Saturday, December 4, 2010

SNL: WikiLeaks Meets TMZ

Saturday Night Live continues its streak of being relevant with this WikiLeaks sketch.

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This week, TSA-obsession gave way to WikiLeaks-mania. Pundits and politicians from across the ideological spectrum lined up to denounce Julian Assange as a traitor (even a terrorist), while Assange struggled to keep his website live and promote an unwavering stance on free speech. By the end of the week, the only prominent supporter of the WikiLeaks dump was Ron Paul. Unsurprisingly, Sarah Palin targeted her outrage at the Obama administration for allowing the leak to happen. In the funniest TV segment of the week on WikiLeaks, Jon Stewart reported on Palin's WikiLeaks tweets.

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Conan O'Brien made the most noise this week by taking Tim Gunn's dare and strapping on some jeggings for his monologue. But the funniest thing Conan did all week was give not one but two special sneak previews of the new mega-budget Broadway musical Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark. I see a Tony Award in that guy who plays Wonder Woman's future.

President Obama didn't have that much to laugh about this week between his busted lip, WikiLeaks and DADT drama and an impromptu trip to Afghanistan. But one of his main speechwriters found the time to compete for (and win) the annual "Funniest Celebrity" contest in Washington, with this dead-on Arianna Huffington impression.

Two unexpected and unique TV commercials caught the attention of the internet this week. The first features Kevin Bacon as Kevin Bacon's biggest fan in what I'm hoping is the beginning of a series from Logitech/Google TV.

The second is what is apparently an ad for a popular Norwegian TV show, which doesn't even begin to explain why this many semi-celebrities decided to sing "Let It Be" in front of a green screen.

Ron Paul Defends Wikileaks

Ron Paul "stands alone" as the only Congressman to stand up for Wikileaks. Fox News has a surprisingly interesting debate on the issue.

"In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble."