Thursday, September 25, 2008

Letterman Attacks!

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the "fair and balanced" coverage of political events on television, particularly cable, is that the commentators and talking heads generally filter everything through such a partisan microscope that analysis almost always loses out to the party line.

Thus, when the McCain campaign performs such a blatantly political, desperate, and completely symbolic move like "suspending his campaign," there just aren't enough Chuck Todd's left out there to call shenanigans on him. Thank God for David Letterman...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Wit and Wisdom of the NRA

Okay, I will gladly go on record as unequivocably not being a fan of the NRA. That being said, the picture below (taken from this predicatably over-the-top NRA brochure) has got to be the single most comically unflattering picture of Obama I've ever seen:

Everything from the way he's holding the microphone to the bizarre expression on his face seems to expose every "snobby," "snooty," "prissy" cliche you might have heard about Obama. It's so absurdly, devilishly brilliant, what can you say but: well done, NRA.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

3 Things

Yeah, I know it's shameful how infrequently I have, as Jim Anchower would say, rapped at ya. Alas, I've been busy and kind of stressed, what can I say? How about 3 quick links?

1. "In the Wheelhouse," the podcast that Brandon and I have been talking about for the last 6 months or so, is finally up and running! Head over to the In the Wheelhouse website to ch-ch-check it out! We're definitely still finding our voice, but if you're a fan of extremely low-key discussions of music, claymation, and my personal gambling woes, this is the place for you!

2. If you're feeling confused by the relentless polling and looking for a place to figure out where things are actually trending in the presidential race, I'd suggest (via my friend Mike's excellent recommendation) that you head over to FiveThirtyEight, the excellent political blog started by PECOTA inventor and former East Lansing debator Nate Silver. Every time I start freaking out about, say, the Republican post-convention bounce, I head over there their reasoned analysis is like putting a warm towel on my forehead.

3. Finally, if you're looking for something a little lighthearted this afternoon, here's the Spider-Man theme song, broken down by the incomparable Joe Posnanski . I'd be remiss if I didn't include the iconic opening sequence here in full: