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The Buried Life: 100 Things To Do Before You Die

Aah the blissful optimism of youth! Way back in 2006, the four buddies that are The Buried Life set off, equipped with little more than a video camera, an R.V, and an insatiable appetite for that crazy game they call “life” to travel across the States, with a mission to knock items off their “100 things to do before I die” list. From the Steve-O inspired (go down a mountain on a longboard), to the socially conscious (help someone build a house), they vowed to help a stranger achieve a life goal for each item they accomplished. Lucky for them, not so long ago, the execs at MTV had been scratching their addled heads in search of new ideas to win back their audiences who, bored of escapist trash, turned off in search of Obama-style civic-minded optimism. They wooed the Buried Life boys with an offer they couldn’t refuse (presumably), and Bingo! The boys will be back this summer with 53 more missions to complete, and lots of strangers to pleasantly surprise.

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The Buried Life in the New York Times: CLICK HERE



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JOSH WOLF ON THE COLBERT REPORT

 

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Many of you will remember the vile fate of Josh Wolf. Josh, an American video blogger, was jailed by a Federal district court on August 1, 2006 for refusing to turn over a collection of videotapes he recorded during a July 2005 demonstration in San Francisco, California (to see both the published video and the original footage: CLICK HERE). He served 226 days in prison, longer than any other journalist in U.S. history has served for protecting source materials (BBC article: CLICK HERE). He was finally released on April 3, 2007. (New York Times article: CLICK HERE). Now Josh is running for mayor of the city of San Francisco. We hereby show you Josh’s recent appearance on one of the funniest and smartest television shows in the USA, The Colbert Report. Enjoy!

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The Revolution Will Be Televised (Josh’s vlog): CLICK HERE
Josh Wolf for Mayor (Josh’s political blog): CLICK HERE
More on Josh Wolf (Wikipedia): CLICK HERE
More on Stephen Colbert (Wikipedia): CLICK HERE