Sunday, September 13, 2009

I Had a Good Reason to Miss the UM-ND Game, but I Can At Least Get Propagandized

The well-produced opening montage to yesterday's game, which I'm sure all 110,000-plus attendees listened to raptly:

[Edit: I took out the embed, because the music bed under automatic video launch was frickin' annoying, so here's the link.}

Go Blue!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Non Sequitur of the Day: I Want Money Edition, Part 6

"Money, it's a gas /

Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash /

New car, caviar, four star daydream /

Think I'll buy me a football team."

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Non Sequitur of the Day: I Want Money Edition, Part Deux

"Money makes the world go around . . . "

Stumbling onto a Blog Brings Two Fiunny-ish Finds

I love working and hanging with comedians: not only funny, they're typically super-smart. So, I'm happy to have found, and pass along, "The Comic's Comic" blog, which covers and comments on breaking news in the comedy world. Two of its recent articles were:

1. Comedian and cancer patient Steven Mazan plays Letterman after lobbying and working to get on.

2. Saturday Night Live cut two cast members, Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson.

When I mentioned the firings to my wife, she responded, "bet it was the big girl" (i.e. Casey).

She nailed it.

Now, as you can see from her prescient, whistling past the graveyard video below, Casey is anything but fat. But whether her appearance had anything to do with anything -- and size-ism toward women is the only prejudice still openly tolerable in America (can you imagine a woman on TV ever out of shape as Chris Farley?) -- it seems like Casey was just unable to cut through the cacophony that is the SNL creative process.