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March 28, 2007

George: The Intervention

Mike and I have put together a parody of the A&E show Intervention. The person undergoing the intervention is a 60 year-old man named George. You'll have to watch to find out exactly what he's addicted to.

Note that I'm experimenting with little widget buttons, starting with Digg, below. If you use Digg and enjoy this, please make your feelings known.

Posted at March 28, 2007 04:30 PM | TrackBack

"must get... black liquid... energy...... driver! stop! no time for sanctions -- ram through the door of that starbucks! NOW!!!!!!"

Posted by: hibiscus at March 28, 2007 05:34 PM

Skip all this feel good self help crap, this is a case where I come down on the side of victims' rights ;-) Is there a rehab progam in Leavenworth, Kansas? Crawford, TX?

Nice work guys!


Posted by: Bill Moyer at March 28, 2007 08:37 PM

I am surprised that Karl R. isn't there. Or was he part of the addiction?

Posted by: roger at March 28, 2007 11:12 PM

loved the condi-laura-condi ("i love you") bit.
that song at the end is brilliant. the perfect finish, well, except for the guy at the podium, but even then that song fills me with hope. what is it?

Posted by: rey at March 28, 2007 11:40 PM

What no reddit button? How can I reddit you if there's no reddit button damnit!!! We need a reddit button.

Posted by: patience at March 28, 2007 11:40 PM

Great idea...lifeless voice acting. Sorry i gotta be blunt.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at March 29, 2007 10:47 AM

Oh, no. I'm so glad you didn't try to do voices. We didn't need them. That was absolutely brilliant. And I'm with those who fell over at the Laura/Condi thing. Wonderful. Just wonderful.

Posted by: Blue Gal at March 29, 2007 12:59 PM

I'm still giggling! Condi-Laura was funny funny stuff. Loved the invading is genetic bit with HW glaring and then the Dr slowly backing down. Hahaha! And the Genghis Kahn Re-hab in Santa Barbara, priceless! Thanks muchly guys!

Posted by: Dee Loralei at March 29, 2007 03:14 PM

I thought the "lifeless voice acting" was on purpose, and I didn't have a problem with it.

I also thought the Condi-Laura thing was a nice bit. But I think in real life he'd just excuse himself and say he needs to clear some brush or something. But overall I did like it.

Incidentally, if either you or Gerber use photoshop or a similar app, there's a feature in most photo-editing suites that allows you to reverse or rotate an image so if you use the same
picture several times and it's a closeup that looks to say, the left, you can occasionally have it looking to the right, if that makes more sense in the editing context, or just for visual variety.

Posted by: Jonathan Versen at March 29, 2007 03:50 PM

okay. wow. 2nd time is funnier than first. nice editing, guys.

Posted by: hibiscus at March 29, 2007 03:56 PM

nicely done. Content, execution, humor, kudos all around.

Posted by: Wah at March 29, 2007 06:02 PM


Posted by: Batocchio at March 30, 2007 12:30 AM

Freakin' hilarious. As usual.

Posted by: Beverly Bell at April 1, 2007 02:39 AM

I appreciate your sentiment, but Georges addiction has involved criminal acts which have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. A rehab just won't do it. He needs to be impeached, convicted and put in prison for his "Crimes Against Humanity".

Posted by: David Heyer at April 9, 2007 01:27 PM

Count me among the anti-addiction crowd. A very funny video, but sad too in that it spells out so many truths.

This arrogant, blundering fool has cost us untold blood, wealth, and world prestige.

He needs to be dealt with just as David Heyer says.

Come visit me at

Posted by: John Moe at April 9, 2007 04:22 PM

Brilliant work. Loved the music and photo montage at the start. The slides with print on them flashed by too fast; I couldn't read the whole slide. Otherwise, no criticism. Humor with a sharp point: this guy needs to be confronted and stopped.

Posted by: fiona west at April 9, 2007 08:45 PM

Dubya should have been hanged next to Saddam..

Posted by: John at April 15, 2007 07:40 PM

if you could email me the song at the end artist/track that would be awesome. Video is funny as hell nice work!

Posted by: at May 16, 2007 12:50 PM

if you could email me the song at the end artist/track that would be awesome. Video is funny as hell nice work!

Posted by: bry at May 16, 2007 12:51 PM

if you could email me the song at the end artist/track that would be awesome. Video is funny as hell nice work!

Posted by: bry at May 16, 2007 12:53 PM