March 31, 2014

Rownan Farrow's Audience Consists Of People Whose Remote Has Died, Family, And People Paid to Watch And Make Fun Of Him
— DrewM

It's hard to stand out for low ratings on network that no one watches like MSNBC but full credit to Ronan Farrow, he manages to pull it off.

“He sort of stinks on TV,” an MSNBC source told Confidenti@l. “He hasn’t turned out to be the superstar they were hoping for.”

...

Last Wednesday, Farrow drew an average of about 312,000 total viewers, which might be stellar for Twitter but “is rather measly for someone who is supposed to be a major national personality,” another source said.

Even worse: Wednesday’s show was 708th among all programming ranked by Nielsen, in both total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group advertisers covet. The midnight airing of “Baggage” on the Game Show Network came in ahead of it, at No. 707, and the 8 a.m. “Golden Girls” on the Hallmark Channel (No. 700) crushed it.

Somewhere in the great beyond, Frank Sinatra is telling everyone there's no chance this no-talent loser is his kid and if he were he'd smack the smirk off the kid's face.

Posted by: DrewM at 07:09 AM | Comments (237)
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1 Yes

Posted by: NativeNH at March 31, 2014 07:10 AM (rbwla)

2 Ring a ding ding

This kid was Woody's thing

I ain't got no part of this goomba!

Hey!

Posted by: The Zombie Chairman of the Board at March 31, 2014 07:10 AM (RD7QR)

3 Hahahahah

Posted by: NativeNH at March 31, 2014 07:10 AM (rbwla)

4 More people have already viewed this thread than seen Ronan Farrow's show.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at March 31, 2014 07:11 AM (5tpzF)

5 Who wants to chip in on the big vat of Cool Whip for MWR to roll around in?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 31, 2014 07:11 AM (DrWcr)

6 Are conservatives the only ones who watch him just so they can snark ion him?

Posted by: Vic[/i] at March 31, 2014 07:11 AM (T2V/1)

7 Who wants to chip in on the big vat of Cool Whip for MWR to roll around in?

Will there be sprinkles?

Posted by: HR at March 31, 2014 07:12 AM (ZKzrr)

8 Why aren't you getting physically excited?

Posted by: Ronan Farrow at March 31, 2014 07:12 AM (Aif/5)

9 Funny title Drew. Well played.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 31, 2014 07:12 AM (oFCZn)

10 Gotta blame the dame here..... I got nothin' to do with this kid.

Posted by: Zombie Frank Sinatra at March 31, 2014 07:12 AM (32Ze2)

11 Bastard Apple doesn't fall far from the Tree. Too bad Ronan doesn't have the mafia backing his career aspirations.

Posted by: garrett at March 31, 2014 07:12 AM (IdA7S)

12 But he won a Walter Cronkite award!!!!!

He's smart!!!!

Posted by: H Badger at March 31, 2014 07:13 AM (n/0Nw)

13 If he's so uniquely brilliant, shouldn't Ronan Farrow be doing something a little more substantive than hosting a cable TV show?

Posted by: AmishDude at March 31, 2014 07:13 AM (T0NGe)

14

Sinatra is known  to have  done a number of ornery things in his day.

 

This is his purgatory. 

 

So that's good for Frank.   Since it's not bad enough to be hell, that means it'll  end eventually. 

Posted by: BurtTC at March 31, 2014 07:13 AM (TOk1P)

15 I wonder, how many of the viewers watch msnbc and are just too liberal leftwing lazy to change the channel?

Posted by: mallfly at March 31, 2014 07:13 AM (bJm7W)

16 MSNBC? What's that?

Posted by: MTF at March 31, 2014 07:13 AM (F58x4)

17 He's the male version of Lena Dunham - foisted on a public that doesn't care.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at March 31, 2014 07:13 AM (5tpzF)

18 Who wants to chip in on the big vat of Cool Whip for MWR to roll around in?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 31, 2014 12:11 PM (DrWcr)


I'll chip in for the HD camera, too much calibration required on the current on. And I don't wanna hear #twoweeks!

Posted by: [/i]KG at March 31, 2014 07:13 AM (p7BzH)

19 He's got as much talent as his mom!  Just give him some time!

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at March 31, 2014 07:13 AM (Z7PrM)

20 You don't see my bastards out there, embarrassing me.

Posted by: Zombie Mel Torme at March 31, 2014 07:13 AM (IdA7S)

21 I take it back. He's not my boy.

Posted by: Frank S. at March 31, 2014 07:13 AM (gOoFi)

22 He did it his way. And his way sucks.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 31, 2014 07:14 AM (oFCZn)

23 damn, *current one

Posted by: [/i][/b]KG at March 31, 2014 07:14 AM (p7BzH)

24 People who graduate really really early tend to be losers. Who wants a 17 year old atty, doctor, or rabbi? And as ace pointed out, his UN or state dept job was created solely for him and was not a real job. His mother is worth about 65 million. Maybe, they should try giving more of it away?

Posted by: War Pug at March 31, 2014 07:14 AM (vFh9Q)

25 I hope anybody here who is being counted by Nielsen turns on Golden Girls whenever he is on.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 31, 2014 07:14 AM (SUKHu)

26 maybe msnbc can team him up with Chelsea Clinton. That should easily double the excitement.

Posted by: mallfly at March 31, 2014 07:14 AM (bJm7W)

27 Why does his name sound like a Samauri or an Anime character?

Posted by: Sphynx at March 31, 2014 07:14 AM (OZmbA)

28 One of these days, these idiots might just realize that deeming someone as the next "it" thing won't work if he/she/it doesn't have the talent or ability to hold an audience's interest. People don't like to be told what to do - it's just human nature.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth (@Teresa_Koch) at March 31, 2014 07:15 AM (PZ6/M)

29 He's too smart for the audience.

Posted by: msm at March 31, 2014 07:15 AM (WCnJW)

30 Is that true? An 80s show for old ladies and gay men, beat Ronan Farrow? LOL.

Posted by: Baldy at March 31, 2014 07:15 AM (2bql3)

31 17 He's the male version of Lena Dunham - foisted on a public that doesn't care.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at March 31, 2014 12:13 PM (5tpzF)


I don't want to see the kid naked! And that Dunham broad -- I wouldn't do that with Sammy Davis's dick!

Posted by: The Zombie Chairman of the Board at March 31, 2014 07:15 AM (RD7QR)

32 Viewers, I've had a few But then again, too few to mention...

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:15 AM (7ObY1)

33 I mean, Hell, I was like 71. Mia said not to worry about it so I went without the jimmy hat. Who knew?

Posted by: Frank S. at March 31, 2014 07:15 AM (gOoFi)

34 That  broad gave me a loser son.  That's all I'm saying.

Posted by: Zombie Frank at March 31, 2014 07:15 AM (NM86I)

35 17 He's the male version of Lena Dunham - foisted on a public that doesn't care.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at March 31, 2014 12:13 PM (5tpzF)



But a much firmer ass.

Posted by: Sphynx at March 31, 2014 07:16 AM (OZmbA)

36 Watch for a desperation move very soon. He's going to say something outrageous to get some buzz going. But it will just have the stink of FAIL on it.

Posted by: Bluesman at March 31, 2014 07:16 AM (j31L6)

37 Initially, I didn't think he rehash of the Woody Allen allegations was a cheap ploy to drive up viewership before he debuted but now I do. Also, do you think Carl really had butt sex?

Posted by: War Pug at March 31, 2014 07:16 AM (vFh9Q)

38 as ace pointed out, his UN or state dept job was created solely for him and was not a real job. I suspect this kid's entire life has been manufactured. I'd tend to think his Mom's bankbook and lineage got him his grades.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at March 31, 2014 07:16 AM (5tpzF)

39 More people have signed up for ObamaCare then have viewed his show.

But then again, there are more members of the NRA then there are those who have signed up for ObamaCare.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 31, 2014 07:16 AM (si68n)

40 I was just jerking off. She sat on it at the last second.

Posted by: Zombie Frank Sinatra at March 31, 2014 07:16 AM (IdA7S)

41 Is this Farrow person a male, or female?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at March 31, 2014 07:17 AM (aDwsi)

42 Also, shut-ins without family who die in front of their TV and who have signed up for automatic bill pay seem to be a reliable demographic as well.

Posted by: BuckIV at March 31, 2014 07:17 AM (CLfqv)

43 >>His lack of TV experience was especially apparent last week during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” in which he seemed to have trouble linking sentences. Lack of TV experience?? I can link sentences together. Despite my complete lack of hey look at that squirrel!! Okay, bad example. But seriously, "lack of experience" is the nicest way to say that isn't that squirrel funny?

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 31, 2014 07:17 AM (SUKHu)

44 Posted by: Bluesman at March 31, 2014 12:16 PM (j31L6) I have some advice for you, bluesman Do not, ever, under any circumstances, go down to the crossroads. Nothing good can come of that.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:17 AM (7ObY1)

45 Even worse: Wednesday’s show was 708th among all programming ranked by Nielsen, in both total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group advertisers covet. The midnight airing of “Baggage” on the Game Show Network came in ahead of it, at No. 707, and the 8 a.m. “Golden Girls” on the Hallmark Channel (No. 700) crushed it.



Serious,   You Guys.    This makes me GIDDY.   GIDDY!    It is the kind of delicious schadenfreude that       only    gets better with each    re-reading.   


I wonder which episode of    "The Golden Girls" that was, btw.  That's some good stuff, "The Golden Girls."   It's scary how many episodes I can remember    clearly,   and scarier still how much dialogue I can recite right along with the characters.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:17 AM (4df7R)

46 Strangers in the night, Ain't watching Ronan, Wondering in the night, Why all the moanin'?.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at March 31, 2014 07:18 AM (g4TxM)

47 Sorry about your luck Frankie. I used to produce stuff like this that I would flush after I was done.

Posted by: Zombie Dean Martin at March 31, 2014 07:18 AM (32Ze2)

48 "I was just jerking off. She sat on it at the last second."

Is this not basically the story of Obama?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 31, 2014 07:18 AM (si68n)

49 41 Is this Farrow person a male, or female? Ronan's a LesbiMan So the answer is: all of the above.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:18 AM (7ObY1)

50 And what the Hell kind of name is "Ronan" anyway? Come on. Luigi or Salvatore or Guido or something like that I can get it.

Posted by: Frank S. at March 31, 2014 07:18 AM (gOoFi)

51 The show is fun to watch. Stammering and stuttering liberal talking points in a whinny pajama boy cadence.

Posted by: redenzo at March 31, 2014 07:18 AM (WCnJW)

52 @35 - At least he doesn't have the tats.

Posted by: JEM at March 31, 2014 07:18 AM (o+SC1)

53 He's too smart for the audience. Posted by: msm ---------- and..., Barack Obama is just too smart to be President.

Posted by: The MSM at March 31, 2014 07:19 AM (aDwsi)

54 I'm wondering if (1) Ronan is a member of the group whose love dare not speak its name, and (2) he would be willing to exploit it for ratings. Somehow Chelsea Clinton can be involved in this, with a little imagination.

Posted by: joncelli at March 31, 2014 07:19 AM (RD7QR)

55 Tony Bennett is the biggest commie anti American around.

Posted by: War Pug at March 31, 2014 07:19 AM (vFh9Q)

56 StompenNoodin'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 31, 2014 07:19 AM (si68n)

57 52 @35 - At least he doesn't have the tats.

Posted by: JEM at March 31, 2014 12:18 PM (o+SC1)

 

He might have a tramp stamp.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 31, 2014 07:20 AM (DrWcr)

58 @48 - I thought he could grow up to be President of Kenya. Instead he grew up to be President of the United States.

Posted by: Zombie Stanley Dunham at March 31, 2014 07:20 AM (o+SC1)

59 I rate the snark on this post a 9.5 from start to finish. Well done Mr. M.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 31, 2014 07:20 AM (HLprW)

60 55 Tony Bennett is the biggest commie anti American around. I grew up hearing all the old Italian singers in my eye-talian childhood home. Bennett is now the only one I refuse to listen to or have any of his recordings in my home.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:20 AM (7ObY1)

61 His lack of TV experience was especially apparent last week during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” in which he seemed to have trouble linking sentences.


I don't even know how it's possible for someone who is allegedly an   educated adult without a verifiable mental or   neurological condition    who is apparently worth millions of dollars as a    TV host     to be    unable to    "link sentences."        That boggles my mind.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:21 AM (4df7R)

62 54 I'm wondering if (1) Ronan is a member of the group whose love dare not speak its name, My recollection from somewhere is he's equal opportunity.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at March 31, 2014 07:21 AM (5tpzF)

63 Honest to god, there was another thread there a second ago.
From the Boss...
With comments and everything!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 31, 2014 07:21 AM (si68n)

64
I have some advice for you, bluesman

Do not, ever, under any circumstances, go down to the crossroads.

Nothing good can come of that.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 12:17 PM (7ObY1)

 

Don't listen to him, bluesman.  He doesn't know what he's talking about. 

Posted by: Satan at March 31, 2014 07:22 AM (DrWcr)

65 Lack of experience...trouble linking sentences together. Seriously, WTF? 1. Hire someone who can't speak. 2. But has lots of Twitter followers 3. ?? 4. Profit!

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 31, 2014 07:22 AM (SUKHu)

66

Sock Ray Blew! 

 

An  Ace post about french elections (I  SAID ELECTIONS!)  just came and went.

 

 

Posted by: BurtTC at March 31, 2014 07:22 AM (TOk1P)

67 @57 - We need a 'things men say about chicks with two square feet of ink' thread.

Posted by: JEM at March 31, 2014 07:22 AM (o+SC1)

68 I don't watch MSNBC and never heard of Ronan Farrow. Although I have watched movies about Ronin's. Was the De Niro movie Ronin about him? Because if it was, I must start watching him.

Posted by: ExSnipe at March 31, 2014 07:22 AM (LKJt3)

69 63 Honest to god, there was another thread there a second ago.
From the Boss...
With comments and everything!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 31, 2014 12:21 PM (si68n)

 

Sure there was.  Pull the other one.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 31, 2014 07:22 AM (DrWcr)

70 I'll chip in for the HD camera, too much calibration required on the current on. And I don't wanna hear #twoweeks! #oneweek&7days

Posted by: rickb223 at March 31, 2014 07:23 AM (b1/nQ)

71 Weird stuff is occurring on this here blog.

Posted by: Barky O. god incarnated into my great self at March 31, 2014 07:23 AM (ld2OA)

72 Start spreadin' the word He's leavin' today I want no part of it MSNBCCCCCC

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 31, 2014 07:23 AM (oFCZn)

73 fake nood = barrel!

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:24 AM (7ObY1)

74 An Ace post about french elections (I SAID ELECTIONS!) just came and went. Sounds legit.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 31, 2014 07:24 AM (b1/nQ)

75 Is it April fools early?

Posted by: spypeach at March 31, 2014 07:24 AM (10H0T)

76 And then Mia said "even if you do knock me up I'll make Woody raise him" and I though "what the Hell."

Posted by: Frank S. at March 31, 2014 07:24 AM (gOoFi)

77 An Ace post about french elections (I SAID ELECTIONS!) just came and went. Posted by: BurtTC at March 31, 2014 12:22 PM (TOk1P) Ace said he's gonna drive around the block a couple of times and then come back.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 31, 2014 07:24 AM (oFCZn)

78 He'll be running for President, handily beating Hillary in Iowa. His claim to executive expertise will be managing his Twitter account and managing not to be 710th in the ratings. Quite an accomplishment! Presidential material, surely. After all, he's the smartest man in the room (if he's in the room with the MSM press corps - pronounce that "p" - probably true) being a Rhodes scholar and all. And, really, he's Sinatra's. Looks just like him. Hey if he can sing, a bonus! 2016 DNC convention will have their candidate sing the National Anthem! Wow! High concept material, this.

Posted by: exliberal at March 31, 2014 07:24 AM (leIQP)

79 Damn, first I learn what asanawa is, then I learn Tony Bennett is a commie. Learning two new things in a day? Looks like I can cut out early this week.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 31, 2014 07:24 AM (HLprW)

80 I hate-fucked Ronan then got him a tramp stamp.

Posted by: dan savage at March 31, 2014 07:24 AM (WCnJW)

81 And what the Hell kind of name is "Ronan" anyway?



That is not his original name.     His name is actually  Satchel Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow.     He was named after Satchel Paige.


No, I'm serious.  



Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:25 AM (4df7R)

82

His name is actually Satchel Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow.

 

She originally wanted to name him Handbag.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 31, 2014 07:25 AM (DrWcr)

83 Hey baby, if you really want to swing your bird, lose the good-time Charlie and we'll twist and twirl at our own private clambake.

Posted by: Fritz at March 31, 2014 07:26 AM (oJUxt)

84 "She originally wanted to name him Handbag." African, or European?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 31, 2014 07:26 AM (HLprW)

85 83 Hey baby, if you really want to swing your bird, lose the good-time Charlie and we'll twist and twirl at our own private clambake.

Posted by: Fritz at March 31, 2014 12:26 PM (oJUxt)

 

Kids these days, with their hip slang, and their rock and roll...

Posted by: Insomniac at March 31, 2014 07:26 AM (DrWcr)

86 His godfather made the producers an offer they couldn't refuse.

Posted by: bergerbilder at March 31, 2014 07:26 AM (8MjqI)

87
I never liked the fuckin pissant Ronan Farrow anyway.

Posted by: Betty White at March 31, 2014 07:27 AM (0Kobm)

88 The idea of Frank Sinatra going to town with Mia Farrow is only slightly less disgusting than Woody Allen shouting "Whos' Your Daddy?" during sex.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 31, 2014 07:27 AM (eoeps)

89 Look  Ronan, its just not working out.  But we can't let you go for low ratings.  That would, uh, hurt your future endeavors.  You think you can say something inflammatory about the gays so we can let you go for that?  Give Alec a call, I'm sure he's got an idea of what you can say.

Posted by: MSNBC Executive at March 31, 2014 07:27 AM (LI48c)

90 LET'S CAPTURE THE HUGE 18-34 DAYTIME NEWS TALK DEMO. Sometimes, I almost pity MSNBC.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 31, 2014 07:27 AM (659DL)

91 My real name is Lexus John Wayne Hoop-de-doo St. Hubbins Goldfinger Tannenbaum.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:27 AM (7ObY1)

92 And if ya had a news show... Invited everyone you knew... You would see the bigger ratings would be for me and the card attached would say... Thank you for being a fail

Posted by: DangerGirl and her Sanity Prod (tm) at March 31, 2014 07:28 AM (jNNPU)

93

84 -

 

You have to know these things when you're a king. 

Posted by: Arty at March 31, 2014 07:28 AM (TOk1P)

94 StompenNoodin' Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice ----------------- My German is piss poor, but shouldn't that be 'Noodstompen'. Or perhaps, 'Deke'

Posted by: The MSM at March 31, 2014 07:28 AM (aDwsi)

95 Thank you for being a friend...

Posted by: Mike in the Hinterlands at March 31, 2014 07:29 AM (DNpio)

96 "My German is piss poor, but shouldn't that be 'Noodstompen'."

Austrian.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 31, 2014 07:29 AM (si68n)

97 His godfather made the producers an offer they couldn't refuse. Posted by: bergerbilder ---------------------- It's happened before...

Posted by: Nancy Sinatra at March 31, 2014 07:29 AM (aDwsi)

98

I'm commenting about someone I only saw for a very short time on a video on AoS.  I didn't even know  Sinatra had a son  his age. 

 

Sounds like someone getting a  grand ride on someone else's coattails.  Seems to be a trend in the US now.  Royalty.

Posted by: Soona at March 31, 2014 07:29 AM (NM86I)

99 What's all this talk I'm hearing about French erections?

Posted by: Emily Litella at March 31, 2014 07:30 AM (7ObY1)

100 "She originally wanted to name him Handbag." African, or European?" Peruvian.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 31, 2014 07:30 AM (gOoFi)

101 What the hell happened to the Frog thread? Or am I hallucinating from the flu yet?

Posted by: Misanthopic Humanitarian at March 31, 2014 07:30 AM (HVff2)

102 is rather measly for someone who is supposed to be a major national personality Other than having a famous mother and father(s), what is his claim on being a "major national personality"? Frankly, I have as much claim, given that some famous and semi-famous people have read my commentary here at the HQ. Again: I'm not surprised that the scions of wealthy and connected always feel that the "successful" people don't deserve the benefits of their success: they know their own success to be a fraud, and presume that everyone who is successful also obtained that success fraudulently.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at March 31, 2014 07:30 AM (1hM1d)

103 I think each of the farrow kids changed their names several times except for Moises.

Posted by: War Pug at March 31, 2014 07:30 AM (vFh9Q)

104 So how does a story on how no one cares about Ramen Whats-his-name beat out the statement by Richard Viguerie in the sidebar?


Posted by: 18-1 at March 31, 2014 07:30 AM (78TbK)

105 My real name is Lexus John Wayne Hoop-de-doo St. Hubbins Goldfinger Tannenbaum. Tanto Epstein-Goldblum here.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 31, 2014 07:30 AM (b1/nQ)

106 But he won a Walter Cronkite award!!!!!

Its a Major Award!!!

Posted by: The at March 31, 2014 07:31 AM (0Kobm)

107 Hi Beth! Got any Cool Whip?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 31, 2014 07:31 AM (da5Wo)

108 “Golden Girls” on the Hallmark Channel (No. 700) crushed it."



hee hee ha ha ha he he *wheeeez* hee hee ha ha hee hee *cough* hee hee hee *wheeee* ha ha ha. Holy shit thats gonna leave a mark a few parsecs wide.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 31, 2014 07:31 AM (FMbng)

109 My real name is Lexus John Wayne Hoop-de-doo St. Hubbins Goldfinger Tannenbaum. Of Ulm.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 31, 2014 07:31 AM (659DL)

110 "Woody Allen shouting "Whos' Your Daddy?" during sex." And in Woody's case he literally means it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 31, 2014 07:31 AM (gOoFi)

111 "My German is piss poor, but shouldn't that be 'Noodstompen'." Austrian. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice ----------------- See? Damnit, I knew I was right.

Posted by: Barky the Malaprop at March 31, 2014 07:31 AM (aDwsi)

112 " "She originally wanted to name him Handbag.""

You misspelled "Cumsack"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 31, 2014 07:31 AM (si68n)

113 Ronan Farrow sounds like a Chinese waiter describing the kid that just chewed and screwed.

Posted by: ontherocks at March 31, 2014 07:32 AM (tmfG5)

114 They could get higher ratings airing videos of daschunds playing

Posted by: runninrebel at March 31, 2014 07:32 AM (/dD4T)

115 Dang! Gonna wear out the low side stop on my giv-a-fuk meter.

Posted by: maddogg at March 31, 2014 07:32 AM (xWW96)

116 I wish Ace would go live in France for a while. You know he wants to do it. He'd look cool sipping cappacinos on the Boul Mich in a red beret, non?

Posted by: War Pug at March 31, 2014 07:32 AM (vFh9Q)

117 No, I'm serious. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) at March 31, 2014 12:25 PM (4df7R Damn, I thought you were Beth. Now your Serious?

Posted by: Misanthopic Humanitarian at March 31, 2014 07:32 AM (HVff2)

118 Seems to be a trend in the US now. Royalty.
***
Absolute monarchy or neo-feuadalism...it looks to me like the trend is the latter more then the former, but with the left engaging in group think it is hard to tell between them...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 31, 2014 07:32 AM (78TbK)

119  81, Don't drag me into this. Shit...

Posted by: Satchel Paige at March 31, 2014 07:32 AM (GXdiV)

120 Maybe, we can have another we all talk in fake french day, mai qui?

Posted by: War Pug at March 31, 2014 07:33 AM (vFh9Q)

121 Hi Beth! Got any Cool Whip? Yes, but she likes it when you pronounce the "H" in "whip". Or so I've heard.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 31, 2014 07:33 AM (HLprW)

122 116 I wish Ace would go live in France for a while. You know he wants to do it. He'd look cool sipping cappacinos on the Boul Mich in a red beret, non? He'd need one of those faggy Gitane cigarettes.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:33 AM (7ObY1)

123 There's no way, *no* way that you came from *my* loins. Soon as I get home, first thing I'm gonna do is punch yo mamma in da mouth! Frank Sinatra channeling Buford T. Justice

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at March 31, 2014 07:33 AM (zT0DN)

124 'Ronan Farrow'. Conjures an image of an Italian piglet

Posted by: Mike Hammer at March 31, 2014 07:33 AM (aDwsi)

125 “He sort of stinks on TV,”


That statement doesn't eliminate any MSNBC hosts except for Mika and Melissa Harris-Perry

He/She contains the full set.

Posted by: phreshone at March 31, 2014 07:33 AM (kFxpe)

126 Posted by: spypeach at March 31, 2014 12:24 PM (10H0T)
 
A hash like that demands pics.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 31, 2014 07:33 AM (wNF3N)

127
arrggh.  sometimes I miss key and I post before I want to.  kind of a pre-ejacupost that ruins the fun.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 31, 2014 07:33 AM (0Kobm)

128 But, but, but what about HIS feelings, MSNBC? The delicate wunderkind does not know rejection and this will devastate him.

Posted by: eureka! at March 31, 2014 07:34 AM (OTg7I)

129 Farrow: Well at least I did not kill anyone outside of Freddy's Clothing Mart!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 31, 2014 07:34 AM (t3UFN)

130 I wish Ace would go live in France for a while. You know he wants to do it. He'd look cool sipping cappacinos on the Boul Mich in a red beret, non?
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Well, I guess he'd fit in with all the fur...and the smell of Rubio's garbage still wafting around him...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 31, 2014 07:34 AM (78TbK)

131 106 But he won a Walter Cronkite award!!!!!

Its a Major Award!!!



Like a Bowling Alley?

Posted by: drill_thrawl at March 31, 2014 07:35 AM (rdiUQ)

132 " kind of a pre-ejacupost that ruins the fun" You can go to the doctor and get a pill for that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 31, 2014 07:35 AM (gOoFi)

133 If he were Sinatra's kid, they'd have done the paternity testing to prove it so he could at least have that in his life. But they haven't. We know who's kid he is.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at March 31, 2014 07:35 AM (HDwDg)

134 Well at least I did not kill anyone outside of Freddy's Clothing Mart!
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Oh, its on cracker.

Posted by: Al Sharpton at March 31, 2014 07:35 AM (78TbK)

135 107 Hi Beth! Got any Cool Whip?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 31, 2014 12:31 PM (da5Wo)



I do NOT.   But Nearsider   was talking about collaborating with you and Bannion to get some for the MoMee, so I am    scared   hopeful.  

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:35 AM (4df7R)

136 Yes, but she likes it when you pronounce the "H" in "whip". Or so I've heard. Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 31, 2014 12:33 PM (HLprW) I thought it was the rolling "Rs" that she liked?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 31, 2014 07:35 AM (da5Wo)

137 We're going to secretly replace Ronan with a talking catfish -- Let's see if anyone notices.

Posted by: MSNBC at March 31, 2014 07:36 AM (wNF3N)

138 But he won a Walter Cronkite award!!!!!
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Doesn't that go to the biggest hack of the year?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 31, 2014 07:36 AM (78TbK)

139 I have some advice for you, bluesman

Do not, ever, under any circumstances, go down to the crossroads.

Nothing good can come of that.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 12:17 PM (7ObY1)

 

True dat.

Posted by: Robert Johnson, Blues Legend Fervently Wishing He Hadn't Sold His Soul For A Guitar Lesson at March 31, 2014 07:36 AM (2jF2B)

140 He'd need one of those faggy Gitane cigarettes. Posted by: Citizen --------------- Gauloises: http://tinyurl.com/p3d688t

Posted by: Mike Hammer at March 31, 2014 07:36 AM (aDwsi)

141 “He sort of stinks on TV,” That statement doesn't eliminate any MSNBC hosts except for Mika and Melissa Harris-Perry You don't think Mika Boobinski and Mellitha Harrith-Perry stink? Or did you mean literally. Then again, they probably do literally stink. Mika with all her health food and Mellitha because she's just a rotten to the core human being.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:36 AM (7ObY1)

142 Give him Chris Matthews time slot.

Posted by: wth at March 31, 2014 07:36 AM (wAQA5)

143 It used to be that you had to accomplish something before you got even your own cable show. Even Chris Matthews did something before he got his own show. Why are the people who green-lit this kid so shocked?  And these people make big bucks....

Posted by: Satchel Paige at March 31, 2014 07:36 AM (GXdiV)

144 You guys know what we haven't had here for a while, I mean, besides content...?

The ever popular Ace O'Spades Double Post!!

Come on Boss...you can do it!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 31, 2014 07:37 AM (si68n)

145 "We know who's kid he is.... Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've already owned up to it. His mama, though, that's where it all went wrong.

Posted by: Frank S. at March 31, 2014 07:37 AM (gOoFi)

146 Damn, I thought you were Beth. Now your Serious?

Posted by: Misanthopic Humanitarian at March 31, 2014 12:32 PM (HVff2)



*smacksmacksmacksmack*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:37 AM (4df7R)

147 I do NOT. But Nearsider was talking about collaborating with you and Bannion to get some for the MoMee, so I am scared hopeful. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) at March 31, 2014 12:35 PM (4df7R) That can most assuredly be made to happen.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 31, 2014 07:37 AM (da5Wo)

148 Gauloises: http://tinyurl.com/p3d688t That might have been what I meant. Le Franch des moi steenks, wee?

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:37 AM (7ObY1)

149 Mr. 1981, were you aware that Beth and AtC are planning an interpretive dance of 50 Shades of Grey? I'll just let that simmer.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 31, 2014 07:38 AM (HLprW)

150 Maybe he can get an executive position at the Clinton Global Initiative just like Chelsea. Cause she's a wicked-smart genetic lottery-winning kid, just like Ronan!

Must be awesome to drift from one high-paying, titled job to the next, never staying long enough to prove you are competent, just really good at getting the job and then using it to leap-frog into the next. While being paid really, really well.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 31, 2014 07:38 AM (udjuE)

151 Posted by: spypeach at March 31, 2014 12:24 PM (10H0T)

A hash like that demands pics.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 31, 2014 12:33 PM (wNF3N)



I    have met spypeach, and I can vouch   for the  truth of her hash.  

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:38 AM (4df7R)

152 Why are the people who green-lit this kid so shocked? And these people make big bucks....
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When you believe reality is just a social construct it isn't hard to believe you can make someone good just by wishing it.

Also, the left has had great success in getting people to vote for losers who've never done anything of note in their lives. But apparently not only is paying for your Obamacare a step to far for them, so is tuning into a "news" show that doesn't have a headliner playing with his clown nose on.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 31, 2014 07:38 AM (78TbK)

153 " We're going to secretly replace Ronan with a talking catfish -- " And if that doesn't draw the ratings...........potted plant.

Posted by: MSNBC at March 31, 2014 07:38 AM (gOoFi)

154 Tingles stinks on TV too, …...like Scotch

Posted by: ontherocks at March 31, 2014 07:39 AM (tmfG5)

155 They use to sell these purple cigarrettes with gold filters. Is that faggy enough?

Posted by: War Pug at March 31, 2014 07:39 AM (vFh9Q)

156 Must be awesome to drift from one high-paying, titled job to the next, never staying long enough to prove you are competent, In so many ways, this is also the story of Barack Obama.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:39 AM (7ObY1)

157 arrggh. sometimes I miss key and I post before I want to. kind of a pre-ejacupost that ruins the fun.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 31, 2014 12:33 PM (0Kobm)

 

 

---------------------------------------------

 

 

There's an ointment for that.

Posted by: Soona at March 31, 2014 07:39 AM (NM86I)

158 And if that doesn't draw the ratings...........potted plant.
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and then...

...ch-ch-chia talking head!

Posted by: 18-1 at March 31, 2014 07:40 AM (78TbK)

159 I have met spypeach, and I can vouch for the truth of her hash. Phrasing.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 31, 2014 07:40 AM (659DL)

160 Must be awesome to drift from one high-paying, titled job to the next, never staying long enough to prove you are competent, just really good at getting the job and then using it to leap-frog into the next. While being paid really, really well.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 31, 2014 12:38 PM (udjuE)


I love that the background to his show's set is just a big word cloud of all his so-called   "accomplishments."    The entire   show is an exercise in narcissistic hubris.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:40 AM (4df7R)

161 155 They use to sell these purple cigarrettes with gold filters. Is that faggy enough? Wee, c'est faggy. Plume de ma tant. Sacre Blue.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:40 AM (7ObY1)

162 "The ever popular Ace O'Spades Double Post!! Come on Boss...you can do it!" He needs to after getting stomped on a Sunday with a NASCAR post. That was awesome.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 31, 2014 07:40 AM (HLprW)

163 " They use to sell these purple cigarrettes with gold filters. Is that faggy enough?" Obviously, you don't know "faggy."

Posted by: Reggie L. from D.C. at March 31, 2014 07:41 AM (gOoFi)

164 In so many ways, this is also the story of Barack Obama.
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Hey man, I gave y'all free health care and ended global climate, uh, change. What have you done clinger?

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 31, 2014 07:41 AM (78TbK)

165 I have met spypeach, and I can vouch for the truth of her hash.

Phrasing.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 31, 2014 12:40 PM (659DL)



*GLARE*   

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:41 AM (4df7R)

166 Ronan is a no talent bum who got where he got because he issued from the loins of Mia Farrow. But at least he's not a pederast like Woody or a wop like his old man...

Posted by: IrishEd at March 31, 2014 07:41 AM (D0NZx)

167 >>Why are the people who green-lit this kid so shocked? And these people make big bucks....

Apparently because he was funny at commenting on current events on Twitter. And he was a speech writer for some big Dem AND worked for Hillary at State saving people or some such.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 31, 2014 07:41 AM (udjuE)

168 Hey man, I gave y'all free health care and ended global climate, uh, change. What have you done clinger? Oh, not much, Barry. Just bustin' my hump every day to support your free shit army and all that. But I know, I'm just a producer and I didn't produce that.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 31, 2014 07:42 AM (7ObY1)

169 But at least he's not a pederast like Woody or a wop like his old man...
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Wait, you say that like it is a bad thing.

Posted by: Harry Reid at March 31, 2014 07:42 AM (78TbK)

170 Citizen - Think a Gitane is a faggy an effeminate bicycle. Prez 404's ride-of-choice.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at March 31, 2014 07:42 AM (aDwsi)

171 War on Women!  Leave the poor gyrl alone!

Posted by: Lean Up Your Ass at March 31, 2014 07:42 AM (yhJhK)

172 149 Mr. 1981, were you aware that Beth and AtC are planning an interpretive dance of 50 Shades of Grey? I'll just let that simmer. Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 31, 2014 12:38 PM (HLprW) *thud* I also have met spypeach (*waves*) and can vouch for the hash.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 31, 2014 07:42 AM (da5Wo)

173 Hey MSNBC and CNN...

CNN is getting its biggest ratings in a long time with the Flight 340 coverage. 

So here's the hint.  If you're a news network, and you want people to watch, broadcast  the NEWS ...  DC and the GWB aren't the only two places on earth.  Good and bad things happen all over the place.

Posted by: phreshone at March 31, 2014 07:42 AM (kFxpe)

174 If he's so uniquely brilliant, shouldn't Ronan Farrow be doing something a little more substantive than hosting a cable TV show?

That's what I keep saying about Obama.  If he's so exquisitely brilliant, why isn't he corresponding with the great minds of the day?  Why isn't he doing what Paul Erdos did and announce "My mind is open" after showing up on mathematicians doorsteps?  Why is he hanging out with rappers and athletes instead of geniuses?

Of course you all know the answer.  He's not brilliant.  He's a middling intellect who is profoundly lazy. 

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at March 31, 2014 07:42 AM (9PrpA)

175 Posted by: Lizzy at March 31, 2014 12:41 PM (udjuE) Being funny on twitter isn't all that hard honestly. Mostly due to volume, if only 1% of tweets are funny that's still a large number..

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at March 31, 2014 07:43 AM (HDwDg)

176

Anyone ask whether or not the kid's father might be Frank Jr? 

 

Seriously you guys, with a messed up family like that, why not?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 31, 2014 07:43 AM (TOk1P)

177 MSNBC is subsidized by Bill Gates. Protection money so people won't notice that he's a multi-billionaire.

Posted by: deepred at March 31, 2014 07:43 AM (RHYM4)

178 >>I love that the background to his show's set is just a big word cloud of all his so-called "accomplishments."

OMG that is just so narcissistic and cringe-worthly!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 31, 2014 07:43 AM (udjuE)

179 "or a wop like his old man..." Hey, I had my papers. All legal like. Sam Giancana fixed it all up for me.

Posted by: Frank S. at March 31, 2014 07:43 AM (gOoFi)

180 worked for Hillary at State saving people

I still remember the firefights. The blood. The death.

I tell you when you flew into Tuzla airport you knew things were bad. They didn't even have artisanal cheese with the lunches they served you flying in.

Posted by: Hillary CLinton at March 31, 2014 07:44 AM (78TbK)

181 OT, but there's a crowdfunding effort underway    by the maker of "FrackNation"        to make a film about   the   abortion butcher   Kermit Gosnell   and the ensuing media blackout   of the story.     I think this   is   something   all of us can get behind,   don't you?



TWITCHY:  http://tinyurl.com/oq7flt2


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:44 AM (4df7R)

182

I'd rather watch a live episode of the Golden Girls in 2014 than Ronan Farrow, and three quarters of them are dead.

Posted by: radar at March 31, 2014 07:44 AM (eNZFc)

183 Posted by: bonhomme at March 31, 2014 12:42 PM (9PrpA) This is an interesting point. I'll forgive him on the math, because, smart though I may be, math is not my thing. but he should be good at something. And yet, he's not. Clearly he is the stupid. (At least in many of our cases we can say we simply cannot get access to those "elite" he can't argue that.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at March 31, 2014 07:44 AM (HDwDg)

184 These guys have a deep bench.

Posted by: Mega, AoS Commenter of the Holocene Epoch at March 31, 2014 07:44 AM (hHFOx)

185 I just realize they that on TWD they have them all confined in a small dark space and are feeding them powder milk, iow, they are turning them into veal.

Posted by: War Pug at March 31, 2014 07:45 AM (vFh9Q)

186 Only a liberal woman wouldn't know who the father of her child is.


Posted by: Gangbang Sally at March 31, 2014 07:45 AM (yhJhK)

187 MSNBC is subsidized by Bill Gates. Protection money so people won't notice that he's a multi-billionaire. Posted by: deepred at March 31, 2014 12:43 PM (RHYM4) Actually I thought Microsoft pulled out years ago

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 31, 2014 07:45 AM (t3UFN)

188 Maybe he can get an executive position at the Clinton Global Initiative just like Chelsea. Cause she's a wicked-smart genetic lottery-winning kid, just like Ronan!

As much as I want to take a heat gun to the face of everyone who uses the phrase "white privilege" in an unironic fashion, I can occasionally understand why proggs of colour believe it exists:  Because a very tiny subset of people who are distinguished by their families' political connections--not their melanin, their actions--have very real privilege.  And except for people named Jackson and Carson and Obama (nee Robinson), they're kinda pale.

Posted by: HR at March 31, 2014 07:45 AM (ZKzrr)

189 MSNBC is subsidized by Bill Gates. Protection money so people won't notice that he's a multi-billionaire.
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Secretive business mogul that funnels his money into questionable bio-tech...when has that ever turned out poorly?

Posted by: The Umbrella Corp Daily at March 31, 2014 07:45 AM (78TbK)

190 "I'd rather watch a live episode of the Golden Girls in 2014..." A "zombie Golden Girls?" Hmmmm......

Posted by: NBC mangement at March 31, 2014 07:45 AM (gOoFi)

191 Mr. 1981, were you aware that Beth and AtC are planning an interpretive dance of 50 Shades of Grey? ----------------------- * pulls out map..., starts plotting course, calculating fuel consumption, time/speed distance for meet-up *

Posted by: Mike Hammer at March 31, 2014 07:46 AM (aDwsi)

192 So was there any truth to the rumor about Jell-O wrestling being an event at the next Meet-Up?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 31, 2014 07:46 AM (HLprW)

193 "Liberal" is the new "N*****."

Posted by: Match Game Deluxe at March 31, 2014 07:47 AM (yhJhK)

194 Only a liberal woman wouldn't know who the father of her child is.
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See, that's why I always makes ure I have at least one hand free to take notes.

Its not so hard if you only have to email like forty or fifty guys.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 31, 2014 07:47 AM (78TbK)

195 193 "Liberal" is the new "N*****."

Posted by: Match Game Deluxe at March 31, 2014 12:47 PM (yhJhK)

 

Liberals are generally naggers.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 31, 2014 07:47 AM (DrWcr)

196 " any truth to the rumor about Jell-O wrestling " Lie. It will be Gell-O wrestling.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 31, 2014 07:47 AM (gOoFi)

197 "I'd rather watch a live episode of the Golden Girls in 2014..."


You joke, but given    HOllywood's    completely   bankrupt well of   ideas,   can a "Golden Girls" reboot REALLY be far behind?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:47 AM (4df7R)

198 A "zombie Golden Girls?" Hmmmm...... Also known as the Democratic congressional leadership.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 31, 2014 07:48 AM (659DL)

199 Microsoft did, in fact pull out years ago.

Posted by: Daybrother at March 31, 2014 07:48 AM (GeJs5)

200 No way someone that faggy comes from the loins of The Chairman. Just sayin'...

Posted by: Countrysquire at March 31, 2014 07:48 AM (LSJmV)

201 "Liberals are generally naggers." People who annoy you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 31, 2014 07:48 AM (gOoFi)

202 So was there any truth to the rumor about Jell-O wrestling being an event at the next Meet-Up?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 31, 2014 12:46 PM (HLprW)



I will neither confirm nor deny this rumor.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:48 AM (4df7R)

203 Its not so hard if you only have to email like forty or fifty guys.

If you keep a DNA sample, you'll only have to e-mail the one who comes back with a match.

So I've heard, anyway.

Posted by: HR at March 31, 2014 07:48 AM (ZKzrr)

204 Microsoft did, in fact pull out years ago.

Posted by: Daybrother at March 31, 2014 12:48 PM (GeJs5)



That's what SHE said.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:49 AM (4df7R)

205 >>Posted by: HR at March 31, 2014 12:45 PM (ZKzrr)

So true. Maybe it needs a better name, though, like Political Privilege?
Because I'm white but I'm sure not getting offers like the lesser Clintons, Kennedys, Bushs, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 31, 2014 07:49 AM (udjuE)

206 Nood ace is back.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 31, 2014 07:49 AM (HLprW)

207 I will neither confirm nor deny this rumor.

Although I did agree to bring celery.

Posted by: HR at March 31, 2014 07:49 AM (ZKzrr)

208 "Microsoft did, in fact pull out years ago." But Frank did not.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 31, 2014 07:49 AM (gOoFi)

209 Actually I thought Microsoft pulled out years ago Posted by: Nevergiveup --------------------- Yeah. It turned out OK financially..., but those people kinda creeped me out. I mean, I'm on board politically, but I really don't want to mix with 'em, Y'know what I mean?

Posted by: Enabler Bill Gates at March 31, 2014 07:49 AM (aDwsi)

210

What's up with all of this dynastic shit, anyway? Bushes, Clintons, and now Sinatras. Whatever happened to invidual merit and content of character as the measures of a given man or woman? It wouldn't be so bad if these progeny, spouses and siblings actually had something going for them by way of talent and ability, but they don't.

 

Sure, an argument for royalty could be made with the likes of Henry VIII, who may've been a wife-murdering asshole and all-around murderous meglomaniac, but he did manage to father Elizabeth I. However, I would argue that superlative offspring are (by definition) always the exception, not the rule. Look at Prince Charles, for example. That horse-faced, addle-brained twit is the best argument against monarchy I've ever seen.

Posted by: troyriser at March 31, 2014 07:49 AM (2jF2B)

211 Why are the people who green-lit this kid so shocked?

Here's my guess:  One on one he's actually a great, charming, con-man.  He knows how to talk to aging leftist hags in a way that makes them wish they were younger.  Like Hillary!. 

But take someone like that and try to transfer their skills to another similar endeavor and sometimes it falls apart magnificently.

Take Mike Nelson for example.  He's hilarious as a writer on MST3K, as a writer on Rifftrax, and has great ability to deliver his lines.  But for some reason he failed spectacularly as a stand-up comedian. 

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at March 31, 2014 07:50 AM (gtjN1)

212 So true. Maybe it needs a better name, though, like Political Privilege?
Because I'm white but I'm sure not getting offers like the lesser Clintons, Kennedys, Bushs, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 31, 2014 12:49 PM (udjuE)



I    just    call it "patronage."   Because that's exactly what it is.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:50 AM (4df7R)

213 Just think, Al "ESL" Sharpton and Chris "Happy Hour" Matthews are the SURVIVORS in the MSNBC cesspool.  They are the cream at the top of that swirling pool of shit.

Posted by: Ghost of Olberdouche at March 31, 2014 07:51 AM (yhJhK)

214 Although I did agree to bring celery.

Posted by: HR at March 31, 2014 12:49 PM (ZKzrr)



SHHH!   We're trying    to keep the Lutheran influence on the down low!  



Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) [/u][/i][/s][/b] at March 31, 2014 07:51 AM (4df7R)

215 I have met spypeach, and I can vouch for the truth of her hash. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) at March 31, 2014 12:38 PM (4df7R) Blushes, you're too kind, but crap now I have to work out, dye my hair and get a tan before NoVa

Posted by: spypeach at March 31, 2014 07:52 AM (10H0T)

216 SHHH! We're trying to keep the Lutheran influence on the down low! Posted by: MWR ----------------------------- Code phrase for admission: 'Three-bean salad'

Posted by: Mike Hammer at March 31, 2014 07:53 AM (aDwsi)

217 >>>Only a liberal woman wouldn't know who the father of her child is.<<<

There's no way Woody stumbled into the wrong bedroom and hooked up with an adult.  That's a bridge too far.

Posted by: Fritz at March 31, 2014 07:53 AM (oJUxt)

218 Actually I thought Microsoft pulled out years ago Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 31, 2014 12:45 PM (t3UFN) Indeed, part of the contract meant they had to use MSNBC for news for MSN.com. They got tired of that so they bailed. They had actually already bailed on the TV channel because they no longer saw value in it.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at March 31, 2014 07:55 AM (HDwDg)

219 You joke, but given HOllywood's completely bankrupt well of ideas, can a "Golden Girls" reboot REALLY be far behind?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit (or Beth for short) at March 31, 2014 12:47 PM (4df7R)

Depends.

Posted by: Mega, AoS Commenter of the Holocene Epoch at March 31, 2014 07:56 AM (hHFOx)

220 'Golden Girls' - The movie!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at March 31, 2014 07:57 AM (aDwsi)

221
I got chunks of ribeye in my stool who are smarter than that kid. Any a you mooks say he's my son gonna have to talk to my friends Rocco and Tony.



Posted by: Zombie Frank Sinatra at March 31, 2014 07:58 AM (TIIx5)

222 Actually, isn't that 'Something, Something in Cleveland' in essence, a remake. Similar theme.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at March 31, 2014 07:59 AM (aDwsi)

223 Wait...

What you are telling me is that there are 707 television shows even MORE AWESOME than Rowan Farrow's show? Is this true? Do my eyes deceive me?

In other words, say my Tivo breaks, and I miss Rowan's show -- sad, but no longer a tragedy, because I have 707 delightful options with which to console myself until I can get a transcript, or perhaps even bootleg recording, from one of my many Rowan-watching friends.

Is this what you are saying? Because that makes 31 March 2014 even more wonderful than it was before.

Update: OMG! Read the article, and...Golden Girls -- STILL IN SYNDICATION!!!

Posted by: Sweet Lou at March 31, 2014 07:59 AM (RbBxP)

224 * ponders the AoSHQ Top Headline for April 1 *

Posted by: Mike Hammer at March 31, 2014 08:01 AM (aDwsi)

225 The title of this post amuses me.

APPROVED.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 31, 2014 08:02 AM (TAE8q)

226 Ha Ha

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at March 31, 2014 08:03 AM (zllbf)

227
However, I would argue thatsuperlative offspring are(by definition) alwaysthe exception, not the rule. Look at Prince Charles, for example. That horse-faced, addle-brainedtwit is the best argument against monarchy I've ever seen.

Posted by: troyriser at March 31, 2014 12:49 PM (2jF2B)




Word.

Then again, there's Prince Harry. The exception that proves the rule.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 31, 2014 08:05 AM (TIIx5)

228 “He sort of stinks on TV,” an MSNBC source told Confidenti@l. “He hasn’t turned out to be the superstar they were hoping for.” He was supposed to be a superstar based, exactly, on what? He isn't ugly? Hahahahaha.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 31, 2014 08:09 AM (dPc6Y)

229 The ratings they aren't worried about. It is the part about making fun of him because he is an idiot that worries them. The possibility of his being Frankie Jr backfired.

Posted by: Lester at March 31, 2014 08:09 AM (2UPXV)

230 Live from the Marianas Trench of television ratings, it's Ronan Farrow!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at March 31, 2014 08:17 AM (HsTG8)

231 My God, what a pussy....

Posted by: Christh Haythes at March 31, 2014 08:25 AM (DErq5)

232 I just find it amusing that the more the Left tries to hype someone as a "Rockstar" and "Phenom" the more they end up sucking in reality.

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at March 31, 2014 08:31 AM (+9xNn)

233 42 Also, shut-ins without family who die in front of their TV and who have signed up for automatic bill pay seem to be a reliable demographic as well.
Posted by: BuckIV at March 31, 2014 12:17 PM

And don't forget democratic voters

Posted by: Long Island at March 31, 2014 09:16 AM (7Nabg)

234 Why do they think this kid is a "major national personality"? Never heard of him until he came on that loser network.

Posted by: jmm at March 31, 2014 09:41 AM (oB5w7)

235 Pretty funny CNN isn't smart enough to know you can buy 300,000 fake twitter followers. I have a friend that has done it.

Posted by: Rory at March 31, 2014 10:08 AM (NWyC0)

236 Ronan the Blahbarian

Posted by: scrood at March 31, 2014 10:27 AM (wvPFe)

237 Frank Sinatra died a Republican.

Posted by: teapartydoc at April 01, 2014 02:37 AM (4U98b)

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