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Betty White’s the boss

I just found this on the internet. I have no idea who made it, but it delights me.


Bravo! Incidentally, Betty White turned 87 one week ago.

My lady friend and I have been catching up with the “Ugly Betty” series on DVD and during the second season, Betty makes a guest spot on this episode that is sidesplittingly funny.

Betty also made me laugh while she was a guest on Craig Ferguson‘s show during the election when she said of Sarah Palin, “That is one crazy bitch!” A clip.

And, of course, I love that she’s been a vegetarian and animal rights advocate for years. UPDATE: BETTY IS NOT A VEGETARIAN, APPARENTLY.

What’s your favorite Betty performance or guest spot?

Go vote!

I can’t even deal with you today until you go vote.


Gina Vivinetto’s Greatest Hits endorses Barack Obama.

Sid and Marty Krofft’s “D.C. Follies”

I bet if Sid and Marty Krofft brought back their 1980s puppet fest D.C. Follies, it would be a huge hit. The Kroftts, creators of the psychedelic ’70s Saturday morning children’s show Krofft Supershow (featuring H.R. Pufnstuf), banked on D.C. Follies, but the nation was not ready for prime time politician skewering like this:

Wouldn’t you have loved to watch the Krofft’s take on this wacky presidential election? I bet the Sarah Palin puppet alone would have brought in viewers galore.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Sarah Palin Cabbage Patch doll

Ever wondered what VP vixen Sarah Palin would look like in Cabbage Patch form? Here it is, the one and only (seriously, there is only one in existence) Sarah Palin Cabbage Patch doll:

It’s being auctioned on eBay from now until the election. To further motivate you, all proceeds benefit the Marine Toys for Tots foundation.

Go, go now. Take out a second mortgage and bid on this baby!

Wonder Woman to sing at women’s art museum

Did you know Lynda Carter, the awesomely cool lady who played the title character in the 1970s comic-book-come-to-life television show Wonder Woman, is also a talented singer? Carter, 57, is bringing the ol’ pipes (and maybe the golden lasso?) to town November 7 for an engagement at the the National Museum of Women in the Arts where Carter will receive a lifetime achievement award for doing stuff like this:

Carter didn’t just play a feminist hero, she walks the talk. Just a few months ago, Carter gave an interviewer her thoughts on Sarah Palin:

“Don’t get me started. She’s the anti-Wonder Woman. She’s judgmental and dictatorial, telling people how they’ve got to live their lives. And a superior religious self-righteousness … that’s just not what Wonder Woman is about. Hillary Clinton is a lot more like Wonder Woman than Mrs. Palin. She did it all, didn’t she?”

You said it, WW. Congratulations on a lifetime of achievement – and for being the inspiration for little girls all over the world to seek justice and kick ass.

Sarah Palin on ‘SNL’ brings the viewers

Last Saturday night’s episode of Saturday Night Live with its special appearance by Alaska governor/vice presidential contendor Sarah Palin earned SNL‘s highest ratings in 14 years.

This photo documents the split second that Palin and her imitator Tina Fey appeared onscreen together last Saturday night. Palin did not attend the SNL after party.

Sarah Palin makes cover of ‘Tales From The Crypt’

Sarah Palin has already outdone her guest spot on Saturday Night Live by being featured (in cartoon form) on the cover of the new Tales From the Crypt comic:

I’m pretty sure that’s the first time a VP candidate made the cover.

Jim Salicrup, editor of Papercutz, the publishing house that revived the comic a year and a half ago, told the Los Angeles Times Palin made the cover because of her stance on book banning. Comics folks don’t take kindly to First Amendment violations.

Roseanne Cash for Vice President

Even if you have never heard a Roseanne Cash song in your life – and if you haven’t, you really should – please read her very funny piece in The Nation wherein she makes a case for herself to replace Sarah Palin as John McCain‘s vice presidential nominee.

It’s very, very funny and I’m sure her daddy (Johhny Cash!) is giggling up in heaven. Do you think he still wears all black up there? I bet he’s easy to locate.

Monday morning catch-up

Hello, cuties. I’m sorry I haven’t been hanging out with you the last few days. We’re having our friend Stacy visit from Florida and I’ve also had a lot of writing to do (for work). But, let me get you up to speed. Three things:

(1) On Saturday we spent the day in Baltimore and I fell in love so much with Hampden, its little bohemian area that immediately when we got home, I started looking at apartment ads on Craigslist. Of course, if we moved there, my lady friend would have to take the train into Union Station in Washington D.C. every morning for work, which would take between one and two hours and then she would have to do it again to come home every evening. It’s kind of a lot to ask for one of my admittedly frequent, curious whims. Anyway, Stacy took this picture of me at Edgar Allan Poe‘s grave:

(2) Weren’t you totally freaked out that both Alec Baldwin and Sarah Palin made cameos on Saturday Night Live? I mean, Alec hates her. And he had to do that little cutesy exchange with her. Frankly, I was surprised he agreed to it, but I guess his compromise was not learning the lines and flatly reading them off the cue card – something I have never seen Alec do in his many times as guest host on the show. Anyway, any reservations or icky feelings I was having at the start of the show were obliterated by Amy Poehler‘s Emmy worthy rap during the Weeked Update.

Also: Palin has great television presence. It’s too bad she pimps Fascism in real life.

(3) Go, Devil Rays! I want to congratulate the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for winning last night’s game and becoming a contender in this year’s World Series. I have to admit, either way I would have been happy with the results of last night’s game. Because I spent my childhood in Western Massachusetts, I also have a soft spot for the Boston Red Sox. But, I am hardwired to root for the underdog, and that’s certainly always been the Devil Rays. “Worst to first.” Seems to be a refrain for the sports teams in that area.

I might add: I do think it’s moronic that the team’s handlers felt pressure to eliminate the Devil in their name. It’s the name of a sea animal, people. Again, only in Florida.

Hope your week starts out perfectly.

Jon Bon Jovi doesn’t want GOP using his song

Add Bon Jovi to the growing list of famous bands irked that the McCain-Palin campaign is using their songs at events.

Jon Bon Jovi, who gave a $30,000 plate dinner for Barack Obama in his own home, issued a statement about his song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” being played at McCain-Palin rallies:

“We are surprised to hear that our song, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” was used by the McCain campaign at rallies yesterday and today. We wrote this song as a thank you to those who have supported us over the past twenty-five years. The song has since become a banner for our home state of New Jersey and the defacto theme song for our partnerships around the country to build homes and rebuild communities. Although we were not asked, we do not approve of their use of ‘Home.'”

So now Heart, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp and Jackson Browne have balked over the GOP playing their music.

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