Seems like every year, signs of the holiday season's arrival show up earlier and earlier: "Baby, It's Cold Outside" playing on the radio. All your Facebook friends' status updates pointing out that "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is pretty rapey. The resigned "It's just a song" replies. All that used to wait until December.
As did the official Fox News commencement of War on Christmas coverage, which was once held in check until a ceasefire in the War on Thanksgiving…
Tags: California, Christmas, Fox News, War on Christmas
The elections are over, which is a relief, but a sad sort of relief. Doesn't it seem like our disappointment in newly-elected officials starts earlier every year? This post-election season has been particularly hard for me because so, so many of the One of a Kind Candidates I've covered didn't win. So, so many. These baby birds never got to fly and disappoint like most birds do. Grackles, amirite? Maybe this blog does a version of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Over the next few weeks we'll find out how some of our favorite local candidates did, because surely they'll want to relive the cold tears of defeat.
First up: the teenager who would be mayor.
Tags: California, One of a Kind Candidates
Most everyone is relieved that with the campaign season over, the airwaves are no longer cluttered with political ads. But some of us aren't ready to return to an endless stream of dog food advertisements and catheter commercials.
Previously, we looked back at the funniest ads in the 2012 House and Senate races. Today, let's celebrate state and local campaigns, the kind of races that have previously given us Basil Marceaux and restored our faith in democracy…
Tags: Advertising, California, Florida, Missouri, State Legislature, Television, Texas
* Los Angeles public radio station KCRW talks to funny people about Election Day 2012.
* President is 51, looks 81!
* "It's only a flesh wound!!" the Romney camp yells.
* A British invasion is coming to satirical news.
* Some new reasons why the revolution will not be televised.
* Republicans, don't go away mad. Don't even go away.
* One man celebrates the Obama victory in a beer garden, from Vice.
* Test your understanding of yesterday's election, from The New Yorker.
* It doesn't matter who wins or loses if you have cute pictures of kids.
* Stefon was very upset listening to Romney's concession speech last night.
* California votes to make porn actors wear condoms because of these guys.
Tags: Barack Obama, California, Daily Links, Election Day 2012, Mitt Romney, Porn, Republicans, Saturday Night Live, The New Yorker, The Onion
If palm trees were votes, President Obama would have already won, my friends. As your West Coast reporter (L.A., baby!), I'm happy to say that we're all just sitting here watching these little Eastern states freak everyone out. Relax, man. Take a hit off my cataract re-election pipe.
Mitt Romney won a large swath of the south, and y'all were like "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?" and I was like "Wait! Our polls haven't even closed!" and y'all were like "It's over!" and I was like, "Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? Chillax!" Seriously. Chillax.
I just walked over to the corner store to get a Perrier (with lime!) and there were so many people just… relaxing, walking outside with their children. Carefree. Ready to get Obamacare.
But even if Romney wins, it's not that big of a deal. Not that much will change. The only thing that really matters to Californians, and should only matter to you, is if porn stars will have to wear condoms.
Please, America (California). Don't make porn stars wear condoms.
Tags: California, Election Day 2012, Porn