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December 1, 2007 2:01 PM   Subscribe


 
Wow what a falafel.
posted by rxrfrx at 2:04 PM on December 1, 2007


That is very small text.
posted by clockworkjoe at 2:18 PM on December 1, 2007


Jeezuz! Can they get that text any smaller? My eyes haven't bled-out completely yet.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:18 PM on December 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


Small text.
posted by DU at 2:26 PM on December 1, 2007


Small penis.
posted by ericb at 2:26 PM on December 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


A reminder that O'Reilly once joked about people who watched The Daily Show as commonly being stoned and useless. Comedy Central execs requested a third-party survey. The results showed that O'Reilly's viewership averaged in the mid-60's in age, while The Daily Show had much higher ratings for both income and education, averaging in the mid-30's for age.
posted by Brian B. at 2:29 PM on December 1, 2007


but were they stoned
posted by found missing at 2:32 PM on December 1, 2007


A reminder that O'Reilly once joked about people who watched The Daily Show as commonly being stoned and useless...The Daily Show had much higher ratings

Yep and yep.
posted by ericb at 2:39 PM on December 1, 2007


Olbermann ruins everything.
posted by Avenger50 at 2:46 PM on December 1, 2007


Is the text small?

Somehow I'm getting the impression that the text is small.
posted by oncogenesis at 2:53 PM on December 1, 2007


Yep, couldn't read it.

Either the text was too small, or it was all those drugs I took in the '70s.
posted by yhbc at 3:07 PM on December 1, 2007


If we have learned anything from the thread about Mandatory Binding Arbitration, it is that you must ALWAYS READ THE SMALL PRINT. (Or, just listen to Keith Olbermann.)
posted by wendell at 3:12 PM on December 1, 2007


I thought Olberman's reading was funny. It might not have been as good if I'd been able to read the cartoon beforehand-- thanks for the unreadable graphic, Village Voice!
posted by ibmcginty at 4:18 PM on December 1, 2007


I was ready to be underwhelmed by Olberman and simply not comment in this thread but I was really impressed by the way he handled his penis.
posted by psmith at 4:24 PM on December 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


to the extent that i'll even give him his second 'n'. belatedly, unfortunately.
posted by psmith at 4:25 PM on December 1, 2007


Tom Tomorrow himself wonders why the Voice made the 'toons (and text) so small. He approves of the Olbermann treatment, though.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:36 PM on December 1, 2007


I was really impressed by the way he handled his penis.

Oh yeah? Well, you should see the way I ... Um, never mind.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:49 PM on December 1, 2007


I am thankful for my superior vision as that small text had no power over me. And we all knew bill sucks. And Tom Tomorrow rocks.
posted by Iron Rat at 4:54 PM on December 1, 2007


Bill O'Reilly makes me miss Morton Downey Jr.
posted by jonmc at 4:55 PM on December 1, 2007


The Image Zoom plugin for Firefox is handy.
posted by nobody at 4:59 PM on December 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


Woah! Nobody's link to Image Zoom does the trick. I don't know how often I'll use that plugin, but thanks, Nobody!
posted by wfrgms at 6:04 PM on December 1, 2007


Brian B.: "The results showed that O'Reilly's viewership averaged in the mid-60's in age, while The Daily Show had much higher ratings for both income and education, averaging in the mid-30's for age."

Yes, but you forget: For O'Reilly's viewers, being young and well-educated is the same as being "stoned and useless". "Educated" and "intellectual" are practically conservative code-words for "lazy" and "deviant", respectively.
posted by Avenger at 7:52 PM on December 1, 2007


Needs more ⌥⌘=
posted by ryanrs at 2:22 AM on December 2, 2007


LOLDouchebags
posted by Hat Maui at 4:08 AM on December 2, 2007


thanks, Nobody!

dude, no need to be a passive-agressive ingrate.
posted by Hat Maui at 4:17 AM on December 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think his usual four panel constraint works very, very well for Tom Tomorrow.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 5:12 AM on December 2, 2007


My brother-in-law's 10yo boy wants the OReilly book for Christmas. I'd forward the link if I thought BIL would be able to read it. Nice job village voice.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 5:12 AM on December 2, 2007


Kirth Gerson writes "Tom Tomorrow himself wonders why the Voice made the 'toons (and text) so small. He approves of the Olbermann treatment, though."

I like Olbermann because I know his heart is in the right place. He turned his show from an also-ran trivia news show into a platform for exposing the Bush administration, for one thing, even when his host MSNBC was still by-and-large cravenly sucking up to Bush. And I like Tom Tomorrow. But it was a bit much for me when I heard him reading the strip. The only time I ever, ever want to hear anyone read a comic strip is if it's a good friend of mine and we're both really stoned. I couldn't take it - I had to change the channel. (And I really wish he'd stop with the Morrow overtones. It's starting to look maudlin and melodramatic.) I have a feeling if I met Olbermann in person we'd get along famously, and these things would be endearing, but it makes me cringe a little when I see it on tv.
posted by krinklyfig at 12:04 PM on December 2, 2007


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