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Don Cheadle asks, ‘You got tree envy, b*tch?’ in ‘Captain Planet’ short

Actor Don Cheadle reprised his megalomaniac take on 1990s cartoon character Captain Planet in a rather darkly comic new short released by Funny or Die Wednesday, transforming friends and foes alike into foliage. “How about it? Wanna be a tree?” he sneers at one would-be ally. “You got tree envy,…

Colbert: Anti-tax pledge is eternal, ‘like a pact with the devil, or a gym membership’

While other conservatives are abandoning Grover Norquist, Stephen Colbert said Tuesday he would stick by the anti-tax advocate — after all, a promise is a promise. “An anti-tax pledge is eternal and unbreakable,” Colbert said. “It is like a pact with the devil, or a gym membership.” More and more…

Stewart chides ‘greedy’ Walmart workers for Black Friday protests

Jon Stewart bemoaned the Black Friday protests at Walmart stores on his show Tuesday, implying that getting a ringside seat to watching shoppers angrily threaten or outright trample one another was benefit enough for their work. “Truly, your vest runneth over,” he said on The Daily Show Tuesday in a…

A lesson in ‘Facebook law for idiots’

This video from CollegeHumor.com is a quick public service message about the legal efficaciousness of those Facebook “Privacy Notices” that people have been cutting and pasting to their walls. To wit: There is none. Nothing. Zilch. In no way does copying and pasting a couple of paragraphs of text to…

Colbert: Commercialism is ruining Black Friday

Monday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert asserted that commercialism is ruining the most important retail sales day of the year, Black Friday. The host began his first show back from the Thanksgiving break by explaining that he’s been catching up on the Showtime program, “Homeland.” After quickly…

Jon Stewart blasts media coverage of Gaza-Israel conflict

Though disappointed to learn the Iron Dome wasn’t a giant yamaka, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night was thankful that the Gaza-Israel conflict ended “before it could fulfill the Mayan 2012 prophecy.” Stewart said the media seemed obsessed with finding the winners and losers in the deadly…

Parody: Water White and Jesse Pinkman cook a ‘Breaking Bad’ Thanksgiving

In a parody video released on Tuesday, the comedy website Barely Political set to find out how the meth cooks from AMC’s Breaking Bad would prepare Thanksgiving dinner. But before the actors parodying Jesse Pinkman and Walter White can cook the addictive rum-spiced pumpkin pie, the chemistry teacher-turned-meth genius insists…

Twinkies: A rest in peace tribute video

With snack-maker Hostess announcing this week that it would liquidate all its assets instead of making a deal with its labor union, it seems only fitting that someone put together a rest in peace tribute video for one of America’s longest-running snacks: the Twinkie. Thankfully, culture blog Nuclear Salad nailed…

Australia’s railway produces ‘dumb ways to die’ animated PSA

Australia’s railway operator Metro released an attention-grabbing, three-minute animated video featuring mostly bean-shaped organisms discovering “dumb ways to die,” reported WTVR.com. In an apparent bid to spice up the traditionally somber public service announcement, the cheerful music accompanies upbeat sing-a-long lyrics detailing a number of self-annihilating tactics, which include: “sell…

Maher to Obama: Be an ‘angry black man with a liberal agenda’ like Fox says

Friday night on his weekly “New Rules” segment of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher offered a bit of advice to President Barack Obama regarding his second term. “Now that he’s been re-elected, President Obama must get back at all those right wing hacks who tried to paint…

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