The Life Unwired with Ben Combee (unwiredben) wrote,
The Life Unwired with Ben Combee

The Show With No Name #271: Iraqi Head Shop

Before last Sunday's show, I'd come up with a bunch of really sick jokes about poor Nick Berg, the American who was beheaded in Iraq. I do feel bad about the situation, but they would just pop into my head, and I had to tell someone. Last Sunday's show title was a reference to one of the more obscure ones: "Did you hear that we're exporting our drug culture to Iraq? They just opened their first head shop."

The show was good. Bryan was off doing film stuff, so I took the directing helm tonight, and mostly kept up with Charlie and Cinco's conversations. Fortunately, Leslie was nearby running the CGs, and was good company in the control room. Our clips varied a lot; there was a really creepy LBJ political ad that juxtaposed a little girl pulling petals off a daisy with the countdown to nuclear annihilation. We had a live performance by Guns 'n' Roses from the late 80's, which led to a funny discussion of how music from that time just wasn't any good. Finally, we had the Austin access TV premier of "I Am Stamos", the short I mentioned during my SXSW 2004 coverage. Our outro was an Internet clip of the Jesus Christ action figure, transferred from Flash animation to DV tape with only a couple of hours of codec hacking.
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