Okay, John McCain is an idiooooooot. But Barack has the right idea. The economy is in a terrible state. It's not dead... It's just in a coma with severe internal bleeding. Our national debt is so high that we can probably be bought and sold by Europe several times over. Taxes need to be raised so that we can actually gain some economic, and therefore political, power back into the US. For, as we all know, money is power. I'll elaborate more on the positive effects of higher taxes soon... But I will say that as long as we raise anything that ISN'T gas... We'll be fine. And it needs to be a slow and steady process, or else we'll just crash into a depression. The game of economics is a very precise one.
I've been watching the most unforgettable 101 SNL (Saturday Night Live, for those of you who are culturally challenged) moments on the E! channel, and I want to tell everyone some of my favorites, and a couple of lines/situations from each one.
-"White Like Me", Starring Eddie Murphy. Eddie discovers the high life of a white man when he goes around diguised as one. Taken from the novel "Black Like Me."
*Eddie goes into a downtown convenience store and puts a newspaper and some money on the counter*
Cashier: What are you doing?
Eddie: I'm buying this newspaper.
Cashier: Nobody's around. Just take it. Go ahead! Take it!
-Matt Foley, Starring Chris Farley. Chris imitates reknowned motivational speaker Matt Foley, and gives advice to a wayward David Spade.
Chris: Let me give you a little situation about my life! I'm 35 years old, I am divorced, and I live in a van down by the river!
-The Sinatra group, Starring Patrick Hartman. Pat impersonates Frank Sinatra in a conversation between Sinatra, Shinea O' Connor, Billy Idol, and a few other impersonated artists, as Sinatra begins mocking everyone in the group.
Sinatra: You don't scare me! I've got CHUNKS of guys like you in my stool!
Billy: Alright! I'll rip your bloody head off!
Sinatra: Steve, go kick his ass!
Sinatra: You heard me! Kick his ass!
-The Cowbell Scene, Starring Will Farrell and Christopher Walken. Will and the Blue Oyster Colts are recording the album for "Don't Fear the Reaper" for Chris, with Will repeatedly having problems holding up on the cowbell.
Will: I'd be doing a disservice to myself and this band if I didn't perform the HELL out of this cowbell!
Chris: I've got a fever! And the only prescription.... Is MORE COWBELL!
-Schwetty Balls, Starring three people I can't remember. Pete Schwetty is on a radio show advertising his ever so famous holiday treat... His "Schwetty Balls".
Pete: At this time of the year, there are many holiday treats, such as Zuchinni bread and fruit cake... But what I like to whip out at this time of the year... Are my balls.
Pete: My balls are made from a secret Schwetty recipe.
Radio DJs: *Eating the Schwetty balls* Mmm... These balls are so moist!
Pete: No one can resist my Schwetty balls.
And the best part is, you're probably thinking he's talking about his privates!
Well, those are five of my favorite SNL sketches ever. Check 'em out online, or just watch E! to see all 101 moments!
Okay... So I lied. My political blog wasn't the next blog... But I'll get to it! I'm just waiting for a friend to get back from vacation... (Liz... =P) Anywho, I guess the topics will be the recent Russian/Georgian conflict, and why the world would be German if Hitler was assassinated. I guarantee they won't disappoint!