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Category Archive: Humor

Mar 28 2014

Uproar over Stephen Colbert parody

Stephen Colbert did a bit where he satirized Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington football team, for his ham-handed efforts to sanitize his use of an offensive name for the team. Colbert did this the way he usually does, by taking what the target of his humor did and carrying it to the extreme. …

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Mar 28 2014

An unusual campaign credential

Stephen Colbert is willing to endorse Joni Ernst’s candidacy for US Senate in Iowa as long as she keeps far away from him. In this clip, he explains why. (Since Comedy Central revamped their website, embedded clips are glitchy. If the one below does not work properly, follow this link.)

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Mar 27 2014

Knowledge is power

In a speech given to the SXSW meeting, Julian Assange makes the point of how information is used to accrue wealth. Assange also described what he sees as an “unprecedented theft of wealth from the majority of the population to those people who already have a lot of power … doing that in part by …

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Mar 26 2014

Humorists take aim at TV coverage of missing plane

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It looks like there is a long line of comedians who are taking shots at the cable news networks and CNN particularly for obsessively and ridiculously covering the Malaysian Airlines plane disappearance. The bad news is that CNN almost doubled its ratings during this period among the much-coveted 25-54 age group, making Fox News jealous. …

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Mar 25 2014

Cable news coverage of missing plane

The Daily Show returned from its vacation and immediately went after the cable news channels for their appalling coverage of the missing airliner. In the clips below, they mentioned some crazy speculations that even I had not heard about.

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Mar 21 2014

When will they ever learn?

Fox News is a favorite target of Jon Stewart who mercilessly lampoons their pretensions to being a news organization. It must clearly get under their skin since they know that young people watch the show in large numbers and this is the demographic TV lusts after. Every once in a while, someone at Fox decides …

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Mar 20 2014

Try your hand at mcconnelling

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show never gets tired of the opportunity to make fun of Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s facial resemblance to a turtle and to try out his voice at how a turtle might talk. McConnell’s latest campaign commercial has provided Stewart with another golden opportunity to poke fun at his stiffness.

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Mar 19 2014

If your entire family consisted of voice-over artists …

Via the Cryptic Philosopher, here is a follow-up to the post about trailer voice-over artists like Hal Douglas who died recently.

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Mar 18 2014

Why doesn’t god kill Bill Maher?

So Bill Maher stirred up a hornet’s nest with his riff against religion, focusing on the whole story of Noah that has suddenly come to the fore because of the upcoming film, and correctly saying that it shows god in such a terrible light as a baby killer that no one in their right mind …

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Mar 15 2014

Reactions to Obama being Between Two Ferns

Stephen Colbert looks at the concerns expressed by Fox News that president Obama appearing with Zach Galifianakis on a web comedy show demeans the presidency. In their weird little minds, starting illegal wars, torturing people, engaging in a vast global spying program, waging cyberwars and the like do not harm the presidency but appearing on …

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