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  1. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Great! Thanks for that. My first reaction was that Seth Meyers isn’t doing SNL Weekend Update right now, until I read the date of the show.

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    • January 27, 2019, at 2:25 PM PST
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  2. Steven Seward Member

    So the writers at Saturday Night Live think that Google-Eye Cortez is worth making fun of. I guess this is a sign of progress on the Left!

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    • January 27, 2019, at 3:02 PM PST
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  3. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    And which politician is the Drunk Uncle character?

    Weekend Update: Drunk Uncle and Peter Drunklage on Taxes – SNL 

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    • January 27, 2019, at 3:08 PM PST
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  4. Joshua Bissey Coolidge

    Spot on @columbo.

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    So the writers at Saturday Night Live think that Google-Eye Cortez is worth making fun of. I guess this is a sign of progress on the Left!

    It’s a sketch they did years ago. She just happens to resemble AOC (D, USSR).

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    • January 27, 2019, at 3:14 PM PST
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  5. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is Patty Murray with a tan.

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    • January 27, 2019, at 3:16 PM PST
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  6. PHCheese Member

    Can you believe I have never watched SNL? Don’t plan to either.

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    • January 27, 2019, at 4:23 PM PST
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  7. Randy Webster Member

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    Can you believe I have never watched SNL? Don’t plan to either.

    I saw it three or four times 40 years ago. It always came on past my bedtime,

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    • January 27, 2019, at 4:28 PM PST
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  8. Steven Seward Member

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    Can you believe I have never watched SNL? Don’t plan to either.

    I don’t blame you. I watched the first few years of it and then decided that it was the most overrated show on television. For all the hype it has gotten for the last 40 years, I think their comedy was mostly mediocre, with some high points here and there, along with some incredible duds.

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    • January 27, 2019, at 4:29 PM PST
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  9. Joshua Bissey Coolidge

    Let’s hear more of these fascinating stories about not watching or not liking SNL.

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    • January 27, 2019, at 4:41 PM PST
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  10. Hoyacon Member

    Joshua Bissey (View Comment):

    Let’s hear more of these fascinating stories about not watching or not liking SNL.

    How about this one from somebody who hasn’t watched in awhile? The older bit in the video (which I admit is pretty funny) is labeled “Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With At a Party.” There’s another one, above, featuring, “Drunk Uncle.” Does this naming convention make it easier for people to know what they’re supposed to be laughing at. You know, just in case a character doesn’t work, you lead the audience to water?

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    • January 27, 2019, at 5:10 PM PST
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  11. OldPhil Coolidge

    We used to watch it when we were young and dumb. But it was funny for a couple years.

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    • January 27, 2019, at 6:35 PM PST
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  12. Henry Racette Contributor

    Snort!

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    • January 27, 2019, at 6:49 PM PST
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  13. Gossamer Cat Coolidge

    That was pretty funny! It’s too bad she isn’t on the show now, because her career would have taken off as AOC: the congresswoman we all wish no one ever started a conversation with.

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    • January 27, 2019, at 11:02 PM PST
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  14. Fred Cole Member

    Joshua Bissey (View Comment):

    Let’s hear more of these fascinating stories about not watching or not liking SNL.

    Indeed.

    For a forum full of people who are always complaining about virtue signaling, they’re always very quick to virtue signal by talking about how terrible SNL is and how they don’t watch it.

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    • January 28, 2019, at 3:50 AM PST
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  15. Fred Cole Member

    So three things:

    1. Thanks for posting this. I miss that character and I wish they had kept it going. That character and Drunk Uncle are two of my favorite Weekend Update characters of the last 10 years.
    2. There are lots of Democrats who are annoyed by AOC too.
    3. Not for nothing, yes, she’s a clown, but all the attention paid to AOC only makes her more powerful.
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    • January 28, 2019, at 3:52 AM PST
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  16. Hoyacon Member

    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    Joshua Bissey (View Comment):

    Let’s hear more of these fascinating stories about not watching or not liking SNL.

    Indeed.

    For a forum full of people who are always complaining about virtue signaling, they’re always very quick to virtue signal by talking about how terrible SNL is and how they don’t watch it.

    That might make some sense if complaining about SNL was actually virtue signaling.

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    • January 28, 2019, at 7:19 AM PST
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  17. Fred Cole Member

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    Joshua Bissey (View Comment):

    Let’s hear more of these fascinating stories about not watching or not liking SNL.

    Indeed.

    For a forum full of people who are always complaining about virtue signaling, they’re always very quick to virtue signal by talking about how terrible SNL is and how they don’t watch it.

    That might make some sense if complaining about SNL was actually virtue signaling.

    You’re right, of course. It’s only virtue signaling when someone you don’t like does it. 

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    • January 28, 2019, at 7:30 AM PST
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  18. Hoyacon Member

    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    Joshua Bissey (View Comment):

    Let’s hear more of these fascinating stories about not watching or not liking SNL.

    Indeed.

    For a forum full of people who are always complaining about virtue signaling, they’re always very quick to virtue signal by talking about how terrible SNL is and how they don’t watch it.

    That might make some sense if complaining about SNL was actually virtue signaling.

    You’re right, of course. It’s only virtue signaling when someone you don’t like does it.

    Or when you’re inclined to change the basic meaning of a concept to suit your own purposes.

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    • January 28, 2019, at 8:25 AM PST
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  19. Brian Watt Member
    Brian Watt Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    https://twitter.com/joey_maga/status/1089757138535309312

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    • January 28, 2019, at 9:24 AM PST
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  20. Joshua Bissey Coolidge

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Fred Cole (View Comment):

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    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    Joshua Bissey (View Comment):

    Let’s hear more of these fascinating stories about not watching or not liking SNL.

    Indeed.

    For a forum full of people who are always complaining about virtue signaling, they’re always very quick to virtue signal by talking about how terrible SNL is and how they don’t watch it.

    That might make some sense if complaining about SNL was actually virtue signaling.

    You’re right, of course. It’s only virtue signaling when someone you don’t like does it.

    Or when you’re inclined to change the basic meaning of a concept to suit your own purposes.

    I guess you might call it preference-signaling, or taste-signaling. I do it a lot, myself, or am tempted to.

    Can’t blame Ricochet or conservatives, though. SNL-bashing is pretty widespread. They’ve even gotten some criticism from the mainstream, for being a one-trick, anti-Trump pony.

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    • January 28, 2019, at 9:44 AM PST
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  21. Joshua Bissey Coolidge

    SNL is a little like Starbucks. They’re the big gorilla in their particular corner of the market, and they’re safely left-wing. So they catch plenty of hate from the right, but they also get their share of hate from the left, for being too mainstream, or too corporate, or being the television/coffee your parents like.

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    • January 28, 2019, at 9:56 AM PST
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  22. Steven Seward Member

    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    For a forum full of people who are always complaining about virtue signaling, they’re always very quick to virtue signal by talking about how terrible SNL is and how they don’t watch it

    Fred, why are you always the guy on this site who has to make obnoxious comments on everybody else’s behavior? You are not our father. How would you know that ordinary complaining about something which we do not like is “virtue signaling?”

    Are you psychic?

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    • January 28, 2019, at 1:00 PM PST
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  23. Columbo Member
    Columbo

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    For a forum full of people who are always complaining about virtue signaling, they’re always very quick to virtue signal by talking about how terrible SNL is and how they don’t watch it

    Fred, why are you always the guy on this site who has to make obnoxious comments on everybody else’s behavior? You are not our father. How would you know that ordinary complaining about something which we do not like is “virtue signaling?”

    Are you psychic?

    Father. Hmmm. Never thought of that one. I always envisioned his role as that of the Hall Monitor.

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    • January 28, 2019, at 1:09 PM PST
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  24. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    For a forum full of people who are always complaining about virtue signaling, they’re always very quick to virtue signal by talking about how terrible SNL is and how they don’t watch it

    Fred, why are you always the guy on this site who has to make obnoxious comments on everybody else’s behavior? You are not our father. How would you know that ordinary complaining about something which we do not like is “virtue signaling?”

    Are you psychic?

    Father. Hmmm. Never thought of that one. I always envisioned his role as that of the Hall Monitor.

    As Mencken said of Puritans, he is beset by “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

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    • January 28, 2019, at 2:51 PM PST
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  25. Randy Webster Member

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    That’s not so weird. I bought five identical shirts so I wouldn’t have to make any decisions in the morning.

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    • January 28, 2019, at 3:18 PM PST
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  26. Eridemus Coolidge

    I thought she was going to tell us that it’s OKAY to change out of work attire, whatever that is. And I was going to get to say something about you mean YOU stay in it all evening? Changing isn’t common practice?

    But ok ….she’s normal then, no problem with the content although I don’t know who it was intended for. But basically when she’s not being really outlandish with her socialism, she sounds like she has the depth of those daytime multi-girl discussion show “stars.”

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    • January 28, 2019, at 3:48 PM PST
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  27. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    Fred Cole (View Comment):

    For a forum full of people who are always complaining about virtue signaling, they’re always very quick to virtue signal by talking about how terrible SNL is and how they don’t watch it

    Fred, why are you always the guy on this site who has to make obnoxious comments on everybody else’s behavior? You are not our father. How would you know that ordinary complaining about something which we do not like is “virtue signaling?”

    Haha… Fred’s Daily Scold. He simply hasn’t been able to be happy with anyone making fun of the Left since Trump was elected…

    Too bad. He’s missing a good time.

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    • January 28, 2019, at 4:49 PM PST
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  28. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I can’t stop watching that video! Thanks, Columbo. What a hoot!

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    • January 28, 2019, at 4:50 PM PST
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  29. Old Bathos Moderator

    When I was a young man I recall dating some attractive girls who weren’t all that bright. I could forgive that particular limitation in a really beautiful girl but not having a clue about how stupid one is is a dealbreaker.

    Similarly, it is not the stupid comments per se that makes AOC so annoying. It is the complete certainty with which she issues utter drivel that’s the problem.

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    • January 28, 2019, at 6:03 PM PST
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  30. Fred Cole Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Haha… Fred’s Daily Scold. He simply hasn’t been able to be happy with anyone making fun of the Left since Trump was elected…

    Too bad. He’s missing a good time.

    Nope. I’ve just tired of conservative virtue signaling and their victimhood mentality. 

    (Note: My comments do not apply to pre-2015 conservatives, who I can still get along with.)

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    • January 29, 2019, at 5:50 AM PST
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