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November 19, 2007

"privacy"



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Woah, I was just on the site, and there was no video, then I was there, and there WAS video! It's like magic!

Posted by: Floipoid at November 19, 2007 6:00 PM

Thanks, Ze!

Awesome! So the government knows I'm mad at them for calling in my friend to work on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Maybe they'll do something about it... or not.

Posted by: Kake at November 19, 2007 6:15 PM

That's the Ze we know and love: stubble and a high falsetto.

Maybe if the gov't is watching everything I do, they could do me a favor by filing and cross referencing all my notebooks. That'd save me heaps of time.

Posted by: Johannes Golden at November 19, 2007 6:32 PM

Im so glad to see some new videos... its been a while ze

Posted by: Mattfah at November 19, 2007 7:28 PM

just to say it's lovely to have your outlook on the world back, if only temporarily
not many things make me laugh and think in equal measures

Posted by: Nocashvalue at November 19, 2007 7:38 PM

I seem to remember this quote--If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.

and then this other one (oscar wilde, methinks)-- if you're going to tell the truth, you'd better make them laugh, or they'll kill you.

Both come to mind. Both are important. Sheeeeyoooot.

Posted by: habile b at November 19, 2007 7:54 PM

More! I want MOAR!

Posted by: David Watson at November 19, 2007 8:11 PM

If you google "fuits siled" it asks you if you meant "fruit salad".
Then it brings up a lot of articles in Latin, Irish, Middle English, Llocano, etc. that may or may not be about fruit salad.
Hmm.

Posted by: Diana B. at November 19, 2007 8:15 PM

Ze, thanks for keeping us company during the writer's strike.
I miss you when you aren't make videos for us:)

...and thanks for posting the "scared" podcast on i-tunes. Everyone I share it with loves it. The video fits it joyously.

How 'bout a privacy song?

Posted by: schmoopy43 at November 19, 2007 8:38 PM

The current administration has taken the confusing, yet fascinating work of art that is the English language and smashed it into an unintelligible wad of clay. With everything being 'redefined' all the time, how are we supposed to communicate? Maybe new jobs for translators will emerge as a result? A Congress to English dictionary? er, sumthin?

Posted by: kaninchen at November 19, 2007 8:39 PM

ze says: "President Bush has vetoed to threaten the bill..."

Hmmm...appears garblized locutions is contagimous.

Posted by: xanax at November 19, 2007 8:53 PM

me so happy yous back, ze!

Posted by: adam at November 19, 2007 9:39 PM

heh, sweetness. And hilarious too!

Posted by: the_wakeful at November 19, 2007 9:48 PM

We are a Republic actually. Not a Democracy.

Only a Republic can ensure that the peoples rights are not infringed upon by the government.
In a democracy, if the simple majority wants to allow the government to snoop, they can.
A Republic must follow due process and the Constitution.
The sad thing is, our current representatives don't understand how to operate our Republic.

Posted by: dan at November 19, 2007 10:08 PM

Ze, are you taking over for Conan in '09? Is that why you're still in NYC?

Posted by: Alex at November 19, 2007 10:09 PM

“big brother is watching you”

Posted by: Gen at November 19, 2007 10:51 PM

S-s-something from Ze yes yes.

Why is it the Bush Administration is interested in eroding 'Muricans privacy while bolstering their own... er, something.

Clearly you're not hosted by AT&T. Or maybe you are, and I'm one of the lucky one's who saw this. Wait, what's those black helicopters doing outside my window?

Thaks Ze for continuing to think so I don't have to.

Quack!

Posted by: imageWrangler at November 19, 2007 11:12 PM

My god. I love you Ze.

Posted by: Luke at November 19, 2007 11:35 PM

awesome
I would like to redefine the word for politician

Posted by: Q-Dragon at November 19, 2007 11:49 PM

All this not making shows seems to be making you angry. May I recommend making more shows to let out your anger?

Posted by: kimastergeorge at November 20, 2007 12:21 AM

I find I'm too busy being scared by the government to be scared by what they tell me to be scared about...

There needs to be a word for that.

I've just been calling it "Thedubya".

Posted by: Neologician at November 20, 2007 12:49 AM

democracy? is that another word for, Stick Um Up And Bend... never mind

Posted by: puppies&kittens at November 20, 2007 2:39 AM

OMG! You know that feeling when you've broken an addiction? And you think, "I've beaten it. I've really done it." And then you go to a party and...wake up naked with one sock on wondering where the last 12 hours went? No? Well, that's probably a good thing.

Anyway, that's what seeing Ze again was kinda like. Now I'm just a ball 'o jonesing for more. I'd forgotten what that felt like. You know, in a good way.

Thanks, Ze!!!

Posted by: TwistedOtter at November 20, 2007 2:43 AM

mussy mussy lawdy lawdy.

nice jammies. :D

Posted by: Marianne at November 20, 2007 3:25 AM

I wish all my news included spoonerisms.

Posted by: prom77 at November 20, 2007 5:19 AM

on a scale of one to awesome this rates "very high"

Posted by: Jana Mills at November 20, 2007 8:25 AM

I know its going to be a good day when I wake up to you kicking our government in the nads.

Feels great doesnt it? =]

Posted by: Jaunell at November 20, 2007 10:05 AM

Great to have you back makin' media, Ze. The world wasn't the same without you.

Posted by: Jan / The Faux Press at November 20, 2007 10:29 AM

thanks, ze! you're good company!!!

Posted by: arugala at November 20, 2007 12:23 PM

That wasn't technically a spoonerism...

Posted by: Johannes Golden at November 20, 2007 12:34 PM

I heard about this funny business via NPR and I was happy to hear more about it from you.

Thanks again, Ze!

Posted by: jeremy at November 20, 2007 1:43 PM

great show. my phone's long distance was cut off after i called my mother in germany. they said they were protecting me from unusual call patterns. i had just changed companies and it was the first call i had made. i've been in ten ten heaven since.
.
perhaps we should declare ourselves as living in a theocracy as we praise an idea of democracy - a simulacrum of it - but have never truly experienced it. its like j.b. watson's (or was it skinner?) pigeons. random conditioning. the pellets are randomly released, with no relation to the behavior of the pigeon. the pigeon assumes that the behavior in which they engaged prior to the release of the pellet caused the pellet to be released. we assign behavior (voting) to outcome (election results) but the relation is not causal at all. we follow more of the pattern of taboo ritual when discussing the state of democracy and do not allow ourselves for public discussion (against display rules, to be the cause of discomfort) concerning an apparent theocratic approach to governmental process. i'm a cross dressing hard charger. can't help it. its strange though, that when processes are obscured, the institutions that run them recieve a religious following. i wonder if there are other examples. (patriotism/religion are synonymous?)

Posted by: chris stevens at November 20, 2007 1:46 PM

Hey Ze
I loved the ad for "thermaclear" at the end of this posting. I'm thinking if we wanted to launch an ad campaign for a "new and improved" zit zapper we could call it "Therma-new!-clear"

Whaddaya think?!?!

TD

Posted by: TomD at November 20, 2007 1:57 PM

Ha! Well done!
This is the sort of thing I'd like to see on Fox or MSNBC. Finally a serious treatment of serious issues. The irony is delicious.

We sure do need a change. If you can make a video that will cause Ron Paul to get elected, I would be oh-so-grateful.

Posted by: Paul at November 20, 2007 2:56 PM

brilliant.

-jay was here!

Posted by: jay aoyama at November 20, 2007 7:05 PM

Ze, watching these videos makes me nostalgic for the times when you were making the show, but unfortunately, the bland white background sort of ruins the friendly feeling your older videos gave me. Please replace it with something else (I don't really care what, as long as it's exciting).

Posted by: Cypress at November 20, 2007 9:07 PM

And this, just after I got done telling cute wth chris that he might be my Ze replacement- will you ever forgive me?

Posted by: Snugglewumpus at November 20, 2007 11:47 PM

ze, i thought you were gone after the show ended, but i was wrong!
yay!
more please, if you feel like it.
you rock.

Posted by: ParadiseVegeCheeseBurger at November 21, 2007 12:03 AM

Please don't leave us when the strike is over.
It's great having you back on screen.

Posted by: skywise32 at November 21, 2007 12:52 AM

hehe, at 1:20 he said "vetoed to threaten the bill." nice.

Posted by: thatoneguy at November 21, 2007 1:54 AM

you're filling that void left by Colbert and Stewart.

thank you.

seriously, big thanks from down south.

Posted by: groonk at November 21, 2007 3:40 AM

I like the fact that there was an ad for pimples after the video. Or against them? I don't know.

Posted by: Dominik at November 21, 2007 3:51 AM

I love the reframing in 1:30-1:45 and the words that bring it to the point on 1:46.

Posted by: Michael at November 21, 2007 4:12 AM

Huzzah! This site is now officially my homepage once more!
Continue with more videos and it'll stay that way. *Nostalgic shiver*

You're a genius.

Posted by: Blackmirth at November 21, 2007 2:58 PM

your hair looks better every day.

Posted by: sara at November 21, 2007 4:56 PM

Aww, you baaackkk!!! Missed you!

Don't leave it til the next strike to come back.

Redrosie in UK

Posted by: Redrosie at November 22, 2007 8:53 AM

It's like a new episode of The Show! Holy happiness!

And I agree that perhaps the new song should be about privacy. Or maybe you will want to keep that one to yourself and not share it...

Posted by: phoenixieohp at November 22, 2007 10:47 PM

The day after T-giving has become Thanksgetting! Yippee!

thank YOU.

oh, and democracy: the institution of making fun of the populace. recently by mocking our rights.

xoxo

Posted by: gypsy sister at November 23, 2007 3:32 PM

P. S. Link: http://onegoodmove.org/1gm/1gmarchive/2007/11/gonzo_pawned.html#comments

I went to FSU for me masters, and I gotta admit, nice work, gator boyz!

Posted by: gypsy sister at November 23, 2007 3:46 PM

Frank,

I was looking at space 5 on your homepage trying to imagine beautiful things.

I figure you should put up some impeach bush banner here. Better jet, make it a banner contest.

http://www.impeachbush.org

1 million it isn't very much?

You have 2.6 million in the army.

Imagine how pretty the world would be :-)

Posted by: gaby de wilde at November 23, 2007 7:27 PM

government + corporations => fascism.

eeeee!

Posted by: jk at November 23, 2007 9:41 PM

But wait, there's more!! On Using cell phones to pinpoint whereabouts of "Suspects":

"... Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein of the Southern District of New York, approving a request for cell-site data, wrote that because the government did not install the "tracking device" and the user chose to carry the phone and permit transmission of its information to a carrier, no warrant was needed."

(see? by carrying a cell phone you were giving permission for government officals to track your whereabouts-- you didnt read that in the fine print???)

"Justice Department officials said to the best of their knowledge, agents are obtaining court approval unless the carriersprovide the data voluntarily."

UNLESS the carriers provide the data voluntarily.... hmmm and its so convenient that carriers figure if the government asked for it, it must be legal....and important....

[quoted from Washington Post: Cellphone Tracking Powers on Request- Secret Warrants Granted Without Probable Cause
By Ellen Nakashima Friday, November 23, 2007; Page A01]

Posted by: AW at November 23, 2007 10:13 PM

nice show, zefrank. thanks.

Posted by: duus at November 25, 2007 4:25 PM

Awesome, Ze. I miss the show... still loving the site.

Posted by: Will at November 25, 2007 9:55 PM

The only thing that could have made that clip better was if you threw up scrabble pieces!

I love you, please don't leave me again....yes I know I sound desparate

Posted by: Lindsay at November 27, 2007 1:23 PM

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