Rapper.. when did this happen and how did I miss it?

    February 25, 2006

    The Daily Show on the Cheney Shooting

    Jon Stewart and crew at their finest:

    February 27, 2006

    Funkadelic Guitar Duel, Mike Hampton vs. Jennifer Lee

    Sounds like they were doing Red Hot Mama? Taped at the Sting in New Britain, CT, in 1995.

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