I have scoured YouTube and think I’ve found a video emo enough for Anne Applebaum, Richard Cohen, Pat Buchanan, Bill Keller, Chuck Todd and all the other put-upon, misunderstood members of the media who have been damaged by wannabes invading their turf. Shed a tear for them in this open thread.
by $8 blue check mistermix| 32 Comments
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Looks like a little girl from Afghanistan.
Not emo enough
You know, I feel kind of bad for laughing at that video, but laugh I did. Must have been the thought of the girl actually being Richard Cohen.
@4tehlulz: My computer started to cry while watching that so I couldn’t finish it.
@Xecky Gilchrist: If it helps your conscience, I laughed my ass off at that thing – especially the bombs falling and the teddy bear.
@4tehlulz: The Smiths are a bit too tongue in cheek to be properly emo.
@mistermix: Heh. My conscience will get over it – the vid is a pretty transparent attempt to push buttons, and the teddy bear cracked me up too. ETA, though I have to admit I expected one of its arms to fall off when she picked it up, spurring another oh-so-brave single tear.
Obligatory (formerly hip, like in the early 80’s-mid 90’s) hipster douchebag insistence that the original version by The Smiths was better!
Gotta love that mandolin at the end.
Can we get BTD and burnssomebody to have another lawyer donnybrook in a thread again? I am just captivated to discover exactly what statute appies to the decision therein, and how stare deceased (or whatever) must apply as the binding precedent to the argument thusly, therein, henceforth, praise Allah, amen.
Also, have them explain why they need $300/hr to use 10-letter words to explain something deleterious and exculpatory.
That is a great version.
The video is pretty funny. Is Chuck Todd the teddy bear?
A solid effort, Mistermix, but for emo, this is the gold standard in my book:
@Face: You know that you do not have to read the threads that evolve into a discussion that does not interest you, right? I, for example, pretty much skip the gaming discussions. Try it; you will be less cranky.
Definitely the gold standard.
I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but it still astonishes me how thin-skinned our media stars and pundits are. What a bunch of babies.
@Omnes Omnibus: Another one in agreement.
I don’t know guys, I think it would have been much funnier if the tanks at the end had blown the little girl away.
I’m going to hell for thinking that, aren’t I?
funny clip…..in a terrible way. I believe the word is maudlin.
If we ignore them, maybe they will go away. I am sick of Journo-lists and journalists. To paraphrase my kids: I’m bored.
Davis X. Machina
It’s Hedley Lamar Syndrome: “You are only risking your jobs, and your houses, and your children’s future, while I am risking an almost-certain Pulitzer Prize nomination for Commentary”
Davis X. Machina
@master c: No, this is Maudlin, Sammy Maudlin. With Lola Heatherton, Bobby Bittman, and Mother Theresa.
Okay, to confirm my retro-hipster, AKA old-dude, bona fides: Dream Academy did a better version… so emo it made a John Hughes soundtrack!
Oh god, this video is so awfully emo !
Thought the same thing
It’s only reasonable that some who live in the crowded 4th Estate tract don’t want anybody on their low-maintainance lawn. It only lowers the value they desperately need to trade up to that pony 2nd Estate manse they covet on yonder hill.
BTW — in some of the best news today, on Huffington Post, Sherrod is sueing Breitbart — heh, heh, heh… he definitely defamed her and there sure is a nice case here with some real pain (hopefully) for him… I hope it comes out of his personal income, not from Fox or some other organization.
@JGabriel: It depends. The “Carrie” ending was a nice touch.
But but but … it hurts not to be loved anymore. If ever. Sob.
Someone should really do a “Leave the MSM Alone!” video. Seth Green and his eyeliner.
@John Cole: That’s definitely a winner.
Good entries, but for the Beltway gang, you sorta need a video that’s simultaneously emo and rah-rah imperialism.
We are all maudlin now.
This is the coastal town that they forgot to close down
Come Armageddon, come Armageddon, come …
You hiss and groan and you constantly moan
But you don’t ever go away
And that’s because
All you need is me
Can we get rid of the anti-gay ads on this site? I just clicked and filled out the survey about “Obama’s Gay Agenda.” This is what I got after I filled it out. Is this where the money comes from that supports Balloon-Juice?
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That song could also accurately describe leftbaggers.
Some “friend” signed me up for the townhall newsletter and dear god, their newsletter mail is full of dodgy get rich quick schemes. In my box there was an offer to buy into a mine (that gave me a good laugh, just for beating a dead conman scheme to death) And this, which topped that even:
Dear Townhall Reader,
This is an absolutely incredible story….
After 9 years of testing, three genius computer programmers have finally released a REAL money making robot.
Have you ever dreamed of making money at the push of a button? Then this is as close as it gets…
Best of all, the subject line is “I swear this is not illegal”
Apparently, if you subscribe to townhall you have SUCKER…! written all over you.
And these people’s biggest terror in life is that the government will take their money and give them roads and sewer and education and health care. Stunning.
That was just unholy, thank you.
But at first I thought it was the Tindersticks, which was extra depressing because while they are pretty emo, that would still be a spectacular nosedive for them. So, whew!
Ya, got the same awful survey and posted a diary about it on Daily Kos.
Thing is if you filter adds then you have to filter ALL. People here are smart enough not to be swindled by those push polls disguised as surveys.