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They Do it & Do it again

Once again I am completely impressed with what this band has been able to create in a community with this song. Think what you will of their music or attitude, (believe me I definitely think they have gone cheese-bomb) but this is one thing music can do that no other art can. This is a great example of the power of music, (even if you're not a fan). Okay they had some help by technology and video too ;-) First the incredible Canadian LipDub now this. Check it out, original air date 10/13/09.

Happy New Year.




Here's the LipDub Version. Just as impressive & completely different

Up in the Air - Ashman movie Review

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Sugar Coating.

After watching Up in the Air on the eve of a Christmas where there are more people out of work than in any point in my lifetime it becomes abundantly clear that Jason Reitman has lived a life of privilege and nepotism that hasn't lead him to deal with real suffering. In what's being labeled as the movie of "our time", he puts the protagonist (George Clooney) as a job terminator who's real job is not to care. Sounds good on paper but when the people who suffer so much just equate to window dressing to make us feel something for the rich guy my appreciation for the film evaporates up in the air.

Not that there aren't things to like in this film. The performances by the two female leads Vera Farmiga & Anna Kendrick are stellar. It's such a nice change to see more than one female do damage in a film that centers on the male ego. There's some fun dialogue, cameos and jokes but this is largely a film to go see to feel safe from the c…

Do the Green Thing: Buy Nothing

by Bonnie Alter, London on 12.21.09
(re-post from treehugger.com)

For those of you in the last throes of Christmas shopping, here's the answer to what you could get the remaining few on your list, and it is available on Amazon, oops, Amazero.com. As the description says, buy Nothing: it's "Compact, lightweight and easy to carry, incredibly durable, fits into your briefcase and co-ordinates with everything in your wardrobe."

It was created by Green Thing, a not-for-profit public service and a clever website that inspires people to lead a greener life. It's goal is inspiring green action.They use good design, quirkiness and ingenuity to encourage people to get involved in green initiatives in 7 different areas.

Glove Love is another one of their projects. It's a glove story: as they say "no one needs a single glove, everybody needs some glove love."

They rescue single gloves, clean them, make a new pair, sew in a classy label and sell them for £5. They mig…

Christmas blues, reds, greens & whites.

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I think Christmas was invented by pre-Scientologists to make people miserable. But it's fun for the kids though.

My new Comedy Reel, by Asher Glaser

Enjoy my friends!

-Ash

Flip is a funny dude

An clip from one of my TNC interviews of comics and musicians. Find more on the YouTube channel thursdaynightcombo.

Help Heather & Shaw win their Dream Wedding!

Vote for my good friends Heather & Shaw to win a Dream Wedding from US Weekly & Wedding Channel.com. It only takes 2 seconds and it's super easy!

JUST CLICK HERE!

Voting Ends June 18, 2009.


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Not so Fast & Furious

Fresh out of the oven and into your computer. See Asher's take on Vin Diesel and the Fast & Furiousfranchise.

Watch & Vote! I made the first round and I need your votes!

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http://herndon.thedoorpost.com/humility/mechanic/

This is an amazing competition. The top 10 films earn $35 GRAND to make their next film. The winner of that top 10 get $100 GRAND for a feature! Help me make my next film with a budget by watching MECHANIC and voting. I need your help! Thanks and much love!

-Asher

Wetback Millionaire (Slumdog Millionaire Parody)

Watch this now...it is your Dethhhhtiny.

A Special Valentine Message of Love

Love is all Around us

What a difference a day makes

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Can you believe that on the first day on the job Obama closes Gitmo, busts out a modern hip new website, and supports Roe v. Wade? After all these horror stories we've seen and heard, and complete denial of reality, (See The Road to Guantanimo) Obama steps in and slams the doors on the worst offender of torture: The U.S.

Thank God.

I wonder; what was Bush thinking? I wonder what he was thinking all day on Tuesday as he say almost 1.5 million people jubilantly cheering on their new president. I wonder if the protests that ushered him into office came to mind. Of course he wouldn't need to think that far back because there were protesters sending him off too. That look he gave Obama after he finished his speech was classic. One of "Fuck, that guy is good. Wish I could have given a speech like that. Then again, I never really tried." He walked off to his helicopter with his tail between his legs. On Bush's last press conference he said that the breadth and s…

Finally! A president who believes in separation of Church & State.

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updated 10:48 p.m. EST, Thu January 22, 2009 from CNN.com

Amid protests, Obama backs 'right to choose' on Roe anniversary



WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama affirmed his support for a woman's "right to choose" on Thursday, the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that led to the legalization of abortion, as thousands of anti-abortion activists descended on the National Mall to challenge his position.
President Obama issued a statement defending Roe v. Wade for protecting "women's health and reproductive freedom."

President Obama issued a statement defending Roe v. Wade for protecting "women's health and reproductive freedom."

Roe v. Wade "not only protects women's health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters," Obama said in a statement.

The landmark 1973 decision held that a woman's right to abortion was protected by the…

Jay Lamont on Michael McDonald, Patti LaBelle

Jay Rocks. This is from the show we did in December. He is headlining Jan. 29. Watch for it!

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