I love how Rosie, in the video two posts down, says "viligent" when she means either "diligent" or "vigilant." Of course, this is the same two-big shyster who goes after the President every time he says a word that happens to not exist.
It'd work better if it was half the length and had a quarter the Ant, but this two-minute short is kind of funny. God knows it's better than the worst show on television. Thanks to Sebastian White for sending it over.
Now this is great political humor. It's not offensive, doesn't lie, doesn't distort. It's just a great, fun video with a cute chick and a handsome articulate politician. I actually think the song itself is pretty good. With a little more production value, this thing could hit the pop stations! Very cute and clever.
I put this under "humor" because it's so completely ridiculous. In a long line of idiotic studies, this one is the best I've seen in a long, long time. Researchers have figured out, after studying 997 HIV-positive men in Africa, that if an adult male doesn't abstain from sex while healing from circumcision, he increases his sexual partner's risk of contracting the disease.
From AP: "Among 70 men with HIV who underwent circumcision, 11 of their female
partners became infected with the virus in the month after the surgery.
In contrast, only four partners of 54 uncircumcised men with HIV in the
control group caught the virus — nearly half the rate, early results
So, they followed HIV-positive men, didn't stop them from having sex, knew with whom they had sex with, and then just went and tested the women? Do these people really see Africa as a Petri dish? And are these researchers really that uneducated that they couldn't figure out that an open wound on a man's penis may increase the chances of giving his partner HIV? This ranks up there with the "obesity in the military" study I heard about a while back. Your dollars at work.
Man, Youtube is great. I could spend hours just surfing around there, so please forgive me if I've been posting too much about Youtube entries lately. But that's probably not going to change.
Where else would you find a gem like this, "Condolicious"? A lot of the political humor in this country is so mean-spirited, so nasty. The likes of John Stewart and Keith Olberman, who try to be funny by viciously attacking people, are a sad commentary on TV as we know it. But I love this one. It's more in the Jib-Jab line of good-humored but pointed political comedy. Good times. Thanks to Mike in the ATL for this.
Sorry to be on such a "presidential" kick today, but Giuliani's news has gotten me thinking over the last couple days, and I've just now been able to grab a couple minutes to write about it.
I'd heard before that Rudy has dressed in drag to get some laughs for special events in the past. Well, there's video proof (left). I wonder if this will play any role in 2008. It's obviously for a laugh (heck, you've got uber-macho baseball players and uber-fem gay guys dressing in drag for the same reason), but will some conservatives be turned off by it, or wil they chuckle? And will women's groups try to say it makes a mockery of women? We'll see.
With all of the super serious back-and-forth namecalling and mudslinging culminating today, I figured it'd be a great time for another way of making a point: Through humor. While I have absolutely no desire to see Borat, I spent an hour today watching clips of Sasha Baron Cohen's Bruno, which will be a major motion picture, thanks in part to Universal.
YouTube has a bunch of Cohen's Bruno. While I'm not a big fan of how some of them just turn into Bruno becoming a letch and making straight guys nervous (ho-hum), some of them (check out the wrestling team at spring break) are pretty funny.
Sirius Radio is offering two days of Howard Stern - this Wednesday and Thursday - free on the Internet. The show has improved so, so much since leaving terrestrial radio and finding a home on censor-free satellite radio. One of the specials they'll be airing in those two days is the Gary Dell'Abate (left) roast - you can't miss that!
Whether you've been a Howard fan in the past and miss him, or you can't stand him and simply want to be offended, you might as well take advantage of the two free days. Though, be warned: You may end up shelling out cash for a radio and subscription, the show has become that good.
Howard Stern might be the most entertaining person in all media. I've been listening to the King of All Media for about 10 years now. Almost every show I've ever tuned into is funny. I don't know why. It's just him and a couple of his buddies talking to stutterers, strippers and drug addicts, ripping on celebrities, and asking guests if they take it up the butt. And it's hysterical. When Dan and I go on long road trips, we now get to listen to Howard from New York City all the way to Rehoboth Beach or the tip of Cape Cod, and we can't get enough of him.
Sirius Radio has actually made his show better. I thought that it might get worse because part of the fun of the terrestrial radio show was what he couldn't say. Now, his creativity has no boundaries and he is putting out the best radio shows he's ever done.
I also love how they'll say anything. There's no political correctness: racist, sexist, homophobic and religious-insensitive comments fly around the room. Coming out of anyone else's mouth, it might sound terrible; but, because of the atmosphere of the show and the fun, positive attitudes of the regulars, it works. I don't get the feeling for a second that any of them are racist or homophobic. And that gives them a license to say whatever the hell they want.
I also subscribed to Howard TV in Demand. Again, great. Seeing old shows like William Shattner's visit to the Homo Room and Latoya Jackson breaking up with her husband is just classic. And they've got daily and weekly highlights, extras of staff members off the air. It's just great and so worth the $13.95 it's costing me.