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Keith Olbermann Reads Tom Tomorrow

December 2nd, 2007 · No Comments · Comedy, Comics, Culture, Media, News, Politics, TV, Video

Here are your Sunday funnies, courtesy of Keith Olbermann reading Tom Tomorrow channeling Bill O’Reilly, bestowing The Falafel Truth upon America’s young people.   *** UPDATE: Should have included this before — you can read the whole cartoon here.  

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Flight of the Conchords

November 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Comedy, Culture, Music, TV, Video

Oh my heavens, these guys are wonderful. I just bumped Flight of the Conchords to the top of my Netflix queue. “Bret You Got It Goin’ On”:   … boom ow ow. I think sometimes you hear what you want to hear. “Think About It”:   Those two both via Candorville. And now, because we […]

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Chicago Notes: Spukt, Sweat Girls, Mr. Fluxus, Andy Bayiates, and More

November 10th, 2007 · No Comments · Astrology, Blogs, Books, Chicago, Comedy, Culture, Fantasy, Fiction, Foreign Policy, Fringe, History, Journal, Lit, Neo-Futurists, News, Performance, Politics, Theater

It’s been ages since I’ve done one of these little Chicago roundups, but there are so many head-splittingly good things going on this week that it seems like a dandy time to reinstate the tradition. • First up, this weekend is the opening of the brand-new Theater Oobleck show Spukt, written by the mercurial Dave […]

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Support the Writers Guild Strike

November 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Activism, Comedy, Culture, Film, Heroes, History, Labor, News, Science Fiction, TV, Video

Here’s a snappy little video explaining why.   As Miss Laura notes, the writers have even tried relaxing their demand for that luxurious extra 4 cents per DVD. They said they’d be willing to settle for the measly 4 cents they’re already getting, if they can just please be paid for their work on Internet […]

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The War on Halloween, Anderson Cooper, and Keith Olbermann’s O’Reilly Defense Initiative

October 22nd, 2007 · 8 Comments · Climate Change, Comedy, Culture, Journalism, Media, Politics, Video

Here’s a little video roundup to keep you entertained while I try to scrape together the time to post something more substantial. First off, Mr. Colbert points out the enormous black-and-orange elephant in the living room … the War on Halloween! That’s not going to be very popular in the candy corn belt.  He really […]

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The Bright Side of Death

September 15th, 2007 · No Comments · Activism, Comedy, Culture, Health, Healthcare Crisis, History, Human Rights, Politics, The Economy, Stupid, Video

This week’s smash-hit viral video is a cheery little mash-up in which a Monty Python classic gets its peanut butter in the chocolate of the modern-day healthcare crisis.   … and here’s the handy action link. If William Jennings Bryan were alive today, he might say something about not crucifying mankind upon a Cross of […]

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The Nod: Wednesday, September 19 (with a Moving Addendum)

September 12th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Blogs, Chicago, Comedy, Culture, Fringe, Journal, Kiwi, Meta, Mr. Blue, Neo-Futurists, News, Performance, Theater

Next Wednesday, September 19, I’m going to be participating in a way-fun event called The Nod, in which some of Chicago’s best bloggers will be reading posts from their blogs live at the Uptown Writer’s Space. And for some reason they’ve asked me to be on the bill, as well. Possibly to make the rest […]

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Colbert on the Klingon-Republican Alliance

September 12th, 2007 · No Comments · Comedy, Culture, Foreign Policy, Media, Peace, Politics, TV, Video

Stephen notices the Republicans’ rhetorical reliance on the word honor, and points out who else tends to use that word a lot.  

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Senator Larry Craig vs. Avenue Q, and Butch Otter Goes Shopping

August 31st, 2007 · 4 Comments · Comedy, Culture, Journalism, Media, Performance, Politics, Theater, Video

Proving that the Republican Party truly is just one big puppet show:   … I can’t find it now, but I swear that at some point in the 24 hours after the Craig story broke, there was a headline referring to him as “Toilet Sex Senator.” And of course my first thought was that The […]

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Daily Kos Diary: Gonzales Doesn’t Recall Resigning

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments · Blogs, Comedy, Culture, News, Politics

Perfect. Just go read it. When you rip off this joke later you can always claim you didn’t recall reading it on Daily Kos first. ****** UPDATE: On a more serious note — on the front page of Daily Kos, Trapper John spells out what needs to not happen next: The Gonzales Justice Department was […]

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Video: Fox’s War Drums, Colbert’s Water Fight, and Stewart on Bush’s Magical History Tour

August 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Comedy, Culture, Foreign Policy, History, Journalism, Media, News, Peace, Pets, Politics, TV, Video

A few video clips from the past week: First up, here’s a scary video compiled by documentarian Robert Greenwald showing how Fox “News” is beating the drum for war with Iran … watch them repeatedly engaging in the same kind of propaganda and scaremongering they used during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in […]

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Olbermann on O’Reilly, Colbert on Huckabee, and Stewart on Kristol

August 17th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Comedy, Culture, Foreign Policy, Journalism, Media, Politics, TV, Video

Keith Olbermann explains why Bill O’Reilly is no less than two of the three worst people in the world. (Hint: It includes defaming someone as being anti-semitic … who was actually attacking anti-semitism!)   I Stomach Huckabee: Colbert on the Iowa straw poll. Oh, and watch for the moment when the Governor threatens to break […]

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Boiling Some Cabbage with the Smothers Brothers

August 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Comedy, Culture, Music, TV, Video

Because I could use a little cheering up tonight … some classic Smothers Brothers. Remember, if you’re a folksinger, when someone says “take it” you are obligated to take it.   And here’s an updated version of “Cabbage” from the 80s. Now with bonus naked bacon!   Poor Tommy … all those years later and […]

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A Magical MASH-Up

July 27th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Blogs, Books, Comedy, Culture, Fantasy, Fiction, TV

Jim over at empty-handed.com finally figured out who this Harry Potter person everyone keeps talking about is. And he has provided no less than five new books chronicling the adventures of this popular character. The results are pure wizardry! With, um, surgical precision. And lucky you, I’ve giving you links to the whole five-book series. […]

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