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OK, yesterday was a day.  Let’s find something to get back to being a little bit more relaxed.  Silly even. Maybe seasonal.

Perfect.  This is perfect.


‘Wayne Thanksgiving’



I was at the game last night, but this skit was sent to me multiple times this morning.

And for good reason, it’s great.

If you tell me this is one of the pieces Donald Glover ghostwrote for this episode…I wouldn’t doubt you for a millisecond.



‘White Like Me’



Found out over the weekend how deeply my family in Houston was affected by one hurricane, and how old classmates are in the path of Irma.  So instead of a musical diversion to start the weekend, we’re going comedy…

This, has always been my favorite Eddie Murphy thing.  Not ‘Coming to America’. Not ‘Raw.’ Not ‘Delirious’.  Some pure silliness (the walk, the ‘Tiger Woods’ voice), some ‘there’s some layers to this bit’ which you know I go for.

Went down an SNL rabbit hole last week and was surprised to find it.





This has been a weekend.

Saturday: how can you not be impressed? I know men and women who marched in DC, I know men and women who marched in L.A.  I don’t think it’s remotely coincidental these are the same people who have my back when I drop the comedy and speak with passion about my racial or religious identities.  The best compliment I can give is the truest; I was going to privately message everyone I saw on the streets, but I would literally still be sending my praise and support out 24 hours later.  You guys all did well.  Now on to the next phase…

Sunday: I was writing something completely political this morning when I got the news Yordano Ventura died in a car accident.  Forget sports for a minute, 25 is just an extremely young age to die.  Prayers to his family, the Royals organization and the Dominican Republic (as Ventura wasn’t the only native ballplayer who died today).

So the wind was taken out of my ‘Sunday post’ sails pretty early.  We’ll start this week with some comedy.  My Hollywood twin Aziz Ansari hosted SNL this weekend and no surprise he did well.  Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday morning; this one definitely got some chuckles out of me.





If you want to argue SNL has their fair share of blood on their hands for bringing the President-Elect into ‘normalcy’, I have no counter.

I picked today’s song out of respect for Leonard Cohen, and to again ask the question:





Many thoughts still, but as of this writing, we still have at least eight years to cover that.

In the meantime, you most likely knew I’d start this week with a sketch from last night’s SNL.  It was just a matter of which one.

I still have to pick my spots with the interwebs so I don’t stay in a state of perpetual depression/anger, but THIS was the cynical laugh I needed.

Thanks Chris and Dave.





I could go into my soapbox again this Sunday with another reminder of how, historically, one of the One Percent’s most effective tactics in turning working class whites against their own interest is fanning the ‘Other’ tag (which right now obviously includes Mexicans and Muslims), even though from a captalist, every day life standpoint, working class people tend to relate to each other way more than people in this country do when you bring who belong to different economic classes together (regardless of race),


I can direct you to this beautifully subversive sketch from Saturday Night Live last weekend (because I always prefer comedy/art to preaching a point).  I was waiting for it, and yes, I laughed out loud when they finally got to the last joke of the sketch.





(SNL returns from commercial break.  Malik looks directly into the camera solemnly…)

Ladies and gentlemen, once again, the Carleton Singing Knights…



You’re routinely showing your teeth and I love you for it.

As I (and others have expressed), I wish there wasn’t so much at stake, and I could just laugh wholeheartedly laugh at this.  Maybe someday.

For now, enjoy!

‘Black Jeopardy’



OK, if the whole point of this semi-recurring bit was to get to a point where they could land that last joke?

And props to Elizabeth Banks for (as usual) being a good straight (w0)man.

Well done…

‘Black Jeopardy’