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Also? Ever noticed that the only Jew who’s ever been on The Jerry Springer Show in 28 years…

…is the host?

If you’ve sat through Springer and Maury Povitch, you know their most loyal advertisers are Devry and its off shoots.

Whatever they’re paying that fabulous black actor to glare into the camera and say, “You spend all day on the phone anyway, so call them. It’s easy!” then turn and walk away in semi-disgust, it isn’t enough.)

(Although I do miss my husband’s favorite old ad in these day-parts: the much-lower rent one with the fat black lady complaining in disbelief, “The phone company cut off my phone! Just because I didn’t pay my bill!”)

Anyway, here’s a twist:

Why watch The Maury Povitch Show to learn which of the half dozen men you’ve slept with fathered your child when it’s an assignment at your school?

Then question reads in part: “She had the state take a blood test of potential fathers.

“Based on the information in this table, why was the baby taken away by the state after the test?”

Possible answers? Cab driver, bartender, flight attendant, and guy at the club.

That was what Larry Basaj read on his daughter Audri’s homework page from Romeo High School — about 30 miles north of Detroit — and he said he flipped.

We know it’s not the “flight attendant” because they’re mostly gay, and let’s not get started on “cab driver.” The “guy at the club” is probably the best pick.

If they’d somehow squeezed the word “phone” into this “math problem,” it would be the Platonic ideal of something or other.

Oh, Larry Basaj is a white dude who actually lives with this kids and helps with their homework.

He was also the only parent who complained about the question. So.

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NEW Talk Radio Watch: Recapping the week in conservative talk

Enjoy FREE audio and video highlights from the week in conservative talk radio, including:

  • Limbaugh says Obama is “Stalinist”
  • Mark Levin to address Tea Party 5th anniversary bash
  • Glenn Beck’s on-air 50th birthday party

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Rick McGinnis: The Illusion of Glamour

Rick McGinnis writes:

Michaela DePrince’s story is even more remarkable. An orphan in Sierra Leone, she found a discarded magazine that contained a picture of a ballerina in her tutu and point shoes. It “represented freedom, it represented hope, it represented trying to live a little longer,” she recalled later. The little girl tore the picture out and hid it in her underwear. Adopted by an American couple, she began studying dance, and in 2012 joined the Dance Theatre of Harlem as a ballerina.

“I was so determined to be like that person on the magazine,” she said.

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‘Chocolate’ diamonds: They’re BROWN!

I used to write jewellery copy for an e-tailer, so I knew this years ago. I can’t believe it’s just gaining traction now:

“Chocolate” diamonds are a marketing genius case study. They’re just brown and comparatively common, industrial grade diamonds, rebranded.

 

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Mark Steyn: The GOP is a joke

Mark Steyn writes:

Canada, Australia and New Zealand are doing it now, not legislating fairyland cuts that kick in eight years after the legislators’ terms of office end. Granted, all those countries have conservative governments, which the US is in no danger of getting any time soon. But here’s why the Republican Party really isn’t good enough: it’s not just that the GOP is less fiscally conservative – by which I mean fiscally responsible – than other conservative parties, it’s less fiscally conservative than many left-wing governments. The Liberal Party of Canada spent the “fat” years of the Nineties paying off the national debt, prompting my old comrade Kate O’Beirne to joke, “If only we could get American conservatives to be as fiscally responsible as Canadian liberals” - a jest one could also extend to the Australian Labor Party, which, while certainly profligate in Aussie terms, was a paragon of rectitude compared to Boehner and the gang.

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John Lydon writing new memoir

Yep, it’s been 20 years since No Irish…

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Is Death Still a Great Career Move? My NEW PJMedia post

Enjoy!

Way back in 1981, Rolling Stone dissected the late singer’s persistent posthumous popularity in the story famously entitled, “Jim Morrison: He’s Hot, He’s Sexy, and He’s Dead.”

Of course, millions of words had already been spilled analyzing the Dead Elvis phenomenon, which was an ersatz religion for a while there.

The estates of Presley, James Dean and Marylin Monroe continue to rake in millions in licensing fees each year, decades after their departures from this earth.

However, not even an expert on this phenomenon has cracked the cosmic calculus that determines who becomes a (dead) cash cow, and who doesn’t.

(Brian Jones was cool, talented, young and handsome too, but there’s never been much of a market for t-shirts with his face on them.)

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Gavin McInnes: In Defense of Bronies

Gavin McInnes writes:

However, after watching My Little Pony, talking to their fans, and checking out the documentary Bronies, the truth hit me like an atomic wedgie. This isn’t about wimps such as Pajama Boy or those disgusting perverted Furries. It’s about autistic men trying to overcome their largest impairment: social interaction. Once you figure that out, making fun of them becomes equivalent to going up to a cancer patient on the dance floor, ripping off her wig, and yelling, “HA HA YOU’RE BALD!” (…)

I’ll never stop making fun of wimps, metrosexuals, beardists, dogmatic fatsos, Gawker fags, Daily Kos beta males, MSNBC bitches, transgendered whiners, Clay Aiken, commies, yoga, plushies, infantilists, maskers, and cuddle parties, but the autistic fan base of a social-interaction cartoon is different. Bullies still rule, literally, but Bronies are the exception that proves that rule. (…)

Sure, it looks retarded and it goes against pretty much everything I believe in, but these are not normal guys. They’re valuable assets to our society trying to undo the one thing that separates them from us.

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OK that was cute…

Since Topper Headon originally composed and recorded almost all the musical parts himself anyhow, this performance is particularly apt.

Which is why he should have been in the video, too.

Mick had the least to do with this song, and wasn’t happy about being in the original video, so more irony…

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Me on the NEW ‘Better Red Than Dead’ podcast

I chat with the Mises Institute’s Redmond Weissenberger about why some punks (but not all) grew up to be right wing/libertarian, and other general stuff HERE.

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Female punk icon leaving ‘liberal police state’ California for Texas

So Rick McGinnis and I were joking via email that Exene was selling all her stuff on the sidewalk because she’d become a nutty menopausal broad with no retirement plan and probably lots of cats and no husband.

Turns out I’m a cunt:

Now when I think about California, I think of a liberal oppressive police state and regulations and taxes and fees. I’d rather go someplace and have my own little place out on the edge of town. I’m a country girl at heart. It makes me happy when I see people in Texas open-carrying. It makes me feel safe. I’m not even a gun owner, but I’d like to see a gun rack in every pickup truck, like my boyfriend had when I was fifteen years old in Florida. An armed society is a polite society.”

She cracks a smile. “Now Jerry Brown’s governor again. He’s done some great things, like balancing the budget and libraries are open on Sundays. But things are getting to the point in this country where people are going to have to fight to survive and fight for their rights.”

I think Texas is almost “over,” but she’s got mostly the right idea.

I talk about how mad Jello Biafra would be if you told him the original version of “California Uber Alles” was the perfect theme song for Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism here.

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Dear Christians: This is why people don’t like you!

You’re welcome!

Tonight I attended a “Catholic Media Ethics” talk at my church. This was my comment and question during Q&A:

Using abstract nouns like “society”, “community”, and “humanity” seems to disregard the important fact that, in reality, there isn’t some perfect consensus; individual persons are divided on every single political, economic, social, and moral question. Do you think there is a ‘media party’ with a consistent ideological bias because of the idea that there is (or can be) a homogenous, social consensus on things when no “shared story of collective humanity” actually exists?

The speaker (from The Catholic Register) shouted, “Satan!!!” and pointed at me while stepping back to distance himself from me.

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Conservatism, Inc: Brent Bozell doesn’t write his own columns

Family values!!

It is longtime MRC media analysis director Tim Graham who writes “almost everything published under [Bozell's] name,” a former MRC employee tells me in an email. “That includes his weekly column. Same goes for his books, which at least carry Graham’s name in a secondary billing, but also aren’t written by Bozell (but Bozell keeps 80-90% of the advance and all profits!)”

Two other people with ties to MRC confirmed that Graham is Bozell’s ghostwriter – and that Graham is not happy with the assignment.

“Tim just resents having to do it,” says a former employee.

Graham’s wife, too, is so angry about the arrangement that she refuses to attend Media Research Center events.

“She hates Bozell,” I’m told.

Har har!

The real meat of Romenesko’s story, though, is his correspondence with Bozell’s syndicator, who took a stern view of ghostwriting when they didn’t know it was Bozell that Romenesko was asking about:

If you know of one of our columnists who supposedly is not writing the column but rather “assigning an underling to pen them (an underling who is not credited),” I think it only fair that you tell us who has been accused of this so we can talk to the columnist. Yes, we expect all of our columnists to write their own columns, though we understand that some work closely with researchers.

Their tune, and their story, changed when Romenesko brought up Bozell…

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Man, ‘Clone High’ was SO weird

Vulture:

Clone High was a parody of melodramatic teen dramas, but in its world everyone was a famous historical figure. Abraham Lincoln is our lovelorn, gawky loser protagonist; Joan of Arc is the snarky, overly moral best friend; Cleopatra is the self-centered hot cheerleader; JFK is the womanizing, dumb jock; Gandhi is the hyper, wacky aspirational party animal.  (…)

Clone High eventually got canceled for flying a bit too close to the sun. When word got to India about the portrayal of Gandhi, 150 politicians and Gandhi’s grandson mounted a hunger strike in front of the MTV India offices. MTV gave Lord and Miller an opportunity to come up with ways to write his character off the show, but ultimately MTV said no. It was probably for the best.

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