Thursday, October 16, 2008

TV Night

A brief break from Vacation stories to talk a little about last nights TV programs. It was a hard and long night. It started with Leanne winning Project Runway. It wasn’t a surprise. We knew months ago when we looked at the collections online that she was going to win. It was a good collection. Jerrell, my favorite, was already gone so I didn’t have too much invested in the episode. As long as Kenley lost, and she did, all was right in the world. Man was her collection ugly and stolen. I am quite sad to see Project runway go. I know it won’t be returning to Bravo *cry* and Monica said there are complications with the move to Lifetime so the current season may never be shown at all. What a sad world this world will be without Project Runway. However, Top Chef is starting up again soon so, yeah.

Then there was the debate. I am so glad that it was the last one because I think any more and my head may have actually exploded. I couldn’t believe that three of the six Joe Sixpacks they interviewed after the debate on NBC were planning to vote for McCain after that mess. One said Obama. Two said nothing. Were they watching the same debate that I was? I read an article this morning that said McCain was attacking (true) and winning because of it (really?) and was making Obama uncomfortable (huh?). The biggest moment of discomfort I saw was the stunned look on McCain’s face when Obama explained the lack of penalties good old Joe the Plumber would pay under his healthcare plan. He looked like someone had asked him what the Bush Doctrine was.

Anyway, from what I saw it was an easy win for Obama. He kept cool, stuck to (and expanded on) his talking points, and made a whole lot of rational sense. McCain got angry, didn’t back up his claims, and both looked and sounded like a crazy person. If he manages to pull this one out all I’ll be able to do is speak like Maya Angelou (aka David Alan Grier) and say, “President elect John McCain…ain’t that a bitch,” which leads me to the point that Chocolate News was a lot funnier than I expected it to be. And that’s all I have to say about that.

8 comments:

Monica said...

i love that this post got the "racism" tag.

Woozie said...

He looked like someone asked him what the Bush Doctrine is.

Well played.

Mrs. Loquacious said...

I totally missed Chocolate News! Boo... And I also watched the debate. I cringed during the part where they were talking about the nasty campaigning, and it seemed like McCain was in denial or living in an alternate realty. Obama's been negative in most of his ads?! Say what?!? Whatever, Johnny Boy. Sit down and sip your Metamucil! :(

Mom said...

I never would have thought David Alan Grier would get a show like that.

I missed the debate but read a lot of "post-game" analysis. Not sure if I'm going to watch the debate (we have it DVR'ed) now that it's over.

Did you read about how "Joe the plumber" isn't even a plumber? And he owes back taxes to the state of Ohio. (Article on Yahoo and other places...)

citizen of the world said...

I didn't watch the debates, but I gave Obama my vote today. Now I'll just sit back and hold my breath...

dmarks said...

I saw this one on a big screen at an event hosted by Michael Moore.

I think Obama won, from the objective point of view that he did a better job of answering/deflecting McCain's jabs than McCain did of answering/deflecting Obama's jabs.

If it was a ping-pong game, the ball whiffed past McCain's paddle more than Obama's.

Michael said...

I saw a bit of "Chocolate News", and I wasn't sure how to take it. It seems to want to be the "Daily Show", but I don't know if DAG is the right host.

It's watchable, certainly-I'd rather watch that than another South Park.

That's really my biggest complaint about Comedy Central-so much of it I've already seen before. If they would just mix up the programming a little more, I'd be able to watch it for a lot longer. I liked MadTV fine, but four hours?

Natalie said...

Michael,
I didn't find it to be like the Daily Show because the stories aren't at all real. I think it is much more satirical. Then again, I haven't watched any of the other episodes so...