Friday, September 21, 2007

Good nutrition's given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling?



Sometimes, in the interest of winding down, I'll put something on the Netfux just for me. (I know, you'd never guess). So last night I watched An Evening With the Dixie Chicks. It was filmed before Home came out, the album with which I'm the least familiar. This was the album (and tour) that so supposedly suffered from Natalie Maines' badly timed Bush remarks. But at the time of this concert they had neither said anything "offensive" (other than some jabs at Tobey Keith for being a redneck dipshit), nor even released the album.

There was a cute moment when Martie Maguire introduced White Trash Wedding by saying it was inspired by her marriage (second): she went to a Catholic church in Austin to be married and was told, basically, that she was a heathen and to take her business elsewhere. She found herself watching Jerry Springer not too long after, and thought to herself, "Wow. That woman up there may not be too much more white trash than I am!" But if you ask me, she could have a Marlboro shirt over her baby bump with the sleeves ripped off and both a cigarette and ass crack hanging out...I'm pretty sure you can't play the violin like that and be white trash.



Ooh, and I watched Colbert last night...not only did he not mention the joke stealing claims, there was a very not-so-subtle biting remark. For two weeks he's been advising anyone Jewish to call his 1-800-Oops-Jew hotline to repent for Rosh Hashanah if they've wronged him, and a Rabbi "called in" to repent for stealing Colbert's material. Colbert forgave him and said it reminded him of a tale, but he wouldn't repeat it because he didn't write it. And there was something just a little dark and bitter in his tone that indicated to me, anyhow, that there was a double meaning in that.

10 comments:

Skylers Dad said...

I want a Colbert action figure!!

MacGuffin said...

Is that yours? The action figure, I mean. Cool.

Hey, I'm too lazy to look up your somewhat oblique reference to Colbert's joke thievery. What gives? Is he stealing from Carlos Mencia again?

MacGuffin said...

I should've said "alleged joke thievery". My apologies.

Ellen Aim said...

Skyler'sD: Colbert *is* my action figure.

I don't know what that means.

MacG: Nah, I totally stole that pic from the glorious interweb. Gotta keep it fresh.

And LOL Mencia. RIIIIIIGHT. Nah:

Cenk Uygur of Air America's morning show "The Young Turks" claims he is stealing his jokes (again!) with the whole "Republicans sounding like Klingons by talking about personal honor." I blathered about it in slightly more detail below with the nude Alicia post.

And who the fuck is this loser and why would this massive team of skilled writers feel the need to lift his material??

MacGuffin said...

Oops, I don't know how the hell I missed that. I gues that shows how TRULY lazy I am.

Veloute said...

I totally have season 2 of Supernatural coming my way. That last episode, omg!

Seriously.

Triana said...

What is this Supernatural and do I need it?

The [Cherry] Ride said...

I love the Dixie Chicks. Have you seen "Shut Up and Sing"?

Ellen Aim said...

MacG: No lazier than I, sir.

Vel: And it keeps gettin' better!

Tri: If you like tasty men fighting evil in Vancouver (though they pretend it's the US), then heck yes!

[C]: Love it. Wanna own it but it's only fullscreen on amazon. Really wish I had seen them last November. They were the first show on Austin City Limits when I worked there, ah memories.

Veloute said...

Tasty men fighting evil. I love it.