Humor can be a very effective tool. But it’s grown rather dusty in the toolbox of folks who don’t abide political correctness, outright lies, or other nonsense well. For some reason, the ability to produce witty and effective video has been largely lacking from the common sense, truth telling crowd. Until recently – at least in one arena.
LatmaTV, an Israeli comedy troupe one could liken to America’s Saturday Night Live has begun releasing some very clever videos.
The first video from Latma to soar in popularity was entitled “We Con the World”, styled after “We Are the World”. The “We Con” video reached 1.3+ million views on YouTube when there was a copyright violation complaint from the publisher and YouTube pulled it down from the site. Copyright law is not fuzzy about parodies and spoofs. Apparently, YouTube was merely confused, because on July 8, they restored the video. As of today, it’s up to 2.2 million views:
Following the success of “We Con the World”, Latma put out “The Three Tenors”:
The troupe now has a new website, We Con the World, promising the release of further videos and updates on their activities.
Shelli Dawdy is first and foremost the mother of three children whom she has taught at home via the classical method since removing her children from school in 2001. During her early years as a homeschool mother, she worked part-time as a freelance writer. Born and raised in the Iowa, Shelli and her husband moved to the state of South Dakota in 1997, attracted to its more limited government and friendly tax environment. In 2006, Shelli and her family relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska, when her husband’s employer offered a new position. She took a break from work and politics for a time, recognizing the need to focus solely on her childrens’ schooling with two now of high school age. Distressed by many things she was witnessing on the national political scene and disillusioned about the Republican Party, she decided to start writing again, this time online. Motivated to get involved with others at the grassroots level, she networked with activists on the social media tool, Twitter. She was involved in organizing the first tea party rallies inspired by Rick Santelli’s “rant” on CNBC in February 2009. Recognizing that activism should generate on the local level, she founded Grassroots in Nebraska in March of 2009. The group’s mission is a return to Constitutional, limited government, according to its original meaning. While the group has held several tea party rallies, it’s focus is to take effective action. Among its many projects, GiN successfully coordinated testimony for the hearing of the Nebraska Sovereignty Resolution, networked with other groups to ensure a large show of public support at the hearing, and coordinated follow up support to ensure its passage in April 2010. While working to build up GiN throughout 2009, she was asked to work as writer and producer of the documentary film, A New America, which lays out how Progressivism is responsible for how America has moved away from its Constitutional roots. You can see more of her work on Grassroots in Nebraska (GiN) and StubbornFacts