PBS, Mark Twain, Tina Fey and YOU!

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If you’re like me, and I know you are (!), you love PBS. When you turn on your TV, the first digits you type into your remote control are, ONE NINE ONE (or whatever the digits for PBS are on your remote).

Last night, Tina and I watched Tina Fey presented with the Mark Twain award for awesome comedien(nne).

The show was great. Fey deserves the accolades she has received even this early in her career. Hell, if Barack Obama can be elected president with his limited experience, Fey had the Mark Twain Award in the bag from the beginning.

Anyway, since you were watching, don’t you agree there seemed to be something odd when she accepted the award with that speech she made. Don’t you think the editing was off?

Me too!

It seems that PBS thought Fey’s speech was too long and they needed to cut this part out:

And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women – except, of course —those who will end up, you know, like, paying for their own rape ‘kit ‘n’ stuff, But for everybody else, it’s a win-win. Unless you’re a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years – whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us. Unless you believe in evolution. You know – actually, I take it back. The whole thing’s a disaster.

I don’t know whether to bash PBS or not for censoring Fey. Maybe they’re telling the truth, and they were only trimming her speech for time. PBS said: “We took a lot out,” says executive producer Peter Kaminsky. “[I]t was not a political decision. We had zero problems with anything she said.”

Who to believe?

SNL, and primarily Tina Fey, led the world in a stance against Sarah Palin. I mean, I was in France when McCain announced his running mate. When we saw the nimrod who McCain chose on French TV, Tina and I both looked at each other and said, “What the fuck?”

When we got back, we learned that the French weren’t lying. That woman Palin would cost McCain a possible seat in the Oval Office. We knew it then.

But Fey, she maximized on that deal. She stomped up the microphone and rocked America with some of the best political humor and impersonations to date.

Whatever the case, boo on you PBS and kudos to you Ms. Fey. Your husband may be considered ugly by some, but you, hot to trotty, are the spice that I want to shake hard on my next casserole … if you know what I mean.


Pork chops with creamy poblano chiles and mashed sweet potatoes with lime

All I’m saying is, this dish rocked. Even if you don’t like anything else on this plate, the sweet potatoes should be (or could be) a staple for any meal.

The poblanos rocked, but they aren’t for every tastebud. They’re spicy. But damn, they’re good.