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Millville Public Schools is embroiled in controversy regarding a school board vote. Controversy aside, it is a wonderful learning experience. When articles are written about Robert’s Rules of Order, the public is educated . . . BTW, this is the funniest comment I have read about the issue, although it isn’t quite as simple as that . . . Hallelujah! Sacred Heart is remaining open . . . ‘Twas reading the New Jersey state constitution today. Came across the following:

8. No person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense, unless on the presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases of impeachment, or in cases now prosecuted without indictment, or arising in the army or navy or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger.

It seems this allows for anything . . . More from the NJ constitution:

13. No person shall be imprisoned for debt in any action, or on any judgment founded upon contract, unless in cases of fraud; nor shall any person be imprisoned for a militia fine in time of peace.

Are deadbeat dads arrested? I am no lawyer, but it seems to me we do imprison folks for debt . . . If only:

the landfill is not run by the county, but by a quasi-governmental agency whose sole purpose is to run the landfill

If the sole purpose were to run the dump, then it wouldn’t be indebting taxpayers with bonds for things other than the dump . . . I went off the wagon the other evening and ordered a pizza from Domino’s. I have to say ordering it online and watching the progress via their web site made ordering a ‘za more fun . . . Still loving the Kindle. I think it needs a name . . . What was the result of the TrackRacket lawsuit? It seems like the group is asking residents to call in noise complaints just as it did prior to the lawsuit. All that bloviating and nothing changed . . . Gert just yelled at me. Why? I have her hooked on Storage Wars. 🙂 . . . As I become more comfortable with the Kindle, I explore. I see that The New Yorker is available. I used to subscribe to this. I thought I might like to do so again. Without seeing the pile up of magazines that I need to catch up on sitting on a coffee table, this is doable. Except: the Kindle version costs more than the printed magazine delivered to my house. Not gonna happen . . . Saturday Night Live was well represented at the Oscars: Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr., Will Farrell, Christopher Guest, Maya Rudolph, Ben Stiller, and Adam Sandler . . .

Betty White’s Muffin

I am a fan of Saturday Night Live. There are good runs and poor runs. I recall watching the original line-up when I was a tween (yeah, that word didn’t exist then). These days it’s all I can do to remain awake to see it. At worst, I like to make it through Weekend Update.

Last night’s episode was classic. The Facebook campaign to get Betty White to host was successful. She is wonderful. She’s had a bit of a resurgence of late due to a Super Bowl commercial. Of course, my memory of Ms. White is the Mary Tyler Moore show and Password. We played Password growing up.

Anyhow, the significance of White hosting SNL was not lost on alumnae of the show. Molly Shannon, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Ana Gasteyer returned to share bits with the legend. Shannon and Gasteyer recreated their NPR Delicious Dish skit. The definitive bit of that was the Schweddy Balls with Alec Baldwin. That may have been replaced last night with Betty White’s Muffin. I chortled loudly enough that Gert called down to see if I was okay. This is good stuff.

Palin’s Smoothness

We all have off days.  Sarah Palin will have a grand opportunity this week to make up for her interview with Katie Couric.  This is just an abysmal answer.

I am a fan of Saturday Night Live and Tina Fey. Their politics do not suit me, but I can appreciate humor when I see it . . . I think. 😉 But it is becoming more difficult remaining awake to see the show. I fell asleep on the couch 10 minutes before the start. I awoke at 12:05, right before Weekend Update. I didn’t see that either. That’s why I like the ‘Net. I get all the clips.

Tina Fey nails Palin. I didn’t get the humor until I viewed the actual interview above. When one answers like that, yes, you will be the lead on SNL.

More Cowbell

Just now I was reading Power Line (it’s a daily read). There was a post up that linked to the famous SNL skit with Christopher Walken calling for more cowbell. Good humor.

This reminds me of a story Graham Nash shared about Neil Young.

I once went down to Neil Young’s ranch and he rowed me out into the middle of a lake – putting my life in his hands once again. He waved at someone invisible and music started to play in the countryside. I realized Neil had his house wired as the left speaker and his barn wired as the right speaker.

And Elliot Mazer, his engineer said, “How is it?”

And Neil shouted back “More barn!”

I used to have the T-shirt documenting that event.

Anyhow, let’s hear more cowbell!

Digital Shorts

Saturday Night Live isn’t very funny these days. And what is good, isn’t live. Andy Samberg is the talent of the current cast. He came to prominence last year with his video short Lazy Sunday, the video that made its round shortly thereafter on YouTube. That video spawned response videos from viewers. How the Internet has changed things.

I liked the Digital Short made with Natalie Portman. Portman’s image is that of an educated, sophisticated actress, reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn. The video turns that image on its head as Portman raps her way through a constantly-bleeped montage. It is a hoot.

Samberg scored another hit just a few weeks ago with the collaboration with Justin Timberlake. The two put together one of the funniest pieces I have seen in a long time with Dick in a Box. This video has been all the rage and both Samberg and Timberlake have made the rounds on the talk shows “discussing” it. This video has also spawned response videos. The best I have seen is My Box in a Box. Apparently, Keith Olbermann played it tonight on his show.

While the bathroom humor may not appeal to some/many, I truly am amazed at the distribution of these videos and how the average viewer can respond to the professionals in the same medium. This is good for the consumer.