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Happy Birthday, Gladys Ormphby! Ruth Buzzi is 75

I always loved  her on “Laugh In” when I was a kid…..

Here she is at her best….

She kind of reminds me of a friend of mine….

 

 

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Rich and Famous

I can’t believe it’s been 30 years since this movie was released….

It’s not the best film in the world, but I do love it…

It’s a guilty pleasure…

Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, Hart Bochner….all in their prime.

It was the last film George Cukor directed and the first film for Meg Ryan….

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“The Onion” is Closing Down…

April Fool!  Thank god!

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And I will miss them…

They were a great satirical website and newspaper….

But the world has gotten so crazy- especially in Washington- it was sometimes hard to differentiate their satire from reality…

From Eric Francis at Planet Waves:

It’s true. The Onion is closing down. The venerated website and newspaper founded in 1988 as an advertising sheet, is calling it quits.

Typical cover of The Onion’s internet edition. Shown lower left is the video frame. In recent years, the comedy newspaper has been over-dependent on video to compensate for less-than-sataisfactory writing, according to some media theorists. Image © 2011 by Planet Waves.

“That’s a fact,” said editor Joe Randazzo, who will be taking a job as humor editor of the Christian Science Monitor, his grandfather’s favorite newspaper. “We felt that we were past our glory days. You know, we didn’t want to be recording the same album over and over again, like the Beach Boys.”

Randazzo said he thought of himself more as The Beatles, “Who knew when to get out of the game. They did great things, built a legacy, and let it speak for itself.”

He said that if the Beatles were together today, “Nobody would even care. It’s because they broke up that we love them. So, see ya.”

via Astrology, Horoscopes, Monthly Horoscopes, Weekly Horoscopes, Daily Astrology Blog, | The Onion: After 27 Years, Says Enough Already | Daily Astrology & Adventure by Eric Francis.

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Crazy Right Wing Woman of the Day: Victoria Jackson’s Homophobic Comments About “Glee”

Former Saturday Night Live actress Victorian Jackson went off the deep end a long time ago…

She blames Hollywood liberals for the fact that her career went nowhere after SNL…

I think the real reason is that, without good writers and directors, she’s just not funny…

She’s a mean, homophobic, racist harpy…

What is it with all these Republican “Mean Girls”?

Sarah Palin, Victoria Jackson, Phyllis Schlafly, Ann Coulter, Michelle Backmann, Lindsey Graham…

Bitter, bitter women…

From The Huffington Post:

Victoria Jackson may have earned her fame as a comedian, but her recent comments on “Glee” are no laughing matter.

The former “Saturday Night Live” star, now an outspoken political conservative, hit out at the high school choir dramedy in a homophobic rant in her new column for the conservative WorldNetDaily.com. Jackson wrote:

“Did you see “Glee” this week? Sickening! And, besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians – again! I wonder what their agenda is? Hey, producers of “Glee” – what’s your agenda? One-way tolerance?”

In the most recent episode of the show, there was a long awaited kiss between two gay characters, Kurt (played by Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer) and Blaine, and Kathy Griffin played a religious, tea party political candidate, modeled after Sarah Palin.

Jackson’s comments came after a string of anti-Muslim and Arab diatribe, and immediately following her saying:

“This new al-Qaida magazine for women has beauty tips and suicide-bomber tips! Gimme a break! That is as ridiculous as two men kissing on the mouth! And I don’t care what is politically correct. Everyone knows that two men on a wedding cake is a comedy skit, not an “alternate lifestyle”! There I said it! Ridiculous!”

via Victoria Jackson On ‘Glee’: Former ‘SNL’ Star’s Homophobic Comments.

Here she is in “action”:

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