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The Onion, was, as always on fire. Starting with an oldie, but a goodie. From Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over‘ to Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job to Nation Finally Shitty Enough To Make Social Progress
And if you’re an Obama fan “eager to give Barack the benefit of the doubt, and proud and excited about the change you’ve helped bring the nation” do you really want Jon Stewart sitting on the sidelines, taking potshots at your hero?
Ricky Gervais talking about the election.
Whatever will the comics mock? The end of the satirical industrial complex?
The chuckles produced during the George W. Bush era by a veritable legion of satirists and comedians, ranging from Fey to Jon Stewart to Chris Rock, have been particularly therapeutic. Unfunny times demand the tonic of humorous distraction.
What An Amazing Accomplishment
It’s September 12, 2001. You’re sitting in front of a TV, watching footage of the World Trade Center collapse over and over and over again. All of a sudden, someone from seven years in the future walks out of a tiny temporal vortex, and tells you: George W. Bush is going to fuck this up so badly that in 2008, the United States of America will likely elect as president a black man whose middle name is Hussein and whose father was Muslim. Oh, and he also admits he’s used cocaine. I think it would have been easier to convince me of the reality of time travel. “No, no, I believe you really are from the future. But the other stuff, that’s CRAZY.”
Sarah Palin’s domain is available, though ironic now. www.sarahpalin.com
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1. Don’t personally congratulate all your black friends.
2. Don’t declare that you ‘never thought you’d see the day.’
3. Don’t start crossing the street in order to walk next to a black person.
4. Don’t name drop ‘Dr. King.’
5. Don’t use the phrase ‘white people’ in any way that suggests it doesn’t include you.
1. No Negro spirituals or quotes from Dr. King.
2. Don’t go up to every ‘redneck-y’ looking person and gloat.
3. Don’t corner your white coworkers to give them a tutorial on black culture.
4. Don’t go to your local DMV, post office or other government office and try to jump the line, talkin’ ’bout, ‘Barack’s got my back.’
5. Do not promise to name your first child after Barack Obama.
McCain on SNL a couple days before the election, which was weird, but funny. He had to have known at that point it was over.
Keith Olbermann on: McCain on SNL, Palin ad libbing, McCain campaign commenting on Affleck as Olbermann. He’s a buffoon, but a funny buffoon.
Colbert and Stewart were newsmen for a night, but will the show go on?
The exit of the Bush administration, some have argued, will dwindle comedic fodder. But Tuesday night’s show ended with Stewart rallying his correspondents and Colbert that their jobs would continue.
Joe the Plumber got some from an SNL star. No, he didn’t.
Even the LOL cats got into it. Change. U can haz it.
Here are some directions on how to prepare for your mind to be blown. A Safety Guide
If you’re like most people, you’re still in shock. THIS IS NOT THE SAME THING AS HAVING YOUR MIND BLOWN.
But the inability of ‘Saturday Night Live’ to produce one hilarious sketch on the Obamas has little to do with the quality of comedic material Michelle or Barack offer. It has more to do with the fact that mainstream American comedy has been, for far too long, racially segregated and has relied on two formulas in dealing with black people: one is racial stereotyping and the second is black invisibility.
‘We comics unleash,’ he says. ‘There won’t be too many things left unsaid. If he messes up, we won’t leave any meat on the bone. Truthfully, for comics, it would have been better if [John] McCain won. The worst choice is always better for us.’
Celebrate! – A run down of the celebrations.
WINS! – A list of 38 sites and their winning posts.
Winners and Losers – 18 lists of election winners and losers.
Turnout, Voting, and Polling – Articles and stories about voting, polling, and turn out.
Reactions – Reactions from the world, pundits, and celebrities.
How Obama Won – Some thoughts on how Obama won.
Why McCain Lost – Some thoughts on why McCain lost and what next for the GOP.
Expectations and Advice – There are a lot of people with expectations and a lot of people with advice.
Race – Obviously electing the first black president is going to bring up comments on race.
Money and Business – What will the impact on your money and you business be?
The Media – Without the media, wherever would we be!?
Humor – Without the humor, wherever would we be!?
Miscellaneous – Without the miscellaneous, wherever would we be!?
Personal Stories from Friends – Just what it says.
273 Status Political Status Messages in 27 Hours – Just what it says.
Via – Here’s a list of all the sites I used in putting this together – the sources.