Wow. This I'm gonna talk calmly and reasonably about the facts behind health care reform bit Al Franken's doing has got to be one of the least funny routines he's pulled out in a long time…
And, ya see, he got nary a single laugh out of this crowd of angry conservatives.
I'll bet you they would have appreciated his old brain tumor bit more.
(via Boing Boing)
Tags: Al Franken, Health Care, Minnesota
It seems that actor Brad Pitt doesn't think that he has a really good chance at being elected as the mayor of New Orleans…
"I'm running on the gay marriage, no religion, legalization and taxation of marijuana platform," he joked… "I don't have a chance," Pitt predicted.
Wait, what? Seriously, what? Was this even in the realm of possible things that could happen? Hasn't that city suffered enough indignations these past few years? (And I'm not even just talking about the whole Anne Rice association thing.)
Apparently, those people are real gluttons for punishment… extra spicy Cajun-style punishment…
The Brad Pitt for Mayor Campaign is picking up steam. WDSU NewsChannel 6 has learned there's a movement in the Crescent City trying to get the actor elected…
"Totally cute, I'm really excited about my Brad Pitt for Mayor T-shirt," said [some idiot who's not even from New Orleans]…
What started off as a crazy idea, is getting crazy response, especially now. "Brad Pitt is someone who's really done a lot for the City of New Orleans and the more people are talking about it. It sounds less and less crazy, especially with Gov. Schwarzenegger and Al Franken about to be sworn in as the U.S. Senator from Minnesota," said [t-shirt seller Josh] Harvey.
I think this guy is confusing "less and less crazy" with "everything else is getting more and more stupid."
In his defense, it's a common mistake.
Tags: Al Franken, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brad Pitt, Louisiana, New Orleans
On last night's Daily Show, in response to Lindsey Graham using anonymous comments to criticize Sonia Sotomayor, Jon Stewart pulled out some choice anonymous internet comments about Graham himself. But, it should be noted that not all online comments about the South Carolina Republican are negative. For example, "Lind$ey Gr@H@m gos allnight wth hrbal ç1@l1S!!," is quite complimentary.
The Daily Show's coverage of the Sotomayor hearings continue after the jump.
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Tags: Al Franken, Jon Stewart, Lindsey Graham, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, The Daily Show
by Frank Angones
The Senate Judiciary Confirmation Hearings of Sonia Sotomayor have also served as a bit of a coming out party for newly-minted Senator Al Franken (D, Laughsylvania). And seven long, jokeless days into his term, the senator finally gave us Franken acolytes (aka Frankolytes) exactly what we were waiting for: his opinion on a constitutional right to privacy! OH, and also he told his first joke on the floor of the Senate!
After a lengthy questioning period, Franken asked fellow Perry Mason enthusiast Sotomayor to name the episode where everyone’s favorite fictional lawyer actually lost a case to longtime rival Hamilton Burger. Like a good Supreme Court nominee, Sotomayor tried to squirm her way out of answering the question, and Franken totally nailed her, in a strictly Senatorial fashion…
First off, I was under the impression that everything said in Congress is a joke. ZING! You like that one, Franken? You can have it.
Secondly, I'm more terrified than tickled. I expect every member of the highest court in the land to have a Wikipedic knowledge of not only Perry Mason, but every single piece of fiction related to the law. You should see Scalia's one-man performance of My Cousin Vinny.
For the record, the episode Franken is asking about is The Case the Deadly Verdict, Season 7, Episode 4. President Obama, I await your appointment.
Tags: Al Franken, Senate, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court
You know, watching Sen. Al Franken up there on the TV screen at a Supreme Court confirmation hearing, I thought I was getting kind of a deja vu-y kind of vibe.
And then Matt Tobey sent me this…
But, no. That's not it.
Oh, wait! This is it…
Tags: Al Franken, Clarence Thomas, Joe Biden, Saturday Night Live, Senate, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court