Jon Stewart Does It Again – The Rupert Murdoch Edition

The writers at the Daily Show have a way of taking rather a complex story and boiling it down to its essence and humorous possibilities. This week I watched the hearings live on CSPAN2. I could have saved myself all those hours by just watching this: “Don’t shit on my chest and say it’s Vegemite.”Read More

Unpacking My Detroit – Part One

This is the first in a continuing series about Detroit, Michigan, my home town. I believe Detroit is emblematic of everything wrong with ‘Merka. At one time Detroit was the 5th largest city in these here United States. Overnight in the ’40s, Motown became the Arsenal of Democracy, building the machines that saved Truth, Justice,Read More

Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Comment of the Day

Let’s parse, shall we? Steve Doocy made a correction, but will this guy?… — johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) April 25, 2012 By “this guy” Mark Koldys is referring to the President of the United States of ‘Merka. As if that’s not bad enough, he’s setting up a false equivalency between the POTUS and Steve Doocy, oneRead More

Andy Kaufman ► Another Magical Tee Vee Moment

It’s no exaggeration to say that Andy Kaufman changed the face of Stand Up comedy.  Apparently Andy didn’t consider himself a comedian and called himself a “song and dance man.” And dance he did. Using the audience as his partner, he waltzed us into one bizarre sitch-eee-ay-shun after another with one of the most inventiveRead More

Rupert Murdoch Probed At Leveson Inquiry

There were some real knee-slappers from Rupert Murdoch in the continuing reality show called the Leveson Inquiries, known colloquially as Hackergate and Murdochgate.  Rupie actually said with a straight face, that he tried “very hard to set an example of ethical behavior…” and “I’ve never asked a prime minister for anything.” Al Capone never askedRead More

Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Comment of the Day

Just getting around to this one from yesterday.  Here’s Johnny Dollar either being as dumb as a stump or being disingenuous: Clearly someone at Fox News thought it was a bigger deal than J$ because they pushed Steve Doocy out in front of the camera to make a rare apology: Having some fun now!!!

Okay, I’ll Confess. I Love Bing Crosby!

People, who know that Dub Reggae is my favourite musical genre, and that I was also a ‘60s psychedelic, hard-driving, product of Detroit, are often surprised to learn that my favourite singer of all is Mr. Bing Crosby. Here’s something totally stupid and incomprehensible to whet your appetite while I try and convince you thatRead More

Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be – Billy Preston

I really miss Billy Preston.  While many musicians recorded with The Beatles, Preston is the only one ever given credit on the record label or liner notes.  That’s because he was already a star with an international reputation.  Billy Preston had been a star since his childhood.  Here he is performing with Nat “King” ColeRead More