HUMOR? Naomi Klein & 'The Shock Doctrine' on 'The Colbert Report'
- Written by Jack Kus
This week Naomi Klein appeared on "The Colbert Report" to talk about The Shock Doctrine. -- Klein and Colbert engaged in light-hearted banter about torture, war, natural disaster, economic crises, corruption, and the prison-industrial complex. -- A brief, humorless account of The Shock Doctrine follows. ...
HUMOR: Bidding for man's soul stands at $189 -- auction closes Thursday (AP)
- Written by Hank Berger
Saying "I can't see it, touch it, or feel it, but I can sell it, so I'm going to palm it off to the highest bidder," a 24-year-old New Zealand man is auctioning a framed deed of "soul ownership" on the web site TradeMe, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. -- Walter Scott said his soul "is 'a merry old soul' rather than a 'funk soul brother' but that he would 'would like to think there is a bit of funk in there somewhere.'" -- "In 2001, 20-year-old U.S. university student Adam Burtle tried unsuccessfully to sell his soul on auction Web site eBay. -- Bidding had reached $400 before the auction was pulled from the site, with the company ruling something tangible needed to swap hands." ...
HUMOR: In musical 30-second TV ad, Bush & McCain are identical cousins
- Written by Jack Kus and Ted Weiss
The theme of this humorous 30-second MoveOn TV spot, scheduled for broadcast this week in Phoenix and nationally on CNN, is that George W. Bush and John McCain “are cousins, identical cousins.” -- It’s based on the theme song of the 1963-1966 American sitcom “The Patty Duke Show.” -- Thanks to Roy Sutherland for sending this, who writes: “In times like these, humor is the best weapon.” -- For more on this spot, see pieces in the Boston Globe and USA Today....