there is anyone in America who hasn’t been watching Rocketboom, with
the charming and goofy Amanda Congdon, they should get with the program.
A simple yet pleasing format features a daily revue of some of the most
idiosyncratic video floating around the web that day.
show, for example, features a disgustingly freaky
expose of a New York City group called the Freegans,
who opt out of the capitalist animal killing conundrum by existing entirely
on free vegetables,
from dumpsters, behind supermarkets, restaurants and bakeries. It’s so
gross, we suspected Spinal Tap mockumentary, but it now has us convinced
its real. Check it out for yourselves.
edition featured the two photo’s above,
which illustrated testimonials on a web site called BloggerBusiness.com.
As Amanda points out, these two shots are from the same office – cleverly
disguised – although one purports to be in Kansas, and the other in California. Note
the same whale photo on the wall, the same ugly lamp shades, and the
same linoleum floor. Ooops. The company has since pulled the CA photo
from its web
site, but its you can’t fool Google’s
We have enjoyed Rocketboon in FireAnt (a stand-alone
video aggregator) and in the iTunes video aggregator, but probably like
it best on it’s own web site, with links to the stories and additional