As we all know the place for our most important political officials is on daytime television.
What do your TV-watching habits say about you? Or, more precisely, what do peoples' favorite shows reveal about their political preferences? According to a poll administered by audience rating entity FastTrack Television, McCain and Obama supporters share a lot of the same faves, with a few illuminating exceptions. While both camps love them some House and The Office, Obama lovers are more inclined to watch shows with a, shall we say, rather juvenile comedic sensibility like Family Guy and Two and a Half Men, while McCain-iacs are more interested in manly man fare like Survivor and NCIS. Translation: Dems like poop jokes, fantastical conceits like talking babies and misogyny (Charlie Sheen), while Republicans have closeted gay feelings towards Jeff Probst, enjoy watching people lie and cheat to get what they want and like watching Mark Harmon act like a tough guy. Draw from this information what you will. Perhaps the most enlightening bit of info? The Undecideds were the only group polled who watch E.R., which, among other things, puts to rest the mind boggling question of how that show is still on the air. If these people are convinced E.R. is good television, clearly they have bigger problems than deciding who to vote for.
Oh South Park! You and your searing political insights! As I've been informed they do every election year, those jokers Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be airing a brand new episode of their raunchy toon tomorrow featuring whoever ends up being the winner of this here election. Guess that means the animators have been busy drawing up two possible scenarios for two different President Elects. Or they're just relying on the popularity polls, which've been telling us for a while now that Obama's a shoo-in. What? Don't shoot the messenger, dudes! I'm just reporting what the news reporters are saying.
Go vote (please?) and then tune in to Comedy Central tomorrow night at 10 PM EST to watch South Park's super dooper presidential episode, "About Last Night ..." featuring
Obama somebody and gloat or cry, whichevs.
Attention, attention everyone! Pushing Daisies news! About when ABC (bastards...) is airing the final episodes! Plus a little bit more, assuming you can actually read this through the tears I've brought on by mentioning Pushing Daisies' tragic, tragic cancellation. And we've also got a shout-out to President Obama, because his G-20 trip prevented him from interrupting your primetime television viewing this week and we know you missed him.
I read that you have extended an invite to Malia and Sasha Obama to come and guest on your dumb Hannah Montana show, and I have this to say: Step away from the Obamas. They are perfect and beautiful and classy and they don't need your tarty Disney Lolita germs and bad highlights polluting their purity. They don't need your stupid horse teeth blinding them or your fake rock music clogging up their pristine ears and brains. They don't need to look to you as a role model or a style icon, because you are trashy and fake and completely unwholesome. You can quit it with trying to court them now that their dad is about to be president and ruler of the free world, cuz I bet you your dad voted for McCain. Just because they enjoy your television show (it is slightly hypnotizing) doesn't make it appropriate for you to try to get in your bid for tween ambassador to the White House. Just stop it. I am serious.
A totally not anonymous concerned citizen