Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Why aren't we Funnier?

I am a fan of woot.com. This guy Matt, who I suspect is the boss of the operation, podcasts these little tunes for each day's item. I love them. Especially the Bluetooth bits (they are addicting!!!).

This reminds me of a question I've had for quite some time.

With a very few exceptions, liberals have it all over us in terms of the funny-factor.

I often wonder why.

Is it because on the whole, conservatives lack the vile and bitterness present in so many of the really funny writers and performers of today?

Is it because the entertainment industry is so completely rife with people who just want to be loved (a Lib core value) that conservatives - even those with promise - are 'encouraged' to develop other tradecraft?

Maybe it's because we have the drive to create and build and nuture our families and community versus the constant, gluttonous internal examination that is required for truly funny bits.

In any event, it would be nice if we could have more jibes at the libs on tv, more pokes at the Dems in the paper ... but I guess we'll have to settle for parody on radio for now. (sigh)

Monday, January 30, 2006

Happy New Year

I know, I know... this poor blog has been neglected. Since I last opined so much has happened!

I have to say I am quite happy that both Roberts and Alito have been confirmed. It is as it should be. (ahhhhh)

Today is the State of the Union address... everybody's talking about this eavesdropping stuff. I wonder when everyone's going to understand that this issue is so a non-starter. I have to hand it to the radio guys out there, they are more patient and kind than I could ever be.