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We Need to Talk About Cohen.

So the first clips of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest high-profile prank comedy production have been released — this time out, it’s a Showtime series called “Who Is America?”  (For those of you who don’t recognize his name, this is the same British entertainer who brought us faux interviewers like “Borat,” “Bruno,” and the long-ago “Ali G.”)

Oh. Dear. God. The latter five minutes of the last video are … particularly damning. No matter where you stand on gun issues, please tell me you understand that U. S. Congresspeople need to be less asininely, dangerously gullible.

Cohen’s talents are incredible — he seems to have an uncanny knack for eliciting the most preposterous responses from his interview subjects.  He and his film crew also have an astonishing ability to stay in character when you or I would want to laugh.  I can’t imagine for what he got out of Sarah Palin, who upbraided him publicly for his “evil, exploitative, sick ‘humor.'”  (You’ll recall that Palin needed no help in embarrassing herself in interviews when they were entirely on the level.)

Question — should I have saved my long-harbored “We Need to Talk About Kevin” pun for a post about Michael Cohen?  (Probably.)

Question 2 — is it ironic if I initially misspelled the word “asininely” above — twice?  (Probably.)


“Bern, Baby, Bern.”

I swear I promise to vote for Bernie Sanders if his campaign will adopt “Bern, Baby, Bern!” as its official slogan.  Or, at least, play Blue Oyster Cult’s “I’m Burnin’ for You” at his victory celebration if he is elected.

When the Republicans cited “We Built This!” as the theme for their last national convention, I promised a friend of mine who is a firm Republican that I would vote for them if they played Jefferson Starship’s “We Built This City.”  (I also asked for Sarah Palin’s phone number.)  He never got back to me.

Do better, Democrats.

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This article is not from The Onion. This article is not from The Onion.

“Donald Trump: I’d Love to Pick Sarah Palin for Cabinet Spot,” nbcnews.com, 7/29/15:


One online commenter said, “I am almost happy to see this.  I want to see how deep the rabbit hole goes.”

If I were Vladimir Putin …

… I would call a massive press conference at the front steps of my home, I would address the assembled multitude solemnly, and I would stare long and hard into the distance.

Then I would say,”I CAN SEE SARAH PALIN FROM MY HOUSE.”  And then just bust out laughing.

Because that would be f***ing hilarious.