Sunday, October 05, 2008

Monday Musings

Are we human or are we dancers? Let's muse together, shall we.

I have been asked if I'm going to see American Carol, the conservative parody movie by the guy who did Airplane and et al... Probably not. The comedic concept doesn't appeal to me, the director's track record is, erm, suspect, and movies are expensive.

Frankly, I'm not one to be entertained by that which simply codifies my worldview. The world could use fewer of such films. Plus, I want to maintain the high ground while the lefties slavishly flock to "W", which is manifestly drivel, but will nonetheless get the base (including film critics) swooning.

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If you happen to be in the market for an excellent cooking blog, you can't go wrong with this.

Most online recipes are recipes in the hypothetical sense. Many are simply regular dishes smothered in some sort of Campbells soup. Others are fraught with errors (I saw one recipe on About.com that called for a cup of salt, which is appropriate if you are making jerky strips out of an entire grizzly bear). Still others are require such a surfeit of ingredients as to render moot the whole purpose of cooking at home.

None give you any idea of which situations might call for said recipe. Enter this charming little blog, with recipes for pizza, cornbread, and et al., all contextualized and worth reading on the merits. Go hence, but do come back here.

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Speaking of slavish, Douglass Daniel of the Associated Press issued a Pro-Obama piece on Sunday. The op-ed, masquearding as "analysis" suggests that Palin's attack on Barack Obama for counting Bill Ayers as an integral supporter might backfire. Why? Because, dummy, it's RAAAAAAAAACIST... Here's an excerpt.

In a post-Sept. 11 America, terrorists are envisioned as dark-skinned radical Muslims, not the homegrown anarchists of Ayers' day 40 years ago. With Obama a relative unknown when he began his campaign, the Internet hummed with false e-mails about ties to radical Islam of a foreign-born candidate.


Translation: Bill Ayers is white, but her comments are still racist because some terrorists are not white. And so therefore, suggesting that Obama pals around with terrorists is tantamount to stating that he pals around with non-whites. As though the average American's only qualm with the 9/11 bombers was that they didn't look like us.

If only America knew that Bill Ayers was the sort of "homegrown" Pentagon bomber, they wouldn't mind at all that he was crucial in shepherding Obama's rise from radical nobody to presidential favorite.

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I'd say that Daniel is an imbecile, but he knows exactly what he is doing.

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You know, the Detroit Lions aren't a good football team at all.
Good think I'm such an avid Shock fan (the basketball team, not the state of consciousness).

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SNL absolutely thrives on campaign season, and this weekend's opener parodying the Veep debate was very funny (Tina Fey might not want to be TOO mean... Think Darryl Hammond wouldn't have minded having Al Gore to fall back on for eight years?).

Not only that, but the inimitable Anne Hathaway was hosting. Perfect. So how do they follow up their boffo debate skewering? With a Lawrence Welk (!) parody. The premise: A family of four blonde sisters closing with a hazz number... ONLY ONE OF THEM IS DEFORMED AND MENTALLY DISABLED!!!!

Way to keep it fresh and contemporary, SNL.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Marc Conklin said...

Hey, just curious, did you find Don't Call Me a Foodie on your own or via BBS? That's run by Christine Busby, a friend since I was five, and the most amazing cook I know. I just had her chicken mole while down in South Bend for the ND-Stanford game. Sublime.

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