Friday, May 18, 2012

Tina Fey on the Nerdist Podcast (with Footnotes)

Artwork by Jenny Fine

Tina Fey was a guest on the Nerdist podcast (you may have also heard of the Nerdist channel).

"What the what" moment: you call yourself a Tina Fey fan, you finally have her on your show, and you're only halfway through Bossypants? Oh, that is simply unacceptable. Then again, I'm also a bad fan (and/or poor) 'cause I don't own a copy of Bossypants, I only listened to the audiobook. A book that I highly recommend in exactly that format. The brilliant delivery adds quite a bit to the comedic value of the text.

  1. Sleepaway Camp was mentioned. This was among a batch of horror movies I was planning to watch on one occasion. It's also the only one that I didn't watch in the end. I do want to see it at one point but errr, I don't know, I've had sort of a fall out with horror movies after... (what's the equivalent of leafing through?) having randomly seen a few scenes from A Serbian Film. The little that I've seen of that movie hurt me so much! It's one of those things that make me feel like a piece of my soul died. Since then I've watched and loved the first season of American Horror Story, yet I still find it difficult to get excited about watching horror movies. So for now, Sleepaway Camp has to stay on my to-watch list.
  2. Also mentioned was Stephen Colbert bombing at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. This is from 2006 and I had no idea about it because I don't follow Colbert's work. I should, though. This was absolutely hilarious, I was laughing with tears at one point. And it takes a lot of... you've guessed it: guts to do a material like that with Bush sitting right next to you. (Speaking of Bush's gut, SNL just had a sketch about that last week, when they had Will Ferrell as a host.) The embedding for the video is disabled, so just follow the link: Stephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (+ the Wiki entry).

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