"Bee Gone!" Samantha Bee Finally Cancelled For the Old, Good Reasons -- Because She Was an Unfunny Black Hole of Negative Talent That Produced Nothing But Anti-Ratings
Update: The Future of TV?

Also, She was ugly. She's literally hard to look at.

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Like Amy Schumer exiting a crystal meth recovery clinic

And there's no visual respite available on her. There's no ocular refuge where you can safely rest your focus and say, "Well this part of her isn't so bad, I'll just post up here for a spell." Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis. Anywhere you look on this brokedown BTFO whoreclown, your eyes get kicked in their eye-faces by a boot covered in chickenleather skin, invasive dandruff, and distressing facial angles.



Who would've thought the majority of Americans wouldn't like watching a Canadian know-it-all telling them what's wrong with their country? Less people than you'd think, apparently, because Warner Bros. Discovery is giving everyone's favorite unfunny female late night host, Samantha Bee, the boot!

That's right! "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" won't be back on TBS in the fall, or anywhere else for that matter, according to a Variety report noting a statement from Bee's representatives.

Variety noted something Bee said in 2016 that most likely eventually led to her downfall.

"We do a show to please ourselves," Bee said then. "This gives us an opportunity to say the things we want in the exact way we want to say them."

While that's all well and good to say what you please -- free speech and all. To make a TV show based on what you like and never adjust to what the audience might like about it, shows the arrogance of those like Bee and her far-left writers.


According to Variety:


The end of her show will come as TV is trimming back its late-night antics. WarnerMedia decided to end its long-running "Conan" late-night program on TBS with Conan O'Brien. NBC and the late-night host Lilly Singh, a digital entertainment influencer who had launched a new show on the network in the wee hours of the morning, decided to part ways. Comedy Central, which once boasted three different late-night shows, now only has one, "The Daily Show," on regularly during weeknights. And CBS is mulling cheaper alternatives to replace James Corden when he leaves "The Late Late Show" in early 2023.

With Samantha Bee finally off the air, this frees up zero minutes of my time per week. I don't know what I'll do with this non-time I used to spend not watching her.

Maybe I'll use it to not pursue a hobby I'm not interested in, like soap whittling.

Writer Nick Kangadis notes that few people watch talk shows any longer, especially the staid, corporate, fake, predictable TV talkers, and have migrated to internet based conversationalists.

He also predicts:


The death rattle for classic talk shows, particularly of the late night variety, might just be upon us.

Oh, what a blessing that would be.

I do think the Way of Old Things is passing.

And Samantha Bee is, you know, and Old Thing.

Two Comments:

There's a real problem here and I am surprised that Ace didn't mention it.

Per The Verge, "Samantha Bee has one of the most diverse writer's rooms in late night TV." This is a big damn deal. They're callously canceling a show and causing an extremely diverse writing group to descend into unemployment, simply because the product was awful and the main star is an unbearable, shrill, distasteful harpy. Is this fair? Where's the damn justice? WILL NO ONE THINK OF THE DIVERSITY??????
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

During Pride Month?!?!


the oligarchs thought they could bring the entire populace along if they controlled all of the venues day and night with preachers who were guaranteed to repeat the party line endlessly.

It didn't work.

there's actually a bigger, more fascinating issue lurking here. The ad revenue model for Television has failed. Now the support by ideological oligarchs model is failing. How does general audience broadcast go on - or does it just die now, with everything going to special interest streaming services?
Posted by: Tom Servo

This is a really, really great point.

I think this second model is the model of the present and the future -- media not supported by revenue, but by highly invested partisan oligarchs who use it for their own advertising/propaganda purposes. The value they extract from it is not monetary, at least not directly; it's in influence and power, which can be used to make money in other areas.

They use corporate TV less as a medium to peddle other people's propagandistic advertising messages and more to propagate their own propaganda messaging. Though they'll still take money to peddle other corporate propaganda, too.

I'm not sure Tom is right that this model is "failing." It's not very profitable, no, but it's not meant to be. At least not directly.

And sure Samantha Bee and others are cancelled, but that doesn't mean the model has failed; in every model, there's still going to be some minimum level of performance demanded. National Review is allowed to limp on, while the Weekly Standard is cancelled. You have to have some numbers to serve the oligarchs. They may agitate for socialism, but they are not themselves running a socialist enterprise.

I do think this is the model. It may fail but I think it's going to be with us for a while.

Coming soon: SorosTV.

Related: Lee Smith has written a lot about how the media relies more and more on hired-gun "research" companies like FusionGPS for "news stories." Of course, these "research" companies are just paid by billionaires and political actors like Hillary Clinton and the DNC to write up often-fake "dossiers" to push propaganda on the country. But they can plant these propaganda stories in the media because they're ex-media themselves and are buddies with people in the media, and because people in media know they might later get high paying jobs with FusionGPS and should do them some favors, and also, because FusionGPS has them on the payroll right now for "research."

It's corrupt.

But right now, our "journalists" -- who already were corrupt propagandists -- are on the payroll of straight-up propaganda factories in the employ of billionaires and sociopathic politicians like Hillary Clinton.


The media has devolved into vanity projects for some time now - look at all the low rent lefty activist pamphlets out there now: Business Insider, RawStory, The Wrap, TalkingPointsMemo, etc, etc.

These are just broad sheets being handed out for free in the streets to anyone that will read them, usually like- minded lefty activists. No has an advertising model anymore.
Posted by: Boswell

Ah yes, this isn't really new at all.

But it's accelerating, I'd say.

Posted by: Ace at 02:28 PM




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1 sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:28 PM (LvTSG)

2 Oh, what a blessing that would be.

I do think the Way of Old Things is passing.

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Doesn't mean that she won't take over for Colbert.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:28 PM (LvTSG)

3 Didn't know she had a show. No cable.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at July 25, 2022 02:28 PM (voVcd)

4 Sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you . . .

Posted by: VDH at July 25, 2022 02:29 PM (KMudZ)

5 This post is very cruel.

Posted by: Victor Davis Hanson at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (xPl2J)

6 I honestly have never watched her but my impression is that she is about as funny as explosive diarrhea.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (eGTCV)

7 And there's no visual respite available on her.

I keep a hat full of assholes sitting next to the TV. When things get too rough, I look over there.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (ZSK0i)

8 I didn't even know she still had a show.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (DRSnL)

9 Sammy! Woo hoo! Love ya baby! You're my favorite! Show us your tits! Yow!

Posted by: heckler guy at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (sn5EN)

10 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (Zz0t1)

11 I guess I have never seen her before. And now it cannot be unseen. What holler in Appalachia is she from?

Posted by: Ultimate MAGA G'rump928(c) at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (yQpMk)

12 I didn't know TBS was still a network.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (LvTSG)

13 Who's that ugly dude in the picture?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (Zz0t1)

14 Like Amy Schumer exiting a crystal meth recovery clinic

Posted by: Amy Schumer at July 25, 2022 02:31 PM (U3uv2)

15 Why is ace being so nice in this post?

No, not nice. The other one. What's the word....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2022 02:31 PM (/EuRN)

16 She's got nice enough hair but looks like a DOCTOR Jill Biden type: 60s or 70s trying to look 30

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:31 PM (Ivdso)

17 12 I didn't know TBS was still a network.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (LvTSG)

I think they are close to being cancelled- They only pull in double CNN ratings.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at July 25, 2022 02:31 PM (N1tpc)

18 Samantha Stephens>>>>>>>>Samantha Bee

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 25, 2022 02:31 PM (23i+m)

19 Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis. Anywhere you look on this brokedown BTFO whoreclown, your eyes get kicked in their eye-faces by a boot covered in chickenleather skin, invasive dandruff, and distressing facial angles.
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Now *that* right there is some #cruelty.

Heh.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:31 PM (WWh8n)

20 Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis.


Damn, man. Just damn.

Posted by: Rudyard Kipling at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

21 She looks like John Kerry started jacking off long-haul truckers for meth money.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (/EuRN)

22 She's Canadian, you know, eh?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (a3Q+t)

23 It ain't the years it's the mileage. She could be the Queen of a downscale trailer park.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (4I/2K)

24 First paragraph is gold. Gold. Always believe in your soul.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (CPxAV)

25 The death rattle for classic talk shows, particularly of the late night variety, might just be upon us.

Lets hope they take down SNL in their vortex. Talk about a sewer of shows that has long outlived their value or interest.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (Ivdso)

26 >>>And there's no visual respite available on her. There's no ocular refuge where you can safely rest your focus and say, "Well this part of her isn't so bad, I'll just post up here for a spell." Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis. Anywhere you look on this brokedown BTFO whoreclown, your eyes get kicked in their eye-faces by a boot covered in chickenleather skin, invasive dandruff, and distressing facial angles.

Truthbomb Ace is best Ace.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (U3uv2)

27 No, not nice. The other one. What's the word....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2022 02:31 PM (/EuRN)

ace..he must be from Krypton

'cause he goes by Cru-El

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (BgMrQ)

28 Well, now she has more time to get those abortions she like so much.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (Y5qcH)

29 I am still hoping Gutfeld and Fox will take the Greg Gutfeld show to Fox Broadcast TV. Except if they were going to do it this year, they should have started planning this time last year.

Willowed commnent

Posted by: rd at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (Z32m1)

30 another story that goes over my head because I don't own a television

Posted by: DB at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (geLO8)

31 She couldn't find work at a truck stop.

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Was that a good one? I'm new at this.

Posted by: VDH giddy with excitement at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (KMudZ)

32 I guess I have never seen her before. And now it cannot be unseen. What holler in Appalachia is she from?
Posted by: Ultimate MAGA G'rump928(c) at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (yQpMk)


LOL

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (DRSnL)

33 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (T4tVD)

34 An actual FUNNY late night show that isn't trying to OUT-#WOKE all the others might do just fine.

Maybe, leave politics the fuck out of it for a change ?

Posted by: deadrody at July 25, 2022 02:33 PM (SnywI)

35 Be should take a lesson from Les Yeux Sans Visage, and get a mask. Now.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 25, 2022 02:33 PM (VpIIl)

36 Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis.


For sooth.

Posted by: Bill Shakespeare at July 25, 2022 02:33 PM (yQpMk)

37 Like Amy Schumer exiting a crystal meth recovery clinic

Yeah, you normally have to do drugs or drink real heavy to cultivate that appearance. If Bonnie Raitt had a troubled kid who was in and out of rehab, she'd look like Samantha Bee.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 25, 2022 02:33 PM (ppBhU)

38 If I was forced to share my essence with one of them , it would be Bee over Schumer.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 25, 2022 02:33 PM (NyLlW)

39 She wasn't particularly cute or funny 20 years ago. Not sure why she would be any different today.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 25, 2022 02:33 PM (YIVH2)

40 You mean to tell me that nobody wanted to watch a talk show called "Full Frontal" starring an unattractive scold? I shan't believe it, I shan't.

Btw Ace, while I wouldn't consider Bee attractive by any measure, she's not as ugly as you say. Indeed, in a world of leftwing political and media women as hideous as Lori Lightfoot, Bee may actually be of above-average looks.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 02:33 PM (iFTx/)

41 Geez, she is looking rough.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 25, 2022 02:33 PM (dNqv+)

42 I thought that show was cancelled years ago.

Posted by: Archer at July 25, 2022 02:33 PM (gmo/4)

43 Who could forget that classic Samantha Bee bit where she ummmm.... and that other unbelievable bout of hilarity when that person went on there and uhhhhh....

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (CPxAV)

44 39 She wasn't particularly cute or funny 20 years ago. Not sure why she would be any different today.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 25, 2022 02:33 PM (YIVH2)

========

She gets all the good clapter.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (LvTSG)

45 They're just making excuses for why Gutfeld is beating them. Fox! lol.

Posted by: Ultra pj at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (G1dq6)

46 Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis

LOL

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (ppBhU)

47 Well, now she has more time to get those abortions she like so much.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (Y5qcH)

I think I painfully see the flaw in your plan.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (U3uv2)

48 The Babylon Bee had an item about Jimmy Kimmel tearfully apologizing for having some humour on his show.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (eGTCV)

49 The cruelty of this post...it fulfills me.

Posted by: Boswell at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (+Cgut)

50 Well, now she has more time to get those abortions she like so much.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (Y5qcH)


And has more time to work on keeping the colored kids out of her kids' school.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (DRSnL)

51 Conan is still on? Dayum

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (SeyZ7)

52 Unrelated, I've been watching clips of Johnny Carson lately.

Nice to see someone genuinely funny, who knows how to let the guests be funny, without making it about him or "THE MESSAGE".

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (N1tpc)

53 Snort. Chicken leather boots??!! WTF do i have to drink to come up with this kind of gold?!

AofSHQ - come.for.the Smart Military dialogue. Stay for the chicken-leather boot shit kickin'.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (3Or4S)

54 I have it on good authority that Samantha Bee is the model for "Boil on Back" photo.

Posted by: kallisto at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (dCxaZ)

55 Who?

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (Zz0t1)

56 Gutfeld should be cancelled just to be fair to the 30 other late night hosts that no one watches

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (Ynyl9)

57 She has all the charm and charisma of an IRS audit.

Posted by: Azathoth at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (wb1YC)

58 The death rattle for classic talk shows, particularly of the late night variety, might just be upon us.
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It's possible that late night talk shows couldn't survive in the "New Media Ecosystem" (tm) anyway, but we'll never know because they have largely become shrill denunciation sessions hosted by incompetent and unfunny - though ideologically pure - pinch-faced scolds.

Were talk shows doomed no matter what? Maybe. Is there any chance they can survive in their current form? Definitely not. The only that surprises me at all is Conan.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (WWh8n)

59 I mean, she's a late night Denny's waitress 5 but for entertainment she's the south end of a north-bound Mandrill, and she's not funny. How did she get a show to begin with anyway???

There is something really weird going on in entertainment right now with Brian Stelter getting an anchor job and this bint getting a comedy TV show.

Late night talk shows cannot die fast enough.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (Ivdso)

60 Late night died when Craig Ferguson decided to pack it in.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (flINI)

61 Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis. Anywhere you look on this brokedown BTFO whoreclown, your eyes get kicked in their eye-faces by a boot covered in chickenleather skin, invasive dandruff, and distressing facial angles."

It's a face designed by an alien race that had read a description of human beings, but which had never actually seen one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (trdmm)

62 Looking at her is the eyesight equivalent of sticking your dick in #60 sandpaper and not stopping until it's gone.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (CPxAV)

63 I see Ace the Cruel has emerged today. I find it pleasing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (Mgbo4)

64 The View. She would fit (barely) there.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (U3uv2)

65 Isn't Amy Schumer latest job selling tampons?

Like she's skulking about bathrooms, lurking to jump out and dump a load of tapon knowledge on, I guess women too stupid to not know basic hygiene?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (h26q+)

66 The Babylon Bee had an item about Jimmy Kimmel tearfully apologizing for having some humour on his show.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (eGTCV)



That's in the sidebar.

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (Zz0t1)

67 60 Late night died when Craig Ferguson decided to pack it in.
Posted by: Truck Monkey R

such a losss, right?

the shame is there's not even more than a few old clips on youtube.

Posted by: sockamster-they're not all bangers, folks at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (OuH7W)

68 Bee Status Tracker

Samantha: gone
Babylon: still going strong

Posted by: NJ Class Traitor at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (KDdj/)

69 Oh well, at least I always have the old truck stop to go back to.

Posted by: Samantha Bee at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (ESjRY)

70 Well she's no Samantha Powers.

Posted by: fd at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (sn5EN)

71 She's cute, if you're into Down Syndrome, autistic burn victim amputees.

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (Zz0t1)

72 Didn't know she had a show. No cable.
Posted by: Jimco Industries at July 25, 2022 02:28 PM (voVcd)

Merely one of the many "celebrities" that I only ever heard of because they get mocked to death here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (LWjFZ)

73 I am proud to say that I never once watched a single minute of her show.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (trdmm)

74 The meth is strong in her.

Posted by: m at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (euHgA)

75 My favorite story about Bee is when she and her husband were protesting that their children's private school was considering busing in poor, diversity children. She's all for it at other people's schools, but not for her precious spawn.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (zL564)

76 With Samantha Bee finally off the air, this frees up zero minutes of my time per week. I don't know what I'll do with this non-time I used to spend not watching her.

You can now devote even more time to not watching John Oliver, another foreign twat who should be defenestrated.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (ppBhU)

77 Looking at her is the eyesight equivalent of sticking your dick in #60 sandpaper and not stopping until it's gone.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (CPxAV)

Her face is the monkey pox of venereal diseases.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (U3uv2)

78 Bee looks like Melissa Ethridge's great grandma. Are you sure they're not related?

Posted by: Marcus T at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (VpIIl)

79 I would like to see TBS launch a streaming service called TBS+, and give her a gig over there. Perhaps pair her up with Chrissie Wallace?

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (TNyrE)

80 Samantha Bee-otch.

Posted by: Joe Mama at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (WmGrA)

81 Just got evacuated out of Love Field after an apparent shooting. Family is safe. TSA did a great job.

— Chief Max Geron (@ChiefGeron) July 25, 2022

The TSA that let a woman with a gun into the terminal.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (UuD2k)

82
It's a face designed by an alien race that had read a description of human beings, but which had never actually seen one.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (trdmm)

At least in the STOS episode, they actually started with a real human....

Posted by: Boswell at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (+Cgut)

83 41 Geez, she is looking rough.

***

Be nice, you know the camera adds 15 years. Or so...

Posted by: Azathoth at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (wb1YC)

84 This post is very cruel.
Posted by: Victor Davis Hanson at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (xPl2J)


The World is a very, very cruel place. Any History Professor can attest to that.

Posted by: rd at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (Z32m1)

85 The death rattle for classic talk shows, particularly of the late night variety, might just be upon us.

The format itself is fine, but none of the shows currently have anyone actually funny who tells jokes. It's just DNC talking points followed by the audience clapping like methed up seals. The famous Conan O'Brien/Norm MacDonald clip where he's making fun of the Carrot Top movie is better entertainment than anything Kimmel, Colbert, or Ferguson have ever done.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (ZGrMX)

86 in the name of fairness, Gutfeld should have Samantha Bee replace Tyrus.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (Ynyl9)

87 I really don't get the appeal of all the left's infotainment shows.

They aren't generally funny, and you can get the same take on the news by reading DNC press releases.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (ESjRY)

88 TV Is Obsolete Dog Mess.

Turn It Off And Leave It Off.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (qZQHw)

89 I saw Ocular Refuge open for Skull Scoliosis at the Capital Center back in '76.

Cruel ace is best ace.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (4I/2K)

90 If we have to have a talk show by a Canadian woman who reflects on culture, why couldn't we have Nicole Arbour?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (xhaym)

91 Johnny Carson could bomb a joke better than any other comedian. He was usually funnier when a joke bombed than when it succeeded.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (23i+m)

92 TBS can expand their all black comedy block.

Posted by: WiNO - Amish Vampires in Space at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (EpDzw)

93 Buzz off, Bee!

btw, you want to be "edgy" and "controversial", Sam? How about commenting on the tyranny of your own PM, Justin Trudeau, in your "witty" "comedy" show?

Posted by: Thrawn at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (Rl7KJ)

94 Several years back, TBS, I think, was pushing a show called Throwing Shade. I never watched it, and it was quickly canceled, but at the time it was advertised I thought- why push another clone of Bee, Colbert, Kimmel, etc. Is there not enough faux anti-establishment unfunny Pravda outrage? Surprised it took this long to get rid of this one.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (JicSX)

95 I honestly have never watched her but my impression is that she is about as funny as explosive diarrhea.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (eGTCV)

Jerry Nadler with explosive diarrhea would funny as Hell, as long as you weren't in the line of fire. Watch him noisily deflate like a sad whoopee cushion.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (LWjFZ)

96 It's possible that late night talk shows couldn't survive in the "New Media Ecosystem" (tm) anyway, but we'll never know because they have largely become shrill denunciation sessions hosted by incompetent and unfunny - though ideologically pure - pinch-faced scolds.

Well that's just it. Maybe late night talk shows had a niche still, I mean Gen X and Millennials could grow to like them maybe? If they weren't awful and insulting and lacking in humor or content.

Tough to find guests though, who are you going to have on? Chris Hemsworth? Chris Pine? Chris Kristofferson? Chris Nolan? Chris Bale? Chris Evans?

...there are a lot of dudes named Chris in entertainment these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (Ivdso)

97 who the heck though it was a good idea to call her show "full frontal" when she looks like that?

The name just conjures repulsive images.

Posted by: Brian at July 25, 2022 02:38 PM (iK8a4)

98 I love just swimming through the palpable cruelty. Gonna feel great all week soaking up the malice at this rate.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 02:38 PM (ftFVW)

99 "The death rattle for classic talk shows, particularly of the late night variety, might just be upon us."

I don't disagree, but you can make a lot of money just telling fools what they already believe. So I'm not sure there isn't sufficient life in the Kimmel, Colbert, and whoever-that-other-stupid-fuck-is model.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 02:38 PM (iFTx/)

100 I was gonna say there is always porn. But even they're like, no, just no.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 25, 2022 02:38 PM (VpIIl)

101 This thread should have a VDH call light Batman had...

Posted by: Boswell at July 25, 2022 02:38 PM (+Cgut)

102 I really don't get the appeal of all the left's infotainment shows.

They aren't generally funny, and you can get the same take on the news by reading DNC press releases.
Posted by: 18-1 at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (ESjRY)
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Probably just another grifting/money laundering operation for the Left. Where they get all their money, I have no idea, but they seem to have endless buckets of it to support ongoing failures...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 25, 2022 02:38 PM (YIVH2)

103 Samantha Bee: Being ugly.
Leftists -
See what all that hate can do to you!

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 25, 2022 02:38 PM (N39Ws)

104
Spots all over her body, from where men have been touching her with ten-foot poles.

Posted by: Flip Wilson at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (Mgbo4)

105 The thought of me having a 3 way with her and pelosi has given me a reason to continue breathing. The blue steel is, excuse me, was unbearable.

Posted by: Joe kidtoucher at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (W+TLY)

106 Posted by: Ace at 02:28 PM


Capital A Ace.

Posted by: Ultimate MAGA G'rump928(c) at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (yQpMk)

107 Anywhere you look on this brokedown BTFO whoreclown, your eyes get kicked in their eye-faces by a boot covered in chickenleather skin, invasive dandruff, and distressing facial angles.
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She needs some tats to soften her image.

Posted by: Janeane Garofalo at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (sWM8x)

108 Just got evacuated out of Love Field after an apparent shooting. Family is safe. TSA did a great job.

— Chief Max Geron (@ChiefGeron) July 25, 2022

The TSA that let a woman with a gun into the terminal.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (UuD2k)



I believe she was at the ticket counter outside of the 'secure area' of the airport.

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

109 Just got evacuated out of Love Field after an apparent shooting. Family is safe. TSA did a great job.

— Chief Max Geron (@ChiefGeron) July 25, 2022

The TSA that let a woman with a gun into the terminal.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 02:36 PM (UuD2k)


The TSA catch almost 10-20% of the guns and bombs. Just ask the DHS.

Posted by: rd at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (Z32m1)

110 I think one of the bigger problems with late night comedy is that you have to be a political junkie to get a lot of the political jokes.

It can't just be, "Trump is a dummy." It's, "Trump's assistant secretary to state said something dumb." The sort of thing that we get, but that the normie doesn't hear about.

It's like the writers know nothing of current events except what gets through to the CNN politics page.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (LvTSG)

111 I saw Ocular Refuge open for Audioslave at the Experience Music Project in '02

Posted by: Hands at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (786Ro)

112 He was usually funnier when a joke bombed than when it succeeded.

I agree, he got that from Jack Benny who was the absolute God King of comedy hosts

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (Ivdso)

113 When you bathe as little as I do, soap whittling is all it's good for.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (0ocXn)

114 How old is she in Taylor Lorenz years?

Posted by: spindrift at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (h5TKJ)

115 You guys are too mean. Samantha looks like I always imagined Terry Gross looked.

Like I thought she looked, by the way, not how she actually looks.
*urgh*

Posted by: Kindltot at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (xhaym)

116 She's what would happen if Hitler, Carrot Top, and a rabid vampire bat put their genetic material in a Cuisinart and then incubated it in the blazing Egyptian sun for five thousand years.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (t9Ett)

117 I like how these a--holes have learned nothing and insist on blaming the audience for not watching because of streamers.

No, the death rattle for talk shows is due to the fact they only exist to push the left's agenda/political correctness and they are hosted by unfunny hacks.

It is 100% "Get woke, go broke" in action. Or as Trump says: "Everything woke turns to sh!t."

It's exactly why in the wake of the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial "journalists" like Taylor Lorenz did hit piece after hit piece on YouTubers like Reikta Law and Legal Bytes. The excuse was they were making "money" off of covering the trial (as if Washington Post and NYT doesn't expect to be paid for their work), but the real reason is because the YouTubers who actually watched the trial were hurting the MSM narrative of "believe all women" (even ones who literally shit the bed and mock the man on tape that no one is going to believe they are the ones being physically assaulted).

Posted by: Ultra MAGA Venus at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (YVBLw)

118 There's a real problem here and I am surprised that Ace didn't mention it.

Per The Verge, "Samantha Bee has one of the most diverse writer's rooms in late night TV." This is a big damn deal. They're callously canceling a show and causing an extremely diverse writing group to descend into unemployment, simply because the product was awful and the main star is an unbearable, shrill, distasteful harpy. Is this fair? Where's the damn justice? WILL NO ONE THINK OF THE DIVERSITY??????

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (WWh8n)

119 She seems to have meth teeth.

Posted by: Puddinhead at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (4vi12)

120 Writer Nick Kangadis notes that few people watch talk shows any longer, especially the staid, corporate, fake, predictable TV talkers, and have migrated to internet based conversationalists.

there's some good content on the net

Posted by: kallisto at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (dCxaZ)

121 60 Late night died when Craig Ferguson decided to pack it in.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (flINI)

I think late night talk shows were doomed to fail because the cult of celebrity was revealed as hollow. We do not WANT to know more about the people or hear their opinions on wide ranging issues.

I think back to the examples like the celebrity roasts when you wanted to see these comics MORE and also how they interacted with one another (I am talking about the old school roasts, which can be found on youtube- which were well before my time.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (dNqv+)

122 Samantha Bee still funnier than Trevor Noah. That's the one I don't understand having a comedy show.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (NyLlW)

123 I wonder how long it takes a pit crew at TBS to get her presentable for the cameras.

Posted by: Azathoth at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (wb1YC)

124 There is something really weird going on in entertainment right now with Brian Stelter getting an anchor job and this bint getting a comedy TV show.

Late night talk shows cannot die fast enough.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (Ivdso)

the oligarchs thought they could bring the entire populace along if they controlled all of the venues day and night with preachers who were guaranteed to repeat the party line endlessly.

It didn't work.

there's actually a bigger, more fascinating issue lurking here. The ad revenue model for Television has failed. Now the support by ideological oligarchs model is failing. How does general audience broadcast go on - or does it just die now, with everything going to special interest streaming services?

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (trdmm)

125 The rich set up careers for their kids. Banking if they are smart, and television if they are dumb.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (44ww/)

126 9 Sammy! Woo hoo! Love ya baby! You're my favorite! Show us your tits! Yow!
Posted by: heckler guy at July 25, 2022 02:30 PM (sn5EN)

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LOL

Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (VJsqe)

127 Yesterday I saw a commercial (uck) for Trevor Noah's late night show. It featured him "joking" that he'd bought Abe Lincoln's stovepipe hat at an auction, and that he loved it because it makes a great holder for nachos and chips. Then they showed a picture of a cartoon hat with nachos in it.

I actually just told the "joke" "funnier" than he did. And it was exactly that "funny." I assume this is some of his "strongest" "material."

Posted by: LASue at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (Ed8Zd)

128 83 41 Geez, she is looking rough.

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Be nice, you know the camera adds 15 years. Or so...
Posted by: Azathoth at July 25, 2022 02:37 PM (wb1YC)

In this case, the camera must have the same effect as choosing the wrong Grail.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (dNqv+)

129 is better entertainment than anything Kimmel, Colbert, or Ferguson have ever done.

Kimmel was amusing as Carolla's straight man on The Man Show - but that was 20 years ago.

And Ferguson was always amusing when he would have some beautiful actress on his show and would have to interview her.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (ESjRY)

130 Abortion is a Way to Pass Old Things, like DNA.

Am I right folks?!?

Posted by: Samantha Bee at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (2waQ7)

131 "Writer Nick Kangadis notes that few people watch talk shows any longer, especially the staid, corporate, fake, predictable TV talkers, and have migrated to internet based conversationalists."

Wait, does that mean the CIA will point a firehose full of money at me now?

Posted by: Internet Based Conversationalist at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (IQuyA)

132 She rates a 9 on the AWFL scale.

Posted by: Joe Mama at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (WmGrA)

133 She's what would happen if Hitler, Carrot Top, and a rabid vampire bat put their genetic material in a Cuisinart and then incubated it in the blazing Egyptian sun for five thousand years.
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I think I'd best put on my rubber pants.

Posted by: VDH at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (GOAUs)

134 118 There's a real problem here and I am surprised that Ace didn't mention it.

Per The Verge, "Samantha Bee has one of the most diverse writer's rooms in late night TV." This is a big damn deal. They're callously canceling a show and causing an extremely diverse writing group to descend into unemployment, simply because the product was awful and the main star is an unbearable, shrill, distasteful harpy. Is this fair? Where's the damn justice? WILL NO ONE THINK OF THE DIVERSITY??????
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (WWh8n)

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"Those who have done the sacking have themselves been sacked. The rest of the credits have been completed at great expense and in very little time."

*mariachi music*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (LvTSG)

135 122 Samantha Bee still funnier than Trevor Noah. That's the one I don't understand having a comedy show.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (NyLlW

That's a "which turd smells better?" contest.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (trdmm)

136 I don't think she looks that bad. Looks like she's not wearing makeup. Talk show hosts don't have to be particularly attractive. They just need to be funn-apparently she isn't -and good at interviewing people. I haven't seen her show so I don't know about that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (QzPUP)

137 WILL NO ONE THINK OF THE DIVERSITY??????

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AND DURING PRIDE MONTH!?

Posted by: Azathoth at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (wb1YC)

138 there's actually a bigger, more fascinating issue lurking here. The ad revenue model for Television has failed.

Sadly, the TV execs and companies buying ads have not quite caught on to it yet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (Ivdso)

139 let's not forget she's a racist who protested against the poor's from attending her Children's public school

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (cxG4V)

140 As an American, I want to assure my Canadian friends (morons here) that we do not, for one minute, think any of you are as unfunny as Canadian Samantha Bee. Now please take her back into your country.


Posted by: Archer at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (gmo/4)

141 Wow Ace. That’s just mean. Heh!

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (eJn7u)

142 >>>Per The Verge, "Samantha Bee has one of the most diverse writer's rooms in late night TV." This is a big damn deal. They're callously canceling a show and causing an extremely diverse writing group to descend into unemployment, simply because the product was awful and the main star is an unbearable, shrill, distasteful harpy. Is this fair? Where's the damn justice? WILL NO ONE THINK OF THE DIVERSITY??????

During a Pride-Adjacent Month?!?!?!

Posted by: ace at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (B3oWe)

143 The TSA catch almost 10-20% of the guns and bombs. Just ask the DHS.

Posted by: rd at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (Z32m1)

That's pretty impressive stats for a government agency.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (U3uv2)

144 118 There's a real problem here and I am surprised that Ace didn't mention it.

Per The Verge, "Samantha Bee has one of the most diverse writer's rooms in late night TV." This is a big damn deal. They're callously canceling a show and causing an extremely diverse writing group to descend into unemployment, simply because the product was awful and the main star is an unbearable, shrill, distasteful harpy. Is this fair? Where's the damn justice? WILL NO ONE THINK OF THE DIVERSITY??????
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (WWh8n)


RIGHT AFTER PRIDE MONTH?!?!?

Posted by: LASue at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (Ed8Zd)

145 Where's the damn justice? WILL NO ONE THINK OF THE DIVERSITY??????

and so soon after Pride Month

and Senator John McCain isn't even cold yet

Posted by: kallisto at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (dCxaZ)

146 WAIT! Samantha Bee is GONE???? I can't believe it! IT can't bee true!!?? GOOD BYE SAMANTHA BEE! I HARDLY KNEW YA!!!

Well, to be honest, I never knew her, but that's not important. What is important is that Ace thought her departure was important and worth noting. That being the case, I have nothing more to add or type.

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (6eRlp)

147 Reading through the comments thus far, its a safe guess that there is more actual, genuine humor on display regarding this post than in the total number of seasons that her show was on the air.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (TNyrE)

148 Samantha Bee still funnier than Trevor Noah. That's the one I don't understand having a comedy show.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (NyLlW)



Who? And who?

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (Zz0t1)

149 And there's no visual respite available on her. There's no ocular refuge where you can safely rest your focus and say, "Well this part of her isn't so bad, I'll just post up here for a spell." Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis. Anywhere you look on this brokedown BTFO whoreclown, your eyes get kicked in their eye-faces by a boot covered in chickenleather skin, invasive dandruff, and distressing facial angles.

Another classic in cruelty literature.
Focus on the five-head just below the hairline. That's the"sweet" spot

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (MFphb)

150 125 The rich set up careers for their kids. Banking if they are smart, and television if they are dumb.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (44ww/)

How smart do you have to be for banking?

"F@%k you, pay me.", seems pretty easy.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (UuD2k)

151 Sadly, "The View" will buck the trend of dying talk shows and chat shows.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (WWh8n)

152 think one of the bigger problems with late night comedy is that you have to be a political junkie to get a lot of the political jokes.
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Nah. Feeling smart is good enough for a certain set. Look at the way they applauded Comey being fired. They don't even know what they're supposed to know and they don't care.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (t9Ett)

153 I honestly have never watched her but my impression is that she is about as funny as explosive diarrhea.

In defense of Explosive Diarrhea; it's pretty funny as long as it not you who has it.

Posted by: Paladin at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (Br9Gi)

154 A bee is a fish, you know.

Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (VJsqe)

155 In this case, the camera must have the same effect as choosing the wrong Grail.

She chose... poorly

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (Ivdso)

156 LASue, lol

Posted by: kallisto at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (dCxaZ)

157 Yesterday I saw a commercial (uck) for Trevor Noah's late night show. It featured him "joking" that he'd bought Abe Lincoln's stovepipe hat at an auction, and that he loved it because it makes a great holder for nachos and chips. Then they showed a picture of a cartoon hat with nachos in it.

***

Trevor Noah is to comedy what South Africa is to comedy.

Posted by: Azathoth at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (wb1YC)

158 During a Pride-Adjacent Month?!?!?!
Posted by: ace at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (B3oWe)

Dang it. Yours is much better.

Posted by: LASue at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (Ed8Zd)

159 152 think one of the bigger problems with late night comedy is that you have to be a political junkie to get a lot of the political jokes.
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Nah. Feeling smart is good enough for a certain set. Look at the way they applauded Comey being fired. They don't even know what they're supposed to know and they don't care.
Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (t9Ett)

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So, it's either "political junkie" or "unquestioning partisan."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (LvTSG)

160 🤣🤣🤣

Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (5gyQ/)

161 Meanwhile, Taipei held air raid drills, so citizens can be familiar with their assigned shelter locations, and Taiwan mobilized its military.

Out in the real world. Where having a dementia patient as reisdent and a military busy broadcasting pronouns has real implications.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (Linp+)

162 Well that's just it. Maybe late night talk shows had a niche still, I mean Gen X and Millennials could grow to like them maybe? If they weren't awful and insulting and lacking in humor or content.
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Not for this GenXer.

Johnny Carson was a joy to watch as a child (when I was allowed to or snuck a peek).
It wasn't until I was much older that I learned more about him beyond the tabloids.

I wanted to know more about Johnny Carson.
I have less than zero interest in these imbeciles currently on TV or in the movies.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (fBYY+)

163 153 I honestly have never watched her but my impression is that she is about as funny as explosive diarrhea.

In defense of Explosive Diarrhea; it's pretty funny as long as it not you who has it.
Posted by: Paladin at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (Br9Gi)

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I've never thought Dumb and Dumber was all that funny either.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (LvTSG)

164 Meanwhile Alec Baldwin walks free after murdering a woman.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (Ivdso)

165 52 Unrelated, I've been watching clips of Johnny Carson lately.

Nice to see someone genuinely funny, who knows how to let the guests be funny, without making it about him or "THE MESSAGE".
Posted by: Formerly Virginian at July 25, 2022 02:34 PM (N1tpc)

Amen.

Posted by: m at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (euHgA)

166 Jay Leno is doing "You Bet Your Life."

I bet if you slid two of his half hour shows opposite Stephen and the two Jimmies, you would pull better ratings.

Posted by: rd at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (Z32m1)

167 Sam Bee looks like the real life, non-screaming version of Edvard Munch's painting, The Scream.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (NWBBy)

168 She's what would happen if Hitler, Carrot Top, and a rabid vampire bat put their genetic material in a Cuisinart and then incubated it in the blazing Egyptian sun for five thousand years.
Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (t9Ett)


You and your damned Sou vide recipes. Real men barbecue, dammit!

Posted by: Kindltot at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (xhaym)

169 Her dumb show was one of those shows where they were touting the diversity of their writing team. Because that's what is most important in comedy. Diversity.

Posted by: buzzion at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (vMCab)

170 That's a man, baby!

Posted by: 40 Miles North at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (uWF4x)

171 That face somehow reminds me of Men in Black - you know, the alien bug wearing the dead guy as a suit.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (llON8)

172 As an American, I want to assure my Canadian friends (morons here) that we do not, for one minute, think any of you are as unfunny as Canadian Samantha Bee. Now please take her back into your country.


Posted by: Archer at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (gmo/4)


And Justin Bieber. And Seth Rogan.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (DRSnL)

173 In the good old days we used every part of the soap. Wasting soap is a slippery slope to Moloch worship.

Posted by: These Fish Sticks Are Hard As Tits at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (3AD8C)

174 161 Meanwhile, Taipei held air raid drills, so citizens can be familiar with their assigned shelter locations, and Taiwan mobilized its military.

Out in the real world. Where having a dementia patient as reisdent and a military busy broadcasting pronouns has real implications.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (Linp+)

I'll admit, I give much more of a fuck about Taiwan than I do Ukraine.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (dNqv+)

175 Aunt Bea>>>>>>>Samantha Bee.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (23i+m)

176 We need to start a dead pool for these shows.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (VpIIl)

177 4 A bee is a fish, you know.

Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (VJsqe)

Samantha Fish is a pretty kickass guitarist.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (t9Ett)

178 Comparing people to Johnny Carson is tough because he was simply the best.

I remember seeing Carson interviewing Rodney Dangerfield and it was just hilarious.

Carson was great at just setting up his guests to let them do their thing and Dangerfield was at his best that night...

Posted by: 18-1 at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (ESjRY)

179 Samantha Bee's face is odd, like someone photoshopped the face of a septuagenarian on the bod of another woman but the face is too small. I think the floofed up her hair so much to make her head seem bigger so her face looks like someone hit "Reduce" on photoshop a few times

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (Ivdso)

180 172 And Justin Bieber. And Seth Rogan.
Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (DRSnL)

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William Shatner can stay for a bit, but you have to take Jim Carrey back.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (LvTSG)

181

Who?

I literally have no idea who this...xit...is.

Looks like it has facial monkeypox though. Probably all orifices.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (XyA/r)

182 Her smile - it's like someone trying to hide meth teeth.

Posted by: Hands at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (786Ro)

183 That's a face that looks like it launched a thousand ships...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (yn/SF)

184 The end of late night talk shows means the nets could put on higher quality material, like informercials for dildos and documentaries about reality TV stars.

Posted by: Nonapod at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (K4vtd)

185 Even full frontal wouldn't save that face.

Her front tat sez 'please enter from the rear'.

Or so I'm guessing.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (JOtiF)

186 That face somehow reminds me of Men in Black - you know, the alien bug wearing the dead guy as a suit.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket
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Heh.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (fBYY+)

187 I wonder how the banking and other Chinese problems will influence their decision on whether to try for Taiwan?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (dNqv+)

188 I might be mistaken but there are comedians who still try to make people laugh. S. Bee isn't one of them.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (eGTCV)

189 And there's no visual respite available on her. There's no ocular refuge where you can safely rest your focus and say, "Well this part of her isn't so bad, I'll just post up here for a spell." Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis. Anywhere you look on this brokedown BTFO whoreclown, your eyes get kicked in their eye-faces by a boot covered in chickenleather skin, invasive dandruff, and distressing facial angles.

Another classic in cruelty literature.
Focus on the five-head just below the hairline. That's the"sweet" spot
Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (MFphb)

aka the aiming point.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (4I/2K)

190 That's a "which turd smells better?" contest.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (trdmm)

Yes and Trevor Noah makes the bathroom unusable for hours.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (NyLlW)

191 Sam Bee looks like the real life, non-screaming version of Edvard Munch's painting, The Scream.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (NWBBy)

Holy shit

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (t9Ett)

192 William Shatner can stay for a bit, but you have to take Jim Carrey back.

We'll keep Ryan Long, too.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (ZGrMX)

193 Can I get me some burn salve here? No idea who this person is but reading the post made me laugh out loud and the reflected flash from the rhetorical incendiary bomb gave me second degree burns.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (NxOLn)

194 I don't disagree, but you can make a lot of money just telling fools what they already believe. So I'm not sure there isn't sufficient life in the Kimmel, Colbert, and whoever-that-other-stupid-fuck-is model.
Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 02:38 PM (iFTx/)

I actually do not think you can "make a lot of money" that way. I think the financial model has been to have a rich oligarch, someone like Omidyar or Bezos or Soros to fund these shows out of their pockets for ideological reasons. When they get sick of doing it and pull the plug, the thing dies because it never had any real income to speak of.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (trdmm)

195 I don't think the post was quite cruel enough. A little slippage happening. Leaving Bee with filled pollen sacks.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (8GBH4)

196 178 Comparing people to Johnny Carson is tough because he was simply the best.

I remember seeing Carson interviewing Rodney Dangerfield and it was just hilarious.

Carson was great at just setting up his guests to let them do their thing and Dangerfield was at his best that night...
Posted by: 18-1 at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (ESjRY)

+1. That was a good one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (dNqv+)

197 ... I think late night talk shows were doomed to fail because the cult of celebrity was revealed as hollow. We do not WANT to know more about the people or hear their opinions on wide ranging issues. ...
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (dNqv+)
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Social media did this. I don't need chat shows to see what Celebrity A thinks about Issue 32. I can just troll Celebrity A's Twitter feed. And if I do, I will probably find that Celebrity A is a dull-normal, arrogant, cloistered yahoo.

Real stars are bright, beautiful and distant. Hollywood stars had those same characteristics. Social media removed the distance and as a result, we learned that they're not bright and beautiful but that they are by and large merely stupid balls of gas with great makeup.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (WWh8n)

198 There's nothing wrong with her face. It just needs to run in the drier a little longer.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (UuD2k)

199 She does have kind of a skeevy, in-bred look to her.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (MvHI3)

200 And has more time to work on keeping the colored kids out of her kids' school.
Posted by: Jordan61

Yes, exactly. What a bunch of racists these Dems are.

Posted by: Prime Sister at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (tQL7r)

201 Yeah keep Shatner, at least he can be funny and laugh at himself.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (yn/SF)

202 The end of late night talk shows means the nets could put on higher quality material, like informercials for dildos and documentaries about reality TV stars.
Posted by: Nonapod at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (K4vtd)

My time to shine!

Posted by: Dr. Victoria Zdrok at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (4I/2K)

203 Her dumb show was one of those shows where they were touting the diversity of their writing team.

A guy on Youtube I watched said that Marvel is struggling right now because they don't choose directors, they "cast" them. As in "does this director look and feel like the right sort of person to do this role" rather than "is this person talented, skilled, experienced, and capable enough to handle a billion dollar product?"

I think that's the deal everywhere now. They aren't hiring writers, they're casting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (Ivdso)

204 She seems to have meth teeth.
Posted by: Puddinhead at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (4vi12)

Meth Teeth > Baked Bean Teeth

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (qZQHw)

205 185 Even full frontal wouldn't save that face.

Her front tat sez 'please enter from the rear'.

Or so I'm guessing.
Posted by: GnuBreed at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (JOtiF)

"Front Towards Enemy"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (/EuRN)

206 Without Norm McDonald, late night shows have no reason to exist.

Posted by: spongeworthy at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (vZqvS)

207 Say what you might, she will make a perfect running mate for Liz Cheney.

Posted by: Democrats: Raping The Children We Cannot Kill Since 1973! at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (jV+aN)

208 I wonder how long it takes a pit crew at TBS to get her presentable for the cameras.
Posted by: Azathoth at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM


Depends on whether they find a noose in the garage or not.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (a3Q+t)

209 Sam Bee looks like the real life, non-screaming version of Edvard Munch's painting, The Scream.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (NWBBy)

Holy shit
Posted by: ...
___

I'm far from being an art connoisseur, but I even LOL'd at this.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (fBYY+)

210 Yes and Trevor Noah makes the bathroom unusable for hours.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (NyLlW)

LOL that made me laugh because I've walked into bathrooms like that. I'll bet you have too!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (trdmm)

211 Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis.

Damn, man. Just damn.
Posted by: Rudyard Kipling at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

she looks so bad, i bet anytime she's defeated in a role playing game she drops 1 piece of common loot

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (p03vF)

212 Carson was great at just setting up his guests to let them do their thing and Dangerfield was at his best that night...
Posted by: 18-1 at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (ESjRY)

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Carson had a huge advantage over today's hosts insofar as he didn't need to pump the liberal lines over and over. He roasted both sides and did it well. Now you must be careful not to offend any liberal group but at the same time it appears you must establish liberals' superiority over conservatives.

Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (VJsqe)

213 Is Shania still hot? We’ll keep her, too, if so.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (23i+m)

214 OT: Here's a "wellness influencer" on TikTok getting nude and spreading her legs open to sun herself down there. Can't tell if it's a joke or if she's for real:

https://tinyurl.com/yckpvpaa

Posted by: Augustine at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (BDZWU)

215 " Because that's what is most important in comedy. Diversity."

That trumps talent or creativity or competence in entertainment now.Our product is utter dogshit, but look how diverse the makers of this dogshit are!!!#hatehasnoplacehere

Posted by: UGAdawg at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (tRd71)

216 There is something really weird going on in entertainment right now with Brian Stelter getting an anchor job
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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CRT, do you mean like a ship anchor's job for Stelter?

Posted by: whig at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (CXr4y)

217 I've never thought Dumb and Dumber was all that funny either.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (LvTSG)

What I've noticed is that, the first time you hear a joke, or see a sight gag, it doesn't matter whether it's original or not, you think it's funny. But once you've seen that gag, the next time, and every subsequent time is less funny.

A LOT of what passes for comedy these days counts on it being the first time many people have seen/heard something that's been said/done a million times before.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (NWBBy)

218 Reading through the comments thus far, its a safe guess that there is more actual, genuine humor on display regarding this post than in the total number of seasons that her show was on the air.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (TNyrE)

There's more humor in one Babylon Bee story than all of Samantha Bee's unfortunate existence.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 25, 2022 02:48 PM (U3uv2)

219 This smiling Asian lady at the beach never thought there was any compelling reason to watch Bee and is not sorry to have missed her opportunity to do so:
https://is.gd/bF7Tsa

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:48 PM (WWh8n)

220
Funny that I used to have 5 channels if I was lucky. Three networks and PBS and onother bad reception network further away. Went to cable because it had tons more channels. Then went to big dish satellite because it had 100 channels. Promising to have hundreds real soon. That future prediction turned out to be bullshit. Now you can basically watch any TV show ever made, on demand.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at July 25, 2022 02:48 PM (voVcd)

221 Ace just wants to date Samantha.

Posted by: AOC at July 25, 2022 02:48 PM (kkARD)

222 Real stars are bright, beautiful and distant. Hollywood stars had those same characteristics. Social media removed the distance and as a result, we learned that they're not bright and beautiful but that they are by and large merely stupid balls of gas with great makeup.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:46 PM (WWh8n)
________________________________

"You talking about me??"

-- Amber Heard

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 02:48 PM (iFTx/)

223 "We do a show to please ourselves," Bee said then.

Her dildo collection is probably enormous. That or she has mastered the five finger death exploding heart technique.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 25, 2022 02:48 PM (JOtiF)

224 150 125 The rich set up careers for their kids. Banking if they are smart, and television if they are dumb.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (44ww/)

How smart do you have to be for banking?

"F@%k you, pay me.", seems pretty easy.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 02:42 PM (UuD2k)


When will it be MY TURN!?

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton-Whatever at July 25, 2022 02:48 PM (Z32m1)

225 I made a cursory investigation into taking a stand up comedian boot camp.
My impression is that you still have to develop a routine that makes people laugh.
How does a "comedian" go from there to angry, unfunny, political crap while still getting to bill themselves as a "comedian".
I actually don't understand that.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 25, 2022 02:48 PM (eGTCV)

226 A-1 cruelty, ace.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 25, 2022 02:48 PM (4p7Em)

227 The Daily Daddario is far more photogenic than Samantha Bee:

https://tinyurl.com/3e3bbche

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:49 PM (LvTSG)

228 The International Sisterhood of Chics, Local 1, never sleeps.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 25, 2022 02:49 PM (4Spql)

229 Samantha Bee is a shoo-in for the live action He-Man, Masters of the Universe re-boot as Skelet-her.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:49 PM (yn/SF)

230 Sam Bees Full Anal look was much better then her Full Frontal.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2022 02:49 PM (trdmm)

231 Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis.
___

lmao

Brutal.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 02:49 PM (fBYY+)

232 206 Without Norm McDonald, late night shows have no reason to exist.
Posted by: spongeworthy at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (vZqvS)

He thrived in that environment- especially in his hey day. The Conan show bit with Courtney Thorne Smith really showed both his fearlessness as well as his rapid fire brilliance.

https://tinyurl.com/55buxjyn

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 25, 2022 02:49 PM (dNqv+)

233 Dumb and Dumber was unfunny but I am in the minority since the made Dumb and Dumber 2. WTF.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 25, 2022 02:49 PM (NyLlW)

234 OT: Here's a "wellness influencer" on TikTok getting nude and spreading her legs open to sun herself down there. Can't tell if it's a joke or if she's for real:

https://tinyurl.com/yckpvpaa
Posted by: Augustine at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (BDZWU)



DON'T DO IT!!!!!

Posted by: Josh Brolin at July 25, 2022 02:50 PM (Zz0t1)

235 The end of late night talk shows means the nets could put on higher quality material, like informercials for dildos and documentaries about reality TV stars.
Posted by: Nonapod at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (K4vtd)
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Bars and tone would be an improvement. The old Indian-head test pattern would be a bigger improvement.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:50 PM (WWh8n)

236 i used tom servo's very interesting comment to kick off a new parallel discussion, in an update to the post

Posted by: ace at July 25, 2022 02:50 PM (B3oWe)

237 Nice. ATC gets her own Twitchy post

"Tea Party was the POLITE request': EPIC thread takes the establishment/Lefties/media APART for ignoring that people deserve to be HEARD"

https://tinyurl.com/2thz8wd5

Posted by: redridinghood at July 25, 2022 02:50 PM (NpAcC)

238 Canadians put loons on their coins. And beavers, too.

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 02:50 PM (6eRlp)

239 Don't know if this has been posted yet, but hold onto you hyoid bones, because here we go...


ABC News @ABC

Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved to a low-security federal prison in Florida to serve her 20-year sentence for sex trafficking, according to the Federal Bureau of Prison.

Jul 25, 2022 . 3:04 PM UTC

Posted by: Hands at July 25, 2022 02:50 PM (786Ro)

240 That's a face that looks like it launched a thousand ships...
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (yn/SF)


She looks like a champagne bottle, right?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 25, 2022 02:51 PM (xhaym)

241 Aunt Bea>>>>>>>Samantha Bee.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (23i+m)

Bea Arthur's dick >>>>>>> Samantha Bee.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 25, 2022 02:51 PM (U3uv2)

242 >>>And Justin Bieber. And Seth Rogan.

>And that idiot prince, Harry with his hootchie.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 25, 2022 02:51 PM (0ocXn)

243 How does a "comedian" go from there to angry, unfunny, political crap while still getting to bill themselves as a "comedian".
I actually don't understand that.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 25, 2022 02:48 PM (eGTCV)

Bee has never been a comedian. She is a "comedy writer". What used to be a job for comedians to write material for other comedians' projects has devolved (thanks to people like Jon Stewart, Lorne Michaels, etc. etc.) into a clique of ideologs who care more about creating their two-minutes-hate than anything even resembling "comedy".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2022 02:51 PM (/EuRN)

244 and so it begins

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at July 25, 2022 02:51 PM (yQpMk)

245 Aunt Bea>>>>>>>Samantha Bee.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (23i+m)

The difference between Samantha Bee and a spelling bee is I'd like to finish a spelling bee.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 25, 2022 02:51 PM (NWBBy)

246 She'd make fine public school teacher and then she could watch first hand as her three kids are indoctrinated into the progressive system she so loves.

Posted by: Lola at July 25, 2022 02:51 PM (NIYa7)

247 Most leftwing comedy can boil down to "look people that believe differently then us are stupid...and evil!"

That's pretty much all of Colbert's schtick.

I remember the SouthPark guys did a comedy show about Shrub...and everyone thought they had gone full on pander and were going to show him as evil AND stupid.

And they did something somewhat original - they player Shrub as the classic sitcom lead who deals with exaggerated stupid normal stuff...and it was kind of funny.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 25, 2022 02:52 PM (ESjRY)

248 I'm not sure Tom is right that this model is "failing." It's not profitable, no, but it's not meant to be. At least not directly.

========

Is it persuading the populace?

Considering the levels of cheat, the amount of gaslighting necessary, and the perceived relative anger of the people, it seems like this sort of oligarchal driven media isn't working at all.

It's shrill and unconvincing. Media trust is at historic lows for a reason.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:52 PM (LvTSG)

249 I've never thought Dumb and Dumber was all that funny either.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (LvTSG)

What I've noticed is that, the first time you hear a joke, or see a sight gag, it doesn't matter whether it's original or not, you think it's funny. But once you've seen that gag, the next time, and every subsequent time is less funny.

A LOT of what passes for comedy these days counts on it being the first time many people have seen/heard something that's been said/done a million times before.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (NWBBy)


The sad part is I have laughed more at the All State Commercials than most of the shows I have watched.

Posted by: rd at July 25, 2022 02:52 PM (Z32m1)

250 Somewhere along the line comedians have to make people laugh. And then that isn't necessary any more.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 25, 2022 02:52 PM (eGTCV)

251 It's OK, Samantha. You can set up on Only Fans page for blind or desperate people.

Posted by: NR Pax at July 25, 2022 02:52 PM (4olE8)

252 Samantha Bee's face is odd, like someone photoshopped the face of a septuagenarian on the bod of another woman but the face is too small. I think the floofed up her hair so much to make her head seem bigger so her face looks like someone hit "Reduce" on photoshop a few times

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:44 PM (Ivdso)

That, and she has the face of an incontinent old man trying to temp a fart.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 25, 2022 02:52 PM (U3uv2)

253 And sure Samantha Bee and others are cancelled, but that doesn't mean the model has failed; in every model, there's still going to be some minimum level of performance demanded. National Review is allowed to limp on, while the Weekly Standard is cancelled. You have to have some numbers to serve the oligarchs. They may agitate for socialism, but they are not themselves running a socialist enterprise.

I do think this is the model. It may fail but I think it's going to be with us for a while.

++++
It would not surprise me if this is also a reason for the increased censorship in all venues. They've purchased the outlets and are running their shtick on all of them at all times, but there's no point if the filthy proles can still talk to each other and call them out on their BS.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:52 PM (WWh8n)

254 Well if the market crashes hard, even the oligarchs won't be able to find enough spare change in the couch to keep the unfunny on TV.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:52 PM (yn/SF)

255 Posted by: ace at July 25, 2022 02:50 PM (B3oWe)

I did notice that. and Joe Mannix as well

Posted by: kallisto at July 25, 2022 02:52 PM (dCxaZ)

256 It's a little-known fact that Cruelty Month follows Pride Month...

Posted by: Boswell at July 25, 2022 02:53 PM (+Cgut)

257 253 It would not surprise me if this is also a reason for the increased censorship in all venues. They've purchased the outlets and are running their shtick on all of them at all times, but there's no point if the filthy proles can still talk to each other and call them out on their BS.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 02:52 PM (WWh8n)

==========

I really think that their control of information isn't nearly as strong as they believe it is. It doesn't help that the information that they do put out is so hilariously unconvincing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:53 PM (LvTSG)

258 65 Isn't Amy Schumer latest job selling tampons?

Like she's skulking about bathrooms, lurking to jump out and dump a load of tapon knowledge on, I guess women too stupid to not know basic hygiene?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at July 25, 2022 02:35 PM (h26q+)

The dude from Baymax wasn't interested in that gig, so they had to keep going down their list.

Posted by: Simple Stevo at July 25, 2022 02:54 PM (SOV+T)

259 Don't know if this has been posted yet, but hold onto you hyoid bones, because here we go...


ABC News @ABC

Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved to a low-security federal prison in Florida to serve her 20-year sentence for sex trafficking, according to the Federal Bureau of Prison.

Jul 25, 2022 . 3:04 PM UTC
Posted by: Hands at July 25, 2022 02:50 PM (786Ro)

I assumed two possible outcomes here: They fake her death (like they did Jeff's), or they just put someone else in the cell and call that person Jizzlane.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 25, 2022 02:54 PM (NWBBy)

260 Ugly whore. There's a job waiting for her at the glory hole at the first truck stop in NJ.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 25, 2022 02:54 PM (m7R0k)

261 She will appear as a Fox Contributor alongside that Limey gun grabber Piers Morgan.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 25, 2022 02:54 PM (lz5hY)

262 Willowed and yet somehow related:

Plus they are mucho easy on the eyes and it's back when Janeane Garofalo was still funny.
Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:29 PM (CPxAV)

Whatever happened to her?

Does she spend her days eating chocolate donuts, drinking beer, and appearing third on the bill at Comedy Truckers in Boise every other Friday?

Posted by: naturalfake at July 25, 2022 02:54 PM (5NkmN)

263 "The signal will get out Mal."

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:54 PM (yn/SF)

264 Alexandria Daddario in the first film I saw her in

https://i.post___.cc/ZKnFZGwK/alexandria.jpg

The film was pretty lame (Percy Jackson movie) but she was memorable

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (Ivdso)

265 "Samantha Bee has one of the most diverse writer's rooms in late night TV."



How is this possible it was canceled? I thought diversity was more important than quality, talent and hard work. Weird.

Posted by: Ripley at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (MxEKc)

266 I think I would prefer eating bugs rather than eating Samatha's bee.

Posted by: Puddinhead at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (4vi12)

267 It's all reality teevee all the time. That's the real money maker.

Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (5gyQ/)

268 Not knowing a thing about Samantha Bee until reading this post, did Samantha Bee ever state her preferred pronoun(s)?

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (6eRlp)

269 It doesn't help that the information that they do put out is so hilariously unconvincing.

I'm not so sure. I've got a bunch of LIVs tell me no one ever said the clot shot would stop you from getting COVID.

Also...they still tell me we have to jab the unvaxxed to stop spreading COVID.

So...propaganda seems to still work on many.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (ESjRY)

270

How bout Samantha Zee?

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (5uVFH)

271 The Daily Daddario is far more photogenic than Samantha Bee:

https://tinyurl.com/3e3bbche
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:49 PM (LvTSG)
===============
Even Canadian vistas are improved with Daily Daddario additions!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 02:56 PM (SRZO6)

272 And I just dropped $250 at Eduard.com for model kits and aftermarket parts.

But hey it was 20% off and free shipping.

*thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:56 PM (yn/SF)

273 Hardly watch TV but occasionally a movie, and F-1

Posted by: Skip at July 25, 2022 02:56 PM (38JOs)

274 We'll keep Ryan Long, too.
Posted by: Ian S.

Oh, but please take Celine Dion back post haste.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 02:56 PM (ftFVW)

275 268 Not knowing a thing about Samantha Bee until reading this post, did Samantha Bee ever state her preferred pronoun(s)?
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My guess is skank.

Posted by: Puddinhead at July 25, 2022 02:56 PM (4vi12)

276 I've never seen her pic before. She's evidently not who I thought she was.

Babylon Bee >>>>>>>>>>>>Samantha Bee

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 25, 2022 02:56 PM (906pl)

277 So long Samantha Bee, you feckless cunt. Now you have more time to spend with your husband and keep minority children out of your children's school.

Posted by: Vanishingly Rare Foreign Youkai at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (fCFc+)

278 Serious question: why are far left women always so ugly?

Most of them are quite well off, so you would expect them to be able to afford whatever it takes to be attractive. Drugs? The main drug that makes people ugly is meth, and that's primarily a drug for poor people. Cocaine does not seem to have the same effect, as can be observed in, for instance, Stevie Nicks.

The only thing I can think of is that their bitterness and hatred have taken their toll on their appearance.

Posted by: Jaws at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (jFA82)

279 A truck load of Cialis wouldn't help me bang Amy Schumer with a gun to my head.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (NyLlW)

280 Plus they are mucho easy on the eyes and it's back when Janeane Garofalo was still funny.
Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:29 PM (CPxAV)

Whatever happened to her?

Does she spend her days eating chocolate donuts, drinking beer, and appearing third on the bill at Comedy Truckers in Boise every other Friday?
Posted by: naturalfake at July 25, 2022 02:54 PM (5NkmN)

I seem to recall her making some type of public statement recently that wasn't totally batshit woke crazy.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (NWBBy)

281 Alex the Chick made Twitchy again. Congrats!

Posted by: 40 Miles North at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (uWF4x)

282 Also of note: Warner Media seems to be trimming the woke on one hand but on the other, they tripled down on defending groomer Ezra Miller & abuser Amber Turd this weekend.

I'd guess that management of the TV side is finally getting 'it' while the movie side is still full of woketards

Posted by: AllaaahPundit at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (Mle+D)

283 Murder Hornet > Samantha Bee

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (m7R0k)

284 Samantha Stevens >>>> Lena Dunham >>>> Samantha Bee

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (yn/SF)

285 She's married so someone is hanging the meat to her.

Posted by: JROD at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (0jZnq)

286 Paul Sorvino, RIP.

Posted by: Gran at July 25, 2022 02:58 PM (GM3/s)

287 Serious question: why are far left women always so ugly?

Hate

Posted by: 18-1 at July 25, 2022 02:58 PM (ESjRY)

288 Don't know if this has been posted yet, but hold onto you hyoid bones, because here we go...

ABC News @ABC
Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved to a low-security federal prison in Florida to serve her 20-year sentence for sex trafficking, according to the Federal Bureau of Prison.

Jul 25, 2022 . 3:04 PM UTC
Posted by: Hands at July 25, 2022 02:50 PM (786Ro)


Florida has swamps full of Gators and Wild Pigs. With a little luck, the clean-up crew for Epstein's Pedo-Johns will be able to disappear her thoroughly.

Then they can start the conspiracy theory she escaped to South America, changed her face and is living in Switzerland.

Posted by: rd at July 25, 2022 02:58 PM (Z32m1)

289 She wasn't particularly cute or funny 20 years ago. Not sure why she would be any different today.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 25, 2022 02:33 PM (YIVH2)


Her schtick is the same as ever leftist "personality":

Greetings, fellow NPCs!
(seals clapping)
Boy, aren't we smart and scientific because we're leftists?
(seals clapping)
Hey, those Republicans sure are bad people.
(seals clapping)
And now a word from our sponsor, Groomer Polish.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at July 25, 2022 02:58 PM (zhLdt)

290 The film was pretty lame (Percy Jackson movie) but she was memorable
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (Ivdso)

My kids loved the Percy Jackson books. I thought I heard somebody is doing a reboot of the movie(s) that is closer to the books themselves.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 25, 2022 02:58 PM (906pl)

291 'Tis a shame about Ghislaine Maxwell's impending freak accidental suicide.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 25, 2022 02:58 PM (4I/2K)

292 Paul Sorvino, David Warner, Bob Rafelson

Posted by: ace at July 25, 2022 02:58 PM (B3oWe)

293 282 Also of note: Warner Media seems to be trimming the woke on one hand but on the other, they tripled down on defending groomer Ezra Miller & abuser Amber Turd this weekend.

I'd guess that management of the TV side is finally getting 'it' while the movie side is still full of woketards
Posted by: AllaaahPundit at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (Mle+D)

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They're not going to recast the Flash in his own movie when it's already shot and neck deep in post. They'll stick with him until release, minimizing his role in promotion, and then just not use the Flash in future movies. It'll be similar to how they've treated Henry Cavill.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:58 PM (LvTSG)

294 Rosebud......I mean, she just got a cancellation notice served up her rosebud.

Posted by: zombie Citizen Kane at July 25, 2022 02:58 PM (cY9wR)

295 >>> 68 62 WEF watched Snowpiercer and said, "That's it. That's the future I want."

I've seen theories that Snowpiercer was intended either to soften us up for the WEF or as a warning against it.
Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 11:10 AM (ZGrMX)

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It's also a sequel to Willy Wonka. Somehow. I've never read the theory.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 11:11 AM (LvTSG)

It's on youtube and it's pretty funny. I think somewhere here posted a link but looking now there's more than one video. This might be the one I saw: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=jEX52h1TvuA

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 25, 2022 02:58 PM (llON8)

296 Don't disparage soap whittling, it's an entertaining display of talent.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 25, 2022 02:59 PM (KATBx)

297 Nice. ATC gets her own Twitchy post

"Tea Party was the POLITE request': EPIC thread takes the establishment/Lefties/media APART for ignoring that people deserve to be HEARD"

https://tinyurl.com/2thz8wd5
Posted by: redridinghood at July 25, 2022 02:50 PM (NpAcC)
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The Empress makes her point well. A steel-tipped whip, and not feather.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 02:59 PM (SRZO6)

298 So...propaganda seems to still work on many.
Posted by: 18-1 at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (ESjRY)
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If it didn't work, no one would try it. It's shockingly effective on mass quantities of humans. It takes a pretty strong will to shake off the effects of propaganda.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 25, 2022 02:59 PM (YIVH2)

299 Serious question: why are far left women always so ugly?

Its not universal, but yeah. Too often they are nasty looking.

But I mean, almost all actresses are hard left, and they are usually very nice looking up til around age 30 or so when they get their first face lift.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:59 PM (Ivdso)

300 194 I don't disagree, but you can make a lot of money just telling fools what they already believe. So I'm not sure there isn't sufficient life in the Kimmel, Colbert, and whoever-that-other-stupid-fuck-is model.
Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 02:38 PM (iFTx/)

I actually do not think you can "make a lot of money" that way. I think the financial model has been to have a rich oligarch, someone like Omidyar or Bezos or Soros to fund these shows out of their pockets for ideological reasons. When they get sick of doing it and pull the plug, the thing dies because it never had any real income to speak of.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (trdmm)
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I don't think Kimmel, Colbert, whoever are being funded by oligarchs. I think they are making money the old fashioned way, by advertising dollars. Believe it or not, millions of people still watch these shows.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 02:59 PM (iFTx/)

301 285 She's married so someone is hanging the meat to her.
Posted by: JROD at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (0jZnq)


I'd say we need to stage an intervention but there is a possibility that he's a willing participant.

Posted by: NR Pax at July 25, 2022 02:59 PM (4olE8)

302 Then they can start the conspiracy theory she escaped to South America, changed her face and is living in Switzerland.

They give her Samantha Bee's face...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:59 PM (yn/SF)

303 Coming soon: SorosTV.

Posted by: Ace at 02:28 PM

The media has devolved into vanity projects for some time now - look at all the low rent lefty activist pamphlets out there now: Business Insider, RawStory, The Wrap, TalkingPointsMemo, etc, etc.

These are just broad sheets being handed out for free in the streets to anyone that will read them, usually like- minded lefty activists. No has an advertising model anymore.

Posted by: Boswell at July 25, 2022 03:00 PM (+Cgut)

304 An actual FUNNY late night show that isn't trying to OUT-#WOKE all the others might do just fine.

Maybe, leave politics the fuck out of it for a change ?
Posted by: deadrody


Impossible. Look at what we talk about here. Guns, sports, education, literature, TV, movies, sex, food..... it's all about politics.

If you want no politics, you're left with cute cat videos. And that's only if you can keep PETA out of it.

Posted by: mikeski at July 25, 2022 03:00 PM (1/OHt)

305 but by highly invested partisan oligarchs who use it for their own advertising/propaganda purposes.

If given enough power this is what the dems will do, even tho they have CNN and MSNBC ideologically captured they will want to make sure they move on, so it will be govt funding thru kickbacks or tax breaks or hell just straight up payment like PBS.

This is why really dumb Leftist organizations are always flush with cash, the dems fund them with your money. The GOP never gets this is happening or doesn't care.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 25, 2022 03:00 PM (8GBH4)

306 I'm not so sure. I've got a bunch of LIVs tell me no one ever said the clot shot would stop you from getting COVID.

Also...they still tell me we have to jab the unvaxxed to stop spreading COVID.

So...propaganda seems to still work on many.

Posted by: 18-1
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Nope, you see the selection bias effect at work. Due to punishment for badthink, people will not bring up vaxx shots or Coof. The diminishing number of believers though will mouth pious thoughts frequently because that is the only way to assuage their own fears that they were fooled and fucked up trusting authority.

Number of kids being vaxxed has dropped through the floor and no one wants the latest 'booster' anymore. Proof in the pudding is destruction of unused vaxx is going through the roof.

Posted by: whig at July 25, 2022 03:00 PM (CXr4y)

307 ]Not knowing a thing about Samantha Bee until reading this post, did Samantha Bee ever state her preferred pronoun(s)?
Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (6eRlp)



Bitch / Slut

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 03:00 PM (Zz0t1)

308 It's a face designed by an alien race that had read a description of human beings, but which had never actually seen one.

Or of an alien race that made a Silly Putty copy from the human images on the side of crashed and mangled Voyager space probe.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 25, 2022 03:00 PM (3hSHB)

309 It's all reality teevee all the time. That's the real money maker.
Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (5gyQ/)
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Extremely high profit. When I was studying television in the early aughts, a common subject was the "reality TV problem." Reality TV got relatively low viewership on average, but it was so dirt cheap that it was crowding out other content. A 30-minute sitcom costs about a quarter as much to produce as an hour-long drama (then). An hour of reality TV cost a bit less than the sitcom, meaning they could fill an hour of primetime air for less than an eighth of the cost. Even with lower viewership (which reality TV had) and lower ad rates as a result, the profit was off the charts.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 03:00 PM (WWh8n)

310 Late night TV has been doomed for a while. When they could shill for new movies, they had some value. But now, there are a whole lot of venues for shilling for new movies and TV shows. And the people watching late night TV (old people) don't go to movies anyway.

Don't get me wrong. I'm taking great pleasure in the failure of Full Frontal. But even if it was good, it would have failed soon anyway.

Posted by: Wally at July 25, 2022 03:00 PM (FJYfm)

311 >>media not supported by revenue,

Is this true? are the numbers that bad? I thought they still had plenty of advertisers and for many people they are a go-to background noise.

What I thought was happening is that the profit from stuff people want to see is being diverted by the people who have seized control and put on these money losing pet projects. (but i have not looked at numbers.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (jPNJF)

312 She's what would happen if Hitler, Carrot Top, and a rabid vampire bat put their genetic material in a Cuisinart and then incubated it in the blazing Egyptian sun for five thousand years.
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I really don't watch TV shows anymore. Not broadcast. At all. Not even local news.

I watch baseball. I am currently watching recorded sports: tour de france, finished up british open and wimbledon. I did watch a couple of episodes of terminal list, which at first i thought it was going to go in a bad direction but after 3 episodes i see what they were doing. Its pretty good. I do watch old movies from time to time. I really don't find anything our cultural overlords are doing to be "entertaining".

Posted by: I'm just a reglr guy at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (LzTAC)

313 Last I heard of Gafafalo was her voice over job on Wreck it Ralph. Good idea for her career, do cute voices and stay off camera.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (Ivdso)

314 With Samantha Bee finally off the air, this frees up zero minutes of my time per week. I don't know what I'll do with this non-time I used to spend not watching her.

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A sentence that would make Joseph Heller's heart swell with pride for all the work he'd not put into not having written it.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (+R5dc)

315 But I mean, almost all actresses are hard left, and they are usually very nice looking up til around age 30 or so when they get their first face lift.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:59 PM (Ivdso)
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They say beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes down to the bone. These hags are only revealing their true selves after a certain point. You can see it in their micro-expressions just how miserable they really are.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (YIVH2)

316 Paul Sorvino, David Warner, Bob Rafelson
Posted by: ace at July 25, 2022 02:58 PM (B3oWe)


Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?

Posted by: spindrift at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (h5TKJ)

317 Rebuilt Vina > Samantha Bee

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (yn/SF)

318 280 Plus they are mucho easy on the eyes and it's back when Janeane Garofalo was still funny.
Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:29 PM (CPxAV)

Whatever happened to her?"

The last time she was funny was in Mystery Men - that was in 1999.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (trdmm)

319 Uncle Joe is almost completely free of Covid symptoms now.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (63Dwl)

320 Doesn't mean that she won't take over for Colbert.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 02:28 PM (LvTSG)


Maybe she stands a chance.

It's hard to be less funny than Colbert. So, Bee's negative-charisma and anti-comedy values might be closer to zero than Colbert's.

A "star" is reborn!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (5NkmN)

321 31 She couldn't find work at a truck stop.

==
Was that a good one? I'm new at this.

Posted by: VDH giddy with excitement at July 25, 2022 02:32 PM (KMudZ)
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I know that someone here would jump her bones anyway, given the opportunity.
Yes YOU, I'm looking at YOU!

Posted by: Ciampino - YOU know who YOU are! at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (qfLjt)

322 Advertising is usually the 1st thing that gets cut back during a recession.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:02 PM (Y5qcH)

323
I don't think Kimmel, Colbert, whoever are being funded by oligarchs. I think they are making money the old fashioned way, by advertising dollars. Believe it or not, millions of people still watch these shows.
Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 02:59 PM (iFTx/)



They're pulling maybe a million viewers. In a country with 330 Million population, that's shit. The MAIN thing is, it's all money laundering. They'll never go away. Neither will MSNBC or CNBC or CNN.....the graft is HUGE and money will ALWAYS flow.

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)

324 I hope to be here when the "woke" pendulum swings back the other way. It may be starting from what I see.

Gonna be epic and hugely entertaining.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 25, 2022 03:02 PM (KATBx)

325 Yes, please give me more people launching their liberal, shitty, divisive, illogical, bereft of truth, pathos based, cancel culture, children grooming, economy wrecking, crime inducing, illegal immigrant endorsing, climate fraud supporting, constitution stomping politics. And put it in your humor, said nobody ever

Posted by: Marcus T at July 25, 2022 03:02 PM (VpIIl)

326 She's married so someone is hanging the meat to her.
Posted by: JROD at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (0jZnq)


Well according to some Morons, marriage doesn't necessarily equal sex.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 03:02 PM (DRSnL)

327 299 Serious question: why are far left women always so ugly?

Its not universal, but yeah. Too often they are nasty looking.

But I mean, almost all actresses are hard left, and they are usually very nice looking up til around age 30 or so when they get their first face lift.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 02:59 PM (Ivdso)
_________________________

I don't disagree but I wonder whether some of the leftism isn't really genuine but more of a career-enhancer or at least not career-killer. There have been actors who said some Unapproved Things and got quickly threatened and brought back into line. They and others learned the lesson.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 03:02 PM (iFTx/)

328 Most of them are quite well off, so you would expect them to be able to afford whatever it takes to be attractive.
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Then why doesn't NANZI get dental implants? Answer: she likes to tongue her dentures.

Posted by: Puddinhead at July 25, 2022 03:02 PM (4vi12)

329 James Caan.

Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (5gyQ/)

330 When you look at "Gutfeld!!", which is beating out most of these talk shows, you have to say that FoxNews is sparing all expenses on this show.

Posted by: SMOD at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (RHGPo)

331 Plus they are mucho easy on the eyes and it's back when Janeane Garofalo was still funny.
Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 02:29 PM (CPxAV)



She was funny?

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (Zz0t1)

332 >>>'Tis a shame about Ghislaine Maxwell's impending freak accidental suicide.

>Why aren't we getting names from her little black book? We need full disclosure of all of the perverts running around in the beltway.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (0ocXn)

333 A 30-minute sitcom costs about a quarter as much to produce as an hour-long drama (then).
==
Remember the stories about the contract negotiations with the cast members of Friends?

A successful sit com gets expensive if it runs through the actors initial contracts.

Posted by: I'm just a reglr guy at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (7IKFC)

334 Samantha's net worth is north of 8 million.
She can afford some time off.

Posted by: Paul at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (z0heD)

335 Shocking poll: Majority believe government is "corrupt and rigged"

https://tinyurl.com/yc4hc6j3 (tepid air)

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (fBYY+)

336 Samantha Bee looks like Amy Schumer's equally unattractive and older, much older, sibling of a non-specific variety.

Posted by: LASue at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (Ed8Zd)

337 The last time I made a serious commitment to watching a late night TV show was MadTV.

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (6eRlp)

338 268 Not knowing a thing about Samantha Bee until reading this post, did Samantha Bee ever state her preferred pronoun(s)?

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (6eRlp)

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Feckless/Cunt

Posted by: Vanishingly Rare Foreign Youkai at July 25, 2022 03:04 PM (fCFc+)

339 (z0heD)
___

Sock or troll?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:04 PM (fBYY+)

340 *whistles in awe*

Tomorrow's Mega Millions jackpot has jumped another $30 million to an estimated $810 million jackpot annuity.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 03:04 PM (yn/SF)

341 335 Shocking poll: Majority believe government is "corrupt and rigged"

https://tinyurl.com/yc4hc6j3 (tepid air)
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (fBYY+)

========

"Our oligarchs aren't getting the payments due to them! Go Team Red/Blue!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:04 PM (LvTSG)

342 You know what, she looks like a Canadian woman.

Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 03:04 PM (5gyQ/)

343 Bee is Canadian? Now I hate her even more.

Posted by: radar at July 25, 2022 03:04 PM (9/IeZ)

344 When you look at "Gutfeld!!", which is beating out most of these talk shows, you have to say that FoxNews is sparing all expenses on this show.
Posted by: SMOD at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (RHGPo)



When Crowder's YouTube channel isn't banned, he doubles and triples those fuckers.

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 03:04 PM (Zz0t1)

345 Well according to some Morons, marriage doesn't necessarily equal sex.
Posted by: Jordan61
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*snort*

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:04 PM (fBYY+)

346 "Samantha Bee has one of the most diverse writer's rooms in late night TV."

How is this possible it was canceled? I thought diversity was more important than quality, talent and hard work. Weird.
Posted by: Ripley at July 25, 2022 02:55 PM (MxEKc)


Wokeness probably bought her show a five year reprieve.

Posted by: rd at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (Z32m1)

347 I don't think Kimmel, Colbert, whoever are being funded by oligarchs. I think they are making money the old fashioned way, by advertising dollars. Believe it or not, millions of people still watch these shows.
Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 02:59 PM (iFTx/)


They're pulling maybe a million viewers. In a country with 330 Million population, that's shit. The MAIN thing is, it's all money laundering. They'll never go away. Neither will MSNBC or CNBC or CNN.....the graft is HUGE and money will ALWAYS flow.
Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)
_____________________

Colbert himself is averaging almost 3 million. In a market saturated with content on 500 different platforms, getting 3M people to tune into regular commercial TV to watch this imbecile is gonna sell a lot of ads.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (iFTx/)

348 329 James Caan.
Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (5gyQ/)
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CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

Posted by: Captain James T. Kirk at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (BDZWU)

349 Are they no longer throwing things off buildings and running them over with a steamroller? Then why would I bother watching? Go to bed at night, so you can be a productive member of society in the morning.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (okGHj)

350 I don't disagree but I wonder whether some of the leftism isn't really genuine but more of a career-enhancer or at least not career-killer.

Probably a lot of that and at least some "I dunno, whatever you say" *sound of bubbles popping and emptiness between ears* *twirling hair around a finger and trying to look 13 again when she got her first job*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (Ivdso)

351 Remember the stories about the contract negotiations with the cast members of Friends?

A successful sit com gets expensive if it runs through the actors initial contracts.
Posted by: I'm just a reglr guy at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (7IKFC)
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Yup. But there is rarely more than one mega-hit sitcom at a time, and the viewership is so huge that the profitability is still way up there. "Friends" in last few seasons was lower-profit because of the high costs for the talent. Ditto "Big Bang Theory." "Friends," however, remains a historic case of just how expensive a sitcom can get.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (WWh8n)

352 They're pulling maybe a million viewers. In a country with 330 Million population, that's shit. The MAIN thing is, it's all money laundering. They'll never go away. Neither will MSNBC or CNBC or CNN.....the graft is HUGE and money will ALWAYS flow.
Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)


Yep. I read taht some YouTubers got more viewers when they were discussing the amber heard trial than these late night "shows" got during the same week.

Posted by: LASue at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (Ed8Zd)

353 Shocking poll: Majority believe government is "corrupt and rigged"

The Oligarchs don't care though. Because so far no one has done anything to stop them.

Put one of them in jail and then they'll start to care.

Trump should have sent Soros to Hungary or Malaysia the day he was sworn in.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (ESjRY)

354 Thank s for blowing the margins, "captain".

Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (5gyQ/)

355 Sock or troll?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:04 PM (fBYY+)


Troll. Apparently Paul is the new Kurt.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 03:06 PM (DRSnL)

356
Can unfunny comedians learn to code?

Posted by: portlandon at July 25, 2022 03:06 PM (+oR7L)

357 Last I heard of Gafafalo was her voice over job on Wreck it Ralph. Good idea for her career, do cute voices and stay off camera.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (Ivdso)

I think you're thinking of Sarah Silverman.

If you want to see funny Janeane (eh), take a look at B Minus Time Traveler from the criminally overlooked Ben Stiller Show. Circa 1992

https://tinyurl.com/mufdn842

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 03:06 PM (06/xc)

358 Are they no longer throwing things off buildings and running them over with a steamroller? Then why would I bother watching? Go to bed at night, so you can be a productive member of society in the morning.
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Are you not entertained?

Posted by: Emperor Larry Bud Melman at July 25, 2022 03:06 PM (7IKFC)

359 >>media not supported by revenue,

Is this true? are the numbers that bad? I thought they still had plenty of advertisers and for many people they are a go-to background noise.

What I thought was happening is that the profit from stuff people want to see is being diverted by the people who have seized control and put on these money losing pet projects. (but i have not looked at numbers.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (jPNJF)

I think it is probably on the verge, judging by the large numbers of firings, entities being sold for nothing other than taking their debt, abandoned projects like CNN+, etc.

For some that fall below that line, it is true, while the others fight it out for a likely shrinking stream of revenue.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 25, 2022 03:06 PM (U3uv2)

360 I think you're thinking of Sarah Silverman.

You're right, that was Silverman. No idea what Garafalo is doing.

And yes, reality shows are big time on TV despite being almost universally despised because they are CHEAP.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:06 PM (Ivdso)

361 Samantha Bee is hideous. She looks like a homeless woman who would steal food from your plate when you went for an extra napkin.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 25, 2022 03:06 PM (0ocXn)

362 @301 NR Pax-Well she's a fire crotch and you know dudes, they're suckers for that and the puffy nipple thing that usually goes with ginger women. Plus she's a lefty which usually means extra cuckoo, so........

Posted by: JROD at July 25, 2022 03:06 PM (0jZnq)

363 348 329 James Caan.
Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (5gyQ/)
====

CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Posted by: Captain James T. Kirk at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (BDZWU)


No...no...just no!

It's jonathan...JONathan...JONATHAN

Posted by: zombie John Houseman at July 25, 2022 03:07 PM (BgMrQ)

364 Males aged 16-24 have highest rate of jab-induced myocarditis:

https://tinyurl.com/ycktakrr

Posted by: kallisto at July 25, 2022 03:07 PM (dCxaZ)

365
I watch reruns of Rockford Files, Kojak, The Andy Griffith Show, and Everybody Loves Raymond. Thats about as "new" of TV that I watch.

Who loves you, baby?

Posted by: portlandon at July 25, 2022 03:07 PM (+oR7L)

366 We now have an answer to the age-old question:

Not to bee.

Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:08 PM (VJsqe)

367 Why Men Are Avoiding College

https://tinyurl.com/pfyscdfu

'Tis a mystery...

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:08 PM (fBYY+)

368 Why aren't we getting names from her little black book? We need full disclosure of all of the perverts running around in the beltway.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

That's one of the conditions for her avoiding the aforementioned accidental suicide.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:08 PM (ftFVW)

369 It's unfortunate what the left has done to humor (of course, it is unfortunate what the left has done to everything).

the left used to be able to be funny - and even make fun of their own (although, they always spent more time making fun of the right/republicans).

But now, they not only can't make fun of themselves, but their "humor" against conservatives/republicans is just throwing out virtue signalling to the left - there is almost never an actual "joke" - just some statement meant for applause.

While I never agreed with his politics, I could see where Jon Stewart was somewhat funny on The Daily Show. I have never seen a clip of Trevor Noah where he is even trying to be funny. It's always just virtue signalling statements.

I can't honestly believe that anyone on the left actually thinks the guy is funny. I get that they support his show b/c it's a never-ending attack on republicans and conservatives. But I find it difficult to believe that anyone anywhere laughs at anything Noah says or does.

Posted by: Mehive at July 25, 2022 03:08 PM (ky+MF)

370 319 Uncle Joe is almost completely free of Covid symptoms now.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (63Dwl)

Also free of morals, ethics, manners and working brain cells, but you know.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 25, 2022 03:08 PM (okGHj)

371 Uncle Joe is almost completely free of Covid symptoms now.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 25, 2022 03:01 PM (63Dwl)

He forgot all about it

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 25, 2022 03:08 PM (M+Lyo)

372
How many really funny female comediennes are there?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 25, 2022 03:09 PM (JVuoD)

373 365
I watch reruns of Rockford Files, Kojak, The Andy Griffith Show, and Everybody Loves Raymond. Thats about as "new" of TV that I watch.
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If I could put time in a bottle the Andy Griffith Show would still be in prodution.

Posted by: Puddinhead at July 25, 2022 03:09 PM (4vi12)

374 It's a little-known fact that Cruelty Month follows Pride Month...
Posted by: Boswell



What?! Last month covers an entire Deadly Sin, and this one is just for cruelty? Not for all of the aspects of Wrath?!? That makes me so angry! And it's not even Wrath Month!

Posted by: mikeski at July 25, 2022 03:09 PM (1/OHt)

375 "Friends," however, remains a historic case of just how expensive a sitcom can get.

And, an example of massively overpaid talent. They could have replaced almost any of the cast with the monkey. Two people out of that cast had much of a career after that show, Jennifer Aniston in some rom/com trash (and Office Space), and Matt LeBlanc on a series of meh Brit shows.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:09 PM (Ivdso)

376 Samantha Stevens >>>> Lena Dunham >>>> Samantha Bee
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (yn/SF)

let's not go off half cocked here...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at July 25, 2022 03:09 PM (p03vF)

377 Troll. Apparently Paul is the new Kurt.
Posted by: Jordan61
___

Ah, thanks.

Kinda hard to tell around here.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:09 PM (fBYY+)

378 Somewhere in a Swiss bank is a little black book or a CD and the people in power fear it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 03:09 PM (yn/SF)

379 104
Spots all over her body, from where men have been touching her with ten-foot poles.
Posted by: Flip Wilson at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (Mgbo4)
________________

Try our new 11' pole, for when 10' poles are just not enough.
-Pole salesman

Posted by: Chuck Martel at July 25, 2022 03:09 PM (fs1hN)

380 Males aged 16-24 have highest rate of jab-induced myocarditis:
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TOTES COINCIDENCE THAT IT EFFECTS MILITARY AGED MALES MOST

Posted by: Xinnie the Pooh at July 25, 2022 03:09 PM (KMudZ)

381 I can't honestly believe that anyone on the left actually thinks the guy is funny. I get that they support his show b/c it's a never-ending attack on republicans and conservatives. But I find it difficult to believe that anyone anywhere laughs at anything Noah says or does.
Posted by: Mehive at July 25, 2022 03:08 PM (ky+MF)

You know the emphasis on "hate speech" is really just projecting from proggies. Their hate far outstrips anything coming from the right.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 25, 2022 03:10 PM (okGHj)

382 65 Isn't Amy Schumer latest job selling tampons?
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I wonder if women find it odd that Tampax is using Amy Schumer to sell its tampons, when Amy Schumer had a hysterectomy (due to endometriosis), and therefore has no uterus and no need for tampons.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at July 25, 2022 03:10 PM (MvHI3)

383 "There's no ocular refuge where you can safely rest your focus and say, "Well this part of her isn't so bad, I'll just post up here for a spell." Her face looks like what would happen if your skull could catch scoliosis. Anywhere you look on this brokedown BTFO whoreclown, your eyes get kicked in their eye-faces by a boot covered in chickenleather skin, invasive dandruff, and distressing facial angles."


So, what I hear you saying is that she doesn't have a good personality....'cause if not, I'm going to do botox and filler forever. I can't ever let this be said of my facial features. LOL

Posted by: Miss Issippi at July 25, 2022 03:10 PM (sI15f)

384 >>> 348 329 James Caan.
Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (5gyQ/)
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C AAAAA AAAAA AAAAA AAAAA AA NNNNN NNNNN NNNNN NNN
Posted by: Captain James T. Kirk at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (BDZWU)

Do that again.

Posted by: the margins at July 25, 2022 03:10 PM (llON8)

385 342 You know what, she looks like a Canadian woman.

Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 03:04 PM (5gyQ/)
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Eh!

Posted by: Ciampino - She got one crosscheck in the corner too many eh! at July 25, 2022 03:10 PM (qfLjt)

386 376 Samantha Stevens >>>> Lena Dunham >>>> Samantha Bee
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:57 PM (yn/SF)

let's not go off half cocked here...
Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at July 25, 2022 03:09 PM (p03vF)

With that lineup, you won't have a cock left to dangle.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (okGHj)

387 Samantha Bee has been aborted. Nothing useful was available to be parted out and sold off.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (8GBH4)

388 In an interesting bit of news, Citibank is closing its munipal underwriting and trading businesses (WSJ), after the state of Texas barred Citi from their market after Citi went woke on guns..

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (i3AlN)

389 Amy Schumer in those tampon commercials came across as this skeevy weird stalker.

Fully expected her to declare, "accept Tampax as your true saviour!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (yn/SF)

390 OT: Here's a "wellness influencer" on TikTok getting nude and spreading her legs open to sun herself down there. Can't tell if it's a joke or if she's for real:

Snizz sunning was a real fad in Hollyweird about a year ago.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (ZGrMX)

391 One over aught. My phone's hash is dividing by zero.

Posted by: mikeski at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (1/OHt)

392 Shocking poll: Majority believe government is "corrupt and rigged"

https://tinyurl.com/yc4hc6j3 (tepid air)
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (fBYY+)


The Controlled Opposition is realizing they are losing control of the Actual Opposition.

Add in a Depression, a few Famines and Revolutions across the globe, and see what happens here?

Posted by: rd at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (Z32m1)

393 Paul also eats boogers.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (Y5qcH)

394 >>> 388 In an interesting bit of news, Citibank is closing its munipal underwriting and trading businesses (WSJ), after the state of Texas barred Citi from their market after Citi went woke on guns..
Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (i3AlN)

HA HA!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (llON8)

395 David Spade's show Lights Out was pretty good and funny. Of course it wasn't renewed after first season.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (NyLlW)

396 when Amy Schumer had a hysterectomy (due to endometriosis), and therefore has no uterus and no need for tampons.

And at age 41 is getting close to not needing them anyway

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:12 PM (Ivdso)

397 Because She Was an Unfunny Black Hole of Negative Talent
......

and a knock kneed bitch.

Posted by: wth at July 25, 2022 03:12 PM (v0R5T)

398 Try our new 11' pole, for when 10' poles are just not enough.
-Pole salesman


Cash or credit cards only. No Czechs.

Posted by: Pole Sales Manager at July 25, 2022 03:12 PM (a3Q+t)

399 Samantha Bee and Samantha Power look similar.

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 03:12 PM (6eRlp)

400
She looks like Fetal Alcoholism Syndrome took hold.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 25, 2022 03:12 PM (JVuoD)

401 Even the title of her show is obnoxious--Full Frontal?! I imagine she thought it was a way to own the traditionalist Jesus lovers, but instead it made the entire nation collectively throw up in their mouths.

Posted by: John Milton's Ghost at July 25, 2022 03:12 PM (PTYkn)

402 351 Remember the stories about the contract negotiations with the cast members of Friends?

A successful sit com gets expensive if it runs through the actors initial contracts.
Posted by: I'm just a reglr guy at July 25, 2022 03:03 PM (7IKFC)
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Yup. But there is rarely more than one mega-hit sitcom at a time, and the viewership is so huge that the profitability is still way up there. "Friends" in last few seasons was lower-profit because of the high costs for the talent. Ditto "Big Bang Theory." "Friends," however, remains a historic case of just how expensive a sitcom can get.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (WWh8n)
________________________________

"Friends" also had a large ensemble cast where each had some claim to being the "main" character on the show and thus deserving of a huge payday. I never liked the show, though, and couldn't understand why it got the ratings it did. I thought they were all annoying and wanted to smack the shit outta them.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 03:12 PM (iFTx/)

403 104 Spots all over her body, from where men have been touching her with ten-foot poles.
Posted by: Flip Wilson at July 25, 2022 02:39 PM (Mgbo4)

I laughed out loud.

Posted by: m at July 25, 2022 03:13 PM (euHgA)

404 comment not found

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:13 PM (LvTSG)

405 Is she the one who showers with her guests?

Posted by: Javems at July 25, 2022 03:13 PM (AmoqO)

406 Try our new 11' pole, for when 10' poles are just not enough.

My pole is much more satisfying.

Posted by: The Paolo at July 25, 2022 03:13 PM (ZGrMX)

407 Ten foot pole not working for you anymore? Try our Made in Canada Ten Meter pole.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 03:13 PM (yn/SF)

408 68 62 WEF watched Snowpiercer and said, "That's it. That's the future I want."

I've seen theories that Snowpiercer was intended either to soften us up for the WEF or as a warning against it.
Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 11:10 AM (ZGrMX)

I think Snowpiercer is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Tentatively a sci-fy shtf disaster movie, it satisfies none of the above. It's just a stupid movie with plot holes you can drive a train thru.

It's sci-fy for the mentally diminished (or as George Carlin would simplify it, "retards"). *pukes*

I want my 2 hours back.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 25, 2022 03:13 PM (JOtiF)

409 Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved to a low-security federal prison in Florida to serve her 20-year sentence for sex trafficking, according to the Federal Bureau of Prison.

Buh-Bye.

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2022 03:13 PM (T4tVD)

410 Now the Babylon Bee is the only Bee in town. Winner, by knockout, and still champion....

Posted by: John Milton's Ghost at July 25, 2022 03:13 PM (PTYkn)

411 @362 - Yesterday I became aware of Aislinn De'Ath. Pretty redhead, gorgeous eyes. I digs, I digs.

Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:14 PM (VJsqe)

412 Speaking of poles, I'm disappointed that Elon Musk is denying the story that he cucked Sergey Brin. I would've laughed for about a week straight if it had been true that he was the real life Paolo.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 03:14 PM (ZGrMX)

413 A large majority of the culture's lefty preachers are of the Say Anything variety. They will believe whatever you pay them to believe.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM (X3Fwd)

414 If you want to see funny Janeane (eh), take a look at B Minus Time Traveler from the criminally overlooked Ben Stiller Show. Circa 1992

https://tinyurl.com/mufdn842
Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 03:06 PM (06/xc)


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Also from The Ben Stiller Show, The Legend of TJ O'Pootertoot sketch was hilarious

tinyurl.com/3p73kftp

Posted by: radar at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM (9/IeZ)

415 comment not found
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven

Where's Jim Rockford when ya need him ?

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM (T4tVD)

416 393 Paul also eats boogers.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:11 PM (Y5qcH)

Smells like Johnny Depp then.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM (sI15f)

417 And, an example of massively overpaid talent. They could have replaced almost any of the cast with the monkey. Two people out of that cast had much of a career after that show, Jennifer Aniston in some rom/com trash (and Office Space), and Matt LeBlanc on a series of meh Brit shows.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:09 PM (Ivdso)


Yes, but Friends made its costs back and much more.

Also, I disagree about the cast. they've all had decent careers since - maybe not to the heights of their Friends days but they all continue to work. Matt Perry would be far more successful if he didn't have substance abuse problems. And I really liked the show Episodes that Matt LeBlanc did.

the cast of Friends has been far more successful than most sitcom stars after their sitcom ends.

Posted by: Mehive at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM (ky+MF)

418 351. I was in a waiting room last week and Friends was on the tv. I never watched it when it was a thing, and I'm glad. I watched a bit of the three episodes that scrolled by and it was beyond stupid. One guy wanted to move in with Aniston's roommate and she was to move out and no one could make a decision and there was sabotage and it was brain draining. Other than Aniston, none of the characters were funny or good looking. The sets were hideous. What was the deal with that show, why was it popular?

Posted by: Jen the original at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM (VIx7w)

419 Samantha Bee will soon be on TV pimping a new vagina odor control/monkey pox cream.

Posted by: Jolo at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM (WrMOC)

420 "68 Bee Status Tracker

Samantha: gone
Babylon: still going strong

Posted by: NJ Class Traitor "

LOL

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra MAGA FTW ! at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM (oZtf9)

421 She looks like Fetal Alcoholism Syndrome took hold.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 25, 2022 03:12 PM (JVuoD)


Lori Lightfoot with lighter skin? If her eyes were any farther apart, she could watch two movies at the same time; one per eye.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 25, 2022 03:16 PM (JOtiF)

422 So, when does she get a Netflix comedy special where she dresses in black leather/latex and tells pussy, sex, fat, and Trump "jokes" for 90 minutes?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at July 25, 2022 03:16 PM (JCZqz)

423 Try our new 11' pole, for when 10' poles are just not enough.

My pole is much more satisfying.
Posted by: The Paolo at July 25, 2022 03:13 PM (ZGrMX)

407 Ten foot pole not working for you anymore? Try our Made in Canada Ten Meter pole.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 03:13 PM (yn/SF)

Ladies, I'll be over here developing my overcompensation skills.

Posted by: 10 cm pole guy at July 25, 2022 03:16 PM (4I/2K)

424 Damn. I really liked her... tied to a railroad track

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 25, 2022 03:16 PM (zjgnz)

425 123 I wonder how long it takes a pit crew at TBS to get her presentable for the cameras.
Posted by: Azathoth at July 25, 2022 02:40 PM (wb1YC)

hahahaha; pit crew

Posted by: m at July 25, 2022 03:16 PM (euHgA)

426 Actual funny comedians:

Tim Dillon
Shane Gillis
Mark Normand
Ari Shaffir
Chris Distefano
Yannis Pappis
Tony Hinchcliffe

Now off to the barrel I go for the margin blowing.

Posted by: Augustine at July 25, 2022 03:17 PM (BDZWU)

427
I've actually lost a set of 10' poles with Lena Dunham. Always costly doing her paps.

Posted by: Dr. Verklempt, OBGYN at July 25, 2022 03:17 PM (+oR7L)

428 404 comment not found - TJM

** glofclap ** (offsock)

Posted by: Scott_T at July 25, 2022 03:17 PM (2waQ7)

429 Ace,

Here's something from city-journal regarding post-journalism and the future of subsription-based revenue:

How the Media Polarized Us
The shift from ad revenue to the pursuit of digital subscriptions has turned journalism into post-journalism.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9uy7u2

Fact is, it's not going away.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:17 PM (fBYY+)

430 Justine Trudeau is going full Dutch in order to save the Earth...

"It's the fertilizers causing climate change!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 03:17 PM (yn/SF)

431 Don't watch much broadcast TV (and don't have cable), but watching a bit of broadcast TV the other day it struck me that maybe with some tweaks to FDA rules that might stop prescription drug ads, old school broadcast TV might just fold up shop. Every third commercial was an ad for some unprounceably named (but vaguely upbeat sounding) drug with a list of possible side effects that usually sounded much worse than whatever the disease. Make those go away and what could they replace that revenue source with? More ads for reverse mortgages?

Posted by: Match Checksout at July 25, 2022 03:17 PM (IK4m/)

432 I feel like people are still not aware of the intensity with which these elitists hate us. Us, the west. Us, all of humanity. Us, all of mammals. Us, every living thing.
https://accordingtohoyt.com /2022/07/25/ going-backwards/

Buck Throckjohnson is right!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (llON8)

433 This doctor participated in a coof roundtable hosted by Ron DeSantis back in March 2022. Leading lights of the jab truther movement attended, armed with the latest studies and research that Big Tech et al were suppressing.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9yxu52

Yet as of today, Florida Dept of Health coof dashboard still recommends the "vaccine" as first line of defense.

Posted by: kallisto at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (dCxaZ)

434 Where's Jim Rockford when ya need him ?
Posted by: JT at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM (T4tVD)
++++
In his right place, being outdone by me and my excellent hair, strong skull that makes me impervious to concussions, my ability to survive frequent gunshot wounds and my signature leap-from-above takedown technique.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (WWh8n)

435 I thought Jeanine Garofalo was cute back in the day. Like in that Cats and Dogs movie.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (23i+m)

436 Let's compare old media to Mr Beast on YouTube. 100 million subscribers and easily pulls in 50 to 100 million views in a week.

Mr Beast could easily offhandedly say "times are rough" and have 10x the impact of MSNBC screaming "insurrection" 24/7 for a whole year.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (KwBmy)

437 127 Yesterday I saw a commercial (uck) for Trevor Noah's late night show. It featured him "joking" that he'd bought Abe Lincoln's stovepipe hat at an auction, and that he loved it because it makes a great holder for nachos and chips. Then they showed a picture of a cartoon hat with nachos in it.

I actually just told the "joke" "funnier" than he did. And it was exactly that "funny." I assume this is some of his "strongest" "material."
Posted by: LASue at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (Ed8Zd)

Nice use of scare quotes everywhere there.

Posted by: m at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (euHgA)

438 Whereas Yanks put coins on their beavers.

Isn't that vajazzling or some such?

Cheers,

Posted by: Russtovich at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (KIZmn)

439 Why Men Are Avoiding College

https://tinyurl.com/pfyscdfu

'Tis a mystery...
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:08 PM (fBYY+)
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That article is from almost a decade ago (2013) and the problem has only gotten much, much worse...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (YIVH2)

440 The way this country is going she will probably run for Congress.

Posted by: wth at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (v0R5T)

441 I feel like people are still not aware of the intensity with which these elitists hate us. Us, the west. Us, all of humanity. Us, all of mammals. Us, every living thing.
==
Its a Malthusian death cult.

Posted by: that is not one bit of a lie or exaggeration at July 25, 2022 03:19 PM (KMudZ)

442 429 How the Media Polarized Us
The shift from ad revenue to the pursuit of digital subscriptions has turned journalism into post-journalism.
https://tinyurl.com/2p9uy7u2
Fact is, it's not going away.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:17 PM (fBYY+)

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Meh. It's a return to normal.

The "objective" media was always a lie, but it was a lie created in the first half of the 20th Century to justify broadcast rights from the government.

Before that, newspapers were all partisan and screechy. I'm fine with returning to that. It's going to take a while to deprogram a lot of people out of the idea of an objective media, but their numbers are not growing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:19 PM (LvTSG)

443 417 Matt Perry would be far more successful if he didn't have substance abuse problems.
Posted by: Mehive at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM (ky+MF)

"From where you're kneeling this must seem like an 18 karat run of bad luck. Truth is, the game was rigged from the start."

Posted by: Vanishingly Rare Foreign Youkai at July 25, 2022 03:19 PM (fCFc+)

444 Actual funny comedians:

Posted by: Augustine at July 25, 2022 03:17 PM (BDZWU)


We recently discovered Steve Trevino and watched a couple of his specials on Amazon.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 03:19 PM (DRSnL)

445 Just yesterday, I was watching something innocuous on no particular network, and up pops an ad for the upcoming Samantha Bee episode. It was "Ha, ha... anti-Trump! Ha, ha... Insurrection!, Ha, ha... anti-Trump!" And not in any way that could be misconstrued as being the least bit funny. It was nasty, disparaging, raised-middle-finger stuff; like if you were one of the participants in a pro-abort/anti-conservative rally. Not funny, just angry.

I actually changed channels from the show I had been enjoying because of a commercial I couldn't fully get through without being insulted. I rage-quit a tv show.

That's not a business model worth pursuing. Pretty soon, tv execs may notice the Kimmels and Bees and Colberts are all losing out to this goofball Gutfeld, who has not a fraction of their advertising budget.

Posted by: red speck at July 25, 2022 03:19 PM (gS3OW)

446 SCHIFF: I don’t know why there aren’t more vaccines available. I’m hearing from health care providers in my district that there are people lining up to get vaccinated, and they don’t have the vaccines for them, and that is a real problem. As I think you indicated, we really don’t know the future course of this virus. But what we do now, early on, just as was the case with the pandemic, will determine just how bad this may get. And so I want to light a fire under the administration and get them to make sure that we up production, that we up distribution and that people that are ready and willing and able to get vaccinated have the ability to protect themselves.

,, for anybody living under a rock, Schiff's district is Hollywood.

Posted by: SMOD at July 25, 2022 03:19 PM (RHGPo)

447 Where's Jim Rockford when ya need him ?

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM

----------------------

Last night he was protecting city of Deer Lick employee from her Uncle and his 3 other city councilmen from killing her because she found out they were running a tax scam and pocketing city funds.

Posted by: portlandon at July 25, 2022 03:20 PM (+oR7L)

448 the cast of Friends has been far more successful than most sitcom stars after their sitcom ends.
Posted by: Mehive

I actually liked Aniston in "WE're the Millers." She made a funny aging stripper.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:20 PM (ftFVW)

449 Russia to Cut Europe’s Gas Flow via Nord Stream to 20%.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:20 PM (Y5qcH)

450 So, what I hear you saying is that she doesn't have a good personality....'cause if not, I'm going to do botox and filler forever. I can't ever let this be said of my facial features. LOL

Don't worry. They won't say it about your facial features because you're a conservative or you don't irritate them in some other way.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 03:20 PM (fL5aK)

451 Matt Perry would be far more successful if he didn't have substance abuse problems.

He did do some movie where someone or other did some actual full frontal. Bruce Willis was in it too.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 25, 2022 03:20 PM (JMPQm)

452 449 Russia to Cut Europe’s Gas Flow via Nord Stream to 20%.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:20 PM (Y5qcH)

========

Stay warm this winter, Bavaria. Burn an EU representative.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:20 PM (LvTSG)

453 Bill Kristol
@BillKristol
I've been saying for a while that we need as our next president our version of the admirable Volodymyr Zelensky. Today I got another "personal message"--i.e., mass e-mail--from
@johnlegend
on behalf of Democrats. Which leads me to ask: When Biden steps aside--John Legend in 2024?

Posted by: redridinghood at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (NpAcC)

454 Jimmy Kimmel is a woke sellout, but I did watch Dana Carvey guest host later on YT, and he was fabulous. Skewered both sides and kept it fun. Good to see a pro back showing how it's done.

Most of the SNL cast from that era have been at least slightly red pilled. I wish they would let them take over the reigns of late night and show the children how it's properly done, but I think the elites are scared to have actual truth spoken to power again. They have gotten too cozy controlling the narrative.

"Wouldn't be pruuudent."

Posted by: LizLem at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (lIPyA)

455 Holy shit! Ace said she was ugly, and the picture he posted looked familiar...she's basically Amy Goodman, the host of Democracy Now! (SUPER leftwing channel), minus 15 years.

https://tinyurl.com/yc74vs3n

You take Samantha Bee today, dye her hair gray, and she could start hosting the show tomorrow, and no one would be the wiser. And not just because no one watches.

Posted by: Anonny Moronny at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (JCZqz)

456 There was a reason that they used to say Friends was Seinfeld for dumb people.

Posted by: Augustine at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (BDZWU)

457 436 Let's compare old media to Mr Beast on YouTube. 100 million subscribers and easily pulls in 50 to 100 million views in a week.

Mr Beast could easily offhandedly say "times are rough" and have 10x the impact of MSNBC screaming "insurrection" 24/7 for a whole year.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (KwBmy)


Probably. But that begs the question - how many of those viewers would come back if he started getting political? Or would even understand what he is talking about.

My kids watch Mr. Beast and they are 12 and 14. I suspect most of his viewers are in that age range and view his stuff multiple times. In other words - does he have 50 million unique views or 50 million clicks? If 50 million clicks it could be 5 million kids watching the video ten times.

Posted by: Mehive at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (ky+MF)

458 Posted by: Jen the original at July 25, 2022 03:15 PM (VIx7w)

I agree. My wife loves the show and I just stare blankly as she tries to convince me otherwise.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (1Yn/6)

459 >>I feel like people are still not aware of the intensity with which these elitists hate us. Us, the west. Us, all of humanity. Us, all of mammals. Us, every living thing.


I'm aware. I wonder if they are aware how much we hate them right back.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (ZLI7S)

460 Russia to Cut Europe’s Gas Flow via Nord Stream to 20%.

Moscow calling the tune. "Submit or freeze."

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (yn/SF)

461 It occurred to me when "Full Frontal" popped on my TV .. who do you sign up for such a no-talent gig ?

Posted by: SMOD at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (RHGPo)

462 I actually liked Aniston in "WE're the Millers." She made a funny aging stripper.
Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:20 PM (ftFVW)
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She did have some of the pointiest elbows back in the day...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (YIVH2)

463 Sure. Nobody in the Looting Classes produces much of anything anyone wants. It's just that they've monopolized everything in society, and there are no alternatives. nowhere is this more nakedly obvious than in media, which is universally awful. Literally *nothing* is good, funny or compelling. It's pure shit, sponsored by wealthy oligarchs who are just revolving cash among themselves and whacking a portion out for their stable of bien pensant midwit NPC drulls in front of the cameras.

The "business model" resembles that old scene from IASIP where the Asians in the street market are just endlessly passing fish back and forth to each other.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (Zhwz2)

464 453 @johnlegend
on behalf of Democrats. Which leads me to ask: When Biden steps aside--John Legend in 2024?
Posted by: redridinghood at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (NpAcC)

==========

Now that might be the most desperate, out there candidate I've ever seen proposed.

And I lived through the Michael Avenatti bubble.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (LvTSG)

465 Every third commercial was an ad for some unprounceably named (but vaguely upbeat sounding) drug with a list of possible side effects that usually sounded much worse than whatever the disease.

My lib sister in law worked in drug marketing. She noted that under Federal rules, the list of possible side effects had to include everything that had ever happened to someone who's taken the drug, even if it was 1 person out of 5 million or something.

I assume that's why there aren't ads for the vaxx.

Also, she worked on the commercials for the asthma inhaler where Antonio Banderas did the voice of the cartoon bee. (She said officially they couldn't say it was Banderas because he was afraid it would damage his career, but it was pretty much over by then anyway).

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (ZGrMX)

466 431. Except they would survive on the Mike Lindell library of product commercials.

I saw at lunch today he now has MY COFFEE and it's the best coffee he's ever tasted!

Posted by: Jen the original at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (VIx7w)

467 >>>Is she the one who showers with her guests?

>I believe you're thinking of that dirty, dirty Chelsea Handler. I'd like to smooth up in her just once.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (0ocXn)

468 @BillKristol
I've been saying for a while that we need as our next president our version of the admirable Volodymyr Zelensky. Today I got another "personal message"--i.e., mass e-mail--from @johnlegend on behalf of Democrats. Which leads me to ask: When Biden steps aside--John Legend in 2024?
Posted by: redridinghood at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (NpAcC)
++++
He can't be serious.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 03:22 PM (WWh8n)

469 Kevin James used to be funny. Haven’t seen him lately.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 25, 2022 03:22 PM (23i+m)

470 Justine Trudeau is going full Dutch in order to save the Earth...

"It's the fertilizers causing climate change!"
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 03:17 PM (yn/SF)
.........

Great. Now we're going to be invaded from our northern border, too.

Posted by: wth at July 25, 2022 03:22 PM (v0R5T)

471 Bill Kristol
@BillKristol
I've been saying for a while that we need as our next president our version of the admirable Volodymyr Zelensky. Today I got another "personal message"--i.e., mass e-mail--from
@johnlegend
on behalf of Democrats. Which leads me to ask: When Biden steps aside--John Legend in 2024?
Posted by: redridinghood at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (NpAcC)



U MAD BRO?

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 03:22 PM (Zz0t1)

472 I disagree about the cast. they've all had decent careers since - maybe not to the heights of their Friends days but they all continue to work.

My point wasn't that they had no career, my point was that they were paid like gigantic megastars, who nearly vanished when the show was over. If they were that important and that huge a star to justify that kind of pay, then they would continue to be big stars when not on Friends.

In other words, it wasn't they who were pulling in the eyeballs it was the writers and directors.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:22 PM (Ivdso)

473 Posted by: redridinghood at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (NpAcC)

Lmfaoooooo

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:22 PM (1Yn/6)

474 That article is from almost a decade ago (2013) and the problem has only gotten much, much worse...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (YIVH2)
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I guess it could be called a "problem" if colleges were actually educating men, but men don't seem to think so.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 03:23 PM (+cioT)

475 You know who I miss in times like these? Norm Macdonald, that old chunk of coal.

Posted by: Augustine at July 25, 2022 03:23 PM (BDZWU)

476 Larry Sanders was far better than any actual late night show that's been on since the 90s.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at July 25, 2022 03:23 PM (es0Dj)

477 Chelsea Handler. I'd like to smooth up in her just once.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (0ocXn)



I just threw up in my mouth a little......

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 03:23 PM (Zz0t1)

478 Isn't Amy Schumer latest job selling tampons?
______________

I wonder if women find it odd that Tampax is using Amy Schumer to sell its tampons, when Amy Schumer had a hysterectomy (due to endometriosis), and therefore has no uterus and no need for tampons.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at July 25, 2022 03:10 PM (MvHI3)


"Tampax! For when you just want something to kinda rattle around all up in there in your business."

Posted by: Amy Schumer for Tampax at July 25, 2022 03:23 PM (5NkmN)

479 I think it is probably on the verge, judging by the large numbers of firings, entities being sold for nothing other than taking their debt, abandoned projects like CNN+, etc.

For some that fall below that line, it is true, while the others fight it out for a likely shrinking stream of revenue.

Posted by: Comrade flounder
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Entertainment media, like music before it, is being commoditized which eventually leads the whole model to collapse. For example, you can watch Colbert, his competitors, or old Johnny Carson reruns along with probably some others like Dick Cavett etc. That is excluding whatever is on streaming channels, the multiplicity of even broadcast stations, and youtube. The old monopoly network broadcasting model meant that Johnny had a lot fewer competitors for eyeballs on watching tv. Nowadays, that monopoly is busted and the networks are being hollowed out from the inside. Like Network News predicted, only the cheap labor in the industry will survive along with a few highly paid face people.

Eventually, the ad dollars get spread mighty thin especially as advertisers are facing their own declines in profitability.

Posted by: whig at July 25, 2022 03:23 PM (CXr4y)

480 In other words, it wasn't they who were pulling in the eyeballs it was the writers and directors.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:22 PM (Ivdso)

...

I can't believe how much money those guys made.

Posted by: Jerry Seinfeld at July 25, 2022 03:23 PM (JMPQm)

481 >>> When Biden steps aside--John Legend in 2024?

What am I, chopped liver??

Posted by: George Clooney... I married a Brit lawyer, take me seriously!! at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (lIPyA)

482 Colbert himself is averaging almost 3 million. In a market saturated with content on 500 different platforms, getting 3M people to tune into regular commercial TV to watch this imbecile is gonna sell a lot of ads.
Posted by: Elric Blade at July 25, 2022 03:05 PM (iFTx/)


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Note my post 436.

Also note Johnny Carson could pull in 9 million viewers when the country was only 2/3 as populous.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (KwBmy)

483 183 That's a face that looks like it launched a thousand ships...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2022 02:45 PM (yn/SF)
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I don't get it.
That would be 1 Helen or 1000 milliHelens in our old, schoolboy grading of women. By definition no one could ever achieve 1 Helen.

Posted by: Ciampino - Do not confuse milliHellens with milliHenries at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (qfLjt)

484 Looks like the Bidenauts are changing the "definition" of an economic recession. Just in time for the first GDP second-quarter estimate.

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (6eRlp)

485 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (LvTSG)

Basta!

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (1Yn/6)

486 468 @BillKristol
I've been saying for a while that we need as our next president our version of the admirable Volodymyr Zelensky. Today I got another "personal message"--i.e., mass e-mail--from @johnlegend on behalf of Democrats. Which leads me to ask: When Biden steps aside--John Legend in 2024?
Posted by: redridinghood at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (NpAcC)
++++
He can't be serious.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 03:22 PM (WWh8n)
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And just when you thought he couldn't beclown himself anymore than he had.

Posted by: WisRich at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (G0vdT)

487 So Amy Schumer is not a "birthing person"?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (+cioT)

488 449 Russia to Cut Europe’s Gas Flow via Nord Stream to 20%.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:20 PM (Y5qcH)

========

Stay warm this winter, Bavaria. Burn an EU representative.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:20 PM (LvTSG)
......

We could send them a few container ships full of old tires.

Posted by: wth at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (v0R5T)

489 Who TF is she again?
Yeah, I'm old so I can remember when 'late Night TV' was entertaining so hearing that the network lost revenue because her show sucked is hilariously funny to me.

PS ... It still isn't going to make me want to watch TV.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (qZdIZ)

490 158 During a Pride-Adjacent Month?!?!?!
Posted by: ace at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (B3oWe)

Dang it. Yours is much better.
Posted by: LASue at July 25, 2022 02:43 PM (Ed8Zd)

It's who he is.

Posted by: m at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (euHgA)

491 "432 I feel like people are still not aware of the intensity with which these elitists hate us. Us, the west. Us, all of humanity. Us, all of mammals. Us, every living thing.
https://accordingtohoyt.com /2022/07/25/ going-backwards/

Buck Throckjohnson is right!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (llON"

she's exactly right. everyone, check out that link. remove spaces.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra MAGA FTW ! at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (oZtf9)

492 487 So Amy Schumer is not a "birthing person"?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (+cioT)

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Well she's a dude, so...

Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (VJsqe)

493 I don't think her face is all that ugly.

Not everyone can be pretty, you know.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (Ja3qS)

494 Bill Kristol is Zelenskyy's pimp. Figures.

Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (5gyQ/)

495 Posted by: Anonny Moronny at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (JCZqz)

I'm glad that no conservatives who are in their 60's have gray hair or wrinkles.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (fL5aK)

496 He did do some movie where someone or other did some actual full frontal. Bruce Willis was in it too.
Posted by: TexasDan at July 25, 2022 03:20 PM (JMPQm)


The Whole Nine Yards. And The Whole Ten Yards.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (DRSnL)

497 So Amy Schumer is not a "birthing person"?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (+cioT)



I believe the technical term is "Empty Box."

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (Zz0t1)

498
Way back when, newspapers actually reflected the communities they served. Or there would be more than one paper for more divided ones. Papers had to keep local businesses happy so as not to drive off advertising and had to try not to get the local government too pissed off in order to keep lucrative legal notices.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (JVuoD)

499 >>335 Shocking poll: Majority believe government is "corrupt and rigged"

https://tinyurl.com/yc4hc6j3 (tepid air)

Leave it to allahpenis to think this poll is shocking.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (m7R0k)

500 Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 03:23 PM (Zz0t1)

To be fair there’s probably a very short list of things she won’t do.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (1Yn/6)

501
Not everyone can be pretty, you know.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (Ja3qS)



Yes. I'm FULLY aware.

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 25, 2022 03:26 PM (Zz0t1)

502 481 >>> When Biden steps aside--John Legend in 2024?

What am I, chopped liver??
Posted by: George Clooney... I married a Brit lawyer, take me seriously!! at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM

(glaring)

Posted by: Hillary!, glaring angrily from the bushes. at July 25, 2022 03:26 PM (JCZqz)

503 And just when you thought he couldn't beclown himself anymore than he had.
Posted by: WisRich at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (G0vdT)
==============
You thought that? I admit the idea never crossed my mind. I think Cap'n Cuck has unlimited potential for self-owning.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 03:26 PM (+cioT)

504 I've been saying for a while that we need as our next president our version of the admirable Volodymyr Zelensky.

A corrupt venal grifting numbskull? You've got that already, champ.

Posted by: spindrift at July 25, 2022 03:26 PM (h5TKJ)

505 Recently (maybe it was here on Ace), I read something about how when you see a ton of commercials for a show, that means the channel can't get enough advertisers to pay for it. Popular TV doesn't need constant boosting by the outlet.

My wife watches a lot of TBS, because of "Friends" and "Big Bang Theory" re-runs. They run Samantha Bee commercials non-stop all day long. We were just talking about how vitriolic and unpleasant she is. We're so glad she's gone.

Same with the late night losers. Never cared for the format, myself. Plus, I knew guys like Letterman were Left-wing dbags long before he "came out". Seems pretty obvious to me.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at July 25, 2022 03:26 PM (nZRvW)

506 So Amy Schumer is not a "birthing person"?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (+cioT)


Oh, she is. Poor kid.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 03:26 PM (DRSnL)

507 ==Entertainment media, like music before it, is being commoditized which eventually leads the whole model to collapse.
+++

The inflation is real!

Posted by: Pussy at July 25, 2022 03:26 PM (V9eN/)

508 It was Amanda Peet who went full frontal in The Whole Nine Yards, and it was great

Posted by: radar at July 25, 2022 03:27 PM (9/IeZ)

509 My kids watch Mr. Beast and they are 12 and 14. I suspect most of his viewers are in that age range and view his stuff multiple times. In other words - does he have 50 million unique views or 50 million clicks? If 50 million clicks it could be 5 million kids watching the video ten times.

It pretty much doesn't matter, YT ad revenue is priced on views, not unique users. And YT people make a lot more money on branded merchandise and personalized ads (e.g. when the person talking stops and does an ad for some mobile game or whatever).

Mr. Beast also has his Mr. Beast Burger thing.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 03:28 PM (ZGrMX)

510 There was a reason that they used to say Friends was Seinfeld for dumb people.

Posted by: Augustine at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (BDZWU)


I liked Friends. It was funny for what it was. I also like Seinfeld.

I don't really think either was all that intellectual. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find any "sitcom" that is truly intellectual. Anything too high-brow usually doesn't last more than a season.

I always find it amusing when a popular pop culture show or movie is mentioned on blogs like this and so many people feel the need to virtue signal with "I never watched it" or "I watched it once, it was soooo stupid".

Nobody is claiming Friends was an intellectual powerhouse - not even the people who made the show.

Posted by: Mehive at July 25, 2022 03:28 PM (ky+MF)

511 Soap whittling can be very therapeutic.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 25, 2022 03:28 PM (vcv8B)

512 Greetings!
If you have the Pluto app, there is a classic tv category with a Johnny Carson rerun channel.
I've been known to have it on for hours.
Free with ads (which is why God invented the MUTE button...)

Posted by: gourmand du jour, partly cloudy clearing in the afternoon at July 25, 2022 03:28 PM (jTmQV)

513 "432 I feel like people are still not aware of the intensity with which these elitists hate us. Us, the west. Us, all of humanity. Us, all of mammals. Us, every living thing.
https://accordingtohoyt.com /2022/07/25/ going-backwards/

Buck Throckjohnson is right!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 25, 2022 03:18 PM (llON"

she's exactly right. everyone, check out that link. remove spaces.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra MAGA FTW ! at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (oZtf9)


Don't worry. LIVs will soon find out when their extended car warranties expire.

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 03:28 PM (6eRlp)

514 Someone upthread mentioned Sarah Silverman. I do give her credit on thing. Several months back, she was saying that a national divorce made sense, the only major cultural person on the left to as far as I know.

Posted by: Augustine at July 25, 2022 03:29 PM (BDZWU)

515 So here's a question.

Are black people everywhere and in everything (to the point where blacks believe they're 52% of the population) because white people want them there, or because 13% of the population watches 80% of television?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 25, 2022 03:29 PM (gIwDN)

516 I saw Brokedown BTFO Whoreclown open for Captain Beefheart and His Lost Planet Airmen at The Spectum 1969. People are still talkin bout it in Philly under the El

Posted by: Commenter What Got a Shirt at July 25, 2022 03:29 PM (CJAql)

517 You know who I miss in times like these? Norm Macdonald, that old chunk of coal.

He's still appearing with new dialogue on The Orville, they filmed most of the current season before he died.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 03:29 PM (ZGrMX)

518 A couple of thoughts from an ordinary schmuck:

1) Sports is getting woker, but the signs are already there that they are going to follow their news-division brethren like lemmings over the ratings cliff. Once SPORTS start losing their revenue-generating power, what the hell will these "streaming" services have left to sell? Non-woke Japanese anime?

2) The comments by Ace, Joe, Tom and Boswell on news media becoming partisan broadsheets makes me laugh. They are literally returning to the ultra-biased political organs of the 18th and 19th centuries.

3) The National Divorce is coming at us. Be prepared.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at July 25, 2022 03:29 PM (wtvvX)

519 We could send them a few container ships full of old tires.
Posted by: wth
___

Don't worry, our oil and NG will be sent over.

Just like it is now.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:29 PM (fBYY+)

520 495 Posted by: Anonny Moronny at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (JCZqz)

I'm glad that no conservatives who are in their 60's have gray hair or wrinkles.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM

Before you attempt to disparage me through strawman, perhaps reconsider my post? Bee DOES (to me, at least) look pretty similar to Amy Goodman, sans gray hair. Ace is the one ripping her appearance otherwise.

Posted by: Anonny Moronny at July 25, 2022 03:29 PM (JCZqz)

521 482 Colbert himself is averaging almost 3 million. In a market saturated with content on 500 different platforms, getting 3M people to tune into regular commercial TV to watch this imbecile is gonna sell a lot of ads.
Posted by: Elric Blade
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Spring 2022, Colbert averaged about 2 million and started getting beat by Gutfield. Summer ratings are always lower. SVU on Thursday pulled in 4.7 million in Prime Time and Ghosts hit 6 million.

The ad buyers are what are keeping Colbert's lights on, not his ratings so much. He and Noah are also among the highest paid network personalities at about 16 million per and both work for the Redstones.

Posted by: whig at July 25, 2022 03:30 PM (CXr4y)

522 Are black people everywhere and in everything (to the point where blacks believe they're 52% of the population) because white people want them there, or because 13% of the population watches 80% of television?
Posted by: Moron Robbie
___

*shrugs*

I don't watch TV.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:30 PM (fBYY+)

523 Samantha Not to Bee!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:31 PM (Y5qcH)

524 Yeah. Just what America needs. Some venal celebrity imbecile to keep the throne warm while our nation is eviscerated and invaded by every plutocrat, pedophile, and Bond villain in Eurasia.

Great plan, ringsniffers.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2022 03:31 PM (6FeV1)

525 512 Greetings!
If you have the Pluto app, there is a classic tv category with a Johnny Carson rerun channel.
I've been known to have it on for hours.
Free with ads (which is why God invented the MUTE button...)
Posted by: gourmand du jour, partly cloudy clearing in the afternoon at July 25, 2022 03:28 PM (jTmQV)

Plus every Bob Ross show for 31 seasons..... wow

Posted by: Commenter What Got a Shirt at July 25, 2022 03:31 PM (CJAql)

526 Remember, this is the new Warner Media. John Malone is pulling the strings. He's not a lefty by any stretch. We'll see more of this before they're done.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 25, 2022 03:31 PM (vcv8B)

527 @BillKristol
I've been saying for a while that we need as our next president our version of the admirable Volodymyr Zelensky. Today I got another "personal message"--i.e., mass e-mail--from
@johnlegend
on behalf of Democrats. Which leads me to ask: When Biden steps aside--John Legend in 2024?
==
He's going to trigger a self parody China Syndrome, go super critical and assplode.

Posted by: that is not one bit of a lie or exaggeration at July 25, 2022 03:31 PM (20OQ3)

528 478 Isn't Amy Schumer latest job selling tampons?
______________

I wonder if women find it odd that Tampax is using Amy Schumer to sell its tampons, when Amy Schumer had a hysterectomy (due to endometriosis), and therefore has no uterus and no need for tampons.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at July 25, 2022 03:10 PM (MvHI3)

"Tampax! For when you just want something to kinda rattle around all up in there in your business."

Posted by: Amy Schumer for Tampax at July 25, 2022 03:23 PM (5NkmN)
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No worse than putting tampons in men's bathrooms.
Will we see men advertising tampons? "Men, when you've got a gaping 50-cal wound spewing blood, there's nothing better than StaunchUp Tampons to stop that gusher."

Posted by: Ciampino - But what if a 'man' wants a pad instead? at July 25, 2022 03:31 PM (qfLjt)

529 515 So here's a question.

Are black people everywhere and in everything (to the point where blacks believe they're 52% of the population) because white people want them there, or because 13% of the population watches 80% of television?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 25, 2022 03:29 PM (gIwDN)

I figured it had to do with the sort of people that get marketing degrees.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 25, 2022 03:31 PM (b2nrj)

530 So Amy Schumer is not a "birthing person"?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (+cioT

She was. She has one child, so she obviously had a menstrual cycle, which means if someone wants to pay her to endorse e tampons why not? And women who didn't give birth have menstrual cycles too. And no, I'm not a fan of hers fron what I know. Just making a point here,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 03:31 PM (fL5aK)

531 Are black people everywhere and in everything (to the point where blacks believe they're 52% of the population) because white people want them there, or because 13% of the population watches 80% of television?

It's because liberal white millennial women run everything in Hollywood now and they all think if they put enough blacks on TV then BBC will magically appear in their snizz.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (ZGrMX)

532 I always find it amusing when a popular pop culture show or movie is mentioned on blogs like this and so many people feel the need to virtue signal with "I never watched it" or "I watched it once, it was soooo stupid".

Nobody is claiming Friends was an intellectual powerhouse - not even the people who made the show.
Posted by: Mehive

"Friends" was great. Sex jokes, fat suits, turkeys on heads, zany misunderstandings... When I watch comedy I'm not looking for intellect. That said, I never watched Seinfeld (ha). It was not as relatable for teens, I think.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (ftFVW)

533 A poll conducted by University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics shows nearly one-third of American voters believe they may have to take up arms against the United States government.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (m7R0k)

534 Samantha Bee looks like Hasbulla with long hair and age lines.

Posted by: Reveres12ride at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (rl2c4)

535 I always find it amusing when a popular pop culture show or movie is mentioned on blogs like this and so many people feel the need to virtue signal with "I never watched it" or "I watched it once, it was soooo stupid".

pretty much a rule of commenting on any conservative blog or message board -- people "out-conservative" each other by signaling their lack of engagement with pop culture

"I don't even own a TV!!!!"

Posted by: brak at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (j5Tg0)

536 I assume that's why there aren't ads for the vaxx.

Also, she worked on the commercials for the asthma inhaler where Antonio Banderas did the voice of the cartoon bee. (She said officially they couldn't say it was Banderas because he was afraid it would damage his career, but it was pretty much over by then anyway).
Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (ZGrMX)
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Drug Company: "Mr. Banderas, your fee will be $100k. We look forward to working with you on this marketing campaign.

Antonio: "Me too except, mm, you can't mention my name."

Drug Company: "Well then, $50k it is!"

Posted by: WisRich at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (G0vdT)

537 then BBC will magically appear in their snizz.
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Why would they want a Brit broadcasting company in their nethers?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (fBYY+)

538 Ellipsis' struggle is real. We're pulling for you ...!

Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:33 PM (VJsqe)

539 Not everyone can be pretty, you know.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 25, 2022 03:25 PM (Ja3qS)

How about we extend closing time to 4 am ??

Posted by: REDACTED at July 25, 2022 03:33 PM (us2H3)

540 Bill Kristol is Zelenskyy's pimp. Figures.
Posted by: runner at July 25, 2022 03:

That fat pig is sponsored by the portion of the Looting Class that drags us into pointless wars so they can fleece us that way. Of course he loves Zelensky. A gallows pole is too good for that sleazebag, in particular.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 25, 2022 03:33 PM (Zhwz2)

541 136 I don't think she looks that bad. Looks like she's not wearing makeup. Talk show hosts don't have to be particularly attractive. They just need to be funn-apparently she isn't -and good at interviewing people. I haven't seen her show so I don't know about that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 02:41 PM (QzPUP)


The bigger problem is the ugliness in her soul (and she's made it very visible).

Posted by: barkingmad59, wandering lurkette at July 25, 2022 03:33 PM (Zg/67)

542 Not even I can save this comment section when a certain person is allowed to go Collar on and Collar off.
Sucks.

Posted by: Overly Literal Ruin All The Fun Man at July 25, 2022 03:33 PM (V9eN/)

543 "I don't even own a TV!!!!"
Posted by: brak at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (j5Tg0)

I don't either. The guy I stole it from does.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:33 PM (Y5qcH)

544 Also note Johnny Carson could pull in 9 million viewers when the country was only 2/3 as populous.

Sure, but the top rated show on TV now would have been canceled for lack of ratings in the 70s. I mean 3 million is a lot more people than have ever paid attention to any of my work but for entertainment its pretty small potatoes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:33 PM (Ivdso)

545 The inflation is real!

Posted by: Pussy
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Followed of course by the much longer refractory period of shrinkage.

Posted by: whig at July 25, 2022 03:34 PM (CXr4y)

546 >>> How old is she in Taylor Lorenz years?

1.1, I believe

Posted by: fluffy at July 25, 2022 03:34 PM (UnQlg)

547 Followed of course by the much longer refractory period of shrinkage.
Posted by: whig at July 25, 2022 03:34 PM (CXr4y)

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Leading to depression.

Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:34 PM (VJsqe)

548 Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (ftFVW)

I watched Seinfeld. Kramer and George were just plain funny to me

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:34 PM (1Yn/6)

549 pretty much a rule of commenting on any conservative blog or message board -- people "out-conservative" each other by signaling their lack of engagement with pop culture

"I don't even own a TV!!!!"
Posted by: brak
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Guilty as charged.

Still doesn't change the fact that I don't watch TV.
But, *shifty eyes*...

I'm a HUGE Beavis and Butthead fangirl, especially the new movie that flips wokeness the bird.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:35 PM (fBYY+)

550 *shrugs*

I don't watch TV.
Posted by: SMH

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Same here. That's why I'm curious as to opinions.

FWIW, I'm not the president either, but I've got some opinions on his actions, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 25, 2022 03:35 PM (5PgW4)

551 543 "I don't even own a TV!!!!"
Posted by: brak at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (j5Tg0)

I don't either. The guy I stole it from does.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:33 PM (Y5qcH)

Possession is nine-tenths of the law.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 25, 2022 03:35 PM (b2nrj)

552 pretty much a rule of commenting on any conservative blog or message board -- people "out-conservative" each other by signaling their lack of engagement with pop culture

"I don't even own a TV!!!!"


And now the Harvey Danger song is stuck in my head.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 03:35 PM (ZGrMX)

553 548 Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (ftFVW)

I watched Seinfeld. Kramer and George were just plain funny to me
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:34 PM (1Yn/6)

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"NOW you think I'm funny, huh?! Well, fuck you! And fuck Jason Alexander!"
-Larry David

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (LvTSG)

554 A woman was attacked. A woman feels compelled to defend here. The International Sisterhood never sleeps.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (4Spql)

555 A poll conducted by University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics shows nearly one-third of American voters believe they may have to take up arms against the United States government.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (m7R0k)
.......

That pesky old Constitution!

Posted by: wth at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (v0R5T)

556 Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:35 PM (fBYY+)

TBF Mike Judge is awesome.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (1Yn/6)

557 And Friends and Seinfeld was rarely watched.
I preferred watching Living Single back in the day.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (fBYY+)

558 > he's got nice enough hair but looks like a DOCTOR Jill Biden type: 60s or 70s trying to look 30

She's only 52. Way too many hours in sun tanning booths, I reckon.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (bW8dp)

559 Posted by: Overly Literal Ruin All The Fun Man at July 25, 2022 03:33 PM (V9eN/)

What does that mean exactly?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (kfsk8)

560 Not everyone can be pretty, you know.
Posted by: nurse ratched
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I think everyone is to someone. And thank goodness we're not all chasing the same concept of beauty.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (5PgW4)

561 Also note Johnny Carson could pull in 9 million viewers when the country was only 2/3 as populous.

Sure, but the top rated show on TV now would have been canceled for lack of ratings in the 70s. I mean 3 million is a lot more people than have ever paid attention to any of my work but for entertainment its pretty small potatoes.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:33 PM (Ivdso)

Before Cable Before Streaming

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (6eRlp)

562 The inflation is real!

Posted by: Pussy

and spectacular!

Posted by: Zombie Inflated Scrotum Guy at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (4I/2K)

563 The people who live in the media bubble probably are barely able to function in real life.

They all have the nerve to hector us regular people, people who know how to do stuff and get along, about our lifestyle, without stopping to think their skill set just might not be in demand, once society collapses. Heck, most of media stiffs are over the hill, so, they won't even be able to fall back on working as rent boys or courtesans.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (5pTK/)

564 I watched Seinfeld. Kramer and George were just plain funny to me
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One

Perhaps I should give it a shot. I was also the youngest in the house so didn't have much say in what we watched. Older sister loved Friends, so...

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (ftFVW)

565 Just woke up from my nap and AtC is the top post on Twitchy. Somebody that knows how to something ought to

Posted by: Farmer Bob at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (JicSX)

566 @BillKristol
I've been saying for a while that we need as our next president our version of the admirable Volodymyr Zelensky. Today I got another "personal message"--i.e., mass e-mail--from @johnlegend on behalf of Democrats. Which leads me to ask: When Biden steps aside--John Legend in 2024?
Posted by: redridinghood at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (NpAcC)
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He can't be serious.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 25, 2022 03:22 PM (WWh8n)
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And just when you thought he couldn't beclown himself anymore than he had.
Posted by: WisRich at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (G0vdT)

Besides the every obvious idiocy of Ahoy Boy, Leend if married to a freak who openly groomed teeenage girls.

Posted by: LASue at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (Ed8Zd)

567 Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (fBYY+)

My mom watched that religiously. UPN had some solid shows back in the day.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (1Yn/6)

568 Perhaps I should give it a shot. I was also the youngest in the house so didn't have much say in what we watched. Older sister loved Friends, so...
Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (ftFVW)

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Funniest sitcom ever, but the first few episodes are not great. bear with it.

Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (VJsqe)

569 To me Bee looks like she has a shovel face in that picture.

Posted by: Ganowicz Commie Exterminators, LTD. at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (Zv2q6)

570 Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (5PgW4

How true.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (kfsk8)

571 First couple of Seinfeld seasons aren't the best. Towards the end was where it really was funny.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (Y5qcH)

572 I can see where ace is coming from. But ugly is a matter of taste. That said, the monthly cruelty quota ain't gonna fill itself.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (vcv8B)

573 I own a TV so I can watch Star Trek every night.

Posted by: fd at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (sn5EN)

574 568 Perhaps I should give it a shot. I was also the youngest in the house so didn't have much say in what we watched. Older sister loved Friends, so...
Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (ftFVW)

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Funniest sitcom ever, but the first few episodes are not great. bear with it.
Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (VJsqe)

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Or, just skip ahead to season 2 and give that a try.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (LvTSG)

575 >>555 A poll conducted by University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics shows nearly one-third of American voters believe they may have to take up arms against the United States government.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 25, 2022 03:32 PM (m7R0k)
.......

That pesky old Constitution!
Posted by: wth

Can you imagine Lindsey Graham running around yelling, we gave you guns now use them !!!

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (m7R0k)

576 My mom watched that religiously. UPN had some solid shows back in the day.
Posted by: thathalfrican
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That's mostly what I watched back then.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (fBYY+)

577 Not everyone can be pretty, you know.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (v0R5T)

578 Only TOS though. The rest is shit.

Posted by: fd at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (sn5EN)

579 Seinfeld took Larry David's awful hate of humanity and lack of any moral character and toned it down to make it funny and sometimes even darkly charming with George Costanza. Larry David just put full on hate and misery on display on his own show, without Seinfeld to shape and tone it down.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (Ivdso)

580 Probably. But that begs the question - how many of those viewers would come back if he started getting political? Or would even understand what he is talking about.

My kids watch Mr. Beast and they are 12 and 14. I suspect most of his viewers are in that age range and view his stuff multiple times. In other words - does he have 50 million unique views or 50 million clicks? If 50 million clicks it could be 5 million kids watching the video ten times.
Posted by: Mehive at July 25, 2022 03:21 PM (ky+MF)


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I'd say there is rewatching. But I think the initial drop up to a week is a good indication of unique views.

Mr Beast does stay out of politics, but that just goes to show you the power of being apolitical.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (KwBmy)

581 Sure, but the top rated show on TV now would have been canceled for lack of ratings in the 70s. I mean 3 million is a lot more people than have ever paid attention to any of my work but for entertainment its pretty small potatoes.

Chuck was cancelled in 2012 for only getting 4.25 million viewers per week. The viewer numbers have gone down pretty rapidly.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (ZGrMX)

582 Samantha Bee = what happens when your country has such a small gene pool that you're forced to legalize uncle-fucking. Sorry, AOP.


Although I believe uncle-fucking is also legal in New York and possibly a couple of other U.S. states.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (bW8dp)

583 Wow- sorry for all the typos. Don't know what's wrong with me.

Posted by: LASue at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (Ed8Zd)

584 568 Perhaps I should give it a shot. I was also the youngest in the house so didn't have much say in what we watched. Older sister loved Friends, so...
Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (ftFVW)

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Funniest sitcom ever, but the first few episodes are not great. bear with it.
Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (VJsqe)
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Curb your Enthusiasm is one to check out as well if you like the Sein.

Posted by: Augustine at July 25, 2022 03:39 PM (BDZWU)

585 Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (VJsqe)

A lot of people hated the finale, myself included, but when Seinfeld explained the characters were awful human beings it made sense to me.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:39 PM (1Yn/6)

586 582 Samantha Bee = what happens when your country has such a small gene pool that you're forced to legalize uncle-fucking. Sorry, AOP.


Although I believe uncle-fucking is also legal in New York and possibly a couple of other U.S. states.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (bW8dp)

This is an invitation to look things up but at the same time feels like an internet search trap.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 25, 2022 03:39 PM (b2nrj)

587 > Not everyone can be pretty, you know.
Posted by: Amy Schumer


"It's Not Pretty Being Easy" -- rejected title for the Kamala Harris biopic.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 25, 2022 03:39 PM (bW8dp)

588 I liked the Bob Newhart Show. Funny!

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 03:39 PM (6eRlp)

589 585 Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (VJsqe)

A lot of people hated the finale, myself included, but when Seinfeld explained the characters were awful human beings it made sense to me.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:39 PM (1Yn/6)

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The finale of Seinfeld is perfect

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:39 PM (LvTSG)

590 Or, just skip ahead to season 2 and give that a try.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven

Oh, no. Not this gotta invest 20 hours before it gets good stuff again.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:40 PM (ftFVW)

591 But they can plant these propaganda stories in the media because they're ex-media themselves and are buddies with people in the media IC,

Fixed

Posted by: kallisto at July 25, 2022 03:40 PM (dCxaZ)

592 Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:38 PM (fBYY+)

Me too. I gotta find a listing of the shows they played.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:40 PM (1Yn/6)

593 Beavis & Butthead we’re great, as was King of the Hill.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 25, 2022 03:40 PM (23i+m)

594 I don't feel any need to defend anyone because they're a woman, I simply think she doesn't look that bad

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (kfsk8)

595 Leading to depression.

Posted by: 496
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You mean Happy Endings Spa's guarantee is worthless?

Posted by: whig at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (CXr4y)

596 Beavis & Butthead we’re great, as was King of the Hill.

There's a new Beavis & Butthead series starting soon. If it's as good as the new movie it should be great.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (ZGrMX)

597 232 206 Without Norm McDonald, late night shows have no reason to exist.
Posted by: spongeworthy at July 25, 2022 02:47 PM (vZqvS)

He thrived in that environment- especially in his hey day. The Conan show bit with Courtney Thorne Smith really showed both his fearlessness as well as his rapid fire brilliance.

https://tinyurl.com/55buxjyn
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 25, 2022 02:49 PM (dNqv+)

That's so wonderful.

Posted by: m at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (euHgA)

598 589 585 Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:37 PM (VJsqe)

A lot of people hated the finale, myself included, but when Seinfeld explained the characters were awful human beings it made sense to me.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:39 PM (1Yn/6)

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The finale of Seinfeld is perfect
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:39 PM (LvTSG)

... So what did you think about the ending of Mass Effect 3?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (b2nrj)

599 The finale of Seinfeld is perfect
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:39 PM (LvTSG)

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The Penske File/Enzo haircut episode was the funniest 30 minutes of TV ever. From beginning to end it wraps around itself so perfectly. Sheer beauty.

Posted by: 496 at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (VJsqe)

600 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:39 PM (LvTSG)

Didn’t see it that way back then. I get it now.

It’s probably because I wanted to do Elaine.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (1Yn/6)

601 The ending of "Newhart" was brilliant.

As was the ending of "Mary Tyler Moore."

Most others, meh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (5pTK/)

602 Before Cable Before Streaming

And a bunch of other entertainment competition. Having only 4-5 channels available at a time and nothing really other than that to veg out to definitely focused attention.

I'd say the shows are worse but crap like Three's Company and David Cassidy: Man Undercover were being put out then too. Probably overall TV is better than it ever has been, but there's also a lot of terrible crap out there too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (Ivdso)

603 Shouldn’t I have been part of the insects for protein thread or honey with locusts.

Posted by: Bee at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (qwO6y)

604 Remember the earlier seasons where they put in Seinfeld's stand up? I never thought he was funny in those. The show was funny, the stand up, not so much.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:42 PM (Y5qcH)

605 Isn't Taylor on Dog years schedule?

Posted by: Skip at July 25, 2022 03:42 PM (38JOs)

606 Wow- sorry for all the typos. Don't know what's wrong with me.
Posted by: LASue

You are pretty so it's ok,

Posted by: Overly Literal Ruin All The Fun Man at July 25, 2022 03:42 PM (V9eN/)

607 Someone up thread made the point that "intellectual" sitcoms don't last long on TV.
I think that's basically true. There was a sitcom I liked that had some clever writing..maybe it was called "The Loop". Anyway, it didn't make it through the first season on FOX.

Had a great if totally random opening song-

"Hockey Monkey"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOlQbrrOprQ

Eh, maybe I liked the song better than the show.

It happens.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 25, 2022 03:42 PM (5NkmN)

608 Before Cable Before Streaming
Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM (6eRlp)

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The point is, how can these shows stay in business? Do advertisers just throw money down the drain year after year (if that is the case)?

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at July 25, 2022 03:42 PM (KwBmy)

609 598 ... So what did you think about the ending of Mass Effect 3?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (b2nrj)

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I played the first one for about an hour and just stopped. Never got into it. No idea why.

I've started Dark Souls, instead, and my last time I lost 7 humanity because I tried to hit someone on a ledge and fell down instead of playing it safe on my way to my blood pool where I had previously died. I'm still bitter about that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:43 PM (LvTSG)

610 594 I don't feel any need to defend anyone because they're a woman, I simply think she doesn't look that bad
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (kfsk

The polite description is she has a face for radio...

Posted by: Nova local at July 25, 2022 03:43 PM (exHjb)

611 dudes, just quit and accepted new job. should feel better.

Posted by: sockamster-they're not all bangers, folks at July 25, 2022 03:43 PM (OuH7W)

612 I liked the Bob Newhart Show. Funny!

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The show was hilarious. One of my all time favorite comedies.

This Samantha Bee person looks like a distorted, misshapen Mare Winningham.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 25, 2022 03:43 PM (sVtYq)

613 558
She's only 52. Way too many hours in sun tanning booths, I reckon.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 25, 2022 03:36 PM

That's not really a thing, is it? No one told me that was a thing!

Posted by: Orange Donald Trump, with reverse raccoon eyes at July 25, 2022 03:43 PM (JCZqz)

614 WWE finds $14.6 million in ‘unrecorded expenses’ made by Vince McMahon

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 25, 2022 03:43 PM (M+Lyo)

615 It’s probably because I wanted to do Elaine.

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Ha. That sounds like 18 or so year old me watching Wings.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 25, 2022 03:43 PM (5PgW4)

616 I can highly recommend Silicon Valley (more Mike Judge). Especially if you've ever had the misfortune of interacting with the same. It's satire but only barely so.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 25, 2022 03:44 PM (vcv8B)

617 The point is, how can these shows stay in business? Do advertisers just throw money down the drain year after year (if that is the case)?
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at July 25, 2022 03:42 PM (KwBmy)
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Bundling has kept a lot of networks afloat.

Steaming, though, may be killing off that revenue stream.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at July 25, 2022 03:44 PM (5pTK/)

618 A lot of people hated the finale, myself included, but when Seinfeld explained the characters were awful human beings it made sense to me.
==
Dude. You had to have it explained to you?

Completely self absorbed borderline personality disorders, sociopathy. And that just George's relatives.

Posted by: Sociopaths on parade at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (Y97qg)

619 Saw a bumper sticker on the way to work for 'Vegan Jerky.' Does not sound appetizing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (diceA)

620 I'd say the shows are worse but crap like Three's Company and David Cassidy: Man Undercover were being put out then too. Probably overall TV is better than it ever has been, but there's also a lot of terrible crap out there too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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Reality tv or some variant thereof is at least half if not more of the scheduled programming on remaining tv channels.

Posted by: whig at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (CXr4y)

621 I always said I would rather perform self-castration with no anesthetic than watch Samantha Bee’s show. Guess I don’t have to worry about having to make that choice anymore.

Posted by: Arch Stanton at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (EHALe)

622 > This is an invitation to look things up but at the same time feels like an internet search trap.

I know it's legal in New York because there was a case maybe 10-15 years ago where some dude from Outer Jackoffistan successfully argued in court that marrying his niece was part of his culture, and that denying him that right was rayciss. A kindly New York judge found an emanation of a penumbra that allowed it.

According to Wikipedia, New Jersey has no laws against (adult) incest, Ohio only outlaws it between parent and child, and Rhode Island only penalizes incestuous marriages, but not casual fucking.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (bW8dp)

623 Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 25, 2022 03:43 PM (5PgW4)

Man. That’s a throwback my parents never missed an episode.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (1Yn/6)

624 609 598 ... So what did you think about the ending of Mass Effect 3?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (b2nrj)

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I played the first one for about an hour and just stopped. Never got into it. No idea why.

I've started Dark Souls, instead, and my last time I lost 7 humanity because I tried to hit someone on a ledge and fell down instead of playing it safe on my way to my blood pool where I had previously died. I'm still bitter about that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:43 PM (LvTSG)

ME3 had a famously widely panned ending(was poking fun at your opinion here). I figured that sort of game would've been right up your alley with the story and character choice focus.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (b2nrj)

625 Late night talk shows are cheap to put in the time slot and fill up a lot of time to sell ads. SNL still limps along despite having last been a cultural thing when Clinton was president because of that: it sells ads and is cheap to produce. Sooner or later, companies are going to figure out they aren't making much if any money from their ad buys but it takes a long time for established businesses to learn new things.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (Ivdso)

626 The ending of "Newhart" was brilliant.

As was the ending of "Mary Tyler Moore."

Most others, meh.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (5pTK/)

Suzanne Pleshette - A beautiful lady and a great actress.

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (6eRlp)

627 I will now cut Nord Stream gas to Europe to 20 percent but first, you will blow me.

Posted by: V. Putin at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (m7R0k)

628 WWE finds $14.6 million in ‘unrecorded expenses’ made by Vince McMahon

so that's how they finally convinced him to retire...

Posted by: brak at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (j5Tg0)

629 624 ME3 had a famously widely panned ending(was poking fun at your opinion here). I figured that sort of game would've been right up your alley with the story and character choice focus.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (b2nrj)

=========

Yeah, I know of the ending. All three are the same except the change in light colors.

I've occasionally thought of trying to pick up the trilogy if and when it ever went on sale.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (LvTSG)

630 Posted by: Sociopaths on parade at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (Y97qg)

I was 14.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (1Yn/6)

631 Dark Souls is an evil, evil game designed to make you lose your mind.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (Y5qcH)

632 Breaking:

Authorities are reporting that a woman at Dallas Love Field Airport emerged from a restroom brandishing a gun and firing at the ceiling. A police officer responded, shooting the woman in the lower extremities.

https://tinyurl.com/4aty87vr

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (fBYY+)

633 Saw a bumper sticker on the way to work for 'Vegan Jerky.' Does not sound appetizing.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (diceA)


I saw that stuff on the endcap of the grocery store checkout counter this weekend.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 03:47 PM (DRSnL)

634 I don't feel any need to defend anyone because they're a woman, I simply think she doesn't look that bad
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (kfsk

I am not particularly picky about women's looks. But even by my low standards, that broad is stump-ugly. Total boner killer. Looks like a simian cave bitch. Sorry, not sorry.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 25, 2022 03:47 PM (Zhwz2)

635 Influncer? What were influencers called before ten years ago? Advertising agency spell-checkers? Time-share condo salesmen? The form of life at newspapers and magazines immediately above mail room mail sorters? Bums? Idiots?

Posted by: Gref at July 25, 2022 03:47 PM (AMIL/)

636 I liked "You're the Worst" until they decided to start dropping f-bombs every 2 seconds

Posted by: sockamster-they're not all bangers, folks at July 25, 2022 03:47 PM (OuH7W)

637 Man. That’s a throwback my parents never missed an episode.

*

My wife gives me heck all the time because I still see that blonde lady everywhere. I know it can't be here in modern movies and shows, but I'll walk into the room and she'll be watching something and the blonde will look like the Wings lady and I'll always ask.

"What is wrong with you? You know she's like 60 by now, right? How could she be this 25 year old?"

She's just got one of those faces.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 25, 2022 03:47 PM (5PgW4)

638 I'm still bitter about that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,
===
That's the 7 lost humanity talkin'

Posted by: Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy at July 25, 2022 03:47 PM (1T6yV)

639 WWE finds $14.6 million in ‘unrecorded expenses’ made by Vince McMahon
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway

He likes to dress up in Billionaire Arab Prince attire and poop into porta potties after a humongous supper and dindin. Models may be included...

Posted by: Overly Literal Ruin All The Fun Man at July 25, 2022 03:48 PM (V9eN/)

640 Overly Literal Ruin All The Fun Man at July 25, 2022

Oh look.Another weenie not using their regular handle to try to insult me. Oh dear was that not pastoral? Dearie me

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 03:48 PM (kfsk8)

641 Saw a bumper sticker on the way to work for 'Vegan Jerky.' Does not sound appetizing.

--

And nobody had thought yet to go up to it and scratch out the "y?" Vegan Jerk is probably way more apropos.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 25, 2022 03:48 PM (sVtYq)

642 Saw a bumper sticker on the way to work for 'Vegan Jerky.' Does not sound appetizing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (diceA)

The hardest part is getting the smug out of the vegan meat before smoking.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 25, 2022 03:48 PM (U3uv2)

643 Influncer? What were influencers called before ten years ago? Advertising agency spell-checkers? Time-share condo salesmen? The form of life at newspapers and magazines immediately above mail room mail sorters? Bums? Idiots?
Posted by: Gref at July 25, 2022 03:47 PM (AMIL/)


Booth babes

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 25, 2022 03:48 PM (M+Lyo)

644 I will now cut Nord Stream gas to Europe to 20 percent but first, you will blow me.
Posted by: V. Putin at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (m7R0k)
........

Don't be pissing off Joe, his ass is still intubated.

Posted by: wth at July 25, 2022 03:48 PM (v0R5T)

645 Suzanne Pleshette - A beautiful lady and a great actress.
Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (6eRlp)
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Supposedly, when contacted about doing the ending of "Newhart" she didn't require much in the way of persuasion.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at July 25, 2022 03:48 PM (5pTK/)

646 That whore Sarah is sucking up all my hashes. I'm convinced it's her. Half my comments disappear now.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 03:48 PM (QxD+l)

647 seven seasons though, eh?

that's a pretty long time, enough so that the libs can count this as a success. Unless...IDK...we're the ratings ever good?

Posted by: sockamster-they're not all bangers, folks at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (OuH7W)

648 Anybody ever seen Corner Gas? Canadian series. Funny as hell.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (23i+m)

649 Lisa Murkowski tested positive for Fauci's China Bat Flu. Maybe she should write him an angry note.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (yemn2)

650 > This Samantha Bee person looks like a distorted, misshapen Mare Winningham.

A Mare Winningham from a screen test for Raiders of the Lost Ark, where she played one of the Nazis who got their faces melted.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (bW8dp)

651 Jordan Klepper still has a show no one watches

Posted by: Bitcoin Fixes Everything at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (V6W16)

652
Authorities are reporting that a woman at Dallas Love Field Airport emerged from a restroom brandishing a gun and firing at the ceiling.

**

Ugh. I'm guessing hoping for suicide by cop. Maybe even "raising awareness" for something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (5PgW4)

653 631 Dark Souls is an evil, evil game designed to make you lose your mind.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (Y5qcH)

==========

I kept going the wrong way at Firelink Shrine, thinking it was the only way to go. I just could not get better. I went from thinking that the game was really hard but fair to outright impossible. I finally looked up a walkthrough, and I discovered that that way was the way you go if you have no idea what you're doing. You were supposed to go this other way hidden along a rockface.

That game does not hold your hand, at all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (LvTSG)

654 As long as I don't scare babies and little kids away, that's all that matters as far as my looks are concerned.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (fBYY+)

655 There was a 14 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy on Britain's Got Talent that put just about every comedian who has appeared on the scene this century to utter shame.

Turns out talking like you're shit's all retarded frees you in a way from the bonds of total PC.

She worked the audience like an old comedy veteran. It wasn't even that she was an all time great... she was just... funny. And talented. What a novel concept.

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (QxD+l)

656 601 The ending of "Newhart" was brilliant.

As was the ending of "Mary Tyler Moore."

Most others, meh.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM

How could you forget about me!?!?

Posted by: Lost at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (JCZqz)

657 A former network exec has a youtube channel in which he examines the business and he does this great bit in which he goes through old TV Guide Fall Season preview issues, giving highlights and lowlights and the history behind the shows, etc

For example, 1974:

https://youtu.be/KdfwWeA3slg

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (Ivdso)

658 427
Posted by: Dr. Verklempt, OBGYN at July 25, 2022 03:17 PM (+oR7L)

----
Verklempt sounds Afrikaans .....

Posted by: Ciampino - Free Staaaat! at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (qfLjt)

659 Joel Valdez
@realJoelValdez
Reporter: Is it safe to say that, based off your comments, you're suggesting that these women at these abortion rallies are ugly and overweight?

Gaetz: Yes.

Reporter: What do you say to people who think those comments are offensive?

Gaetz: Be offended.

BASED
@MattGaetz

Posted by: redridinghood at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (NpAcC)

660 ME3 had a famously widely panned ending(was poking fun at your opinion here). I figured that sort of game would've been right up your alley with the story and character choice focus.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (b2nrj)

ME3 is 90% of a perfect game. There are other problems with the game that people completely ignore in light of the ending. The tone and mood is fantastic. Music is good. DLC was quite good. They just dropped a lot of threads that I wish they had spent more time on (endings included.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (diceA)

661 Breaking:

Authorities are reporting that a woman at Dallas Love Field Airport emerged from a restroom brandishing a gun and firing at the ceiling. A police officer responded, shooting the woman in the lower extremities.

https://tinyurl.com/4aty87vr
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (fBYY+)

Well, if the cop shot her in the foot, the report would probably have said so.

Posted by: mrp at July 25, 2022 03:50 PM (6eRlp)

662 635 Influncer? What were influencers called before ten years ago? Advertising agency spell-checkers? Time-share condo salesmen? The form of life at newspapers and magazines immediately above mail room mail sorters? Bums? Idiots?

Posted by: Gref
------------------------
Opinion leaders. Trend setters, celebrities, stars, and so on. Mass markets made them and as the mass market entertainment complex totters to its demise, Using Gresham's law to guide us results in the bad entertainers/influencers/etc driving out the good. Certainly seems to have happened in music.

Posted by: whig at July 25, 2022 03:50 PM (CXr4y)

663 Authorities are reporting that a woman at Dallas Love Field Airport emerged from a restroom brandishing a gun and firing at the ceiling. A police officer responded, shooting the woman in the lower extremities.

https://tinyurl.com/4aty87vr
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 25, 2022 03:46 PM (fBYY+)
--------

Well, that woman is certainly feeling the love now!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at July 25, 2022 03:50 PM (5pTK/)

664 Beautiful Susanne Pleshette supposedly had a potty mouth that could make even a sailor blush.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 25, 2022 03:50 PM (sVtYq)

665 Nood monkeypox

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 25, 2022 03:50 PM (DRSnL)

666 Just another little data point: Mr Belvedere use to pull in 22 million viewers.

Mr Belvedere.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at July 25, 2022 03:50 PM (KwBmy)

667 Viral and Influencing sounds way too much like viruses and influenza. The things humanity aspires to......

Posted by: ... at July 25, 2022 03:50 PM (QxD+l)

668 I don't feel any need to defend anyone because they're a woman, I simply think she doesn't look that bad
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2022 03:41 PM (kfsk

I am not particularly picky about women's looks. But even by my low standards, that broad is stump-ugly. Total boner killer. Looks like a simian cave bitch. Sorry, not sorry.
==
Well, its not impossible that Bee could be the "missing-link". Imma have to give Fen the raised eyebrow Dad Look.

Posted by: Looks over top glasses and away from newspaper skeptically at July 25, 2022 03:50 PM (LzTAC)

669 Saw a bumper sticker on the way to work for 'Vegan Jerky.' Does not sound appetizing.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Lapto

We import pea protein from China for Veganfags while exporting beef to China.
Eat the veggie protein, bigot!

Posted by: Overly Literal Ruin All The Fun Man at July 25, 2022 03:50 PM (V9eN/)

670 Here they are pushing Beyond Meat, no idea what it is, could be Soyent Green or bugs for all I know

Posted by: Skip at July 25, 2022 03:51 PM (38JOs)

671 Nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 25, 2022 03:51 PM (ada2f)

672 How could you forget about me!?!?
Posted by: Lost at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (JCZqz)
---------

I had until you reminded me.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at July 25, 2022 03:51 PM (5pTK/)

673 Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 25, 2022 03:51 PM (diceA)

674 Saw a bumper sticker on the way to work for 'Vegan Jerky.' Does not sound appetizing.

**

I saw a recipe recently for people who couldn't have fatty, greasy meats anymore that used slices of carrots and liquid smoke. It seemed like a pretty clever idea even though it certainly wouldn't be bacon.

The only part that I don't get is if you're a vegan and you still want jerky, you're not a vegan. You're still craving jerky, which is meat.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 25, 2022 03:51 PM (5PgW4)

675 Influncer? What were influencers called before ten years ago? Advertising agency spell-checkers? Time-share condo salesmen? The form of life at newspapers and magazines immediately above mail room mail sorters? Bums? Idiots?
Posted by: Gref at July 25, 2022 03:47 PM (AMIL/)

Mental patients.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 25, 2022 03:51 PM (U3uv2)

676 660 ME3 had a famously widely panned ending(was poking fun at your opinion here). I figured that sort of game would've been right up your alley with the story and character choice focus.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 25, 2022 03:45 PM (b2nrj)

ME3 is 90% of a perfect game. There are other problems with the game that people completely ignore in light of the ending. The tone and mood is fantastic. Music is good. DLC was quite good. They just dropped a lot of threads that I wish they had spent more time on (endings included.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 25, 2022 03:49 PM (diceA)

I agree it was largely a great game. Had amazing story moments. Otherwise better than the first two imo and had some long awaited payoffs.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at July 25, 2022 03:51 PM (b2nrj)

677 Anyway, have a good one. Back later.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at July 25, 2022 03:52 PM (5pTK/)

678 I was 14.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One

I was getting ready to comment that you really are a baby (comparatively), then looked it up and realized I was 15. I could have sworn I was older when Seinfeld ended.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:54 PM (ftFVW)

679 Eventually, the ad dollars get spread mighty thin especially as advertisers are facing their own declines in profitability.
Posted by: whig at July 25, 2022 03:23 PM (CXr4y)


Eventually, I suspect the advertisers will start hooking up the major advertising accounts with the best programs, like it was back in the heyday of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom or General Electric Theatre.

Amy Shumer can host the Tampax Comedy Hour.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 25, 2022 03:54 PM (xhaym)

680 Anybody ever seen Corner Gas? Canadian series. Funny as hell.

I think? That's a knockoff of a BBC show

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 25, 2022 03:54 PM (Ivdso)

681 All hail the return of Craig Ferguson!

Posted by: Mike at July 25, 2022 03:54 PM (EjRZT)

682 Eventually, I suspect the advertisers will start hooking up the major advertising accounts with the best programs, like it was back in the heyday of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom or General Electric Theatre.

Amy Shumer can host the Tampax Comedy Hour.

Posted by: Kindltot
-----------------------
Only problem will be that it will be all Chinese companies sponsoring shows for the barbarians.

Posted by: whig at July 25, 2022 03:55 PM (CXr4y)

683 Kathleen Madigan funniest female comedian right now. In my top 5 favorite current comedians.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 25, 2022 03:56 PM (NyLlW)

684 We could send them a few container ships full of old tires.
Posted by: wth at July 25, 2022 03:24 PM (v0R5T)


I wish to God I could make charcoal briquettes, I would ship them to Europe to make bank.

I would also have to be able to salvage fire damaged timber in the West, which would be expensive for bribes to Western states' Governors, but migawd I could get rich.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 25, 2022 03:56 PM (xhaym)

685 I was 14.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One

I was getting ready to comment that you really are a baby (comparatively), then looked it up and realized I was 15. I could have sworn I was older when Seinfeld ended.
Posted by: She Hobbit at July 25, 2022 03:54 PM (ftFVW)

I was also 14. You're an old crone

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 25, 2022 03:57 PM (Zhwz2)

686 Au, nuts I always liked Bewitched, though the original Darren was better.

Oh, wait! This is a DIFFERENT "Samantha"?

Posted by: Lee+Also at July 25, 2022 03:58 PM (YPgjG)

687 I used to watch TBS a lot, and saw probably 100 promos she did, highlighting the show that was airing that week.

I have to say ... Samantha Bee is a unicorn, if you define a unicorn as someone who could do 100 different promos and never once say anything that was even mildly interesting or amusing.

She's the Adam Schiff of late night hosts, and bears a striking resemblance to him if you squint real hard at her photo for an hour or two after having ten or so beers.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at July 25, 2022 03:59 PM (GMR0L)

688 I wish to God I could make charcoal briquettes, I would ship them to Europe to make bank.

I would also have to be able to salvage fire damaged timber in the West, which would be expensive for bribes to Western states' Governors, but migawd I could get rich.
==
Charcoal burner is an occupation that is going to come back into style in europe.

Make a pile of wood. Cover it with mud. Leave a few air holes in the bottom. One or two at top. Start a fire in the bottom. Once it gets going pretty good. Cover the hole up with mud. Let it fester for a day for so. Break open mud and remove lump charcoal.

Posted by: its not going to be pretty at July 25, 2022 04:00 PM (GOAUs)

689 I get paid more than $85 every hour for working on the web. I found out about this activity 3 months prior and subsequent to joining this I have earned effectively $15k from this without having internet working abilities.
Simply give it a shot on the accompanying site.. www.salarycash1.com

Posted by: Sarah at July 25, 2022 04:00 PM (3NxwP)

690 686 Au, nuts I always liked Bewitched, though the original Darren was better.

Oh, wait! This is a DIFFERENT "Samantha"?

Elizabeth Montgomery is 100 times better looking than this Samantha ... and that's even accounting for the fact Liz has been dead and buried for 20 years.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at July 25, 2022 04:01 PM (GMR0L)

691 Question: Outside of the Bible, is there historical precedent for reforming a complex system out of corruption? Or at least precedent for annihilating a corrupt complex system and birthing a new integral system in it's place?

Posted by: Paul in Texas at July 25, 2022 04:01 PM (RaWcF)

692 Actually, I have no idea who this person is...

Posted by: Lee+Also at July 25, 2022 04:02 PM (YPgjG)

693 The most likely revenue model is for ISPs to sell advertising time/space.

Posted by: Editor at July 25, 2022 04:25 PM (Ox23H)

694 We could send them a few container ships full of old tires. Posted by: wth

Some exciting econews for you:
https://tinyurl.com/tedkyt3y

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at July 25, 2022 04:25 PM (x61Im)

695 Canceled after how many years on the air? Seven?

Sorry, but in a sane world, she should've been tossed after the first season, if not before.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at July 25, 2022 04:47 PM (TU8Tj)

696

How come everything today involves something going into or coming out of my ass!!!!!!!

Posted by: Cartman at July 25, 2022 05:04 PM (XyA/r)

697 To Bee or not to Bee

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at July 25, 2022 06:44 PM (wGqjj)

698 She looks like Vigo the Carpathian.

Posted by: David at July 25, 2022 07:35 PM (FsdSE)

699 I get paid more than $85 every hour for working on the web. I found out about this activity 3 months prior and subsequent to joining this I have earned effectively $15k from this without having internet working abilities.
Simply give it a shot on the accompanying site... www.salarycash1.com

Posted by: Sarah at July 25, 2022 09:02 PM (KiNYd)

700 "With Samantha Bee finally off the air, this frees up zero minutes of my time per week. I don't know what I'll do with this non-time I used to spend not watching her. "

You could double the amount of time you spend not watching Trevor Noah!

Posted by: Kevin at July 25, 2022 09:42 PM (O7o4Q)

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