Monthly Archives: December 2016

Comedy Central writer cries over conservative hashtag games; Update: Video footage!

http://twitter.com/#!/jtLOL/status/203253483409915904

Call the waaahmbulance! RT @jtlol Conservative Hashtag Games Are Ruining Twitter: http://t.co/oeqzA7XW Awwww. 🙁

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 17, 2012

OH NOES!! The Daily Show’s blog thinks conservatives on Twitter are totes unfunny! So, it’s official, until we can all be as funny as Gonzalo Cordova, who wrote the Daily Show’s original post, the hashtag games are off.

Get it?? Booooosh!!! LOLZ!

Naturally Cordova’s whining about conservative hashtag games gave rise to a conservative hashtag game. Check out all the things Twitter finds funnier than Gonzalo Cordova.

The end of Old Yeller #FunnierThanCordova

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) May 17, 2012

A pile of Rosie O'Donnell's greasy backhair shavings #FunnierThanCordova

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) May 17, 2012

Iowahawk's ingrown toenail is #FunnierThanCordova

— Charmadillo™ (@Harry_Bergeron) May 17, 2012

Whoopie Cushions. #FunnierThanCordova

— Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) May 17, 2012

#FunnierThanCordova Septic tank maintenance

— Cardinal ACK! (@megapotamus) May 17, 2012

Pauly Shore Movies #FunnierThanCordova

— Kimberly C (@conkc2) May 17, 2012

Stonings #FunnierThanCordova

— Alex P Keaton (@I_Hate_Hippies) May 17, 2012

Flat beer #FunnierThanCordova

— Slublog (@Slublog) May 17, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/jeffemanuel/status/203265689061044224

#FunnierThanCordova Al Gore's chakra

— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) May 18, 2012

Bill Maher. In fact the only thing he is funnier than. #FunnierThanCordova

— RocksEm (@RocksEm) May 17, 2012

Paper cuts #FunnierThanCordova

— Cheryl Eleni (@CherEleni) May 17, 2012

Obama slow-jamming the news. #FunnierThanCordova

— Kensington (@NYKensington) May 18, 2012

being shanked in prison #FunnierThanCordova

— GrumpyOldDude (@wdett) May 18, 2012

#FunnierThanCordova Joe Biden

— The People's Cube (@ThePeoplesCube) May 18, 2012

Nothing. His butthurt whining is hee-larious! #FunnierThanCordova

— Tim Wells (@RoninNerd) May 17, 2012

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Update:

Cordova takes another bite at the Twitter hashtag apple. Also, he mistakes hearty laughter for “hate.”

https://twitter.com/#!/arizonashane/status/203528175786004482

Get him a box of Kleenex, STAT:

Yesterday I wrote a blog post called Conservative Hashtags are Ruining Twitter. It went viral and the hashtags #GonzaloCordovaJokes and #FunnierThanCordova blew up. The best part about hordes of people you’ll never meet hating you is knowing what being Kanye West must feel like.

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Update:

The estimable Jim Treacher has unearthed footage of Mr. Cordova performing his non-stop laugh riot of a standup routine.

oh no. oh no no no. http://t.co/JrZ7xGgM @gonzalorcordova

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 18, 2012

@IMAO_ @jtLOL @AceofSpadesHQ I thought he was pretty funny in Superbad. #McLovin

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 18, 2012

dude I can't even make fun of you, my instincts for mercy kick in. @gonzalorcordova

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 18, 2012

I hope you find something you're good at.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 18, 2012

dude I'm so sorry @GonzaloRCordova

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 18, 2012

.@gonzalorcordova fills me with that uncomfortable feeling I used to get from Jo's Cerebral Palsy Comedianne Cousin on Facts of Life.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 18, 2012

I'll just say what I said then: "This is true heroism."

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 18, 2012

Geraldo Rivera revives fight with ‘NPR ass kisser’ David Folkenflik

http://twitter.com/#!/GeraldoRivera/status/423066849631141888

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera wants his followers to read his lengthy Facebook post describing what really happened in Tora Bora in 2001, and not what “lying leech” David Folkenflik, now an NPR correspondent, alleged as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun. Rivera’s post apparently was inspired by Folkenflik’s appearance on C-SPAN to promote his recent book, “Murdoch’s World,” and his allegations that Rivera lied about being on the scene of a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan that killed three Americans.

Unfortunately, Rivera posted the wrong URL to his Facebook post, but Folkenflik himself popped up with the correct link, as well as some tweets of his own.

https://twitter.com/GeraldoRivera/status/423217297914748928

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/423219733475782656

Rivera writes, in part:

For the last 12 years I have been haunted by a slanderous hatchet job by a left-wing public radio reporter who worked at the time for the Baltimore Sun. David Folkenflik’s December 2001 story essentially accused me of pretending to witness an incident of friendly fire in Afghanistan. As I explained in an on-the-air apology to my audience and via satellite phone from Tora Bora to Folkenflik himself, (he’s a TV critic who has never covered combat), I made an honest mistake.

In the fog of war, on a day I narrowly escaped a sniper’s bullet, I confused the aftermath of a friendly fire incident I covered in Tora Bora, with a more widely reported friendly fire incident several hundred miles away in Kandahar.

What is clear is what I have consistently maintained; that I made an honest mistake, confusing one incident of friendly fire in Tora Bora with another in far-off Kandahar. I again apologize for the error. To judge how grave a mistake it was, ask yourselves, to what extent would it have been commented on if it concerned any other correspondent? Folkenflik is a phony, and those of you in the press who lauded him should be ashamed of yourselves. In your desperation to get Fox News, you slandered me, my brave team, and much more importantly, the innocent victims of both al Qaeda and the allied bombing in Tora Bora on and around December 5, 2001.

Folkenflik still isn’t buying it.

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/423233299285168128

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/423233382860853248

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/423233587500965888

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/423233671114416129

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/423234008604876800

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/423234103270318080

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/423234289606488064

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/423234431910830080

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/423234812162232320

https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/status/423234872409206784

NPR’s Steve Inskeep weighs in.

https://twitter.com/NPRinskeep/status/423235129839214592

Rivera’s parting shot (for now):

https://twitter.com/GeraldoRivera/status/423240631062761472

Mourners line streets for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral; Grave dancers protest [pics]

http://twitter.com/#!/richwilliamssky/status/324459244600569856

Thatcher’s coffin on a gun carriage on the journey to St Paul’s [PICTURE] twitter.com/GuidoFawkes/st…

— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) April 17, 2013

Mourners lined the funeral procession route as a horse-drawn carriage carried Margaret Thatcher’s coffin through London to St. Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday.

Wiping away tears at Margaret Thatcher funeral. @reuters photo by Kevin Coombs. bit.ly/17G3D1Pyfrog.com/ocebpup

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 17, 2013

An aerial view of the procession moving along Fleet Street. #thatcher twitter.com/richwilliamssk…

— Richard Williams (@richwilliamssky) April 17, 2013

PIC: streets along funeral route now packed with mourners #thatcher twitter.com/chrislindsay_/…

— Chris Lindsay (@chrislindsay_) April 17, 2013

Now crowds as far as you can see #thatcher funeral twitter.com/MaxFosterCNN/s…

— Max Foster (@MaxFosterCNN) April 17, 2013

Such an incredible moment when the entire crowd fell silent as the coffin of Lady Thatcher went past! Rest in peace! twitter.com/duxy95/status/…

— duxyduxy (@duxy95) April 17, 2013

The gathered crowds applauded and some threw flowers as Baroness Thatcher’s coffin drove past Downing St: twitter.com/AliBunkallSKY/…

— Alistair Bunkall (@AliBunkallSKY) April 17, 2013

Margaret #Thatcher funeral: supporters travel thousands of miles to pay their respects soa.li/qpKrDvl twitter.com/Telegraph/stat…

— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 17, 2013

After the death parties last week, it’s no surprise that shameful, childish protesters were among the crowds of spectators watching the Iron Lady’s funeral procession.

Protest at #Thatcher funeral.This man says she destroyed #Britain. twitter.com/mevansCBC/stat…

— Margaret Evans(@mevansCBC) April 17, 2013

Protestors turn backs on Thatcher. Some in silent defiance; others chant, wave placards. Clapping from supporters twitter.com/RJPartington/s…

— Richard Partington (@RJPartington) April 17, 2013

A look at some of the pathetic protests:

Massive anti-Thatcher protest outside Abbey Road studios. twitter.com/gileslong/stat…

— Giles Long mbe (@gileslong) April 17, 2013

Police decided not to descend on Thatcher birthplace after seeing size of protest. twitter.com/Journaledit/st…

— Paul Richardson (@Journaledit) April 17, 2013

At Westminster, just one lone protester, but he’s getting lots of press attention. #thatcher #worldstream twitter.com/ShirleySWangWS…

— Shirley S Wang (@ShirleySWangWSJ) April 17, 2013

So far mourners far outnumber a few peaceful protesters @5_news #Thatcher #thatcherfuneral twitter.com/BeccaBarry/sta…

— Rebecca Barry (@BeccaBarry) April 17, 2013

PIC: Protestor among mourners on Fleet Street lady #thatcher funeral twitter.com/chrislindsay_/…

— Chris Lindsay (@chrislindsay_) April 17, 2013

While their numbers were reportedly small, their ghoulish signs captured a disproportionate chunk of the media’s attention.

A protestor celebrates outside St Paul’s as she sells anti-Thatcher merchandise #thatcherfuneral twitter.com/JakeBambrough/…

— Jake Bambrough (@JakeBambrough) April 17, 2013

Member of the crowd holds up a sign that reads ‘I am not happy to pay for Thatcher’s funeral’ huff.to/15l8oyD twitter.com/HuffPostUKPics…

— HuffPostUK Pic Desk (@HuffPostUKPics) April 17, 2013

Another protester. #Thatcher twitpic.com/cjyd8o

— Katy Lee (@kjalee) April 17, 2013

Margaret #Thatcher funeral protestors chanted “what a waste of money” as cortège passed by twitter.com/MarcMallett_UT…

— Marc Mallett (@MarcMallett_UTV) April 17, 2013

Only protest I spotted at Thatcher funeral twitter.com/tonyrossmcmaho…

— Tony McMahon (@tonyrossmcmahon) April 17, 2013

PHOTO: Silent protest at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral in London twitter.com/TripleMSydney/…

— Triple M Sydney (@TripleMSydney) April 17, 2013

TV presenter Jon Snow speaks to a protester during the Ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher huff.to/15l8oyD twitter.com/HuffPostUKPics…

— HuffPostUK Pic Desk (@HuffPostUKPics) April 17, 2013

Protesters chanting, ‘Waste of money! Waste of money!’ as #Thatcher‘s funeral procession starts to pass twitpic.com/cjxogs

— Katy Lee (@kjalee) April 17, 2013

Watch As This Ridiculously Photogenic Baby Koala Sits For Her First Photoshoot

Models everywhere better watch out, this photogenic baby koala is coming for your jobs!

Imogen the koala joey is celebrating her first birthday in November. To mark the occasion, the Symbio Wildlife Park in Australia gave the adorable little cutie her very first photoshoot, and as you can see in the video below, she was a total natural in front of the camera.

Wow. Just look at those elegant angles! Those graceful poses! Clearly we are dealing with a total pro here.

‘I want a healthy Girl Scout cookie,’ said no one ever

http://twitter.com/#!/eartheats/status/290856642491322368

Mango CremeHave food cops Michelle Obama and Michael Bloomberg broken into the Girl Scout cookie bakery headquarters? Someone stole all the sugar and chocolate and replaced it with… “Nutrifusion.” Is this a bad SNL skit or the real deal?

Sorry, sweet-toothers, it’s real.

Eeew, no. RT @gabrielmalor: Wha? RT @latimes: Newest Girl Scout cookie: Mango Cremes with additive NutriFusion lat.ms/13w1zra

— Rachel Veronica (@rachelveronica) January 14, 2013

I’m a big fan of the Caramel Delight. Not so sure about this one. RT @latimes Newest Girl Scout cookie: Mango Cremes lat.ms/13w1zra

— Jessica Laszewski (@JessLaszewski) January 14, 2013

Mango Creme w/ Nutrifusion Girl Scout Cookies sound god awful… I’ll stick to my tagalongs… when’s it time to order those again!?

— Taylor McPherson (@TayTay_Fierce) January 14, 2013

Dear Girl Scouts, while “mango fusion” cookies sound delicious, WTF is “Nutrifusion”?!?!!

— Catty Critic (@cattycritic) January 14, 2013

GROAN! “@andybellatti: “NutriFusion”? Insert groan HERE.

— Jared Sundstrom (@jjsundstrom) January 14, 2013

Exactly:

The Girl Scouts’ new cookie: Mango Créme with NutriFusion.. Sounds more like a new shampoo.

— Krista Santiago (@KristaSantiago) January 12, 2013

They’ll have to pry our Samoas from our chubby, sticky hands.

Columnist: CNN said ‘small staff’ means no reporter to cover Gosnell trial

http://twitter.com/#!/jdmullane/status/323236176448323585

Unreal.

J.D. Mullane is the Bucks County Courier Times columnist who took the photo of the empty rows of media seating at the Kermit Gosnell trial. His column titled “What I saw at the Gosnell trial” is a must-read.

According to Mullane, someone from CNN called to question the accuracy of his courtroom photo. Mullane’s pitch-perfect response was boom-worthy: “Go to Philly & see.” That’s when he says he was told a “small staff” made sending a reporter impossible.

It took an incredible social media push by online activists to shame the national media into covering the murder trial of Kermit Gosnell. CNN’s Jake Tapper, Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper devoted segments to the Gosnell trial on Friday. But will CNN have a reporter in the courtroom on Monday?

A CNN Radio correspondent reached out to Mullane via Twitter to question the “purportedly” empty seats in the Philly courtroom.

@jdmullane There’s a photo going around purportedly showing empty seats in the courtroom. Is this accurate?

— Steve Kastenbaum (@SKastenbaumCNN) April 12, 2013

There’s an easy way to verify that.

@skastenbaumcnn Why doesn’t CNN go to Courtroom 304 at the Gosnell murder trial n Philly and see for itself.

— jdmullane (@jdmullane) April 12, 2013

Steve Kastenbaum didn’t answer the question and got increasingly defensive.

@jdmullane Just asking you a question,didn’t realize the photo came directly from your twitter feed. Saw it elsewhere first @sarahhoyecnn

— Steve Kastenbaum (@SKastenbaumCNN) April 12, 2013

@kjmac6 I was asking @jdmullane if pic was correctly attributed to him, I saw it elsewhere first, just getting confirmation.

— Steve Kastenbaum (@SKastenbaumCNN) April 12, 2013

@bwellgroup I read your feed, didn’t know folks want commentary like telling Sarah Silverman to have sex with her cat. Sorry I’ll try harder

— Steve Kastenbaum (@SKastenbaumCNN) April 14, 2013

CNN, your number one source for everything Poop Cruise-related:

@porchphilosophy @skastenbaumcnn Remember when CNN had wall to wall coverage of the”Poop Cruise” ship, the Carnival liner stuck at sea?

— jdmullane (@jdmullane) April 12, 2013

Mullane confirmed to Kastenbaum what he wrote in his column: the photo is accurate.

@skastenbaumcnn @sarahhoyecnn It’s accurate, sadly.

— jdmullane (@jdmullane) April 12, 2013

Will the courtroom look any different when the trial resumes this week?

@jdmullane Thank you for bringing ethics back to journalism. Wish there were more like you.

— lifebythecreek (@lifebythecreek) April 12, 2013

Related:

Full Twitchy coverage of Kermit Gosnell

‘Shot down in flames’: #GOPSurrenderSongs provides a soundtrack for the latest cave-in

http://twitter.com/#!/MaxwellSilver3/status/390578205418995712

The Senate passed another increase in the debt ceiling and bill to fund the government through mid-January, which the House will now vote on. The deal would force the Democrats to offer zero concessions with the exception that the funding continuation and debt ceiling increase are short instead of long term.

#GOPSurrenderSongs provides a soundtrack for the listening pleasure of those upset that Republicans, with notable exceptions, didn’t push hard enough to take back any ground.

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/390578728788443136
http://twitter.com/#!/SentryOfFreedom/status/390579152723517441
http://twitter.com/#!/MaroonedInMarin/status/390610970659549184
http://twitter.com/#!/GenStuart/status/390578804256542721
http://twitter.com/#!/Allen_Massey/status/390582333603995648
http://twitter.com/#!/LabsRock1/status/390607413406994432
http://twitter.com/#!/LabsRock1/status/390605050420019200
http://twitter.com/#!/squeaky__cheese/status/390603193136062464
http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/390579851939176448
http://twitter.com/#!/MitchBehna/status/390579449726394368

A Led Zeppelin twofer will bring it on home (pun intended):

http://twitter.com/#!/Reaganomics3/status/390579270747058176

@michellemalkin "What Is and Would Should Never Be"- Led Zeppelin
youtube.com/watch?v=Nl0FeA…
#GOPSurrenderSongs— Phil Strat (@Phillstrat) October 16, 2013