Author Archives: Tom Beaty

7.1 earthquake hits Chile; no tsunami threat

http://twitter.com/#!/KITV4/status/184160662434480128

From KITV:

No threat of a Pacific-wide tsunami is believed to exist after a 7.1 earthquake was reported near the coast of Central Chile Sunday afternoon.

The quake was reported at 12:37 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time about 20 miles north by northwest of the town of Talca, Chile between Santiago and Concepcion.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says that based on their available data that no threat of a tsunami exists from the earthquake.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries in Chile.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/26/7-1-earthquake-hits-chile-no-tsunami-threat/

‘Cultural shift?’ SNL lampoons Obamacare with #BreakingBad Jesse Pinkman cameo

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/384160771678412800

Viewers of NBC’s Saturday Night Live are raving on Twitter about tonight’s cold open skit. Hell must be freezing over, because the left-leaning comedy show actually mocked President Obama and the train wreck of Obamacare instead of utilizing one-trick-pony host Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin schtick.

Cultural shift? Eh. We’re not holding our breath, but it’s a start.

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Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, who plays meth dealer Jesse Pinkman, popped in for a well-received cameo. BB’s final episode airs tomorrow on AMC.

http://twitter.com/#!/Josh_Moon/status/384161092471386112
http://twitter.com/#!/Jessica_Carrx93/status/384164468105949184
http://twitter.com/#!/THR/status/384164937259835392

If the skit premise sounds familiar, you’ve been paying attention.

http://twitter.com/#!/OCareReporter/status/384164439131320320

Michael Moore echoed similar sentiments, as Twitchy reported last week.

Will there be a 3am phone call from the White House to SNL executives?

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/384162282202497024

Nope, not forgotten:

http://twitter.com/#!/GOPMommy/status/384168171248168960

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/09/29/cultural-shift-snl-lampoons-obamacare-with-jesse-pinkman-cameo/

Adam Carolla says women aren’t funny, faces Twitter backlash

http://twitter.com/#!/mtraeg/status/215190516642480128

This past Saturday, comedian Adam Carolla was interviewed in the New York Post, where he said, among other things, that “dudes are funnier than chicks.” The story seemed to go largely unnoticed until today, when The Onion’s A.V. Club published a story about Carolla’s statement:

Nearly five years after Christopher Hitchens’ now-infamous story in Vanity Fair and 14 years after Jerry Lewis spewed nonsense about why women just aren’t funny, Adam Carolla’s hopping on the bandwagon—or man-wagon, as it were. Carolla, who’s not coincidentally out promoting a new book, Not Taco Bell Material, told the New York Post, pantheon of fair and balanced journalism, that “dudes are funnier than chicks.”

Carolla said that while he doesn’t hate working with women[,] “They make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff,” he said. He also added, “If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I’m just gonna tell her, ‘Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they’ll have to hire you, they can’t really fire you, and you don’t have to produce that much. It’ll be awesome.’”

Carolla did say he thinks Sarah Silverman (who once dated Carolla’s Man Show co-host, Jimmy Kimmel), Tina Fey, and Kathy Griffin—all of whom would probably look pretty good on trampolines—are “super funny chicks.” However, some women, he argues, wouldn’t be funny enough to be on TV if they were men. “If Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, they’d be off TV,” he told the Post. “They’re not funny enough for dudes. What if Roseanne Barr was a dude? Think we’d know who she was?” Barr had no comment, as she was presumably off somewhere in Hawaii counting her money.

The A.V. Club tweeted out a link to the piece, and Twitter proceeded to explode. Overall, people were furious, accusing Carolla of misogyny and insulting his career.

That's okay, women don't think Adam Carolla is funny either. Adam Carolla doesn’t think women are funny http://t.co/7ksgOYhX

— Amanda ReCupido (@MediaCupid) June 19, 2012

https://twitter.com/castilhov9/status/215190461223153664

Adam Carolla says women aren't funny? He doesn't know Ruth Buzzi, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Betty White…long list won't all fit here

— Tina (@SnookiLoveDolls) June 19, 2012

What's Adam Carolla gonna do next, host a show where women in bikinis jump on trampolines?

— Eli Yudin (@eliyudin) June 19, 2012

I disagree with Adam Carolla when he says women aren’t funny, but to be fair he has a lot more experience of not being funny than I do

— Waheeda Iham (@waheedaiham) June 19, 2012

How can Adam Carolla say that women aren't funny? I mean, the fact that any woman has ever had sex with him is hilarious in and of itself.

— A Cynical Narcissist (@ACynNarc) June 19, 2012

https://twitter.com/WonderMonkey78/status/215186182554910721

Hey, if you're late to the party: Adam Carolla has been a self-evident sack of shit forever. He built his career on dumb, kneejerk misogyny

— pro bono bonobo (@beverage_cart) June 19, 2012

Carolla did see support, or at least understanding, from a handful of people:

i don't care what people say, Adam Carolla is totally right when saying women aren't funny. if you disagree watch whitney or chelsea handler

— tone (@s_TONE_r) June 19, 2012

Sarah Silverman and Maria Bamford are some of my favorite stand-up comedians. Doesn't change the fact that Adam Carolla is right.

— Sam Grady (@TheSamGrady) June 19, 2012

I don't understand why everyone's so upset with Adam Carolla for being so adamcarollay.

— Mack Williams (@aewsome) June 19, 2012

So Adam Carolla said that men are funnier than women and people are freaking out. You do all realize that men are funnier than women, right?

— Paul Mathewson (@Paulmathewson) June 19, 2012

https://twitter.com/TheMamamash/status/215188292033970176

Adam Carolla successfully marketed himself big time today. Controversy, who cares? He owns himself, is his own brand. This is good business

— j (@mespelt) June 19, 2012

For a guy who’s currently promoting a book, this is definitely one way to get his name out there. He’s trending on Twitter, after all.

As for whether this will turn out to be a case of any publicity being good publicity, only time will tell. Is Adam Carolla just being Adam Carolla, or has he hurt his image? What do you think?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/19/adam-carolla-says-women-arent-funny-faces-twitter-backlash/

Hilarious: Richard Marx smacks down scurrilous mullet charges

http://twitter.com/#!/richardmarx/status/348263443738013697

On Friday night, singer Richard Marx shared that #FlashbackFriday photo. Whatever you do, don’t bring up the dreaded M-word … unless you want hilarity to ensue.

http://twitter.com/#!/kumailn/status/348273092981817345

Stick around. Marx’s tweets about John Stamos are pretty giggle-inducing, too.

http://twitter.com/#!/richardmarx/status/348275719794733057

Mullet School is now in session. You see, Marx’s hair was a “BIG party in the front and BIG party in the back.”

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Marx tweeted with his followers about the finer points of the mullet.

http://twitter.com/#!/richardmarx/status/348276940848898049
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Perfect:

http://twitter.com/#!/melvinNC/status/348278044533878784
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One Twitter user was inspired to share a pic of his mullet with Marx.

http://twitter.com/#!/Vegan_BMX_Metal/status/348277780351447040

The verdict?

http://twitter.com/#!/richardmarx/status/348278861336809473

Marx also retweeted this:

http://twitter.com/#!/EmilyMakesArt/status/348279022725263360

Heh.

But what’s this? A mullet admission from 2012?

http://twitter.com/#!/richardmarx/status/206163772212125696

Then again …

http://twitter.com/#!/richardmarx/status/208710507534888961

Related:

‘A bittersweet day’: Richard Marx offers moving tribute to his father

Bromance of the day? John Stamos shares hilarious ‘Richard Marx on Full House’ pic

Richard Marx: Waterboarding or TSA at O’Hare? ‘I’d honestly need a minute’ to decide

Singer Richard Marx wants CNN’s King fired over bungled Boston coverage

Heh: After Dr. Drew as Kevorkian kerfuffle, Richard Marx tweets that he’s turning to dog photos

Mindy McCready’s death sparks ‘Celebrity Rehab’ backlash; Richard Marx likens Dr. Drew to Kevorkian

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/06/22/hilarious-80s-hair-expert-richard-marx-smacks-down-scurrilous-mullet-charges/

Man vs. wild: David Spade thwarts squirrel’s dramatic cart-jacking attempt

http://twitter.com/#!/Kboy06/status/345944374359769088

Until Alec Baldwin decides to get tough and tangle with another photographer on the mean streets of Manhattan’s West Village, we’ll just have to settle for this slice of nature’s wilder side: David Spade tangling with a squirrel on the golf course.

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidSpade/status/345943708383977472

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidSpade/status/345954122589167617

http://twitter.com/#!/dennisfarese/status/345954425875091456

Due to popular demand, Spade uploaded the dramatic and profane conclusion to his encounter to YouTube. (Naughty language warning!) With tensions flaring, we couldn’t help but be sincerely concerned for the poor little guy’s safety (Spade, that is).

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidSpade/status/346009204089294850

More entertaining than “Grown Ups 2″? We’ll have to wait and see.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/06/15/man-vs-wild-david-spade-thwarts-squirrels-dramatic-cart-jacking-attempt/

‘Lighten up, you pathetic hump’: ‘HRC’ author suggests NY Post’s Hillary editorial is ‘sexist’

As Twitchy told you, the New York Post’s editorial board recently published a scathing rebuke of Hillary Clinton, calling her out for claiming that she never told Benghazi victims’ families that the attacks were caused by a video.

The Post tweeted about it:

Jonathan Allen, former Politico writer and author of thebook “HRC,” had a big problem with that. No, not with Hillary lying, but with the word “pantsuit”:

Actually, that’s correct. It’s not sexist. Like, at all.

Unless Jonathan’ssuggesting that Hillary’s the sexist one.

Indeed. Here she is today, in fact:

Are you calling Hillary sexist, Jonathan? Is that what you’re doing?

Um, because it’s funny, Jonathan. And totally appropriate.

Oh, you mean this book cover?

That’s very problematic, Jonathan.

Not only is he reaching, but his priorities appear to be somewhat … off:

Extremely pathetic. But not terribly surprising.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/12/10/lighten-up-you-pathetic-hump-hrc-author-suggests-ny-posts-hillary-editorial-is-sexist/

Sarah Palin: ‘I was banned from talking about Rev. Wright’

http://twitter.com/#!/KatiePavlich/status/360944164654956546

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told Greta Van Susteren Friday that “elites” in the Republican Party banned her from mentioning Barack Obama’s decades-long association with the radical Rev. Jeremiah Wright during the 2008 campaign for fear of a media backlash. Also off the table was any talk about Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers, in whose living room Obama launched his political career.

http://twitter.com/#!/OfficialRKP/status/360945852820369408

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Palin also produced her own “redneck” version of Karl Rove’s famous white board, on which she presented a list of Obama administration scandals, including Benghazi, the IRS, James Rosen, Fast and Furious, Obamacare lies, NSA spying and more.

http://twitter.com/#!/SallyGolf/status/360944946464821248
http://twitter.com/#!/JadedByPolitics/status/360944418452275200

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/07/26/sarah-palin-tells-greta-van-susteren-i-was-banned-from-talking-about-rev-wright-video/