commented on Right-Wing Loons: Obama Had Scalia Killed!
"bad actors may have slipped something into the justice’s drink to trigger a heart attack"
Yes, they did. They slipped a drink into his drink. They slipped tiny bit of poison into him, unsuspecting, every night for 60 years straight. Fattening foods as well. And he fell right into the trap.
commented on The Definition of Insanity: Gay Republicans
After your dustup with GOProud back then, the organization imploded. One of the founders, Jimmy LaSalvia (former Log Cabin director) wrote a book last year called "No Hope: Why I Left the GOP (and You Should Too)".
I was curious if you've ever interviewed him or even spoken to him since he gave up the GOP.
Nov 12, 2015
commented on The Second-Best Feeling in the World: Jujitsu
Great to see a martial artist on The Stranger writing team!
I started with martial arts in college. The underlying message is one of self-strengthening, individualism, and being purposeful. Much as a I love The Stranger, the editorial voice could do with a bit more of that at times.
Oct 27, 2015
commented on God Won't Take No For An Answer
Good God, it's like an Adele song.
"I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it.
I need to leave a thousand disturbed voicemails
And set fire to your dog"
Sep 10, 2015
commented on I Watched Stephen Colbert's First Late Show and You Didn't Miss Anything, Savage
It was perfunctory. The network was probably crapping their pants wondering if Colbert would be too subversive and alienate the audience. Remember that if every Colbert fan tuned in, and if they each got a friend to tune in, the show would get cancelled for low ratings.
The people who need to tune in are the great hoards of dumb, fat Americans who don't read The Stranger. These are the people who were still laughing while Leno delivered Clinton blowjob jokes in 2005.
So the first episode-- prove to CBS that Colbert won't enrage conservatives. Put Jeb Bush on the first show and treat him well. Slow-pitch the jokes. Point out his conservative family in the audience. Bring out Clooney, a name that even people with Alzheimer’s will recognize.
If he succeeds doing this and gets a sizable share, he might be able to get away with more dangerous comedy by the second year.
Incidentally, there are two bits that were cut from the show that are on the web. One of them is actually the funniest moment, where Colbert gets Jeb Bush to read stuff from the prompter as if he were Trump. To his credit, Bush went along with the joke, and did it well.
Sep 10, 2015
commented on Colbert's first Late Show
It was the Colbert you know and love slowed down a bit and watered down a bit for a larger audience.
This is the problem with comedy, and the reason that Stewart turned down the Kimmel slot in order to stay at Comedy Central. Comedy is like chocolate. There is 80% cocoa solid high quality bars for a tiny number of hard core enthusiasts. Then there's 70% high quality bittersweet for a core of dedicated followers. And then there's the cheap shit that gets mixed with milk and stuffed into the mouths of fatties who think they love chocolate, but actually just love fat and sugar.
Colbert on Comedy Central was the 70% stuff. He was amazing. But he would never have enough followers with that recipe to fill a network slot. So the jokes have to be slowed down and broadened out. Letterman and Conan both did the same thing when they moved into the earlier time slot.