Friday, March 13, 2009

Will Ferrell Sings 'Maria' on Letterman

Will Ferrell's moving directly from You're Welcome America to West Side Story. "I think I'm playing Gary."

Gibbs Comments on Stewart vs. Cramer

"I enjoyed it thoroughly." It's unclear whether Barack Obama watched as well.

New Music Fridays

This week in new music: The National's new track from Dark Was the Night, Mos Def's version of Jay-Z's Brooklyn (Go Hard), the new track from Jack White's new band, a Sufjan Stevens/Aesop Rock mashup, and Blind Pilot's new album.

The National - So Far Around the Bend [Beggars Group USA]

Mos Def - Brooklyn (Go Hard) [Real Talk NY]

The Dead Weather - Hang You From the Heavens [Super45]

Sufjan Stevens vs. Aesop Rock - Star Of Wonder/None Shall Pass [Some Velvet Blog]

Album of the Week: Blind Pilot - 3 Rounds and a Sound [Apollo's Basement]

CNN Defends Jim Cramer

"Hey, we're all adults. You listen to who you want to listen to and then you make your decisions."

Yeah, we're all adults. There's no reason we should listen to "experts" on a "financial news network."

MIchael Steele's Other 'Choice' Words on Homosexuality

Michael Steele's comments on abortion were so surprising that many people (including me) overlooked his comments in the same interview comparing homosexuality to race. Keith Olbermann and Clarence Page discuss:

Michael Steele is Pro-Choice

And Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is fine with that. But is Steele pro-choice? Does he know what that means?

MIchael Phelps Refuses to Link Drunk Driving and Bong Smoking

Perhaps because one is irresponsible, dangerous and potentially fatal and the other is none of those things.

Sesame Street Explains The Madoff Scandal

From last night's Jimmy Kimmel:

Jon Stewart Nails Jim Cramer

Jon Stewart really brought it last night. He comes as being much smarter than Jim Cramer, not to mention far more ethical. There are three segments, but Part 2 is the meat of the argument.

“For now to pretend that this was some sort of crazy, once-in-a-lifetime tsunami that nobody could have seen coming is disingenuous at best and criminal at worst.”