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The Old Negro Space Program (short film parody of Ken Burns documentaries)
negrospaceprogram.com ^ | 2004 | Andy Bobrow

Posted on 04/04/2005 10:10:57 PM PDT by EveningStar

The shocking-but-false story of America's Blackstronauts

(Excerpt) Read more at negrospaceprogram.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: astronautprogram; kenburns; nasa; nassa; oldnegrospaceprogram; parody; satire; segregation; spaceprogram; wheresdoriskgoodwin
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This ten minute film is a hilarious parody of Ken Burns documentaries (Contains some, but not much, profanity).

See link to view or download.

1 posted on 04/04/2005 10:10:58 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: .cnI redruM; c21sac; 68 grunt; A. Patriot; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abundy; acad1228; adx; ...

ping


2 posted on 04/04/2005 10:12:12 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I'm having trouble with the download part.


3 posted on 04/04/2005 10:17:36 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

You'll have to pick the right option. You may want to skip downloading for now and pick the Java Playerless Streaming option. I don't know if this site can handle many hits.


4 posted on 04/04/2005 10:20:42 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: All

5 posted on 04/04/2005 10:22:47 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Brilliant, and hilarious!

Thanks!


6 posted on 04/04/2005 10:23:32 PM PDT by JennysCool (Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.)
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To: EveningStar

LOL


7 posted on 04/04/2005 10:26:43 PM PDT by joyce11111
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To: EveningStar

Very funny. I had to use that stinkin' IE to see it, but funny none the less.

Off topic, why is Mozilla so weird about video files? 9 times out of 10 I have to go to IE to see this stuff.


8 posted on 04/04/2005 10:30:07 PM PDT by radiohead
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To: EveningStar; mhking

Regarding post 5, I don't regard this as funny. Is this what the whole thing is like?


9 posted on 04/04/2005 10:31:14 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: EveningStar

save


10 posted on 04/04/2005 10:32:54 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: EveningStar
Thanks. Funny as hell. The Sullivan Ballou letter parody was great.
11 posted on 04/04/2005 10:34:13 PM PDT by zarf
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To: Judith Anne

It's what I said. A 10 minute parody of Ken Burns documentaries. Watch the whole thing and pay attention to detail. :)


12 posted on 04/04/2005 10:37:03 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: radiohead

I don't know.


13 posted on 04/04/2005 10:38:41 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Great picture. Are there any others?


14 posted on 04/04/2005 10:43:48 PM PDT by mjtobias (Our love for Terri was immense; her parents' love was infinite; God's love is everlasting.)
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To: mjtobias

It's a film. Did you watch it? I haven't checked to see if these folks have made any other films.


15 posted on 04/04/2005 10:47:48 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I didn't find anything humorous at that site.


16 posted on 04/04/2005 10:47:48 PM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

You have to play the movie.


17 posted on 04/04/2005 10:48:45 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: zarf

Yeah, the "letter home" is priceless ...


18 posted on 04/04/2005 10:51:11 PM PDT by JennysCool (Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.)
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To: JennysCool

Yes. From a space capsule. LOL.


19 posted on 04/04/2005 10:52:51 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Ok.

Will try tomorrow and get a good laugh early in the morning. It's getting late here.


20 posted on 04/04/2005 10:57:11 PM PDT by mjtobias (Our love for Terri was immense; her parents' love was infinite; God's love is everlasting.)
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To: EveningStar; Jim Robinson
I remember when FR was better than this. If this was a comedy site, whohoo.

Just one man's opinion. And since it is not my site, it is not my opinion that counts.

21 posted on 04/04/2005 11:01:39 PM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: EveningStar

Thanks for the bump. Downloading now.


22 posted on 04/04/2005 11:01:49 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: TheOtherOne

Watch the film. It's hilarious.


23 posted on 04/04/2005 11:03:54 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I gotta say... It was pretty funny. :) Thank you for lightening my day. :)


24 posted on 04/04/2005 11:06:34 PM PDT by PureSolace (A Conservative bases his politics from his morals, and a Liberal bases his morals from his politics.)
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To: EveningStar

Humor is subjective. I didn't happen to find it humorous, although I have nothing against those who do. I just wish I didn't happen upon it here.


25 posted on 04/04/2005 11:07:18 PM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: Judith Anne

Its narrated by, and stars African-American actors. It is a send-up of Ken Burns' documentary about the baseball 'Negro Leagues'.

It is side-splittingly funny. I am still crying from laughing so hard.

But you've got to pay attention to the subtlety or you'll miss half the gags.....


26 posted on 04/04/2005 11:08:17 PM PDT by Al Simmons (4-time 'W' voter, 1994-2004.)
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To: TheOtherOne

With the way things have been here for the last month, everyone could use a laugh, including the owner. That IS why you pinged him isn't it?


27 posted on 04/04/2005 11:08:54 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Al Simmons

Yep. It's in the details. ;)


28 posted on 04/04/2005 11:09:53 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Funny stuff, kudos to the person that discovered it!!!!!!!


29 posted on 04/04/2005 11:10:59 PM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (Remember when conservatives embraced the rule of law?)
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To: radiohead

The video applications are built for IE, so until Firefox gets more share, they will always interact oddly with it.


30 posted on 04/04/2005 11:11:54 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: Aeronaut

Ping this to the aviation group.


31 posted on 04/04/2005 11:12:28 PM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (Remember when conservatives embraced the rule of law?)
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To: Central Scrutiniser

I found it on another site. I don't know how that guy ever found it but I agree with you. :)


32 posted on 04/04/2005 11:13:04 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: TheOtherOne

gee Mr. Grumpy


33 posted on 04/04/2005 11:13:10 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: TheOtherOne

Not everything has to be some serious political discussion.


34 posted on 04/04/2005 11:13:39 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: EveningStar; Jim Robinson
Honestly, I hope Jim finds it funny.
35 posted on 04/04/2005 11:14:01 PM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: EveningStar

Wow! I laughed out loud!

Too bad we've got a few wet blankets whining...

Man--IT'S COLD UP HERE!!!!


36 posted on 04/04/2005 11:14:31 PM PDT by Scarchin (Lone conservative teacher)
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To: rwfromkansas

no shit


37 posted on 04/04/2005 11:14:37 PM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: Scarchin

It's #$%^&*@ cold!!!


38 posted on 04/04/2005 11:15:41 PM PDT by JennysCool (Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.)
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To: Scarchin

who's whining? Aren't we all just expressing our opinions?


39 posted on 04/04/2005 11:15:51 PM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: TheOtherOne

It was quite funny and done by black americans, it was submitted for and recieved some awards.

Its a spoof, of Ken Burns, the photography, the stills, the obtuse experts, the music.

Brilliant.


40 posted on 04/04/2005 11:16:20 PM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (Remember when conservatives embraced the rule of law?)
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To: Scarchin

I loved the letter home, and the whites only capsule.

brilliant.


41 posted on 04/04/2005 11:17:10 PM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (Remember when conservatives embraced the rule of law?)
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To: Central Scrutiniser
This is my last post...(so as not to take away from this thread)

Am I not allowed my opinion, must everyone like it?

42 posted on 04/04/2005 11:17:56 PM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: TheOtherOne

He can just ban it.

Lots of sites on the web have linked it, its a best of the web site.


43 posted on 04/04/2005 11:18:11 PM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (Remember when conservatives embraced the rule of law?)
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To: Scarchin
:) What a RIOT! My fav was the Cadillac crashed into the moon just behind the Lunar Lander. "NASSA Got there First". Or "Stinky Joe" on fire...hehehe oh golly...
In 2004, this won the Best Film Award at the First Sundays Film Festival. It was also an official selection at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and the Calgary International Film Festival.

44 posted on 04/04/2005 11:19:28 PM PDT by Mongeaux
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To: TheOtherOne

Your post was also info'd to JRob - that smacks of "tattletale" to me.

Whatever...


45 posted on 04/04/2005 11:19:51 PM PDT by Scarchin (Lone conservative teacher)
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To: TheOtherOne

No, if you didn't like it, that's OK.

I saw "Million Dollar Baby" a few weeks back and thought it was crap, poorly written, acted and unoriginal.

All opinions are welcome!


46 posted on 04/04/2005 11:20:01 PM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (Remember when conservatives embraced the rule of law?)
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To: EveningStar

Love Dr. Fingeroot. I think I had him as my sociology professor.


47 posted on 04/04/2005 11:21:05 PM PDT by Clemenza (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms: The Other Holy Trinity)
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To: JennysCool

It was cold..or..if I may..freezing...chilly...so to speak.


48 posted on 04/04/2005 11:21:18 PM PDT by Scarchin (Lone conservative teacher)
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To: TheOtherOne

You're whining in bold, now.


49 posted on 04/04/2005 11:23:26 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Scarchin
"Dear Sarah, the indications are very strong that I shall attempt reentry tomorrow. And lest I should not be able to write you again I feel impelled to write a few lines that they may fall under your eye when I am no more."

"It sure is ****in' COLD up here! Yes sir, I 'bout froze my m*********in' n*ts off! G****mn, space is one cold m********ker!"

"Sarah, my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me to you with mighty cables only omnipotence can break. But S**t woman it is cold a F*** up here!"
50 posted on 04/04/2005 11:37:00 PM PDT by Mongeaux
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