Saturday, July 10, 2004
"Is love blossoming in Reuterville? Steve Holland, a 'reporter' for the 'news' service, told President Bush yesterday that John Edwards is 'charming, engaging, a nimble campaigner, a populist and even sexy.' Then he asked, 'How does he stack up against Dick Cheney?'
The president's response: 'Dick Cheney can be president.'
Maureen Dowd thinks this was the wrong answer. In her view, Bush 'should have given a sly smile and drawled, 'You mean you don't find Vice [President Cheney] sexy?' ' We suppose that might have appealed to a certain kind of 'swing' voter."
The show, like its predecessor, "The Day Today" (available in a combined discount), plays with the stylistic elements of modern television, coupled with incoherent words and ideas, such drug dealers using mandrils to deliver their wares, as mandrils have been protected by law since Elizabeth I gave birth to a child that resembled a mandril. Includes the special edition:
"A response to the ill-conceived News of the World witch-hunt, in the wake of the Sarah Payne affair, the 2001 "paedophilia" special was the most supremely controversial of the series. It followed the usual formula--duping celebs such as Phil Collins into endorsing a campaign entitled "Nonce Sense", urging parents to send their children to football stadiums for the night for their own safety and mooting the possibility of "roboplegic" paedophiles--and prompted the sort of hysterical and predictable Pavlovian response from the media that Brass Eye lampoons so tellingly. "
"KANSAS CITY, MO—Cale Parnell, 7, said Monday that he no longer holds Shrek in high regard, ever since the green ogre started appearing in TV ads for Burger King Kids Meals. "Shrek just wants to sell things and make money," Parnell said. "He doesn't care if kids like me are having fun." Parnell added that Shrek is "just like that stupid money-grubber SpongeBob SquarePants." "
Thursday, July 08, 2004
Not, I hestitate to say, advocacy of this nor understanding nor critique of the settlement, merely an anxious prediction...