I love that comic. I had heard about it, before it was drawn, but wasn't expecting it to turn out the way it did.
I love it.
I didn't love the conversation with Paul Street at Corrente.
Paul Street is such a ____. I can't stand him. Ava and C.I. did more work than he did on the realities and they did it without being sexists prigs (Paul can't claim to have avoided being a sexist prig). Nor did Ava and C.I. talk down or insult we the people. Paul Street's an elitist who has no reason to feel he's better than anyone.
The good news is, most who comment at Corrente were smart enough to avoid the Paul Street cesspool.
Lambert showed up to pounce on a mistake and someone named Montana Maven showed up to self-embarrass ("[. ..] because of their turning away from progressive candidates in favor of the fake one. Yes, gross and disgusting behavior from Moore. Maybe you and Matt Taibbi should run in the "At Least We aren't Pricks Party" or at least do a book tour together. ") Does she even know what drug boi Taibbi wrote? No one snorted more lines of the Kool-Aid than did Matt. He attacked Hillary relentlessly.
He dismissed sexism.
He mocked her feminism.
He was just totally offensive and that's not surprising because he was anti-social as a child and should have been in therapy. His parents now have problems with him and that's on them. They can whine to others (and do) but my attitude is: You knew something was seriously wrong with that child. It's on you.
"TV: SNL as a TGIF staple" (Ava and C.I., The Third Estate Sunday Review):
WikiLeaks is leaking and the Barack administration isn't happy. So Saturday Night Live last night did the cowardly thing: It attacked WikiLeaks.
A brief skit (3:43) found Bill Hader making like Julian Sands as he played Julian Assange the public face of WikiLeaks in a skit called "WikiLeaks TMZ" and the joke was that WikiLeaks, to get attention, was running with trashy sex gossip.
A skit that got its biggest laughs from having a nurse declare she was both a nurse and a prostitute and from 'spoofing' Hillary with a crotchless shot really wants to pretend WikiLeaks is dumbing down?
If Saturday Night Live gets any dumber, it's going to be Perfect Strangers.
What used to be bright and youthful comedy is now a permanent leer where the writers desperately try to turn everything into the most simplistic sex joke. In fact, "sex reference" is better because most of what they do now doesn't rise to the level of "joke" -- not even that of a knock-knock joke.
Their WikiLeaks skit was cowardly and disgusting and made you wonder how low Saturday Night Live would have gone during Watergate if it had been on the air then and the head writer had donated to Richard Nixon's campaign?
As always, Ava and C.I. bust their asses taking on what others don't. Paul Street was probably giggling like a child at the skit. I have no use for the sexist males and wish they would all f-f-f-ade away (to quote Pete T.).
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):