Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Word To Your Very Old Republican Mother

  • The Monologue:
    • This article cracks me up. Republicans like more popular shows than Democrats. Democrats like better ones, but also some really stupid ones. Surprised that 30 Rock wasn't higher on the Democrat side. I like some from both lists, but most of my favorites are on the Dem side. This also makes me think of a Def Comedy Jam-style routine...
    • Republicans are all like, "We like The Mentalist. CBS is great." Democrats are all like, "CBS is for old people. We like the Kardashians!"
    • No, seriously, a lot of the shows on the Republican side are on CBS, which dominates the "nearing the afterlife*" demographic.
    • This one is sweet, but the teaser on Yahoo read: "Bay Area bear is a war vet," which, you know, could mean a number of things.
    • *If you believe in an afterlife.
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Sons of Anarchy did get a lot more focused this week after biding its time plot-wise all season. I especially like that they brought back the main plot from the first season of Jax questioning the direction of the MC. They had strayed way too far from that.
    • I'm basically ripping off a Kornheiser rant from the other day, but he's right. Tina Fey won the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, awarded by the Kennedy Center to the person who best symbolizes comedy for their time. The past winners include Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Steve Martin, Carl Reiner, and Richard Pryor. Fey is certainly one of the great current comedy minds. Here's who hasn't won: Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and many others. Fey's comedy, from 30 Rock to the Palin impersonation, has reflected today's society, but I'd argue that Woody Allen is the greatest living comedy mind. I know the Kennedy Center is trying to get press, but put aside even Rock and Seinfeld; Tina Fey does not deserve any non-gender-specific award for comedy that Woody Allen or Mel Brooks hasn't yet won.
  • Random Video:
    • Twenty -- twenty -- years ago today, To The Extreme hit #1 on the US charts and stayed there for sixteen weeks. There was a list of the top 100 rap songs somewhere on-line (so bad that I don't feel like looking for it) that had, in its top ten, two Beastie Boys songs, two Eminem songs, and this song. I think we'll revisit this rap song thing in the future, but until then... Yo, VIP, kick it.

1 comment:

Marissa said...

And progressives like Psych, because it's what the Mentalist would be if it were any good (and funny)