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Monday, March 10, 2008

Golden Ellipses: Flimsiest Premise

And the winner is...

Stephen Colbert is not Funny

In the category of "Flimsiest Premise" we have the following nominees:


BillyWitchDoctor said...

They all reek, but "Who Said What To Who?" is the most blatantly hypocritical.

It's cute that Tinny wants Wally Willy (AKA Huh? Who?) to run for President, and admires Clarence Thomas--in the same sense that Pat Buchanan's choice for veep during his bad-joke run "proved" he's not a bigot, despite all the bigotry he's given vent to before and since--but answer truthfully*, Tinny: which party has the viable African-American candidate actually in the running? And which side has all the blogs spewing all the hate-filled "White Power" bile because of it?

(Here's a reminder, Tin-Tin: your ideological fellow scumbag Chris Muir spent several strips of his own miserable "comic" strip proudly describing Michelle Obama as a Nazi, twising her husband's words.)

*Not remotely possible, I know.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Dammit, I spent all that time compiling and coding links, and I neglected to note: NONE of them leads directly to a right-wing site, but rather to lib blogs that analyze them (wading through the sewage so you don't have to, as it were--although they always provide further links if you want to do so yourself).

Also, here's an even better link detailing the sort of vicious garbage circulating on the tighty-whitey blogs. Orcinus is invaluable for monitoring the Hate Wing.

factinista said...

I'd have to say the Stephen Colbert one, since shortly after that he came back on the air without writers, and did manage to be funny.

Really though, this comic was probably the result of Colbert mocking Tinsley after his DUI. Colbert said his Jon Stewart caricature was "clip art from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion."

luke said...

...He just had to wait long enough for everyone to forget why Colbert made fun of him in the first place.

Tinsley's lowest point was not acknowledging his arrest in any way. He could have shown the tiniest bit of class by apologizing, but he is evidently the most cowardly man to ever live.

rewinn said...

BillyWitchDoctor:: Thanks for the link to Orcinus! That's a very interesting writer.

exanonymous said...

The Stephen Colbert.

If you're going to make fun of someone because they made fun of you, at least makes sure you have some accuracy.

Michael said...

Tempted to vote for Stephen Colbert, but I'm voting for The Scientific Method because of the sheer ridiculousness of Leonardo DiCaprio controlling the global community of climate scientists.

Michael said...

And I hate to sound like an English teacher, DaveyK, but it should be "Who Said What to Whom?"

12xuser said...

Yeah, "Who Said What To Who", in which he makes up something that "the media" never actually says, then knocks it down by reporting what the friends of an imaginary duck will say out loud.

However, "The Rich Support Democrats" should read "Democrats Want to Destroy the Middle Class", and that is so off the mark it is criminal. The middle class was created by the union movement and the progressive tax system, which led to a period after the Great Depression that Paul Krugman calls the Great Compression, during which the rich were soaked, the poor got decent minimum wages and a safety net, and life generally got better for everyone.

The Republicans have been working hard to reverse those gains for the last 40 years, and have been pretty successful, in part because of the inability of the Democrats to grow a fucking spine.