Hangin’ It Up

Filed under:Television — posted by Anwyn on November 9, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

I saw Kristen Bell shoot a little lightning from her fingerips. That’s all I was good for. I’m done with Heroes. It’s just such a bad show in almost every possible way and definitive proof that decent, good, and even terrific cast cannot save putrid writing–in plot, dialogue, and even concept, putrid.


Filed under:Language Barrier,Music,Not Cool,Priorities — posted by Anwyn @ 10:08 pm

Why are the Eagles selling their new album exclusively through Wal-Mart? Not that I mind, but it doesn’t seem to track with Henley’s annoying politics. Maybe those are only about speech, as in his and his fellow performers’, and not about his money, though.

Oh, and here’s a hint, Don: It ain’t “debate,” civil or otherwise, when people pay to hear you sing and you treat them to your views without them being able to “debate” back. See how that works?

“Given what my good friend Linda Ronstadt —” Henley started telling the crowd, but he was cut down as the audience erupted in boos, reports the Orange County Register. Henley responded: “Whoops — Orange County, we used to be able to have civil debate in this country. Not anymore.”

If concerts were supposed to be give-and-take, I’d have been on stage with both Billy Joel and James Taylor by now, politics be damned.

Hillary, Could You Step It Up a Little?

Filed under:Politics — posted by Anwyn @ 9:52 pm

No, seriously:

I wonder if Sen. Obama, as he makes his climb, understands the kind of quiet cheering he is beginning to garner from some Republicans, and from those not affiliated with either party. They see him as a Democrat who could cure the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton sickness.

(Via Hot Air.) You’re fumbling the ball, and if it gets Obama your party’s nomination, my party will suffer. A little effort, you know? Do you even recognize what pandering looks like any more? More importantly, did you actually believe, after how many years of feminism, that there was anybody left to pander to on that “They’re ganging up on me” score? We already know you think we’re that stupid, but you’re dead wrong. More than any other politician in the race, you seem to think this is a game you can win by making utterly rookie mistakes and thinking we’re all so stupid we won’t notice.

Obama talks like a True Believer. Everybody should know by now how much more dangerous those are than snits like you who decided socialism was the winning side because it promised everybody the moon and needed nobody to actually make the moon rise. Now you need to wake up to the fact that most of us are not stupid enough to believe that we can be given the moon, or greedy enough to want it, or naive enough to believe that it would be given to us on favorable terms. Step it up. You’re not really going to hand this race over to a junior senator who talks big and looks pretty, are you?

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