Friday, November 30, 2007

Does Aw-Some Support Huckabee for Prez?

No. We don't support white candidates, only the black ones. So when your primary comes around, vote for Barack Obama. Aw-some approved.

While we don't support Huckabee, it's hard to deny that his latest web ad (I assume it's a web ad and not actually on the air) is pret-ty good.

I initially saw that Chuck Norris endorsed Huckabee, and I figured it was going to be a regular ad (and I was prepared to like Chuck Norris less because of it). However, I was pleasantly surprised with the ad's play on the whole Chuck Norris phenomenon.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Roman Helmets and What Not

In this segment, I continue my crusade to reward quality language use on non-HBO/FX television.

This week, the nod goes once again to the CW. On "Aliens in America" (which, by the way, has the worst. theme-song. ever.), not only used the phrase "roman helmet" but also properly described it as hanging one's genitals on another individual's face.

Luckily for you all, I couldn't find a picture of a "roman helmet" in google image search (with the filter off).

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

No, I didn't make that up. It's a show on Cartoon Network. Tim and Eric, the shows creators, clearly understand awesomeoness and have not used the term recklessly. I watched a few clips online, and holy shit, it's awkward ha-ha funny. Check this clip:

It truly captures that public access feel.

Speaking of public access, does anyone else feel like Misanthrope's posts on this blog are public access-esque?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The First Annual Slapsgiving Eve Dinner

Last night was our first annual Thanksgiving Eve dinner. We went for some chinese and I have to say, although some attendees may not think so, the highlight of the dinner was the beef sticks. Nonetheless it was a good time and I was thankful for the company.

I hope everybody is having a blast with the fam today....

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

So theres this lull

I know this blog hasn't been kept up to date as our reader would like it to but I think I will try to change that...

In the meantime I have this little tid bit for you.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Yes! More Douche-ery on CW.

I just started recording "Aliens in America". I'm on my second episode, and the show just went way up in my cool book.

Why? Two douche references within 30 seconds.

The show has some decent social commentary about acceptance, treatment of immigrants in the U.S. in a post-9/11 world and all that good stuff. But c'mon, pushing the envelope of acceptable language is way more important.

And by the way, let me take this moment to declare something not at all awesome: any show, I'm looking at you "Battlestar Galactica", that instead of using actual curse words uses fake swear words like "frac". Though a seemingly clever way to use the word fuck, this instead is as cool as using "fudge". I like this show (though I haven't spent nearly enough time plowing through the newer series), but this is pretty douchey. While the writers are at it, why not add "shoot", "darn" and "a-hole" to the lexicon.

"Battlestar Galactica" could learn a lesson from the shows on CW: take the incremental steps toward a better society and use the tools at your disposal (douche, bitch, asshole, shit, and maybe even shitballs). Don't go trying to start some new words that emulate "bad" words. That's like giving the gays civil unions instead of just letting them experience, uh, joy of real marriage. It's second-class and wrong.