iOS app Android app

Steve Marmel
GET UPDATES FROM Steve Marmel
 

Blog Entries by Steve Marmel

Why Kick-Ass Kicked Ass As A Film, But Did Not At The Box Office

Posted April 19, 2010 | 02:10:40 (EST)

2010-04-19-kickass.jpg

Hey. You. Dude in your 20s, 30s, or 40s. You, who wanted to see Kick-ass but didn't... I saw it, and I feel for you.

Me? I'm "that guy." The one that shows up to the midnight showings, that buys his tickets in advance....

Read Post

The Good News About Sarah Palin's Hypocritically Bad Math

Posted February 7, 2010 | 14:34:21 (EST)

First the facts, from Palin's softball visit to Fox News Sunday, as posted by Huffpost's Sam Stein:

2010-02-07-sPALINlarge.jpg

"...The former governor went to great and sometimes awkward lengths to insist that when conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh used the same exact term...
Read Post

Coakley, Massachusetts and the Lessons That Need to Be Learned

Posted January 16, 2010 | 19:55:54 (EST)

2010-01-17-e4e6c2_ctpbrowncoakley.jpg

The Democratic Party is having a teachable moment in Massachusetts right now, and they're not learning anything they want to hear.

It's a little inconceivable that Ted Kennedy's seat could go Republican, and be the election that puts a spike in the heart of...

Read Post

Thank You, Fox News, for Taking Sarah Palin Off My Hands

Posted January 13, 2010 | 13:34:26 (EST)

2010-01-13-julia_sweeney13.jpg

Sarah Palin has joined Fox News. I'll give you a moment to be shocked at this stunning, unexpected career move with the AP News story that accompanied her debut.

NEW YORK -- Sarah Palin accounts for the controversy she attracts by...
Read Post

Vacation's Over, Mr. President

Posted December 27, 2009 | 03:05:32 (EST)

11AM UPDATE:

Here is an outstanding piece by a gentleman who was actually on the plane.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roey-rosenblith/over-detroit-skies_b_404255.html

But most importantly, I thought about the entirety of the blog piece. And by starting this discussion with incorrect information, I believe it muddies the piece as a whole.

The...

Read Post

'Twas the night before Health Care (C'mon! Everybody join in!)

Posted December 24, 2009 | 12:52:10 (EST)

Hey all.
Well, it's Christmas time, and the Senate has finally squatted out their version of the health bill, before they run home to talk about whether it was naughty or nice.

I'm sure there will be a thousand poems just like this, written by a thousand bloggers. I,...

Read Post

Parker Griffith's Cynical Shift to the GOP

Posted December 22, 2009 | 11:36:35 (EST)

So, this is hardly a surprise. In this economy, everybody's trying to keep their jobs. Even guys like Parker Griffith.

2009-12-22-225pxRep._Parker_Griffith.jpg

POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he's switching parties to...

Read Post

Yes, the Health Care Bill Is Flawed. Exactly Why Are Democrats Only Blaming Democrats?

Posted December 20, 2009 | 12:12:56 (EST)

With a lot of fanfare, but very little reason for it, it looks like Obama is going to get his top domestic policy accomplished this year. Health care for most. And since I can't really put things in sarcastic finger quotes here, I'll just say it like this: "Huzzah."

...
Read Post

Caught at the Crossroads of Empathy and Reality

Posted December 6, 2009 | 23:10:18 (EST)

I was driving back from work Friday night -- 10:00 or so, I guess -- when I looked to see an older gentleman with the interior light of his car on, plunking away at his cell phone, desperately trying to send a text as he drove.

I slowed down and...

Read Post

Memo to the Secret Service: Give the Salahis a true dose of reality.

Posted November 27, 2009 | 19:26:22 (EST)

2009-11-28-slide_3820_54102_large.jpg

Ever since the idiocy of “Balloon Boy,” I have been pining for the moment where fame-whores finally cross a line, and face serious repercussions for their stupidity.

Maybe here.  Maybe this.

AP - Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the couple who crashed the White...

Read Post

Sarah Palin + Thanksgiving + One Year = Still Funny

Posted November 26, 2009 | 11:05:58 (EST)

It was a little more than a year ago that John McCain introduced Sarah Palin to us, the final nail in the coffin of his presidential campaign.

As comedians, and humorists, let us take a moment and be thankful - for all she has given us in the past, and...

Read Post

Palin/Beck In 2012? Hell, Yes!

Posted November 19, 2009 | 10:14:35 (EST)

I've been struggling with the idea of "balance" in news.  There is fact, and there is spin.  There is truth, and there is fiction.  But when the mainstream media covers something - showing both sides, paints the picture that everything is 50/50 when there are certain things that are not -...

Read Post

Palin and Prejean: A hard week for the ladies of the hard-right.

Posted November 17, 2009 | 23:53:11 (EST)

So, Sarah's apparently not happy about this week's cover of Newsweek.  From her facebook page...

"The choice of photo for the cover of this week's...

Read Post

Jon Gosselin Can Go Back to Work... at Foot Locker

Posted November 15, 2009 | 11:50:31 (EST)

2009-11-15-jongoselin240.jpg

 

In the latest skirmish in his war with TLC, Jon Gosselin has filed a $5 million claim against the network, saying its representatives damaged his reputation and career by preventing him from working with other media outlets. 

In the suit, the reality...

Read Post

The Mormon Church Takes a Baby Step

Posted November 14, 2009 | 12:10:41 (EST)

The Mormon Church blinks.

s-MORMON-CHURCH-large

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church for the first time has announced its support of gay rights legislation, an endorsement that helped gain unanimous approval for Salt Lake city...

Read Post

If Carrie Prejean Can't Handle Larry King, it's Time to Start Debating Toddlers

Posted November 12, 2009 | 04:14:29 (EST)

It seems to me that Carrie Prejean is still living in a world where her looks are powerful enough to help her dodge real questions and be treated like a real pundit.  No disrespect meant, my dimwitted stereotype of a blonde, but your days of manipulating men to do what...

Read Post

Hey, Carrie (and Chris Brown, and Jon Gosselin, and Others) -- You Can Leave Now

Posted November 11, 2009 | 01:27:07 (EST)

So, Carrie Prejean is having a bit of week, isn't she?

I mean, one week you're the darling of the conservative movement, and the next thing you know, you're being called a hypocrite as your image as a high-falutin' blonde ball of judgment stops meshing with the low-falutin'...

Read Post

First HuffPost Blog: When Wrong, We Need to Own up to It

Posted November 7, 2009 | 07:36:15 (EST)

Hi.  Welcome to my first blog on HuffPost.  

Me?  I started as a journalist, morphed into a stand up comedian with a right-wing POV, and then - when my politics changed in 2005 - took a long (and currently continuing) break from comedy.  (There's a bio in here for...

Read Post