140 characters: Just the right amount to consume the news, way too many for your performers to effectively portray in a two-man avant-garde staged version of the Libyan uprisings.
Speaking of complicated yet mildly funny Libya-related activities…
Tags: Ann Coulter, Haiti, House of Representatives, Japan, Libya, Military, New York Times, NPR, Nuclear, Science & Technology, Twitter, Tworld News, Wyclef Jean
'O brave new tworld, that has such tweeple in it' — all the romantic dramedy of the news in 140 characters.
Wait until Peter King figures out that the terms 'Muslim' and 'Islam' refer to the same people — then he's gonna be like… twice as scared. At least.
It's about time someone was severely punished for bringing 'Car Talk' into the world.
Tags: Football, Haiti, House of Representatives, Islam, Japan, Julianne Moore, Movies, Natural Disasters, New York, NPR, Peter King, Religion, Sarah Palin, Sports, Tworld News, Unions, Wisconsin
From The CC Insider…
I'm not a sports nerd, so I don't really have a strong opinion on the designated hitter rule and I mostly spend Super Bowl Sunday flipping between funny commercials and Puppy Bowl. And I'm not really a sci-fi nerd, so I don't have a favorite Enterprise captain, I've only seen the first LOTR movie and I think mentioning LOTR is relevant to this discussion even though it's fantasy, not sci-fi.
But, for better or worse, I am a comedy nerd, which means I love Bill Murray more than I love my children, I've seen Heat Vision & Jack, and my friends and I have had lengthy and heated discussions about the consistency of the Mom character on Louie. Louis CK himself addressed the issue in the comments of an AV Club review of the show's "God" episode, and he gets into it a little more in a new interview at Hit Fix. Oh, and he also takes credit for Sarah Palin's trip to Haiti!
By the way, I said something that I think is true, I wrote one Twitter that I said, please find me a picture of Sarah Palin with more than one black person because I couldn’t find one. And then she went to Haiti a week later. She threw together a trip to Haiti. So I believe I made that happen. So that’s positive.
You can and should read the whole interview over a HitFix.
(via Pop Culture Brain)
Tags: Haiti, Louis C.K., Sarah Palin
If you're like me, then, for about two weeks, you were intensely interested in Wyclef Jean's attempt to take the obvious next step in his music and badly-managed charity concert-promoting career by being elected president of Haiti, and then you kind of started to lose interest because Port-au-Prince is quite a ways away from your apartment in Chicago. And then you totally forgot about it altogether.
But then, just yesterday, a song from Jean's 1997 album The Carnival (you think it was "To All the Girls," but, ya know, it might have been "Bubblegoose") happened to pop up on your iPod while you were washing dishes and you suddenly thought to yourself, Oh shit! What the hell ever happened with that nonsense? and you went online and found out that Jean was barred from running for president of Haiti due to his candidacy "did not meet several legal requirements." (Is there a law against being a ridiculous joke candidate with no genuine qualifications who's hoping to use celebrity status to gain political power? We should get one of those laws. That sounds useful.)
And then you further found out that Wyclef Jean was so sad about not being president of Haiti that he channeled all his emo into an album about the experience…
Wyclef Jean is set to release a six-track EP, If I Were President: My Haitian Experience, which draws on his time attempting to run for office in the country still trying to recover from January's earthquake… In a statement, the rapper talks of his hope that lead track 'Election Time' will inspire citizens everywhere to take an interest in politics.
Unfortunately, his new album will almost certainly be barred from relevancy due to Jean's not meeting several requirements of being an interesting-enough musician this past decade or so.
Tags: Haiti, Music, Wyclef Jean
Two Alaska-themed posts in a row is too many Alaska-themed posts to be in a row. What we need is something to even things out. What's the opposite of Alaska? How about Haiti? Works for me.
So, here's a Wyclef Jean's first campaign video. I guess this thing is actually happening…
Personally, I prefer his "We Trying to Stay Alive" video to this "We Trying to Govern This Structurally and Economically-Devastated Nation" video. It makes me a lot more concerned for the well being of a couple of Refugees All-Stars rubba dubbin' in the club than for an entire country full of people trying to eat food and not die.
Plus, it also had a lot more break dancing.
(via Gotcha Media)
Tags: Haiti, Music, Wyclef Jean