Thursday, March 26, 2009

South Park Explains the Bailout

"The most prudent move is a bailout!"





Padma Lakshmi Eats a Hamburger

...and it is hot.




Ooh...Republicans Fail to Offer Alternative Budget

Despite the fact the Eric Cantor has big plans, they couldn't quite manage to get their act together today.




Obama Not About to Legalize Marijuana

In what's certainly the most disappointing part of today's revolutionary online Town Hall meeting, President Obama says that he is not going to legalize marijuana, even though everyone knows it would help the economy.




Keith Olbermann's Fake Twitter Account Was Actually Real

Remember when Keith Olbermann named Twitter the "worst person in the world" for allowing an account using his name? Well, it turns out that MSNBC set it up without telling him. Here's the video in case you missed it.




Blagojevich's New Radio Show

AP reports on Blagojevich's new radio gig in Chicago.


"This is a time for a little more conversation, a little less action."





Congrats Colbert on Winning the NASA Contest

Though Colbert has won the "popular vote" for the naming of the NASA space station module, it turns out they might be naming a toilet after him instead. Here's the actual quote from NASA spokesman John Yembrick:


"As for the toilet rumor, we don't want to flush away any goodwill by announcing something before we are ready."





FunnyOrDie Takes on Mumblecore

"Sometimes life takes you inside a dirty garage for an hour and forty-five minutes."





Trailer: Taking Woodstock

Despite the gimmicky introduction by Demetri Martin, this movie looks promising. That one shot of Liev Schrieber in a blond wig and dress pretty much seals the deal for me.






Katie Couric Offers Some Opinions on Creationism

Couric offers a "page from her notebook" in a report about evolution vs. creationism.


"If schools want to dispute the notion of evolution or give students an alternative theory like creationism, perhaps it should be taught in religion class, not science."





Michael Steele Doesn't Make Mistakes

Another good clip from that CNN Michael Steele interview. Here he discusses how everything he does is on purpose. Even if it seems like he's making a gaffe, don't worry, he's not. This is verging on classic George W. Bush rhetoric.


"I want to see what the landscape looks like. I want to see who yells the loudest. I want to know who says they're with me, but really isn't."





Rep. Joe Barton Thinks Solution to Global Warming is 'Shade'

Speaking at a hearing on adapting to climate change, Congressman Barton of Texas had this to say:


"I believe that Earth’s climate is changing, but I think it’s changing for natural variation reasons. And I think man-kind has been adopting, or adapting, to climate as long as man has walked the Earth. When it rains we find shelter. When it’s hot, we get shade. When it’s cold, we find a warm place to stay. Adaptation is the practical, affordable, utterly natural reflex response to nature when the planet is heating or cooling, as it always is."





Rush Outraged by 'Ebony' Reporter's Homeless Children Question

Rush can't believe that Obama called on a reporter from "pop culture magazine" Ebony. Furthermore, said reporter went on to ask a question about homeless children of all things. Something that so clearly doesn't exist.


"Would somebody tell me the last time you saw a kid sleeping under a bridge? I want to hear from somebody who's seen it."