I think this deadpan (東京オンリーピック 開会式＜フルバージョン＞) animated take-off of the Olympics may be one of the subversively funniest videos of the year....
As he says, "the giant motorized pigeons feasting on acrobats [and]...[t]he giant Buddha sweeping teams of competitors off his tongue into the Olympic pool" are alone worth the time. But there so much more.
"Who in the what now?" I hear you thinking. "Joe the---oh, you mean this guy?"
No: Joe. JOE WURZELBACHER. Joe the Plumber? McCain's pal? Remember him? Sure you do. Big block-headed guy---claims to be a plumber--- summoned up out of obscurity by McCain during one of the debates? Nothing?
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by Blue Stockings | First, check out his opinion piece at Politico, where he mentions her along with other "quiet" GOP reformers busily enforcing those ends-in-themselves for the unreflecting "thinkers" of the GOP, small government and lower taxes.
I am struck by how many of my colleagues around the country were quietly
advancing the kinds of reforms and conservative principles that
Washington politicians would do well to emulate.
by Blue Stockings | Palin is interviewed. Turkeys are slaughtered in the background. I'm just not sure how to interpret that. Or rather, I can't improve on HuffPost.
Some videos you just have to see to believe. On Thursday, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin appeared in Wasilla in order to pardon a local turkey in anticipation of Thanksgiving. This proved to be a slightly absurd but ultimately unremarkable event. But what came next was positively surreal. After the pardon Palin proceeded to do an interview with a local TV station while the turkeys were being SLAUGHTERED in the background!! Seemingly oblivious to the gruesomeness going on over her shoulder, she carries on talking for over three minutes. Watch the video below to see for yourself. Be warned, it's kind of gruesome.
Yeah, it is. But maybe it will do people good to see where their food comes from?
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by Blue Stockings | Oh, Chris Matthews. All is forgiven. While we mention this video elsewhere, I just had to post it here and for prosperity. Or if not for prosperity, for my own entertainment. When I'm feeling blue, or down, or pessimistic that the wingers will go on causing trouble, I want to have it within easy reach.
Wow, I just read at John Cole that this jackass
is in line to lead the House Republicans? You know, I'm trying not to
get all puffed up, what with president-elect Barack Obama, the
increased Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, the impending
smackdown of Joe Lieberman, and the coming civil war in the Republican
party, but these guys are just making it too easy.
by Nicholas | OMFG!! It looks as though John McCain’s dignified concession speech is about as good as it gets as far as the Republicans are concerned. Of course, any losing side in an election will hold an inquest, examine where its weaknesses were and generally make plans to do better next time. One or two sacrificial heads may roll -- that is to be expected -- but in general it’s always a good thing to keep recriminations as restrained as possible
Things in the Republican camp may be a bit more vigorous than that right now. If we are to believe what we read and hear (And why shouldn’t we? The meltdown is delicious!) there is a vast build-up of latent hostility between the McCain camp and the Palin camp that is about erupt into a bout of name calling , finger pointing and backstabbing . And Sarah herself it seems, is not the adorable bimbo everyone thought she was. Okay, she was a bimbo, but not adorable (Well, some people thought she was adorable. I always found her repulsive). We all know that she had no idea what the function of the Vice President is, and that she seemed to think that the First Amendment existed to protect her from the probing questions of reporters. Now it appears that she didn’t know which countries were included in NAFTA. And she thought that Africa was a country, not an entire continent. Yes, she could always be advised about these facts but surely, someone who wanted to understudy the presidency, who has reached the age of 44 and who has been through university, should already know these things. These aren’t arcane details of something outside the mainstream -- these are essential facts.
Have a look at this page from the Huffington Post and make sure you play the clip from The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News network, which isn’t exactly known for its love of the Democrats. Tantrums? Paper throwing? Making her staff weep? So much for adorable. America had a narrow escape last Tuesday.