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Grafton, Vermont

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Wow, I’ve really ignored this part of my online empire for a while.  Time to make up for that.  Sadly, it’s with sad news…

We moved around a bit when I was a kid, but I spent 3 years in Grafton, Vermont. When looking back at my childhood, those three years have always been my favorite.  Yesterday, Hurricane Irene ripped through Vermont, and Grafton was hard it.  These videos, by Bryce LeVan Cushing, show some of the damage.  It appears that tow of the roads that lead into town (of which there are only four), have been washed away.  Homes I used to ride my bike past on the way to school are gone.  One of the towns historic covered bridges were swept downstream and destroyed.

Though I haven’t been back to Vermont in about 7 years, these videos really depressed me.  So, on that note, I’m going to share them all with you now.


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August 29, 2011 at 10:34 am

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On no, the internets have leaked into real life again!

I love when this happens!

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February 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm

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Man, those McMahon’s are freaks! – ” ‘Freakish’ Find Shocks Southland Woman “

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May 15, 2010 at 8:45 am

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Made me laugh.  Worth the time if you’re a fan!

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May 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm


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If you know me, then you know I love the DOWNFALL meme.

Last night, I was reading Newsweek, (The issue from a week or two ago, with Hilary Clinton on the cover, calling her Obama’s “Bad Cop”), a magazine I normally enjoy.  But, a passage about the DOWNFALL meme in the magazine kinda pissed me off.  No, not kinda, it really got me mad!

They called the meme played out, which, okay, sure, it’s been around a while now and I can understand that some people may be sick of it (I’m not), but hey, that’s their opinion, and I can respect that.  What I could not respect was the way they said it was a good thing that Constantin Films, the production company behind the film, had ordered the DOWNFALL clips off of YouTube.

Why am I angry?  Because this is a case of yet another media company claiming “copyright” in an inappropriate manner, and ignoring the fair use laws that protect this form of parody and remixing.  And, I would think that Newsweek, normally an intelligent publication, would be smart enough to understand the bigger picture.

I’m not the most articulate person when it comes to explaining all of this (without writing a five page essay), so go do some research and educate yourself on the topics of remix culture and copyright vs fair use.  Trust me, these are important subjects in todays digital culture.

And on a somewhat related note…

Brandon Hardesty has been re-enacting scenes from films and posting them to YouTube for a while now.  They are interesting, one man experiments in acting.  Recently, he posted his own version of the (in)famous DOWNFALL scene.  Pretty good, for a non German speaker!

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May 6, 2010 at 9:19 am


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A couple days old now, but…
The DOWNFALL meme is my favorite meme. Recently, YouTube as starting pulling these videos. So of course, someone posted a DOWNFALL video in response to all of this. Enjoy it while you can.

More info HERE

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April 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm

The Daily Mail

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Ze Frank linked to this.  I found it quite clever.

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April 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm