Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Quote of the Week


Yeah, it's from four days ago, but there's no way I can let this kind of hilarity pass by without popping it up here. Plus I so enjoyed the ridiculous outrage the last time I brought up the subject of Jesus's favorite lousy quarterback.

Needless to say, angry conservatives are now calling for a boycott of HBO. That should be effective considering how many hardcore Christians are big fans of True Blood and Hung yet will now be forced to cancel their subscriptions.

Adding: Big props to Andy Levy of Fox News's Red Eye, who's consistently one of the cleverest and genuinely smartest things on that otherwise barren wasteland of a network. This was his response to the Maher tweet "controversy" on Hannity last night: "He's a comedian. People need to stop being outraged by what comedians say. Part of their job is to say things that are outrageous... He's not a politician, he's not running for office. He's got a show on HBO, and he's a comedian. Who cares?"

8 comments:

pea said...

Hung's been cancelled, FYI. Something else for the Christopaths to get pissy with HBO about.

Chez said...

See, I wouldn't know because I boycotted HBO, maaaaan!

CNNfan said...

OFF TOPIC but indirectly related to your "cancel their subscriptions" comment...

Just wanted to mention/suggest that Paypal has a subscription button too, similar but more advanced than their donate button, as it supports Paypal managed logins for premium content, featuring automatic billing, monthly, quarterly or annually.

Why wouldn't an award winning network news producer setup a studio and do a subscription? Is that something only On-Air talent does, for example, DarynKagan.com, LouDobbs.com , after they parted ways with CNN?

JohnF said...

It would be very, very difficult to find something that was less newsworthy than this.
But that's never stopped FOX in the past.

Claude Weaver said...

If anything, the Satan line is overkill. Just the idea of Jesus flipping double birds at that overblown asshat is hilarious enough.

But yeah, Levy is right. Taking offense at comedians (or self-admitted a-holes with a blog,;)) because they say outrageous and hyperbolic stuff is pretty sad. There was a time when making fun of the absurdities of life was an ideal rather than a shunning offense.

Ref said...

I was watching the Patriots' game with the family when the ticker showed Denver getting stomped. When I pointed it out, my eleven year old nephew shrugged and said "It's Christmas Eve. Jesus is busy with other stuff."

Matt Osborne said...

Let me just add as an Alabama fan that Tebow's tears are not salty at all, but rather sweet. I wish I could taste them often enough to learn whether they are habit-forming, but Jesus has always managed to keep him on teams that could prop up his underwhelming talent.

Michael J. West said...

Much as I love watching the right wing get overheated about silly stupid shit, I also have to agree with Levy that it was a hacky joke on Maher's part. (Hyuck! Hyuck! Cuz, see, Hitler and Satan are buddies in hell, see.)