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Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton Sang ‘Hallelujah’ During This Week’s Very Different #SNL Cold Open

We’re almost a week removed from the election results that saw Donald Trump win the nomination for President of the United States, and I think I speak for a lot of Americans when I say that I was really looking forward to SNL last weekend. Some of us badly needed an escape, even if it was just for an hour and a half, and that’s exactly what SNL gave us. Lorne Michaels and company still get flack for letting Trump host an episode last year, and the flack is 100% deserved. They helped normalize Trump, and even though the election was still over a year away, letting him do something like that ended up being a very bad decision. That’s why I’m glad Alec Baldwin’s Trump didn’t make an appearance on Saturday night, because I don’t think anyone is ready to laugh at any version of him at the moment. Instead of a normal election themed cold open (which has opened every SNL this season), we got Kate McKinnon, in full Hillary Clinton garb, sitting alone at a piano singing ‘Hallelujah’. It was a powerful moment, and acted as both a tribute to the late Leonard Cohen and reminded us to that while the election is over, we should never, ever give up fighting bigotry and injustice in this country. Kate McKinnon is infuriatingly talented, and much like everything she does on SNL, she knocked this segment out of the park.

-Ryan

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Book Release – Stone Dick: The American Superhero

October 26, 2016 – With the final debate coming up, a group of writers known as the Average Nobodies, has released a book about the Super Hero that America and the world needs: Stone Dick: The American Superhero.

The book, Stone Dick: The American Superhero, follows a modern day superhero on his quest to rid America of scum and ISIS with an American spin on things.

Stone Dick brings humor to today’s most pressing lifestyle, political, and American problems while saving the world.

Stone Dick includes cameo appearances by superstars like The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Snoop Dogg, Donald Trump and others!

“We’d like to stay anonymous, as we have written the book for Americans by Americans” said King Savage Media, spokesman for the Average Nobodies. “We hope the book will provide people with the humor and hope they need to see America through it’s perils.”

“We wrote this book to be as American as they come,” the Average Nobodies added. “We think it’s a success, and hope you enjoy it as much as we had fun writing it!”

Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Dick-American-Superhero-Destruction-

My Favorite Sketch From Margot Robbie’s #SNL: Presidential Debate

Margot Robbie hosted the season premiere of SNL on Saturday night, and overall it was a great show. We got our first pre-taped sketch of the season, the bizarrely funny ‘The Librarian’. We also got our first Family Feud sketch, and what I hope is the first of many David Ortiz spots on Weekend Update.

SNL struggled to satirize what is happening in politics last season, and I think a lot of that has to do with just how insane our current political landscape is. Donald Trump is one of two people who have the chance to become the President of the United States. How are you supposed to get any crazier than that? The biggest change coming into season 42 was the man playing Trump, as SNL switched from former cast member and current MC Darrell Hammond to Alec Baldwin. I’d never seen or heard Baldwin do a Trump impression before, but any fears I had that he wouldn’t deliver were erased right away. He nailed the voice and the mannerisms of the Donald, and I cant wait to see what else he brings to the table as the season goes on. Emmy winner Kate McKinnon was brilliant as usual as Clinton, and the extended cold open set the stage for a really fun season premiere. Next week, Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage.

-Ryan

Glad To See Randy Quaid Is Doing Well

 

It’s honestly shocking to me that Randy Quaid knows how to upload a video to Twitter. Look at that guy. He is the dictionary definition of insane. The fact that he’s allowed to walk around and film himself yelling into a camera and also knows how to upload that video to Twitter is kind of astounding. I didn’t dig too deep into his Twitter profile because I don’t feel like hanging myself today, so I’m not sure who he plans on voting for, but I’d bet a large sum of money it won’t be Hillary Clinton. If I’m someone who’s on the fence going into this election, watching this video might make me vote for Hillary just so Randy Quaid disappears back into the abyss.

-Ryan

My Favorite Sketch From Miley Cyrus’s #SNL: Bar Talk

It’s usually not a good sign when the best sketch (or at least my favorite sketch) doesn’t involve the host, but I actually liked this episode. Miley Cyrus is a weird host, because she’s a weird person, and sometimes she tries to push her ‘edginess’ too far. I get she’s transition from child star Hannah Montana to early 20’s Miley Cyrus, but sometimes it’s a little much. Her musical performances were odd if not touching, and she did a pretty good job as host as well. I liked the ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and Kyle Mooney marriage bits, but my favorite sketch was easily ‘Bar Talk’. Kate McKinnon does a great Hillary Clinton, and although the character is still in it’s early stages, she and Hillary had a great back and forth during this sketch. The gay marriage bit was the most important part, especially since McKinnon is SNL’s first openly gay cast member to come out while still a member of the current cast. Hillary’s trump impression was funny too, and although I have no clue who I’ll be voting for in the presidential election, it’s good for the candidates to show their human side. Overall a good but not great episode, but with Amy Schumer & Tracy Morgan on tap, SNL should be hitting it’s stride sooner rather than later.

-Ryan

In The Best News All Day, Ja Rule Is Endorsing Hillary Clinton For President In 2016

Politics aren’t exactly my thing, but when JA RULE ENDORSES HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT, I need to get in on the action. Ja Rule was a guest on Fox News, which is a sentence I never thought I’d type, and while he likes both Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, he’s a democrat, so he’s going to be rooting for ol’ Hil Dog. This whole thing is just great, and watching Ja Rule 1. be alive and 2. be in a suit on Fox News discussing politics makes my heart warm. I kind of hope this is his new thing. He just shows up on news channels and everyone expects him to start screaming expletives but he’s this really articulate, well spoken political genius. It would be the biggest reinvention since John Travolta reemerged as a robot. I don’t know if he plans on coming out with any new music, but for those wondering, his (Ja Rule, not John Travolta) Pandora channel is fantastic.

– Ryan

Twitter News Weekly – #FreeConeDay Brought To You By Hillary Clinton…And Ben & Jerry’s #Hillary2016

In this week’s episode we talk about Free Cone Day Mania and Hillary Clinton running for President in 2016. If you like ice cream and FDR jokes, this episode is for you.

– The Average Nobodies

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