Friday, July 27, 2012

OLYMPICS: James Bond and the Queen Parachute Into the Opening Ceremony

Besides Mr. Bean playing "Chariots of Fire," one major highlight of tonight's opening ceremony was this pre-taped bit with Daniel Craig's James Bond, the Queen (and her corgis).

Mitt Romney in National Lampoon's European Vacation

Strapping his dog Seamus to the roof of his car isn't the only way Mitt Romney is like Clark Griswold. Now you can relive his disastrous trip to London through the trailer for the family classic National Lampoon's European Vacation.

Gotcha Links of the Day | Marty Huggins is Mike Huckabee

Zach Galifianakis confirms that The Campaign was inspired by GOP debates, but doesn't weigh in on his character's striking resemblance to Mike Huckabee.
ᔥ Mediaite
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos puts up $2.5 million for same-sex marriage.
ᔥ ShortFormBlog
CNN's president steps down, paving the way for Charlie Skinner to take over.
ᔥ BuzzFeed
Bruce Springsteen is hitting some swing states before the election.
ᔥ A.V. Club
Dane Cook apologizes for his Aurora shooting joke, but not for the rest of his career.
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COLBERT REPORT: Chick-fil-A's Anti-Gay Marriage Agenda

Stephen Colbert reports of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage agenda and the politicians who are co-opting it.

Jay Carney Forgets the Capital of Israel

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had a rough moment this morning when he refused to say whether Jerusalem or Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel. Would it have been better if he pulled a Sarah Palin and said "let me get back to you on that?"

Top 5 Funniest Videos of the Week | July 21-July 27, 2012

Take a break from politics and count down the five most-shared videos of the week on
5. Celebrities Read Mean Tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel Live
4. Blood-Drenched, Berserk CEO Demands More Web Videos from The Onion News Network
3. Jake and Amir: Cheryl (featuring Allison Williams) from CollegeHumor
2. Boys Minute with Will Arnett from Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
1. AIDS 2015 PSA from Funny or Die

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Dane Cook Tells Aurora Shooting Joke at The Laugh Factory

Dane Cook appears to be the first comedian caught on tape telling a joke in questionable taste about the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
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FOX AND FRIENDS: 'British Press Better Back Off' Romney

Fox and Friends' Brian Kilmeade has a strong warning for the British press, who he says should take it easy on Mitt Romney in case he's elected president.

COLBERT REPORT: Stephen Colbert Defends Mitt Romney From David Cameron

Stephen Colbert weighs in on Romneyshambles and corrects David Cameron's geography.
"Hey, buddy, Utah’s not in the middle of nowhere. It’s in the northwest corner of nowhere. Get your geography straight, Doctor Who."

Gotcha Morning | #RomneyShambles

Mitt Romney had only been in the UK for a handful of hours before #Romneyshambles starting trending on Twitter there. Taken from the term "omnishambles," made popular by the British political comedy The Thick of It, and recently uttered at a Prime minister's questions session, Romneyshambles refers to everything Mitt Romney has done wrong so far on his trip to London. For someone who has been openly trying to avoid saying the wrong thing about foreign policy while abroad, he's had plenty of missteps.
It all started with a comment Mitt Romney made during his interview with Brian Williams about London not being as ready as they should be for the Olympic games, which begin today. That criticism was generally thought to be unwarranted and in poor taste diplomatically and was strongly rebuked by Prime minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson.
But that wasn't all. Mitt Romney also appeared to forget the Labour Party leader's name, acknowledged what was supposed to be a secret meeting with the head of M16 and distanced himself from a racially-tinged comment by an advisor about his Anglo-Saxon heritage.
The narrative of this disastrous journey overseas was conveniently chronicled in a new video from the Democrats this morning.
If nothing else, Mitt Romney's series of blunders in London betray his serious lack of experience dealing with foreign governments, even when they are our closest of allies. All eyes will be on Romney when he heads to Israel tomorrow to see if he fairs any better there.