On The Daily Show last night, they discussed the 27th Democratic Presidential Debate that just aired. 27 is the actual number, not a joke. The joke they made was how often the camera cut to the crowd to show Elizabeth Kucinich. They cut to Miss Elizabeth whenever Dennis was making a point, but they also cut to her even when other candidates were giving their answers. (I went to the Daily Show website, but this particular clip wasn't available for viewing.)
This is the DVD cover for the films of Andy Sidaris, a truly third rate filmmaker whose artistic vision consists of going to Hawaii, hiring women who have posed naked in Playboy or Penthouse, writing a tired action film and shooting it on a pathetically low budget, then releasing these films on DVD. The actress on the cover is Julie Strain. The only thing she and Elizabeth Kucinich have in common is they are both six feet tall.
I bring up the work of Mr. Sidaris (no relation to David Sedaris, either in terms of family tree or artistic vision) because his day job was as the director of Monday Night Football for many years, where he is often given the credit for the invention of The Honey Shot, which is cutting into the stands to show a pretty girl. Personally, though I have heard this story from several quarters, it seems amazing to me that this wasn't a common practice long before Monday Night Football. I mean, he didn't invent the USC cheerleaders, did he?
I personally don't care one way or the other if Fred Dalton Thompson enters the race. Republican voters even seem to be tiring of his coy act even before he declares for real. But I'm sure the directors of the Republican TV debates can't wait until they can cut to a picture of his
Have I already said how icky they look together? Yeah, I think I have in previous posts.
(Edited for spelling: Thanks to sfmike for noticing.)