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posted at 8:45 am on October 17, 2006 by Bryan

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Bethany!

vcferlita on October 17, 2006 at 9:23 AM

Best use of a boring person.Ha.Good one.

vcferlita on October 17, 2006 at 9:49 AM

Just Fabulous! And Funny! Great Vent!

Three Thumbs Up!

Kini on October 17, 2006 at 9:58 AM

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

While I would probably enjoy wathcing Bethany read just about anything, this piece was a dud.

GregH on October 17, 2006 at 10:05 AM

/off-topic – sorry for the highjack.

Complete off-topic – but someone here and/or at MichelleMalkin.com might want to cover this truly pathetic immigration story.

Caught my eye on the local news this morning. A local Nashville couple were killed by a drunk driver on Monday. You can guess the rest, of course: he was an illegal alien. Oh, I’m sorry: an undocumented worker. (Not that he was working, of course).

But it actually gets worse. The guy had been arrested (ready for this) … FOURTEEN TIMES since coming to Nashville ILLEGALLY. I say again – 14 times. FOURTEEN times the state, local, or federal government had him in custody, KNEW he was an illegal, and chose NOT to deport him.

And two of my neighbors are now dead because of it. I may be wrong, but I think the guy was actually arrested previously for a DUI, too. (Pause for research) Yep. Sure enough. I found the story, and yeah … he had a prior DUI, was driving without a license, had prior arrests for leaving the scene of an accident and evading police.

How can this happen? HOW? It’s bad enough that anyone can have a DUI and then get back on the road and kill people. But FOURTEEN arrests, and we can’t do ANYTHING to send an ILLEGAL home?

I think in a case like this, the family should be able to sue the government. Our government’s failure to secure our borders and enforce our laws just murdered my neighbors.

As for the charming Mexican “undocumented worker” (Again, not that he was working …), I’m sure by now he has an ACLU lawyer, and I’ll be accused of being a racist for suggesting that we deport someone like this.

Sorry to rant. I just can’t beleive it’s gotten this bad.

Here’s the link:

http://www.rctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060613/COUNTY0107/606130340/1006/MTCN0301

And here’s the story:

Madison man charged in wreck deaths

By KATE HOWARD
Staff Writer

A 27-year-old Madison man was charged with vehicular homicide Monday in the deaths of a Mt. Juliet couple killed in a car crash Thursday.

Gustavo Garcia Reyes of 814 Anderson Lane was booked into Metro Jail on charges of vehicular homicide and evading arrest, Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said.

He is being held without bond. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on Reyes because he appears to be an illegal immigrant, police said.

Reyes has been booked by Metro police in the past as Gustavo Reyes Garcia. His past arrests include charges of drunken driving, evading arrest, driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident.

Lakewood Police Chief Lawrence Lee said Thursday that he had pulled Reyes over for erratic driving on Old Hickory Boulevard, and that Reyes drove off during the traffic stop. He crashed into two cars.

Lee and another officer said they were not in pursuit of Reyes, but followed him and later came upon the crash.

Sean Paul Wilson, 38, and his wife, Donna Lynne Wilson, 47, both of Mt. Juliet, were killed as a result of the crash. Police said they found open containers of alcohol in Reyes’ vehicle and his speech was slurred during the traffic stop.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will be testing a blood sample taken from Reyes following the crash for drug or alcohol content, Aaron said. •

Professor Blather on October 17, 2006 at 10:21 AM

Back on topic…

We get Hollyweird shoving their awards down our throat and I change the channel.

This kind of award show, I’d pay real money to see. Not just monopoly money.

Kini on October 17, 2006 at 10:33 AM

Woke up this morning, the puppy had pee’ed on the carpet… raining outside, traffic was bad so I was late to work, log on to HotAir and I find Bethany. Now the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and there’s music in the air. Thanks for the great Vent!

Prof, if only you’d have some compassion for this poor misguided soul, you’d realize that it’s all Bush’s fault; the guy was probably trying to drown his sorrows over Iraq. Any idea who he was working for? Maybe if the family filed a lawsuit against the employer, even if they didn’t win, it’d send a message to other employers. Just a thought.

dalewalt on October 17, 2006 at 10:42 AM

Think that comment about her protective father was a warning, AP? Nahhh, me neither….

Ennuipundit on October 17, 2006 at 10:49 AM

I didn’t really like this piece either, not that I can concentrate on anything she says. She is stunningly beautiful, and I’m a chick! It must be really difficult for you guys to maintain, you know…concentration.

CookeyD on October 17, 2006 at 11:19 AM

I thought this was fine. It was amusing and a good break from the dreary weather and even drearier news this morning.
Bravo Bethany! (The Dad ad was the funniest!)

labwrs on October 17, 2006 at 11:24 AM

Yeah, Bethany, if I were your Dad I’d be escorting you all around town with a shotgun. And I’ve yet to have kids.

Editor on October 17, 2006 at 11:35 AM

Maintaining concentration isn’t all that tricky, CookeyD. You just have to know what is important to focus on.

Ennuipundit on October 17, 2006 at 11:50 AM

I kinda liked the whole Colorado regent thing; I can’t believe they referenced brokeback mountain…:)

austinnelly on October 17, 2006 at 12:07 PM

Hey, I always enjoy Michelle’s vents, but I hope she won’t take offense when I say,

“More Bethany, please.”

Spurius Ligustinus on October 17, 2006 at 12:14 PM

Um…I’m sorry, but the funniest political ads I’ve seen – much funnier than these – are Vernon Robinson’s (NC). THEY deserve some recognition!

Check these out, and THEN give some more awards. Best use of a tv theme song? Best use of Twilight zone milieu…come on, Folks!

http://www.vernonrobinson.com/

tickleddragon on October 17, 2006 at 12:19 PM

Kinky is like a real life cartton. The Dems want him to pull out and join them but Kinky says he doesn’t “negotiate with terrorist.” That was probably his best line yet.

Hey Bethany didn’t wear anything Titan. Or she could have made the “V” for victory hands sign. I’m sure Ian would have appreciated it. :)

Drtuddle on October 17, 2006 at 12:45 PM

Regarding the book Mourning Now, just some numbers to put it in perpective.
Population of United States 300,000,000
Current # Armed Forces Members 1,426,713

You do the math. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, Never have so many owed so much to so few.

LakeRuins on October 17, 2006 at 12:51 PM

When Katie Couric was soliciting ideas for a nightly signoff I thought, “All right America, now do you have a clue?” might be provocative enough for consideration.

Well, alright, maybe not after Ms Couric’s reportage, but Bethany is certainly welcome to use it.

Then comes last week’s South Park. You do the math.

(Tech note — On my screen the video image is distorted such that it’s shown wider than the subject actually is. I resized my window to see if that was the trouble (I’m using a widescreen laptop), but the aspect ratio was unchanged. Is this a problem for others?)

DuffBeer on October 17, 2006 at 12:59 PM

I’m beginning understand now why Bethany wasn’t part of The Vent. I’m sure that Bryan would continually pan-to and zoom-in-on “our” Bethany along the vector of an irresistable gravitationl pull much to the dismay of the other lovely ladies. Please note for future reference that if you had removed some of the countdown sequences, you could have kept Bethany on screen longer.

Don’t worry Michelle, you’re still #1 in our hearts.

.. and though I won’t vote for him (I’ll just probably stay home) Kinky is really cool .. the way he handled the Chris Bell “Please Withdraw” phone call .. priceless

-FFOG

Fogpig on October 17, 2006 at 2:38 PM

Actually, I couldn’t have “kept Bethany on screen longer” by deleting the countdowns. They’re inserted between the segments featuring Bethany, so there’s no loss of screen time for the fair one by including them. Not a single frame.

And the reason she wasn’t on The Vent? She lives two states away from where we shoot.

Bryan on October 17, 2006 at 2:51 PM

And the reason she wasn’t on The Vent? She lives two states away from where we shoot.

Can’t you work some photoshop magic?

That’s just a joke. I have no complaints except to wish this program continued success and it’s own TV show. Powers was right when she said we should get our own conservative outlets. And Hot Air is doing a great job in this arena.

Esthier on October 17, 2006 at 3:00 PM

AP, when you finally get your date with Bethany, please ask her if she thinks she looks like her mother, then call me if her mother is available.

chsw (too old for Bethany)

chsw on October 17, 2006 at 3:02 PM

She lives two states away from where we shoot.

Excuses, excuses. : )

vcferlita on October 17, 2006 at 3:02 PM

I can concentrate just fine when Bethany is on. Now, if anybody has seen my heart anywhere, could you send it on back to me?

ELCore on October 17, 2006 at 3:20 PM

Bryan, I do have one request/suggestion on formatting your videos…

After watching the vent, I keep one Firefox window open on HotAir all day; checking every so often for any updates. Well, every time I switch Firefox tabs, I see Bethany’s smiling face in the video window… I have to switch tabs again until my heart quits beating and my brain unscrambles.

So how about changing the video to put, say, Mother Sheehan on at the end? This will guarantee that I won’t linger at the top of the page.

dalewalt on October 17, 2006 at 4:02 PM

Horrible idea, dalwalt.

I’d consider banning you for that.

The only suggestion I have is that of many – a volume control.

Hoodlumman on October 17, 2006 at 4:34 PM

You could splice her into “The Vent” by having her do mangirl-on-the-street segments. She could be a field correspondent. 8)

urbancenturion on October 17, 2006 at 4:45 PM

I have no doubt that should Bethany pay a visit to our nation’s capital, she would be more than happy to visit “The Vent”. Bryan, is it confidential, or can you reveal other possible candidates who will show up in Michelle’s living room?

Ennuipundit on October 17, 2006 at 4:51 PM

Bethany, your Vent is good even with the sound, been watching it all at work where my computer has no sound card….

Protective dad, all my daughter’s boyfriends, well, they know I own a sword..!;-})

Marvin on October 17, 2006 at 4:58 PM

I liked the countdown! Maybe you could do a close up of Bethany’s lips counting down the numbers layered over the countdown.

Drtuddle on October 17, 2006 at 7:09 PM

Prof. Blather, you can e-mail Michelle or the Hot Air staff with your tip…no need to put it in comments.

Where did Bethany’s whiskey voice go?

Bellicose Muse on October 17, 2006 at 7:17 PM

Good Lord – this Bethany is stunning. I can’t find a single thing wrong with her. And howz she get her teeth so white?

….So Katie fell to 3rd in the nightly news ratings? Methinks CBS should give Bethany a buzz.

sbvft contributor on October 17, 2006 at 7:50 PM

Good Lord – this Bethany is stunning. I can’t find a single thing wrong with her. And howz she get her teeth so white?

Bryan you should add a CGI sparkle to her teeth when she smiles. That would be cool. And maybe a Halo with wings

Drtuddle on October 17, 2006 at 8:13 PM

Anyone know why our ladies are so much more sexy that the left’s?

Exhibit A

SouthernGent on October 17, 2006 at 8:45 PM

Anyone know why our ladies are so much more sexy that the left’s?

Clean, honest living, I propose suppose.

Marvin on October 17, 2006 at 9:40 PM

I didn’t really like this piece either, not that I can concentrate on anything she says. She is stunningly beautiful, and I’m a chick! It must be really difficult for you guys to maintain, you know…concentration.

CookeyD on October 17, 2006 at 11:19 AM

I have to agree, CookeyD. This wasn’t one of my favorite clips as far as content, but I always appreciate seeing Bethany up there.

(Tech note — On my screen the video image is distorted such that it’s shown wider than the subject actually is. I resized my window to see if that was the trouble (I’m using a widescreen laptop), but the aspect ratio was unchanged. Is this a problem for others?)

DuffBeer on October 17, 2006 at 12:59 PM

It appears to me that the Bethany clips were recorded at a different ratio than HotAir – try putting black bars on the sides to fill it in rather than stretching poor Bethany.

Bryan, is it confidential, or can you reveal other possible candidates who will show up in Michelle’s living room?

Ennuipundit on October 17, 2006 at 4:51 PM

Ooh, ooh! Pick me! Pick me!

theholyhermit on October 18, 2006 at 12:09 AM

Another great job, Bethany!

And thanks for the subtle hair tosses. ;)

Carvin Guitar Man on October 18, 2006 at 12:10 AM

Hey, I always enjoy Michelle’s vents, but I hope she won’t take offense when I say,

“More Bethany, please.”

Ummm…Michelle who?

LagunaDave on October 18, 2006 at 1:03 AM

Could it be that “The Professor Blather” is back? That makes me very happy. You were missed.

On Thursday the border agent who did his job will be given 10 years minimum; unless he wins the appeal later or gets pardoned by the Pres. he leave 3 children (6, 9 and 13) with working wife, barely making it, behind. That’s our wonderous state of illegal immigration today.

And, yes, Bethany is always beautiful, no matter what the topic.

Welcome back Professor. Regards,

Entelechy on October 18, 2006 at 1:44 AM