Why is this not bigger news? Glass-Steagall was Depression era legislation which helped prevent America having a huge economic downfall for about 70 years. It’s repeal in the late 90s was a big factor in what lead us into our current economic downfall.
For more info on Glass-Steagall you can check out the wiki on it here.
"Well, I don’t think Katie Couric should have been the anchorperson for the news. She was originally a kicky young woman that did the on-the-street interviews, and she was known for her cuteness, and that’s why she was hired. The lady on the desk with all the stature that doesn’t speak good, Barbara Walters, was more of the kind of person you would have as an anchorperson, but in America, they are afraid to take a chance on people who aren’t known. This is how Conan [O’Brien] ended up with The Tonight Show: Rather than take a chance on somebody, they decide to advance from within. We promote people until they reach a point at which they’re incompetent. ” - Wait, so does this mean that having Leno host the Tonight Show was a bold move?
"You know, George Burns performed smoking a cigar, and never needed a drink of water on a stool. But now this has become a tradition in America. They more or less have a stool ready for you and ask, “What water ya want?” To me, as a visual artist, everything that’s in the picture should have meaning—what does a stool and a bottle of water mean?” - Okay sure fair point, but what does smashing a watermelon mean?
"Madison is wonderful. They’re going to listen. Detroit is drunken idiots." - Sorry Detroit, as if things weren’t bad enough for you, now you got Gallagher shitting on you.
"See, that’s the problem—casinos give away the tickets. I had a problem just a few nights ago at a casino where I walked off the stage because they weren’t respecting me, and the audience was composed of people who got the ticket for free because they were high rollers. They weren’t really my fans filled with love and admiration and thankfulness that told me how much I’d meant to them over the years. " - I can only assume that these “fans” that Gallagher must be talking about are pixies, since both are fictional.
"That audience was there to see me, and those kids were ruining my audience. They were going to use all the words, they were going to introduce all the hot topics, so that by the time I got on as act No. 4, they were going to be overstimulated and bored and tired. And I didn’t want that. My audience was cooling off. They were not skilled comedians. So I jumped onstage so that the audience would see me, and that I could keep it going. I was actually using those comics as props. Too bad. That’s what I decided to do." - DON’T STEAL GALLAGHER’S WORDS!!!!!!
"That’s your dick. I guess everybody has a brown dick." - This one I’m just taking out of context.
“Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, at first appeared to vote “nay“ instead of “aye.“ He caught himself in time to vote in favor of the bill, as his colleagues laughed at his almost voting against a bill he had worked for so tirelessly.”—
Look Henry I love a bit as much as the next guy but 7 am on Christmas Eve morning during the vote on health care is not the time to try out some new material.
Yeasayer channels Hot Chip on one of the many standout tracks from their amazing new album Odd Blood. If you haven’t heard Odd Blood yet you’re missing out on what is probably going to be one of the best albums of 2010.
Tickets and lineup will officially be out on Friday, but here’s random spoiler alert…
Conan O’Brien, who will be presented with a Tribute Award
Monty Python’s Terry Jones
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Cinematic Titanic featuring the cast of MST3K
The cast of Reno 911! and Michael Cera.
Tim and Eric’s Puss Whip Bang Gang Music Show
The Red Wine Boys (Todd Barry and Jon Benjamin)
Dr. God with Matthew Lillard
Whitest Kids U’ Know
Killing My Lobster
My Monster with Bill Corbett from Mystery Science Theater 3000
Ask A Ninja Live
Comedy Death-Ray with Michael Cera & Clark Duke, Michael Ian Black, Doug Benson, Dana Gould, Natasha Leggero and more
Game Show Explosion hosted by Jimmy Pardo and featuring Dave Foley, Andy Richter, Tompkins, Benson, Aukerman and more
Pardo’s Never Not Funny Live with Matt Belknap and Pat Francis.