Every bit of media of Andy Kaufman out there sorted into chronological order.
With Andy Kaufman, it’s important to be able to understand clips in relation to each other. For example, in a Fridays TV Special he hosted, he did a sketch at the end where he got into a big fight with cast over not wanting to read the lines. Then the next week, seemingly forced by the director sitting next to him, had to give an apology.
A guy called Joe did most of the leg work in archiving the brunt of the catalogue. I created a spreadsheet where I synced up a table of television appearences from Kaufman’s wikipedia and a list of life events found on a fan site, then scoured the interwebs for any extra clips, seperated some compilations out and renamed some for clarity. There are still many tv apperances missing and dates of stand up club nights possibly recorded, but neither anywhere easily findable.
For a a much longer list of life events with videos mixed in click here. Plus any suggestions or fixes are super welcome.
First I’ll show it categorised into 4 blocks, then at the end I’ll show it all together. All links are easily downloadable.
Archiving deleted content, giving a snapshot of what vegan content looked like years ago. Mostly from channels who stopped producing content, but some snapshots from channels past where there’s been a big change in direction.
For a longer list of deleted vegan videos not just on my channel, see here.
I’m careful about what I re-upload and do so assuming with most it’s simply content the creator no longer wants front and center of their channel, but wouldn’t mind it being archived elsewhere. I would almost always take down videos if asked, the one exception is whistleblowing bigoted right wing propoganda the creator is trying to cover up.
In Immigrants Against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America (University of Illinois, 2015), Kenyon Zimmer, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas, Arlington, examines the anarchist movements and ideas of immigrants to the United States from the 1880’s through the 1940’s. Using sources in half a dozen different languages, Zimmer builds an in-depth picture of these movements’ achievements and challenges. This book is a definitive transnational history of working-class immigrant radicalism, which suggests that anarchist ideas are very much still relevant today. —Interviewer Max Kaiser
“Free Voice of Labor, traces the history of the Yiddish anarchist newspaper of that name—publishing its final issue after 87 years—as told by its now elderly, but decidedly unbowed staff. Also included is first hand accounts of the labor organizing, propaganda, educational experiments, and monumental contributions from these cherished, if largely unsung, heroes of the American anarchist movement.”—AKPress
“A wonderful evocation of the radical political past and what has become of its activists in their old age. It takes it’s name from the Yiddish anarchist newspaper, which finally died in 1987 at the age of 87. The film is an oral history, given by those who lived through the era. It’s more than merely that, however. It uses clips from old movies, in Yiddish, that dealt with the ugliness of the sweatshop. You hear the Yiddish songs and poems inveighing against oppression and calling for the people to rise up.
But the joy in the film lies in the people who belonged to the movement. They have aged gracefully, with their sentiments unchanged, but with their world different in ways they would never have dreamed of years ago. They speak with humor of demostrations, picket lines, battles of long ago. They speak as Jews, but secular Jews whose visions were of an unbossed universality. They are grandmas and grandpas, as sunny and mellow as any others, but their courage, intelligence and social concern still shines in their faces. They were a movement, mostly nonviolent, unlike the caricature anarchist bomb-thrower, but their families have grown into middle-class America. They no longer fight, but they still think.”—New York Times
Went to see the film in a small cinema in Liverpool. It’s a deeply personal portrayal of his family life and career which affected the lives of so many in this country and internationally, which had people in the cinema tearing up and standing to clap at the end.
Brother outlaws aim to payback a loan on their recently deceased mother’s house, with money taken from the predatory bankers who gave out the high interest loan, betting on them never being able to pay and getting to seize the house.
2 sherrifs, one coming up on retirement, the other a first nations person, wrestle with their modern values in relation to what historical values they’re supposed to have and what it is they’re supposed to be protecting.
Ostensibly a black comedy, Calvary is more often frightening than funny. Father Lavelle (a superb Brendan Gleeson) visits a former pupil-turned-cannibalistic serial killer (played to creepy effect by Gleesons real-life progeny, Domhnall) in prison, and asks what human flesh tastes like; he replies, icily, and with sickening relatability, like pheasant its very gamey. Later, the local doctor, in the form of old-reliable Aidan Gillen, relays the story of a procedure gone wrong, in which a young boy was put under a mishandled dose of anaesthetic for a routine operation and subsequently woke up blind, deaf, dumb and paralysed.
In the horror of a world like that our world Calvary doesn’t treat some unseen force, one which it accepts not everyone can relate to, as the saviour. Instead, it is the good man at the heart of this wicked tale, a man driven by a moral code, who acts as the ultimate hero. Calvary makes the argument that the modern church lives not in the service of God, but in the service of people, and its a film that might even make sense of religion for atheists.
I’ve not become born again after watching Calvary, but McDonaghs film succeeds where Noah didn’t because it tolerates both believers and non-believers equally, and isn’t as violently opposed one way or the other, in the way that, say, The Passion of the Christ was strictly for and PTA’s cynical There Will Be Blood was vehemently against. It takes a long-overdue stand against loud, unglamorous media reports and counters that not all of religion is corrupted. Calvary is a stunning film, not least because it convincingly argues that there are still good people of faith out there, as it successfully speaks to both the religious and non-religious alike.
“Does it bother you that we have no social contract?” House (Hugh Laurie) asks Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) regarding the unique nature of their relationship in this weeks’ House, M.D. episode, appropriately titled “The Social Contract.” While exploring the necessity of the social niceties and collaborative lies we sometimes need in order to survive in society, the story provides a framework for examining House and Wilson’s personalities and their deep friendship — and their own somewhat perverse “social contract.”
At the end of the episode, House asks Wilson if it bothers him that they “don’t have the normal social contract?” But as their conversation continues (Nick’s life resumes as if it had been merely on “pause”) it is clear that House and Wilson do have a social contract. It’s a bit perverse certainly, but it exists. Although House cannot tell Wilson beautiful lies to make him feel better, he can tell him beautiful truths. And for someone who beats himself up out of guilt, beautiful truths can be much more effective — especially coming from House.
Still not sure how I feel about Jim’s portrayal of Andy, but they’re both amazing comedians & actors in their own right. A lot of people want to find and re-watch a scene like this to figure out what it means to them.
It also got put up in this article of a high profile website interviewing celebrities, so it’s reached 179,884 views anyhow.
When it isn’t luridly statistic and demagogic it’s fortunately boring so Mr. Gibson and his father who both support this they claim sometimes we Catholics but actually they are in rebellion against Rome, they’re members of a right-wing schismatic fundamentalist group as I said, have absolutely assured themselves a wave of publicity by picking a quarrel with the Jews and by recycling the most ancient primitive Christian allegations of Christ killing against the Jewish people. In the film the Roman authorities are – pictured as puppets you know in a Jewish Empire completely without power of their own always having to answer to Jewish high priest enforced to torture to death a man who they believed to be innocent, this is this is a very very old slander and misrepresentation it’s unbelievably crued and irresponsible of Gibson to do so he’s done so in order to try and sell tickets I think it’s a great cultural disgrace.
First video I ever uploaded to the channel so I could share on facebook. Having question time on in the background with the family, a British affair that produces little in the way of substance on it’s own, except to get people viewing talking. Still you can say would be an improvement on many countries around the world like leaders having to face a weekly interegation from a house of representatives.
So anyway was welcome sight to see Alex Salmond really hit it out the park summing up both the scottish and brexit referendums and the tabloid press’s impact.
Alex Salmond: Project fear on our economy was a re-run of the Scottish referendum of 2014, the problem is that Mr.Cameron and Osborne didn’t understand that in that case they had the others to do their dirty work; The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Sun. This time they were trying to get the sewage out, but didn’t have the sewer to transmit it to the electorate, because they were on the other side. So they ran a project fear, with no transmision mechanism, but let me tell you, I deplore that, I deprecate that, but that’s nothing like the project fear that divides communities on the basis of the color of a persons skin, and that, I know that people who voted out are not racist, I know that, but I tell you what the campaigns, and not just the unofficial one of UKIP, but the other campaign, featured immigration at their heart, because they believed that was their winning card and indeed it turned out to be their mis-information winning card.
For the longest time abortion remained illegal in Ireland because of the release valve of pressure from women being able to travel to receive treatment abroad. But the work to highlight the awful avoidable deaths of patients who weren’t took a lot of work and eventually resulted in a change in legislation.
Just took a few seconds of searching to find some laughably out of touch hate preachers reaction to the result of the referendum and mixed it with a music video party for how many would be celebrating in Ireland that night.
“Now’s the time for the protestants to step up before the Catholics have an opportunity to do so… I know you guys have fought the Catholics pretty hard before…”
Chris: Are we going to reach that ultimate vegan world? Do you think its’s in our grasp?
Margaret: I think it is, I think that it may take some time to reach you know a hundred percent level, obviously I think that’s going to take a little bit longer to achieve something like that, but I think it’s easily achievable for it to become the majority way of living in the future and I can see people looking down on meat eaters in the future as people who just you know won’t get with the program. I think that that’s more likely, what we’re going to see is this, just because it comes easier to do it, becomes more affordable, I think a lot of people are going to have kind of a post-hok justification of their behavior, a lot of people are going to eat plant-based food, drink plant-based milks, not necessarily because they’re such great people, but because it’s more affordable and then they’re gonna say well I’m vegan, you know? I think that’s gonna happen.
I got the boxset of Tribe on my 14th birthday, I think, used to watch them on my playstation in the corner of my bedroom after everyone had gone to sleep. This spurred me into insisting on getting to join and fundraise for a company taking school groups to Malaysia. The start of my wonderlust. Living with peasent rice farmers and building bamboo bridges over rainy season tributaries with villagers who would blowdart frogs for a late night snack to be roasted on the campfire. I would openly reject the frogs and rice wine to the dismay of my teacher / group leader, a service relationship for tourists in which they didn’t feel the least agreeved, but I did form a welcome bond with many asking sincere questions about what was plain to see of the still mostly feudal society.