Monthly Archives: September 2011

Option One for Republicans, Option Two for Democrats

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Don’t Count Rick Perry Out Just Yet . . .

. . . after all, he’s got Candy Rapper and Double K in his corner. My favorite part, other than rhyming “campaigning” with “camplaining,” is when they point to a picture of George W. Bush while rapping about Rick Perry. … Continue reading

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The Longest Argument – ‘Bridesmaids’ Extra

Here’s one of the extra features from Bridesmaids. It’s Kristen Wiig demonstrating why one does not engage with haters.

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Decency Doesn’t Sell Here

Charles Pierce at The Politics Blog at Esquire: It is not possible to run for president as a Republican these days without at some level having to become a parody of yourself. Running within a radicalized, self-contained universe with its … Continue reading

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Did SNL Steal a Sketch from The Ruckus?

Writer and comedian Brian Adams does a side by side comparison of The Ruckus’ “Forget Me Not,” which has been performed live in Boston seven times since May 2011, with “My Dying Wish,” which was performed on the SNL Season … Continue reading

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Want to Consume a Franchise This Weekend?

Here’s Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of distribution, talking about the success of the studio’s rerelease of The Lion King: The studio has not yet decided how long or how widely the film would play theatrically after the Blu-ray release, Hollis … Continue reading

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Where Oh Where Is All This Bigotry Coming From?

Booergate continues! Following up on my post from yesterday, I checked in with Althouse earlier today and, sure enough, she had revisited the controversy of Who Booed the Gay Soldier at the Republican Debate: I have listened to the video … Continue reading

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Seize the Ausländer!

By now you’ve probably seen the footage of the crowd at the Republican debate last night booing Stephen Hill, a gay solider who asked about DADT. Well don’t worry, because Althouse has it all figured out and, surprise, surprise, she … Continue reading

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The Sky(lab) is Falling

This Stephen Colbert piece on the falling satellite reminded me of this classic bit from John Belushi. Never caught the reference to the World Trade Center before, which is kind of creepy in its prescience. From 1979.

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LA is Safe, Aint Gonna Quake

The Week has an addictive app called the Bad Opinion Generator. Click it and get a colossally wrong opinion. Click it again and get another. And on and on. After about ten, begin to feel smart and right. Ignore those … Continue reading

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