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Broke the Koch Brothers' Takeover of America

Thanks to the slam dunk investigative piece by your humble correspondents, Rick Santelli was forced to cancel his appearance on the Daily Show last night, leading to this massively-blogged segment ripping Santelli and CNBC a gigantic bleeding asshole. If words…

Posted on: March 5th, 2009 | Comments (16)

Recession Gloat: Executives Too Incompetent to Fire Me

The past few weeks, national headlines swirled with distressing news for an American workforce already cowering in fear. As the world suffers the worst economic turmoil since the Great Depression, two-thirds of American CEOs plan to fire employees in the…

Posted on: February 11th, 2009 | Comments (41)

DEPRESSION GLOAT #5: Sundance Film Festival '09 Takes the Hit

This year, Sundance got shoved back toward its mid-‘80s roots as a small nowheresville festival in an ugly ski town showcasing bad independent films nobody wants to buy or see.

Posted on: January 24th, 2009 | Comments (10)

Great Depression Gloat #3: Broadway Gets Offed

The lights are going out on Broadway as show after show closes: Hairspray, Young Frankenstein, and Boeing-Boeing got zapped right around the new year, and somewhere in late 2008 Rent, Cry-baby, and Xanadu also flamed out. The relief is stupendous….

Posted on: January 9th, 2009 | Comments (3)

Great Depression Gloat #1: Goodbye Golf!

Who says that the New Great Depression is depressing? If you’ve always been monetarily-challenged like we have, there’s a lot to cheer. Because just as they lied to us about how Reaganomics’ trickle-down effect would make us all rich-ish in…

Posted on: December 3rd, 2008 | Comments (10)

Convention Coverage: Rachel Maddow Goes Post-Idiotic

I just flew back to the U.S., just in time to watch the Democratic Convention’s opening night. I’m amazed by how Soviet my country has become, or always was. We love these hokey big ceremonies just as much as any…

Posted on: August 25th, 2008 | Leave Comment

If you haven’t seen Tropic Thunder yet, go now. There are scenes in it so hilarious the whole audience goes into laugh-convulsions for minutes at a time, and you’re only going to participate in that “maybe-humanity-isn’t-so-bad-it-does-comedy” phenomenon about a dozen…

Posted on: August 15th, 2008 | Leave Comment