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SNL: Cold Open Was Solid, Rest Was Luke-Warm

by on Sep.15, 2008, under politics, TV

With rumors of an Obama appearance, this Saturday I found myself doing something I can hardly every remember doing – getting excited to watch Saturday Night Live.  Sure, I’ve enjoyed it from time to time.  I’m as big a fan of sketch comedy as anyone.  But never a die-hard fan of the show.  But having been watching weeks of telelvision this summer ripe with satirical potential (e.g., the Olympics, the conventions), I’ve been itching to see how the SNL crew might capitalize on some of this.  I was initially greeted with some of the political humor that I was thirsting for, but most of the rest of the show turned out to be a bit less pallatable. (continue reading…)

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Muddy Mud …

by on Aug.27, 2008, under politics

NOTE:  Before continuing, I want to note that the following words are not meant as harsh so much as sardonic, satirical, and generally a reflection of my own bemusement.  So if any of it seems to come from a place of malice, that is not my intent.

I’ve been watching coverage of the DNC spottily (word?).  Last night I happened to catch some of Larry King Live afterward and had the misfortune of watching a certain Ms. Elizabeth Joyce talk about her “Just Say No Deal” stance in regard to Obama.  From what I could gather from the garbled responses to King’s questions, it seems that she feels (as a prior Hillary supporter) she has been shafted by the DNC and not given adequate reason to give her vote to Barrack. (continue reading…)

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