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Satirical Super PACs and the Boisterous Humility of Stephen Colbert

Satirical Super PACs and the Boisterous Humility of Stephen Colbert

Jonathan Swift said that, for the satirist, “Vanity is the mark of humility rather than pride.” So it goes with Colbert’s Super PAC campaign, an uncomfortably invasive political commentary under the guise of egomaniacal humor. Just look at the most recent Twitter feeds: “Just got a Super PAC-Man Machine for the Super PAC break room. Please make all future donations in quarters.” Or his own media releases: “Stephen Colbert Wins Democracy! Kingmaker Pundit Regains Super PAC, Files Financial Report, Takes Nap”. Or the slogans: “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.” Or his treasurer’s memo adjoining his F.E.C. forms: “Stephen Colbert,…

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Tuesday Afternoon Music: Mavis, Tweedy, Belle… and Sebastian

A few clips to enliven your Tuesday (Mavis’ comment about “the devil’s music” is priceless!):

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Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy<a>

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2010 Election
March to Keep Fear Alive

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Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy – You Are Not Alone<a>

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2010 Election
March to Keep Fear Alive

Belle & Sebastian’s new record Write About Love dropped today, and although perhaps not quite the instant classic of The Life Pursuit, it is pretty darn phenomenal. Pitchfork is right to mention that bandleader Stuart Murdoch is “still writing lyrics about a…

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The Cross According to Colbert (Plus Mountain Goats)

Pretty darn funny/clever/amusing. Be sure to stick with it til the end:

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The Word – Symbol-Minded
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The Mountain Goats – Psalms 40:2
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Nobody But The Baby (NT Wright on Colbert)

Nobody But The Baby (NT Wright on Colbert)

Real quick: I wanted to call attention to Caleb Maskell’s excellent blog, Nobody But The Baby. The man has clearly been given a burst of inspiration these past couple weeks. He’s got a knack for finding fascinating examples of Worlds-Colliding like the BBC interview with David Soul (aka Hutch of Starsky And Hutch fame…) on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Kierkegaardian aspects of The Big Lebowski (aka the funniest movie of all time), or this (for JDK):

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Green ScreenBill O’Reilly Interview

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