Saturday, September 27, 2008

Statler and Waldorf sound off on American Politics

Getting tired of the election.  Take a break a read this photo article from the New York Times. It features Statler and Waldorf, the old guys in the balcony with their take on this year's election.
Got to love the Muppets.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lost cat returned home after nine years

Here’s a touching story of a lost cat, Dixie, which returned home after being missing for 9 years…


Now that the cat has returned, how will the owner distinguish Dixie from the 20 other cats she owns?

Monday, September 22, 2008

The 2008 Emmys

My DirecTv DVR messed up and I missed the preshow and first half hour, but got enough to see this year's trainwreck.
I just have few thoughts. In the press area, the writer of John Adams complained about not having enough time for his acceptance speech but all this time went to the reality show hosts. I'm sorry, as much as I like writers and their shows, its not the public fault that actors and writers go on strike, halt production on our favorite shows and all that we have are reality shows to watch. Worse its not our fault that we love these shows. Sometimes when you make a stand, you may win but the industry is never the same, thus the popularity of reality shows.
On the other hand, who's the brainiac who thought letting reality show hosts host the emmys was a great idea. What a snozzer! The hosts don't understand comedy and every joke they tiold was far from innovative. Cmon, going to commercial before announcing the winner of best reality show host! Who didn't see that one. Heidi Klum is just not comfortable with comedy. She talks and ad libs way too much when she's nervous. It was very hard to watch.
The whole Laugh In segment was even more uncomfortable and sad to watch.
Loved the bit between Ricky Gervais.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Obama Jokes Taboo?

I was just watching the season premiere of Saturday Night Live with Michael Phelps.  Overall it was pretty funny. Tiny Fey was spot on with her impersonation of Sarah Palin. Even as a Republican, I had to laugh.

I found it interesting that amongst the barrage of McCain and Palin jokes, there was not one joke that entire night that made fun of Obama.  Even during the race between Hillary Clinton and Obama, there were very few jokes poking fun at Barak Obama.

My first thought was that this could be a race thing.  There are certainly comedy taboos that apply to Obama and other African American public figures, but none of those taboos are funny, nor apply to Obama. They will also make fun of Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton.

My second thought is obviously the liberal media and SNL writers really want Obama to win so their attacks are solely on McCain and Palin. But then again, they were pretty ruthless to Hillary Clinton and she certainly has a lot of issues in her life to poke fun.  SNL certainly has had a lot of fun at Hillary’s expense.

My conclusion is that Barak Obama is a boring guy.  Much that came up during the RNC was the fact that Barak has not done anything in his career. And we know very little about his personal life, except that he attends churches where the pastors have questionable character. Aside from that, who is Barak Obama? We don’t know enough about him to make fun of him.  He’s just a middle-aged African-American from the Midwest who has sat in the Senate and voted on legislation.  He’s never headed a committee nor written a piece of legislation.  Really, what do we know if this guy.

My next question is who will be the brave comedian to make the first Barak Obama joke?