November 25th, 2009

"I prefer when he opens with Congratulations"

Which implies that Keith Olbermann actually knows enough about Sir Cliff to know about "Congratulations," which somehow makes me deliriously happy.

The point came up during a segment called "Sarapocalypse" about Sarah Palin's religious beliefs and the idea that she's only pro-Israel because she believes in The Rapture. This was tied into her visit to see the Reverend Billy Graham.

I do think Sarah may be an end-of-days type, BUT I do hate the hint of Graham-bashing that snuck in there. I've always found the Reverend Graham fairly benign amd a-political as religious leaders go, and certainly not in any way in the Pat Robertson/Jerry Falwell mode. He was almost a defender of President Clinton during impeachment. (The son on the other hand...worries me a bit.)

They showed a clip from "His Land" a travelogue/documentary about Israel that Graham produced in 1971, which had Cliff singing a song about Israel. What was especially amusing is that the "Countdown" logo pretty much obscured Cliff's face forcing my pervy attention downward, and the fact is Cliff was wearing some pretty tight trousers. Take a peek.

Cliff's religious convictions and the fact that I believe they are totally sincere is one of the things I love about him and actually find kind of hot. (Like I said...pervy...that and having seen Expresso Bongo when I was a kid. I probably shipped Cliff/Laurence Harvey before I knew what shipping was or that Laurence Harvey was actually gay.)


Meanwhile, on the Rachel Maddow show...Oh Governor Dean. I love you and I'd certainly do you in a heartbeat, but please learn to read the damn teleprompter. Or do a smack-down on who-ever was screwing with you by putting something idiotic on the teleprompter.

Much like Lawrence last night, there wasn't much pretense at "reporting." Basically he told us what was going down from the insider perspective.

Is there a rule that Elliot Spitzer gets to be on once a week these days? (And did I mention I weirded out I felt for Ana Marie last week on the "panel" sitting between Spitzer and Nate Silver? I love Nate, but he still looks like creepy guy in mom's basement.)

Number 1 Producer Guy was back for a run-down of the state dinner...Michelle Obama looked so freaking gorgeous in that dress that even the right-wing bloggers toned down their nastiness at her to 9 instead of the usual 11, and then came the least smooth segue into a book plug ever.

I'm assuming it'll all be ALL LOCK DOWN, ALL THE TIME for the long weekend, but I don't know if that starts tonight or tomorrow.
John Obama

What Color of the Rainbow Are You Meme

Ganked from samstjames

Not all that fearless, really, and not a big fan of orange.

You Are Orange

You are a creative, interesting person who's always looking to spice things up. You are a little wild!

You love new endeavors and adventures. You are fearless, and you love the thrill of doing something completely foreign to you.

You are spontaneous, and you sometimes end up doing the strangest things. If you have a gut feeling, you just go with it.

You may be a bit eccentric, but your enthusiasm is catching. People want to live as freely as you do.


Song Lyric Prompt-a-Day 2009 Day 314

Prompts can be used for any fandom, pairing, or even original fic, if you like. (Yes, any.) All I ask is that you credit me with providing the prompt and comment with a link to the entry.

Prompt #314

You've had lots of lovely women
Now you turn your gaze to me
Weighing the beauty and the imperfection
To see if I'm worthy.

Same Situation-Joni Mitchell
Written by Joni Mitchell
From the album Court and Spark