Tag: CNN

Smell you later, 2010!

Smell you later, 2010!

Blogstuff
It sure has been a swell year here at The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, and 2011 promises to be even slightly less mediocre!  But before I close the books on 2010, I'd like to leave you with a few little nuggets of New Year's Eve joy.  First up is this sweet, slightly unnerving short film from 1949 featuring the timeless seasonal classic, "Auld Lang Syne". And showing just how far we've come as a society since then, here's Kathy Griffin yelling a dick joke at some random heckler on CNN (New Year's Eve, 2008). Happy New Year everybody!
Kathy Griffin Rings in the New Year with Class

Kathy Griffin Rings in the New Year with Class

TV & Radio
Sometimes there's something to be said for having little to no social life, and therefore spending New Year's Eve at home with nothing more than a loved one by your side, some decent champagne to drink, and the glow of TV to entertain you.  Such was the case last night as I and Mrs. Suit were channel hopping to catch various New Year's celebrations on the boob tube. Dick Clark, bless his heart, is just too awkward to watch at this point.  I commend him for coming back from a stroke to usher in the new year once again, but when you find yourself waiting eagerly for Ryan Seacrest to come back you know it's bad. Over on NBC, Carson Daly put in yet another competent but bland effort.  How the hell is this guy still in show business?  He's got the personality of cold oatmeal. The great
This is CNN

This is CNN

Rants
Seriously? This is what is considered "Breaking News" by CNN? Britney "White Trash with a Record Deal" Spears finally losing custody of her children? Really? Can you not tell how indignant I am by all the question marks I'm using??? Public: "Hey CNN, anything going on with those monks being slaughtered over in Myanmar? Or Burma. Or whatever it's called." CNN: "Fuck them. How many hit songs do they have? Yeah, we thought so."
So long, Peter

So long, Peter

People
I have avoided television news like the plague since the 2000 US general election. While the legal battle between then-Governor Bush and Vice President Gore was certainly excellent fodder for the talking heads, I grew very tired of hearing them analyze every single word uttered by anyone even remotely connected to the two sides. The venom that spewed forth from that debacle is still coursing through the veins of this country, and the partisan lapdogs who constitute the majority of the national news media are only too happy to contribute to that environment. It is precisely this brand of scorched earth journalism that Jon Stewart so successfully exposed on the now-defunct CNN show Crossfire. Stewart, incidentally, is a pompous ass who is entirely too satisfied with himself, but on that occa...