Wednesday, October 25, 2006

That time I was at the filming of The Daily Show...

...obviously the Powers That Be caught wind of my being the audience because Stephen Colbert gave me a nice little shout-out at the end of the show. Seriously. He even got Oprah involved.

If you would like to read more about my adventures in TV Land, you can find a full recap here (amongst recaps of lots of other things and there are even pictures to prove I'm not making any of this up).

I figured I owed this blog a little love since it's been so neglected of late. And the Republicans are FLOUNDERING! I mean, completely out on their asses! And I haven't even been able to relish in it as I am insanely busy pretty much all of the time...although what am I doing? I couldn't even tell you. I don't know. I just always know that there's never enough time. Never enough. ;)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

There won't be any new posts for a few days, but at least I'm announcing it in advance!

Looks like any potential rants for this week will have to be put on hold since I am *gulp* getting ready to go to New York for a long weekend (Friday through Tuesday). Jake Watch readers may have an idea of what motivated my trip at this particular time, although if you read this blog, you might be interested to know that I've snagged two tickets to the taping of "The Daily Show" next Monday (oh, YES!). If you're able to watch (and know what I look like), look out for a half-second glimpse of the back of my head during the opening audience shot! And if not, I'll try to find it on YouTube when I get back. I'm writing this trip off as a business expense as I see my stint as an audience member as crucial to future O.P. entries. I'm sure I'll tell all about it, in excruciating detail. I've also got some other, erm, "official" business to take care of for that other blog, so I don't think this can be called anything less than a working vacation (not wholly unlike my last "working vacation").

I can't lie. I'm quite excited about this trip. And so are the Olsen twins.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

After a mere 6 months, The Daily Show finally catches up to the O.P.!

Remember this post? Hmmm, I'm guessing no. It was a while ago. Anyway, "The Daily Show" FINALLY caught up with us last night. It's not on YouTube yet, and I can't link to the video directly, so if you're so inclined, click here, and then watch "America's Fastest Growing Nation." Or not. I'll upload it later if it shows up on YouTube but I'm watching "The Office" right now and am finding that this whole posting-while-watching-TV-thing really doesn't work.

EDIT: Thank you gods of YouTube! Here's Samantha Bee's report on the 300 millionth (!) American:

And because I found this highly amusing, here's a clip from the next day's show on Bush's "job description." Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Australopithecus afarensis!

Yes! My favorite primitive hominid. I'm not just saying that because specimen number 2 was uncovered last, I love Australopithecus afarensis because a) it is the "missing link" (take that evolution naysayers!) and b) the first to be discovered was nicknamed "Lucy" after "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." Yes, the evolutionary basis of our entire species can be found in a skeleton named after a Beatles song. Sometimes there is justice in this world. I have a soft spot for anthropoid evolution anyway. I find the whole thing fascinating. In fact I think I did a post on this a while ago, but I can't really be arsed to look for it right now. Did I just say "arsed?" Obviously I've been spending way too much time with britpopbaby. Honestly, I'm watching The Little Mermaid right now and only half my attention is going towards writing. Searching through blog archives might put me over the edge.

ANYWAY, as I not-so-subtely hinted at above, a second (and more complete) A. afarensis skeleton was unearthed last week, giving us a little more information on this ancestor of ours. This is highly exciting. It's also highly appropriate for this blog because clearly the road to Homo sapiens leads quite directly to our current overpopulation problem. But mostly, I just think it's neat.

Disclaimer: The contents of this blog are based solely on the opinions the author who is not affiliated with anyone. At all. Except herself. This blog is strictly for entertainment purposes. The author would never claim to be anything less than an open liberal, but she's not operating a news organization here. In fact, it's possible she's full of crap (possible, but not likely).

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