Framing the Dialogue

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Him Her Him Again The End of Him

Written by former Saturday Night Live writer Patricia Marx and I bought and read the book in spite of that and the fact that Steve Martin was quoted on the front. Perhaps I am getting old and impatient, but the I am still waiting for the “fiercely funny” or “dark hilarity” or “wildly funny” promised by the quotes on the book cover. I guess if you live in a big city full of neurotics then this would constitute funny. I don’t find Sex and the City particularly humorous either. There is too much neurosis going on. The novel Him Her Him Again The End of Him was entertaining and I finished it, but was struck more by what others think is funny.  As if being dysfunctional, dependent on your parents (who you seem to despise), and neurotic constitute the natural state. I had a hard time getting past the crap to understand the main character. I guess I am just not sophisticated enough.

The Unruly Trinity

There are three entities that have the unique ability to drive the left absolutely stark raving mad.  The mere mention of any of these makes Keith Olberman slather, Chris Matthews have leg pain, Rachel Madow (Ok I got nothing for her), the New York Times lose more circulation, and Robert Gibbs wish for his big break on Saturday Night Live.

The first and perhaps the most hated is former Republican Veep candidate, Sarah Palin.  Sean Hannity calls it “Palin Derangement Syndrome.”  The left was probably very disappointed that they did not get to choose the Republican VP candidate like they chose John McCain and took an instant dislike to her.  From the price of her campaign wardrobe to who is the mother of her child to what she reads and most recently what she writes on her hand.

Celebrity

This was a big weekend for those of us who like sports.  Add to that the season premier of Fox’s “24” and that’s a great weekend.  Unfortunately, I am not the only person wanting to watch the “big” TV.  I was asked to peek in on the Golden Globe Awards at one point.  It was actually the red carpet preview show.  I flipped and was treated by an interview with the star of Ugly Betty. 

The first question was about whether she was going to follow up her campaigning (I presumed for our president elect) and get more involved in politics in the future.  Click.  I had enough and did not listen to her response.  Remote controls are great. 

Enternewsment

I clipped an Associated Press news article from my local paper a few weeks ago.  Tina Fey was voted AP Entertainer of the Year.  This was great news for her, but I am not one who generally reads this stuff.  What made me cut out the article, however, was a statement about Fey that sounded like it put her over rivals Robert Downy Jr. (third place) and Heath Ledger (second place):

“But it was Fey who most impressed voters largely with her indelible impression of Gov. Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live.” Her cameos on her old show (where she had been a head writer until 2006) helped drive the show to record ratings and eventually drew an appearance from Palin herself.”