Re: On a day like this we need to gay things up a little

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Stormy seas ahead, my friends. Hard times upon us.

Where's the gay cannibal dude when you need him?

I'm sure this has already been commented on, blogged about, and discarded as teh sexist

Actually there was a kinda hot chick with glasses in there.

On a day like this we need to gay things up a little

It seemed more like an episode of Dork Factor.

max
['No! Not better than football!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 8:01 AM
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I want more topical lyrics! Just having campaign workers sing "One Day More" from the book is funny, but not super funny.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 8:10 AM
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Is this in honor of George Takei's wedding? Somebody forgot to tell Checkov to do the Vulcan hand thing.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 8:28 AM
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So, on first viewing, I thought it was stupid, but on second viewing, the Valjean character wandering through the background with his coffee cup for each "one day more" cracked me up.

But also, isn't the staging a little confused? When the Marius character sings "my place is here, I fight with you," isn't he supposed to be leaving Cosette, not taking her hand?


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 8:58 AM
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Watched Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior over the weekend. It had its musical-comedic moments. Also a fun reminder of what "Drill Baby Drill" could lead to.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 9:05 AM
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Oh man, I'm on board, this was good, really good, I just really really wanted that smidgen more.

Specifically if they could have had the Les Miserable V-step march and maybe some big flags waving in the backgroup I'd be so completely on-board.

Urinetown showed the way. If they could have had the singing, the acting, and just a little of the dancing that would be enough.

Still, two out of three ain't bad and who could pass up the opportunity to hear that great music just one more time?


Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 9:13 AM
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3: that picture makes me so, so happy.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 9:17 AM
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Sifu,

that picture makes me so, so happy

I tried really hard to come up with a witty retort but I can't think of one. Damn. So, like, enjoy your happiness. Lord knows there is too little of that these days.


Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 9:51 AM
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It resembles that prangstgrupp gang from Yale, except everyone is in on the joke.

And shouldn't the old guy be wearing a mccain sticker?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 10:16 AM
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But also, isn't the staging a little confused?

Also the people who aren't "singing" at any given time look very quizzical when the camera's on them.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 10:18 AM
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Wait, how is this sexist?


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 10:19 AM
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I think the idea is that they aren't 'getting it' until they join in.

So they are the surrogates for the audience who should 'get it' and jump on the bandwagon.


Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 10:20 AM
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shouldn't the old guy be wearing a mccain sticker?

Indeed; when he first appeared I momentarily thought he was just some old white-haired liberal dude.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 10:26 AM
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How is this video sufficient to put both "Master of the House" and "Do You Hear The People Sing?" in my head? I hate you, Labs.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 11:54 AM
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And shouldn't the old guy be wearing a mccain sticker?

But that would give him away as an Orleanist spy!


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 11:58 AM
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Wait, how is this sexist?

It represents Palin as a small-time thief intent on using the circumstances of war for profiteering and despoliation, thereby playing to age-old stereotypes about women?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 12:01 PM
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14: the innkeeper's wife's lines have the same melody as "Master of the House".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 12:02 PM
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17: I understand that "how", I meant it as a statement of disbelief, as in, shouldn't my brain be better suited to guard against such earworms?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 12:08 PM
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I'm not really sure how "Do You Hear the People Sing" got in there, actually.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 12:11 PM
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Slightly on topic:

Perhaps this has already made the rounds . . .

Jesus Christ was a community organizer;
Pontius Pilate was a governor


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 12:30 PM
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It has been awhile but I'm pretty sure it was like three melodies that comprised the whole of Les Miserable. They each could be sung in counterpoint to each other.

The words changed, and sometimes the keys, but the tunes stayed the same.

Well, either that or I dozed off during the odd klunkers, I'm not sure.


Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 12:52 PM
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Tripp's is a plausible theory.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 12:57 PM
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20: That actually sets the pure authoritarian Republicans against the Christian authoritarians. Christian authoritarians disapprove of that particular instance of torture.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 1:12 PM
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On a day like this we need to gay things up a little

This line might be a little more convincing if I did not know for a fact that you use it every single day.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 4:21 PM
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But it's true every day.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 4:28 PM
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So I heard that McCain had started something called the Palin Truth Squad, and that's where I decided to do my hitting.
I give you The Palin Truth Squad.

Any advice? Things I should fix before I show it to the home folks? Things I should add?


Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 4:33 PM
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Looks good to me.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 4:35 PM
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26: The disclaimer at the bottom made me laugh.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 4:36 PM
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26. Looks good. Funny too. I sent the link to a few folks.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 4:56 PM
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The best part is the stink-eye that Cosette keeps giving Marius. I thought she was supposed to love him? She looks like she's barely suppressing her contempt.

Also, they should've called it Les Miserobamas. Obvs.


Posted by: wrenae | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 5:18 PM
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She wandered in on same hanky-panky with Éponine, is my guess.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 5:47 PM
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Clearly I am so ready for this campaign to be over. This clip nearly sent me over into tears.

Thanks a lot, Labs. Fucker.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 5:51 PM
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That was pretty great.

Speaking of manning the barricades, the Obama campaign is looking for lawyers to volunteer to oppose voter suppression efforts on election day & a few days before....


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 6:04 PM
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Neil, the site in 26 is great.

Katherine, thanks for the link.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 6:11 PM
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Further to 33, digby has this odd item about alleged Republican plans to disenfranchise Michigan voters who've been foreclosed on (in light of the fact that they've likely not changed addresses on their voter registrations).


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 6:38 PM
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26: Nice!


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 9:53 PM
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Thanks for that link, Katherine.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 09-15-08 10:27 PM
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Hey PalinTruthSquad,

You better get on the job cause someone is saying Palin claimed her travel allowance for 300 days spent at home.

Squash this fast before the ugly truth spreads!

I hope you are up to a big task cause it looks like the supply of ugly truths is huge.


Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 09-16-08 9:38 AM
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Some have accused Palin of not putting Alaska's best foot forward, of making it seem like an unhealthy backwater place by the way she represented it at conferences of governors and meetings with lobbyists and the like. Well, the Palin Truth Squad is here to REFUTE those allegations and state unequivocally that she is perhaps the only governor in American HISTORY to install a tanning bed in the governor's mansion.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 09-16-08 10:32 AM
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