Douglas Adams, the author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series of books into which so many of us have found humorous escape, would have turned 61 this past Monday. In remembrance of his birthday and in honor of the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything, here are 42 facts about the man who brought us – for better or worse – Vogon poetry and who taught us about the “immense psychological value” of one’s towel.
For some Obama’s re-election represented the coming of the rapture but for the rest of us it was a time to cheer as we realized, with a unified voice the majority of Americans chose the intelligent, human with a great sense of humor over the robot.
How can anyone still wonder why he was re-elected?
Sometimes when you don’t have time to sit down and write a full post you come across a picture that just does it all for ya!
From a Twitter friend:
While Jon Stewart would be the first to admit what he does on The Daily Show is not news but intelligent satire, no one else has done more to reach down into the depths of which cable “news” media has sunk to hose off the muck and reveal the ridiculousness underneath.
Amidst a deeply partisan presidential campaign and the 4th quarter release of a damaging video showing the challenger degrading half the electorate, Fox “News” performs unfair and biased acrobatics to spin the situation into a defense of their candidate Mitt Romney.
As a producer, I met people whose political views I detested. The hardest part was admitting they weren’t so bad
For two years I was a field producer for “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.” The field producer is the person who guides the creation of the pre-taped segments, the ones where the correspondent travels somewhere to interview and heartily agree with some person who holds, uh, fascinating ideas about the world. This meant I spent a lot of time with people whose causes or philosophies I found blecchy — the sort of folks who would fit nicely in the overlap of a Venn diagram whose circles included Bachmann supporters, fans of Rush Limbaugh, and people who wear tricorn hats and exercise their Second Amendment rights at Tea Party rallies. You know – assholes.
Discovered on Slate this morning, this is a series of photographs of street corners from around the world. From Chicago to Morocco, from 1963 to 2009, they are everyday snapshots of life illustrating, in the simplest terms, how very alike we all actually are.
See the full series HERE
From the mind of Aaron Sorkin (creator of the West Wing & writer of The Social Network) and starring Jeff Daniels, HBO is starting a new series which appears – from the trailer – to take a hard look behind-the-scenes of the current intertwined state of cable news media and political commentary in this country. Watch the trailer and let us know what you think of it.