Posts tagged comedy
Posts tagged comedy
#RobFord is at the #Oscars and you’re not. I’M not, either.
The Oscars. Rob Ford is going to the Oscars and you’re not.
We’ve talked about him a little, as you may have heard. Listen again while you’re not on your way to the Oscars and tell your friends!
#RobFord doesn’t use drugs. He just experimented with them. In his youth. Last year. While serving as Mayor of Toronto.
Why was our good friend, Rob Ford, on the Today show again? Well, a few months have gone by and Matt Lauer just decided to “check in” on him. Plus, Ford’s running for re-election. Yes, *re*-election.
Ford tells Lauer that he didn’t “use” drugs, he just “experimented” with them. Sure. Like your college roommate didn’t “steal” your CDs, he just “borrowed” them. Forever.
Finally, we have to give Matt Lauer kudos for keeping a straight face during this exchange about the infamous Steak Queen video: “You were clearly inebriated. I believe you were talking in a Jamaican accent. What happened? I think you called it a ‘minor setback.’” Ford says: “I’ve been brought up with Jamaican friends and we went out and that’s what I mean, I drank and I enjoyed myself. I think it was Fri…I can’t remember what night it was.” Actually, Rob… it was a Monday night. Last month. And you were with your friend, accused drug dealer Sandro Lisi, who is not Jamaican.
For more on how Ford got elected in the first place and why Toronto can’t seem to get rid of him, listen to our Toronto episode here!
TV in Afghanistan might be the key to the country’s future success!
Few could have predicted that Afghanistan, widely considered a dead end for development dollars, would host an experiment with the potential to transform how foreign aid is delivered to fragile states.The gambit is seldom acknowledged as such — most experts have not been paying attention — yet in the cafés and living rooms of Kabul, it is rather hard to miss.
We predicted it! This is exactly the type of “pop culture revolution” in Afghanistan we talked about a few months ago on the podcast. Here’s what Benari had to say about it in December:
"But the thing that makes me most optimistic is the rise of pop culture in Afghanistan… we take for granted how influential and transformative television can be in a culture… in Afghanistan, it’s not just escapism – it’s actually a direct reflection of freedom and progress in the region."
And here’s what an article in Foreign Affairs had to say about it today:
For the past four years, Afghan television stations have been flooding the country’s airwaves with a steady stream of crime dramas and courtroom documentaries. Although produced by Afghans, the shows have been funded by foreign backers, including the European Commission, the United Nations, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The article goes on to explain why this is a very good thing for Afghanistan.
… the crime series provide twin benefits: offering up a valuable education in civil procedure and engendering popular expectations of equality before the law.
Over the past decade, Afghanistan has made modest strides in its formalized civil code, but it has all come at a high price.
By contrast, comparatively paltry investments in Afghan television and its imaginary courtrooms have yielded proportionately higher returns. By providing compelling examples of Afghans who exercise their civic rights and hold their state accountable, Kabul’s scriptwriters and journalists are tackling the demand problem head on, motivating citizens to lay claim to the laws and protections so doggedly championed by rule-of-law organizations.
Read the full article and then listen to our thoughts from a few months back on the positive impact of pop culture in Afghanistan!
Sochi! Putin! Stalin! It’s an all new episode of Where The F**k Are We?!
SOCHI! ALL NEW EPISODE!
Sochi. With its subtropical climates and beautiful beaches, it’s one of the warmest places in Russia. So it’s the perfect place to hold the WINTER Olympics, right?
Did we mention it’s also right next door to some of the most dangerous and violent areas in the world? And what does Steven Seagal think about all this?
Kevin and Benari talk Putin, Chechens, the Sopranos, LGBT issues, and even Bob Costas’s pink eye. All this and a creepy wax figure of Joseph Stalin, too!
You just can’t keep Rob Ford out of the news. This past week alone, he’s been the answer to a Jeopardy! question, a punchline on the late night shows, and - oh, yes - the star of a brand new video!
Shamelessly plugging WTFAW all over the internet.
Benghazi is back in the news and it’s the subject of our latest podcast. Won’t you listen?
Also, we’re on iTunes now: please subscribe! And, if you wanted to write up a nice little something about us with a 5-star review, that would be cool, too. Thank you.
Episode 7: Benghazi, Libya
Oh, look. Benghazi is back in the news! It really is the Newman to Obama’s Seinfeld. And it was only a matter of time before Kevin and Benari would be forced to address it. Can we trust anyone’s account of what happened? Listen to find out! Plus, what’s weird and creepy and had a crush on Condi? Muammar Gaddafi was a weird guy. A very weird and creepy guy…
Remember that time I made a video for disalmanac about Afghanistan while I was in Afghanistan?
Good times. Here are all the fact-like-facts you need to know about the war-torn country.
Rob Ford is the worst.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is like a RAGING BULL in a china shop! And he couldn’t be more of a prick. Watch him knock over a city councilor and give her a fat lip! IN THE MIDDLE OF A CITY COUCIL MEETING!!
We wish her a speedy recovery as Rob Ford continues to make a fool of himself and a mockery of the Toronto legislative process.
Guess who’s on this week’s episode (episode 20) of Mandy Stadtmiller’s News Whore podcast? (A: It’s me)
True fact: Mandy’s mom sent me cards while I was in Afghanistan. So, you should subscribe to Mandy’s podcast. It’s free! And you can download it via iTunes and do all the things you’re supposed to do with podcasts.
Writer and New York social icon Mandy Stadtmiller brings her candid outlook on life to The RiotCast Network with her new podcast, âNews Whoreâ. Along with her co-host Graham Smith, Mandy brings the same funny , brutally honest approach to the podcast realm that she does as deputy editor of xoJane.com, as well as The Village Voice, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Playgirl and countless others before it. Subscribe to News Whore now for Mandyâs unique perspective towards celebrity interviews, life, dating and being single in New York City.
Rob Ford will not eat your pussy. He would never do that! But not because the Toronto mayor doesn’t eat pussy. No. He won’t do it because he’s happily married and “has more than enough to eat at home.”
THIS IS A REAL THING THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED ON LIVE TV.
Hear all about Rob Ford on our latest episode right here on SoundCloud!
ROB FORD CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP.