Late Night: Kung Fu Ricin Fighting? The Rise of the Elvi

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 8:00 pm

This Elvis stuff is off the hook. Last week it was reported that Paul Kevin Curtis, an Elvis impersonator, was suspected as the perp behind the mailed ricin attacks against POTUS, Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, and a local judge . (In all fairness, besides Elvis Curtis also does Jerry Lee Lewis, Kid Rock, Prince, and Freddy Fender.)

 

Saturday Late Night: In Case You Missed It

By: Saturday April 20, 2013 8:00 pm

What. A. Week.

I had to laugh yesterday morning. I saw a tweet that someone had sent or re-tweeted (it was in my feed anyway) and the gist of it was “You know it’s been a weird week when an Elvis impersonator tries to poison the President and it is only the third most important story for the week.”

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jon Wiener, How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey Across America

By: Saturday March 23, 2013 1:59 pm

Wiener’s new book How We Forgot the Cold War is a travelogue of visits to sites across the US (plus one in Cuba and one in Grenada) where the Cold War is publicly commemorated. As different as they are—among them are half a dozen presidential libraries, a general’s tomb, missile silos, a VIP fallout shelter, a CIA museum that’s closed to the public, and a proposed $100 million Victims of Communism museum, a grandiose project that was never built—all of them are notable for a curious lacuna: the Cold War itself, or perhaps more accurately, the neo-conservative, triumphalist narrative about the Cold War that has been so successfully projected onto the memory of Ronald Reagan.

FDL Movie Night: The DVD of Tiki, Vol 1: Paradise Lost

By: Monday January 21, 2013 5:00 pm

It’s Tiki time! Let’s relax and let the soothing exotic sounds wash over us as we sip a tropical drink while we discuss The DVD of Tiki, Vol 1: Paradise Lost, The Rise and Fall of  Backyard Polynesia with co-director Jochen Hirschfeld, who is joining us from Germany.

Michele Bachmann Busted By Her Own Mom

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 6:01 pm

Michele Bachmann tries to use her family as an excuse for showing up late, and her own mother refuses to cover for her. Awesome.

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