What A Great Show From Start To Finish!
And For Different Reasons Than Last Week.
A Moment In Real Time (Sept 28 2007) - with Rahm Emanuel - YES.
and another old Real Time clip I caught this morning was a Really Good
One - with Martin Short~Tavis Smiley~Stephen Moore~Bob Costos - on
steriods in baseball :[ - but this was one of the BEST - folks and as
I looked at the set in the background - I found myself thinking excitedly:
IT' FULL OF STARS
Opening Monolgue - Over The Top Great:
~number of times Bill mentioned the Etch a Sketch thing - 7
~pres. speech/boring bs'ers everywhere - good
~knobs/boobies joke - funny
~reference to SP: ipad/stupid joke - hilarious
~thing about Arizona & women's reproductive rights/watch another woman
get an abortion - good one - will they ever give up on that?
~something about student loan deferment/abortion? - good joke
~joke about Florida shooting/foodie responsible - good use of a delicate situation
~Bill's stand yer ground law/his lawn/Jehovah witnesses - great
~Pope in Mexico
~John Edwards/not cheat on mistress - funny
This Opening Monologue was Really funny.
Charles M. Blow/Bill
Bill - These things (Florida shooting) always makes us pay attention to race
CB - These days there doesn't seem to be an ending to the problem that ends
in riots as it used to be/more ablility to express ourselves/difusses violence/people's attitudes more sophisicated
~Bill - Now we have Denying racism as the New Racism
~CB - Bringing it up means being Racist
I would like to say at this point that I wrote about that on my Blog:
and that is that I ALWAYS mention when someone is Black - whereas I do
not do that with Other races - and I consider that a form of Racism - and
I'm not sure I will ever stop doing that
~Bill brought up good point about young Black kids having a hard role in that they must guard against seeming threatening
~CB agreed and went on to say that it is a heavyweight on the shoulders of young Black men/can't wear hoodies/must watch their body language/no
sudden moves/how they position body and this discussion brought to my mind
the scene in Crash when the two Black guys confronted the couple and stole their van - they discussed this very thing right before they did this.
I felt that this was a valuable discussion with important points being brought up - about how hard it must be - at times for young Black guys.
On the other hand - just the other day I saw a group of young Black men speed by in a car with a huge dog hanging its head out the window - and I thought to myself - Isn't that a Redneck thing - jus' sayin' : ] - no shotgun - that I could see - though - with Rednecks there woulda been the shotgun.
~good shot by Bill about capri pants
I thought Charles Blow was an excellent Guest - very poised - and even later
in the show I felt that he had the possiblilty of saying things - more than he did - even - on tonight's show - and I would like to see more of him.
Bill begins by bringing up Hate/Thought Crimes
Andrew Sullivan says that there must be equality in considering what is a crime and citizens MUST be held responsible for their actions
Wendy Schiller said that if you have a tendency toward violence - you always run the risk of eventually committing a crime
Glenn Greenwald spoke up that the reason for a crime makes a difference
Bill said that he disagrees - that crimes of Passion are not excusable
The Point was made by Bill that kids are too often put in jail FOR DOING SOMETHING STUPID - That is not necessarily a crime - and AS agreed and said that it is not appropriate to give 9 years for a prank - and Bill joked that they should be sent to Harvard.
WS suggested that if you do have Hate Crime Laws - then they should be carried through and used
Good point was made that PEOPLE OFTEN ARE SHUT DOWN IF THEY 'STEP OUT OF LINE' FOR BEING OUTRAGEOUS - this point has been made before here
A good discussion on something about Yeman then ensued.
At this point Bill introduced the Stupidest State Elite Eight - and
California/Oklahoma entered the contest:
~California - Free Stuff/porn condoms/ban circumncisions/Dicks about yer dick?
~Oklahoma - NEEDS A SONG TO SPELL YER NAME - VERY GOOD/Oral Roberts &
University on the same sign - good/funny about OK's Muslim Person
fetues in food/Little Debbie Snack cakes - I used to devour them let
me tel ya/but they are not made out of Little Debbie - cool joke
At This Point I Would Like To Say That Tonight's Panel Worked For Me -
because there seemed to be more genuine sparks flying than usual - but the panel did so well with that - I loved the lively discussion with conflict in a Civil but almost fighting and exciting opposing ideas with the three Really getting in to it - and Bill too.
There was a Tension on tonight's show that I hadn't felt - or maybe just hadn't noticed - before - and it was good - folks - and the reason for that is - is that it just made Real Time With Bill Maher more REAL - and you can't ask for more than that.
And another thing - THESE PEOPLE ARE SMART. All of them.
What can ya say about Fred Armisen folks - he seemed so cute - precious -
Really - and I kept wondering how it would be to talk to him - and not knowing if he was going to do something funny at any moment.
He began the segment with a pretty fair imitation of Bill.
There was a discussion - coming from Andrew Sullivan - about how FAME -
and about how hard it is to be famous - at times - about living under a microscople. And AS mentioned Princess Diana - as an example.
I would like to say - on record - that I have resolved my love/hate
relationship with Princess Diana - having run the gamut with her - sometimes admiring her for her striking beauty/charm/celebrity/wit and just in general everything that went with it all. Then I went through a stage - having read articles about her - thinking that she was not such a good person - and that maybe she deserved what she got. But now I see that it
must have been so hard - to live the life she was handed - and I would just like to see the good in her - and Let It Be - and may she rest in peace - or whatever ya do at that point in your nonlife.
~Dick Clerk - Very Good about how a clerk should not wear a blue shirt and expect not to be mistaken for a clerk and the thing about the bloody apron was great.
~Persion of interest - Very Funny
~Branch Du Blah - Good
~Screen Saver - Chr*st who watches this sh*t - Hilarious
~Leaker of the House - So Good
BEST JOKE OF THE SHOW - Show Me The On The Doll - Bill
~Raging Bullshit - This whole brouhaha about Robert DiNero and what
he said has had me wondering why it was even brought up in the first place -
Ending Editorial - So Good
~National Day of Outrage - Such a good idea - we Really go off on this type of thing in this Country - and as Bill says if you don't like what someone says on that show - THEN DON'T WATCH IT
I will say that PEOPLE PRACTICE THAT THEORY BECAUSE THEY DON'T READ OR COMMENT ON MY BLOG DUE TO THE THINGS I WRITE ABOUT - AND IT WORKS VERY WELL
~Line of jokes about Mitt Romeny at end were VERY FUNNY -
About Mitt's stance on apologizing
Least interesting man in the world
Miett Romney is - FORGAINST it - hee hee
Paint watches him dry - Ha ha
When Ambien can't sleep it takes him - heh heh
Hangin' it up now - I am too tired to go on - will finish tomorrow.
SUCH A GREAT SHOW - AND WHY DO I SAY THAT - BECAUSE IT WENT SO FAST!
oh and Bill just had to say something about Tim Tebow not getting LAID
way to go Bill but you were very nice about Tim otherwise - but I'm not surprised Bill you are such a great person.
Everyone looked SO nice.
Bill: lose the tie
And A Special Thanks to the Cameramen on Real Time - who do such a
Great Job - especially catching the expressions of the Guests and the Audience reactions - That Takes Special Talent - so THANKS - guys.
And what an EXCELLENT picture - that is Really a good one of you - Bill.
I'll print out for my album. And that reminds me - LIVE TONIGHT - IT'S Saturday Night - Live. and maybe I can catch Real Time on a rurun...the
sun is out - so today is shapin' up - not to be so bad after all.