Uncommon Indicator: Energy Drinks Video

Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 11:31 PM

Sure, the deadline for Your Uncommon Economic Indicators Video Contest is still a whole week away (June 21st), but sometimes turning in your work early has its benefits. In this case, we feature the first video submission to our contest created specifically as an uncommon economic indicator.

F.G. Illustrated: Hala Hala's Uncommon Economic Indicator from Isaac Littlejohn Eddy.

Why a video contest? We've enjoyed reading and hearing your observations on the recession. Now we want to see them. By screening the finalists to our live WNYC audience and to the larger audience with Rooftop Films, together we are telling the story about how the economy is affecting all of us.

Your video doesn't have to be fancy. Just make it a personal observation on an event, behavior or change caused by the economic crises. Use the recording equipment you have, think about how to tell us what you know, and send in the video.

Click Here: Official Rules and Instructions

Grand Prize: Screening with RTF

Rooftop Films
is excited to be part of this video contest and screen the winning video on top of the city skyline this summer. Their 2009 Summer Series will include 44 events around Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx every weekend from May to September.

picture-13Runners up will receive lunch by the Dumpling Diva Marja Samsom at the Kitchen Club in SoHo, or a WNYC gift bag.


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FG Illustrated: A Talkie! - The Local - Fort-Green

[...] submitted to the Brian Lehrer radio show’s Uncommon Economic Indicators video contest and has lived on the show’s site since Monday. But now it lives here, too. Enjoy. — [...]

Jun. 19 2009 09:50 PM
Thomas Brown

Unshackle the hand…
House of care, the game has been written
Interfere with nature…you’ll get bitten
Know that it is supply and demand
Your character however is your passion to command

The defect, the wild card …the hazard … The Reserve
The House… can trust and confidence it preserve
The dare … sans gold, a multiple out of control
Has stretched and fractioned the metric to date
Unshackle the hand…it’s getting late

Stir and stimulate
It’s double toil the tool of trouble
Triple ready’s the new bubble
Ante up for obligations direct and moral
Easing … Hood wink seizing...Robin those that make
Moving goods and services to those that take

Unshackle the hand… as while we deteriorate
Butterfly wing can’t correlate
Risk… guarantees so effortlessly bet
By those so divine… so driven... so set

The mother of all spawning spoiled sisters and brothers
Fannie and Freddie going shy on the future fortunes of others
Unshackle the hand…let new form creations
The veiled stimulation a stacked deck of reallocations

Teleprompters cannot say what wizards lay
Natures markets correct ... by the way… all pay
Impeach the accusers who preach and now mate with the abusers
Seek no more regulation; your authorization … keep fair and free from manipulation
The game of bail… monopolies of all variations… you hail as we all fail
Our economy for sale…for burial…. now shovel ready
Unshackle the hand… allow markets to steady

Ford-ward will move Fiat as green- back shoots seed
Unshackle the hand… is the what we need
Unshackle “The Invisible Hand” may God speed

©Thomas Brown June 13 2009

Jun. 18 2009 04:25 PM

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