“I’m gonna kill that f—king guy. I’m telling you, it’s first-degree murder. … “I’ll rip his f—king throat out. I’ll poke his eyes out… . I’ll make sure that motherf—ker’s dead.”
This entire thing has to eventually end with Ford looking directly into a camera and saying: “The Aristocrats.” No?
“There was the time when he called his 20 interns into a cramped office, and boasted that if we told him our names and one fact about ourselves, he could correctly identify all of us. He went around the room, then went back to the first intern, and tried to remember her name.
“Monica,” he said. No, it was Stephanie.
Then he called me “Monica.” Wrong again.
He got the next three interns’ names wrong, and then called the whole thing off.”
You can’t make this stuff up.
During last night’s mayoral forum in the Bronx, NY.
Political intrigue has taken a dark swoop ever since Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing waved farewell from the tarmac on May 14, 2006 (how did liberals survive the Bush era without it?), fading into the afterlife of cable reruns, boxed DVD sets, and fond mentions in Maureen Dowd columns. It’s as if this Emmy-bestrewn series, set in the White House, took TV’s last traces of Frank Capra idealism with it, leaving behind a Venus-flytrap jungle of power junkies and craven flunkies doing the bidding of turf warriors and vicious infighters running agencies that barely have names, only cryptic initials. Forget what you’ve seen on C-SPAN, the nonprofit public-affairs network and insomnia remedy whose static cameras portray the cog workings of government as a vast, multi-chambered drone machine, an ongoing civics lesson devoid of color, dash, and lingerie-model sex romps intended to wrest a bill out of committee. Beneath the glacial pace of progress is a churning, libidinous top-dog struggle. The genre of Washington melodrama is a far more malignant game of thrones, blood pooling beneath the presidential seal.
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If you haven’t seen Scandal yet, you should get on that. The first season (nine episodes) are pretty ridiculous (cheesy, implausible, a few giant plot holes). But it’s all enjoyable, and season two turns out to be quite clever in terms of plot and character development.