January 2, 2012 Leave a comment
Over the weekend, some friends introduced me to this marvelously camp cover of Pink’s “Get The Party Started,” by Dame Shirley Bassey. She has to know what she’s doing, right?
progressive politics and regressive entertainment. like peanut and butter.
Sidesplitter has a review up of its favorite comedy podcasts from 2011. It includes a special category for my favorite of the favorites, Marc Maron’s WTF, acknowledging that he has pushed the whole medium forward.
It is through Marc that a great deal of people learned that Podcasts were not just that weird word below “TV Shows” on the iTunes library but a medium where serious art is being made. When people talk about the legendary episodes, it’s usually Judd Apatow, Dane Cook, Louis C.K., or Carlos Mencia, which were all from 2010 but this season had some less touted but equally as brilliant moments.
OK, first I was wearing the same tie [the last time you interviewed me], and so I need to go out and buy some ties. But it was my choice. And, you know, this is just a very tough decision.
–Rep. Steve King to Candy Crawley, Jan. 1, 2012
They flirted with Bachmann. They flirted with Perry.
They flirted with Cain, which was not very wise.
They flirted with Gingrich. And now it’s Santorum.
But choose? It’s been tough for them choosing their ties.
January 2, 2012 1 Comment
With the end of romance ushering in the New Year for Katy Perry and Russell Perry, now might be a good time to remember how they first arrived in the public consciousness. Neither of these attempts show them at the top of their game, but you can see the prototype of what was to come.
Over the weekend, President Obama signed some horrific legislation. As The Huffington Post wrote,
Indefinite military detention of Americans became the law of the land Saturday, as President Barack Obama signed a defense bill that codified that authority, even as he said he would not use it.