Friday, March 10, 2006
Monday, March 06, 2006
Bat Country, by IMBJR, I think
Sunday, March 05, 2006
(Don't believe the hype:) I BET YOU'D LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR WHEN THIS SON OF ARM & HAMMER GOES DOWN...
Below is a letter just written and sent to the The Boston Globe and The Daily Show re:
WHY JON STEWART ISN'T FUNNY
(by Michael Kalin, 2005 graduate of Harvard College, editorial The Boston Globe, 2006-03-03)
THE SELECTION of Jon Stewart as the host for Sunday night's 2006 Oscars undoubtedly marks a career milestone for the aspiring king of late-night comedy. Unfortunately, however, the ascension of Stewart and "The Daily Show" into the public eye is no laughing matter. Stewart's ever-increasing popularity among young viewers directly correlates with the declining influence of progressive thought in America. Coincidence? I think not. Let me explain...
[It blah blah blahs on from there. And here now then is Michael from Brokeback Mountains to Michael from Harvard]
Rev. Dr. Mike Burns AKA thewaymouth AKA the great blowholio:
Michael Kalin claims The Daily Show ("TDS") leads to a holier than thou attitude which causes members of the Democratic party to drop out rather than in, to politics ("Why Jon Stewart isn't funny," Page A19, Mar 3). Why then enter Marlon Brando please, as Stanley Kowalski in Streetcar Named Desire: "And do you know what I say? Ha ha!"
I've been a constant viewer from day one of TDS, and every year since I have grown more politically active and outspoken, as well as financially invested in saving the country now.
Back pre- "Shock & Awe Shucks, We're Going To Blow It Again," the US media, including the Globe and "The New York Fucking Times, man," buried the story of the largest ever anti-war demonstrations the world over. TDS is the only American news show not on public TV that has shined a constant bright light on the post 9/11, eighty-six-six-six number this Worst-ever presi-dunce-y has done to what used to be one hell of a country.
Jon Stewart cares deeply about our future and it shows when he interviews learned members of both sides of the political debate of the sad, sorry state we're in. Last year more young people registered and voted than ever in US history. They showed that their shock & awe TDS laughter & anger is an energy.
If I sound bitter and brittle, like supposedly Hillary Clinton does (my candidate in '08, by the way) it may be because A), I'm so impatient for change, B), unlike Mr. Kalin I didn't get into Harvard and so didn't get to have it made for life ever after, with the documentation to show I know more and am better than everyone else, and C), I'm not awesomely funny like Jon Stewart.