Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Improv Everywhere's Best Funeral Ever

Have the folks from Improv Everyone finally gone over the line? Or is this a genuinely sweet thing to do for someone? Does this count as an Improv Everywhere prank if it was completely staged?

Russell Brand Participates in the G20 Protests

He can't exactly tell the reporter why he's there and doesn't seem to realize he's live on TV. It is April Fool's Day, but I think this is real because there's nothing inherently funny about it.

The Stimulus Plan as 'Fiscal Child Abuse'

Look how excited Glenn Beck gets when Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina compares Obama's stimulus spending on education to "fiscal child abuse."

Bill O'Reilly Compares G20 Protesters to Child Molesters

Via ThinkProgress:

"The Internet’s driving this kind of stuff. … There was always this crew, this anarchist crew, these people can’t fit into society, they’re angry for whatever reason, they want to cause trouble. They’ve always been there. But now they’re coordinated by the internet, now they can talk to each other. It’s like child molesters, you know? I mean, child molesters have always been around but now they got a place to go and gather and do their evil deeds."

Glenn Beck Talks Like a Muppet

"Oh my gosh, progressive fascism."

Obama Refuses to Answer Question About Soccer

Seems that our most international president is not a fan.

Joe the Union Buster

At least he's honest.

"I know a little about a lot of things, I don't know a lot about everything."

Stephen Colbert's 10/31 Project

Inspired by Glenn Beck's 9/12 Project, Stephen launches his 10/31 Project.

"I'm sorry. I just love Glenn Beck's sanity. And I fear for it."

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Not Everyone Thrilled About the G20

Here's a news report from Britain's Sky News of London protesters who broke into a local branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland. The Brits are taking their populist rage to the streets in a way we haven't yet seen in the U.S.

Miss Universe Goes to Guantánamo Bay

Unfortunately, the epic blog post that Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza, wrote follwoing her trip to Guantánamo Bay with the U.S.O. has been taken down. But, lucky for us, The NYTimes' Lede blog grabbed it first. Read it in full below:

This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience.

We arrived in Gitmo on Friday and stared going around the town, everybody knew Crystle and I were coming so the first thing we did was attend a big lunch and then we visited one of the bars they have in the base. We talked about Gitmo and what is was like living there. The next days we had a wonderful time, this truly was a memorable trip! We hung out with the guys from the East Coast and they showed us the boat inside and out, how they work and what they do, we took a ride around the land and it was a loooot of fun!

We also met the Military dogs, and they did a very nice demonstration of their skills. All the guys from the Army were amazing with us.

We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting.

We took a ride with the Marines around the land to see the division of Gitmo and Cuba while they were informed us with a little bit of history.

The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable, we were able to enjoy it for at least an hour. We went to the glass beach, and realized the name of it comes from the little pieces of broken glass from hundred of years ago. It is pretty to see all the colors shining with the sun. That day we met a beautiful lady named Rebeca who does wonders with the glasses from the beach. She creates jewelry with it and of course I bought a necklace from her that will remind me of Guantánamo Bay :)

I didn’t want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.

Bill O'Reilly on Letterman

Bill O'Reilly's really making the rounds. Last night, Letterman promoted the popular idea that people like O'Reilly and Rush are too smart to believe what they're saying.