First of all, I have no idea which countries these videos are, or are not, viewable from. I apologize if I'm linking to something you can't see. They have not put me in charge yet.
My friend Kim and his wife got to see a live performance by Lewis Black the other night. "Funniest I have ever seen him," said Kim, "and of course he is aligned perfectly with my own political and social feelings." It just occurred to me that there might well be people alive on the planet who don't know Lewis Black—think of a sort of darkly comic Andy Rooney whose steady state is the verge of apoplexy.
If you haven't ever seen him, you're in for a treat. Among many other things, he's an occasional but recurring fake commentator on the fake news "Daily Show." Here's a bio page with a collection of video links.
I especially loved the one about "artisanal" foods (fourth one down).
Lewis Black for President!
P.S. Regarding last Sunday's "Open Mike," I was very gratified that the NFL very sensibly righted its ship promptly after last Monday Night's debacle. (The Packers and their fans sacrificed of their record for the common good, I guess.) Apparently it wasn't just me—others out there in sports fandom were getting perturbed as well. I am looking forward with deep satisfaction to being outraged by the obvious blindness of the regular, well-trained, more compentent refs later today. Just hopefully not so often.
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T Bannor: "My wife and I went to see Lewis Black last month here in Chicago at the City Winery. You could arrive two hours early to have dinner with wine. Evidently, one young lady had a bit too much wine as she started heckling within a minute of Mr. Black coming on stage (she didn't utter a peep for the two opening comedians). Big mistake. We witnessed the mother of all smackdowns."