Friday, April 30, 2010


  • The Monologue:
    • I have no good jokes, so here's a topic for discussion. Were the Founding Fathers conservative or liberal?
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • The editing in tonight's Survivor felt either weak or deceptive. The end result was not surprising in the least even though they tried as hard as they could to make it feel like it was.
    • Here's what I meant by the Lady Antebellum/Michelle Bachmann thing. It's the 0:56 mark (and probably others) on this video from Idol and this picture. Maybe I'm reaching. I think it's mostly in the eyes.
    • Tony Kornheiser had a great thing this morning about how the best comeback for anything is to ask the person: "Is you mother a prostitute?"
  • Random Music Video:
    • We had Count Basie earlier this week, but today is the 111th anniversary of the birth of DC's greatest artist. Without doing research, I'd guess that Duke Ellington may be the best DC native, period. He deserves more than one video.


Marissa said...

The views of the Founding Fathers spanned ideological views just as wide if not wider than conservative/liberal.

Josh said...

I'm reading a book that makes the case that Puritanism is inherently conservative and led to the relative lack of imagination (for instance, Franklin was more practical than a dreamer). However, the concept of breaking away from what you know to form a new government is not conservative in the least and, therefore, they were potentially quite liberal.