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(Huffington Post)   Big Bird appears on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update", which marks the first time someone respectable has been behind the desk since Norm MacDonald was fired   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-10-07 09:29:20 PM  

Here Comes Everybody: mjbok: In today's society with the internet, Ustream, 500 channels, etc. is there really still a need for PBS?


Well, PBS could be replaced by highbrow private channels like The Learning Channel, which now shows Honey Boo Boo. Or the Arts and Entertainment Channel, which is mostly devoted to shows about people buying storage lockers. Or the Discovery Channel, home of "Ted Nugent's Gun Country."


Let's not pretend PBS is always high brow.

//cue Benny Hill music
 
2012-10-07 10:00:27 PM  

SineSwiper: fark Norm MacDonald. Unfunny deadpan comic who can't even do deadpan comedy right.

Now he's doing Safe Auto commercials. fark that guy.


Uhh he isn't a deadpan comic. His comedy clearly goes right over your head.

Guy's hilarious. Check out his latest standup special if you haven't already. I've of the funniest I've seen in a while
 
2012-10-07 11:01:54 PM  
Here Comes Everybody
mjbok: In today's society with the internet, Ustream, 500 channels, etc. is there really still a need for PBS?


Well, PBS could be replaced by highbrow private channels like The Learning Channel, which now shows Honey Boo Boo. Or the Arts and Entertainment Channel, which is mostly devoted to shows about people buying storage lockers. Or the Discovery Channel, home of "Ted Nugent's Gun Country.
 

Lets not forget the wonderful infomercials telling me all this crap I just have to have.
 
2012-10-08 12:01:15 AM  
You think The Daily Show could get Big Bird on as a guest?
 
2012-10-08 12:44:42 AM  

Summoner101: You think The Daily Show could get Big Bird on as a guest?


Part of me wants to say they've had Kermit. Am I right about that or is my mind paying tricks on me?
 
2012-10-08 12:45:27 AM  

Mikey1969: devioustrevor: How much does PBS receive in subsidies from the Federal Government anyways? Considering fare like Sesame Street, Mr. Roger's Neighbourhood, Reading Rainbow, etc., couldn't they just subsidize it as an educational subsidy?

There was something this week about how it was .012% of the total US budget. In other words, a talking point that sounds good for the GOP sheep, but wouldn't mean ANYTHING if they actually freed up the funds.


Yea it's a pretty tired Republican talking point, cutting funding for PBS NPR and the NEA. The majority of funding for NPR and PBS come from doners either private or corporate. They talk about it like it is government waste while ignoring defense projects like a fighter jet that can't fly in the rain or a Howitzer system that was developed to fight the Soviet Union that doesn't even exsist anymore. So pretty much any defense project that would cost us 100X whatever goes to PBS gets funded whether we need it or not because if they don't get the money the no vote gets campaigned against because they are "Weak on Defense."
 
2012-10-08 12:49:29 AM  

Mikey1969: Norm MacDonald is as funny as life threatening diarrhea(When you are the one suffering from it, not someone else). The guy couldn't deliver a pizza, let alone a joke.


Yes, let the world know you're an expert on what's funny by telling a witless unfunny joke about how unfunny someone is.
 
2012-10-08 01:29:47 AM  

browntimmy: Yes, let the world know you're an expert on what's funny by telling a witless unfunny joke about how unfunny someone is.


See? That's how I know that Norm MacDonald fans don't actually know what funny is. That wasn't a "joke", that was the truth. The guys shtick is a stupid smile and a nasal voice. And just in case you don't get one of his "jokes", he'll explain it to you. In other words, he doesn't know how to deliver a joke.
 
2012-10-08 01:55:38 AM  

therecksays: They talk about it like it is government waste while ignoring defense projects like a fighter jet that can't fly in the rain or a Howitzer system that was developed to fight the Soviet Union that doesn't even exsist anymore. So pretty much any defense project that would cost us 100X whatever goes to PBS gets funded whether we need it or not because if they don't get the money the no vote gets campaigned against because they are "Weak on Defense."


Really, IMHO, we don't need to increase our defense spending, and at the current time, we don't need to pour billions into new research. With the A-10, the F-117, Spectre gunships, and the Apache, we currently rule the skies. Add to that our transport need and multi-use aircraft like the Blackhawk, and we can also get equipment where we need it and keep it safe. On top of that, with our drone system, we almost don't need to send troops in. If we do, we have Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, and badass shiat like the Stryker. At the moment, we are almost the only superpower in the world, and we are definitely still at the top of the game militarily, thanks to the collapse of the Soviet Union. We don't need "new" planes at the moment, the ones we have are better than anything we have ever had, and definitely better than the competition. Don't get me wrong, we need to stay competitive, but we don't have to develop a new farking fighter jet every six months. Really, the f-35 and the f-22 never excited me because we already had such amazing stuff. Just because the original tech on our air force is old(In technology years, like dog years), it is all highly capable of dominating any conflict we end up in.

If you ask me, we need to invest our defense money in running things better. With our capabilities, it is mind-boggling that Iraq and Afghanistan have both been such quagmires. Much like Vietnam, if we could keep the politics out of the way, we could resolve these conflicts in no time, and it wouldn't require us to nuke anyplace to get it done. Of course, we just could have held off from starting the wars in the first place...
 
2012-10-08 09:22:35 AM  

SilentStrider: Part of me wants to say they've had Kermit. Am I right about that or is my mind paying tricks on me?


I'm pretty sure he made an appearance on Colbert earlier this year as part of the promotion for the Muppet movie.
 
2012-10-08 10:34:28 AM  

Mikey1969: browntimmy: Yes, let the world know you're an expert on what's funny by telling a witless unfunny joke about how unfunny someone is.

See? That's how I know that Norm MacDonald fans don't actually know what funny is. That wasn't a "joke", that was the truth. The guys shtick is a stupid smile and a nasal voice. And just in case you don't get one of his "jokes", he'll explain it to you. In other words, he doesn't know how to deliver a joke.


You're a weird one, aren't you? In your world comparing things to life-threatening diarrhea is in no way facetious? Did someone you love die from that? My condolences.
 
2012-10-08 10:59:39 AM  

MasonL87: Zombalupagus: I'mma let you finish, but Cookie Monster on the Colbert Report was the best Sesame Street guest evar.

Link (skip to 2:03 or so if you don't want to watch the whole thing).

Yes! Holy crap, yes!!!


Tears streaming... down my face! "I have craaaa-zy times in '70s and '80s... I was like Robert Downey Jr. of cookies!"
 
2012-10-08 02:36:32 PM  

UNC_Samurai: thisiszombocom: Mugato: Hey, you shut your whore mouth about Tina Fey.

and amy poehler

No, she caught a fatal case of Fallonitis, the disease where you can't deliver a line with a straight face.


THIS. They were awful.Tina Fey is funny.

Colin Quinn is really funny, but not well-suited for WE.
 
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