Laughing is tough, but we understand it’s good for your health and we all need to stay healthy, especially when health insurance disappears. One thing we can be sure of in this not so funny future is there will be lots of laughable tidbits to help keep us going. There are so many laughs out there it is hard to choose the best. But, we have tried to cull a few of the better ones from the rest so you can indulge in comic relief once in awhile.
Andy Borowitz is a good place to start. Today’s post on Mike Pence’s reading priorities sums up inauguration week as well as anything – Borowtiz has him putting lots of focus on the Twenty Fifth Amendment’s provisions for passing the presidency to the vice president, in addition to the Bible, of course. See also Pence’s relinquishing of the intelligence briefings to Vladimir Putin, who is more than willing to take his place.
Saturday Night Live has been at its best. We’ll get to the latest – most of which our readers have probably already seen – but first we want to back to a priceless take off on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s plans to stay at the Supreme Court. Kate McKinnon outdoes herself in this one. Alec Baldwin, whose priceless rendition of Trump’s first press conference also references a possible Pence succession early on in the Trump Administration. The Putin characterization, the tax episode, the Ben Carson clip are wonderful. Putin carries over well into the next week too, and then don’t miss McKinnon again on Kelly Ann Conway.
Trevor Noah does a pretty good job on Putin too, and, of course the press conference offers him plenty of fodder as it did for so many others. He’s pretty tough on Steve Harvey too. Worth checking out, especially the fake visit from Harvey “himself.”
As we close out January 2017’s FDE Update, we urge you to take a look at Dave Barry’s clever month by month review of 2016. When November comes along, by his account, and “as Election Day approaches, a consensus forms among the experts in the media-political complex, based on a vast array of demographic and scientific polling data evaluated with sophisticated analytical tools. These experts, who have made lucrative careers out of going on TV and explaining America to Americans, overwhelmingly agree that Hillary Clinton will win, possibly in a landslide, and this could very well mean the end of the Republican Party. . .”