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Bush in 30 Seconds

2003-12-20 18:26:17.137436+00 by Diane Reese 4 comments

MoveOn.org has apparently bought some TV time during the week of the State of the Union Address early in '04 and has held a contest for artist-submitted 30-second promos to be shown during those slots, delineating the policies and failed practices of Bush in 30 Seconds. They were astounded to receive over 1,000 entries. They've posted many (most? all?) of them at a site where you can view up to 20 new ones per day and vote on the ones you watch in 4 categories; the 15 finalists will be submitted to a panel for the final selection.

Some of them are silly and amateurish (and I'm glad to report that those tend to receive the lowest scores). But some are darned good, and extremely effective. Two of my favorites so far are What are we teaching our children? and Three Strikes, You're Out.

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#Comment Re: Bush in 30 Seconds made: 2003-12-20 19:27:01.981747+00 by: Shawn

It would be nice if there was a way to view the ads (I'm not as interested in voting - just want to see them) without having to register. I'm so tired of having to register for everything under the sun.

#Comment Re: Bush in 30 Seconds made: 2003-12-20 19:40:07.725423+00 by: Diane Reese

Yeah, unfortunately to view more than individual links (like the 2 I posted above -- which CAN be viewed directly), you do have to register: sorry, forgot to mention that. Registration presumes you're going to vote, and I'm sure they're interested in increasing their e-mailing list, too, let's not be naive.

They say there'll be a site where you can see the top 15 finishers eventually; in the meantime, if you'd like me to send you a set of representative links, which you can use to view individual spots without registering, drop me a line (dereese at mail dot com).

#Comment Re: Bush in 30 Seconds made: 2003-12-23 00:46:50.791095+00 by: Shawn

Whoops. Sorry to be confusing on that point. The direct links worked fine. I should've said, "nice if there was a way to browse the ads without having to register."

#Comment Re: Bush in 30 Seconds made: 2003-12-23 00:55:24.878941+00 by: Shawn [edit history]

Diane; unfortunately, mail.com (like softhome.net) is using SPEWS - which believes my ISP has been hijacked by porn-spammer adulthub - to reject legitimate mail. Upshot is I can't e-mail you directly. (Well okay, I can, but not from my regular personal account.) I'd very much like to see the rest of the offerings. I'd be much appreciative if you could send me that list: dodger@freyheim.net (I'm already on everybody's list. Filters up and holding at 99%, captain.)