Are you a huge fan of Maggie Gyllenhaal?
Does the thought of Oliver Stone firing off frenzied conspiracy theories while hugging the dead body of Hugo Chavez not turn you off in the least?
Did you always want to not only hear the future plans of Lloyd Dobler but his thoughts on global politics as well?
Have you ever heard of an emo-chick artist named Molly Crabapple, whose work has been described as a “limerick shared amongst good company in a Victorian parlor,” and if so can you take her seriously?
Do you feel like there just hasn’t been enough Dan Choi on television?
Are you still miffed that MSNBC canceled Phil Donahue’s show a decade ago?
Do you live in Los Angeles and make so much money in the entertainment industry that you’re literally making yourself crazy looking for something you can actually worry about?
Are you David Sirota?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, congratulations, the cleverly named StopWatching.us — get it? — has recorded a three-and-a-half minute commercial aimed directly at telling you things you already believe. If you’re anybody else, you likely won’t care one bit about it, however. The ad gives new meaning to the phrase “preaching to the choir”; it’s like watching the stars go by along the American Far-Left walk-of-fame, set to a Hans Zimmer score.
They’re holding a march this weekend in D.C. to demand that Congress investigate the NSA, in the name of justice and Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald’s husband and the President of Mexico and your non-existent internet privacy. Get those Guy Fawkes masks and giant paper mâché heads ready. If you need extra stuff for your silver robot costume, the Goodwill over in Silverlake is open late.
Chez Pazienza was the beating heart of The Daily Banter, sadly passing away on February 25, 2017. His voice remains ever present at the Banter, and his influence as powerful as ever.