Jon Stewart pulls it off
The nearly 90-year-old icon still has a sharp tongue and ferocious wit
There's no longer any reason to be surprised by Prince news. Still, the revelation that the star of Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon, and Graffiti Bridge is returning to acting on Zooey Deschanel's Fox sitcom New Girl is a tad surprising. This is the Purple One's first sitcom appearance.It also me ... More >>
The Daily Show creator returns home to Minnesota
Last night, Stephen Colbert became the latest person to put AM 1130 host Bob Davis on blast for telling families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims they can "go to hell."SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert makes best Minnesota joke ever about Chris Kluwe During his nightly "The Word" segment, Colbert quoted a ... More >>
Forget everything you think you know about New Zealand's the Ruby Suns -- if that was much in the first place. Since 2004, Ryan McPhun has steered the Suns through a series of danceable and densely instrumented releases, but after a breakup with a bandmate a few years back, he was ready to reinvent. ... More >>
Saturday Night Live still thinks the state of hip hop radio in the Twin Cities is laughable. Over the weekend, we returned to the fictional studios of B-108 in Shakopee, "Minnesota's home for blazing hip hop," for another early morning joke at our scene's expense. This time, guest The Hunger Games s ... More >>
From supporters to protesters to strippers, Miami will be ready
SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "All foam and no beer"Believe it or not, Stephen Colbert wants to see Tim Pawlenty as Mitt Romney's running mate, and following the advice of Fox News, he did what he could to make that happen. But as a result, we're no longer able to edit T-Paw's Wikipedia page.On l ... More >>
Stephen Colbert approves of Bachmann buying the Ames Straw Poll.Michele Bachmann's dominant showing at the Ames Straw Poll is a great achievement -- unless you think about how she did it. Bachmann bought 6,000 straw poll tickets, which cost $30 each, and handed them out to supporters. She also u ... More >>
Paul Ryan, right, figures Michele Bachmann helped him look serious.Tapped to give the official GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan should have had the nation's undivided attention. Instead, Michele Bachmann decided to freelance with her own Stat ... More >>
Jon Stewart in full flight.Jon Stewart said last night on "The Daily Show" that he wanted to "move past Tucson" in his interview with Tim Pawlenty and talk about political rhetoric in general. Why, he asked Pawlenty, do Republicans treat Barack Obama as though he is something fundamentally diff ... More >>
Ieshuh Griffin on the Daily Show Ieshuh Griffin, the woman who captured the attention of the nation for her controversial election slogan "Not the white man's bitch," is at it again. Griffin is running for not one, but--count 'em--two county seats. Griffin wants to be county executive, the top ... More >>
Colbert on Carlson: It's crazy.Gretchen Carlson, the pride of Anoka High School, and Steve Doocey's best pal on Fox and Friends, probably has a clause in her contract to make sure we know there's a war on Christmas. That's the only logical reason she keeps obsessing on the subject. Well, th ... More >>
Ruby Isle, the catchy dance-rock collaboration between Mark Mallman, Dan Geller, and Aaron Lemay, just dropped a new video for one of their Guns 'N Roses covers from their forthcoming record, Appetite for Destruction, and it features a hilarious cameo: Dozer, the dog who belonged to band manager ... More >>
One of these two is a complete idiot.Even if you don't watch the video, which you totally should, you must at least check out Stewart's rejoinder at the 6:18 mark to Bachmann's claim that "no one was saying that this [oil] fund shouldn't be set up":"You were saying that! Congresswoman Michele Ba ... More >>
... And Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and Fox News in general, bullshitters all. The gleeful evisceration of Bachmann and Palin comes five minutes into the video clip below, as they invoke the name of Ronald Reagan during their Minneapolis love-fest to smear Obama for being a pie- ... More >>
Take that, penicillin! Will stem cell meat halt the killing of edible animals?
Hot Dish puts the new two-in-one bacon mayonnaise to the taste test:
Stephen Colbert has it easy when he has Rep. Michele Bachmann around to rile up random conspiracies.
Now we can laugh with the rest of the country instead of watching them laugh at us.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took his own shot at Minnesota, at least sort of complimenting us as being one of the "smart state ... More >>
A super Star Wars parody tops this week's pop culture picks
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The "moment of zen" concluding Jon Stewart's Daily Show last night truly was a stunner. William Bennett, former Secretary of Education and author of Book of Virtues, appeared to advocate aborting all black children in the United States as a means of reducing crime. Here is what Bennett sa ... More >>