loony_moony: (SPN: The Sounds of Awesome)
MARRIAGE EQUALITY BILL IS PASSED IN NEW YORK!!!


\\\\OOOO////!!!




YES THERE'S MORE \O/ IN HERE AND IT WILL KILL YOUR DIAL-UP :D :D :D )
loony_moony: (SPN: The Sounds of Awesome)
MARRIAGE EQUALITY BILL IS PASSED IN NEW YORK!!!


\\\\OOOO////!!!




YES THERE'S MORE \O/ IN HERE AND IT WILL KILL YOUR DIAL-UP :D :D :D )
loony_moony: (NMTB: Noel has a magical hat)
Yesterday, I didn't do my NMTB meme. Fitting, because yesterday, a little bit after my drive-by post about "The Borgias", LJ had another DDoS attack, and I sort of gave up on trying to wrestle youtubes onto it. Btw, I am loony_moony on Dreamwidth, where my LJ is currently importing, just in case the Russian government does get to the storage servers.

ANYHOO.

Tonight, i bring you a full NMTB episode. I do this, because this episode is EPIC. It's from the 2010 season, and it's guest-hosted by the AMAZING Terry Wogan, who is every bit as legendary as the internet makes him sound (I've never heard/seen his shows, not being a UK-Ireland dweller). Check out this badass mofo, outdoing EVERYONE on that show at the age of 72, having Noel and Phil pretty much drown in fannish squee over him throughout the show.

Have fun!



loony_moony: (NMTB: Noel has a magical hat)
Yesterday, I didn't do my NMTB meme. Fitting, because yesterday, a little bit after my drive-by post about "The Borgias", LJ had another DDoS attack, and I sort of gave up on trying to wrestle youtubes onto it. Btw, I am loony_moony on Dreamwidth, where my LJ is currently importing, just in case the Russian government does get to the storage servers.

ANYHOO.

Tonight, i bring you a full NMTB episode. I do this, because this episode is EPIC. It's from the 2010 season, and it's guest-hosted by the AMAZING Terry Wogan, who is every bit as legendary as the internet makes him sound (I've never heard/seen his shows, not being a UK-Ireland dweller). Check out this badass mofo, outdoing EVERYONE on that show at the age of 72, having Noel and Phil pretty much drown in fannish squee over him throughout the show.

Have fun!



loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: I promised I wouldn't cry!)
First of all, happy 2011 everyone! We're into the second decade of the 21st century, and the world still hasn't ended. Can someone tell that to all the nutcases littering Port Authority?

Secondly, I've been wanting to write this entry for a while now. Well, I also wanted to write a sum of 2010 entry too, but then life happened and I didn't have time or energy. Bah, humbug.

Anyhow. So, as I'm sure most of my flist knows, In his last show in 2010, Jon Stewart dedicated the entire show to the Zadroga (or 9/11 responders) bill in a carefully orchestrated move. The direct result of this show (and the full month of continuous campaigning Stewart did beforehand) was the passage of the bill in both the House and the Senate in the remaning week of the session. Which, of course, got everyone talking again about Stewart and what The Daily Show actually does. Most notably, the New York Times wrote a full article about Stewart's influence, making him into a 21st century Edward R. Murrow, and NPR chiming in somewhat more sanely (but it was pre-passage, which is important to remember). Then, in a responding article, analyst Andrew Cohen made a very good point by saying 'he's no Murrow, he's Stewart, and that's plenty'.

My two cents (as a huge nerd of media and politics, and a Stewart fangirl to boot)? There is a difference between what Jon Stewart normally does on The Daily Show, and what he did on December 16th. 9/11 is an issue that has been extremely sensitive to Jon Stewart, and so his sense of obligation to defend the people who defended New York that day (and dealt with Ground Zero onward) hugely played into this whole deal. When Jon Stewart normally campaigns for things, he does it on his free time (like "The Evening of Too Many Stars" autism charity benefit, for instance). I feel like media analysts keep getting him wrong, by lumping in his political views, his criticism and what The Daily Show does.

Jon Stewart may be the most brilliant political analyst of our time. He really is very, very bright at what he does. But what he does is not journalism; he analyzes political waves and the media that covers them, and in rare occasions like December 16th, he lobbies. Neither of these things are investigative journalism. The Daily Show is not a show of breaking news, but a satiric commentary on the 24-hour news networks. It's, quite simply, infotainment. You don't watch The Daily Show to hear about their latest discovery; you watch it to get its perspective on the big stories of the day/week/month. I keep gaping at respectable news outlets getting this simple distinction wrong, whether knowingly or mistakenly.

It's hard for the media to give Jon Stewart the benefit of the doubt. He repeatedly insists that he hosts a fake news show in a channel championing ridiculous comedy, and he self-deprecatingly refuses to acknowledge that he is an extremely intelligent man who is well-spoken and wields great cultural and political power. But the thing is, Jon Stewart knows not to blow his horns. In a field full of people with huge egos and horrible cases of narcissism, he keeps a low profile and talks humbly of his own successes. I'm sure he celebrated when he heard of the passing of the 9/11 bill, but he's not about to brag about it to Brian Williams in Nightly News, for instance. Other journalists seem to take it as a sign of cowardliness, but it really is just a sign of levelheadedness. Jon Stewart is a reasonable man.

And by the way? I thought the 12/16 show was incredibly touching. My god. At least one of those men was dying, for crying out loud. How much more human than this can you get.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: I promised I wouldn't cry!)
First of all, happy 2011 everyone! We're into the second decade of the 21st century, and the world still hasn't ended. Can someone tell that to all the nutcases littering Port Authority?

Secondly, I've been wanting to write this entry for a while now. Well, I also wanted to write a sum of 2010 entry too, but then life happened and I didn't have time or energy. Bah, humbug.

Anyhow. So, as I'm sure most of my flist knows, In his last show in 2010, Jon Stewart dedicated the entire show to the Zadroga (or 9/11 responders) bill in a carefully orchestrated move. The direct result of this show (and the full month of continuous campaigning Stewart did beforehand) was the passage of the bill in both the House and the Senate in the remaning week of the session. Which, of course, got everyone talking again about Stewart and what The Daily Show actually does. Most notably, the New York Times wrote a full article about Stewart's influence, making him into a 21st century Edward R. Murrow, and NPR chiming in somewhat more sanely (but it was pre-passage, which is important to remember). Then, in a responding article, analyst Andrew Cohen made a very good point by saying 'he's no Murrow, he's Stewart, and that's plenty'.

My two cents (as a huge nerd of media and politics, and a Stewart fangirl to boot)? There is a difference between what Jon Stewart normally does on The Daily Show, and what he did on December 16th. 9/11 is an issue that has been extremely sensitive to Jon Stewart, and so his sense of obligation to defend the people who defended New York that day (and dealt with Ground Zero onward) hugely played into this whole deal. When Jon Stewart normally campaigns for things, he does it on his free time (like "The Evening of Too Many Stars" autism charity benefit, for instance). I feel like media analysts keep getting him wrong, by lumping in his political views, his criticism and what The Daily Show does.

Jon Stewart may be the most brilliant political analyst of our time. He really is very, very bright at what he does. But what he does is not journalism; he analyzes political waves and the media that covers them, and in rare occasions like December 16th, he lobbies. Neither of these things are investigative journalism. The Daily Show is not a show of breaking news, but a satiric commentary on the 24-hour news networks. It's, quite simply, infotainment. You don't watch The Daily Show to hear about their latest discovery; you watch it to get its perspective on the big stories of the day/week/month. I keep gaping at respectable news outlets getting this simple distinction wrong, whether knowingly or mistakenly.

It's hard for the media to give Jon Stewart the benefit of the doubt. He repeatedly insists that he hosts a fake news show in a channel championing ridiculous comedy, and he self-deprecatingly refuses to acknowledge that he is an extremely intelligent man who is well-spoken and wields great cultural and political power. But the thing is, Jon Stewart knows not to blow his horns. In a field full of people with huge egos and horrible cases of narcissism, he keeps a low profile and talks humbly of his own successes. I'm sure he celebrated when he heard of the passing of the 9/11 bill, but he's not about to brag about it to Brian Williams in Nightly News, for instance. Other journalists seem to take it as a sign of cowardliness, but it really is just a sign of levelheadedness. Jon Stewart is a reasonable man.

And by the way? I thought the 12/16 show was incredibly touching. My god. At least one of those men was dying, for crying out loud. How much more human than this can you get.
loony_moony: (SPN: Misha approves your deeds minion)
So tonight I went with [livejournal.com profile] ignited and [livejournal.com profile] fourfreedoms to see "Tron: Legacy".

And it was AWESOME. )

So who's coming to see this with me again?
loony_moony: (SPN: Misha approves your deeds minion)
So tonight I went with [livejournal.com profile] ignited and [livejournal.com profile] fourfreedoms to see "Tron: Legacy".

And it was AWESOME. )

So who's coming to see this with me again?
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Teehee!)
1. (via [livejournal.com profile] cluegirl)

So the KKK tried to do a hate rally in Knoxville, Tennessee and they totally got pwned by clowns.

2. Everyone can agree that last night's TDS segments were epic, right?

Well, here's a taste for you, with surprise!Sean Hayes! :D

SEAN HAYES GET BACK ON MY TV.

3. Hey, look! Guy who Closeted!Fury Fists jock from "Glee" did an AWESOME "It Gets Better" PSA on YouTube, and um, he's kinda hot?



:DDDD
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Teehee!)
1. (via [livejournal.com profile] cluegirl)

So the KKK tried to do a hate rally in Knoxville, Tennessee and they totally got pwned by clowns.

2. Everyone can agree that last night's TDS segments were epic, right?

Well, here's a taste for you, with surprise!Sean Hayes! :D

SEAN HAYES GET BACK ON MY TV.

3. Hey, look! Guy who Closeted!Fury Fists jock from "Glee" did an AWESOME "It Gets Better" PSA on YouTube, and um, he's kinda hot?



:DDDD
loony_moony: (SPN: Brainfart)
I'm late to the debate. Sue me. I've battled jet lag for a whole week.

You can say 'awesome mindfuck' in how many languages? )
loony_moony: (SPN: Brainfart)
I'm late to the debate. Sue me. I've battled jet lag for a whole week.

You can say 'awesome mindfuck' in how many languages? )

NGL

Feb. 5th, 2010 10:03 pm
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean's heaven is full of PIE)
I've been watching this clip over and over and LOVING IT AND NAMING IT FIZGIG.

Clip is spoilery for SPN 5x14 and therefore under a cut )

NGL

Feb. 5th, 2010 10:03 pm
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean's heaven is full of PIE)
I've been watching this clip over and over and LOVING IT AND NAMING IT FIZGIG.

Clip is spoilery for SPN 5x14 and therefore under a cut )
loony_moony: (SPN: Castiel the concept)
1. WILL AND I CAN HAS AN APARTMENT! \O/ Leases shall be signed tomorrow, things should be moved on Sunday. :D

2. Bless [livejournal.com profile] ignited's grouchy heart. She's doing a SPN/CWRPS bodyswap meme.


The SPN & CW RPF Bodyswap Meme!



3. I knew no one would wanna see this with me, so I went to see 'Legion' all alone in the bitter cold, and other yiddisch guilt phrases )

During the trailers, I realized two things:

1. Zoe Saldana is IN EVERY SINGLE MOVIE ABOUT TO COME OUT THIS YEAR. Seriously. Woman's done some MILEAGE.

2. Though "MacGruber" looks promising, I couldn't help but imagine Jensen Ackles instead of Ryan Philippe (in the role of the FBI dude). AGAIN. IN MY BRAIN, THEY ARE TWINS. Very pretty, very dry twins. Yes, I'm feeling judged by fandom.
loony_moony: (SPN: Castiel the concept)
1. WILL AND I CAN HAS AN APARTMENT! \O/ Leases shall be signed tomorrow, things should be moved on Sunday. :D

2. Bless [livejournal.com profile] ignited's grouchy heart. She's doing a SPN/CWRPS bodyswap meme.


The SPN & CW RPF Bodyswap Meme!



3. I knew no one would wanna see this with me, so I went to see 'Legion' all alone in the bitter cold, and other yiddisch guilt phrases )

During the trailers, I realized two things:

1. Zoe Saldana is IN EVERY SINGLE MOVIE ABOUT TO COME OUT THIS YEAR. Seriously. Woman's done some MILEAGE.

2. Though "MacGruber" looks promising, I couldn't help but imagine Jensen Ackles instead of Ryan Philippe (in the role of the FBI dude). AGAIN. IN MY BRAIN, THEY ARE TWINS. Very pretty, very dry twins. Yes, I'm feeling judged by fandom.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Careful - about to make sen)
1. The 'Iranian Cyber Army' hacks Twitter

What the hell is the Iranian Cyber Army? I've never even heard of it. Probably a hoax caused by an annoying, bored hacker.

2. (from [livejournal.com profile] cluegirl) The Auschwitz Death Camp sign was stolen

Yeah, the infamous "Arbeit macht frei" ("work frees") one. Oh hi, antisemitic aggression. I so didn't miss you.

3. 2009 in photos

Some of these made me physically ill, some of these are wonderful. Worth checking out.

4. (from [livejournal.com profile] primroseburrows) Al Franken gives Joe Lieberman the proverbial STFU on the Senate floor:



Silliness to come later today, when I start losing my patience with doing my Poli Sci take-home final.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Careful - about to make sen)
1. The 'Iranian Cyber Army' hacks Twitter

What the hell is the Iranian Cyber Army? I've never even heard of it. Probably a hoax caused by an annoying, bored hacker.

2. (from [livejournal.com profile] cluegirl) The Auschwitz Death Camp sign was stolen

Yeah, the infamous "Arbeit macht frei" ("work frees") one. Oh hi, antisemitic aggression. I so didn't miss you.

3. 2009 in photos

Some of these made me physically ill, some of these are wonderful. Worth checking out.

4. (from [livejournal.com profile] primroseburrows) Al Franken gives Joe Lieberman the proverbial STFU on the Senate floor:



Silliness to come later today, when I start losing my patience with doing my Poli Sci take-home final.

Prediction

Dec. 14th, 2009 04:51 pm
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: What am I thinking about no)
This is going to be featured on "The Daily Show", if not tonight then sometime this week.

No really, this article is truly titled 'Glenn Beck's Golden Shower Temporarily Suspended'.

(link found on [livejournal.com profile] thedailyshow)

Enjoy!

Prediction

Dec. 14th, 2009 04:51 pm
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: What am I thinking about no)
This is going to be featured on "The Daily Show", if not tonight then sometime this week.

No really, this article is truly titled 'Glenn Beck's Golden Shower Temporarily Suspended'.

(link found on [livejournal.com profile] thedailyshow)

Enjoy!

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