Kahn was a front-runner for the French Presidency until he allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted a maid in a hotel. Obviously, he's innocent until proven guilty, and Stein had just the kind of ridiculous support he needed.
On the issue of Strauss-Kahn forcing the maid to perform sexual acts with him, Stein wrote in a statement, "How? Did he have a gun? Did he have a knife? He's a short fat old man." Then, he asked if anyone could list any economists who'd committed violent sex crimes.
Why is Ferguson so steamed? It's because of 'Ce Soir Avec Arthur' -- a French talk show, of all things! 'Ce Soir' has stolen Craig's opening credits -- down to the fountain, the microphone, and everything else: Compare them for yourself.
Craig is enraged: "You can't steal from us!" he screams. "We don't [EXPLETIVE DELETED] have anything!!" Okay, he's (mildly) enraged, but still being jokey and self-effacing about his own show.
After Stein, one of the co-authors of the new book "The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing: The Do's and Don'ts to Protect Your Financial Life," finishes his rap, anchor Harry Smith joins in with the most painfully stiff rap dance we've ever seen.
Watch the video after the jump.
There are a number of ways this could be spun. No doubt the conservative press will consider this a strike against their cause since they have always pegged the New York Times as a liberal newspaper. I do admit that I find the business practices of sites such as FreeScore.com to be suspect (they advertise as free, but further analysis reveals that one has to pay for their services). Perhaps he should have supported a less sleazy one like Cash4Gold.com.
The following is one of his commercials for FreeScore.com. Judge for yourself whether the Times was justified.
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In Lewis Black's Root of All Evil, which airs on Wednesdays at 10:30 PM ET on Comedy Central, two comedians argue why the pop culture item they represent is "the root of all evil." Last week's premiere episode, for instance, pitted Oprah against the Catholic church. Black plays the judge who controls the proceedings and makes the ultimate verdict. Sounds corny, but the first episode, which featured Paul F. Tompkins and Greg Giraldo, was wickedly funny and just a tiny bit subversive, everything you want in a good comedy.
I spoke to Black by phone last week; he was in Atlantic City on his stand-up tour. We discussed everything from the 2008 election to being on a cable news show with Ben Stein to sharing a jail cell with Jim Norton. The interview is after the jump.
Do you miss Ben Stein? Of course you do. Well, the former Nixon speech writer, former host of Win Ben Stein's Money, and former guy who said "Bueller?" is returning to television as the host of America's Most Smartest Model, a series that will determine if being beautiful also means you have the cognitive ability of a lump of Play-Doh. The competition series, co-hosted by Mary Alice Stephenson, pits seven male models and seven female models against one another to determine who's the most intelligent. The winner gets $100,000.
The lackluster response to FOX News' Half Hour News Hour and the continued popularity of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have led many to conclude that liberals are funny, and conservatives are not.
I say that's a load of hogwash. It's not about being liberal, conservative, libertarian, or whatever else you happen to be. It's about being funny, or not being funny. To paraphrase something comic Doug Stanhope once told me during an interview: 'if you're good, and you're funny, you can find work.'
That's it. You want to be a stand up comic? Be funny. You want to make a funny TV show people will love? Then make a funny TV show people will love.
All that being said, here are three funny conservatives I admire, not because they're conservative, but because they make me laugh:
Unfortunately, Jimmy had a meeting to attend, so all he could say before politely kicking me off the phone was "It's a long story." But it's understandable that he might not have time to go over his sartorial choices. His late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, has just been picked up for a fifth season, and his first prime-time special, Jimmy Kimmel Live's All-Star Salute to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, will air on ABC on September 13 at 10 PM. In addition, he has just been named host of a new ABC game show called Set for Life. Oh, and he's also planning his football-watching activities for this coming Sunday (as you'll see, it's quite involved).
I spoke to the 38-year-old host on Tuesday about his football parties, his flirtatious relationship with Ben Stein, and other topics, all of which you can find after the jump.
- Lord of the
- Tim Robbins hates car alarms.
- Come on already...enter the Cinematical birthday contest!
- James writes an open letter to Ben Stein.
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- So X-Men 3 is going to be the last movie in the series, eh? Not so fast.
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