How Fast Til I Delete This Episode of The Newsroom
My workweek starts Sundays at 8pm, year round, so it can make my schedule confusing. But it does make it more fun to play games like How Fast Until I Delete This Episode Of Community, or this week How Fast Til I Delete This Episode of The Newsroom. Haven't seen it since the record-breaking ten minute mark on the premiere, and this is the third episode I think -- so this one should be interesting.
-1:00 Wait, that one guy on that zombie show that almost made me watch it? Good sign. Also, good on him for dying so I can watch him in other shows. Assuming he stops being in shows like this.
0:00 These credits are like the West Wing credits had a baby in Williamsburg and can't shut up about their stupid baby
0:03 I am so obsessed with Adina Porter, good get. She and Kimberly Scott are like my two favorite HITG. Kevin Alejandro and Aisha Hinds were also that way, until I wished so hard that they were suddenly on every single show.
Cross your fingers, Adina Porter! Cross your fingers, minority actors besides these two that I have saved! With my gay white upper-middle wishes!
Of white people, Kathleen Rose Perkins has been my favorite white person for a while. I don't know why she doesn't get most jobs in Hollywood. I love the idea of letting Chlumsky rock, but still.
0:05 I literally checked out because a hot old white guy was talking. Rewind, that's the point. Idiot. You love Jeff Daniels. You love everybody on this show. Work it out.
Jacob Clifton 0:06 Aaron Sorkin solves the entire campaign finance problem. Done.
In under a minute, and I'm not being facetious. A) because that's not the job here, and B) because bitch is talking truth. Even a crackhead squirrel finds a nut every now and then, and Aaron Sorkin was my favorite screenwriter until a month ago when I realized he got a case of the Olds.
0:06:30 and yet this is still because my generation is retarded, got it. There it is. Well, I guess that's fair. I say you're obsolete and you say I'm green. But the difference is, I understand the internet gives us both a platform to talk, and you are still butthurt about the entire idea of people being wrong somewhere
0:07 We take a strong position against pandering and nonsense ... by adopting old people libertarian nonsense.
I keep saying how I want to fuck Ron Paul and then being like, "I mean Paul Ryan! I always do that."
0:07:30 There is at least one woman who is not the stupidest piece of shit in the universe. Which we know because he named her by name. And so on.
0:09 Taking privilege and identity out of it, this literally happened on a show about a gorgeous blond-haired blue-eyed roustabout:
Guy: "Jew, did you write that amazing thing that was like exactly the beginning of Network?"
Jew: "No! How could I have."
0:09-0:11 "Wait, are you saying old white guys aren't in charge of everything? Oh wait we are, never mind."
Wait Jack & Bobby is on this show? And zombie show guy that I love too? I would like to see more of this room where they all convene to talk about how interesting Jeff Daniels is, and how he's shaking up conventional mores and saying something nobody ever said ever. [Ex] always made fun of me for loving whichever character on Jack & Bobby this guy played, but it was because of the character. Who was in love with the lady who plays Megan Draper, whom I loved less back then, all btw.
This was such a great show and this was the best episode and that's why I love Kim Pine, in addition to her being Kim Pine. Man, I forgot how good that show is. There are reasons to class Book of Daniel, Joan of Arcadia, and Saving Grace together, but those reasons have shit-all to do with God.
*That group includes Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls, maybe even Pushing Daisies (S1), and most certainly the last two seasons of Battlestar.
0:14 "The Teabaggers aren't racist, it's Abby Hoffman's fault!"
...And that's the end of this round of "How Long Until I Delete The Shit Out Of This Episode Of HBO's Newsroom."
Look. A brilliant screenwriter once wrote: "How can you say you love America, when you clearly hate Americans?" and I was happy to agree with that, until "Americans" started including me.
As a gay man, as a person 30 or below, as a person who is not the white upper-class straight piece of shit that wrote that line, I do: I agree with Bill Maher, I agree with that horrible Colbert rally, I agree with fucking Dawkins, in theory.
I just love my country way more than I agree with any of those people. And I sure as FUCK love my country more than this hateful, retrograde, everything-phobic piece of crap. Every revolution turns to the right, and every revolutionary eventually gets Old and Boring. You're fighting a war that isn't relevant anymore, and deciding to hurl yourself into the breach as a response. That's sad. You fucking crackhead.