Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More Like HOT Hand Luke

R.I.P. Paul Newman.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sarah Palin To Get Good And Tight In Center City Before The Debate

My fellow Philadelphians, in case you haven't already heard, Sarah Palin is going to be knockin' back a few shots with hand-picked supporters from 7-ish until 8-ish at Irish Pub at 20th and Walnut tonight. So if you've got your "I'm with stupid -->" t-shirt on today and you want a photo op, tonight's your chance!

Sarah Palin On Alaska's Foreign Neighbors

So here's the actual version of the video I posted earlier. What just struck me about this that hadn't struck me before was this line from Gov. Palin: "It's funny that a comment like that was kind of made to...um, char-...I don't know, you know. Reporters. Mocked, yeah. I guess that's the word, yeah." It's not the fact that she got hamstrung for a moment there - it happens to all of us - it's the, "You know. Reporters!" bit. It's odd on two levels. Last I checked, one, Katie Couric *is* a reporter (though some people may differ with me on that), and two, Sarah Palin majored in journalism. Reporters, indeed!

Putin Rears His Head!


via boingboing

I Personally Believe...

This clip probably best sums up my feelings on the Sarah Palin interview with Katie Couric.

More Palin-tastic fun later!

Lunchtime Poll

Not really. But it is a clip from Heathers.

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. School has been busy, and besides, so many ridiculous things have happened this week, I don't even know where to begin. But I know it will involve video of Sarah Palin being a complete idiot, so check back for that!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dept. of Mindnumbing Irony and General What-the-Fuckery

Had I had coffee in my mouth when I read this tidbit from CNN's Political Ticker, I would have spat it all over my computer. It's good I didn't, so that I could bring you this post. Prominent Hillary Clinton supporter Lady (yes, darling, she's nobility) Lynn Forester de Rothschild (yes, darling, those de Rothschilds), is set to endorse John McCain tomorrow. But she's not your run-of-the-mill PUMA, as her noble title and wealth suggest. Why is she supporting McCain, you ask?
“This is a hard decision for me personally because frankly I don't like him,” she said of Obama in an interview with CNN’s Joe Johns. “I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him.”
Wow. Just...wow. The mind boggles, frankly. All I can think of is those posters from the '80s of rich people leaning on Rolls-Royces with the line "Poverty Sucks" above. In that spirit, I give you the following.

Ahhh. I feel better now.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

LOL Of The Week

A much-needed election-related laugh.

Friday, September 12, 2008


When I saw this on the subway platform the other day, I wondered, Is he covering his face like that because he's embarrassed that he donated sperm and now all of Philadelphia knows? Or did he jizz in his eye?

Good Morning: Debbie Gibson, "Electric Youth"

This video is epic. It has a minute-long intro about how, well, ELECTRIC the YOUTH are. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Of Lipstick and Dipsticks

Sorry for the dearth of posts this week. My first writing assignment is due tomorrow, so I've been a bit scattered. Here's a morsel to tide you over: a screenshot of part of the New York Times website yesterday.

Taken out of context, it reads like something from The Onion. This is what passes for journalism? This is what we care about in a close election? Christ.

Good Morning: Reba McEntire, "Fancy"

I kind of love-hate Reba's cover of this song, but the video is friggin' priceless.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Good Morning: Paula Abdul, "Vibeology"

"Now," you ask, "what does it mean?" Why, it's the study of the chemistry between you and me!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bush To Follow Obama's Plan For Iraq And Afghanistan

Well, how about this: CNN reports that President Bush just announced a withdrawal of 8,000 troops from Iraq by February and an increase of troops in Afghanistan. This is basically what Obama has been saying we should do all along.
Bush said in a speech on Tuesday morning that improving conditions in Iraq will allow a "quiet surge" of American troops to Afghanistan, where there has been a resurgence of the Taliban and a growth in violence.

. . .

[The President announced:] "Over the next several months, we will bring home about 3,400 combat support forces -- including aviation personnel, explosive ordnance teams, combat and construction engineers, military police, and logistical support forces. By November, we will bring home a Marine battalion that is now serving in Anbar province. And in February of 2009, another Army combat brigade will come home.

"This amounts to about 8,000 additional American troops returning home without replacement. And if the progress in Iraq continues to hold, Gen. Petraeus and our military leaders believe additional reductions will be possible in the first half of 2009."
Meanwhile, you have McCain who has no plan for Iraq beyond the word "victory," which he has failed to define in any meaningful way, and his running mate, who believes we're doing God's work there:

The choice in this election is startingly clear.

Good Morning: Billy Ocean, "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car"

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday - law school is a greedy brat when it comes to my time. The theme for this week's morning videos will be Guilty Pleasures.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

If The Real Thing Don't Do The Trick, You Better Make Up Somethin' Quick

TMZ reports that badass rock bitches Ann and Nancy Wilson of TOTALLY FRIGGIN' AWESOME GROUP THAT I LOVE Heart are asking the McCain campaign to stop using their song "Barracuda" as Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate "Sarah Barracuda" Palin's theme song. The video is below. Right on, Wilson sisters!

Good Morning: Pet Shop Boys, "New York City Boy"

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Good Morning: Moby, "Feeling So Real"

Crank up the BPMs, baby!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I Was For It Before I Was Against It

Needs a caption. Seriously, WTF was McCain thinking picking her?!?

Image from Andrew Halcro via Ben Smith

Good Morning: Bob Sinclar, "Feel For You"

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Campbell Brown's Game Is Seriously Tight

Watch her rip McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds a new one in this clip. By the way, what the hell kind of name is Tucker Bounds?


First of all, thanks to everyone who visited JAWNNY over the last few days from Towleroad and Kenneth in the 212. I'm flabbergasted that my lunch break observation was so noteworthy!

Second, I was going to follow up on that post with another one on the s**tshow that is Sarah Palin, but luckily, a friend has already helpfully compiled everything new that's come to light about the Governor of Alaska since she was named the Republican candidate for vice president all of four days ago. Check out The Palin Report for a nice running list of the last few days' events.

Finally, the existence of The Palin Report frees me to do what I do best: strive for humor and silliness. In that spirit, I share with you another shocking resemblance that a member of the Palin clan bears to a celebrity. Bristol Palin kind of looks like - no, not Jamie Lynn Spears - gymnastics badass Shawn Johnson. See for yourself:

Leaving aside the total imprudence of McCain having picked a vice presidential candidate who seems to have an endless stream of bad press associated with her, at least she's brought us some entertainment! And a pregnant daughter who looks like one of the country's recent Olympic heroes.

Good Morning: Cassius, "The Sound of Violence"

This video is so mesmerizing. And the song ain't bad either.