Friday, October 31, 2008

Shave and a Klan Rally, Two Bits

I got a haircut at a venerable barber shop that's been on Broadway, Revere since before I was born. I went in, got a cut, paid, and was walking out.

Just then, the old man who's name is on the awning yelled something to me. I was already out the door, so I couldn't quite make it out. It was either:

"Vote for the right guy!"


"Vote for the white guy!"

I'm working hard to believe it was the former, but I'm kind of thinking it was the latter. Either way, I need a new barber.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Killing Them Softly

In 30 seconds, and with no spoken words, Obama delivers the most punishing closing spot I've ever seen:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Facing Defeat, The McCain Camp's Soul Searching Begins

Steve Schmidt as Otter
John McCain as Flounder
Moderate Republicans as Boon
The Republican Party as Freddie's Car
Hugh Hewitt as D-Day
and a special appearance by Sarah Palin as Bluto.

Friday, October 24, 2008

McCain's Strategy For the Final 10 Days, Explained

Having thrown three Hail Marys already (Palin, Suspension, Ayers), John McCain has a new fourth down play to turn the tide and win this election:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Live from Wasilla...

Here's a prediction for you: Sarah Palin will be a successful television personality within the next two or three years.

While I think she would be a disaster as a vice president, there's no denying that the woman has an incredible back story and is charismatic. Hell, even Lorne Michaels sees it:
She could pretty much do better than development. I think she could have her own show, yeah.
And after yesterday's news that she fleeced the RNC for $150,000 for new clothes and makeup, you have to think her establishment party support is drying up quickly. As Marc Ambinder explained, that $150,000 could have bought the campaign a week's worth of TV spots in Colorado, a state McCain is reportedly abandoning.

So the question is this: Does she have the time and temperament to do all the work she'll need to rehabilitate her image in the next four years? I say she has the time but not the temperament, because I don't think she views petty score-settling, expenditure padding, and telling provable falsehoods as real liabilities.

She'll lose the next governor's race, if she runs at all, and wash out of politics. Soon after that, BAM! She'll show up on cable as a reliably non-political talk show host. And she'll be good at it. No hard news, but not blurry-lens softball interviews, either. She could make herself a niche as a Red State soothsayer on cultural issues.

Or I'm wrong and she's the GOP contender to beat in 2012. At least I have four years to disavow ever saying this...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mother-humpin' Moose

All in all, Sarah Palin was a good sport on SNL. The opening sketch seemed a little stilted, but the Weekend Update segment (above) was fantastic.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Citgo Fire: A Sign Either Way

The Citgo sign caught on fire today. Is this a metaphor for the season going down in flames? Or are the Sox about to catch fire and once again come back from a 3-1 deficit?

(h/t: Universal Hub )

*Photo lifted without permission from WBZ, but I link to their article, so hopefully that's good enough for them.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008