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Black on Beck

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Lewis Black always tickles my funnybone, but this here is a classic.

Hey Glenn, you call that a rant? That’s not a rant – THIS is a rant:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Back in Black – Glenn Beck’s Nazi Tourette’s
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

And let’s welcome to the language a new phrase: Nazi Tourette’s.

Written by slothropia

May 14th, 2010 at 1:12 am

Has Obama Slain Satire?

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Good news. The U.S. is not the only country with a corporate media that misinforms and provides a home for brain dead pundits and critics.

Take yer Globe and Mail for example. Here’s a column by G&M teevee critic Andrew Ryan in which we learn that Bill Maher will have nothing to say when Real Time returns tonight. You see, Maher, like all late night teevee comedians hates Republicans and loves Democrats, especially POTUS Obama. Ergo, no more jokes about politics.

Yup, satire is dead. Nothing left to ridicule on either side of the aisle. What a relief. Now I’ll have more time to watch reality shows.

I can declare, without irony or sarcasm, that satire will always find targets as long as humans remain humans. Said targets are not necessarily political but many political targets remain. Michael Steele, for example, or Joe Biden when he is in gaffe mode.

Then there’s an apparently inexhaustible supply of material like this:

Apparently Brother Ryan does not like Maher, perhaps because like my far, far better half he finds the Real Time host too snarky. He (sometimes) makes me laugh out loud, but the best part of Real time is of course the panel discussion segment. I for one am looking forward to Maher’s return.

Written by slothropia

February 20th, 2009 at 11:44 am