Look, I know everybody feels really bad about this Arizona shooting tragedy — I'm not taking that away from anyone — but I feel particularly bad right now. I feel like I missed a really big opportunity. You see, I've been working on these dye pills you can swallow that make your tear ducts literally shed red white and blue tears. If I'd have been a little faster with the patent, this would have been such a great time to introduce them to the market…
Tags: Arizona, Barack Obama, Brian Kilmeade, Brit Hume, Fox, Gabrielle Giffords, John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Music, Religion, Samantha Bee, The Daily Show, Video
Does President Obama get it? As Jon Stewart pointed out on last night's Daily Show, the news media doesn't seem to think so. After all, voters sent a clear message on Tuesday that they want change, and they want that change in the form of funny press conferences, not a bunch of boring job growth. Start getting it, Obama, or you're gonna get it!
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Tags: Barack Obama, Brit Hume, CNN, Fox, Jason Jones, John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Juan Williams, The Daily Show, Video, Wyatt Cenac
Yo yo yo yo yo yo! What up? It's the most dopest time of year, bros and ladies, it's CPAC time! And this year the right-wing party will be extra righteous, on account of the rockin' new XPAC Lounge, the place where all the hip young conservatives are gonna be chillaxing and maxing. To the max.
Check it: I was able to get inside and take a look, so c'mon, let me show you around. My name's Dave, by the way, but you can call me D-awg. I'm a twentysomething male who enjoys blogging, Twittering, interacting with my peers on Facebook, buying products endorsed by professional skateboarders and fighting for fiscal conservatism. Tubular!
Okay, so, the first rule of XPAC Lounge is… you don't talk about XPAC Lounge. Just kidding, broheim! Chuck Klosterman is the bomb, am I right? Anywho, here at the XPAC Lounge we got everything a young person needs to be satisfied: video games, pizza and Brit Hume. Hootie hooooo!
But wait, there's more! Dig the XPAC Lounge event schedule — see what's going down Friday from 11pm to 1am? "Late night" "comedy." Yeah, in quotes to show we mean business. Booyah! You thought the liberals had a monopoly on edgy zingers? You thought wrong. Go ahead and tell that Jon Stewart guy over at MTV that he's got some competition!
I'm saving the best for last, obvs-iously. Stephen Baldwin. Bam. Need I say more? He's just one of the celebs joining us for "Epic Nites" at XPAC — and if you're not there for "10 Questions with Stevie B," well, you snooze, you're p0wn3d!!
Yo, hey, this has been realer than real, but I gotta jet like Air Force One, or as I like to call it, the Sarahmobile. Hey, a guy can dream, am I right? Yo yo! D-awg out, for America!
Tags: Brit Hume, Conservatives, CPAC, Republicans, Stephen Baldwin
I usually don't watch Saturday Night Live, because I already saw that one sketch they do. But, as it turns out, sometimes they do some other sketches. Like this one…
Tags: Brit Hume, Election Day, Fox, Glenn Beck, Greta Van Susteren, Joe Trippi, Juan Williams, Karl Rove, Saturday Night Live, Shepard Smith
We're both leaving our respect jobs now that the election is over. Sure he's the Washington D.C. Managing Editor and an Anchor at the #1 cable news network, and I'm just a middle management guy who runs a couple websites for an entertainment network.
For the past year and a half, I have had the honor of working with a team of incredibly talented writers, designers, programmers, marketing geniuses, producers, and all of the other multitudes of titles that exist in a gigantic media conglomerate such as ours that are probably meaningless to most of you. But believe me. They were all amazing.
Starting next Wednesday, I'll be heading over to another gigantic media conglomerate to run another politics blog, so I hope some of you check it out from time to time. Though it is not a comedy blog, I hope to inject a little of the fun spirit that we've had here at Comedy Central.
As Brit Hume said on his way out…
he's lost his enthusiasm because of "this poisonous atmosphere in Washington over the last 14 or 15 years."
I'm hoping that our work here at Indecision2008.com has helped dilute some of that poison, and I'm sure Brit feels the same about his work over at Fox News.
Either way, I hope to bring a little of that antidote over to that other corporation in the coming months.
Besides the fact that both Brit and I are leaving our jobs, here are some other things that we share in common…
Neither of us have beards – Actually, this would have gone without saying except that I decided to post a picture of myself with a beard from back in February when we were running our Great Lincoln's Beard Challenge of Aught-Eight.
We both grew up in Washington D.C. - Which I'm sure has a little something to do with our choices of inside-the-beltway careers. Of course he went to the evil St. Albans, while I went to the heroic Sidwell Friends School.
We have both contributed to Harpers - Of course, Brit contributed actual content, while I have only contributed money. And by "contributed" I actually mean, I have purchased the publication.
We both made major life changes in 1996 – Brit joined Fox News, and I went to college.
We are both snotty and condescending to those we disagree with - Especially that whiny Juan Williams guy. I mean, I'd never say it to his face like Brit does, but yeah.
We have both been involved in creative endeavors we'd probably like to forget – Since I'm writing this list, I'm not going to tell you what mine was, but I'm guessing Brit is none to proud of Brit Hume's Survival Guide to MS Windows 95.
Neither of us have ever appeared on The Daily Show – Also, I don't know Jon Stewart, I can't get you tickets, and I can't get your friend who wrote a really cool book a spot on the show, so PLEASE STOP ASKING.
The CIA has spied on both of us – Back in the 70's, Hume was placed under surveillance due to some reporting he did with Jack Anderson on the Nixon administration. Hume was codenamed "Eggnog" by the CIA. I can't prove that the CIA is spying on me, but I'm pretty convinced they are. I hope my codename is something cool like "The Joker."
Tags: Brit Hume, Fox