A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. ~Shelby Foote

Friday, December 21, 2007

Dennis Miller: Schillin' for da Man

So disappointed in Mr. Miller these days. Not because he's become conservative/Republican in his political views but because he seems a pale, sad shadow of his former self. There was a time when he was one of the sharpest satirists in the world, not to mention uproariously funny. Some of his rants were absolutely priceless.

But now... well, I listened to his radio show a few nights ago and it was just pathetic. Not in the least bit funny and the attempts at humor that were made consisted mostly of reflecting on how uncharismatic Hillary Clinton is and how Ron Paul was a "baying at the moon" lunatic. Color me unimpressed. Especially since there was a time when Miller would have embraced Paul as a guy that was holding the other candidates feet to the fire on subjects they would prefer to ignore or gloss over. Instead, he sounded like he was on the payroll of the Giuliani campaign.

And then there were the commercials. Honest to goodness, during one commercial break four out of five of the advertisements were Dennis Miller hawking something. I don't begrudge Mr. Miller the ability to capitalize on his celebrity, but it was like listening to the dude that sells those laundry balls on late-night TV. Blech.

Final nail in the coffin were the callers-- ye gods, they sounded just like the same chowderheads that call the Rush Limbaugh show. "Honor to talk to you, Dennis"... "Keep telling it like it is, Dennis"... "Would you have my child, Dennis?" Ok, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea. It was one big long ego stroke and not in the least bit insightful, provocative or even interesting.

Very sad.

Labels: , ,

I know what you mean. I remember seeing him live back in the "day" at my university and he was ruthless and funny. Has anyone checked the poor fellow out for brain damage? I saw him on Jon Stewart and he was NOT funny. Jon Stewart totally out-classes Miller by a longshot.
Unfortunately, i think his loss of funny IS directly related to his political... umm, transformation. He's become more concerned about the political message than the funny, just another rightwing blowhard pushing today's talking points. More concerned with scoring political points than chasing a joke.

And that's never a good thing.
You might be right BP. Carlin got a lot less funny when he started ranting about politics and social ills and the like. It is possible to have a social/political agenda and still be funny, but it's much harder if for no other reason than you have cut your potential targets for skewering in half.
if they're in addition let us [url=http://www.christianlouboutinshoessaleus.com]red bottom shoes cheap[/url]

by using
from the
[url=http://www.christianlouboutinshoessaleus.com/christian-louboutin-women-christian-louboutin-bridal-discount-1_10.html]christian louboutin bridal shoes uk[/url]

Nowdays his shoes have very strong positions in the world of fashion and have very big fanclub in the world. To understand the success of shoes designer we look at his biography. Christian Louboutin was born in 1963. He started to design shoes in school time in his notebook, and majority of his ideas was used for future Louboutin shoes collections. Nobody can refuse that Chanel and Saint Laurent fashion schools he attended were of great significance for him.

Please visit it:[url=http://www.christianlouboutinshoessaleus.com/christian-louboutin-women-christian-louboutin-pumps-discount-1_3.html]christian louboutin black studded pumps[/url]

CoaEoyOzmThz [url=http://adidas51.webnode.jp/]nike エア[/url]CxnDxiJqqVmb [url=http://nikeonline.blog.fc2blog.net/]nike[/url]SvdPszUqbFzt [url=http://nikeair350.blog.fc2.com/]nike シューズ[/url]DiqWmdHweXvv [url=http://nikeshose.blog.fc2.com/]スニーカー nike[/urlCadFwsJvsKtp [url=http://nikeonlie11.blog.fc2blog.net/]ナイキ[/url]VmhUtfQohZpr [url=http://ナイキシューズ.seesaa.net/]nike free[/url]EfcEyuJvxMrh [url=http://シューズナイキ.seesaa.net/]nike free[/url]TpmBtvNvkVqq [url=http://nikeair11.seesaa.net/]ナイキスニーカー[/url]DvyDvfGfpRdi [url=http://niker.seesaa.net/]スニーカー nike[/url] BzpRbzSptChj [url=http://nikeshose11.blog.fc2.com/]nike free[/url]YefFmhZcwCjh

Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?