Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Northern Kentucky Caucus, entertainment news

This arrived in my inbox so if anyone Kentuckians in the area are interested, you might want to go.

Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus to meet on NKU’s Campus
Legislators will take comments and concerns from constituents

The Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus will meet on Northern Kentucky University’s campus on February 5th, 2005 at 10:00 AM in a public forum style meeting to both listen to, and address constituent concerns. The meeting to be held in the UC cafeteria is free and open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. There will be a sign-in sheet for those who wish to testify or address the caucus, and those persons interested are encouraged to arrive early.

Listening to Triumph the Insult Comic Dog right now if anyone cares...

Iraqi leader urges the United States military forces to stay. Like we need the US to take care of a country we should never have gotten involved with unilaterally?!? Didn't the South Vietnamese ask us to stay after voting as well?

Microsoft launches a new search engine. They are calling it Ask Bill!

Christopher Reeve's widow, Dana Reeve, is attending the State of the Union address in hopes of hearing about additional support for medical research. I'm sorry, I've got nothing on this one.

Here's Johnny:
There were some topics Carson couldn't quite resist in retirement: Paris Hilton and Donald Trump's hair.

Letterman set up one joke by noting scientists had been working on an airplane that flew 50 miles above the Earth. Only two man-made objects were visible at that distance, he said.

"One is the Great Wall of China," Letterman said. "and the other is Donald Trump's hair."

Letterman said Hilton's dog, Tinker Bell, was missing for a few days because it was "with the Taco Bell chihuahua making a sex video."

Another joke noted Democrat John Kerry, under fire for his Vietnam service record, was criticized for throwing away some of his military service medals.

"Not to be outdone, President Bush threw away his National Guard spotty attendance records," he said.

One of Carson's former producers, Peter Lassally, told Letterman the one thing Carson missed after retiring in May 1992 was his nightly monologue. Carson would read the newspapers in the morning and write jokes, often calling Lassally and delivering them over the phone.

Only after much prodding did Carson agree to send some to Letterman.

"He was delighted that you did them and that the audience laughed at them," Lassally said.

Getting a call from Carson with jokes was "like Christmas morning, for God's sake," Letterman said.
Jerry Seinfield are teaming up to make a documentary. They are calling it Seinfield Rock!
Seinfeld and Rock, old pals from back in their days working the comedy club circuit, had bandied about the idea for years, but it wasn't until recently--after the funeral for Rodney Dangerfield--that they decided to pitch it to HBO chairman and CEO Chris Albrecht.[...]

The Seinfeld-Rock comedy doc will cull material from HBO's voluminous archive of standup specials from the last three decades, including turns by Dangerfield, Seinfeld, Rock and such tart-tongued joke slingers as George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Robert Klein, Roseanne and Steven Wright. There's also plenty of footage to be had from the cable network's series of Comic Relief benefits in the 1980s, which featured a who's-who of wisecrackers.

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