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 >>
Michele Bachmann is a nice looking woman, sure. But would you ever confuse her for an ass-shaking, tongue-wagging Miley Cyrus?Doubtful. But Bachmann herself says her office heard from folks who made that mistake while watching SNL's hilarious lampoon of the government shutdown.
Earlier this year, a Cheerios ad featuring a biracial couple generated a lot of racist blowback and serious discussion. But a more recent spot for the General Mills cereal is so tacky, it's hard to take seriously.SEE ALSO: Michael Leisner, Cheerios-burning gay marriage protester, dead at 65 The ad, ... More >>
'Give us five minutes and we'll change the world.'
Last night, Stephen Colbert said goodbye to "the Congresswoman who represents Minnesota's Valley of the Dolls" -- that's right, Michele Bachmann.SEE ALSO: City Pages' Bob Davis coverage gets love on Colbert Report [VIDEO] After a brief eulogy, Colbert ran a video featuring highlights from Bachmann's ... More >>
The Daily Show creator returns home to Minnesota
The Washington Post, CNN, PolitiFact, Bill O'Reilly, federal investigators, and now Jon Stewart. What's next, Marcus Bachmann going public with broadsides against Minnesota's wackiest congressperson?SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann: Obamacare "literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens" ... 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 >>
While hyping Chris Kluwe's appearance on his show last night, Stephen Colbert ticked off the Vikings punter's eclectic interests -- football, World of Warcraft, and gay marriage among them.SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe is one of GQ's "Honorary Gays of the Year" -- Chris Kluwe is Salon's Sexiest Man of 201 ... More >>
From supporters to protesters to strippers, Miami will be ready
Well, Tartan senior Mike Stone's much-ballyhooed Porn Prom may have come and gone with a whimper, but at least he and adult-film star Megan Piper got a Daily Show segment's worth of publicity out of it. Last week, the Daily Show ran a surprisingly sympathetic segment about the prom of Stone's dreams ... 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 >>
Michele wants a new job, and doesn't care if you lose yours.In Michele Bachmann's ideal world, there is no porn, and there are no jobs.In an interview with CNBC this morning, Bachmann was asked if her poll numbers might improve as the unemployment rate went up."Well, that could be. Again, I hope ... More >>
Bachmann mixes up her Waynes.When Michele Bachmann confused John Wayne, legendary Western actor, with John Wayne Gacy, legendary Midwestern murderer, the internet was flooded with "psychopathic clown" jokes. Last night, Stephen Colbert took his own big bite out of the low-hanging fruit.
A paradigm of cheerful Midwest repression
Jaypeg21How much weight you got in that thing?For more than a year now, Minnesota has enjoyed the distinction of being the only state in the nation where you can get charged for possession of bong water.Now some state legislators, tired of being the butt of national jokes, are trying to change th ... 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 >>
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 >>
"NOT the Whiteman's bitch" does "The Daily Show."Ieshuh Griffin's decision to brand herself "NOT the Whiteman's Bitch" as a part of her campaign strategy for Wisconsin Assembly managed to capture the attention of local and national media. But that was about it.
Ieshuh Griffin is "not the white man's bitch.Since Wisconsin won't let Ieshuh Griffin her put her campaign slogan, "NOT the white man's bitch," on the ballot in her run for a seat in the state Assembly, she's looking for other megaphones. Last night, John Oliver gave her one on "The Daily Sh ... 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 >>
Minnesotans got over it a long time ago, but Tim Pawlenty keeps reminding us he's breaking up with us, that he's moving on, that he's got a whole nation to woo.Of course, before he can woo the country, our home-grown presidential hopeful has to overcome the problem that nobody knows who he is.
The Pine City Elementary School Band leader Brad Mariska had a fever on Thursday, and the only prescription was more cowbell. Sen. Al Franken was happy to oblige. Why? Paying homage to an old Saturday Night Live skit. Here's the cowbell clip: Here's a few seconds of Christopher Walken in the cla ... More >>
She was against it before she was for it, and Colbert makes her the butt of his satire.
Take that, penicillin! Will stem cell meat halt the killing of edible animals?
A sitcom about hipsters who strike out for L.A. to make it big? This'll test the showman's acting range.
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.
Starbucks pays big buckolas for hourly mention on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.
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
Whose Line Is It Anyway? turns cultural cliché into genuine comedy