5/30/2006 Add a comment
snap culture: May 2006
5/17/2006 Add a comment
5/16/2006 Add a comment
NBC's two television shows about SNL-like television shows (Tina Fey's comedy "30 Rock" and the Aaron Sorkin drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") should be worth checking out at least once next fall, though Heffernan cautions that the Sorkin production "looks like a bust."
5/15/2006 Add a comment
Also, if you like his pieces in Slate, you should check out his book, The Undercover Economist, which Ben will surely be glad to know that I have been enjoying.
Finally, my apologies for not posting recently... I've had a busy three weeks. I'll try to do a good blitz of posting this week before I disappear for another week.
5/10/2006 Add a comment
But what would you add to the list? I often quote
"Don't you hate pants?"
"I'll kill myself if Portugal doesn't win!" (though I usually quote it the other way around)
"All work and no play make Homer something something."
"In theory, communism works."
"My eyes, the goggles do nothing!"
"Let that be a lesson to the rest of you...nuts."
and then the drunk-quote classics:
"you don't know me!"
"this guy over here, this is the guy."
"so I says, you can keep your stinking money, 'cause I don't want it!"
and many, many more in everyday conversation. The A.V. Club opened up a comments page with more gems. Of course, lists of Simpson's quotes are everywhere. And I mean everywhere. Here's some of their favorites at Right Wing News.
5/03/2006 Add a comment
I can't believe pundits are saying he bombed or fell flat. See the discussions on the Times and Post. Of course the audience there didn't like it, he was ripping them all new assholes! Only Scalia seemed to truly appreciate being made fun of, which is too bad because I still can't stand him.
The exact same thing goes at the Academy Awards, where I thought Chris Rock and Jon Stewart each did a great job tearing into the Hollywood elite. But of course people there didn't appreciate it, so watching it at home, it looks like he's bombing to the audience. Meanwhile i'm laughing hysterically.
If you tell the president he's an incompentent pile of crap and the president doesn't laugh, does that mean you're not funny? Of course not. Someone needs to explain this to the media. Don't expect the people being smacked to enjoy themselves. They're too self-absorbed to realize when jokes made about them are funny. Colbert's material wasn't for their amusement, it was for ours.