election 08

Sarah Palin & the Secret Service Report

by meanlouise November 8, 2008 politics

I’ve just started reading Newsweek’s Secrets of the 2008 Campaign series and I haven’t come to the part that the Telegraph refers to in, “Sarah Palin Blamed by the U.S. Secret Service for Death Threats Against Barack Obama.” Normally I’d wait and pull my quotes from the source, but this has agitated me so much […]

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"Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are"

by meanlouise November 6, 2008 humor

We laugh because we care… Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are For some reason the link to this video is dead on the Onion’s website, but still plays from the embedded code.

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Hail Mary

by meanlouise November 6, 2008 politics

The video wherein an insider claims Sarah Palin thought Africa was a country, etc. on FOXnews keeps disappearing as fast as I can find new sources and embed new links. Let’s just wait for the Daily Show or Countdown and grab it from there. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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President-Elect Obama seems to be real…

by meanlouise November 5, 2008 news

I’ve checked about two dozen papers now, plus CNN. President-Elect Obama is a real and for-true thing. It makes me cry all over again. I refuse to think about how Ted Stevens possible victory in Alaska could bestow upon the nation Senator Palin. No, I’m going to go back to reading all of the happy […]

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the accidental republican

by meanlouise November 4, 2008 politics

Do you know anyone else who could accidentally end up at an election-watching/victory party for McCain-Palin? I didn’t think so. In my own defense: not all of our neighbors wear their yardsigns on their sleeves. Before you tell me “every Virginian is a redneck republican” crap, I’ll remind you that Alexandria went to Obama by […]

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Voting Gifts

by meanlouise November 4, 2008 news

Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, and Ben and Jerry’s are three of the bigger names giving away treats today to voters. If you’re in New York or Seattle, you can also get a free sex toy: If the Maverick rhetoric in the presidential campaigns is doing anything, we hope it’s motivating everyone to get out and vote. […]

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House of Frankenstein (13, etc. etc. ad infinitum)

by meanlouise November 4, 2008 movies

Last night we only had time for one (so-called) fright flick – House of Frankenstein. Boris Karloff is back, but now in the role of mad scientist Dr. Niemann, who got in deep trouble with some villagers for transplanting the brain of a man into a dog. Or the brain of a dog into a […]

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saturday night live

by meanlouise November 2, 2008 humor

John McCain got through the opening of SNL without falling on his face, but it wasn’t especially funny, even with Tina Fey doing the heavy lifting. “Alec Baldwin visits the View” was hysterical, though: And if you watch Countdown, Ben Affleck’s Keith Olbermann was fantastic: We went to bed right after the Olbermann sketch and […]

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Al Franken wants to teach your grandma to suck eggs

by meanlouise October 30, 2008 news

Wow. I just saw the latest anti-Franken ad from Minnesota: [via FireDogLake]

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Frankenstein Fest (13 Days of Halloween)

by meanlouise October 30, 2008 movies

First up, was Barack Obama. Then, Bride of Frankenstein. I’d forgotten how wooden the preamble is. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron gather on the proverbial dark and stormy night to babble about Mary’s unpublished novel. Mary is certain it’ll be published one day. Lord Byron rapturously summarizes the major beats of the […]

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