MEMBERS ONLY: The Daily Banter NSFW Video Mail Bag: My Little Pony Sex Dolls, Marriage Advice and Batman Movies!!


On this week’s NSFW Video Mail Bag, Ben, Chez and Bob discuss My Little Pony Sex Dolls, bank accounts and marriages, and the worst Batman movies!!

The Daily Banter Video Mail Bag: The GOP Contenders, Links from Bill Maher, and Andrew Sullivan


On this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Video Bag, Ben, Chez (who was dressed up as a frog…) and Bob discuss the GOP contenders, the site crashing after Bill Maher linked to us, and Andrew Sullivan’s departure from blogging.

Bristol Palin: Sarah Palin’s Speech Didn’t Suck Because Martin Luther King, Jr.


There aren’t enough MLK quotes on record to have rescued that train wreck.

Texas Republicans Want To Limit Cancer Screenings Because They Have Fetal Derangement Syndrome


Everything is bigger in Texas, including the Fetal Derangement Syndrome.

MEMBERS ONLY: Tony Robbins And The Bullsh*t Behind ‘Self Help’ America

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Of all the bullshitters in the industry, the most dangerous are the most seemingly genuine, and Tony Robbins is probably the best in the business. Much of what Robbins says is probably quite helpful, and it would be dishonest to dismiss him as a complete fraud. Many people swear by his methods and based on testimonials, it appears he has helped a lot of people. Robbins is engaged in a lot of charity and does (sometimes) come across as a genuinely compassionate person. But there is a sinister side to his personal empowerment empire, and it is built upon the same fraudulent premise as the US economy itself.

Obama Plays Dumb On Netanyahu Snub: What Snub?


The White House says that President Obama won’t meet with Bibi because he doesn’t want to influence the Israeli elections, because snubbing a world leader who’s literally blocks away would never influence anyone.

Scientology Is Helpless Against HBO’s New Documentary, Even If It Doesn’t Think So

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Going Clear and the pop culture buzz surrounding it won’t be undone by a bunch of clunky-sounding disputes and denials from Scientology’s home office. Not this time. They can’t successfully smear Alex Gibney and they don’t know how to stop the social media tide that’s about to wash over them.

Did President Obama Just Smack Mitt Romney Right Out Of The 2016 Presidential Race?


Less than 24 hours after President Obama’s sick burn of Mitt Romney, the former GOP nominee has called it quits. Coincidence?

Angry Old John McCain Throws Those “Low-Life Scum” Hippies Off His Lawn

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If you missed Vietnam, you could see it reenacted on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon.

MEMBERS ONLY: Confessions Of a Disillusioned Politics Junkie


Politics is fun to watch, but it’s hard not to feel hopelessly detached.

Shock in the Blogosphere as Andrew Sullivan Shuts Down the Dish


The blogosphere was in a state of shock last night as pioneer blogger Andrew Sullivan, almost completely out of the blue declared that he would be retiring from blogging.

MEMBERS ONLY: Sam Smith Sounds Like Tom Petty Because There’s No Way To Do a Truly Original Song Anymore

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I think there’s actually another reason a song recorded in the year 2014 by a British guy who sounds like estrogen being injected directly into your soul can sound exactly like a song recorded in 1989 by an American rock singer who looks like Janice from the Electric Mayhem after a two week bender. I think it’s not only possible but almost certain that the writers of Stay with Me had never even heard I Won’t Back Down. The fact is, we’ve finally reached a point of critical mass in pop culture, having exhausted every possible creative idea and motif that doesn’t involve the invention of entirely new technology. The “primary colors” were there all along and there were always a finite number of variations on a theme that could be concocted before every song sounded like something somebody had heard before, every movie looked like something somebody had seen before, all art started to appear the same. Not exactly the same, of course — you have to allow for progress in the way art is able to be created — but alike enough to evoke an eerie sense of deja vu. This is especially true when it comes to music.

Best of Banter: Sarah Palin Got Crazier, ‘Friends’ Was Racist, and Ted Nugent Is Still An Asshole


The week that was at The Daily Banter.

Rand Paul Flip-Flops on Drones Again: They Should Be Legal But He’d Shoot One Down Anyway


Rand Paul’s chief liability is his consistent lack of consistency, and this new statement on drones falls perfectly in line with his record of obvious flip-flopping on the issue.

Meet New Fox News White House Correspondent Kevin Corke


December saw the unfortunate retirement of Fox News White House Correspondent Wendell Goler, but this week marked the emergence of his successor, Kevin Corke, who has big shoes to fill.

Requiem for a Nightmare: With a Growing Measles Outbreak, Is the Anti-Vaxxer Movement Finally Finished?

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There are those among us who’ve thought all this time that vaccines were the problem rather than the solution, but we’re all finally seeing what the real threat is. We’re now seeing what we were promised. What the anti-vaxx movement in this country has wrought. A measles outbreak that’s growing by the day.

The New ‘Ghostbusters’ Has An All-Female Cast and You Will Deal With It


But much like the dinosaurs breeding in Jurassic Park, the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie, uh, found a way.

GoDaddy Pulled Its Super Bowl Puppy Ad Because the Internet Is Dumb

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Everybody, please take the rest of the day off. It’s the least you deserve for having overcome every single crisis currently plaguing mankind so that you have the time and inclination to worry about this shit.