I spent the Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear from my computer as I, with my Seasonal Affective Disorder and general crankiness, could not handle a crowd Saturday. And according to all estimates, it was quite a crowd down at the Mall in Washington, D.C. Estimates say that more than 215,000 people showed up at the two political satirists' gathering, which featured The Roots, Mavis Staples, Sam Waterston reading poetry, Stephen Colbert in fancy outfits and an earnest closing speech by Stewart, addressing the disconnect between reality and the crush of anger and confusion that populates the 24-hour-news cycle.
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Midterms are upon us! While most people are able to express themselves without pushing women to the ground and stomping them, Rand Paul supporters in Kentucky decided it would be cool beans to wrestle a MoveOn.org volunteer to the ground when she was, you know, just kind of there, doing things you do at political rallies. (In her case, hold up a jokey sign and try to give Paul an "award" for being a corporate shill.)
For most folks this is a minor annoyance and you shrug it off. Not Rand Paul supporters! IT'S CLOBBERIN' TIME!
In the description of this video on YouTube the folks at Political Subversities write "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac." They ain't neva lied. Singing about the downside of being the spouse of a high powered political figure, the NYC comedy group has created a ballad that is catchy while explaining why so many political spouses don't leave, even when the going gets darn awful. Now, lemme go Windex that glass ceiling for that First Lady feeling 'cause I wanna get in that sorority of Michelle Obama-toned-arm-candy. (YouTube)
When my best friend Tiffany was in town for our birthday we started talking about the current dating environment (it's brutal) and in the middle of going through my usual lament about this and that she said what she always says, "I am so glad I'm married." I have a feeling that after Tiffany watches the much passed around on the Internetz "Black Marriage Negotiations" video she will turn to her husband, look at her adorable children and utter those words again.
She's out! OUT OF THE GAME! You're not gonna drag her back in!
From Sesame Street, a lovely little brown girl Muppet sings an ode to her afro and my cold, rancid heart melts. Let's all say it together now: Awwwwww! (H/T Lakergrrl)
Just watch and wait for it so you too can see what they did there. Also, what the hell? How are you going to work in references to Antoine Dodson's viral video about his sister's near sexual assault in a POLITICAL ATTACK AD!?!?!?! What's next? Ads for bug spray? ("They're climbing in your windows, spreading Lyme Disease, trying to kill you so you better spray the yard! Spray the house! Spray the yard! Spray the house! And use some OFF too because they biting everybody out there!") I give up. I give up on everything. (Via Mediaite)
I saw this on a friend's Facebook page and went ... wait? What? The video, featuring a quartet of rappers doing a version of Drake's hit "Fancy" popped up on YouTube Sept. 9th, just in time for the DC mayoral election. Produced and paid for by THE CONNOISSEURS, with music arranged and produced by Press Play Studios, the video is in support of current DC Mayor Adrian Fenty. This video seems ... well, very different from how Fenty has presented himself. He's not in the video which features just your standard rappers profiling kind of stuff intersected with shots from around the city. It's quite well done and a great looking video. But it almost seems kind of foreign to hear a rap song done in tribute to him featuring school kids and adoring young folks.