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Old 06-16-2009, 10:47 AM
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Why hasn't cog.mad. denounced Republican operative Mike Green yet?
If your strategy is to unearth obscure and inconsequential figures on the right to somehow draw a parallel with the host of the number two national late-night talk show (who should be fired for being a lousy host, anyway) attacking a politician's children, then I think your silliness speaks for itself.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:18 PM
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If your strategy is to unearth obscure and inconsequential figures on the right to somehow draw a parallel with the host of the number two national late-night talk show (who should be fired for being a lousy host, anyway) attacking a politician's children, then I think your silliness speaks for itself.
No. Your inability to ignore my teasing indicates that I've struck a nerve, that shows that you know, deep down, even if you'll never admit it here, that inappropriate jokes are made all the time by all manner of people about public figures, and that your attempt to make a federal case about Letterman is nothing more than the same old right-wing fauxtrage.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:13 PM
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No. Your inability to ignore my teasing indicates that I've struck a nerve, that shows that you know, deep down, even if you'll never admit it here, that inappropriate jokes are made all the time by all manner of people about public figures, and that your attempt to make a federal case about Letterman is nothing more than the same old right-wing fauxtrage.
not really but you can keep telling yourself that
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:06 PM
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not really but you can keep telling yourself that
Devastating riposte.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:29 PM
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... Sarah Palin's tone-deaf attempts to make a mountain out of a molehill.

Cripes. I thought that despite her intellectual limitations, she was supposed to be a canny politician. Someone ought to tell her that no matter how hot and bothered she makes that sliver of the population who likes her, their votes don't count for anything more.

Yes, let us all genuflect to The Troops™. They have everything to do with this. Also.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:52 PM
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... Sarah Palin's tone-deaf attempts to make a mountain out of a molehill.

Cripes. I thought that despite her intellectual limitations, she was supposed to be a canny politician. Someone ought to tell her that no matter how hot and bothered she makes that sliver of the population who likes her, their votes don't count for anything more.
Illustrative headline #1:

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Anti-David Letterman Protest In New York Draws Approximately Three Dozen People
(Edroso says the crowd was larger, if you count media and other lookie-loos.)

Illustrative headline #2:

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As Furor Over Palin Joke Rages, Letterman Rises in the Ratings
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:05 AM
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Previous reports may have overestimated the crowd, or at least, forgot to separate out the media. From CNN, via OW:

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Letterman protest draws more media than activists

NEW YORK (CNN) — A protest rally against David Letterman over a failed joke about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her daughter attracted more members of the media than protesters Tuesday afternoon.

A crowd of 15 protesters upset with the late night comic held signs and occasionally shouted as they stood across the street from Letterman's studio.

But they were often hidden from view by the more than 35 members of the media there to cover the protest, and out-shouted by a few very vocal counter-protesters.
Clearly, this last group hates America's freedoms. And all 8 million New York City residents, minus 15, are in the tank for Obama.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:33 AM
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Default Conan

Illustrative headline #2:[/QUOTE]

While we're on the subject, what's up with Conan? That guy has been in a rut for 15 years. His "I'm a high school nerd!" schtick was old ten years ago and it's just weird now.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:45 AM
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Illustrative headline #2:

While we're on the subject, what's up with Conan? That guy has been in a rut for 15 years. His "I'm a high school nerd!" schtick was old ten years ago and it's just weird now.
Can't really say. I haven't watched him in years. I always did like him, though, especially the part he would often do after his opening stand-up, when he was at his desk. I also thought he was fast on his feet at give and take and I liked some of the sketch stuff he did.

But, eventually, you can only watch so many movie stars coming on to do promo, so I got out of the habit of watching him, not to mention pretty much all other teevee.

[Added] Here's a related lament.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:29 AM
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[Added] Here's a related lament.
N-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-ice!
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:34 AM
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N-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-ice!
Glad you liked it. Thanks for letting me know.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:56 PM
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Glad you liked it. Thanks for letting me know.
I watched that one too when you put it up. Did you see he put up another one with Miller?

http://cavett.blogs.nytimes.com/2009...r-talks-again/

I remember seeing him on Letterman back in the 1980s. I'd love to see that again. I looked on google video but didn't see anything. Oh well, somebody will get it up there soon enough.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:20 PM
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I watched that one too when you put it up. Did you see he put up another one with Miller?

http://cavett.blogs.nytimes.com/2009...r-talks-again/
Yes, but thanks.

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I remember seeing him on Letterman back in the 1980s. I'd love to see that again. I looked on google video but didn't see anything. Oh well, somebody will get it up there soon enough.
I saw a clip of Cavett on Letterman on YouTube once, which was hilarious, but I can't find it now (with a quick search). I think this post, for example, has (had) embedded what I'm thinking of, but I see it's been removed "for copyright violation."

Bastards.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:32 PM
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Yes, but thanks.



I saw a clip of Cavett on Letterman on YouTube once, which was hilarious, but I can't find it now (with a quick search). I think this post, for example, has (had) embedded what I'm thinking of, but I see it's been removed "for copyright violation."

Bastards.
I meant I saw Jonathan Miller on Letterman. He was hilarious. If I remember correctly (it was 25 years ago!) he thought Letterman was an idiot.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:47 PM
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I meant I saw Jonathan Miller on Letterman. He was hilarious. If I remember correctly (it was 25 years ago!) he thought Letterman was an idiot.
OIC. Well, I'll keep an eye out for it.
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:47 PM
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http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=41402

did anyone already post this in this thread?
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:36 AM
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Default Two Minutes of Crazy Talk

Memorable quotes from the "massive" anti-Letterman protest.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:14 AM
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Default Double Standards IV

Why hasn't cog.mad. condemned the right-wing blogosphere's (latest) jokes about Hillary Clinton?
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