March 22, 2009
January 31, 2009
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On October 1, 1993, about five months before his death, Hicks was scheduled to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman, his twelfth appearance on a Letterman late night show (his prior 11 appearances having been on Late Night with David Letterman), but his entire performance was removed from the broadcast – the only occasion, up to that point, in which a comedian’s entire routine had been cut after taping. Both the show’s producers and CBS denied responsibility. Hicks expressed his feelings of betrayal in a hand-written, 39-page letter to John Lahr of The New Yorker. Although Letterman later expressed regret at the way Hicks had been handled, he did not appear on the show again. The full account of this incident was featured in a New Yorker profile by Lahr.
Bill Hicks speaks about the Letterman Censorship:
Standing above the crowd,
He had a voice that was strong and loud.
We’ll miss him.
January 28, 2009
I really adore this commercial. It’s propaganda and its very best.
“Almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, which was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient, according to two new U.S. studies.”
In addition to…
January 23, 2009
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January 22, 2009
This recent Daily Show peice with John Oliver sums up my feelings about the inauguration of Obama pretty well. It appears that the president is indeed following through with some of his promises. I believe ‘cautiously optimistic’ is an appropriate phrase.
Update: Politifact has created a really nice list of 500 promises made by Obama. They will be updating the status of each of his promises (no action, in the works, stalled, promise kept, compromise or promise broken) during the course of his presidency.
January 21, 2009
January 18, 2009
From the amazing 1960’s television show, The Prisoner.