Friday, June 27, 2008

Worth A Watch

Hi everybody. Well, 360 is continuing their political speculating (now with a twist of body language expert goodness!), so, uh, wow. (Update: check out The Carpetbagger Report for an excellent post on CNN's coverage.) Anyway, the Ben Affleck Congo report has hit the YouTube via congotragedy:

Also, a friend just pointed me to a hilarious (IMO) convo posted to the Daily Intel over at New York Magazine's blog. Go to the link for the whole thing, but here's a sample:
JPRESS: Okay, so can we talk about this entry on Anderson Cooper's blog about how he wants to tell Robert Mugabe "Enough is enough"?
CHRISTAL: What about it?
JPRESS: Let's start with the line: "We sit and we watch, that’s all it seems we’re able to do."
JPRESS: I think that I am over his sanctimoniousness.
CHRISTAL: Wait, wait, wait.
JPRESS: It was cute when he was new, when he was, like, earnest and furrowy because he CARED. But…
CHRISTAL: Are you turning against MANDERSON?
CHRISTAL: Our blimp-bicepted hero?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better that he covers Africa than not. I hate those kind of snide articles written by people who think they're so damn clever.

3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous 3 59.

Who the hell do they think they are,anyway,with their sarcastic crap?

I guess they are jealous,because they can only dream of being so well loved and respected as Anderson is in his line of work.

Have THEY been to all the places Anderson has been throughout his career-or can they even pick them out on a map?

Not likely-so until then,they should shut up.

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Duffy said...

Not to be mean here, but I definitely think anons 3:59 and 8:25 need to lighten up.

That post was hilarious. I'm a huge fan of Anderson and his work, and I still thought it was hilarious. I think its irreverence mirrors quite well the obsessive and single-minded focus 360 has had lately with politics. If your only source of news was Anderson, you wouldn't even realize there was a rest of the world right now. Sometimes he deserves a little loving criticism (which that absolutely was--both of them are clearly fans of him and his work), and this is definitely one of those times.

2:27 PM  
Blogger eliza said...

To the two anons, of course it's better he covers Africa than not. The piece was tongue-n-cheek with a pretty funny swipe at themselves at the end. As Duffy says, it's pretty clear the writers are fans of Anderson's. And if he can laugh at himself being parodied on SNL, I'm sure he'd get a chuckle out of this. Besides, this line is so full of win:

" You're like, "I suck, man. I'm just sitting here watching and eating a Pizza Pocket," and Anderson is Out in the World.

Because switch out the Pizza Pocket for some chips and I've totally been there.

5:24 PM  

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