Shrub Watch
December 09, 2002
A Lesson On Kissinger History and Current Events From The Daily Show

Jon Stewart's Daily Show is one of the best things on television right now. Lately, the shows are so newsworthy and informative (besides being totally hilarious) that I've decided to start showing clips from them here. (Now that I am set up to do so by recording from my TiVO into my camera and then capturing that into my computer and generating a quicktime from that.)

My first creation is a three minute montage made up of clips from some of last week's sequences on Henry Kissinger, the recent appointee to chair the Shrub's committee to investigate 911 (57 MB):

The Daily Show On Kissinger (from 12/04/02) (MP4 - 10 MB)

Update: 10/23/03 - new format that should work better for everyone and play within the browser.

Note: Let me know if these videos work for everyone ok? And if not, what platform and application you're using to view it, etc. I'm trying to figure out what set of formats I need to provide my footage can be accessible to everyone.

I'm also ready to help walk you through the process if need be getting set up to view video if you're not already so you can follow along on my various video expeditions.

So please email me at if you're having trouble of any kind. Thanks!

Posted by Lisa at December 09, 2002 11:10 AM | TrackBack
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I was able to right-click and do a "Save target as..." on Windows XP to pull down the file. It then played back just fine - although it did take about 8 minutes to DL.

Considering your bandwidth restrictions (I assume you've already talked with your provider as to what they are), you may want to consider other formats with more compression such as the everpresent DiVX format.

Also, I'm a tad curious as to the "fair use" provision in terms of a three minute clip. Have you already talked with Comedy Central about this?

In general, I think being able to share something you've seen and then talk with people you know actually saw it is a great idea. Just wonder if the technology is actually up to this yet. Guess this is the experiment that helps find out.

Thanks for the clip,

Posted by: Ewan Grantham on December 10, 2002 06:21 AM

Argh. Divx is a near-Windows only format. You'd alienate MacOS people (for now, at least -- expect that to change next year). Quicktime would alienate Linux users.

MPEG is the most universal format, but also may be the largest. Decisions, decisions.

Posted by: Eric Hancock on December 10, 2002 09:31 AM
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