Hey Dan - I'm in LA right now, too. I got a sunburn today. Come drink margaritas with us.
I wish I had the time to spare, Kerri. I just got back to my hotel and I have to shower and shave and pluck my eyebrows and get back to -- no shit -- Studio Fucking City.
Ixnay the baggy stuff, Daniel. I'll have to save my critique for the youtube. We're too cheap to get cable. Slay, 'em, Dan. Slay 'em.
I think the Ivy is no longer the hot spot it once was. I've never heard of anyone going there recently.
Bummer. I'm staying in Silver Lake with Amy & Russ, who you remember from the 206.
I learned a new term the other night, from some sweet young thing. You'll like it: what do you call a straight girl that hangs out with Bears? Goldilocks.
Kill it tonight. We will watch and heckle you from the comfort of the couch.
Er, why does The Price is Right have a bungalow? Do they really shoot shows in these?
Why is Bill Maher?
@ Fnarf, that's the production office, not the stage.
In L.A. too, around Sunset and Fairfax. Drop me a line and come by for some wine!
Dan, doesn't Real Time film at CBS Fairfax? What are you doing in Studio City?
Michigan Matt, you can watch Overtime at HBO.com at 9pm pacific time.
Michigan Matt, you can watch Overtime at 9pm pacific at HBO.com, Dan should still be around for that part.
As usual, Bill can't keep his hands off you Dan.
Nice Vera Project t-shirt during the on-the-street interviews segment!
The gray long-sleeved was good, too.
If you have her info, please pass on my regards to the single (?) young woman interviewed supporting Obama. What a sweetheart.
Tavis Smiley rules. Credit to all for maybe cooling off some of the internecine ferocity a bit, and showing the other side some grace.
Sorry you have to go back to the snow.
if by "bungalow" you mean "modular home".
Dan, you were great--funny on the panel, charming with your interviewees, I do wish the segment had been a little longer, but that's no criticism of you whatsoever.
And your eyebrows looked perfect.
Dan looked great. He did great. It was a great show as usual.
I loved Bill's shout out to St. Louis! I was having a shouting at the TV moment with that lady that was saying no one think like Pat Buchanon, and I was sceaming "YES THEY DO!" when Bill said, "Ever been to St. Louis?"
Just watched. Good times. Dan, I don't understand how people complain about what you wear. Who even remembers? The eyebrows, though. Everyone remembers eyebrows.
It was interesting to see Democrats saying they'll vote for the nominee regardless of who it is. As an Obama partisan I've been tempted these past few weeks to sit out November if HRC is the nominee. But of course I won't.
It's also odd that Hillary lied about who had more supporters willing to go to the dark side. It makes one wonder if she's just getting bad information from her advisors or if she's truly making shit up.
I was a little surprised that Bill and Tavis have been drinking the "let the process play out" Kool-Aid and the accompanying claptrap about how Hillary dropping out would be tantamount to disenfranchising the voters of Pennsylvania and the other remaining primary states.
What about the voters in all those states who were deprived of a chance to vote for John Edwards, Bill Richardson, Chris Dodd, et al? If Hillary's so worried about voters having a say, shouldn't she have denounced those candidates for "disenfranchising" the voters of Texas, Ohio, etc., by dropping out early?
The only progress she's be able to make since Super Tuesday has come from engaging in fearmongering and other tactics aimed at tearing down the frontrunner. She can only "win" the nomination by hitting on some new combination of destructive tactics that's brutal enough to cause Obama to lose it. No matter how well she does in the remaining states, she'll need not just a majority but an overwhelming majority of the superdelegates to overturn the results of the primary process.
Meanwhile, all this money and political capital will have been spent, not on building the nominee's stockpile against McCain or (even more importantly) on helping Democrats across the country further down the ticket, but on Clinton and Obama finding ways to beat each other.
To answer the question in your post, Dan, no, Slate wouldn't be using the term "deathwatch" if Clinton were leading Obama. They wouldn't be "watching" at all; they'd be treating his candidacy the way they did Huckabee's after Romney dropped out -- running occasional pieces about how he's really running for VP or 2012 or 2016.
You seem so comfortable and in-the-moment when you do these shows that I would hate for you to abandon the sense of style that makes you comfortable.
That said, based on your vibe and your current look, if you ever did want to snaz it up a bit I would suggest checking out the Dries Van Noten line. Beautifully made and stylish, they also embrace a crunchier "Seattle" feel and have a less severe "Prada Monster" look to them. The colors are typically good for TV, as well. Paul Smith would also compliment your leaner frame, but as you know, avoid the busier patterns and colors that hide within that line.
The only true faux pas in a fashion sense on that show are Bill Maher's jacket sleeves...WAY too long, WAY too often. If it hides half your hand, you need a frikkin' tailor.
OK, back to my cage...
@23--Great comments, JTC. I mean, Dan, you could always have the "SLOG dressed me" contest or something. But I think Dan would have a hard time shelling out tons of $$$ for clothes.
It is difficult to judge a show like this without subscribing to HBO, because the online version I was able to find only runs 8 minutes and 37 seconds. Dan Savage has little presence to comment on in this version wherein he is so edited-out that he's like a child watching the grown-ups from the staircase have a party... Much too short!
You can't critique the clothing, but you can get the show free as a podcast. I mean, how hard is it, you're already getting Dan's podcast.
I can't speak to last night's broadcast because I didn't see it, but I utterly loathe Smiley because EVERY flipping thing I've seen or heard from him is always laser-focused on how "the white man is keeping us down." His old NPR show was the same thing. It didn't matter what the topic was--dye in butter, exhaust pollution, rape, whatever--he found a way to work race issues into it. Thank whatever gods there may be that someone else is hosting the NPR show now.
We grew up in the same hometown, and even some mutual friends have noted to me that he's just obsessed with race issues.
As much as I wish you would show off those awesome biceps of yours a little more, Dan, I think your style works. That is, your lack of style -- but I don't mean that in a bad way! Only that your looks don't distract from what you have to say. You come across as an honest, no-bullshit, what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of guy, and people listen to that.
Which is not to say you couldn't work THIS look:
# 27 you are full of crap.
@29: Have you ever actually listened to him? Reverse racism has no better spokesman.
And, btw, opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one. Most stink.
Daniel in one of the previous episodes you were wearing a really cute black fred perry polo that looked nice on your person. i just saw you on a small clip on youtube and i cant say i was enthralled with what you had on. it wasn't bad but it wasn't the gorgeous black suit that bill had on.... i can only say that i like you in black..
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