Daily Archives: December 13, 2007

please, someone declare War on Christmas already…

Saw this on Wonkette’s blog, and immediately wished I hadn’t:

Yep, it’s the “12 Days Of Christmas: Election 2008 Edition,” brought to you by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and their Singing Republicettes. There are several problems with this video. One is that none of these women can sing. Another is that none of these women can sing. It is also yet another “funny” version of “The 12 Days Of Christmas,” because you can never have enough of those.

This song is a Grade-A prime cut example of what I like to call “Haw Haw Humor.” See, most humor is based in truth. Haw Haw Humor, on the other hand, is based around catchphrases that don’t really mean anything. Bad Austin Powers or Borat impressions are Haw Haw Humor. During the early ’90s, when David Letterman was using “Buttafulco” as a punch line for every single joke he made, that was Haw Haw Humor too, although I’ll cut Dave some slack here because “Buttafulco” is an extremely funny word.

Most Conservative humor, I’ve noticed, also tends to be Haw Haw Humor too. As in:

Person A: “Hillary taxes gay marriage Massachusetts Hillary!”

Person B: “Haw haw!”

I don’t know why this is. Conservatives can be funny. PJ O’Rourke is funny. Dennis Miller is occasionally funny. And yet, it seems like whenever Republicans try to do satire, you either get…. “The 12 Days Of Christmas: Election 2008 Edition,” or that craptastic Daily Show rip-off on Fox.

So, here’s my point-by-point, “day-by-day” analysis of why this song sucks. You should know that I sat through this whole damn song so you wouldn’t have to, so the least you could do is click the “Read more…” link.

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Posted by on December 13, 2007 in history, politics, War on Xmas!, youtube


omg fanvids lolz: “The Frug”, Rilo Kiley/Wonderfalls

Wonderfalls was one of those amazing shows that lasted one year because the network didn’t know what to do with it.  (also see: My So-Called Life, Nothing Sacred, Nowhere Man, and any number of shows I got really excited about, only to have them ripped away from me like so many dreams.  Sniff.)

I never saw Wonderfalls when it first came out, but it’s Amelie’s favorite show ever, so she’s gotten me into it.   The idea behind the show is that you’ve got this young woman who’s just graduated from college and doesn’t know what to do with herself, who suddenly begins receiving divine messages from tchotchkes.  Knick-knacks, if you will.  They tell her to do random things, and she does them, and winds up saving the day while questioning her own sanity.

The interesting thing about Jaye (the young woman in question) is that she’s a quirky and damaged person to begin with, who, for one reason or another, can’t trust herself enough to truly love anyone else.  Hence the following video:

Firenze takes full advantage of the unique editing style utilized in Wonderfalls to keep her video moving, and the song (by Rilo Kiley) is perfect for Jaye.  If you get a chance, seek this show out – it’s available on DVD, and fans of Pushing Daisies and Northern Exposure will find a lot to like here.

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Posted by on December 13, 2007 in omg fanvids lolz, tv, youtube