Archive for October 20, 2009

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When he first talked to me about working on the show, Bill Prady told me that I’d be playing a “delightfully evil version” of myself. This sounded like a lot of fun to me, but it was more difficult to find that character than you’d think. When I’m playing Fawkes on The Guild it’s easy to slip into his kilt and be a jerk, but wearing my own clothes and essentially playing a stylized version of myself made it a real challenge to hit “delightfully evil” without veering into “not committed to being delightfully evil” or “just plain evil.” Keeping that twinkle in my eye, and knowing that Wil Wheaton (The Big Bang Version) is planning to scam Sheldon from the moment he sits down, was essential to this particular characterization working out, and I didn’t completely find it until we’d run the episode a couple of times.

The episode was very funny and the semi cameo was really good. I’d love to see him as a semi-recurring character.

Take a peek at it here:

It is very hard to be depressed when you have stuff like this to laugh at, that is why no matter politically insane they get I’ll always owe the python’s a debt of laughter. Amazingly they can still surprise me with things I haven’t heard:

The others remembered how, when in Germany to perform their stage show, And Now for Something Completely Different (in German!), they decided to make a day trip to visit the concentration camp, which had been converted into a Holocaust museum. They arrived to find the gates closed. Standing outside, Chapman puffed on his pipe and blurted out a suggestion: “Tell them we’re Jewish.”

They were let in.

I’m sorry but who else could make a joke like that?

Unlike my local Mayoral candidate who doesn’t know an opening when he sees it Doug Hoffman saw this fox story:

Thirty-eight forged or fraudulent ballots have been thrown out, according to records at the Rensselaer County Board of Elections in Troy, N.Y. Enough votes, an election official admits, to likely have tipped the November election to the Democrats.

and struck while the Iron is hot via a Robert Stacy McCain Exclusive:

The campaign of Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman is preparing to request that President Obama send monitors from the Justice Department to prevent vote-fraud efforts in the crucial Nov. 3 special election in upstate New York’s 23rd district.

The actual release is also on McCain’s site and linked here.

“Today, I am calling on Bill Owens to do the right thing and, when he is with President Obama tonight; ask him to take immediate action to defund ACORN and block the flow of any and all federal funds to the scandal ridden organization and its numerous subsidiaries. In addition, Bill Owens should request that Justice Department monitors be put in place to insure that ACORN’s political arm in New York State, the Working Families Party, does not steal this election. In Troy, New York, just South of the 23rd Congressional District, a special prosecutor is currently investigating the forgery of absentee ballots in September’s Primary elections and the Working Families Party is the focus of that investigation. Its common knowledge that ACORN and the Working Families Party have absolutely no respect for the law and I know I am the one candidate they want to defeat.”

Oh and Charles for future reference this is another example of actually saying a press release is a press release. That’s the type of thing that done by what we call professional reporters.

This should be an object lesson to the NRCC by doing this not only does Hoffman guarantee Fox coverage as he acts based on their coverage. (Which Stacy links here) but he explicitly manages to link Obama to Acorn if he doesn’t act and both of his opponents as well if they don’t join his call.

This is called the smart way of doing things. We need smart people in Washington.

And speaking of smart how come McCain can break this story even if he isn’t in NY yet but nobody else can?

If you can explain why this isn’t on Memorandum you are smarter than I am. Maybe Move-on is making another set of demands? Or maybe republicans don’t want to offend Newt. Hey Newt how’s your candidate doing? What does she think of Acorn?

Vote Hoffman!

Update: My full collection of posts on the subject are here, not as much fun as the Flemish Menace but very interesting.

Today’s new BlogRoll entry is…

Posted: October 20, 2009 by datechguy in catholic
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The Hermeneutic of Continuity, welcome aboard: cue 1812:

Behold the Flemish menace!

Behold the Flemish menace!

If these guys are Fascists then Il Duce and der Fuhrer are spinning in their graves:

Vlaams Belang Senator Hugo Coveliers, together with his son Roel Coveliers and an Israeli lawyer, have lodged a complaint with the European Commission on behalf of 15 EU citizens who are living in Israel. The EU failed to sufficiently protect its citizens against Qassam rockets from Gaza.

Apparently the Alinsky methods will work against the left on the other side of the pond too, but I’d be careful after all look at that guy on the left do you think he can be trusted?

Update: If you aren’t fooled by this then use this handy field guide to identify the insidious Flemish menace.