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Non-overt, overt, and assumed feminism in pop culture

The great paradox of social justice movements is that they exist to eradicate themselves.  Think, for instance, of the abolitionist movement.  Once the goal of ending slavery was achieved, there was no more abolitionist movement.  This is what we all want for our movements. Feminism, in particular, exists for one…

Tina Fey’s Palin jokes edited out of PBS broadcast

Tina Fey made Sarah Palin the butt of many jokes with her impersonation on Saturday Night Live during the 2008 presidential campaign. But during the Sunday night PBS broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Fey’s Palin jokes were left on the cutting room floor. Fey…

Sensational census reports outdo wacky SNL sketches

Saturday Night Live sketches about wacky encounters with census workers don’t seem as bizarre as some of the headlines floating across the web this week. The latest episode of NBC’s long-running sketch comedy series contained a bit where former cast member Tina Fey attempted to get some simple census questions…

Tina Fey doesn’t care about your moral uplift

Overthinking It tackles the all-important question that consumes many of my politically astute friends who are also fans of “30 Rock”: where does the show’s politics lay? (They also recently had me on as a guest podcast panel member again, always fun.) On its surface, “30 Rock” seems liberal, but…

Comics break their solemn if unmade vow not to have political opinions

Did you know that comic books have a professional obligation to refrain from expressing political opinions, at least of the variety that could convince readers to vote for Democrats? Neither did I. But apparently, it’s supposed to be an earth-shaking scandal that Spiderman is paling around with Obama in one…

Tina Fey gives nerds hope

This Vanity Fair profile of Tina Fey is both intriguing and unbelievably irritating, because Maureen Dowd wrote it. Dowd is more than a little obsessed with Fey’s looks (though it’s depressing but interesting that Fey had to lose 30 pounds and learn to ape the sexy librarian look before she…

Pathetic yard sign captured in Raleigh – and Q of the Day

A reader sent this in and said: “I came across this in the Mordecai neighborhood of Raleigh. Notice the symbols they used.” At least it was countered by this: By far I see more Obama stickers and signs in my town, including a hilarious “Tina Fey in 2008″ sign next…

Palin inspires musical mockery

A comedy break. First these dudes. (Hat tip.) And, if you haven’t seen Amy Poehler take possession of what’s left of Sarah Palin’s dignity and shred it (while being hugely pregnant, no less!), well, it’s a pure joy: Earlier in the show, Palin and Tina Fey have to walk past…

Mostly because we need a break from non-stop election stuff

Men can like cats nowadays for the same reason that men can find Tina Fey really sexy—because feminism has loosened the gender bindings of masculinity enough that they can find something other than dumb adoration appealing. You’re welcome, men. I realize that my comment about dumb adoration will probably come…

On impersonating politicians

The news that Amy Poehler is leaving SNL and starting a sitcom with the producers of “The Office” is the least tragic entertainment news ever. SNL can be very funny, but all too often it just suffers from the inescapable problem that it’s too hard for a team of writers…

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