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A few weeks ago I started reading the whole work of Hunter S. Thompson and I love it. The more I read, the more I found his notes to the congress of the democratic party 1968 in Chicago. I heard about the riots before, but never saw pictures of it. So I started youtube (what else?) and found this two vids.

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Part 2:

Ok, this is not the newest shit on the net, but it´s worth to remind. The discussions about the copyright, the freedom of information, the rights of artists and the big players in media business are still going on. So I decided to post the documentary about copyright again. It´s a free work and it would be cool, if you would donate to these guys.

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Ok, I wrote a few days ago, why I think Monterey was the more important rock festival of the 1960´s. During the last days there was a bombardment of woodstock music, documentation, parties, hippie shit all over the media. I even suddenly got into a “woodstock party” here in cologne. Damn. So I thought it would be cool to post another part of the Monterey Festival.
I found an old documentation on the ZDF (second german public broadcasting). For the interviews you will need german, for the music of course not.

Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9

If you come – like me – from germany, than you have the decision between two types of documentaries. The first one is produced by the public broadcasting, mostly boring stuff. Sometimes a little bit investigative, but most of the time with a very dry try of education. The other type is the “documentary” made by the private broadcasting. It´s mixed with elements bought in the united states or great britain or it´s terrible cheap produced, without any sense of humour or in any way interesting. You can choise between “how to make the world biggest hamburger” or “the biggest cranes in the world”. As a widely interested guy, I searched for something more serious but nevertheless interesting documentary. And I found Louis Theroux from BBC. His way to present himself and to be investigativ, without being an asshole is furious. It´s hard to descripe his style, so you have to make your own opinion. I´m not sure if it´s legal to link to his documentaries I found on youtube, so you have to search for yourself. You will find a lot of stuff online. Try out “americas most hated family” or his documentary about private security agencies in Johannesburg, South Africa. Just amazing, I wish there would be someone in germany who would do documentaries in that way.

As my first posting I thought this video is perfect. I´m not quite sure how I found it, but this is amazing. Even if you are not a friend of the right-wing Walt Disney, this is amazing to see. A few years ago some workers found this material, it was filmed during the construction work of the first Disneyland in California. In the background you will hear the comments of one of the architects (?). He told that he was engaged in the work in California and also in the construction of Euro Disneyland in Paris. What you will see is the work of just two month from plane to the first opening.

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Part 3

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Part 5


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