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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

‘Unite The Right’ Rally Had Nothing To Do With Statues

Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. Vanilla ISIS, somebody called this mob of would-be Nazis. A parade of love-deprived nerds marching bravely out of their parents’ basements carrying TIKI torches from Home Depot.

The odor of citronella must have been overpowering. Was this an attack on the campus left or on mosquitoes?

“Blood and soil!” they chanted. “Jews will not replace us!”

Jews?

Had Jews somehow prevented these dorks from getting laid?

Deeply offensive, but also deeply ridiculous. The iconography of the torch-lit parade was straight out of Triumph of the Will, Leni Reifenstahl’s epic film glorifying Hitler.…

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#EndorseThis: The Origin Story Of Anthony Atamanuik’s Trump Impression

Anthony Atamanuik, host — you could say — of The President Show on Comedy Central guested on Seth Meyers’s Late Night on Tuesday. He explained the origin of his knockout Trump impression, which started as an audience suggestion at an improv show, grew into a nationwide tour, and ended up a cable TV show.

Atamanuik said he feels like Dustin Hoffman eponymous character in the movie Tootsie: as soon as he embodied Trump, he saw success he hadn’t previously known.