Re: And, In More Important News...

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Now there's a spicy dish.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 10:51 PM
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I would like to think I recover better than that from accidentally embarrassing responses to questions, but I do not. I feel for you, awkward TV news lady.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 10:51 PM
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Well, fucketty. I hate American politics and/or American political news-casting so much...and probably far too much to even say.

I want to suggest that this once-great republic has long since descended into sheer idiocy...but geez, I'd hate to sound angry or strident or anything.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 10:59 PM
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It didn't help to have that guffawing goober on her right. What an ass. Then again, if you work for Fox News (national or otherwise)...


Posted by: tonks | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:00 PM
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Are you in the right thread, IA?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:01 PM
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That dude is a braying jackass. I surely don't mean that as an analogy.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:02 PM
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Wait a minute!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:03 PM
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WAIT a minute!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:03 PM
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WTF is with asking that question to begin with though? Let me guess that she is lying in bed awake right now fuming about just that.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:03 PM
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WAIT a MINute!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:03 PM
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This isn't Fox News, it's a local broadcast station.

I got the feeling that she responded instinctively in a flirtatious way, and then thought "oops, this is not the time to be flirtatious". I could totally see that happening, since I imagine that these people sometimes want desperately to actually be experiencing the positive emotions they fake during these banter sequences.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:03 PM
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Are you in the right thread, IA?

My comment covers a multitude of sins, both mortal and venial. God.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:05 PM
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She wasn't being flirtatious; people often answer questions by repeating part of the question first, but in this case it sounded like it was affecting her answer, which it almost surely wasn't.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:05 PM
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She didn't seem flirtatious to me either. In fact, her behavior was a lot like someone who works every day with a braying, sexually harassing jackass and doesn't want to give him the pleasure of playing along.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:07 PM
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13: and then Hee HAAAAW hee HAAAW god let's punch that dude together. Everybody! Together!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:08 PM
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More.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:12 PM
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Russell hates his job. Russell has a blog.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:16 PM
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I assume this question will be included in this weekend's debates.


Posted by: Sharkey | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:17 PM
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Russell appears to post only on Fridays.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:20 PM
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17: holy shit. I've never felt so much rage.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:21 PM
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19: not drunk enough otherwise.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 3-08 11:22 PM
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Posted by: [spam - redacted] | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 12:48 AM
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Posted by: [spam - redacted] | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 12:48 AM
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22 and 23 make some good points.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 12:51 AM
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#16: Even more!


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 12:59 AM
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25: I saw that and thought, what the fuck was he trying to say? "They're more likely to give her a curvejob than a blowjob... I mean block party" doesn't make sense either way.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 1:04 AM
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26: "Curb job", I think is what he was trying to say.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 1:10 AM
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27: Ah. Not a phrase I'm familiar with. "Kick her to the curb," &c.?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 1:13 AM
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Ever seen American History X?


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 1:15 AM
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That's a little harsh for Miss Lo.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 1:18 AM
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i thought so too, but hey, it's Fox.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 1:22 AM
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#26: I think he got the idea of a block party from her song "Jenny from the block", and then picked "curb job" as a street-related activity at the opposite end of the niceness spectrum. In other words, his goal was to say, "Residents are more likely to give her [something bad] than [something good]."

But once he said "curb job", his subconscious desire to receive oral sex from J-lo make the phrases rhyme took over.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 1:34 AM
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Pwned above and all, but what a jackass that guy is. Her initial slip is funny but the guy's followup is so awful that by the end she's miserable instead of merely embarrassed.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 6:29 AM
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She didn't seem flirtatious to me either. In fact, her behavior was a lot like someone who works every day with a braying, sexually harassing jackass and doesn't want to give him the pleasure of playing along.

This is how it came across to me as well.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 6:54 AM
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And, in more important news...


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 7:05 AM
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35: Britney and her sister just make me feel so sad. Poor kids.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 8:20 AM
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Agree with the consensus. That dude is an asshole supreme.


Posted by: Timothy Burke | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 8:56 AM
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From the story in 35:

Aerial video provided by local television station helicopters showed Spears on a stretcher . . .

The local TV station devotes fucking helicopters to this shit? Why don't they just go through her trash and creepily peer through her windows like God intended?


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 9:39 AM
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It's bizarre - the GF and I had just settled into our place in (cliche alert) West Hollywood when the whole Paris Hilton thing was coming to a head. As it turns out, she lives on the same street as we do, but about a mile or so up, in the hills. EVERY DAY and EVERY NIGHT there would be helicopters over her house.

That's the one thing I've never gotten used to in LA - well, that and the collagen-injected lips - is the proliferation of helicopters hovering over celebrities' homes.


Posted by: Moira | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 9:48 AM
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He's such an obvious asshole I was surprised she took his question straight, rather than just giving him the fisheye and saying "what did you just ask me?" I guess being the local lady newscaster must suck.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 9:52 AM
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the proliferation of helicopters hovering over celebrities' homes.

I would like to see the locals get fed up and start taking shots at the damn things.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 9:57 AM
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Morbo demands spankings! Puny earthlings do not yet know the meaning of the words, "corporal punishment."


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 01- 4-08 2:42 PM
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