Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tina Fey On Weekend Update | Lefsetz Letter


They’ve got Ann Coulter and the bimbos on Fox.

But we’ve got Tina Fey.

I oftentimes wonder, do those people on Fox really believe what they’re saying? Like Tucker Carlson, interrupting guests like his predecessor Bill O’Reilly, if you got him alone, in the basement, after a game of pool, would he really be spewing this right wing hatred? Is that the world we really want, where it’s every person for themselves and the government is out of the equation? Government, and taxes are bad. And what is good? The winners of this world? Should we call them “Deacon Blues”?

Now I’m one of those who believe SNL hasn’t been good since the original cast left. And don’t criticize me for being an old fart, did they ever find a new Beatles, huh? It’s old wave media rallying around Lorne Michaels but the emperor has no clothes. A lot of set-up and no jokes. But Tina Fey…

She could have starred next to Belushi and Aykroyd, held her own.

And she never fails.

You’re watching this clip thinking it’s not that funny, and then you burst out laughing, about Donald JOHN Trump tearing down statues to build condos. And did you know those statues were built long after the Civil War? It’d kind of be like erecting Hitler statues in Germany today. Or Richard Nixon sculptures in Vietnam. They’re not antiquities, just reinforcements of white power.

Then again, did you see what Jon Stewart’s said?

“White supremacists, man. I don’t know what to tell you. It’s a free market. If you guys feel like you’re losing out, fucking work harder. I don’t know what to tell you. If you’re a white supremacist, if you think you’re the master race, how come we’re all kicking your ass so easily? You’re the master race! How come you’re not winning everything? Why aren’t the Olympics dominated by you? You’re the master race. What do you have left? Golf and tennis, maybe, maybe. And even then, the first black people you came across, you’re like, ‘We can’t play this game anymore.’ Williams sisters, Tiger Woods. Okay”

They keep saying the left has no sense of humor. I beg to differ. We’ve got almost all of the comedians. Hell, Dennis Miller went right and now we never hear him anymore, he’s probably doing privates for the Koch Brothers. That’s the truth, if you want to go right there’s untold bucks in it. Whereas left wing comedians earn their money the old-fashioned way, on innovative yuks.

Fox girls bleach their hair, put on the pumps and primp and you can’t focus on what they say because you’re too busy ogling them. And if they had any self-respect, they’d rebel. But other than Megyn Kelly, none of them has. It’s like Roger Ailes is still alive. Is this the equality Gloria Steinem, et al, fought for forty years ago? And don’t decry Gloria and her Ms. followers, all women are following in their footsteps, taking advantage of the openings they created.

And there were women comedians on SNL prior to Tina Fey.

But none of them were quite this funny.

Tina can hold her own with the boys. She makes those two johnny-come-latelies on the set look like high school students.

First and foremost she comes out in a sweatshirt and glasses. No contacts, no blond hair. She’s gonna close us on her brain. And boy, does she. Only an insecure, inadequate man would prefer a Fox babe.

And she owns her truth! She admits being a virgin at UVA, if you read her book you know she didn’t have sex until 24. Has anybody made love to Ann Coulter? Unless it’s a hate ____?

Oh, don’t get your knickers in a twist, humor’s supposed to be edgy. If you don’t occasionally go over the line, you’re not doing it right.

And Tina holds our attention for six minutes, you can’t take your eyes off her. In a short-attention span era she’s long-form.

Calling Trump “gorgeous,” that’s the cutting humor only a woman can get away with. Assuming she’s willing to go there, and the great thing about Fey is she is, she’s not holding back like the apolitical, non-swearing Seinfeld, she says Donald John Trump is a “jackass” name. That’s right, a woman who’s not afraid to get down in the gutter, be like the boys, is the one who wins our heart.

As for right wing rallies in New York City, unlike the Democratic elites, trying to apologize for their status, cowering, Tina talks about drag queens kicking the protesters’ ass. That’s a New Yorker! One who will take no shit! Who will stand up for what they believe in! That’s why New York is the greatest city in the world!

Although I prefer to live in Los Angeles. But with all the millennials moving to the metropolis, when can we stop paying fealty to those left behind in the hinterland, remember what Sam Kinison said about starving Africans? Don’t send them food, send them SUITCASES! They’ve got to MOVE! TO WHERE THE JOBS ARE!

Then they whip out the cake and Tina digs in and she’s channeling the physical comedy of Lucy, but there’s not only facial expressions, but continued quips. And like the right, and unlike too many on the left, she calls out the enemy, talking about Ann Coulter crawling out of her Roach Motel.

But the piece-de-resistance is:

“And also, who drove the car into the crowd, HILLARY’S E-MAILS?”

If you don’t burst out laughing you still believe Hillary is single-handedly responsible for the deaths in Benghazi and that’s much worse than anything Trump has done. And there you’ve got the problem right there, false equivalencies.

And she’s really eating the cake, in our skinny-minnie culture wherein every woman is supposed to be full when they’re silently starving.

And then calling Paul Ryan a “pussy”… What is he gonna say, how is he gonna respond to a woman, she’s nailed him right there.

And she goes on and on, with a dig at Hollywood and audiences at the end.

And all you can do is marvel. Her six minutes are far superior to ANYTHING that’s aired on SNL this decade. And the two guys next to her look like real life Waynes and Garths, you just sit there and say WOW!

That’s the power of Tina Fey.

That’s the power of entertainers.

Unlike Hillary Clinton, we have to own our strengths, our positions, not pussyfoot around them, not give in. Hell, the one thing Clinton had right was too many of these people on the right ARE deplorables, she shouldn’t have apologized, she should have DOUBLED-DOWN!

Now screw those two guys. Tina Fey should have this spot every week. Maybe on HBO with Amy Poehler. A counterpart to John Oliver and Bill Maher. Because HBO stands for freedom, anything goes, there are no ads and no one blinks.

Or maybe even Netflix.

Or if Google truly wanted to win, YouTube.

But not Apple. Where mediocre crap sits behind a paywall as smug old men tell us they know better.

No, sometimes a woman knows better.



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