Sunday, September 28, 2008

Street Fighting

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • Chris Rock premiered his new special on HBO tonight. You know, that guy is pretty funny. He may just have a future in this comedy thing. Seriously though, he was so funny that whatever attempts I make at jokes tonight will seem sort of lame.
    • The cold open on SNL was a spoof of the Katie Couric interview. It was reasonably funny, with Tina Fey still nailing the Palin voice. One of the jokes was that instead of writing lines, Fey just recited the actual responses. It was funny, but didn't have that special something that the first one had.
    • On the other hand, the debate skit was pretty worthless. I was hoping for a bit more. They made fun of both of the candidates fairly equally and they totally missed out on the McCain-not-looking-at-Obama thing. Pretty lame. Go after one or the other, but don't hedge your bets.
    • The best joke in the news was something along the lines of, "The bailout plan will help Main Street as well as Wall Street. Martin Luther King Boulevard, you're still screwed." I was thinking of jokes along the same line last night -- see below. The dispassionate Clinton impersonation during the news was fantastic, by the way.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • I'm just going to think about Paul Newman's passing. He hasn't done anything of note for a while, but all I have to say is: Exodus, Cool Hand Luke, The Sting. I may even watch The Sting tomorrow in honor of him.
  • Jokes and Jokes and Jokes and Jokes:
    • We're all sick of the Main Street/Wall Street thing, right? What we didn't know is that original versions of the plan were meant to help other streets, as well.
    • E Street -- $22 million to ensure that they keep running, as they were born to do.
    • Sesame Street -- $249,000 stimulus program to help with trash can foreclosures.
    • 42nd Street -- $18 for a CD of the show, since it includes the song "We're In The Money" and any bit of positive thinking is a plus.
    • Elm Street -- $50 million to change nightmares to good dreams, so people aren't miserable when they're asleep as well as awake.
    • K Street -- Oh, never mind. I'm sure that Congress wants nothing to do with K Street.
    • 34th Street -- $700 billion because we need a freaking miracle right now.

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