Funny People

Remembering Phil Hartman

To honor what would have been Philip Edward Hartman's 65th birthday, let's watch one of his greatest performances that is currently available for embedding. (I would have put up this one were such a thing possible.) Once a year or so, given the churn and turnover of the Internet, a site will post Hartman's audition reel for "Saturday Night Live" as if they were the first ones to discover it; if you want to get an early start on its 2014 appearance, today's a good day for it.


Peggy Noonan's Awakenings

somewhere Peggy Noonan is deleting old columns; MT @paulbegala POTUS won Catholics 50-47. He. Won. Catholics.

— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) November 7, 2012

(In case you've forgotten: "There are 77.7 million Catholics in the United States. In 2008 they made up 27% of the electorate, about 35 million people. Mr. Obama carried the Catholic vote, 54% to 45%. They helped him win. They won't this year. And guess where a lot of Catholics live? In the battleground states. There was no reason to pick this fight. It reflects political incompetence on a scale so great as to make Mitt Romney's gaffes a little bitty thing. [...]