Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Rather Funny

In a delightful twist, Dan Rather, disgraced former CBS Evening News anchor, will continue his 44-year personal record of covering elections going: he will be analyzing the news on Comedy Central's Indecision 2006 special at 10:00 p.m. tonight with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. "Some viewers won't be able to tell the difference," said Bob Thompson, director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television (Syracuse University). Rather known for his folksy, quirky illustrations or "Ratherisms" has given much comedic fodder to late night talk show hosts, such as Leno and Letterman. He once commented, "This race is tight like a too-small bathing suit on a too-long ride home from the beach." Of course, many saw Rather's discredited story on Bush's National Guard service and his stubborn refusal to disavow it as dark humor that manifested a manic animosity toward conservatives in general and the Bushes in particular. Rather assessed his decision to join the Comedy Central crew tonight, stating, "It's a risk, I guess, but what the hell."

Cf. http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/magazine/daily/15946250.htm.

10 comments:

piperfromtn said...

Gasp!  What will become of his reputation...
/sarc off

jakeho said...

Jon, I got the program set to be TiVo'd: it should be rather interesting.

grgb4 said...

But don't forget, dear readers, that Dan Rather used to sign off his news broadcasts with "Courage!"  

I think that itself renders him worthy of a Lifetime Achievemant Award or a Nobel Peace Prize.

grgb4 said...

Of course the word is:  "Achievement" not "Achievemant."

I got a bit carried away on the keys.  

paulcharlessr said...

Interesting post brother!  Keep up the good work.

PS:  FYI, The purple background is hard as hell to read!!  I have been dragging the curser over the the text (turns text the color white) to read your posts.  You may want to investigate.  

Love,

Paul

jakeho said...

Paul, thanks for the kind words. Also, I appreciate your letting me know about your problem reading the text. Is anyone else having a similar problem? Please let me know so that I can adequately address it. Thanks!

jharkansas said...

Paul's correct, J.  The purple background is doing some serious damage to my eyesight.  I've had to go up three times in my contacs prescription since reading your blog...

jakeho said...

Paul, Joseph, is this better? And how 'bout the aesthetic?

piperfromtn said...

While we're commenting, the gray background is better.  Is there any way you could change the gray/white split on the screen?  Reminds me of my ex-wifes personality.

jakeho said...

Jon, I believe that the gray/white occurs when the window is not fully maximized: at least, that is the way it occurs on my computer. I believe that it is another irritating quirk of AOL.