Saturday, December 12, 2009

 

Open Thread

Will the world survive Tiger Woods receiving the Noble "Piece" Prize? That was the big story of the last couple weeks, right?

Anyway, if you have other things on your mind, feel free to impart.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

 

Say "Yes" to NYC Fun This Weekend!!

After taking some time off last year to focus on stand-up, I got back into my first performance love this fall -- improv!!

So, if you're in NYC tonight and tomorrow and are looking for some inexpensive entertainment, come see me and a band of other talented improvisers engage in a wide range of fun and games in the "Who's Line Is It Anyway" fashion!!!

Details:

"The Yes Show"
Friday, Dec. 11th & Saturday, Dec. 12th
8:00 PM-10:00 PM
$15 Cover (with free beer and bottled water)
Gotham City Improv @ Stonestreet Studios
48 W. 15th Street, 8th Floor

See you there!!!

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A Whiter Shade of Fail

The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson made this point -- the unbearable whiteness of being a Tiger Woods 'ho -- in a serious and earnest manner. He thus failed miserably.

On the other hand, this satirical outlet delivers with Onionesque accuracy. Best line: "Sharpton, who has long championed taking black women as mistresses, said that today’s black athletes need to stop neglecting black women when it comes to extramarital affairs, and should follow the examples of positive black role models such as Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King, Jr., both of whom cheated on their wives with black women."

This line also has a painful "truth-in-comedy" aspect to it as well: "Sharpton also stressed that cheating with African-American women would help the black community financially by giving black girls the chance to sell their stories to tabloids and gossip magazines."

On a slightly related (in the Tiger category), I was at a "holiday" (sorry, Mr. O'Reilly) party last night and a soon-to-be-married guy observed, "One lesson to be seen in this is that for a married person, it's very stupid to cheat with people who have far less to lose than yourself." Actually, that holds true for any successful individual in a supposedly "committed" relationship. This could explain why Derek Jeter is pretty smart to date fairly well-known female celebrities -- actresses, models, singers, etc. Even when they break up, it's rare to hear any of them trash him in the gossip pages. Maybe it's because he's a gentleman; maybe it's because there's an unspoken MAD (mutually-assured-destruction) understanding between exes.

So, financially and socially-successful cheaters, caveat emptor: Try to engage in SAF -- Status Appropriate F*****!!! Another way of saying this is, "The easiest way to f***-up your life is to f*** down."

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Happy Trails, Jenny Sanford

She's still technically the First Lady of South Carolina. Alas, she's no longer the first lady in her adulterous husband's heart. And so, Jenny Sanford is OUTTA there. She's filing for divorce.

All in all, it's been a 50-50 week for Mark Sanford (who, until two weeks ago, was this year's runaway winner for the Stupidest Cheating Husband Award). Looks like he'll be able to finish his term as impeachment proceedings against him were shut down Thursday. Will not, however, escape from his "transgressions" with an intact family.

No word on Jenny Sanford's next step. (Following the PGA Tour? Heh. Heh.)

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

 

The New Godwin

RNC Chairman Michael Steele called out Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on his comment yesterday likening opposition to health care reform to opposition to ending slavery. He rightly called it "ignorant." Reid's spokesman said Steele's response was "feigned outrage."

Feigned or not, Steele was obviously right. In fact, I would go further and call Reid's statement a variation of the Godwin's Law corolllary: He who uses Hitler/Nazi comparisons should be considered the loser of the argument (pure Godwin's Law is, ""As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."

Slavery and the Holocaust (and the related issues surrounding them) are such unique moments in human history that they really have no basis being brought into contemporary political debate. It was a cheap shot from a majority leader who should know better (but must be more desperate than I thought).

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

 

Open Thread

Sorry about the low amount of posting this week. Should get back to something close to regular schedule on Monday. In the meantime, feel free to share what's on your mind.

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