If you're a 70s movie fan, you got that immediately. It's Airport 1975, starring Karen Black. A disaster movie really is the best analogy for Barack and the economy.
"Health reform lawsuit appears headed for the Supreme Court" (Jennifer Haberkorn, POLITICO):
"TV: Lorne's lost interest" (Ava and C.I., The Third Estate Sunday Review):
Meyers, who turns 38 before year's end, is not just too old for Weekend Update, he's too stupid. Around the time he started making stale jokes about Bill Gates' haircut, viewers might have been forgiven for wondering if this was a repeat broadcast from the 90s?
But the big puzzling is being done in the suites of NBC. That's where execs are trying to figure out what the hell is going on? The most popular hypothesis is that Lorne Michaels has just lost interest in the show. Leaving aside his original run with the show, no one can think of a season where not a single new person was added to the cast. There's also the fact that NBC thinks the cast is too old. For example, Jimmy Fallon became a star on SNL and, as the suits point out, he left the show when he turned 30 whereas, last night, you could play "Oh, Look Who's Balding" with several male performers. It's felt that, at 33, Andy Samberg should be the senior performer and surrounded by a host of people in their 20s and that, if Lorne weren't so bored with the show, that's exactly what would be happening, that and John Mulaney would be headwriter.
Ava and C.I. cover the problems with that show and then some in their piece. They'd planned to cover The NewsHour, All Things Considered and a Fox sitcom. But they got roped into covering SNL's nonsense instead. They did a great job, by the way.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):