Author Topic: Humorless Politics Thread  (Read 817329 times)

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #510 on: October 06, 2008, 03:04:17 PM »
It might be horrible, but you know everyone would watch it. 

I'd be compelled to seek it out, in the same way Tom has a sick compulsion to see every Kevin Smith movie.

Oh yeah, of course. Me too.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #511 on: October 06, 2008, 03:11:22 PM »
SNL shouldn't ever have politicians guest on the show.

The whole little tradition of that should stop.

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« Reply #512 on: October 06, 2008, 06:12:50 PM »
Let's form a human chain around 30 Rock to prevent Palin from entering the building.

Bryan, I just watched the Tina Fey debate sketch ... you're right, that was great. The guy portraying Biden was surprisingly good ... he was wise enough to go for broad caricature rather than try and do an exact imitation. I'm glad they got somebody besides Darrell Hammond to do it.
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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #513 on: October 06, 2008, 06:21:47 PM »
Yeah, I agree the guy doing Biden was really good.  Darrell Hammond's impressions of politicians are actually more boring and over-studied than the actual politicians.  He's in that Live From Saturday Night book talking about how he studies really hard for his impressions and it's like No Shit, I feel like I'm watching a schizophrenic's audition for Juilliard when I see your Bill Clinton.  It's not funny, it's stilted and kinda scary.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #514 on: October 06, 2008, 09:56:05 PM »
It is true what you say.

This is quite possibly the worst of all things:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyYi_l9MfmM

I heard her say something this morning along the lines of "I'm glad that I'm providing work for Tina Fey".  Yes, the rise of Sarah Palin has lifted Emmy-winner Tina Fey from the depths of obscurity.

Not only that, but they may actually be looking to "spoof" Tina Fey now (David Zucker-style?).  Who says she holds grudges?

Ugh.  Real-life politicians joking around with the people spoofing them is right up there with spoofs of Napolean Dynamite in my "Book of Worst Things".

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #515 on: October 06, 2008, 10:23:50 PM »
This is pretty scary:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaG9d_4zij8[/youtube]
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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #516 on: October 06, 2008, 11:21:03 PM »
who are "they"?
Breakfast- I'm havin' a time
Wheelies- I'm havin' a time
Headlocks- I'm havin' a time
Drunk Tank- not so much a time
George St.- I'm havin' a time
Brenda- I'm havin' a time
Bingo- I'm havin' a time
House Arrest- I'm still havin' a time

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #517 on: October 07, 2008, 12:31:45 AM »
Speaking of the Biden impression, what does Armisen need to do to improve his Obama? Because his current take on it is pretty awful.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #518 on: October 07, 2008, 08:28:24 AM »
Our choice tonight is between the show and the debate. Which will you choose?

I'm listening to the Best Show.
I'll probably go into the wee hours.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #519 on: October 07, 2008, 09:13:54 AM »
Our choice tonight is between the show and the debate. Which will you choose?

I'm listening to the Best Show.

I'm hoping for a running commentary by Spike.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #520 on: October 07, 2008, 09:17:53 AM »
Our choice tonight is between the show and the debate. Which will you choose?

I'm listening to the Best Show.

If it were a regular debate, then the debate.  But a "town hall"?  Best Show by a mile.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #521 on: October 07, 2008, 09:43:43 AM »
Our country is at war, the financial markets are crashing, and this is possibly the most important election of my life thus far.

I'm choosing the debate.

(How's that for humorless?)

Also, read this: http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Vote2008/story?id=5963751&page=1
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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #522 on: October 07, 2008, 10:07:35 AM »
I'll be forgoing all but the last half hour of the show, but only because otherwise I'd have to listen to the debate afterward in order to be able to participate properly in the backseat punditry with which my sister and I fill the early morning hours. 

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #523 on: October 07, 2008, 10:19:42 AM »
The problem with the debate is that it's humorless. Politics are fine, but they should be funny at all times, and lately that hasn't been happening. 

I'm planning to listen to the Best Show and watch the debate with the sound turned down. That should maximize the entertainment value, while minimizing the information level.

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« Reply #524 on: October 07, 2008, 10:21:24 AM »
I don't want to give the impression that I'm not interested in the debate, but I can check it out later if the highlights that I'll see 8,000,000 times compel me. I'm pretty stressed out for all the obvious reasons and a few laughs are just what I need.
I'll probably go into the wee hours.