Broad Comedy

Left to right: woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman.

Not shown: sexist prick.

Women of The Daily Show Speak [Daily Show]

Outrage World: How feminist blogs like Jezebel gin up page views by exploiting women’s worst tendencies [Emily Gould/Slate]

The Man Show [Stinque, June 24]


For a moment there I thought Jez was taken over by Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck.

@Dodgerblue: Me too.

Great response. Why they bothered to dignify that view-trolling post with a response is beyond me, however.

You know what else, I appreciate that the photographer didn’t put the one obviously-melanin-enhanced woman front and center.

@Capt Howdy: He has truly lost his mind. I understand his wanting ubercontrol over his brand, but he’s really a dick when it comes to DMCA stuff. As much as I adore The Artist Formerly Known as Awesome, he’s nucking futz.

@JNOV: Oooooh, that obviously means that Jon Stewart is a racist!

@ManchuCandidate: His name is Prince, and he was funky.

@Capt Howdy: That “automobile” fad is over, too, you watch, I am putting all my money in buggy whips.

What’s this Date Wealthy Women ad popping up here?

@Prommie: Dammit! I thought we were learning hobo graffiti and fashioning suspendered barrels…

I’ve got some Philly food ad. Thought Firefox was erasing cookies those tracking cookies…and those LOS (?) things, whatever those are.

one of the hottest things I have ever seen was Prince live some time in the early 80’s when he was a teenager I guess. he looked like one and he played the whole concert in a raincoat and a speedo.
and Little Red Corvette is the sexiest song ever written.
having said that, he has become a punchline.

@ManchuCandidate: Based on the picture, Date Anorexic Women might be more fitting.

@Capt Howdy: Love Sexy in ChiTown! Sheila E and Catt (sp?) Memories…

I dont know which is more weird. that Dodge is making commercials for teapartiers or that Dexter (Michael C. Hall) is doing the voice over.


@Prommie: Ever seen The Magnificent Ambersons? “Automobiles are a useless nuisance. They’ll never amount to anything but a nuisance, and they had no business to be invented.”

I’m pretty sure if the “rich” women looked like that they don’t need the intertubes for dating.

@Capt Howdy:
A significant portion of Chrysler’s base is the Tea Bagger types according a friend of mine who markets for Ford, Dodge and Chrysler customers tend to fall into the base Tea Bag demo (old, fat and dumb.) Of course, he does work for Ford…

@mellbell: Such a wonderful film and so mutilated by the studio. The autos go from being an impractical toy to a smog that lies like a blight over the Ambersons’ town. Love it.

Won’t comment on Prince. You know how I get about copyrights.

@Capt Howdy: No! Ugh. To me he will always be David Fisher.

@Benedick: It’s not copyright so much as him just losing his mind in general. The fact that there is only one video of him on YouTube (he falls off the stage – it’s AWESOME), hurts him more than helps him, IMHO. Yeah, Sony (?) burned him good, so I understand his need for control for many reasons, but I think the Princeter is also insane.

@Capt Howdy: Hey — what do you think about “Seven”? I love it, even its weird apocalyptic theme that I also attribute to the J-Dub thing.


you mean the Fincher movie Se7en?
I loved it.

and I am sure MC Hall has no love for the teabaggers. the politics of the show is far from it. I saw that on Hot Air and thought it was his voice so I googled and yep, he had done a whole series of Dodge commercials.

Prince takes a nose dive. The video quality is piss poor, and you gotta wait for it, but the whole lead up to the crash and burn is sexy as hell.

@Capt Howdy: I mean Prince’s song. If I write the lyrics here, will he sue me?

ADD: Okay, in true Prince fashion, the title is actually “7.”

@Capt Howdy: Listening to it right now. ::sigh::

“PPS. Thanks to the male writers who penned this for us. ”


Speaking of copyright, I just posted the first poem I’ve ever written and have been asked to by someone to allow him to set it to music. Time to copyright it, I guess…

They should have had them pose with their mops and brooms and typewriters and telephones, amiright?

Re: “Left to right: woman, woman, woman . . . ” No names?

I know what it’s like to be marginalized. In a photo history of my hometown, there’s a picture of me playing on stage with my friend OG Beatnik David Amram and his friend Floyd Red Crow Westerman (that Navajo guy on the X-Files). My photo ID is “unknown Pueblo man.”

That should be my next screen name.

@JNOV: If it’s a song I think you get a joint copyright. Lib of Congress will help. Fantastically knowledgeable and helpful staff. Also v good site.

@redmanlaw: Speaking of The X-Files and Navajo code talkers… I just finished rewatching season two.

@redmanlaw: Re: “Left to right: woman, woman, woman . . . ” No names?

The photo itself isn’t ID’d, although the post lists everyone at the end.

And yes, that crossed my mind, but the gag trumped.

@Capt Howdy:
At times it was.

I got into a 4 hour long running battle with one jez during the 08 Demrat primary. Kept me amused as to no end.

OK. Enough of this shit. For you cooks out there (you know who you are) this is how it’s done. If you don’t know Sandra Lee (and if you’re str8 there’s a slight chance you don’t) here are some highlights from her a southern woman cooks with vodka show. It is all kinds of awesome. And yes, she did make those centerpieces herself. Jews, jews, jews, jews, jews. Sodalicious.

@Benedick: I’m copyrighting the poem — on the phone with the musician. Will address changes and joint copyright later. The thing is that I already posted it on the tubes, so I had to run around and put © 2010s all over the place. Printing out Lib of Cong form right now…

Hookey dokey. If nothing else, I might have a poem registered at the Lib of Cong. efiled it, etc. $35.

@JNOV: I don’t play a lawyer on TV, but my understanding is that you legally hold copyright by default. A notice doesn’t hurt, and formal registration is your strongest legal position, but you own it unless you specifically say you don’t.

On 30 Rock, TGS = “The Girly Show.”

@Benedick: Were were cooking with wine last night. Actually, we polished off a bottle of Protocolo Tinto with pizza, salad and some music with Son of RML and Mrs RML at dinner.

ADD: (c) 2010

@JNOV: Copyright is implied, and doesn’t need to be explicitly stated, as I understand it. You post a work that’s your own, it’s copyrighted by the simple act of being posted. Putting © 2010 on it is just a reminder, and not required for the copyright to be valid. Trademarking and registering are different beasts entirely, but copyright is implicit in the creation and publication of work.


Linky not worky.

I apparently thought of Paula Dean (Food Network’s own Butter Pimp), which wasn’t appealing: vodka + butter = belch.

@nojo: @IanJ: Yes. It was when I was approached by someone who wants to alter it that I decided to make it legit, just in case.

We’re going to work out a contract, etc., I might do the vocals. Just realized that I don’t want to fight it out in court if it’s only going to cost me $35 to stake my claim.

Weird, huh?

And it’s like the floodgates have opened. I was always meh on poetry in general (too sappy – I’m not sappy, I’m tough, etc. Heh.), but I’ve got 43 years of shitty material I might be able to work out through a great medium. And I like what’s he’s written. Sooooo…well…if nothing else, I can say I’ve got something in the Library of Congress with a ton of other sappy shit and some good stuff, too.

@IanJ: You don’t need to brand a script with a copyright stamp. Most people don’t. But you do need to copyright it.

@al2o3cr: Maybe youtube doesn’t let you link any more?

@Benedick: Linque doesn’t work for me either. SFL may have shut me down after my tentacle porn reference yesterday.

@Dodgerblue: I have nothing to do with Benedick’s linque not working.

Go to youtube and look for Sandra Lee Seizure. It’s worth it. I’m too hot. I have no A/C. The dogs are panting and the bunnies are prostrate in the grass.

I left work early yesterday (5:30) to meet a guy who was going to work on my house. no only did he not show up but when I got home I found the whole fucking town had lost power. my house was about 80 which was about 20 degrees cooler than outside so I just sat very still and encouraged the dogs to do the same until the power came back on about 7.

@Benedick: My spoiled rotten little bunbuns are at home enjoying the AC today. It’s set at 86…not quite perfectly comfy, but it takes the edge off.

Overcast and semi-drizzly in Sandy Eggo. Even when our weather sucks, it’s better than yours.

@nojo: It was a little foggy this morning, so I was a little chilled on my way to work in just a long-sleeve shirt and jacket.

@SanFranLefty: I’m wearing thick socks. In Sandy Eggo. In July.

Yes, yes, I know, socks with Birks. But I’m from Orygun. It’s cultural.

@Benedick: We don’t have AC, either, but we only get a few days of hot weather each summer. Ours started today (high close to 95, near 100 next 2 days). Our house stays pretty cool downstairs, but upstairs is pretty uncomfortable until the evening cool down. I’ll be bitching by Saturday, but right now I’m enjoying going outside without a sweater and even wear summer dresses and sandals. Of course, work has AC because the books need a controlled climate.

@Mistress Cynica: Eugene can always depend on a hundred-degree week in August.


90s all week.

I have Eugene and Sandy Eggo weather set on my iPhone, just so I can remind myself what the rent pays for.

Let’s see, how hot is it here? 101º not counting the heat index.

ADD: And not counting the beer buzz

@Benedick: But you do need to copyright it.

Could you expand on that? I’m not familiar with the action of copyrighting — is this the registering and putting it in the LoC that JNOV is talking about? I wasn’t aware that this was necessary to preserve copyright, and I’d love to know more about it from someone who’s actually done it (JNOV: you too, what did you find out?).

@IanJ: Well, a lot all depends on how it’s published — paper publication or digital?

Mine was digital, so if someone wrote it down and say the site crashed or something (hello TCP), I can’t *prove* that I wrote it. The musician who contacted me told me to copyright it immediately to cover my ass should someone else try to say it’s their work.

@IanJ: You need to copyright any created work to declare yourself to be its creator so that you can be protected against someone else claiming authorship or copying significant portions into another work they claim to be theirs. You register the work with the Library of Congress Copyright office. It’s easy to do online. I do it with written works and I think it’s now $50, you deposit a copy of the work in their vaults via PDF and they issue you a number. It also applies to photographs, music, songs, etc. You can register a work under a pseudonym but you have to declare your real name for the copyright. I think that’s correct. There is all kinds of info on the website. One benefit would be someone using one of your photographs without your permission. You can tell them to stop. A writer owns his or her own copyrights; screenwriters do not. They write for hire and the studio owns it. If you work for yourself you should own your copyrights and never sell them. Songs and plays are licensed for use but that does not affect the underlying copyright. A lot of people don’t bother to put the mark and date on a MS. Others swear by it.

It’s simple, quick and relatively inexpensive and is there to protect you.

@IanJ: There’s also the digital commons alternative, which is free. You can write something and give others permission to modify your work with attribution or you can say it can’t be altered.

I decided to go the Library of Congress route because esubmitting is inexpensive and it’s permanent. Suppose the digital commons site goes down or dies out for some reason? I’d rather avoid all that for 35 bucks and an easy form. Upload work and huzzah!

I’m not saying I’ve written some masterpiece — I’m sure it’s not. But this guy wants to collaborate for a period of time, which is blowing my mind. We like the same music, the same stuff moves us, and he’s done some awesome work on his own. Thing is, he thinks he not great with lyrics (I think he is), but he’s great with sound, mixing, style, etc. And he’s experienced.

Sooooo, what the hell? Maybe this could be the best therapy I’ve ever had in my life. I dunno. And a friend of mine who sang at Lenny Bernstein’s memorial is going to give me a true assessment of my vocal skills. I don’t know if I can sing anymore, and I don’t know if I really ever could. She won’t bullshit me, so that’s good.

This experience is quite new to me. Demo tape? What? Collaboration? Seriously? I just thought I was fucking around with some shitty feelings, threw it out to the universe, and someone responded.

Scary and cool.

@Benedick: Yes to all you wrote. I think the fee depends on the genre/medium, how you file and if you’re doing it for hire. I just wrote this thing one day. 35 bucks. Not too high a price to pay to make it mine, even if it’s crap.

@JNOV: Hey, did you have your dinner with Wossname Busguy yet? Did I miss the report? I’m on vacation so am checking in sporadically. Did you get laid?

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: DO I SOUND LIKE I GOT LAID?

Sorry. No, not yet. Soon. Getting over a cold and didn’t want to give him the heebie jeebies. I owe him a call…

ADD: Soon maybe to the dinner. Don’t know about the perstorking. I just don’t feel it, ya know?

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Vacation? Dear Christ! Do you Disney people never do any work?

@Benedick: Does Baby Einstein make kids smart? Heh.

@Benedick: Years back, one of my favorite discoveries about the Copyright office was that they preserved very old movies — by keeping a copy of every frame.

Then someone got the bright idea of scanning all those photos and reconstructing the original films. Some historic animation is now online because of that.

@Benedick: Only if there is a writer to be screwed over, actually. It is, I believe, the point of the entire enterprise.

Copyright your work, people. Trust me on this one. Ask the estate of E.E. Milne.


You need a good layin’. Jus’ sayin’.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: No shit! I need someone to go medieval on my ass. Whoops!

@nojo: It is an amazing place to visit. They have the theatre equivalent in all the stage-managers’ prompt copies of scripts otherwise lost because no one bothered to save them. They will let you read them there and if you suck them off behind the stacks can convince them your motives are pure they will make you a copy. BTW. The prompt copy is the script the stage manager assembles during rehearsals in which he notes all the tech cues during the tech rehearsal. It is the master script for a production and, in the old days, was sent to the Library of Congress.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: You do know that Christopher Robin (Milne’s son) killed himself?

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: You’ll pry my iBook Winnie-the-Pooh from my cold, dead iPad.


“This presentation copyright © 2009 by The Trustees of Pooh Properties”

I can’t imagine the bill for picking up the shit there.


I have been meaning to ask you what you think about the new spiderman:

Garfield’s career began in theatre and in 2006 his performances in “Beautiful Thing” (Sound Space/Kit Productions), “The Overwhelming,” and “Burn / Chatroom / Citizenship” (Royal National Theatre) won him the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard awards and the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards. Other notable theatre credits include “Romeo and Juliet” (Manchester Royal Exchange) and “Kes” (Manchester Royal Exchange), for which he received the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the Manchester Evening News Awards 2004.


@Benedick: Our brief run of the edgy litzine — “Emergency Horse”, for future Googlers — is safely archived at the University of Oregon library, where we can’t even fondle it.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Yes, the House of Mouse and the Milne estate had a bit of a go, did they not?

@Capt Howdy: Spiderman the musical. Ugh. Blech. $40m? I hope they lose the lot. Halliburton comes to Broadway. Let it go the way of Tarzan: the musical and Shrek: the musical. Just coz you say :the musical does not make it one. They have wrecked the economics and taste of Broadway. Now musicals are yesterday’s 3rd tier movies. Next up, Sister Act: the musical. Priscilla Queen of etc: the musical (I hate that film Terrence Stamp can’t act and it was full of Australians. They’re like Canadians with no manners. To Wong Fu, which was same movie was much better in my estimation). So let them all go fuck themselves. I don’t care how he flies. I don’t care how much his costume cost. Sing THE FUCKING SONG and TELL THE FUCKING STORY!!!!!!

And no, I don’t have A/C. Could you tell?

@Benedick: ADD Plus 4th rate rock and fucking roll 30 years out of date with no idea what the theatre is and a director who does puppet shows and plus I’ve already seen Peter Fucking Pan. They all DIE IN THE END!!!!!!!


Here’s a little something to cheer you up:

Son of A Preacher Man from Liza With a Z

I’ve been rockin’ out at work. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that she could bring. down. the. house!

actually I meant the new stage actor who is going to play Spiderman in the “reboot” which is coming. (see link)
I totally agree with you about Priscilla. and To Wong Foo.
you know why I like To Wong Foo? (besides Wesley Snipes being fabulous in drag) it lacks the required “drag queen gets beaten up by straight boys” scene which is in every hollywood movie about drag queens except To Wong Foo.


Oh yes. It made Jarnidyce v. Jarnidyce look like an afternoon in small claims court.


I did not know that. Deeply sad.

@Capt Howdy: I thought it charming. And I thought the three guys were adorable. Very well acted all. Personally I thought John Leguzamo was amazing.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Isn’t it?

Leguzamo and Snipes both turn in possibly their best performances ever.

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