“It would have been nice if, at some point during the telecast, even a single audience member had been permitted to utter one syllable. There was no dialogue, only monologue interspersed by cheers, laughter and applause. The key to Oprah’s success, she assured us, is that she knows that deep down, everyone wants to be heard. But in this last broadcast, nobody else got a word in edgewise.”—
“And I liked how “Moving On” didn’t shortchange just how impossible it can feel when you’re trying to convince yourself that people are worth knowing after someone who means the world to you lets you down. Maybe it was Laurie’s performance, maybe it was the writing, but you can almost see the episode admitting that, well, all of life is pretty screwed up, and the smarter you are, the more difficult it is to just accept the perversity of circumstance.”—
Just went through the follower pages and discovered about 300 new followers that I didn’t realize I had, and clicked the follow button for every single one. Looking forward to getting to know all of you.
*(Except the dude that posts bear porn. Nothing personal.)
“And Palin said Obama should stop “pussyfooting around” and release the photos. Yes, because the guy who ordered the SEALs into a sovereign country without permission and killed public enemy number one is a pussy, and the woman who quit her job as the governer of a state with no people after half a term and won’t do an interview with anyone but Greta Van Susteren is a bad-ass. Right.”—Bill Maher (via thebronzemedal)
“By the way, let me just say to any namby-pamby dipshit out there who’s getting all worked up just because people were dancing around happy because bin Laden was dead: FUCK YOU. Okay? Give the country one goddamn day to act overly patriotic. People out there weren’t just celebrating the fact that bin Laden got two in the dome. It’s the relief of knowing he can’t hurt anyone anymore. That man cast a pall over many of us for the past decade. I found him to be a legitimately frightening person, the same way I find Charles Manson to be a frightening person. Rational or not, his death makes many people feel much safer, and a whole lot less paranoid than they have been for some time now. So let people wave a flag and give a cheer. It doesn’t make you a bad person to celebrate the fact that you feel, at long last, like you can finally move on now.”—