President Mubarak, you misunderstand America. Sure, we are historically willing to accommodate dictators, we have endorsed and supported your corrupt regime to serve perceived strategic interests. But even at our most cynical, we have our limits.
You, sir, have crossed a line our country will not abide. It's hard to deny the awe-inspiring power of a unified democratic uprising, and Egypt deserves real elections. And you need to get out of the way before some really spectacular cheekbones are endangered.
And there are economic consequences for Americans. If something happens to the Silver Fox, what else have those poor folks at CNN got? Parker/Spitzer? PARKER F-ING SPITZER? Those people need to eat, they have families.
Hello, amigos. Long time reader, first time poster.
My name's Andy Cobb, I'm pleased as punch and honored that John asked me to post here on occasion. Many thanks to the C&L team for giving me a chance to play a bit in this cool thing they've created and work so hard to maintain. That's not me all naked in that video up there, that's Brian Gallivan. More about him in a second, but first, me me meeeeee:
I'm an LA-based comic and actor, and I've been writing and directing videos for a while with a satirical/political bent. John, Bluegal, and the other folks here have been kind enough to post many of them here for your viewing pleasure. I'll bring you satirical and comedic bits from time to time. I often work with Second City on video projects, that's a theater company I worked with in Chicago and work with now in their burgeoning LA video dealie-do, called The Second City Network.
This bit has been made with them by the aforementioned talented tall glass of water named Brian Gallivan.
Brian has developed a great character called "Sassy Gay Friend" that has become one of those "viral franchiseable characters" that the entertainment industry covets so dearly. It's been put on the teevee, seen millions of times on the web, and widely discussed by his many rabid young fans.
C&L's ever-vigilant Bluegal posted the first installment of this series, in which SGF attempts to counsel Ophelia from Hamlet. Since then he's covered Othello and Romeo and Juliet, to fine effect.
I sat down to talk a bit with (the relatively non-sassy) Brian for a talk about his bit...
(Nicole:) I'm going to sticky this post on top through the duration of the Health Care Summit. Regular posts will continue to appear BELOW this post. Please limit your comments on this post to the Health Care Summit
OMG! What every Shakespearian tragic stupid beyotch heroine totes needs is a sassy gay friend! From the new YouTube channel for The Second City Network.
UPDATED via Howie Klein:
So far Blue America has only endorsed two candidates for 2010. Howie, Digby and I are being very picky and very careful. We only want to ask for contributions for candidates who are going to make the Democratic caucus more responsive to working families instead of special interests. So we endorsed two old friends, Alan Grayson and Mary Winograd.
But tomorrow at 11am (PT) we'll be introducing you to a brand new candidate, a fearless progressive from the north, a highly decorated military officer who isn't afraid to stand with women for their right to Choice and with gays for their right to marry. And we're talking about someone in an evenly split swing district. And... it's Howie's birthday tomorrow, so, in lieu of a present (or some gibberish on his Facebook wall) how about one dollar for the new Blue America candidate?