October 22, 2004

Post-ALCS Shotgun

In the afterglow of an amazing series, I give you… links.

  • Just Do It (Short, Advertisement, Red Sox)
    • Nike commercial pays tribute to the dreams of Red Sox fans. I’m not a real fan of advertising, but this short sounds a sappy note that is somewhat irresistible.
  • Lie Girls (Short, Political)
    • Not “Live Girls” but lie girls. They’re GOP vixens, and they’ll tell you what you want to hear.
  • Pimp My Stroller (How To)
    • Be the envy of the other infants.
    • Found via David
  • Media Sees Both Sides (Political Cartoon)
    • Ahhh - that’s what fair and balanced means.
  • The Catholic Voting Project presents Cafeteria Catholics (Political, Religious)
  • Jon Stewart Owns Crossfire (TV Clip)
    • If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s JS owning Tucker Carlson.
  • Votergasm (Political)
    • Pledge to withhold sex from non-voters for a week after the election. Or to have sex with a voter. Or become an American Hero by having sex with a voter on election night and withholding sex from non-voters for the next four years.
    • Found via Chuck’s ULev
  • Sinclair Boycott (Political)
    • This is the page organizing the boycott of Sinclair for its plans to sway the election by flexing its programming muscle… on loan from you, the citizenry of this country.
  • Micro-Claymore (How-To)
    • Make this semi-dangerous weapon out of office supplies.
  • 10 Geekiest Hobbies (Article)
    • OK, I’ve had a lot of these hobbies. But I can still laugh about their analysis. It’s way off in many places, but I still got a giggle out of it.
  • Fark: Photoshop O’Reilly’s New Book (Humor, Images)
    • More fun than you can shake a falafel vibrator loofa at.
  • Wrath II (Game)
    • It’s carnage for carnage’s sake. You’re god. Blow up the faithful and faithless alike. And the cows. Stress relief. Ultra violence, cartoon-style.
Posted by James at October 22, 2004 11:24 AM
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I couldn't get either John Stewart Crossfire clip to work, so I went here: http://mediamatters.org/items/200410160003

It's amazing to watch these two CNN guys criticize a COMEDY SHOW HOST for not asking tough questions of politicians.

He tried again and again to explain the difference between what he does and what they do, even going so far as to say if the media looks to comedy shows for cues on how to do their job, we're all in trouble.

They would have none of it. What strange and stupid people. Oh how I long for the days of "Firing Line" that involved William F. Buckley, Jr. engaging in what one site called "intellectual judo" with his guests. And that damned pencil of his. Does anyone suppose it was the same pencil every time?

Posted by: Patti M. at October 22, 2004 1:06 PM

I've updated the link. Thanks! These high-volume links wink out sometimes.

Posted by: James at October 22, 2004 1:38 PM

That link doesn't have the clip. So I guess I'm still looking for a stable clip somewhere for people to watch.

Posted by: James at October 22, 2004 1:41 PM

Hey dude, what happened to the e-voting machine? I thought you were going to include that in this shotgun.

Posted by: Chuck S. at October 22, 2004 2:18 PM

I didn't have a stable link for it. It was not reliable.

Posted by: James at October 22, 2004 2:43 PM

Aha. That Media Matters link does have the video of Jon Stewart. I missed it the first time. Duh.

Posted by: James at October 22, 2004 2:52 PM

Yeah. I think we should all be very scared of him pointing out the difference between comedy and news and them having none of it. They clearly were not expecting what they got from him.

Lie girls was pretty funny, too. As were the comments on the hobbies. I agree that the characterizations were all pretty off base, but the comments were damn funny.

Posted by: briwei at October 22, 2004 3:42 PM

Good lord, Lie Girls was funny!

"Flag-waving, bible-thumping babes are waiting for you! Help them spread some freedom..."

"I'm a cowboy!"

Posted by: Patti M. at October 22, 2004 4:06 PM

oh, thank you so much for the Jon Stewart clip! been wanting to see that... i can't believe the Crossfire guys. 'why weren't you holding his feet to the fire?' man, oh man...

Posted by: beth at October 22, 2004 5:19 PM

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