I realized this week that most of my links for you are videos, so that seemed to decide for me: this week is a video centric post! As a result, there aren't many links, but what I do have is worth your time.
1. Today, in Saudi Arabia, tons of women engaged in a unique protest: they drove. For women in Saudi Arabia, driving is illegal. Thus the protest. Videos of women driving are posted all over Youtube, and this is one of them:
Go Saudi Women! I don't think I've ever been so happy to see a video of someone driving. My favorite bit is the fact that she has her three kids sitting in the back, all strapped in their safety belts, just like a soccer mom here in the US. There are so, so, so many things we take for granted, and I cheer in solidarity with the Saudi Women as they fight against discrimination and unjust laws. What a model that mother is for her little girl.
2. Last night, Rachel Maddow opened her show with an amazing segment of commentary about the Weiner scandal, which I commented on yesterday. The fact that news is not driven by "newsworthiness" but rather ratings is shameful.
It's long, but it's worth your time.
3. I like commencement speeches a lot. I like Conan O'Brien a lot. So it makes sense, then, that I would like a Conan O'Brien commencement speech. I was right. Here it is:
4. I don't really like The View. Listening to people who don't know what they're talking about yell at each other every morning is not my idea of a good way to start the day. That said, occasionally, something is said that makes a good point. Whoopi Golberg provided that this week:
5. And last, but definitely not least, the video I have watched at least three times a day, every day this week. The Tonys were this week, and with them came the first nationwide look at the musical the creators of South Park put together. Yup, you read that right. It's The Book of Mormon and this performance alone was enough to make me buy the soundtrack.
There are your five videos for the week. Enjoy!