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2013-04-28 07:33:32 PM  
I was kind of expecting DDL in black face.
 
2013-04-28 07:38:56 PM  
Literally LOL'd at the ear joke.

Also "Why doesn't he get get mad? if I were him..."
 
2013-04-28 07:56:09 PM  
Ok that was pretty funny.
 
2013-04-28 08:14:46 PM  
Anyone got some good links to the right-wing poutrage over his routine last night?
 
2013-04-28 08:15:03 PM  
That was funny. I'm going to forward that to my crazy teabagger uncle.
 
2013-04-28 08:24:06 PM  
That's pretty damn funny stuff
 
2013-04-28 08:53:34 PM  

doyner: Anyone got some good links to the right-wing poutrage over his routine last night?


I'm thinking it's stuff like "the WHCD should have farking been cancelled this year. If Obama wanted one, he shouldn't have spent so much time playing golf instead of doing his job."

/they're pretty predictable
 
2013-04-28 09:09:48 PM  

doyner: Anyone got some good links to the right-wing poutrage over his routine last night?


Usually, I just hit up my local news station's facebook page for ultimate derp. They haven't posted a story on it yet, so no go. Last Wednesday night, we had a 300+ comment thread because they posted a picture of the President's car driving past the station.

I also checked up on Fox news, but no comment thread on the WHCD story. Weird, right?
 
2013-04-28 09:13:02 PM  
timely...i saw this at 5 AM this morning
 
2013-04-28 09:15:33 PM  
/sigh
/yawn
/skip
 
2013-04-28 09:20:29 PM  
I think Daniel Day Lewis could pull it off.
 
2013-04-28 09:23:07 PM  
Funny!  I wish they had done more supporting cast vignettes.  Spielberg is a big enough hollywood power they could have gotten Jennifer Lawrence as Michelle Obama and Roseanne Barr as Eric Holder.
 
2013-04-28 09:27:35 PM  
Snrk snrk snrk
 
2013-04-28 09:30:06 PM  
Holy shiat, what's Joe Biden doing in front of the camera?
 
2013-04-28 09:45:20 PM  
What I'd totally do is drop the title and let people start frothing at the mouth for about 18 months.  Occasionally drop vague hints that just serve to rile everyone up all over again.  Maybe even make up a phony trailer.

Then everyone files into the theaters and it's a 90 minute shot of a bunny rabbit.

Fox News and CNN would be pistols at dawn.
 
2013-04-28 09:49:12 PM  

quatchi: Literally LOL'd at the ear joke.

Also "Why doesn't he get get mad? if I were him..."


Same here on both.
 
2013-04-28 09:50:06 PM  

Twitch Boy: What I'd totally do is drop the title and let people start frothing at the mouth for about 18 months


Anybody here got the stomach to go over to freeperville to see what they are saying about this? (I sure don't)
 
2013-04-28 09:50:54 PM  
Many lulz

Tracy Morgan truly has the most incredible range of any actor.  ... Anything from playing himself, to playing a character just like himself on 30Rock.
 
2013-04-28 09:52:34 PM  
Fark tags, you so crazy...

http://www.fark.com/tags/totalitarian_state

includes not only this article, but "Jpop star shaves her head and cries while apologizing on video, to avoid getting fired by the band's management. All because she has....a boyfriend "
 
2013-04-28 09:56:05 PM  

pootsie: Tracy Morgan truly has the most incredible range of any actor. ... Anything from playing himself, to playing a character just like himself on 30Rock.


Functional alcoholics are my fav.
 
2013-04-28 09:59:25 PM  
self-deprecating in a self-promotional kinda way
 
2013-04-28 09:59:43 PM  
HAHAHAHHHHHAAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAH

XD

ROFLMMFAO!!!!
 
2013-04-28 10:06:33 PM  
>Tracey Morgan as Joe Biden
TAKE MY EVERY MONEY
 
2013-04-28 10:07:47 PM  
Tracy Morgan totally nailed Joe Biden. It's like he just dissolved into the role, I couldn't tell if it was him or Gary Oldman.
 
2013-04-28 10:11:23 PM  
sheesh. why don't you just blow him and get it over with.

\Tracy Morgan has never been funny.
\\ever
\\\EVER!
 
2013-04-28 10:19:47 PM  
assets0.ordienetworks.com
 
2013-04-28 10:27:38 PM  

Ishkur: Tracy Morgan totally nailed Joe Biden. It's like he just dissolved into the role, I couldn't tell if it was him or Gary Oldman.


That's the total dedication to craft that is method acting.

Word is Morgan spent an entire week before filming just driving around in a biatching muscle car smiling at biker chicks and eating ice cream.

At one point he saw Paul Ryan walking across the street and he yelled out "Hey! Learn 2 Math, Mr Atlas!" and when he saw Ryan dissolve into a puddle of his own tears he knew he was ready.

/True Hollywood story, Bro.
 
2013-04-28 10:38:30 PM  
Lindsay Lohan could play Orly Taitz.
 
2013-04-28 10:52:40 PM  

skinink: Lindsay Lohan could play Orly Taitz.


And O'rly Taitz could play Bill O'rly
 
2013-04-28 10:53:21 PM  
That makeup is amazing.
 
2013-04-28 10:54:05 PM  
Fred Thompson would be the perfect Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
 
2013-04-28 11:02:58 PM  
This is wrong. Obama should not have taken part in that.
 
2013-04-28 11:03:16 PM  
I love the McKayla photo hanging out on his mirror
 
2013-04-28 11:30:15 PM  
that's some good stuff right there
 
2013-04-28 11:30:55 PM  

Vectron: This is wrong. Obama should not have taken part in that.


he didn't. Did you think they brought Lincoln back from the dead to film Lincoln? CGI man.
 
2013-04-28 11:37:07 PM  
 
2013-04-28 11:40:43 PM  
 
2013-04-28 11:43:29 PM  

zenobia: motherlode


I hate Poe's Law.  I really can't tell if there are people in there making fun of the others or not.
 
2013-04-28 11:43:49 PM  
How do you take something that had great potential to be funny and turn it into a turd,
"Tracy Morgan" it.
what a shame...
 
2013-04-28 11:43:53 PM  

zenobia: Not a lot of talk in Derpistan, that I could find. This was caught my eye, though:

I found the following statements by Spielberg, occurring between the 0.17 and 0.25 marks in the video, to be particularly interesting:


... I mean - Who is Obama really? We don't know. We never got his transcripts and they say he's kind of aloof. ...

His remark about Obama refusing to provide his college transcripts, as requested by Trump and others, is certainly significant. It's also a bit puzzling as well because this entire video was obviously pre-cleared for showing at the event by the Obama Administration.


Allow me to translate:

"Wait... they're sh*tting on our heads... I just stuck my tongue out and... *smack smack* .... yup, it definitely tastes like real sh*t. What's puzzling is that this massive sh*t-faucet was obviously pre-cleared by the Obama Administration... it just doesn't add up..."
 
2013-04-28 11:56:17 PM  
Because People in power are Stupid: That makeup is amazing.

I guess black-face is acceptable when done by such a reputable performer as Daniel Day Lewis.
 
2013-04-28 11:58:24 PM  
Start your timers. Here's what they'll say: "Why is he goofing around, making videos, instead of fixing the economy?" Then they'll say something about Benghazi, wet themselves, and fall asleep.
I can't vouch for the order of the last two, but you know they'll happen.
 
2013-04-29 12:00:11 AM  
Nifty!

And Joe Biden made me lawl.
 
2013-04-29 12:17:20 AM  

ultraholland: Because People in power are Stupid: That makeup is amazing.

I guess black-face is acceptable when done by such a reputable performer as Daniel Day Lewis.


I was kind of expecting E.T. in black-face considering the source.
 
2013-04-29 12:20:38 AM  

ultraholland: Because People in power are Stupid: That makeup is amazing.

I guess black-face is acceptable when done by such a reputable performer as Daniel Day Lewis.



Hey, if Heath Ledger hadn't died, Robert Downey Jr. would have an Oscar for performing in blackface.
 
2013-04-29 12:28:17 AM  

stoli n coke: ultraholland: Because People in power are Stupid: That makeup is amazing.

I guess black-face is acceptable when done by such a reputable performer as Daniel Day Lewis.


Hey, if Heath Ledger hadn't died, Robert Downey Jr. would have an Oscar for performing in blackface.


www.anjulivelazquez.com
 
2013-04-29 12:31:16 AM  
it will be a scathing insight into the Obama administration.
 
2013-04-29 12:39:05 AM  
You know who ELSE tried to raise their popular perception through the work of a film director?

/really? Am I the first? Other than freepers I'm sure.
 
2013-04-29 12:41:44 AM  

stoli n coke: ultraholland: Because People in power are Stupid: That makeup is amazing.

I guess black-face is acceptable when done by such a reputable performer as Daniel Day Lewis.


Hey, if Heath Ledger hadn't died, Robert Downey Jr. would have an Oscar for performing in blackface.


Heath Ledger would have won if he hadn't committed suicide, too. I
 
2013-04-29 12:48:25 AM  

Grungehamster: You know who ELSE tried to raise their popular perception through the work of a film director?


I believe you're referring to:


cdn.rickey.org
What do I win? What do I win?
 
2013-04-29 01:04:22 AM  

zenobia: motherlode


I love their claim that were Benjamin Franklin alive today he would be a "Freeper". They are so delusional it's hilarious.
 
2013-04-29 01:05:16 AM  
Lol I just watched his part at the correspondence dinner and ahahahahahahah I loved the line about Bachmann, That speech he closed with was just I dunno but it was amazing.
 
2013-04-29 01:27:44 AM  

zenobia: Not a lot of talk in Derpistan, that I could find. This was caught my eye, though:

I found the following statements by Spielberg, occurring between the 0.17 and 0.25 marks in the video, to be particularly interesting:


... I mean - Who is Obama really? We don't know. We never got his transcripts and they say he's kind of aloof. ...

His remark about Obama refusing to provide his college transcripts, as requested by Trump and others, is certainly significant. It's also a bit puzzling as well because this entire video was obviously pre-cleared for showing at the event by the Obama Administration.


That is sincerely hilarious.
 
2013-04-29 01:31:01 AM  
I was prepared to be peeved

Then

It was glorious.
 
2013-04-29 02:16:39 AM  

cptjeff: stoli n coke: ultraholland: Because People in power are Stupid: That makeup is amazing.

I guess black-face is acceptable when done by such a reputable performer as Daniel Day Lewis.


Hey, if Heath Ledger hadn't died, Robert Downey Jr. would have an Oscar for performing in blackface.

Heath Ledger would have won if he hadn't committed suicide, too. I


Two outrageous nominations in one year?  Nah.  Despite the brilliance, there is no way they'd give it to Downey Jr for a Stiller comedy and Ledger for a comic book movie without one of them dying.  The Academy hates comic book movies more than it hates Hollywood sort-of blue-bloods(Downey and Stiller)
 
2013-04-29 02:28:59 AM  

bhcompy: cptjeff: stoli n coke: ultraholland: Because People in power are Stupid: That makeup is amazing.

I guess black-face is acceptable when done by such a reputable performer as Daniel Day Lewis.


Hey, if Heath Ledger hadn't died, Robert Downey Jr. would have an Oscar for performing in blackface.

Heath Ledger would have won if he hadn't committed suicide, too. I

Two outrageous nominations in one year?  Nah.  Despite the brilliance, there is no way they'd give it to Downey Jr for a Stiller comedy and Ledger for a comic book movie without one of them dying.  The Academy hates comic book movies more than it hates Hollywood sort-of blue-bloods(Downey and Stiller)


And if only one of Ledger or Downey was going to get a nomination absent one of them dying, it wasn't going to be Robert Downey Jr. Heath Ledger was getting the Oscar that year, and everyone on the planet knew it.
 
2013-04-29 04:20:06 AM  

red5ish: zenobia: motherlode

I love their claim that were Benjamin Franklin alive today he would be a "Freeper". They are so delusional it's hilarious.


I doubt he'd be a Freeper, but he'd definitely be jerking it to Sarah Palin pics. Franklin had an intense GILF fixation.
 
2013-04-29 04:57:50 AM  
I'm guessing we all paid for that?

2.asset.soup.io
 
2013-04-29 05:26:45 AM  

Tsar_Bomba1: I'm guessing we all paid for that?

[2.asset.soup.io image 257x244]


I assume this is a joke, but since I've seen a couple rants online about "Why are we paying the president and his journalist lapdogs to booze it up WHEN WHITE HOUSE TOURS WERE CUT!?!?", so I'll just point out that The White House Correspondents' Association is a private organization and as such the event doesn't cost a penny of the federal budget.
 
2013-04-29 05:44:40 AM  

EdgeRunner: red5ish: zenobia: motherlode

I love their claim that were Benjamin Franklin alive today he would be a "Freeper". They are so delusional it's hilarious.

I doubt he'd be a Freeper, but he'd definitely be jerking it to Sarah Palin pics. Franklin had an intense GILF fixation.


To be fair, GILFS in his time were usually in their late 20s
 
2013-04-29 05:45:01 AM  

Grungehamster: Tsar_Bomba1: I'm guessing we all paid for that?

[2.asset.soup.io image 257x244]

I assume this is a joke, but since I've seen a couple rants online about "Why are we paying the president and his journalist lapdogs to booze it up WHEN WHITE HOUSE TOURS WERE CUT!?!?", so I'll just point out that The White House Correspondents' Association is a private organization and as such the event doesn't cost a penny of the federal budget.


I did not know that . So picked they up the tab for President security and all that cool stuff that follows him .

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
// Just kidding. I know this is like drawing a funny picture of the prophet to some of you.
 
2013-04-29 06:06:49 AM  
Watch the video. Even though I question a lot of what has happened and is happening under this administration,
 Obama is pretty cool.

// hated Bush for his looking for WMD jokes at the same event.


/// Biden is still a buffoon .
 
2013-04-29 06:30:00 AM  

sirbissel: zenobia: motherlode

I hate Poe's Law.  I really can't tell if there are people in there making fun of the others or not.


Then you'll LOVE this.
 
2013-04-29 06:41:18 AM  
Conservatives take note.

This is how political comedy works.

Notice the lack of shiat/piss/abortion jokes.
 
2013-04-29 06:43:22 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: I was kind of expecting DDL in black face.

 
2013-04-29 07:00:35 AM  

Raharu: Conservatives take note.

This is how political comedy works.

Notice the lack of shiat/piss/abortion jokes.


No, those pretty much came live.
 
2013-04-29 07:20:22 AM  

Emposter: sirbissel: zenobia: motherlode

I hate Poe's Law.  I really can't tell if there are people in there making fun of the others or not.

Then you'll LOVE this.


The fark?
 
2013-04-29 07:39:56 AM  

Emposter: Then you'll LOVE this.


www.imageleech.net
 
2013-04-29 07:44:38 AM  

Vectron: This is wrong. Obama should not have taken part in that.


I know, right, I mean, it wasn't nearly as funny as looking for WMD's in your couch cushions.
 
2013-04-29 09:01:18 AM  
When Spielberg was talking, I thought for sure this was going to be the guy you get the part:

www.srossi.net
 
2013-04-29 09:35:55 AM  
I expected Tracy Morgan as Michelle Obama.
 
2013-04-29 09:38:20 AM  

Apos: I believe you're referring to:


[cdn.rickey.org image 450x600]


i do so love that even the title of her movie is a lie.
 
2013-04-29 11:51:34 AM  

zenobia: Not a lot of talk in Derpistan, that I could find. This was caught my eye, though:

I found the following statements by Spielberg, occurring between the 0.17 and 0.25 marks in the video, to be particularly interesting:

... I mean - Who is Obama really? We don't know. We never got his transcripts and they say he's kind of aloof. ...

His remark about Obama refusing to provide his college transcripts, as requested by Trump and others, is certainly significant. It's also a bit puzzling as well because this entire video was obviously pre-cleared for showing at the event by the Obama Administration.


Gotta love how they miss the obvious.

HE'S MOCKING YOU. YOU'RE A LAUGHINGSTOCK.

Doesn't even cross their minds.
 
2013-04-29 03:32:45 PM  

red5ish: zenobia: motherlode

I love their claim that were Benjamin Franklin alive today he would be a "Freeper". They are so delusional it's hilarious.


Considering how much Franklin loved the French, and loved to fark the French, yeah.
 
2013-04-29 03:51:02 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: red5ish: zenobia: motherlode

I love their claim that were Benjamin Franklin alive today he would be a "Freeper". They are so delusional it's hilarious.

Considering how much Franklin loved the French, and loved to fark the French, yeah.


To be fair, everyone loves farking the French.
 
2013-04-29 06:06:22 PM  

diaphoresis: /sigh
/yawn
/skip


You forgot
/post

/dumbass.
 
2013-04-30 04:31:11 AM  

cptjeff: bhcompy: cptjeff: stoli n coke: ultraholland: Because People in power are Stupid: That makeup is amazing.

I guess black-face is acceptable when done by such a reputable performer as Daniel Day Lewis.


Hey, if Heath Ledger hadn't died, Robert Downey Jr. would have an Oscar for performing in blackface.

Heath Ledger would have won if he hadn't committed suicide, too. I

Two outrageous nominations in one year?  Nah.  Despite the brilliance, there is no way they'd give it to Downey Jr for a Stiller comedy and Ledger for a comic book movie without one of them dying.  The Academy hates comic book movies more than it hates Hollywood sort-of blue-bloods(Downey and Stiller)

And if only one of Ledger or Downey was going to get a nomination absent one of them dying, it wasn't going to be Robert Downey Jr. Heath Ledger was getting the Oscar that year, and everyone on the planet knew it.



Ledger got an extra push after dying because the Academy felt guilty for not giving him Best Actor for Brokeback Mountain, which he probably deserved. While his performance in Dark Knight was good, had he lived, given Hollywood's attitude towards superhero movies, he might have gotten a nomination, a la Pacino in Dick Tracy, but not much more.

Even in Academy fare, by and large, villain performances get nominated, but don't often win. If Daniel Day Lewis couldn't win for playing the villain in Gangs of New York and Ralph Fiennes got shut out for playing the villain in Schindler's List, Ledger wasn't going to stand a chance. They would have waited until he turned in a more awards appropriate role to give him his statue. Granted that changed with Christoph Waltz a year later, but that was likely voters being impressed by an actor doing a role in 4 languages. (Foreign languages are also an awards booster shot, like DeNiro in Godfather II and Benicio Del Toro in Traffic.)

Downey would have won for 3 reasons. 1. Repentant fallen star rising from the ashes. Hollywood loves redemption stories, 2. Performed in an extremely risky role that could have killed his comeback with one little slip, and 3. Starred in a movie that was basically Hollywood making fun of itself, and you saw with Argo how self-congratulatory Hollywood is. Tropic Thunder was basically Hollywood saying "See how ridiculous we can be! Even we have a sense of humor about it!"
 
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