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Monday, November 3, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on November 3 at 8:26 AM

Boeing machinists: Back on the job.

Joe the Plumber: Ambushed at Ohio political rally by actual plumbers.

Identity theft: Hillary Clinton blasts the McCain campaign’s use of her voice in robo-calls.

Lazy dicks: Washington state ferry workers caught trashing tons of would-be recyclables. (It was even pre-sorted.)

White flight: Honkies swarm around Obama.

“I sense it, I feel it, I know it”: John McCain on his enlarged prostate impending election triumph.

Pacing is good cardio and fingernails are naturally low in calories: The fretting of the celebrity left.

“From Inert to Inept”: The Seattle Seahawks’ headline-making terribleness.

Stop the Violence in Hiphop: Def Jam executive found dead from self-inflicted gunshot.

The sexy chicken or the pregnant egg?: “Groundbreaking research suggests that pregnancy rates are much higher among teens who watch a lot of TV with sexual dialogue and behavior.”

Because there’s no hotter foreplay than a purity pledge: The New Yorker investigates why so many evangelical teens become pregnant.

And now I release you to your nerve-wracking days of life and work and election-related obsession. There’s no denying that today only exists as the day before tomorrow, and perhaps your inner voice has hit upon a mantra similar to mine. (Loose translation: Omigodomigodomigodomigod.) If so, please consider soothing yourself with uplifting music. (I’ve posted this before, but it’s literally the best music clip I’ve ever seen, and I cannot watch it enough.)

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Posted by scary tyler moore | November 3, 2008 8:32 AM

Very uplifting. Aretha was so good back then. I feel a little sad when I see her perform these days, so it's good to remember what a brilliant performer she was, and why she's a legend in her own time. I totally forgot she played the piano.

Posted by Juan Alonso | November 3, 2008 8:42 AM

Sister Rosetta Tharpe is a great uplifting watch, too. This woman blows me away.
Down by the Riverside:

(I ain't gonna study war no more!)

Posted by beatgrl | November 3, 2008 8:46 AM

My friends, this great nation of ours has become a cesspool of iniquity under the rule of godless liberals.

During the past eight years, the tax-and-spend Hollywood liberals in Washington D.C. have transformed America from a shing city on a hill into a 3,000 mile wide porno theater.

For too long, we've suffered an endless shower of spooge upon the floor of our great nation. The time has come for real change. The time has come to mop up the cum.

Mop up the cum, America!

Vote McCain/Palin on Nov. 4!

I would, if I were you.

Posted by John Bailo | November 3, 2008 8:53 AM

Bailo, I asked you the other day where you're hiding all the good porn. Either put up or shut up. I don't like you hiding the good stuff. It's un-American of you.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | November 3, 2008 8:59 AM

Can we please pass a law banning robo-calls?

Posted by Gordon | November 3, 2008 9:01 AM

Stranger Staffers:

When are we going to get an "ignore" function on these comments? I *need* to be able to ignore Bailo. I have a doctor's note.

Posted by Matthew | November 3, 2008 9:02 AM

My favorite: Big Mama Thornton singing "Hound Dog" (which she wrote):

Posted by Tom Sackett | November 3, 2008 9:03 AM

No No No. I'm wrong about who wrote Hound Dog. It was written by Lieber and Stoller. I meant to say that she was the first one to make it a hit.

Posted by Tom Sackett | November 3, 2008 9:08 AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you David Schmader.

The Aretha Franklin video may be the only think that keeps me sane for the next 24 hours.

Juan @2, to be fair, that video is almost 40 years old. The Rolling Stones aren't looking all that hot these days either.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | November 3, 2008 9:13 AM

Some more uplifting songs:

(if you're in the mood for butt rock)

(and a modern classic)

Posted by Zelbinian | November 3, 2008 9:22 AM

Last week I became addicted to the video of her singing "I Say a Little Prayer" from that same show. Amazing shit.

Posted by bronkitis | November 3, 2008 9:30 AM

Thanks for bringing up the New Yorker article. They definitely explain how the teen pregnancy happens (and ridiculously high STD rates), but don't really explain why it's OK in the minds of evangelicals. It just seems like such a contradiction from the abstinence only preaching, but that's nothing new.

Posted by WonderingWilla | November 3, 2008 9:31 AM

where was the rest of the band? and the orchestra?

Posted by max solomon | November 3, 2008 9:35 AM

The Voices of East Harlem - Take A Stand

very inspirational.

Posted by Kevin Jones | November 3, 2008 9:40 AM

it's not a video,but this one has kept me weepy for the last 48 hours

Posted by reverend dr dj riz | November 3, 2008 9:46 AM

Aretha blows me away every single time I hear her music. Every. Single. Time. She was an exceptional talent. Thanks for posting the video.

Posted by TVDinner | November 3, 2008 11:30 AM

Love the Aretha, check this out...

Posted by Dr Sparkle | November 3, 2008 12:43 PM

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