Credit where it's due, I thought this was cute. That is probably all the credit I can ever give Sarah Palin: she is capable of looking like Liz Lemon and participating in mild parody of "30 Rock".
Mind you, Sesame Street did at least as well:
the only PC i need is right here!
*points to a mac*
Isn't a mac also a pc though? Doesn't it just mean a personal computer?
A mac is a magical box of individuality and creativity.
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DOT COM NOOOOO
His most notable role since 30 Rock ended was that of "Repairman" in an episode of White Collar.
I don't think Dot Com is doing too great these days, guys.
Residuals. He's fine.
Greed or sympathy are the primary coercive forces at play.
Christ that was evil, but at least it's stupid evil.
It's kinda funny how she seems to be mocking the moronic conservative tics that she actually takes seriously. Also I assume this is a jab at Tina Fey.
Palin had to take her revenge for that time Tina Fey made fun of her on SNL. Now most people would point out that that was like eight years ago, and nobody cares anymore, and maybe Palin should move on with her life. But she's a Republican, and an elephant never forgets.
This is actually a fantastic example of the differences between liberal and conservative humor.
Mainly that conservative humor seems to consist of copying something else, then instead of punchlines, you bleat out the name of something conservatives hate. SAFE SPACES! SNOWFLAKES! BLACK PEOP-oh, hi, Dot Com, I was just about to say, um...STAR WARS!
Those are what those were? It seemed like a bunch of references to things I've never heard of, or just random nonsense. What did ("nerds!" *calls john mccain* "starwars didn't actually change cinema") have to do with 30 rock? what was the message she was trying to communicate?
I've never thought about it before, but it seems that Republicans hate nerds and nerd culture. I figure they just look at them going against their model of male machismo.
Nerds are smart. Smart is bad.
If the book's about PC culture, the joke makes sense: it's basically an easy way to get around saying that things like "trigger warnings" in schools or workplaces are bullshit. If it was replaced with someone saying My Little Pony isn't very good and Bronies reacting the same way because you violated their safe space, it's pretty much the same thing.
One of their standby jokes is to just say the thing they believe and then have "liberals all look dumbfounded in response. This is also a major part of the Christian playboy, strangely.
Yeah really. If I say Star Wars or MLP sucks, then I'm potentially violating somebody's safe space, but hey that's just my opinion, but if I say that the bible or quran is wrong or misinterpreted then that's opening up a whole 'nother set of worms and I'd be labelled a terrorist or islamophobe depending and a safe space would cease to exist for myself who is comfortable saying that. So I guess it's back to "I don't know."
Maybe the phone call bit is a joke about how John McCain will cameo in goddamn anything.
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I'm surprised McCain wanted anything to do with this, even a 2-second "cameo". Palin quite literally ruined his presidential run. But maybe that just means he's a nice forgiving guy, much moreso than me. Or maybe he got paid a lot, but even for the money I'd want to stay as far away from her as I could.
It even has my pet peeve of movie & TV people talking on a phone that clearly isn't in a call. Like nobody on set knows that your screen is supposed to turn off when you hold it to your head? ARGH FUCK EVERYTHING
I think mine does stay on after I hit answer, at least for a few seconds so I can answer and then see who's calling, but I'll have to check next time. But I also agree ARGH FUCK EVERYTHING
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This is the kind of shit we were warned about in dystopian fiction that has now just become another Tuesday.
What shall we call our 30 Rock Parody?
Is there even a real "31 rock?" The only thing I can think of across the street from there is the ice skating rink.
Then again Palin On Ice is something I would definitely tune into.
It's okay, buddy. You don't have to reply to every single comment. Have some egg nog.
"Why don't we call it, 'Everybody Hates Raymond'
A little past The Simpsons prime, but a fitting reference nontheless.
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For what it's worth I thought Lindsey Graham as Kenneth was kind of funny. In "30 Rock" Liz Lemon was the creative leader of a TV series and it's really unrealistic to imagine Sarah Palin leading something. I hope they're not serious at the end when they tease that they're going to make more of these.
What is this? I don't even.
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