Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Senator John McCain

He is seventy one years old. He's also a former POW that refused to abandon his fellow prisoners when he had the chance.

So, I was nodding off to Saturday Night Live, right? I hear the words "we interrupt this program for a special report". It was a fake news report "exposing" the "scandal" that is John McCain's age. It was poorly written, it wasn't funny, and it was derogatory to an entire sector of our population that has dedicated their lives to making the world a better place for those that have come after them.

Senator McCain is a vital man that has dedicated his life to the country that he loves. I had forgotten why I stopped watching SNL. I have just been reminded.

Comedy doesn't need to be about tearing people down.

4 comments:

Rev said...

Most of the best comedy is tearing people down.

Having said that, SNL's "Weekend Update" hasn't been at ALL funny since Tina Fey took over as head writer. Yeah, she's gone now, but she left an imprint that the current staff wants to try and live up to.

Tina Fey ruined SNL. Yeah, they were going downhill and all, but there was at least one funny sketch per show before her reign of terror. Now...everyone wants to try and copy her writing, because it was "edgy"

Unfortunately, 'edgy' does not equal funny, nor has it ever.

Rev said...

oh, and in case you were wondering, I've been a McCain supporter since day 1....but that really has nothing to do with my views on SNL and its shitty writing.

I'm drunk, too. Hold that against me if you need to.

An Cailin said...

Blech. I hate Saturday Night Live anymore.

Stepho said...

SNL hasn't been funny in years. I like to rent the "best of" DVDs from the library and watch the SNLs that were before my time.