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A collection of excerpts from different video clips, most of which have aired on various Weinberg-produced shows. Clips are: an excerpt from the pool feed of the Nixon resignation speech; an excerpt from the Thai food vendor clip, in which a Thai street vendor cooks a dish and then throws it high into the air, where it is caught, on a plate, by a man across the street; excerpt from the clip where President G.H.W. Bush is introduced as a "freedom-farter"; an excerpt from the video shot in New York City's garment district where worker on the street talks about the current fashions while polka-dotted dresses are flown down to him on wire; an excerpt from a clip in which a Chinese man talks about his fresh fish at New York City produce market; an except from a video where two young girls from New York City talk about wanting to see the movie "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover" because it is rated NC-17, and they want to know what adult movies are all about; an excerpt from a tape in which a small boy tries to interview pigs; at the Earth Day celebrations in Washington, D.C., Popeye joins the ecology movement. "I'm Popeye the sailor man, I recycle my spinach can...Anyone who pollutes the air, earth, or ocean is nothing more than a criminal!"; an except from a video in which giraffes in a stable are fed, one giraffe licks the camera lens; a humorous clip where a mannequin dressed as Uncle Sam topples over and people scramble to right him; an excerpt from "Overnight Man", in which Joe Cummings mispronounces the name of a world leader while on the air at WBBM radio, and then scolds an offscreen person for allowing him to mispronounce the name.

The tape is followed by about a minute of black, then there is raw footage from an interview with a man that seems to own some sort of nostalgia or kitsch museum in California. Most of the conversation has to do with the cultural outlook for the 1990’s. This may have been produced by Starr Sutherland.



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