Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tweets of the Week (7/20/14 - 7/26/14)

Weird Al is a national treasure

Weird Al Yankovic has a new album called Mandatory Fun that he's been promoting the hell out of, and I have to say it's pretty damn awesome.  The first video released was for his song Word Crimes, which is a hilarious parody of Blurred Lines.  He also made a very funny parody of Royals called Foil.

Not all the songs on the album have videos yet, but I think my favorite of all the videos I've seen so far is Lame Claim to Fame, which is a completely original song that parodies the musical style of the band Southern Culture on the Skids:

I also enjoyed Mission Statement, which cleverly pokes fun at corporate speak while parodying the style of Crosby, Stills & Nash at the same time.  My Own Eyes (which doesn't have a video yet) is a wonderfully nonsensical song meant to mimic the sound of The Foo Fighters.  Lots of great stuff here.  There's a reason it's already a number one album.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tweets of the Week (7/13/14 - 7/19/14)

How many Americans were on flight MH17?

When Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was first shot down over Ukraine there were reports that as many as 23 Americans were aboard at the time, but the State Department refused to confirm that number.  President Obama specifically mentioned one American who was killed and now everyone is acting as if that was the only American victim; however, the investigation is still ongoing, and will probably drag on for some time since the investigators are being fired upon.  Not that it really matters, as I'm sure the State Department will drag its feet as long as it possibly can in confirming anything unflattering the investigation might yield.  If the State Department ever does confirm that the initial reports of 23 American deaths were in fact accurate, it will only be long after the next distraction comes along so all this can all get brushed aside as old news.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tweets of the Week (7/6/14 - 7/12/14)

Obama to win an Emmy?

Hey, remember that painfully unfunny "Between Two Ferns" skit where President Obama spouted dishonest Obamacare talking points in between exchanging really dumb insults with Zach Galifianakas?  It just got nominated for an Emmy.  No, really.

And you know it has to win, too.  It just has to.  These fucking Obama cultists wouldn't nominate their deity for such an award if he wasn't guaranteed to win.  Fine.  Give it to him.  Give him an award for making an awful infomercial while the word burns, our economy withers, and victimized children pile across our southern border by the tens of thousands, bringing lice, scabies, and tuberculosis along with them.  Give him an Emmy.  He already has a Nobel Prize and two Grammys under his belt, go ahead and give him another award just for being him.  Then you can give him a Tony and an Oscar, while you're at it.  And a Peabody.  And a Super Bowl ring.  And the Medal of Honor.  And the key to every city in America.  And then you can literally start giving him individual awards for every single poopie that he makes.  And the world will continue to crumble, but at least Obama will feel really good about himself while it's crumbling, and that's all that really matters, right?

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July!

I don't even want to think about what kind of stupidity President Obama is engaging in at the moment, so I think maybe I'll watch Ronald Reagan's 1986 Independence Day speech instead:


I sure do miss the days when we had a president who united the country instead of deliberately tearing it apart.  (Video courtesy of the Reagan Foundation.)